Now, I’m not a HUGE Marvel fan so I don’t know everything there is to know about this universe. However, I’m also not insane or been living under a rock, so I’ve obviously seen all the MCU movies at this point (some more than others). What I do know though, just from watching this trailer, is that this movie has the potential to make every other MCU movie look boring by comparison! The biggest reveal of them all is clearly Thanos, a foe we have been preparing for almost 6 years now, that until this point had just been sitting in a chair and made of bad CGI. To me the second biggest reveal was The Guardians of the Galaxy for a split second at the end of the trailer. Something that I have thought a lot about ever since 2014 with the original Guardians movie was how they were going to tie in with the MCU, and if we would ever get to see them fight alongside the Avengers. To me, and everyone else I assume, their movies seemed completely separate from everyone else’s. I don’t know if they will fight this movie, or maybe they showed us the after credit sequence it the trailer! Either way, it was awesome… Another couple of things worth mentioning are emo Captain America, the addition of Dr. Strange, Caucasian vision, and the return of Hulk. Dr. Strange was another hero who’s addition to the group confused me slightly with how it will be done. Where the Guardians are far more advanced, technologically speaking, Dr. Strange’s powers will be almost overpowering in my opinion. I hope they don’t “nerf” him. Human looking Vision took me back for a second, and Thanos taking his forehead rock (yes, I know what it is called) took be back for a moment. I’m very interested to not only see why he is normal looking, but to see if he even lives!.. Oh! Spidey is in this too, obviously. After his hit of a movie, not throwing him in anything you possibly can would just be stupid! A couple changes though. He appears to have Spidey-senses now, which is a damn good thing too because he sucked at fighting without them! He also appears to have a new suit for some reason… I feel like I have been talking about Spider-Man’s new suit ever couple years for most of my life at this point. Either way, I’m not a fan… Out of the whole trailer though, that is about the only thing I’m not a fan of. It was action packed and smart. Teased just enough of what I needed to get me interested while still telling me absolutely nothing overall. It was also darker than most MCU movies seem, which I hope stays true in the actual movie. Either way though we all know I’m going to see this, and we all now you are going to see this, just like everyone else!
Probably going to be one of the only good movies based off of a game and it’s Rampage… That is extremely hilarious to me… Rampage, if you don’t know, is an old video game with a very simple concept. Destroy the city faster than your friends destroy the city. Be either a huge gorilla, wolf, or crocodile. Not only does it appear that the essence of meaningless destruction and awesomeness was captured in this, but they also threw in Dwayne Johnson for good measure! I’m going to go see this in theaters not because there is ANY part of me that thinks this will be a good film, but because it will be super bad ass to watch on the big screen with surround sound.
PS. If that wolf or gorilla die I will be very upset.
The second season of Stranger Things captivated the world in the same way the first did, building off of a nearly perfect opening season of television without being too outlandish, too similar, or too boring. It took everything we loved and expanded on it as well as adding in entirely new elements… Stranger Things 2 (not season 2, just 2) opens on an arcade in a similar fashion as the first season opening on D&D. All the guys are gathered around, including Will who seems to have recovered from being in the upside-down for the most part… Or has he? At the moment Will slips back in to the upside down momentarily, seeing a giant monster come for them before he snaps back to reality. Quite a few new characters were introduced in this second season, as well as a lot of new dynamics. Max, the newest addition to the group despite some peoples disagreement, though I believe she fits in nice. Billy, Max’s older brother that is there solely to be your stereotypical 80’s movie asshole. He has his moment though. Dr. Owens who continues to be a mystery to me and everyone else. But, everyone can agree that the shining star of this season was Bob Newby, played by the wonderful Seas Astin. Not only did was he a welcomed member after feeling awkward in the beginning but he had great call backs to his own 80’s escapades. As for the Dynamic switches, Hopper and Eleven have a great bond and I feel they need each other. Nancy and Jonathan CLEARLY belong together (that whole episode with the crazy guy was amazing)! The best dynamic though is without a doubt the Dustin and Steve brotherly bond going on. God damn Steve always exceeds my expectations…. As for the story and the big baddy, Stranger Things 2 had a lot to live up to after the demagorgen that is still a hot topic a year later. Although I liked (without spoiling too much) the shadow monster, he didn’t play much part. I felt that the demadogs weren’t anywhere near as scary or posed the threat the demagorgen did. Obviously the story is good though, I watched all this as fast as I could!… Long story short, besides the stupid Chicago episode I believe that this season is more impressive that the first season. I was left asking just as many questions, and just as blown away. The first season had the massive advantage though of being something completely different than we are use to, season 2 didn’t get that luxury yet was still phenomenal… See y’all for season 3 in a year!
R.I.P. The Brain
A surprise movie out of left field, The Babysitter isn’t even something that I knew existed until I was already watching it. The Babysitter follows Cole, you’re average dorky kid that’s too smart for his own good. His best friend, babysitter, and crush, is the gorgeous and awesome Bee. It starts out with these two doing a bunch of cool stuff together, and having a great time. However it REALLY starts when Cole goes to bed and wakes up to see her playing spin the bottle downstairs. As any kid would, he watches. Even catches a couple hot make out sessions! It was all fun and games until Bee STABS two KNIFES into some guys HEAD! From that moment on this movie switches gears massively and becomes the goriest and most self aware horror-comedy of recent years. Whenever someone dies it is over the top, action filled, and bloody as hell. Never scary though, I wanna get that through to you as much as I can. This movie is by no means scary. It’s called a horror-comedy purely because of the setting, plot, and the fact that there is a couple of bad jump scares. However, this movie is more action-comedy than it is a horror-comedy. Speaking of comedy, I laughed my ass off at every single character in this. No matter if you hate this movie or love it you will have to admit that every side character in this was really interesting, top notch acting, and hilarious as hell! It kept the old fashioned trend of killing the black guy first, but this time in an extreme blood bath, showing for the first time the true direction of this movie. They had a hot cheerleader girl, who also happened to be a huge psychopath and only care about her looks and if she got blood in her hair. The strange emotionless, slightly emo girl. And, by far my favorite, the jock. I don’t want to spoil anything, but every single scene containing this guy is hilarious as hell. Shout out to Robbie Amell for really lifting this movie up at times!.. The Babysitter surprised the hell out of me! I went in to it expecting another shit horror movie to kill some time, like Zombeavers, and was pleasantly surprised with some great laughs, characters, action, and a final sequence that blew me out of the water. I’m not going to say this is any blockbuster movie, or in my favorites, but I will definitely watch it again at some point!
Did I just watch a trailer for what looks like a bad-ass figure skating movie?.. It would appear so. I, Tonya follows the story of Tonya Harding, and American Figure Skater and at one time, one of the best figure skaters in the world. It follows her whole story from a kid but I assume from the trailer mainly focuses mainly on her issues towards the end of her career. Margot Robbie plays Tonya and they could not have gotten anyone better. Allison Janney is also in this movie as her crotchy old instructor, and I am looking forward to seeing her in the role like you can not believe! Overall the most I can say of this is that it looks fun but seems to run on the same formula as the eight thousand other biopics released recently. I’m not complaining though, thats my sweet spot.
New TV show time is always a wonderful time. I love TV, therefor I watch a lot of it and have exhausted most of my options for what series to watch a while ago. New TV time is where it makes my decision easy!.. The Orville is what appears to be a spoof of Star Trek made by Seth MacFarlane, with stupid jokes and a plot that never quite sticks because it is unimportant. Right? Wrong! The Orville is a fantastic homage to Star Trek with just enough “wink-wink, nudge-nudge” to be humorous and enough sincerity to be its own spectacular show…The best way I can describe The Orville is a more real Star Trek. How? I feel like what happens in The Orville would happen on the Enterprise and they just don’t show it. Jokes on the bridge, drama and relationships on the ship, boring jobs, it all makes it feel more real while keeping the drama and the stakes of the show at the forefront… The actors are also spectacular, Seth MacFarlane basically made his childhood dream come true and gave himself the role of Captain Ed Mercer and delivers some of the best acting in his career, unsurprisingly. Countering him as his first officer is Kelly, played by Adrianne Palicki, you may know her as Tyra from Friday Night Lights. There is a rather large cast that I won’t get in to but every one of them is fleshed out with their own unique backstory and usually episodes to make you care… The Orville blew my expectations out of the water, delivering something I never thought I would see by Seth Macfarlane. I will watch this show for as many seasons as Fox will keep it.