superhero movies

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Batman v Superman - Dawn of Justice (2016) poster

Yet another bland superhero movie.

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2975590/
http://www.batmanvsupermandawnofjustice.com/

A privileged white nerd-boy never got his patriarchy membership card, so he sets up the most powerful being on earth by using astonishingly advanced alien technology because astonishingly advanced alien technology isn't good enough and he has to take down competitive patriarchy because something about good and god and evil and stuff.

This movie makes no fucking sense on so many levels, I may as well give it that fuckmenazi description. Characters don't make sense. Motivations don't make sense. Lots of action that didn't need to happen, or happened in the wrong way.

A character that gets whipped up out of nowhere, who only the comic book nerds will vaguely recognize.. and not even understand. Does anyone think all the little comic book nerd boys always wanted to be a woman-superhero? Uh, no. So not popular. So having no explanation, she was dropped in as a deus ex machina. A hot awesome one, but terribly-written and disruptive.

Furthermore, the appearance of The Flash (who I had to look up), made no fucking sense whatsoever. It wasn't even a deus ex machina, it was entirely unnecessary and confusing fluff.

  • Properly titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Yes, it's properly titled Batman v Superman, because American theatre-goers know neither "versus" nor "vs.".



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I'll add notes when I re-watch this.

Akira (1988) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094625/
https://www.bandaivisual.co.jp/akira/

In a future Tokyo which has survived a massive explosion, a highschool student motorcycle gang stumbles into a military research program whose earlier efforts lead to that disaster, and they become embroiled in the revived project.

A genre-defining movie on so many levels. It portrays a world unique to those unfamiliar with manga (a form of Japanese comics) and has both great storytelling and incredible animation.

Deadpool (2006) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1431045/
http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/deadpool

Dying of cancer, a dishonourably-discharged special forces soldier submits to experimentation to save his life, which was actually to enslave him and resulted in mutant powers with a scarring side effect, forcing him to hunt down his creator for both revenge and the cure.

An adequate movie on-par with the other adequate superhero movies. This has some significant laugh-out-loud moments, and with a lot of blood and cursing to make it an R-rated movie, it rides on the ho-hum samey-same superhero movie trend all the way to success.

Features nothing new or interesting in the expanded universe. In fact, involves nothing from any other movie whatsoever.

Recommended for those who are hipster for the "superhero genre" movie trend.



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X-Men - Apocalypse (2016) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/x-men-apocalypse
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3385516/

An Old One is awakened, and renews his takeover of the world.. except we already know the good guys win because this takes place in the 80s and a past movie, set in the then-future, has an intact world with all characters accounted for.

A standard superhero movie, with nothing particularly interesting. Extremely confusing given that this is a sequel to a sequel to a prequel or some shit.

I would have done a few things different, and even a few subtle changes would have made this movie a hell of a lot better.

Definitely pass on this unless you're really into this particular series.

  • Properly titled X-Men: Apocalypse



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Fantastic Four (2015) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1502712/
http://www.fantasticfourmovie.com/

Five young scientists invent a technology to teleport to some other world, but there are terrible consequences.

An adequate movie. Recommended if you're already into this class of movie. Apparently this superhero retardation is now an entire class of movie. God dammit this is some lazy bullshit.



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TODO - I'll add better notes when I get around to re-watching this.

X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458525/
http://web.archive.org/web/20090512234425/http://www.x-menorigins.com/us/

summary TODO

opinion TODO

  • Properly titled X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Pretty shitty writing.



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