Wonder Woman: 1984

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Wonder Woman was quite honestly a superhero movie I think did not only DC a service but superhero movies in general. It had good characters, was serious but broke the mold of edgy DC films, and had a unique and beautiful color pallet. I had concerns over the sequel; I think we all did. Cheetah looked funky, the comparison to the MCU vibes were getting heavy, and early reviews weren’t really kind to say the least. So I wondered what was in store for me…oh boy.

It’s 1984 and Diana Prince is kicking ass as a curator for the Smithsonian while being Wonder Woman in her spare time. She’s mourned over Steve Trevor since WWI and the pain lingers beneath her caring smile. During a routine mall robbery, an artifact is discovered. To help uncover the artifact is Barbara Minerva, a hapless nerd who quickly befriends Diana and envies her outer beauty and the life she perceives. With this artifact comes Maxwell Lord, a failing con man who desires riches, wealth, and success.. Lord understands the relic grants wishes and wishes to become the embodiment of it. Barbara wishes to be like Diana, surprised at her newfound strength, speed, and agility. And suddenly Diana is reunited with Steve, but at what cost are these wishes coming?

Ok, I’m pretty at odds here. First of all, I give the cast credit because they gave it there all; that I can say for sure. The cinematography looks great and I appreciate the color of the film. Hans Zimmer adds a solid score that sadly maybe his weakest but still more solid than most. And the final fight with Cheetah was pretty cool as was the end credit cameo. And that’s the good; the rest of this movie is a fucking mess. The CGI looks goofy and a lot of the movie feels painfully retro in a bad way. I got a cheese vibe circa the classic Wonder Woman show, some of the action scenes, especially the flying scenes felt like modern Chris Reeves Superman, and the humor felt like runoffs trying to copy Thor: Ragnarok which comes off harsh. The ending falls flat and the action scenes aren’t too impressive or believable. In the end, I don’t hate this movie but I sure don’t recommend it unless you want to laugh and have a cheesy superhero romp. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Willy’s Wonderland trailer

Dude, I’ve never been on the FNAF bandwagon but I’m well aware Hollywood wanted to cash in on the jump scare empire’s success. That being said, this looks a Grindhouse style take on FNAF and strangely I’m intrigued. Nicholas Cage is always fun and this looks a batshit bloodbath and that enough looks like a reason to watch. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Joker

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Of all of Batman’s enemies, many legends, none reaches the intrigue and villainy as the Joker. With dozens of incarnations across mediums, it was pretty interesting that he would get his own solo movie- without the Dark Knight. This movie came through controversary and struggles, winning plenty of awards but was it all worth it?

Arthur Fleck is a mentally ill man racing towards a breaking point. Beaten down, alone, and struggling to care for his ailing mother, all he ever wanted was to bring joy to the world. After a series of personal tragedies and getting humiliated by is idol, Murray Franklin on live TV, Arthur finds a thrill after killing three people who made his bad day worse. On the brink of suicide, Arthur finds his purpose not only spreading joy to the world but changing the climate of Gotham forever.

At first I didn’t want to believe the hype over this movie but honestly I loved this movie. Phoenix is superb as Fleck and honestly is a damn good Joker in the final act of the film; the acting all around is really damn good. The cinematography and soundtrack is great. I can say the movie stands out amongst films of the genre, being really sincere and character focused which is a huge breath of fresh air in a culture of popcorn fluff. If you want a feel good, action packed superhero romp- there are a dozens. If you want a brilliant character piece full of chilling moments and social satire, check this movie out. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Wrong Turn 2021 trailer

Ok, I was never a fan of the original Wrong Turn movies but I respect them for what they were. I must admit though, this new one looks epic for the most part. It might be the creepy music but visually it looks like a huge upgrade. It looks like it could be pretty decent. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

WandaVision trailer 2

Of the 3 Disney+ exclusive MCU shows, WandaVision is the one I’m waiting for the most. After everything we’ve seen, it’s basically the closest the MCU will get to the House of M and frankly I’m glad to see Scarlet Witch get some much needed attention. The show looks interesting and I’m can’t wait for it. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Batman: Soul of the Dragon trailer

Batman has literally been to both sides of the tonal spectrum: from the goofy Adam West show to the gritty, tortured portrayal by Ben Affleck in Batman Vs Superman and with that being said, I don’t know where this goes. With the tone and music, I couldn’t help thinking of a 70’s exploitation film with Batman. While its a different pace from Batman’s recent animated movies, I cant help but wonder how it’ll turn out. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Breach trailer

Ok, I love Bruce Willis with all my heart, but not even he could save what I saw here. Breach looks like a hodge-podge of the 2005 Doom movie with The Thing and a touch of Aliens . Granted the actors could pull this through but honestly what doesn’t look generic looks cheap and I’m while I hope it’ll be alright, I not holding my breath. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Halloween Kills teaser 2

I’ll be the first to say it, Halloween is pretty much dead for many, even before the pandemic of 2020. Christmas has Santa, Easter has the Bunny, well Halloween has jolly old Michael Myers. Just a small taste of the beloved icon was enough to make me smile. Next year I’m thrilled to watch the Shape return and see him return home…may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Witches 2020 trailer

The original Witches scared the hell out many kids and I always respected the freaky transformation scenes. While I love Anne Hathaway, I couldn’t help getting a weird snooty Lady Gaga vibe to her character. While I’m not a huge fan of a CGI we see, I’m still kind of weary how this remake will turn out. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Craft: Legacy trailer

I’ve returned after a hard month and find that Blumhouse has struck again and has resurrected The Craft. I liked the original but admittedly, it hasn’t aged particularly well to me. The trailer looks almost like a remake meant for nowadays but I can’t say I see anything really special. May the gaming gods bring you glory.