superheroes

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Spawn - (1997 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120177/

A veteran mercenary is double-crossed and finds himself blacklisted into becoming a general in hell's army.

This is a very high low-budget movie. It's over-the-top, corny but only almost-fun. Some of the effects are amazing, but some are so damned bad I can't imagine how they thought this could be anything more than a middling success. From a writing perspective, it's not bad moment-to-moment, but the overall plot is a bit stupid.

This has nothing going for it but the incredible acting of a clown.


Freaks - (2018 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8781414/

A father hides his seven year old from a strangely-hostile world.

Extremely well-acted and written; highly recommended light viewing.

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Wonder Woman 1984 - (2020 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7126948/
https://www.wonderwomanfilm.com/

The gods are real and deposited horrifying trinkets, one of which falls into the hands of a ne'er-do-well who abuses it to the great misfortune of everyone.

God damn Gal Gadot is beautiful. Also there is a movie which isn't half bad.

  • aka WW84



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iBoy - (2017 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3171832/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80099016

A boy with a cellphone shot into his head develops cyber-synesthesia and superpowers.

It has a story and acting. While it's perfectly watchable, it doesn't set the scope of the superhero's powers and ends up being a bunch of deus ex machina.


The Dark Tower - (2017 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1648190/
https://www.facebook.com/TheDarkTower/

Children threaten all of existence, and only a gunslinger can stop them.

It would be good, except it took forever to actually get anywhere.



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Higher Power - (2018 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2924392/

A man is kidnapped and forced to unlock his super powers to save the world.

It essentially changes genre as though it's trying to add a twist to things, but that doesn't work. It's a blend of a few other ideas, and it doesn't execute them particularly well.



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The Darkest Minds - (2018 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4073790/
https://www.20thcenturystudios.com/movies/the-darkest-minds

For some reason children develop barely-controlled superpowers. Most of them die for some reason, and the rest are interred for some reason. Finally for obvious reasons children kinda fight back.

I can appreciate that this is not too bad of a girl power movie, but it is pretty obvious and inadequate.



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