Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming has a refreshing tone to the superhero genre

“Spider-Man big screen adaptation take 3” *claps clapperboard

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Sony is giving the Spider-Man franchise another go with another semi reboot of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man with the help of Marvel Studios. This time around, Spider-Man has been embedded into the MCU a.k.a Marvel Cinematic Universe. With his brief and scene stealing cameo in Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) was introduced and kicked off the start of his involvement into one day becoming an avenger. Up till now, his franchise only has him swinging into crime solving solo, never receiving any assistance with his heroism and now fans get to see him team up with other marvel heroes where he belonged. 

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Movie Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Provides the Tragedy To Vol. 1’s Comedy

The long-awaited sequel to Marvel’s other dysfunctional family is back for Vol. 2 after a three year break. Star-lord, Gamora, and the rest of the gang are back to save the galaxy once again without many noticing this time around solidifying their superhero status and learning more about each other and themselves to be a better team. 

The biggest story comes from Star-lord as he learns the identity of his long lost Father who has been closer than anyone thought. Through his discovery Star-Lord learns more about himself and his origin that will change him forever. Meanwhile, during a botched deal with the alien race The Sovereign, they are also on the run to stay alive from the vengeful leader Ayesha.

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Movie Trailer Reaction: Thor Ragnarok

Cate Blanchett for the MOTHER EFFIN’ WIN!

Just released a few hours ago the anticipated trailer for Thor Ragnarok from Marvel has been released and let me tell you it’s a good teaser. 

Chris Hemsworth is back to dawn the hammer once more and save the day from a female foe this time. Cate Blanchett has checked her Marvel character off of her acting checklist playing Hela, the Asgardian Goddess of Death. She looks great, her outfits are on point. That head piece is everything. She has the look of “Don’t fuck with me” written all over her face in Cap letters when she caught the hammer. She wins MVP on this trailer. Can’t wait to see what she can do.

Along for the ride is the original Thor crew of players, Loki has returned after a short break from MCU. I am so glad to see him back. As far as villains go in the MCU, he is my favorite. Is he friend or foe in this one? Some newcomers have joined as well Like Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, and Tessa Thompson. What I am most interested in is seeing how Dr. Strange is incorporated in this. I heard he was in the movie as well.

This trailer brought on the action, the music made it more exciting and that closing scene with the reveal of the Hulk was Epic. Laughed so hard. Just see for yourself. Trailer down below.

 

Anyone else excited to see Thor: Ragnarok? Comment below and share your thoughts on the trailer in the comments. 

It’s official, I can’t wait for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

I am on IMDB.com this morning doing a little research and I come across the latest teaser trailer to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It’s official now that I can’t wait for this movie to come out. The trailer reminded me how much fun the first movie is and the excellent chemistry between the guardians. Especially Groot who is still growing from being reborn at the end of the first movie. This trailer features more of him since you only saw a glimpse of him in the first teaser trailer.

Watch below and enjoy 2:48 mins of pure fun. Comment below what you liked about the trailer.

Have a great weekend moviegeeks.

Movie Review: Marvel Doctor Strange

Waiting with anticipation for the next Marvel movie to come out, Doctor Strange left me a little underwhelmed after the end of the film. I was very excited to see Doctor Strange mainly because this was a character I knew close to nothing about. To watch a film from a perspective oh having no knowledge from the comics or any other films would be a way to watch the movie with no exceptions. Was that the reason it was underwhelming? I don’t think so.

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Double Take: Howard the Duck

This week I am revisiting 1986’s take on a Marvel comic character Howard the Duck. It is a movie from my own collection, I do remember the movie, not embarrassed to say that I’ve watched it, but for the life of me I can’t remember why I liked it enough to want to own it. Back then, I had no idea this movie was based on a comic book character. When I saw Howard the Duck in a cameo on Guardians of the Galaxy, I was a bit confused because he looked so different then the look that I remembered. Apparently the duck had a different look to him in the comics. Only reason I can think of is that he looks more familiar in the live action movie because he looks more cartoonish and familiar because he resembles what Donald Duck would look like. This movie had a cult following as it isn’t liked by many people. Didn’t make much at the box office but its cheesy enough to be just enough fun to watch it during a bad movie night with friends. So I am going down memory lane to see why I enjoyed the movie in the first place and see if I can rekindle how I felt about it back then.

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Are Comic Book Movies Allowed to be Original?

In the past few months there has been a number of Superhero movies released for the fans in continuing the ongoing story in their respective universes. If you have been reading up on the latest news in the geek world, you will notice that there hasn’t been much respect for the movies that have come out lately. Some are not excited over the way they are adapting storylines from the comics; others are claiming that these epic battles between legendary icons are a lackluster and lost its potential to be amazing. All of these opinions are valid but it does raise a question; Can these movies be adapted for the silver screen successfully while deviating from the original script a.k.a. the comics?

Here are my thoughts on the latest superhero movies released into the world for our geeky pleasure. My opinion is in no way the final or only word on the subject. My opinion also comes from the perspective of not knowing too much of its origin in the comics. This is strictly commentary on the original work of the directors without comparison any other movie, cartoon, or comic.

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