Despite the quality of any comic-book movie that's come out in the past few years, it has undeniably been exciting to see the rise of non-comic-book movies at the box office. Yes, they may be sequels just the same, but these movies have an ambitious nature that allows them to be the best possible version … Continue reading ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’: A Decent Sequel In An Era of Superhero Fatigue.
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‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’… What The Hell.
It's quite telling that the Marvel Cinematic Universe describes every sequel of theirs as highly anticipated because the idea of three 'Ant-Man' movies is genuinely not what anyone thinks of as necessary. While the title is admittedly amazing, 'Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania' is as befuddling to comprehend not just as a third movie for … Continue reading ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’… What The Hell.
‘Black Adam’: A Soulless, Rehashed and Disastrous Comic-Book Flick.
It seems that no matter what is going on over at Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe, I always try and give them the benefit of the doubt. I am not going to come on here and say that their entire modern library of DC films are horrible, unwatchable trash. In fact, they've made … Continue reading ‘Black Adam’: A Soulless, Rehashed and Disastrous Comic-Book Flick.
‘Thor: Love and Thunder’: A Colossal Waste Of Time.
At this moment in time, the MCU is in shambles, the fatigue is quite real and when the output of content surpasses the output of quality is which is severely lacking, the fans get rightfully fed up. In fact, I didn't even bother watching this one in theatres and waited till it became available on … Continue reading ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’: A Colossal Waste Of Time.
Sam Raimi’s Dark and Mystical Multiversal Horror Flick and The New ‘Doctor Strange’ Movie.
In almost all aspects related to the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse, 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' fails to serve the episodic nature we've grown so accustomed to. Fan-favourites Doctor Strange, Wong and Wanda Maximoff return to either repeat character arcs or go through little to no development in a movie that doesn't really care … Continue reading Sam Raimi’s Dark and Mystical Multiversal Horror Flick and The New ‘Doctor Strange’ Movie.
‘The Batman’ Is An Invigorating Explosion Of Style and Substance.
What dawned on me while watching Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' is how we are experiencing a resurgence of proper high-quality blockbusters. Movies like 'Dune', 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' and 'Mad Max: Fury Road' have all left an imprint on both Hollywood and pop culture. They evaded the rushing wave of disremembrance because they provided something … Continue reading ‘The Batman’ Is An Invigorating Explosion Of Style and Substance.
How ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Solidifies Grief As A Crucial Element In Spidey’s Ethos.
The iconic web-head has been spinning webs and fighting crime on the big-screen for decades at this point yet through the release of 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', it's as if the entire world has fallen in love with this character all over again. Spider-Man's emotional resonance has always defined the character, it's why we love … Continue reading How ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Solidifies Grief As A Crucial Element In Spidey’s Ethos.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Perfectly Encapsulates Peter Parker’s Tragedy.
In a time where Spider-Man is at his most saturated with multiple versions taking up the mantle all at once, it's a genuine treat to look back on past iterations and examine them through a new lens. With 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' and especially 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', grief seems to be a central theme … Continue reading ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Perfectly Encapsulates Peter Parker’s Tragedy.
‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Is Ultimately Non-Symbiotic.
Three years ago, I made the decision to watch 'A Star Is Born' over 'Venom' on their opening weekend. As I sat down to watch both 'Venom' movies this year, I realize I made the right choice. Three hours I will never get back, all for the satisfaction of being in the comic-book movie loop. … Continue reading ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Is Ultimately Non-Symbiotic.
How ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings’ Revitalizes The MCU.
Despite the Marvel Studios intro having been more or less the same since 2016, Phase 4 has kicked off with some exhilarating highs and some genuinely disappointing lows. From the experimental, character-driven 'WandaVision' and 'Loki' to the poorly executed and ultimately unsatisfying 'Black Widow' and 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier', Phase 4 seems to … Continue reading How ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings’ Revitalizes The MCU.