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(film review) - The Flash

I took a little time to let this movie sit with me before I wrote the review for several reasons. I wanted to address the "so-called" 'elephant in the room' as well as the current state of affairs of the DC universe. I have been gathering my thoughts to try and explain this the best way I can, without going too deep and losing anyone who does not really care and to also give an explanation as to where we are going forward with DC. So first and foremost, this movie has been 9 years in the making. In those 9 years, since 2013, we had 'Man of Steel' to kick it all off, but 12 movies before this and out of those 12 movies, we had 2 that were excellent, 4 that were really good, 2 that were pretty much identical, but still very different in execution and 4 that were either just ok or trash. I have said this before and I will say it again, Warner Bros. the owners of Detective Comics aka DC spent a lot of time trying to chase the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so much so,

(film review) [STREAMING] - Extraction 2

Straight out of the gate in 2020 when the entire world was told to stay home due to a global pandemic, Netflix dropped a movie called 'Extraction' starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, if you did not know the actor's name). It was at a time where there were no trips to the cinema, we could only rely on home entertainment and while Netflix has been pretty hit-and-miss when it comes to a lot of the products they put out, Extraction was another hit, like how 'The Old Guard' with Charlize Theoron was...well, it was decently received, at least. Whilst this might seem irrelevant now, but both 'John Wick', 'John Wick: Chapter 2' and 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' was already out by then and taking the world by storm. A former hitman takes on a crime lord due to killing his dog. Riviting storyline, but it was nothing but action on top of action inside an action sandwich and it was very well praised and beloved by man

(film review) - Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

You know what is really wild to me? This movie coming to an end and I was smiling from ear to ear gassed about what I had just watched (for context, to be gassed, is to be excited). I mean, I had watched the trailer and given the trailer high praise. As I said in my trailer review "...Michael Bay took my childhood cartoons and ruined them..." (I guess I was also referring to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films too, as he was a producer on them). Although Michael Bay was also a producer of the 2018's Bumblebee movie (It should have been called 'Transformers: Bumblebee'), I am guessing he did not meddle with that one because that movie was far better than the previous Transformers movies and it is quite possible, he learned from possibly poking his nose in where it did not belong for TMNT. The Bumblebee movie was really good and I was hoping for more...and it looks like we have got it, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, and for me, it did not disappoint! Noah, an

(film review) - Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

For those who are unaware and I am pretty sure I have stated this a few times over the years but Sony own/rent Spider-Man from Marvel since Marvel sold Spider-Man when they were going bankrupt back in the day. They sold X-Men, Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, Hulk, Daredevil and many more. Since Disney bought Fox Studios and Marvel, a lot of the characters Marvel sold a long time ago have gone back to Marvel due to either buying the company or the contracts for these IPs running out. However, Sony will NEVER let that happen. In case you are unaware, Spider-Man is a character that is soo bankable, not only is he recognised all over the world, he brings in the toy money as well as other merchandise. That said, currently, whilst Sony has not produced back-to-back, excellent Spider-Man movies, hence why we got Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man and now Spider-Man (the "home" trilogy) as a joint venture with Marvel, Sony has not produced anything as equally as excellent in their Spider

(film review) - Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

I would usually be quicker with the review, especially on an MCU movie, but I did not get the chance to see this movie in the cinema. Since its release, it has been a minefield trying to avoid spoilers and everything to do with the movie's villain. Compounded with what is happening with Jonathan Majors at the moment, every week there is something to be said and with his involvement in the MCU for the long haul and on a large scale, there have been certain elements/scenes of the movie that have been spoiled for me. Everyone wants to talk about things, scenes, and actors in a movie the moment it has finished and while some people will mention or try to state, "there will be no spoilers" and that their review will be a non-spoiler review, they would put up a spoiler-ry picture as the thumbnail or give it a few days before it is simply up for discussion. This is incredibly difficult to avoid and if you garnish that with the way people feel about this movie, what they ultimate

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