I’m old enough to have read a few versions of Captain Marvel, so I tried to go in with an open mind about what this might bring to the table.
I’m glad I did.
All the familiar elements are there. The Kree and Skrull are fighting. SHIELD is stuck in the middle, trying to figure things out. We get to see the earlier versions of a few (now) staples of the MCU and perhaps some insights into their contemporary versions.
But how did it do?
Before we answer that, I think we need to ask a more important question…
Who was this for?
Was this movie really for ME? Was it for someone who grew up with the various incarnations of Marvel/Mar-Vell/etc in the comics? …or is this movie for the kids growing up today in the MCU?
My 11yo says very much the latter...
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COMIC CON REVOLUTION HOSTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF DEADPOOL 2 WITH WRITER FABIAN NICIEZA
Comic Con Revolution, the Inland Empire’s only comic book convention is hosting a screening of DEADPOOL 2 and Q&A with the character co-creator, writer Fabian Nicieza prior to the movie. The screening will take place on the day the film opens across the country: on May 18, 2018 AT 10 AM PT. Ticket packages for this one time only event are tiered –from $30 (to be one of the 150 fans to attend the screening and on stage conversation) to $125 (to be one of the 20 people who will enjoy a Chimichanga for lunch with Nicieza following the screening and Q&A). All packages include a ticket to the screening, an autograph card and Comic Con Revolution Enamel Pin. Tickets are limited first come first serve...Read More
This is the Lara Croft movie we should have had before we got Angelina Jolie’s efforts.
While she isn’t a tomb raider yet, strictly speaking, we do get some interesting glimpses into the life Lara Croft might have lived before she became the star of movies and video games. This is more the ‘Young Indiana’ to Indiana’s later efforts.
Plenty of action, even if some of it is a bit stretching of the disbelief meter. Most of the first 80% of the film is decent for keeping your pulse going, but some of the final tomb bits are a bit over the top. Nothing to walk out of the theatre over, but a bit out of place when put up against the more grounded action of most of the rest of the film.
Weaving of future threads...Read More
Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel
Written by: Nikolaj Arcel, Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, and Anders Thomas Jensen
The Dark Tower is a disappointment.
Usually I’d start with a synopsis of the plot, but the plot of this movie is so barebones that it hardly matters, and I think a bit of a disclaimer is important here. The Dark Tower is based off of the Stephen King novels of the same name, which I’ve been a fan of for years, and in fact, I’ve been waiting for this adaptation of the series for years. To me, it’s a massive disappointment. Perhaps, for people who have not read the books, it will simply be a shallow, but serviceable action film, but for a fan of the books, it is a massive disappointment, and that’s bound to affect how I see the movie as a whole.
While King’s magnum opus ser...Read More
The war for survival between Man and Ape rests on the shoulders of one soul
War for the Planet of the Apes #1 Main Cover by Mikhail Borulko
War for the Planet of the Apes #1 Subscription Cover by Jay Shaw
Los Angeles, Calif. – BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announce WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES comic book series that serves as a prequel story to the upcoming blockbuster film. Written by David F. Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist) and illustrated by Jonas Scharf (Warlords of Appalachia), War for the Planet of the Apes comic series debuts July 12, 2017 as a four-issue monthly limited series. The highly anticipated 20th Century Fox film opens two days later on July 14.
“I’m a huge fan of the original Planet of the Apes films, and I really love what they’ve d...Read More