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My Thoughts on ‘The Suicide Squad’

Years ago I expressed my thoughts in my review of Suicide Squad where I pointed out that the next lame entry in the DCEU was a failed attempt at trying to recapture the magic of Guardians of the Galaxy. I even stated that James Gunn should be hired to remake the film considering that he has a knack for bringing wacky comic book superheroes (or in this case, antiheroes) to life.

Well, he was hired to create a reboot called The Suicide Squad and after two trailers my interest in this movie has plummeted severely.

There’s a lot of things wrong with this movie already but let’s start with the obvious; the jokes. James Gunn was canceled a few years back because some old tweets featuring him joking about pedophilia and rape were found.

Marvel Studios briefly fired him and then brought him back. In the time that he was fired DC Comics ran at him for the opportunity to direct The Suicide Squad.

This film, being rated R, is allowing Gunn to truly showcase his wackiness, or more nicely put in the trailer, his “horribly beautiful mind” and I’m not a fan.

The jokes are not funny and yes, a little more than a bit perverted. I mean, am I supposed to laugh at the idea of that dumb-looking Weasel thing killing 27 children? That’s horrific! Or John Cena wondering if the term Starfish is referring to a butthole? Is that supposed to make me fall back in my chair and guffaw?

Taika Waititi did the same thing in Thor: Ragnarok when he called the biggest gateway in Sakaar that Thor and co. had to travel through the “Devil’s Anus” but it was actually funny. The Suicide Squad‘s jokes are very, very cringe and that’s already a no-no.

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Our First Look At the New Suits for ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’ Is Here!

Shazam! was the surprise that I wasn’t expecting in 2019. I saw the trailers, I watched the tv spots, but I didn’t think the movie was going to be that good. Then I saw its shocking 90% Rotten Tomatoes score (I think it was 92% at the time) and my family and I went to go see it in IMAX. Suffice it to say, we loved it!

And the plot twist of all the kids becoming Shazam heroes was a surprise I wasn’t expecting. We all clapped with glee in response.

Since then, I’ve watched the movie several times. In fact, I was watching Shazam! last night on TBS. It’s such a fun movie with such a lovable cast and storyline. Unsurprisingly, besides The Batman, it’s the DC Comics movie I’m most excited for and right now they’re filming.

Because the director, David F. Sandberg, understands that there will be photos of the film leaking online he went ahead and shared our first look at the new suits for our Shazam family. Here they are.

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Yep, that’s an upgrade ladies and gentlemen! And in case you don’t see the difference…

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Is Better Than I Remembered

Wonder Woman 1984 is once again available to watch on HBO Max and so I decided to watch it because what the heck. It’s a Wonder Woman movie and I was in the mood for a superhero movie.

I watched the film totally expecting to hate it again like last time but I actually kind of enjoyed my experience. Knowing the story and which icky parts to skip gave me the chance to understand what Patty Jenkins was going for and while the film isn’t perfect I did find it somewhat enjoyable.

The thing about Wonder Woman 1984 and why it performed so poorly among casual viewers was because it did not live up to expectations. Most superhero sequels tend to get bigger and flashier than their predecessors. Take The Dark Knight which features both the Joker and Two-Face, two extremely well-written antagonists that give Batman a challenge he didn’t get in the first film. And Marvel has pretty much perfected the superhero sequel.

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You’d Be Surprised What My Favorite Thing From DC Comics Is

I’ll let you know, I’m not a DC Comics fan. I’ve watched most DC Comics movies and I do know a lot of the major characters but I’m not nearly as invested as I am with Marvel.

I think it’s safe to say that the Dark Knight Trilogy is one of the greatest trilogies of all time and is a pinnacle of DC Comics excellence but actually, the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy isn’t my favorite piece of entertainment from DC Comics. It’s actually something far different. And that is…

Teen Titans Go! on Cartoon Network.

Review: In 'Teen Titans Go! To the Movies,' It Takes a Superhero to Spoof  One - The New York Times

As a child I remembered watching the serious action cartoon Teen Titans and enjoying it but when the characters returned in 2013, albeit under a new goofy format, it was brilliant.

The cartoon has had literally over 300 episodes and counting, some of which have become go-to references in our household. The five superheroes are displayed in a light that is so heartwarming and hilarious that every time I have ever watched it it is has managed to make me laugh.

And even when the teen hero group got their own movie, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies it ended up receiving a 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes, proving once again that the Cartoon Network phenomenon is absolutely fantastic.

Yes, Teen Titans Go! is very, very goofy and quite ridiculous but if I had a choice between watching The Dark Knight Trilogy and Teen Titans Go! I would pick Teen Titans Go! every time.

I love this cartoon.

What’s a cartoon that brings you joy every time you watch it? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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‘The Suicide Squad’ Trailer Has Left Me Underwhelmed

James Gunn is making his own version of The Suicide Squad coming out this August and while we kind of revere him because of his work on Guardians of the Galaxy it seems that movie may have been a bit of a one-hit wonder.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 isn’t nearly as good as the first movie because it features way too much hollering and too many dumb jokes that don’t really land that well. Now, he’s just released the trailer for The Suicide Squad and it just…didn’t make me happy. Take a look.

I understand that the whole idea of the Suicide Squad is wackiness and insanity but this just feels…a bit much. The jokes weren’t funny, just crude and gross. The characters don’t look that likable, if I’m being honest. And I just wasn’t impressed. The only positive thing I have to say about the trailer is that it didn’t show too much.

I think the only thing that’s making me want to see this movie is Harley Quinn who I think is such a fun character, and maybe the Polka-Dot Man, but besides that it’s pretty meh.

What did you think about the trailer? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Was Fun…Now Let’s Come Back to Reality

I’ve been seeing a lot of chatter surrounding Zack Snyder’s Justice League since it debuted Friday; it’s one of the best comic book movies ever made, it’s the best DCEU movie, #RestoretheSnyderVerse, Jared Leto’s Joker is the best Joker, you get the theme. The hype is real. And while Zack Snyder’s Justice League did prove to be far better than the original Justice League movie we have to pump the brakes on the excitement and face the facts.

I’ve seen so many people saying how Snyder is such a great movie maker and that more movie studios need to allow directors to tell their own stories and let their characters develop. Well, that’s just fine but is anyone else realizing that Zack Snyder’s Justice League was a special event and that we will most likely never have another four hour superhero movie?

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