So, I watched Wonder Woman 1984 two days ago and I came away from the film so baffled by its underwhelming/terrible storyline that I was forced to digest it over the course of two days so that I could collect my thoughts and write something cohesive to say. Well, I finally have gathered my thoughts on the conundrum that is Wonder Woman 1984 and I’m here to share what I feel is a satisfying analysis of a movie that surprised me in all of the wrong ways. So, with that being said, let’s get into the meat of this thing.
I. Love. Movies! That’s been the tagline of my blog since its inception in December 2016. And what is the basis of a great movie? An awesome character.
Every movie’s driving force are the characters that lead the story to other dimensions and have you asking for more. If a movie is awful there’s a good chance that the main character probably annoyed the heck out of you. And if a movie is phenomenal it’s very likely that the film had some pretty fantastic characters involved.
Today, I will share a tentative list of my ten favorite movie characters of all time (tentative because it could change at any second) and in no particular order. So, here goes.
Growing up, my first love wasn’t Star Wars, it was Harry Potter. There still hasn’t been quite as amazing a children’s fantasy story brought to the big screen as these movies and at its beating heart lies Harry Potter himself, perfectly portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe.
Since the shockingly young age of eleven he had to carry an entire franchise on his shoulders and he did his job swimmingly. Yes, he was a kid, but he was a brave kid tackling impossible odds in a terrifying world full of monsters, creepy wizards, and a particular revenge-stricken monster named Voldemort.
His story never grows weak, the plot only thickens, and by the end of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban alone, there’s no doubt in my mind that he is undoubtedly one of my favorite movie characters of all time.
The #SnyderCut of Justice League has been whined about by hardcore DC Comics fans for a while now and now it’s finally happening. The #SnyderCut will release on HBO Max next year with extended scenes, an alternate storyline, and some extra additions, one such being the return of Jared Leto’s horrendous Joker.
Yeah. That guy is back. Honestly, this movie may not be good no matter what type of adjustments you make to it. I hope Zack Snyder is ready for these ruthless fans to rip the “Snyder Cut” to shreds because if it ends up anything like Batman vs. Superman people aren’t going to be happy.
However, I think Justice League was so bad that any improvement, no matter how small, will still be an improvement.
What do you think of this news? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
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One, after a second viewing it is very clear that Heath Ledger is still the best Joker and probably will be for a while (if Joaquin Phoenix couldn’t dethrone him I don’t know who can.) Two, while Joker is pretty good and an intriguing origin story it definitely didn’t deserve the win for Best Picture. In fact, it can be a bit boring as it drags along this mystery surrounding Arthur Fleck and his slow-burn downward spiral into madness. However, the ending is pretty good and by the time he paints his “happy face” you understand him and why he has finally cracked.
Push someone to the brink and eventually, they will push back. It’s why we’re seeing the #BlackLivesMatter movement so prominently and racist statues being taken down. And now sporting organizations and food companies have to change their brands as the world now sees their marketing as a sign of still promoting past prejudiced thinking.
The last thirty minutes of Joker is definitely worth the wait. By the conclusion, you kind of can’t help but wish for another film that features Phoenix’s Joker taking on a new, darker version of Batman but that probably won’t happen. So, until then, we just have to watch this film which takes comic book movies into that gritty place that I’ve always wanted to see.
However, there’s no denying that powerful, melancholy musical score that won Hildur Guðnadóttir an Oscar. It is hauntingly brilliant.
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I’ve heard the hype since the Venice Film Festival when a screening of Joker received an eight-minute standing ovation by the critics at the film’s conclusion. I saw the scintillating reviews and the words of praise directed to the movie. I saw the trailers and commercials which painted a riveting picture of a film that would, in detail, describe Arthur Fleck’s descent into further madness and the eventual alter-ego that he would become, Joker.
After the film garnered two Golden Globes for Best Original Score and Best Actor my family and I decided to finally watch it. Believe the hype because this movie is really good.
Is it the best comic book movie I’ve ever seen? No. That honor still stands with The Dark Knight. But it is, undoubtedly, one of the best comic book movies I’ve seen in recent years and promising development for where comic book movies can go in the coming decade. Continue reading Movie Review Flashback: My Review of ‘Joker’→
It’s been two weeks since Parasite made history as the first foreign film to win Best Picture and for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I thought it would be fun to ask you what Best Picture nominee would you have picked for Best Picture?
There’s Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood which, if reviews are anything to go by, was yet another Tarantino masterpiece. 1917 was receiving much praise after its Golden Globe win for both Best Picture and Best Director. Ford v. Ferrari didn’t get nominated at the Golden Globes but would snag a nomination for Best Picture, proving that the film starring Oscar-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale was really good after all. Joker‘s ride was electric after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival that resulted in an eight-minute-long standing ovation. Critics and casual viewers alike praised the film for bringing a darker side to comic book movies. Plus, Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of the character was entrancing, helping the film escalate to Oscar status in style. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Best Picture Nominee?→