Avengers: Endgame Is The Super Duper $@%!#& Season Finale of the Year

The End Is The Beginning Is The End Avengers: Endgame isn't "the best MCU movie or the best superhero movie since (insert your preference here)," but it does what it has to do, "whatever it takes." Even if that means Endgame makes for an unwieldy, ponderous, pandering, uneven, thrilling ride. It's a crowd-pleaser and super… Continue reading Avengers: Endgame Is The Super Duper $@%!#& Season Finale of the Year

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Avengers: Endgame – Leaks, Spoilers, Fan Theories

We're in the Endgame now. Avengers: Endgame is now showing in theaters. In Manila. And probably in malls in some other cities. Don't have a firm plan yet. Don't want to wait in long cues but I don't want to wait until two weeks either. Not really afraid about someone spoiling it to me because… Continue reading Avengers: Endgame – Leaks, Spoilers, Fan Theories

Revisiting Sam Raimi’s Old, Cheesy, Amazing Friendly Neighborhood ‘Spider-Man’

Marvel’s continuity shtick, one where various comic book characters and stories exist in one universe, used to be confined within comic book realms. In the early 2000s, there was no such universe and comic book movies were one-shot deals. Sequels were never planned and if a movie isn’t successful enough, then it joins the ranks… Continue reading Revisiting Sam Raimi’s Old, Cheesy, Amazing Friendly Neighborhood ‘Spider-Man’

Deadpool 2’s X-Force Assemble Is Better Than Avenger’s Infinity War

There are no Infinity McGuffins in Deadpool 2, no superheroes fighting for the fate of the universe. What it does have is an unkillable motor-mouthed anti-hero, who clearly doesn't want to get upstaged by other characters inside and outside his own movie. And that makes Deadpool 2, arguably, better than Infinity War. Or does it?… Continue reading Deadpool 2’s X-Force Assemble Is Better Than Avenger’s Infinity War

Thor’s New Hammer, Iron Man’s Gundam Suit and Other Great Things In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Avengers: Infinity War is far from perfect. But then it could have been worse, like The Matrix: Revolutions or Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Good thing it's more like Back to the Future II. Someone said it should have been a three-part movie. Well, dude's got a point. Because the storytelling felt rushed.… Continue reading Thor’s New Hammer, Iron Man’s Gundam Suit and Other Great Things In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is One Big Superhero Movie Climax

Avengers: Infinity War opens with a distress call---actually a massacre, off-screen. And it's only fitting that after Marvel's most outrageously hilarious movie comes tragedy. I'm referring to Thor: Ragnarok, of course, which ended with Thor, Loki, Heimdall, Hulk and the rest of the Asgardians aboard The Mastermind's fancy ship. They all survived Ragnarok---saw Asgard burn… Continue reading ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is One Big Superhero Movie Climax

Stoked to Infinity? Deadpool 2’s Final Trailer Is Just So Rad

Just watched the final trailer for Infinity War and I'm stoked to infinity. Like this:   stoked ^ ∞ Oh, I mean Deadpool 2. Sorry. Also, wrong poster. My bad. Anyway, looking back I could say now how I actually felt about the official trailer. It was disappointing. This final trailer feels more like it. It's… Continue reading Stoked to Infinity? Deadpool 2’s Final Trailer Is Just So Rad

Are You Team ‘Infinity War’ Or Are You Team ‘Deadpool’?

Couldn't we just like them both? Be excited for both? Eggsactly. But where's the fun in that? Also, these are two very different superhero movies. Two movies that operate on very different levels. So let's contrast and compare. One is about a Titan's intergalactic quest for a set of colorful McGuffins, and the resulting powerful… Continue reading Are You Team ‘Infinity War’ Or Are You Team ‘Deadpool’?

13 Reasons Why I’m (Not) So Excited About Avengers: Infinity War

Can't say I'm not the least bit excited about Avengers: Infinity War. It is after all an Avengers movie. Something I have always looked forward to more than any other series or sub-franchise in the ongoing Marvel universe. Outside of the Guardians of the Galaxy, of course. One reason I'm not too excited about Infinity… Continue reading 13 Reasons Why I’m (Not) So Excited About Avengers: Infinity War

Captain America: Civil War (The Russo Brothers, 2016)

Captain America: Civil War finds the Earth’s mightiest heroes split in two. One led by Captain America and the other headed by Iron Man---two evenly matched teams going head-to-head in a mid-movie battle seemingly inspired by the opening sequence of the X-Men cartoons from the ‘90s. While Iron Man got Spider-Man, Captain America’s team is… Continue reading Captain America: Civil War (The Russo Brothers, 2016)