Category Archives: Movies
Gotta go fast! The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is here and I didn’t like it! I had some cautious optimism going into the film, but that proved to be utterly misplaced. This was a dumb, cliche, by-the-numbers film where a hapless white male becomes best friends with a CGI version of a classic cartoon character. It wasn’t Sonic the Hedgehog so much as it was Hop 2.
But I’m a pretty solid fan of Sonic lore, especially in my youth. I loved the games, I watched most of the cartoons, and I would definitely be open to a sequel that delved more into the lore. And knowing my luck, Sonic the Hedgehog is going to become a huge hit and lead to a bunch of squeakquels. That’s how the world works and I might as well embrace the stupidity of it all.
So join me after the jump for what I would want to see happen in a Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie.
We are several months removed from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and my opinion hasn’t really changed. It was fine, probably. It wasn’t a big deal. I think the sequel trilogy, on the whole, is a big failure of potential. And now none of that potential will ever come to fruition, unless Disney+ puts out an entire new animated series that tells the stories of Rey, Finn and Poe between the movies. That could definitely be a thing!
Until then, How It Should Have Ended tackles The Rise of Skywalker!
And they do a really good job! Lots of funny gags and bits throughout the video. When they don’t focus on their own in-jokes, they put out good material. Kudos all around!
The Batman has started filming. The movie with Robert Pattinson in the lead role and a whole bunch of villains is going to happen. I’m all for it! I like a good Batman movie. And director Matt Reeves gave us our first look at the new Batsuit last night.
I don’t care for it.
It looks almost exactly like every other modern Batman costume. It’s all hard, thick armor and normal human eyes. I’m not saying I need him to be wearing spandex or anything, but maybe a happy middle ground? Maybe something new and creative?
Ah well, life is what it is.
No word on Robin as of yet…
The fear is that, some day, Wes Anderson will make a movie that is so suffused with Wes Anderson tics that the movie will collapse in on itself. The trailer for his latest film, The French Dispatch, comes dangerous close to that event horizon.
I love it anyway!
I am a huge Wes Anderson fan and I couldn’t be more excited for The French Dispatch. It’s about journalists, of which I am one, and it’s starring as all-star a cast as Wes Anderson has ever had at his disposal!
The trailer looks damn good and damn weird, which is exactly what I’m hoping for! The French Dispatch comes out on July 24.
The Birds of Prey movie is here! DC Comics has fully abandoned their plans to try and repeat the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and they are instead just knocking out random character movies for the fun of it! We’re getting a legit, live action movie about the Birds of Prey. How cool is that? Granted, it’s built around Harley Quinn, but she was the best part of Suicide Squad so I am 100% OK with this.
Margot Robbie said in a recent interview with Nerdist that she decided to make Birds of Prey instead of Gotham City Sirens because she read the comics and realized that Birds of Prey focused on a lot more obscure characters. Gotham City Sirens is Harley teamed up with Catwoman and Poison Ivy, who are both very popular and well-known characters. Whereas Birds of Prey is going to feature Huntress, Black Canary, Cassandra Cain and Rene Montoya! Being a fan of obscure comic book characters, this is an idea I can absolutely get behind! Let’s show off more lesser known badass lady superheroes!
So join me after the jump for six character suggestions I have for a potential Birds of Prey sequel film!