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.
It's 2021, we're almost done with the year yet Marvel continuous to have this choke-hold position on its fans as we talk about the MCU yet again (and twice more after this) with 'What If...?'. This boldly animated show takes to the multiverse to explore a reality far different from the one we have been … Continue reading ‘What If…?’ Falls Victim Yet Again to the MCU’s Formula.
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.
Goddamnit... is the only word capable of how this movie makes me feel. This goddamn movie has been out for nearly a month and I cannot think of a solid opinion about it. This is the third rewrite of my original review and quite frankly, the final rewrite. The recklessness in my writing this year … Continue reading I Loved ‘The Suicide Squad’… But I Completely Forgot It Existed.
Superheroes... What a concept! Hollywood seems to think that they're pretty neat as demonstrated by the overwhelming output of superhero content for the past decade. The discussion of superhero fatigue has naturally followed but has never seemed more relevant till now. There hasn't been a major superhero blockbuster since February 2020 and there won't be … Continue reading If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It: Invincible’s Take on the Superhero Genre.
While 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' is a testament to the creative vision and the true passion of the fans that supported it, it's release has left a bittersweet taste in everyone's mouth. Despite the success and overwhelming love it's getting from the fans, Warner Brothers has no plans to continue with this story. The chaotic … Continue reading Why ‘The Snyder Cut’ Feels Like a Bittersweet Victory.
As she steps into the black-and-white sheen of the sitcom she had just created, Wanda Maximoff enters a world of ignorant bliss, free from the cruel pain the real world had to offer her. A sense of unknowing relief washes over her as she meets with her true lover, Vision. Her soul broken down with … Continue reading How ‘WandaVision’ Explores Identity In The Face of Grief.
Despite making these past nine Fridays something to look forward to, Marvel's 'WandaVision' has unfortunately ended. With the appropriately titled 'The Series Finale' airing yesterday, it's time to take a look at the finale itself and how it altered the overall quality of the show. Was it the finale you expected? Probably not. Did it … Continue reading ‘WandaVision’ Ends Not With a Finale But With A Pause Button.
'Wonder Woman 1984' comes to us this holiday season to provide blockbuster-level entertainment and a much-needed sense of normalcy for us cinephiles. Despite watching it at home on a much smaller screen, there was this nostalgic sense of anticipation that I haven't felt for a while. I tried to make the night feel as much … Continue reading ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Is A Disappointing Waste of Potential.
'The New Mutants' is a name you've seen around on the internet for three years at this point. It has transformed from being a superhero horror spin-off to becoming the finale of the 20th Century X-Men Franchise. It made it's digital debut this week and it's time to talk spoilers! As an overall opinion on … Continue reading The New Mutants – SPOILER REVIEW!