Category Archives: Movies
I Don’t Know If I Can Handle Old School Power Rangers
I was a major fan of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers when I was a kid in the 1990s. They were my jam! And I’m a huge fan of the Power Rangers comics from BOOM! Studios. But can I handle this old school reunion movie? It looks a bit too cheesy for me…even though I know it’s always been cheesy.
Man, I just don’t know. It’s so campy. But the show was campy. But I’m not a kid anymore! Will I be able to stand it or will it be like nails on a chalkboard? It’s fun to see the actors back, even if not everyone could show up. RIP Jason David Frank. But hey, it’s on Netflix, it should be worth a watch.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always comes to Netflix on April 19.
6 Thoughts on Shazam! Fury of the Gods
If you haven’t seen the news yet, Shazam! Fury of the Gods has bombed at the box office. That’s a shame. I am not someone who heralds the death of superhero movies at the theaters. I want all of these movies to be successful, to turn into popular franchises. But I’m not heartbroken. The DCEU itself is broken, and it’s not a surprise that audiences don’t care anymore. The only real question is whether or not they will care when James Gunn reboots everything in a couple of years.
Movie Rating: 6/10 – Pretty Good
I really enjoyed the first Shazam! I thought it was funny, charming and full of entertaining energy. All the good things about fun superhero movies. I liked the Shazamily, which was something unique to this franchise. And now this sequel comes along with pretty much everybody coming back. Should have been another success! But something went wrong somewhere along the way. Was it a bad script? Were there some behind-the-scenes changes that screwed things over? I don’t know. All I know is that, while they made a fairly entertaining new movie, it’s ultimately going to be a flop.
Join me after the jump for my thoughts on Shazam! Fury of the Gods! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie. And feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments down below.Read the rest of this entry
Movie Trailer Monday
It’s another quiet day in having random things to share on this blog. But it’s Monday, the start of the week, and I should post something, right? Might as well. So here’s a pair of new trailers that came across my desk last week. Will they be good? Maybe! Should you watch them? Watch the trailer first and figure out for yourself.
First up is Beef, about road rage.
Apparently this is a series and not a movie, a mistake I made in the opposite direction with the trailer for Ghosted. Who can even tell anymore?! Movie? Series? life is weird. Anyway, That’s Beer and it’s coming to Netflix on April 6.
Next up is for sure a movie, called Joy Ride. About a couple of party women going on a road trip in China and getting up to all sorts of hijinks.
This is a new movie for Stephanie Hsu, who will hopefully have an awesome career following her Best Supporting Actress nomination for Everything Everywhere All At Once. Also, I’m now noticing that both of these trailers star Asian American actors. That’s cool!
Joy Ride is coming to theaters on July 7.
Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken Looks Terrible
It’s Friday and I don’t have a lot to share, but one movie trailer did come across the internet yesterday and it’s terrible. The next Dreamworks animated film will be Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken, and I think this thing looks like hot garbage. Judge for yourself, though be warned that this is one of those trailers that seems to give away the entire plot of the movie.
Everybody about this looks bad, from the character designs to the story to the plot points. Why is she posing as a regular human teenager? And if she is, how does she explain why she’s blue? And then it leads to a scene where she’s got super powers? Why does she specifically have a set of super powers, like a comic book character? This isn’t a superhero movie.
The only thing I can support about this film is that it seems to end this teenage, coming of age animated film with a kaiju battle, which is cool. But then that gives away the ending, right? Not cool, movie trailer.
Anyway, it’s Friday, let’s get to the weekend. Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken comes to theaters on June 30.
The Little Mermaid Movie Looks Wild
We finally got our first, full trailer for the live action Disney Little Mermaid movie, and it looks wild. I think the CGI just looks slightly off, in both Ariel and in the talking animals, like Sebastian the crab. The rest of the movie looks fine, maybe. Disney hasn’t proven themselves very successful at these live action adaptations.
But hey, what do I know? Maybe people love The Little Mermaid so much that this will be fine. I’m just saying that things look pretty wonky in this first big trailer.
The Little Mermaid comes to theaters on May 26.