Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad Has Its Moments, But It Wastes So Much Potential

There’s a lot of internet nonsense surrounding Suicide Squad. Film critics released scathing reviews after the media embargo lifted, and fans got pissed, petitioning Rotten Tomatoes (You geniuses know Warner Bros has ownership stakes in the site, right?) and boosting ratings for Suicide Squad on iMDB, despite haven’t actually seeing the movie. And now that Suicide Squad is doing well at the box office (by August standards), people are like “Critics are worthless!” *sigh* Continue reading “Suicide Squad Has Its Moments, But It Wastes So Much Potential”

Movie still from Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Captain America: Civil War Sets Up the Game for Marvel’s Phase III

“Choose a side” was the marketing message for Captain America: Civil War. It’s Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man. But after years of watching these characters grow and work side-by-side, it’s impossible to choose a side. I like all of them. I want good things for them. And even though I’ve secretly wondered who could kick the crap out of whom among the team, I’ve never wanted them to hurt or kill one another. It’s what makes Civil War so good. Continue reading “Captain America: Civil War Sets Up the Game for Marvel’s Phase III”

Movie still from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v. Superman: Is It Really as Bad as Everyone Says It Is?

A beautiful disaster. A very expensive reaction video for Man of Steel. A super-sized bore. Yawn of Justice. These are just samplings of things critics have written about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. And while I do enjoy some of the snarky zingers, particularly those directed at Warners Bros for their nearsighted money-grab of a cinematic universe, I don’t totally agree with the reviews. Continue reading “Batman v. Superman: Is It Really as Bad as Everyone Says It Is?”

Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool (2016)

Deadpool: A Hilariously Violent Origin Story

Remember the Deadpool test footage that got “leaked” in 2014? If you enjoyed that, you will enjoy Deadpool. Hell, the opening sequence from this movie (which follows the tongue-in-cheek opening credits that list “A Hot Chick,” “A British Villain,” “A CGI Character,” and “A Gratuitous Cameo” as roles) is almost frame for frame that footage. Continue reading “Deadpool: A Hilariously Violent Origin Story”

fantastic four 2015 movie

Fantastic Four Is So Bad That It Makes Me Want to Watch the 2005 Film

After teleporting to an alternate universe where their physical forms are dangerously altered, Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell), Sue Storm (Kate Mara), and Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan) must learn to control their powers and use them to stop Victor Von Doom (Toby Kebbell) from destroying the Earth. Continue reading “Fantastic Four Is So Bad That It Makes Me Want to Watch the 2005 Film”

Ant-Man: I’m Feeling Paul Rudd, But Not the Movie

When Pym Technologies creator Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) learns that his protégé, Darren Cross (Corey Stoll), is weaponizing a suit that uses the Ant-Man technology, he recruits ex-con Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) to become the new Ant-Man. Continue reading “Ant-Man: I’m Feeling Paul Rudd, But Not the Movie”

Avengers: Age of Ultron Is a Spectacular Follow-Up to The Avengers

After Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), goes rogue, the Avengers are called in to stop him from wiping out the human race with Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who have unique powers of their own. Continue reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron Is a Spectacular Follow-Up to The Avengers”