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‘Birds of Prey’: Awesome Girl Power + Boring Origin Story = Mediocre Movie

First off, DC Comics is desperately trying to forge a path of its own with films that stray from the comic book norm. There was Joker, a film that garnered two Oscar wins and multiple nominations, including Best Picture which was followed closely by the Joker’s wacky girlfriend’s standalone film debut, Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. Yeah, the name is a bit long and it, like this movie, was a problem because it never tried to just be simple.

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Harley Quinn, of course, is extra and because of that, her movie is destined to be a bit eccentric, and eccentric it was. There were some fun details like whenever Harley Quinn identified for the viewer a person she’s made really angry. The movie would pause, draw something funny around the guy’s (or lady’s) face, draw their name, and detail the reason why they were Quinn’s enemies. That was hilarious because it kept happening.

What wasn’t fun was how hard this movie was trying to be cool.

I get it. Female comic book characters don’t get a lot of standalone movies so when they do get one you want it to be awesome right? Of course, but so much attention was thrust into the idea for this film to feel like the next greatest thing for women since the Women’s March on Washington in 2017 that it wasn’t allowed time to just be a good comic book movie.

The only great thing about this movie is the bad*** broads that occupy its runtime. Continue reading ‘Birds of Prey’: Awesome Girl Power + Boring Origin Story = Mediocre Movie

‘Birds of Prey’: Awesome Girl Power + Boring Origin Story = Mediocre Movie

First off, DC Comics is desperately trying to forge a path of its own with films that stray from the comic book norm. There was Joker, a film that garnered two Oscar wins and multiple nominations, including Best Picture which was followed closely by the Joker’s wacky girlfriend’s standalone film debut, Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. Yeah, the name is a bit long and it, like this movie, was a problem because it never tried to just be simple.

harleyquinnsandwich

Harley Quinn, of course, is extra and because of that, her movie is destined to be a bit eccentric, and eccentric it was. There were some fun details like whenever Harley Quinn identified for the viewer a person she’s made really angry. The movie would pause, draw something funny around the guy’s (or lady’s) face, draw their name, and detail the reason why they were Quinn’s enemies. That was hilarious because it kept happening.

What wasn’t fun was how hard this movie was trying to be cool.

I get it. Female comic book characters don’t get a lot of standalone movies so when they do get one you want it to be awesome right? Of course, but so much attention was thrust into the idea for this film to feel like the next greatest thing for women since the Women’s March on Washington in 2017 that it wasn’t allowed time to just be a good comic book movie.

The only great thing about this movie is the bad*** broads that occupy its runtime. Continue reading ‘Birds of Prey’: Awesome Girl Power + Boring Origin Story = Mediocre Movie

Looking Back: My Reactions to ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Bumblebee’

I just finished watching Bumblebee and am getting ready to see Aquaman but I figured while I have this break I might as well share with you all my near-live reaction to the film.

Bumblebee is a good movie through and through. Unlike every Transformers movie the story is clear, concise, and very easy to follow. None of the characters are annoying and the themes are very family friendly which is nice to see, considering that children like the Transformers just as much as adults.

I found the movie to be really fun and cute. There were some truly heartfelt moments that brought a tear (actually tears) to my eyes and when a movie can make me cry that means it’s touched my heart in one capacity or another.

Now I’m sharing my reaction to Aquaman. I can honestly say that it was worth every single penny. I’m still whirling from how good this movie was.

The visuals are out of this world amazing. The sound is fantastic, the story is engaging, and Aquaman is AWESOME! I honestly won’t go into any further detail than that because then I wouldn’t be able to stop talking about it.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have had a wonderful day.

Movie Trailer Flashback: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Justice League’ Have New Trailers

So Comic-Con is officially over and there were a lot of announcements from Marvel and DC Comics. In terms of Marvel, the cast for Ant-Man and the Wasp was revealed, Captain Marvel is going to be an origin film set in the 90s’, and Black Panther released a little bit more from the movie. DC Comics showed off the new outfits for the heroes in Justice League, they announced that their next movie after Aquaman next December will be about Shazam, and they showed a short clip from the actual Aquaman movie. But what was, of course, the biggest reveals were the trailers. I’ve seen them and I have to say they’re pretty good. The first I’m going to show is Justice League. Take a look:

Continue reading Movie Trailer Flashback: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Justice League’ Have New Trailers

I’m Sorry To Say It But I’m Not Excited for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Two years ago I couldn’t wait to see Wonder Woman. It was the first time a female superhero from DC Comics was being featured in a standalone film and after Gal Gadot stole the show in Batman vs. Superman I just knew it was going to be awesome. Wonder Woman was disappointing, to say the least, and its sequel doesn’t seem to be doing too well either. It was supposed to come out in June but was pushed until next June, which was a bit of a bummer.

Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor is coming back, which doesn’t make sense considering that he died.

And the movie is set in the 80s’ which means we’ll get cheesy 80s’ references, famous 80s’ songs, and who knows what other 80s’ nonsense that’ll distract from the movie just being a good Wonder Woman movie.

Honestly, I wish I could say I’m buzzing with excitement to see this film but honestly, I’m not. Yeah, I’m eager to see the teaser, whenever that’ll be. (Rumors are saying it’ll arrive in December alongside The Rise of Skywalker.) Yeah, I’m definitely going to go see it next year because why not? But I’m nowhere near as interested in the film as Black Widow, unfortunately.

Missed seeing the first official poster? Here it is. Continue reading I’m Sorry To Say It But I’m Not Excited for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

The New Trailer for ‘Shazam!’ Hints That This Movie Could Be Really Good…or Really Bad

Shazam!, the latest installment in the DC Universe, is set to come out in a month and yet I still can’t decide whether I’m excited or horrified by this film. On one hand, it looks like it can be really cute and hilarious like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. And then there’s also the chance that it could be very silly and ridiculous. Here’s the film’s newest trailer.

While this trailer holds promise it also manages to fall flat at the same time…and I can’t exactly figure out why. Maybe it’s because Shazam doesn’t look that awesome, or lovable to be that honest. Or maybe it’s the villain who I don’t think looks that cool either if I’m being truthful.

And then there’s another side of me who enjoys the jokes, is impressed by the action, and finds it relatively intriguing. Honestly, I’m going to wait and see how I feel about the film after watching the trailer in IMAX because then I’ll know exactly what to think about this movie.

How do you feel about this latest trailer? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.