Short version: Sonny Bunch was correct when he described this movie as, ‘What if Superman killed people, but it’s okay because they were all bad?’ It’s not what I’d call deep, but it was fun.Continue reading My mini-review of Black Adam.
Gonna go see BLACK ADAM this afternoon.
Everybody’s feeling better and I could frankly use a couple hours off. BLACK ADAM promises to be – well, not mindless entertainment. But I’m not going in expecting any Deep Thoughts*.
*Although one of the things that strikes me now about SHAZAM! was how there was a surprising amount of dark, down there in the subtext. The worldview is surprisingly stark, not to mention Manichean. It ain’t easy to be good, and there’s virtually no mercy shown to those who fall too under the sway of evil. …I guess it really is a kid’s movie, then. Children aren’t exactly what you’d call nuanced about this stuff.
Hrm. I’m going to see BLACK ADAM anyway…
…but it’s a little surprising to see Sonny like BLACK ADAM. I’m used to him not liking stuff I like. I’m also surprised that they had to cut it down to keep the PG-13 rating. I was expecting something a little more inherently SHAZAM!-friendly.
The SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS and BLACK ADAM trailers.
I’m down for both, but more for SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS. The BLACK ADAM flick is kind of growing on me, though. The first trailers were a little iffy, but this one seems a lot more smoothed out.Continue reading The SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS and BLACK ADAM trailers.
The DCEU Honest Trailer.
Brutal, but the studios have brought it upon themselves. Also a little unfair, since I know that Honest Trailers liked AQUAMAN, WONDER WOMAN, and SHAZAM! just fine. But there’s no denying that the DCEU needs something to make it less scattershot.
Finally figured out what’s been bothering me about the latest Batman designs.
And it’s always the same thing:
You can’t see the dang symbol in the dark. As Frank Miller’s Batman once famously pointed out, he wears a big target on his chest because he can’t armor his head. (I even think they referenced that here.)
PS: As I have noted before, I am tentatively down for Violent Goth Batman. It’s a legitimate take on the character. Annnnnd… dammit, they’re still not doing a animated version of THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM. What, DC doesn’t like money?
My mini-review of the #SnyderCut JUSTICE LEAGUE.
Short version: there’ll be no living with Sonny Bunch, now.Continue reading My mini-review of the #SnyderCut JUSTICE LEAGUE.
Snyder Cut to include Deathstroke.
This just doesn’t stop being funny.
Continue reading Snyder Cut to include Deathstroke.
Following Jared Leto’s surprising return as Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Collider brings word that another casting addition has been made for the long-awaited Snyder Cut with Joe Manganiello set to reprise his role as Slade Wilson a.k.a. Deathstroke. His return for the reshoots might potentially indicate that Deathstroke will now have a much longer screen time, compared to his brief appearance during the post-credits scene in 2017’s Justice League. Manganiello and Leto will reportedly be joining Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, and Amber Heard for the four-episode HBO Max miniseries’ reshoots that are currently underway.
Oh, hey, a FLASH movie.
Coming out in 2022. That’s pretty much it, except that it’s Ezra Miller from JUSTICE LEAGUE as Barry Allen. I’m… down with that, I think. It is one of the aggravating things about the DCEU movies that I liked the individual superhero actors just fine, and that included Miller. As long as we don’t have to have a stupid origin story (dude’s fast. There you go), I figure that they can make a decent movie out of the Flash’s struggle to figure out what the hell he’s supposed to do with all this speed, anyway.
Honestly, they’re doing a better job with the standalone flicks anyway.
BLACK ADAM announced for 12/22/21.
Dwayne Johnson to star.Continue reading BLACK ADAM announced for 12/22/21.