Thursday, September 21, 2017

Deadpool post secret wars: Deadpool, Spider-man / Deadpool and Deadpool's Mercs for Money




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Deadpool 6 : We get the introduction of Deadpool 2099, who seems to be Wade's Daughter with Shiklah, who has imprisoned Wade for some reason. Not digging the 2099 arc.



Deadpool 7: Wade discovers that Sabertooth is the one responsible for killing his parents ¿?¿.



Deadpool 8-10: Wade takes vengeance on Sabertooth, but Creed has a secret, and its the fact that Pool is the one that had killed his parents he just tagged along, but he doesn't want to reveal this to Wade.

Happy with Pool vs Tooth




Deadpool 11: Deadpool 2099 battles Deadpool 2099, which is Wades other daughter Ellie who saves her captured dad.

Stop 2099

                                                    

Deadpool 12-13: Pool teams up with Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist have to protect a questionable client that has Typhoid Mary hot on their heels.


Resultado de imagen para spiderman deadpool 03Spider-Man/Deadpool 3: Spidy tags along on a mission with Deadpool and his Mercs for money to stop Styx and Stones from killing the worker at a Bolivian drug lab. And Spidy discovers that Pool has a daughter.

Spider-Man/Deadpool 4: Deadpool and Spidy go for a night on the town, this is the comic book ever, jajaja, and Pool kills Peter Parker.

Spider-Man/Deadpool 5: Pool realises that he made a mistake killing Peter Parker so Pool goes to the land of the dead to save Peter.
Lasting Effects:
•    Pool makes a deal with death.
•    Peter crosses paths with Mephisto which goads him over what he lost, he doesn't remember the one more day deal.
Spider-Man/Deadpool 8: Spidy and Pool battle the new Villain that had contracted Wade to kill Peter Parker.

The Good: Pool actually teaches that poor people that are involved in the drug trade need help out of the industry, leading Peter Parker to invest in these people.


Monday, September 18, 2017

My Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and Vol. 2 Movie Review


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So Today I bring you guys my super late review to Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and Vol. 2. Now I must say that these flicks really captured the spirit of the source material and ran with it, just adding a ton of things to it in a way that actually impacted the Guardian of the Galaxy comic book series in a positive way especial after the first movie came out. James Gunn has embraced the scale, the bizarre, the absurdity, the adventure and the dangers of Marvel's cosmic universe, the man has done his homework the level of detail and his love for really obscure characters has created a fascinating world chucked full of Easter Eggs and fan service, that what's I'm going to focus on in this double review and breakdown.

SPOILERS

Now I mashed these two reviews because I am a freaking lazy fuck and I'm going to center on the growth of the characters from one movie to the other, but I'm not going to analyze the plot directly but there will be a ton of spoilers.

Characters:       
Heroes:
•    Starlord / Peter Quill (Chris Pratt): I love the characterization of Starlord in both movies even though he's pretty Deadpoolish, with his wit, sarcasm and pop culture references being very present, which are not as present in the comic until this movie came out, at least at this level. In the first flick  Starlord bands together a motley crue of space rejects, that ends up evolving into a high dysfunctional family/space hero team, filling the void that Quill had ever since he lost his mother to cancer and never met his father. After surviving ticking off Ronin the accuser and squabbling with his foster father Yondu and his ravagers, both over the same the reason, an intergalactic relic that turns out to be an infinity stone/gem. In the second flick, Starlord meets his father which turns out to be Ego the Living Planet and discover his place in the universe. It just fantastic to see this character development in both movies.
•    Gomora (Zoe Zaldana): Surprisingly these movies made me care for Gomora, humanizing her, she isn't just a fighting/killing machine, she has issues. In the first flick, she breaks away from the control of her foster father Thanos, not wanting to be his assassin anymore and discovering the beauties of friendship with Guardians, while trying not to be killed by her sister Nebula. In the second flick we get into some deep cuts into the relationship that Gamora had with Nebula, all the messed up stuff Thanos made them do. At the end of this movie, we have Nebula and Gamora resolving their differences.
•    Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista):  These movies also made me care for Drax, just like Gamora he was just an unstoppable fighting machine. The way he is written in both of these movies is incredible, the way he can't understand the context in language and his certain level of innocence just made this character my favorite and funny as hell.  Especial in the second flick he establishes a very funny and profound relationship with Mantis that I just loved. And I really hope in the third movie it would dive in more into his backstory.
•    Groot (Vin Diesel): He's actually just like he is in the comics, but baby Groot in the second movie almost steals the show.
•    Rocket (Bradley Cooper): Rocket is also pretty much like in the comic, even though the director is able to make you care for him more because he's always trying to hide his softer side by being an asshole most of the time. In the progression of both movies, we get a Rocket that matures emotionally, to care for his friends and not be such a dick. You know I've recently realized the Rock actually take the same role that Pip the Troll did in the Infinity Watch team that played the same role that the Guardian did back in the 90's
•    Mantis (Pom Klementieff)  Joins the team in the second flick and I love her interactions with Drax. They did a fantastic job making me care for a character that in the comics is pretty uninteresting.  
•    Kraglin ( Sean Gunn): Character shows potential for the third flick. 
        
Antagonist:
•    Yondu Odonata (Michael Rooker): The director James Gunn did something incredible he made one of Marvel lamest characters, Yondu into one of the coolest characters in the MCU. Yondu in the first movie is Quill's foster father and leader of a group of intergalactic mercenaries/pirates called the Ravagers. Yondu had commissioned Starlord to retrieve a relic for a client but Peter goes A-wall. So Yondu puts a bounty on Starlord's head and sets the Ravager out to capture him, but when the shit hit the fan with Ronin Yondu sides with the Guardians of the Galaxy to save the Nova Corps home world. Now in the second flick, we discover that Yondu had always protected  Peter Quill, from his father Ego. Ego had commissioned the Ravagers to kidnap Peter Quill from Earth and bring the boy to him, but Yondu hid the boy when he found out what Ego had planned for him.  

Villains:
•    Ronin the Accuser (Lee Pace): This dude is the villain for the first flick and even though he hell-bent on destroying the Nova Corps home planet using an infinity gem that he had taken from Starlord. Sadly this villain is still as one-dimensional  as he is in the comics.
•    Nebula (Karen Gillan): Nebula sort of sucked in the first movie, not much to her other than that she wants to take Gamora down for her daddy Thanos. But in the second flick, she gets a ton of character development, we discover how Thanos used to torture both girls and pit them against each other. They actually made me care for this character that I've never given a shit about.
•    Korath ( Djimon Housou): This minion of Ronin from the first movie looks nothing like the character.
•    Thanos (Josh Brolin): Marvel Please deliver with Infinity War. 
•    Ayesha and the Sovereign: Villains in the second flick, they played it safe in not calling these aliens the Sovereign and not the Universal Church, but I loved the Arcade drones and how they set up the creation of Adam Warlock.
•    Taserface ( Chris Sullivan): I was totally surprised that this character actually existed in the Guardians of the Galaxy lore, my hat goes off to Gunn for digging up this obscure character from the 90's series. I just loved his faceoff with Rocket.
•    Ego ( Kurt Russell): I never liked this villain, he seemed super stupid, but Gunn actually made this character work and does fuse this villain with an elder of the galaxy called the Gardener, and that was a nice detail. Him being the father of Peter and what he had planned for his own son, made him into the total d-bag villain so I loved to see him be clobbered by Peter. I liked they didn't go for the comic version of Starlords dad, which is a pretty uninteresting character.

Sporting Cast:

The Collector (Benicio Del Toro): Del Toro actually made this bland character interesting, even though his basic function in the first movie is for the exposition of what the Infinity stones are. Thanks to his role it impacted the comic book character and is much cooler now.


Issue Summary:
Repercussions and Lasting effects:
•    The franchise seems to have affected the tone of the Third Thor movie Ragnarok. 
•    Adam Warlock is coming.
•    Old School Guardian for the third flick?¿?¿

The Bad:
•    Ronin was as one-dimensional as you can get with a villain, he was pretty bland.
NO Silver Surfer fuck you FOX

The Good:
•    Both soundtracks with some really interesting tracks Gunn did a fantastic job putting both sound tracks together, I discovered and rediscovered a shit ton bands.
•    The Color and Detail of this universe, even with the over saturation of FX and CGI in movies nowadays, both these movies impressed me especially the second move that just takes things up to another level of craziness.
•    The characterization of all of the Guardians and Yondu is just fantastic, I loved how they reworked Yondu powers.
•    Ego was a ballsy but fantastic choice for a villain in the second flick.
•    We get the classic Guardians of the Galaxy lineup being lead by Starhawk Stallone, fuck yeah life is good.
•    Stan Lee works with the Watchers!
•    These movies have a shit ton of heart.

Rating Vol I: 9 out of 10  VolII: 9.5 please bring Major Victory and Cormo on the team for the third flick.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Spider-man: Homecoming





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Finally the perfect Spidy flick, this movie surpassed all of my expectations. I'm a happy nerd, and today I bring you guys my brief review and breakdown of this motion picture. I'm not really going to dive too deep into the plot because there are a couple of fantastic moments and surprises that the trailers didn't spoil, but just in case DANGER SPOILERS. The focus of this post will especially center around the characters. 

oh here's a link to my youtube video on the Vulturre: My kickass youtube video of the Vulture

Characters:                
Heroes:
Spider-man/ Peter Parker (Tom Holland): Tom portrays the perfectly Spidy and Peter Parker, it's like the comic book character literally jumped on the screen. We have a young Peter growing up dealing with teen issues and his responsibilities as a hero. Tom plays as the perfect underdog that just doesn't know when to give up, confronting impossible circumstances.  
Iron man / Tony Stark ( Robert Downey Jr.): I enjoyed Tony's role in the movie, and from my point of view there is a missed opportunity to have Vulture take him down and have Spidy save him to prove that he's a hero for the big leagues.
Antagonist:

Villains:
Vulture / Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton the dude who did Batman): The movie reinvents a classic but not very interesting Spidy villain, into a dangerous and somewhat scary badass, and the flick establishes a motive for him and his minions that one can actually understand and identify with.
Shocker: Meh, pretty redundant.

Sporting Cast:
·         Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau): He has the job in keeping an eye on Spidy and obviously he does a bad job at that, which means some pretty funny moments.
·         Michelle Jones MJ( Zendaya): Sort of confused with which character she is, but her antisocial characterization is interesting.
·         Aaron Davis (Donald Glover): Character opens the door for Miles Morales.
·         May Parker (Marisa Tomei): Meh

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Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Spidy turns down Tony in becoming a full-time Avenger.
·         Scorpion is coming.
Another Spidy Armor for who ¿?¿

The Bad:
No  big issues
The Good:
·         Some kickass action, well passed, with good suspense, it had me white-knuckled a couple of times.
·         They nailed Spidy's banter, and general humor in movie is great.  
·         End credits: The  Ramones.
·         Karen and insane web shooters.
·         Some deep nerd cuts with Damage Control.
·         This incarnation of the Vulture is by far the best ever.

9.8 out of 10, Director Jon Watts you have made the best Spidy flick ever.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Movie Review Suicide Squad



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Suicide Squad 

So finally got my hand on the Blu Ray of this DC film to see it for the first time, and to my total surprise it really let me down, I had seen the animated DC feature had made some time ago that had a kicked ass plot, while  this movies story was totally meh. I must note I'm not a DC fan but I really want to see their movie universe grow and I have a soft spot for some of DC's villains, especial anyone from Batman's Rogue Gallery, because  I grew up watching Batman's Animated series.
So we go with my stupid review and breakdown centring around the character, and I must note I'm not getting to much into the plot but there will be spoilers.    

Characters:
¿Heroes?:
·         Deadshot (Will Smith): Will nails it, I loved Deadshot, please give me a spin off  or make him appear in the next Bat flick.
·         The Joker (Jared Leto): Sorry but ¿What the fuck? Jared actually brings the viewer a interesting take on the Joker, but he's severally underused in the movie, the character participation is really choppy, it shows off the  mess of the movies edition. I must not this movie would have been much better if you had the Joker being the one behind Enchantres going rogue would have been super cool, it would make more sense because it would force the Squad to act so he could get to Harley, which je does anyways at the end of the movie.
·         Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie): She is just perfect, her craziness brings in that unpredictable factor that this character has, but ¿why ditch the mallet for a bat?  
·         Rick Flag ( Joel Kinnaman): Not to interested in this character but  he has a interesting dynamic with Deadshot.
·         Amanda Waller (Viola Davis): The way Amanda Waller handles  Enchantress from the start to the end is just lazy writing with too many holes, the whole crisis was her fault but she is not held accountable for it or recognizes that this is her blunder and she actually kills her own men, she does not have any evolution as a character.
·         Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney): Please give me a DC/Marvel crossover, Captain Boomerang vs. Deadpool the battle for the unicorn.
Please make a DC/Marvel crossover flick Captain Boomerang vs. Deadpool
·         El Diablo ( Jay Hernandez): Interesting character never seen him before, liked his internal conflict and his flaming hulk god  battle was pretty cool.
·         Killer Croc (Adewale Akkinouye Agbaje): There could have been more Killer Croc-ing.
·         Katana: I have her Heroclix , but I know nothing of the character, I like that she only speaks in Japanese.

Antagonist:
·         Batman: Batman is a dick taking Deadshot down in front of his daughter.
Villains:
·         Enchantress (Cara Delevingne): She like DC version of Malekith from Thor's dark world, she just wants to destroy everything but we get very little motivation for what drive the character.

The Bad:
·         Man the plot starts of promising and drifts into totally generic.  What the hell happened to the Joker, why did they promote this movie with this character that has so little screen time, it really feels like a cash grab.
·         Enchantress in full power mode becomes a super generic "let's bring the end of the world".
·         Choppy edition, it's a mess and the movie has pacing issues, my 10 year super nerd daughter got bored at a moment.
·         I did like the music, but they throw to much at you, Guardians of the Galaxy does a much better job at incorporating pop songs in a sound track than this flick.
·         Enchantress has freaking  generic minions, they never feel like a threat to the Squad, and is it me or do they look like the putty bad guys from Power Rangers.
·         Why do Harley and Deadshot get two intro in the movie, it doesn't make sense.

The Good:
·         Loved the characterizations of the Squad Members.
·         I did like Jared's Joker

Overall: 5 out of 10

Friday, December 2, 2016

Doctor Strange Movie Review + Top Ten Marvel Magic Characters



Hi guys so here's my post on my review of the movie of Doctor Strange,  and after that since the movie is about Marvel's magic I put a top ten of my favorite magic based characters from their main universe 616, so please enjoy post your views on the bottom if you wish:





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Doctor Strange is a Character that I've always thought was super cool but personally I  never got into his solo titles for some reason, I'm more into Avengers and Mutants than magic characters like him or Ghost Rider. The first time I came across with this  character was during the Infinity Gauntlet crossover when I started to collect comics in the early 90's  and he has popped up in the titles  that I've collected over the years like in Spider-man, X-Men and X-Force, but he became a central character in the New Avengers title during the 2000's, becoming a Avenger and latter it's revealed that he a Illuminati. So he started to take center stage in the Avengers titles during  the Incursions, Time Runs Out  and during the Secret Wars, so Marvel has really built Strange up over the years.

Danger Spoilers!!!!

Now let's get to the movie I really had no expectations for the flick, I knew it was a origins story, which didn't bother me (note many people were bitching about this) and it had some crazy special effects, from what I saw in trailer.The  plot is pretty simple and I'm  actually not going to go into because there isn't much to it, but I'm going to focus more on the characters.


Heroes:

Doctor Stephan Strange  (Benedict  Cumberbatch): The characterization of  Doctor Strange is perfect he's even more of a arrogant A-Hole than Stark  is in the movies and comics, but in the comics and movies  Stark has a likable side to him, while Strange in the comics is emotionally distant most of the time, so the movie had the make him more likeable because of obvious reasons, you need for the viewer to have some level of empathy for the main character, and Benedict pulls it off. I really liked to see how Stephan  was before becoming a hero and his transition.

Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor): They made this character much more interesting, than he is in the comic, who was super one dimensional and in the movie he  works great with Strange teaching him to master his skills, they have a interesting relationship.  And I really dig the direction this character goes in after the movie. 

Wong (Benedict Wong): This character was one of the many pleasant surprises in this flick he isn't Strange's servant, but a powerful sorcerer himself in charge of safe guarding all the sacred magic books. 

The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton):  Debate aside, if it was a right choice or not, in the election of Swinton for the role, I must say she nails it, she actual makes the Ancient One really interesting giving this character a lot of depth, she actually drives the movie pushing Strange  to become the defender of Earth's realm.

Villains:

Kaecilius (Madds Mikkelsen): I must note I have never  seen this villain in a comic before so I don't have any reference of him, now in this movie  he's sort of a generic   marvel movie villain, basically  wanting to destroy the world to bring a new order, but when you realize what drives him and what is his beef with the Ancient One things get interesting, you understand why he's pist.

Dormammu:He's in the movie Nuff Said

Supporting Cast:  

Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams): She's Stange's love interest  and she plays a interesting role in the movie, I love the operation seen, wow.

Issue Summary:

Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         We get the time gem so we know Strange will cross paths with Thanos somewhere down the line.
·         Mordo set out to take down the sorcerers of the world, that bring more harm than good.
·         Strange seems to team up with Thor in search for Odin.

The Bad:
·         Doctor Strange seems to learn how to use his powers to fast, the movie should have shown at least a one year later or something like that, which is pretty lazy but helps explain how the hell he learns so fast and goes toe to toe with such a heavy weight like Kaecilius or Dormammu.

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The Good:
·         Wow great visual and special FX.
·         Add a new world or dimension to the MCU.
·         Tons of Easter eggs
·         The Cape
Stranges Astral form is pretty cool, and the movie show how useful it is.
Crazy time gem stuff


Overall: 7.25 out of 10

 My  Magic based Marvel Characters Top Ten:


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10 Ghost Rider (Danny Ketch) : Here is character that is super cool but I never but I never got into his solo title, but when I got into comics back in the late 80's early 90's and it was Danny Ketch as the new Ghost Rider and he was popping up all over the place, he had some great team ups with Spidy during the Revenge of the Sinister Six, with Wolverine and Punisher battling Black Heart and even the X-Men battling the Brood. I always had more of a fondness for this Rider over the Original Johnny Blaze and I haven't been able to get my hand on any issues with the new Rider Robbie Reyes.












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9 Brother Voodoo: Is a character that I always thought was super lame, but Marvel progressively in the New Avengers reintroduced him giving him a new feel  and he even became the Sorcerer Supreme for a time, now Voodoo plays a interesting role in the Uncanny Avengers.













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8 Frankencastel: I Never liked the Punisher in general I feel that sometimes he sends the wrong message  with his whole issue with guns and violence, but  when he was killed by Wolverine's kid Dakken and brought back from the dead in the form of a Frankenstein with the help of the magic Blood Stone, it was so stupid it was brilliant, but the best part of the phase for Castel was his three way battle with Wolverine and Dakken.
















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7 Nightmare: Out of  all of Doctor Strange's enemies Nightmare is my favorite and I really wanted him to be the main villain to the Doc Strange flick, he's a interesting villain because he puts his adversaries in really dark places making for good stories, I have Nightmare  in a couple of interesting comics in my collection,  like battling Captain America  so he can corrupted the American Dream, tempting Sleepwalker, battling Excalibur... but my favorite story arc with him is when he tries to stop Hercules's god squad during the secret invasion.











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6 The Hood: At first I didn't understand this character but when Marvel started to build him up into the main villain to the New Avengers, he became to be like a bad ass Kingpin that had supernatural powers that wanted to kill Doctor Strange, and as readers  we  discover that he was a herald of Strange's arch enemy Dormammu. And I must add that the Hood actually pushes Strange to the Darker side of magic.















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5 Doctor Strange: As I said in the introduction to the movie even though I like this character I never collected his comics, but I really liked when he was working with the Illuminati, now during the times running out Story line he sort of gives into the dark side of magic so he can save the universe leading the black priests laying to waist other dimensions trying to stop the incursions that were destroying the multiverse, leading him to team up with Doctor Doom to defeat the Beyonders and create the battle world during the Secret Wars.












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4 Forge: This character is a mutant that has the ability to create advanced technology intuitively, but he's also a native American that was brought up in their mystical heritage and he played a fundamental role battling the Adversary a mystical being that almost killed  X-Men, X-Factor, Freedom Force and Roma.
















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3 Sleepwalker: This character is pretty obscure, he came out when I started to collect comics and I always thought he was really interesting he's a crazy mix of magical and alien, that appeares when his host body went to sleep. I have a few comic with this character teaming up with Spidy, battling  Ghost Rider and Nightmare and he pops up in Marvel 2000 era Team up series.















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2 Juggernaut: Oh boy he's one of my favorite X character ever, I like him as much as a villain or a hero, he's a bad ass power house that is powered by the magic of the Cyttorak gem, he's a avatar of destruction of the Demon that is imprisoned inside of the gem, and sparks fly when he clashes with the Hulk. 
















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1 Magik: Is a mutant  that has the ability to create portals and is the sister of the X-Men's Colossus, she was kidnapped by the demon called Belasco and taken to limbo where she learned magic and took control of the soul sword, becoming over time a very powerful sorcerer being tutored by Doctor Strange himself. She has been a part of the New Mutants and now a day's she's major player in the X-Men creating a refuge for all mutants in limbo to save them from the M-pox on Earth.