Movie Review: Deadpool (2016)

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Before i review this i just want to tell you guys who don’t know this character that this is not the typical family friendly X-Men or Avengers movie. This is a hard R-rated movie with gore, blood, nudity, sex and swearing.

With that said.

I love this movie, i have never laughed so hard in the theater like i did with Deadpool. It is hysterical but it’s a love story at it’s core. Everyone in this movie are well casted, Ryan Reynolds are born to play this role and i may consider this the definitive version of Deadpool, TJ Miller is great as Weasel, Morena Baccarin kills it as Vanessa (Wade Wilson’s love interest) and Ed Skrein is a great villain in Ajax.
The fourth wall breaking jokes are all there and every joke lands perfectly and we get a lot of jabs and references to previous X-Men films and Ryan Reynolds movies (Green Lantern, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and the best Stan Lee cameo yet.

I can’t recommend this movie enough, Deadpool is one of the best comicbook movies that have come out for the last 10 years.

I’ll give it 5 chimichangas of 5!

 

Breaking: Releasedates For Wonder Woman & Justice League: Part 1 Released!

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With DC’s impressive 30 minute special dedicated to the future of the DC Extended Universe we now have the official release dates for next year’s superhero-flicks from Warner Bros and DC Entertainment.

Wonder Woman will be released June 23, 2017 and Justice League: Part 1 will hit theaters November 17, 2017. It will be an awesome year for DC- and Comicbook-fans.

(Via Deadline)

//Markus Mattila

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BREAKING: Amber Heard In Talks For The Role As Mera In Aquaman And Justice League: Part 1

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The Hollywood Reporter is now reporting that actress Amber Heard is in talks to star in the upcoming Aquaman movie as Arthur Curry’s love interest Mera.

“Amber Heard is in negotiations to join Warner Bros.’s DC Universe.

If a deal makes, Heard will star opposite Jason Momoa as the female lead in Aquaman, several sources tellThe Hollywood Reporter.

She will make her appearance first in Justice League, the movie that introduces various characters and story threads to fully launch the cinematic universe based on the DC Entertainment characters.

Heard will play Mera, the love interest of Aquaman and eventual queen of Atlantis. First appearing in 1963, the character’s powers include the ability to control and even solidify water.”

There are also rumors that she will pop up in Justice League: Part 1 due to release in 2017.

She has previously starred in films such as: Magic Mike XXL, Pineapple Express and The Danish Girl.

//Markus Mattila 

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8 Reasons Why Batman v Superman Is Going To Be a Success

We are now only less than 2 months away from the premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the marketing campaign has gone into full gear. I would like to take your time and try to convince some of you doubters on why Batman v Superman will be a success, both at the Box Office and with the critics.

Here are my 8 reasons why Batman v Superman will be a success:

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A classic black and grey Batsuit

– They actually have a comic book-accurate Batsuit that is black and grey – something that i have been wanting ever since Batman (1989).

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An Academy Award winning screenwriter

– An Academy Award winning screenwriter in Chris Terrio. All due respect to David S Goyer but i’m glad that Warner Bros brought in Chris to rewrite the script. He showed what he is capable of in Argo. One of my favorite movies for the last 15 years.

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Will Afflecks Batman be the most Comicbook-accurat yet?

– Batman actually feels (and acts at it seems) like the comicbook-counterpart. I didn’t feel the detective side of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Nolan-trilogy and his Batman-voice was to over the top for me. They were still fantastic movies though.

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The possibility of seeing the Bat-family on the big screen

– We may finally get the entire Bat-family from the comics with a dead Robin (maybe a Red Hood down the line?), Nightwing and possibly even Oracle/Batgirl.

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Can we see villains such as Clayface down the road? 

– There are big possibilities that we are going to see more fantastical villains in these new set of DC-films compared to the more grounded and realistic portrayals of classic DC-villains in The Dark Knight Trilogy. We already have Killer Croc and Enchantress (Suicide Squad Villains but still).

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A fantastic cast! (BvS-cast to the left)

– A fantastic cast. You can’t deny the stellar cast of this movie: Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams and the list goes on. This mixed with Snyders fantastic comicbook-style of filming and the writing talent of Chris Terrio.

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– Ben Affleck is a massive Batman-fan and he knows his stuff. He is even rumored to direct his own stand alone-movie.

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Ben Affleck have matured since his early films in the 90’s 

– Ben Affleck is not the same actor he was over 10 years ago, he has like many actors evolved as an actor.

This is just a few of the reasons why i believe Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will crush at the box office and be well received by the fans and critics.

What are your thoughts? Leave your comments down below!

//Markus Mattila

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Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Spoiler-free)

“A long time a go in a galaxy far far away…”

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Right at that moment i felt that i was home again, i had tears of joy in my eyes already when the Lucasfilm-logo showed up and it sure was one of my all-time favorite theater-experiences. If not THE best movie-experience I’ve had in years.

Performances and actors

First of i wan’t to say bravo and congratulations to J.J Abrams who directed this movie and it really shows how much of a Star Wars-fan he is. From small obscure details to scenes that pays tribute to previous movies in the saga (particularly the original trilogy). We have Han Solo , Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker back in this movie with new faces such as Ray (Daisy Ridley), Finn, (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and these new characters are welcome additions to the Star Wars-franchise i really enjoyed and was bought into the chemistry between Rey and Finn. It felt genuine (not like the stale performances in the prequels), that goes to everyone in this movie. All of them brought their A-game and we will see more of John Boyega and Daisy Ridley in the future. Mark my words.

Special effects and production values:

The special-effects were specatular and they perfectly blended practical stuff with CGI and not like the prequels where most of the environments and many characters were CGI. But there is one short scene that felt a little bit out of place. And the soundtrack was fantastic, some tracks was re-used from the original trilogy but it didn’t matter – it hit the right emotional and nostalgic spots for me.

This is a hard piece to write because i don’t want to spoil anything for you who haven’t seen the movie yet, but there are some shocking moments that i’m still thinking about 3 days later (i saw it on friday in IMAX 3D, my first IMAX-experience and our only IMAX-screen here in Sweden).

To sum it up.

The prequels is just a vague memory.

The force was very strong in “The Force Awakens”. And i got ‘A New Hope’ for the Star Wars-saga.

I will give it a score of 9,7 of 10.

 

Editorial: No, The Batman v Superman Trailer didn’t show to much

Around a week ago, a new trailer for the uppcoming Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice released together with Jimmey Kimmel (seriously what is it with him and getting every big trailer?…  anyway).. The reactions of it, is split to say the least. Some loved it, others says it ruined the whole movie.

The trailer is just basically the synopsis in action. How people that follow this movie says that they spoil everything in the movie (which it clearly does not) when they have read the synopsis is a headscratcher! The only thing that the trailer spoiled is Doomsday. And is that really something to be spoiled at the moment, with all the reports that has been done for months?

There is still tons of question that hasn’t been answered.

1. Where is Aquaman? (Which is confirmed to have a cameo with Jason Momoa playing him)
2. Who is Jena Malone playing (is she even in this movie)?
3. Who is Scoot McNairy playing?
4. Why is Wonder Woman there (she is in the party for instance that is shown in the start of the trailer, she isn’t just magically appearing at the fight)
5. Where is Vic Stone? Will he become Cyborg in this?
6. What about the bandage on Lex hand?
7. When and how will he become bald?
8. Will we see the mechsuit for instance?
9. Why the *beep* is Superman behind him when he says “The Devil will do it”?
10. How will they fight Doomsday?
11. Will Doomsday kill Superman in this? And if so, will Superman come back in the same movie?
12. Is Flash going to have a cameo, and if so where is he?
13. WTF happend to Wayne Manner?
14. Is Aquaman causing the flood?

I could go on.

Avengers Trailer 2, Avengers Age of Ultron trailer 2 (and 3) and Winter Soldier trailer 2 spoiled a  ton of stuff as well. You see several big moneyshots in the Avenger trailer 2. You see the end fight in Avegers Age of Ultron trailer (as well as the big fight between hulk and iron man which is the best part of the movie), you see every big action scene AND Winter soldiers face in the Winter Solider trailer 2. And no one seems to complain about that… Not to mention the Star wars the force awakens poster which spoiled a certain famous plot device that every Star Wars fans is familiar with.

But then again, fans no matter what fan-base seems to have selective memory and only remember what they want to remember.

If you don’t believe me, check the links below

I just like the line that’s all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIR8Ar-Z4hw

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If there is something i agree on however, then it is the fact that it is a bit clunky edited in the end (it could just have ended with the roar our the bodyshot of Doomsday and it would been perfectly fine), if you really think about this trailer was for the casuals. The housewife’s, the grandparents. Everyone that is not in to comicbooks like we sweaty nerds are. The one’s that is the majority of moviegoers and has questioned why are they fighting because they are both meant to be good guys and haven’t want to see this because of that sheer fact. The classic “Superman could just kill him in one sec so what’s the point” argument.

I think Armin from Comicbookcast on Youtube said it the best.  In a way, DC was the one that needed to show the cards so to say, because unlike the Captain America Civil War trailer (that obviously had a ton of moneyshots as well) this trailer is the one that will be analyzed to pieces.

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“Batman never uses a gun”

It was basically… If you give us you’re money you will get this and this and this… And if they had shown to little, the same people had said… They are not showing enough… they are scared about the movie like Fox was with fantastic four (which basically had the same trailers all over all the time with some of the footage not even in the movie) It was a dammed if you do dammed if you don’t. And if they hadn’t shown Lex and Doomsday, they would also been accused for false marketing by the same fans that claims that they show to much.

Empire Magazine Cover Reveals New Look At Jared Leto’s Joker

We are now less than a year away from the release of DC and Warner Bros adaptation of the Suicide Squad and it seems like they are starting their marketing campaign. The cover of the next issue of Empire Magazine showcases a new look at The Joker from Suicide Squad played by Jared Leto – Check it out below!

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The cane is a nice throwback to the older comics and the purple leather-coat looks very good.

What’s your opinion? Please comment down below!

//Markus Mattila

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