The are few things in the movie industry more sought after than a new, franchise starting, blockbuster, especially one that falls within the sci-fi genre, because who doesn't want to make “Star Wars type” money. However for every Guardians Of The Galaxy, there are dozens of John Carters, and Jupiter Ascendings.
While many have lamented that Spider-Man is being rebooted for the second time in 5 years, with the 3rd actor to play the character in the 15 years he's been on screen, the MCU incarnation of everyone's favorite web slinger is the best version we've gotten so far.
When Edgar Wright left Marvel’s Ant-Man movie, many wondered what would be next for the writer/director, and some worried that leaving a high profile project would be detrimental to his career. Well thankfully the time since his last film, 2013’s The World’s End, was put to good use developing Baby Driver, which is one of his best films to date.
It had been long rumored that Universal Studios was planning to resurrect, no pun intended, their classic monsters, in an effort to create their own cinematic universe of connect movies. That time starts now, as The Mummy hits theaters worldwide.
The newest film in the DCEU, and the first major film that features a female superhero, Wonder Woman, hits theaters this week. With the last couple of films in the connected universe leaving much to be desired, the last member of DC's trinity thankfully carries a good origin film, that has things looking up for DC.
The Alien franchise returns to theaters with Alien:Covenant. The sequel to Prometheus builds on the story, but it only slightly better than its predecessor.
From Director Guy Ritchie comes the newest take on the story of King Arthur. Charlie Hunnam stars in this adaptation, which is visually exciting, but lacks enough depth for a worthwhile story.
After the smash success of the first film, the Guardians of the Galaxy return to once again save the universe from potential destruction. The film doubles down on all of the beloved elements of the first film, while expanding side characters' roles, and introducing new characters to the fold. While the film lacks a bit from a story perspective, the film is ultimately an enjoyable, fun, and funny addition to the MCU.
Free Fire is a film set in a 1970s Boston, with cast that includes actors I like, and should be right up my alley. However Free Fire misses the mark by being unmemorable, and ultimately empty.
It's another #ThrowbackThursday, and this ones covers the little street racing franchise that could. I recently caught up with the franchise after putting off the newer films for so long. I walked away pleasantly surprised, and petty excited for F8(a review of which you can see below.)