I won’t lie that it felt a little odd that Jumanji was getting a sequel years after the original. Then Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle came out and made me forget that I thought that. It was a fantastic sequel that wasn’t afraid of what it was. It took the premise and modernized it in a fun way, while still showing love for the original. Then a third movie was announced.
Okay, maybe I’m way behind on that.
If there’s one thing sorely missing from Blu-ray commercials, it’s having one of the actors in-character to convince you to buy the movie. For instance, what if the T-1000 vaguely threatened you to purchase Terminator 2: Judgement Day? I know; me too; just typing it had me reaching for my wallet.
Per usual, I’m very late to the party, but I digress.
Batman v Superman brought Batman back in the comic book movie fold and kick-started DC’s film universe. Granted, after Justice League, they decided to change gears and not have the movies as connected as their counterpart in Marvel’s cinematic universe. The ongoing movies are more loosely connected instead. One in particular is the change in actor playing Batman.(more…)
It’s been eons since the first trailer for Marvel’s most anticipated film, The Avengers: Endgame came out. Oh, by the way, the latest and possibly final entry for The Avengers movies is Endgame. It was kind of a given, considering Doctor Strange’s line in the fight on Titan against Thanos in Infinity War.(more…)
A rumored schism caused a spinoff from the Fast and Furious franchise — or was it the other way around? Either way, the spinoff is well underway with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as the titular characters: Hobbs and Shaw. It’s a peculiar pairing, considering one was a cop and the other is a killer.
I try not to hate on remakes since they’ve been a thing for as long as film has been around, but sometimes I can’t help myself. The news a while back about a remake for Men in Black was one of those times. I loved the original as a kid. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones were fantastic. Then, there was also the cartoon that I really liked — I guess that might go a little towards remake territory, but I digress.
Iron Man teased the idea of a larger movie universe with Agent Coulson mentioning S.H.I.E.L.D. Then the end credits drove it home with Director Nick Fury schooling Tony Stark on not being the only one doing heroics. I flipped out. It was the first time a comic book movie went there; that there’s more out there and that we will see more heroes in the same movie universe.