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Honestly, I don’t care if X-Men: Dark Phoenix ever comes out. The main X-Men franchise is dead to me, and there’s no point in beating that horse corpse. The new Deadpool franchise is where it’s at! Humor, action and a far more fun and energetic use of classic comic book characters, Deadpool should be the future of this franchise — at least until Marvel does a full reboot to bring the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Movie Rating: 9/10 – Great.
Until that happens, I would rather FOX keep producing entertaining off-shoot movies like Deadpool 2! I found this movie to be just as funny, wacky and raunchy as the first, with plenty of heart and soul added to make it an even better film. The last thing I want to do is slog through another movie of James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence phoning it in. Ryan Reynolds is the hilarity we need!
Join me after the jump for my thoughts and review on Deadpool 2! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie and its aftermath!
Deadpool is a pretty darn popular character these days, what with a big movie sequel coming out at the end of the week. Me, being a finger-on-the-pulse kind of guy, I’ve decided to tie-in this week’s List of Six with the release of Deadpool 2! How about that?!
The problem is that I don’t actually read a lot of Deadpool comics. Or any Deadpool comics, honestly. I like the character just fine, but I don’t have a handful of favorite Deadpool moments or zingers out of which to make a list. Instead, I’ve decided to do a list of the best alternate Deadpools! There have been a bunch of alternate reality, alternate future, and replacement Deadpools throughout the years and it’s time they were bundled into one place! Or, at least, bundled into one place by me.
Join me after the jump for the best and wackiest alternate versions and parodies of Deadpool! And you should probably go see his movie this weekend, too. I know I’m going to! Get it? Because of Deadpool 2? Yeah, you get it.
Disney Villains are nearly as iconic as Disney Princesses, and way more notable and memorable than Disney Heroes. Disney Villains are an institution unto themselves, with their own brands of clothing, TV shows and even Disney Channel movies. And why not? Ursula, Captain Hook, Judge Frollo, Hades, Maleficent; these are legendary characters who have earned their place in pop culture.
But I’ve noticed something kind of weird in recent Disney movies…they don’t really have major, iconic villains anymore. Instead, Disney keeps trying to surprise us with a villain twist.
Obviously this isn’t a trait of Disney movies alone. Lots of films have surprise villains. But looking back at some recent films, almost every major Disney animated feature film from the 2010s has featured a surprise villain twist. Where a character we thought was a good guy is later revealed to be the villain. That’s weird, right? Like, do they not realize that they’re all doing it? Maybe if they were more spread out, it wouldn’t be as weird. But, with the exception of one of the earliest examples back in the late 90s, most Disney animated films in the past five years have featured a surprise villain twist.
I really think this is a weird trend and I hope they stop soon. SPOILERS for a bunch of recent Disney/Pixar movies.
My advice for seeing Avengers: Infinity War: See it twice, and make sure you have a good seat. The first time I saw the film, on opening night, I was low and slightly to the left. And I really do think my askew view of the big screen kept me from fully meshing with the large-scale, bombastic superhero action. I came away from Avengers: Infinity War with slight hesitation.
Then I saw it a second time two days later, with a perfect seat, and the movie was even better!
Movie Rating: 8/10 – Very Good.
I think I’m allowing myself to get too hyped up for these new Marvel movies. I was giddy all day on Thursday, just counting down the hours until I got to take my place in the theater and watch Avengers 3. I wasn’t blown away by the film that first time…nor the second time, I’ll admit. Avengers: Infinity War is not a perfect movie. But it’s a damn good one, and hugely entertaining.
Join me after the jump for my thoughts and a full review of Avengers: Infinity War! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie!
Avengers: Infinity War is upon us! The most anticipated film of the year debuts tomorrow night and I’ll be there for the first showing in town! I can’t wait! The hype is through the roof and beyond exciting. I’m one of those suckers who has loved every single Marvel movie so far, including Avengers: Age of Ultron and Thor: The Dark World.
To celebrate the post 10 years of Marvel Cinematic Universe awesomeness, I’ve thrown together a list of my favorite moments! Why not bask in some real cool bits and pieces before diving in to the next epic? And I’ve contained the list to just the movies, even though there are some great moments throughout the TV shows, too!
Join me after the jump for my favorite scenes, lines of dialogue and other great moments from the past 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!