Avengers Infinity War

Avengers Infinity War
Destiny has arrived. I watched the Avengers: Infinity War twice already and I loved it. The first time was the most emotional and suprising, the second time I caught some dialogue I missed and was more relaxed. It’s been over three years since Kevin Feige announced the plans for MCU Phase 3, and ten years since the first movie. This is the culmination of everthing that has come before. Spoilers below. [Read More]

C2E2 2018

C2E2 2018
This year’s C2E2 was by far the largest and busiest I’ve been to. There seemed to be a bigger space rented out for the event over at McCormick Place. I didn’t bother to apply for a press pass this year and just went ahead and bought a 3-day pass. I’ve been denied 2 years in a row now and didn’t feel like applying– perhaps next year. Like many other comic conventions, C2E2 offers mailing of purchased badges if they are bought before a deadline. [Read More]

Black Panther

Black Panther
I enjoyed the Black Panther movie. The story, the characters, and especially the villain was well balanced and defined in this Marvel movie. This is my spoilery review. The Good The characters were really solid. It’s an all-star cast! Letitia Wright is amazing as Black Panther’s sister, Shuri. She was having fun and it really showed. She’s also starred in an episode of Black Mirror: Black Museum. Michael B. Jordan knocked it out of the park as Erik Killmonger. [Read More]

Movies of 2018

Movies of 2018
This looks like a good year for not just comic book fans, but fans of books and other franchises because there are so many sequels coming out. This is why I dropped doing comic book only movies for my posts and opened it up to all movies. Here are my top 8 movies that I think will be hits: Avengers: Infinity War Black Panther Ready Player One Incredibles 2 Ant-Man and The Wasp Deadpool 2 Alita: Battle Angel Venom Quick Thoughts Black Panther - February 16, 2018. [Read More]

Star Wars The Last Jedi

Star Wars The Last Jedi
I loved Star Wars The Last Jedi. The movie is brilliant. I’ve only watched it once as of this posting and I plan on watching it a few more times to catch all the little things I may have missed. Spoilers below of course. Empire and Return The movie has similarities to both Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The dark tones are similar to Empire. The failure of Luke Skywalker and the entire Jedi Order was touched upon. [Read More]

Justice League

Justice League
I am pretty disappointed in the Justice League (JL) movie. I went in with low expectations since it is a Zack Snyder movie that was finished by Joss Whedon. I’ve reviewed Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman where I’ve complained about Snyder as a director. Despite Whedon’s involvement, JL suffers more of the same– great visually with unappealing characters and story. Spoilers below of course. What I Liked Gal Gadot looks amazing as Wonder Woman. [Read More]

Thor Ragnarok

Thor Ragnarok
I really liked Thor: Ragnarok. By far it was the best Thor movie from the MCU and maybe even the best Marvel movie of 2017. There’s not much to complain about in the movie. Spoilers ahead. What I Liked The movie is a blend of Planet Hulk and Ragnarok story from the comics. Since Marvel can’t do Hulk movies– due to movie rights sitting with Universal, they just incorporated one of his best stories in with Thor’s to make a buddy space adventure and comedy movie. [Read More]

San Diego Comic Con 2017

San Diego Comic Con 2017
San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) has come and gone. This year marks my seventh year going to SDCC! Each year I have a good time, but every year it becomes less about the convention floor, offsite experiences, and buying stuff. Going to the con is now more about taking photos and attending panels. Cosplay I love taking photos of cosplayers, but it’s really difficult to be at the right place at the right time to catch some of the awesome cosplay. [Read More]

Spider-Man Homecoming

Spider-Man Homecoming
Spider-Man: Homecoming is a good, coming-of-age movie aimed at younger fans and those young at heart. I liked it on a few levels, but also felt distant because I’m older and watched other Spidey and superhero films since the early 1990s. The Good I like how Tom Holland actually looks like a teenager. I’ve always preferred the younger teen Spider-Man that makes quips in battles. Toby Maquire looked too old for high school and Andrew Garfield too handsome/hipster/cool to be Peter Parker. [Read More]

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman
I watched the Wonder Woman movie twice, didn’t like it much the first time, but enjoyed it more the second time. My initial reaction after the first viewing was rather harsh on the movie, and I think it had to do with how close I sat and how much my eyes had to travel when looking at the screen. The second time I sat further back in a sweet spot, and my eyes were more relaxed to enjoy the movie. [Read More]