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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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Will Thor Play a Small Role in ‘Loki’?

The first trailer for Loki dropped last week and honestly, I’m still reeling. I honestly had no idea that the series was filming let alone so far into production that we were able to get a trailer and a date announcement! (It’s been a great month!)

But…beyond the initial hype, there’s a small detail in the latest trailer that I haven’t heard people really discussing and that’s the idea that Thor and Heimdall could make an appearance in this series.

Toward the end of the trailer we see a different version of the God of Mischief; a slick-haired Tom Hiddleston interpretation of the character wearing a pair of black shades and a suit and immediately fans were distracted. He started being dubbed in this look, D.B Cooper (who the heck is D.B Cooper?) and yeah…like I said before, fans were distracted. So distracted in fact that they missed the greatest bombshell of the trailer.

Loki says, “Brother, when I’m down…you better be ready.”

Is this a blatant clue that we will get to see Hemsworth reprise his role as the God of Thunder in this series in a fun, exciting way? And if Hemsworth is returning as Thor, shouldn’t we get to see Idris Elba don the golden armor and yellow eye contacts once more to play Heimdall? In fact, we need everyone back. Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Rene Russo as Frigga. It’ll be fun!

Ooh, I’m excited for this series and whatever it may mean for the future of the MCU.

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I’m Recasting The Alfred Hitchcock Movies: Part 1

If you’ve been reading my blog you may know that I am an Alfred Hitchcock fan. His movies are top-notch, his directorial vision is stellar, and he’s simply an inspiration. Being the Alfred Hitchcock fan that I am I decided to do something really fun; recast his most iconic films with current Hollywood stars that would be great fits for these movies. So, with no further delay, let’s begin with North by Northwest.

In this action-packed thriller filled with twists and turns you had leading man Cary Grant and his beautiful spy love-interest, Eva Marie Saint. Together, they carried this riveting story that doesn’t let up until the film’s abrupt conclusion.

So, who could play the confused-but-quick-witted businessman, Roger Thornhill and the beautiful-yet-cunning CIA agent, Eve Kendall?

Bingo, Idris Elba! I can just see him as the New York businessman-turned-hunted-CIA-decoy Roger Thornhill. He has the charm, he has that same Hollywood leading man quality as Cary Grant, and he’s someone easy to root for.

Now, there’s so many women I can imagine playing Eve Kendall but my immediate choice was…

Continue reading I’m Recasting The Alfred Hitchcock Movies: Part 1

‘The Suicide Squad’ Is Going to Be Awesome!!!

Okay, there is no doubt that the genius behind the Guardians of the Guardians of the Galaxy is making this film. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited with the DC Extended Universe than by what I’ve seen with The Suicide Squad.

Just a few minutes ago we got our first look at all of the characters in The Suicide Squad as well as a cryptic but very encouraging behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the film. It. Was. Epic! But most of all, the roll-call for these characters was what absolutely blew my mind. Take a look.

Undoubtedly, my favorite characters, just by their designs, are:

From top left to bottom right: Pete Davidson is Black Guard and I’m here for it, Idris Elba is Bloodsport (am I the only one who looks like the DC Comics version of his character in Hobbs and Shaw), Margot Robbie returns as Harley freaking Quinn and she has quite the style revamp, Michael Rooker looks so cool as Savant, and Joel Kinnaman returns as Colonel Rick Flagg.

I’m so ready to see what James Gunn has up his sleeve for these characters and I think it’s going to be amazing.

Here is the Full Cast List of James Gunn’s Reimagining of ‘Suicide Squad’

The DC Fandome will be taking place in twelve days and the free online virtual event will feature sneak peeks at all of the upcoming DC Comics movies and several television shows. One such movie is The Suicide Squad and before we get whatever sneak peek we’ll be getting by James Gunn on the highly-anticipated reboot of Suicide Squad let’s take at the new and improved cast. Enjoy!

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie Picture

Margot Robbie returns as Harley Quinn, who was actually the only good thing about Suicide Squad. I’m relieved. Continue reading Here is the Full Cast List of James Gunn’s Reimagining of ‘Suicide Squad’

Here is the Full Cast List of James Gunn’s Reimagining of ‘Suicide Squad’

When I watched Suicide Squad for the first time last year I was immediately struck with the blaring similarities between this anti-hero team and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Like The Guardians of the Galaxy, the Suicide Squad was a bunch of misfits who were tasked with saving the world, but unlike Guardians of the Galaxy, which was helmed by James Gunn’s genius, Suicide Squad was a hot mess of a storyline laced with potential.

When Disney briefly released James Gunn after several inappropriate tweets were unearthed from Gunn’s past Warner Bros. quickly jumped on the opportunity for James Gunn to take over the Suicide Squad sequel. On Friday, James Gunn revealed the new and improved cast for what is now being called The Suicide Squad and of course, I’m here to share the list with you. Enjoy!

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie Picture

Margot Robbie returns as Harley Quinn, who was actually the only good thing about Suicide Squad. I’m relieved. Continue reading Here is the Full Cast List of James Gunn’s Reimagining of ‘Suicide Squad’