Round Two Review: Justice League Movie

Round Two Review: Justice League Movie

I want to return to the topic of the Justice League  movie for an article. Mainly, because on second viewing I soon realized that the movie is pretty bad. It isn’t outright garbage, but it isn’t good either.

My second viewing of the film was sort of like my second viewing of Thor: Ragnarok, I walked away with a completely different opinion. In the case of Thor: Ragnarok, I found the movie to be more charming and hilarious upon second viewing.

In the case of Justice League not so much. There was some charm to the movie, but it wasn’t enough to completely salvage it.

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The Justice League Review

The Justice League Review

I write this review with great surprise. Justice League was actually not a terrible movie. Based on the films predecessors (Man of Steel, Batman V. Superman, Suicide Squad), I thought that this movie was going to be another waste of my time and my money. I was prepared going to the movie theater to see Thor: Ragnarok for the third time, a movie that I know wouldn’t disappoint.

Wonder Woman being the exception, the DC Comics movies have been utter dog shit. I say this as a person who actually liked Man of Steel, but I don’t pretend to think that movie was any good by objective standards. Like almost all of Zack Snyder’s films it was eye porn, and I maintain to this day that it is probably the closest thing we’ll ever get to a live action Dragon Ball Z movie that isn’t completely unwatchable.

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Things that I am hating: Atomic Blonde

Things that I am hating: Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde is an absolute garbage film, there I said it, and I am still in disbelief that websites like Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB have it ranked somewhere the C+ range for movies. I mean this movie really sucked, it sucks so hard that I actually forgot I saw it two weeks ago. I only remember seeing it because I was looking online for a movie to maybe go see this weekend and saw that it was playing. Continue reading “Things that I am hating: Atomic Blonde”

Things I am liking: Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

Things I am liking: Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

Wet Hot American Summer is an absurdist comedy that is funnier in memory then it is to actually watch. It feels like I continue to return to the franchise because of two reasons: A. I used to be a summer camp counselor, and B. it is chalk full of some of my favorite comedic and non-comedic actors pretending to be 20 to 30-years younger than they actually are.

The newest in the series is Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. The brand new series was released on Netflix on Aug. 4, and like most of the other properties in the series it is enjoyable enough to watch, but sort of leaves you feeling hollow. Continue reading “Things I am liking: Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later”

Why Tony Stark is the real bad guy of the MCU

Why Tony Stark is the real bad guy of the MCU

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the recently released “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. Also, most of this is written from my memory of these films, some of which I haven’t seen in a long time. If you are hurt and confused by my conclusions then write your own damn article.

Spider-Man: Homecoming dropped this past Saturday, and it was a charming film, but it only served to strengthen my fan theory that Tony Stark is in fact the true villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Whether, he means to be or not, Tony’s hubris both past and present have served as the catalyst for most of the conflicts facing him and the Avengers.

His tendrils have yet to make it into the ongoing Marvel space musical we’ve all come to love known as The Guardians of the Galaxy. However, somehow and someway I wouldn’t be surprised if it isn’t Easter Egged in future movies that Tony or his father Howard aren’t somehow responsible for Peter Quill’s screwed up childhood. Continue reading “Why Tony Stark is the real bad guy of the MCU”