Universal made big waves on social media when they announced their Dark Universe – for the second time. Universal has been wanting to get in the cinematic universe game for some time now with their monster movies. Dracula: Untold was supposed to be the first one but that didn’t work well. This time around, they have Tom Cruise. However, even with Cruise as the star, the Dark Universe will need some serious necromancing after The Mummy.
The DCEU badly needed a win and Patty Jenkins delivers big time
Female-led action movies are still having a hard time at the box office. Ghost In The Shell is the recent film to fall victim to such a pattern. These movies make significantly less than male-led action movies and are still considered a gamble to make. With the DCEU’s latest movie streak, they desperately need a movie both fans and critics can agree is good. Wonder Woman is not only the DCEU’s first good movie, it may also be this summer’s best superhero movie.
While not as fresh as the original, Vol. 2 surprises yet again with great banter and new characters
The first Guardians of the Galaxy surprised almost everybody watching. With a bunch of new characters, it shouldn’t have been that great but it was. Marvel found a way to make the viewers embark on a journey they had no idea where the destination would be. Let me tell you, they found gold. I fell in love with the ragtag team made up of a talking raccoon and a big tree that only knew three words. They didn’t pave an easy way for Vol. 2. Despite it not being as good as the original, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is still loads of fun, packed with laughs and over abundantly cute.
The Fate of the Furious turns to character drama forgetting what made it famous in the first place
Absurdity, The Fast and Furious‘ cup of tea. We’ve all accepted the fact that these movies don’t make a lot of sense. They get out of fiery cars, rolling car crashes, and burning buildings without one scratch. It doesn’t make much sense, but we love it anyway. The fast-paced action, the head bobbing soundtrack and the cool cars are all aspects we expect to see in the latest installment. For a franchise built on such absurdity, The Fate of the Furious sure lacks of it.
Hugh Jackman’s final performance brings about a thought-provoking and emotional comic book movie
With Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart officially leaving the franchise, the X-Men movies’ future has never been so lost yet so confident. What both new entries of the franchise have made it clear is that new additions are welcomed and possible. As their veterans sign off, new additions become more important.
The canine-loving Boogeyman is back, and it has never looked this good
The first John Wick impressively took a rather far-fetched plot and made it work. Never in a million years would I have thought that a guy who goes on a murderous rampage because his dog got kill would make such a compelling and beautiful movie. John Wick: Chapter 2 takes a far-fetched plot and builds a far-fetched world where everyone kills everyone and surprisingly, it still works. All of it still works perfectly.
Peter Berg feeds into America’s narcissism and heroism with his take on the Boston Marathon
If there was a sense of deja-vu when you saw the trailer for Patriots Day, it’s because that Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg have already done a similar movie not long ago dealing with the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. Coming back with his second tragedy action movie, Peter Berg stuffs as many American symbols as he can and paints a glossy over the top picture of American heroism ultimately leading the movie to fall flat.