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!

 

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Top 5: My Most Anticipated Comicbook-Movies Of 2016

2015 has been a fantastic year for comicbook-movies but it seems like 2016 will be even more epic in terms of the sheer amount of big budget movies based on comic book properties. So here is my top 5 list of my most anticipated comic book movies of 2016!

 

5. Deadpool

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This is a dark horse for me because it can go either way (we saw how it turned out last time), but neither the less. We are finally getting a proper R-Rated Deadpool movie with Ryan Reynolds (Who by the way is born to play this role) playing the merc with the mouth. And with it possibly being part of the X-Men Universe makes it even more anticipated.

4. X-Men: Apocalypse

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The X-Men franchise have found it’s grove again after the missteps of X-Men 3: Last Stand and the atrocious X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Both X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past have been fantastic movies in their own rights. But the flaws with those movies is that the X-Men haven’t fought against cosmic and larger than life beings. Apocalypse will change that and we will see him for the first time on the big screen.

3. Captain America: Civil War

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This has been on many people’s most anticipated comic book movies of 2016, but the reason why it’s not my top 1 is because there are two other movies that are more anticipated for me. Having said that, this is basically an Avengers movie (with The Hulk and Thor excluded in the rooster) and the core conflict will be between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark were superheroes must stand accountable of what happened in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Steve Rogers doesn’t agree with the government and it sparks a war within the Avengers. Also add the inclusion of Spider-Man (played by Tom Holland) and we will get an action packed superhero-flick!

2. Suicide Squad

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This is a make it or break it movie for DC and Warner Bros, this is their first movie in the DCEU after the events of Batman v Superman and with a group of characters that are for the most part unknown for the general audience (with the exception of Batman and The Joker). But my anticipation level for it is sky-high because we are going to see our first big screen representations of Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Katana, Deadshot and many more and with the inclusion of The Joker played by the extremely talented Jared Leto gives this movie big expectations.

1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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The title of this movie says it all, it is not only about the conflict between Superman and Batman, it is also a semi-prequel to the Justice League movie that will be released in 2017. This is a movie that all comic book fans have been looking forward to for decades. The trinity may have existed for over 75 years but they have never shared the big screen in the same movie. It’s a behemoth of a motion picture and it has a lot of thing going for it: Ben Affleck looks amazing as The Dark Knight, Gal Gadot as the Amazonian Warrior and Henry Cavill reprising his role as the last son of Krypton, Jason Momoa as Aquaman: The King of Atlantis , a fantastic screenwriter in Chris Terrio and a visual director in Zack Snyder.

This is not only my most anticipated comic book movie of 2016: 

It is my most anticipated movie  of all time. 

//Markus Mattila

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Ant-Man Sequel Announced For a 2018 Release

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With the latest MCU-film making a lot of money despite being an unknown property we today got the announcement that there will be a sequel!

Marvel Studios have announced that the sequel to this years Marvel-hit Ant-man will be released July 6, 2018 and will have the title: Ant-Man and The Wasp. 

Will keep you updated!

//Markus Mattila

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Editorial: Why the failure of Fantastic Four is not a victory as fans claims

Yes, you read the title right (insert your angry comments below). The failure is not a victory for the Comicbook movie genre, or the viewers of that specific genre, and I am here to tell you why.

The relationship between Fox and MarvelMany claim the best thing Fox could do is either just give the rights back to Marvel or make a deal simular deal to what Sony did, after the failure of The Amazing Spiderman 2. I have some bad news for you if you are one of those people. If you think that way, you are either very naive, or don’t have much knowledge about the whole situation.

Unlike Sony, the relationship between Fox and Marvel is far from good. The  bad blood started when Marvel wanted to let them extend the Daredevil rights, in exchange for Galactus and Silver Surfer, If you want to read about Marvel wanting to do this trade you have a link to it here – http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Fox-Doesn-t-Want-Give-Up-Galactus-Marvel-Studios-Get-Daredevil-Back-32338.html

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Further more, last year a controversial comic of the marvel charachter The Punisher came out. Why did it end up as  a controversial comic? Well, Marvel apparently wanted to show the fans that they did not want to be a part of this incarnation of their first family. To show that they had the cast blown up in the controversial issue of Punisher. The comic strip that you see  above is from that issue of Punisher.

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If you need further proof of the bad blood between Fox I need to ask you this. There was Spiderman merchandise even when Spidey was not avaible to have in the MCU. Where is the merchandise for The X-men movies?

Speaking of Marvel’s mutants, down in 2003, there was a lawsuit going on between Marvel Comics and Fox that is called the Mutant X lawsuit. This certain lawsuit is something that is said to be nothing good to the already bad blood between them

You have an article here if you are intrested in reading more about the topic.
http://articles.latimes.com/2003/mar/05/business/fi-mutant5 

The finacial status of Fox
Fox fiancial status, is far from that which Sony has. Last year 20 Century Fox broke boxoffice record (which is now broken by Unverisal, do to Jurassic World and Furious Seven) 

Last year Rupert Murdock tried to buy Time Warner for about 80 billion dollars, so that Fox could expand as a company.  Something like that would never be possible if they were in finacial trouble.

If you are intrested about that story I have a link for you here:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-rupert-murdoch-scottish-independence-time-warner-fox-20140918-story.html 

Sony, on the other hand, did not go so well when the deal was made, and far as i know, they are not doing so well even at this moment http://gaminrealm.com/2013/12/30/sony-79-chance-bankrupt-2-years/

Let me ask you a question: What good would it serve to give up the rights of Fantastic Four, even if it is damaged goods? The only thing that would happen is that one of their biggest rivals at the cinema would get their hands on another IP and they gain nothing in return.

Doue to the bad blood that they have between them, a similar deal like the one they have with Sony will never happen.  The whole scenario would just end up like a to many cooks in one kitchen scenario, fighting over how the deal would end up as well how the character should be handle.

Having them sell it is something I would rather not see happening, since they would just get a one time income, while Marvel would get something they can earn money of more than once.

Is there any chances for Fantastic Four to come home?
To answer the question simply: Yes, there is. The first possible scenario is the most obvious one. That is that Fox don’t manage to get the either a sequel (although with how bashed their recent try is, it would suprise me if a sequel would be made) or reboot before the timestamp that their license has. The timestamp of that contract is seven years. So if their next attempt does not get off the ground until it’s to late, Marvel will have the IP of Fantastic Four, as well as the villains and everything that comes with them in 2022.

However, I do think that there is one chance of get for Marvel to get the rights earlier. The same day that Fantastic Four arrived at cinema, a person from Fox confirmed that they had plans of doing a TV-show that would be connected to their X-men universe. There is a catch to that, however. Marvel needs to get their approval if Fox will be able to greenlight it. 

Here is the other chance i was talking about. If Fox really wants to do this X-men TV show and perhaps think that they would earn more from it, then they would do with the Fantastic Four IP I could see them make a trade. But that is the only other possiblity I could se happen.  If you want to read more about the X-men TV show click this link: http://comicbook.com/2015/08/06/x-men-tv-series-confirmed-in-the-works-at-fox/

Don’t get me wrong. I would love to see The Fantastic Four IP back at  Marvel as much as you do, but it is not as easy as you think

A dud is not good for the CBM genre
You thought that the article was going to end after that paragraf? Well, I have one last thing to point out. Before this movie came out, I heard people talk about that they wanted this specific incarnation of Marvel’s first family to fail at the box office. Why? Because they wanted it to bomb so it could go back to Marvel, and as we all know by now, it does not really work that way.

There has been talk for years about when the era of the comic book movies will end. Some said that it would end before Batman Begins, other would say that it would end after The Avengers. But right now it looks like Comic book movies are here to stay. 

However, there is something that can stop it. And that is bad comicbook movies. And how do you think a comic book movie that is said to be the worst genre ever (even worse then cbms like Batman & Robin, Steel, or Spirit) will do for this era?  One dud will not kill the comicbookgenre.  But remeber this is the second dud in two years, the first being The Amazing Spiderman 2 even if it was not as panned.

If we get one more dud, who knows?. Perhaps it kills the cbm era, perhaps not. So you who celebrate the failure of Fantastic Four should perhaps think the situation over and hope for the best for every comic book movie, no matter the studio doing it.

That was all from me, for this time. Hope you enjoyed the read and have a good day.

Spoiler-free Review: Ant-Man (2015)

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The story is quite well-written, and uses the character of Ant-man in many amusing ways. For you who do not know anything about Ant-man, the character foremostly has the ability to shrink himself to the size of an ant. With such an ability, it is possible to create intresting and creatively written scenarios. This creativity is something that is noticeable during the whole movie. The majority of the characters in the movie are well-written and suit their respective roles in the story very well. There were, however, a few that could have used some tweaking.

One of them was the antagonist (played by Corey Stoll), who felt somewhat one-dimensional. The other character who could have used some better writing (played by Michael Peña) is written in such a way that I can easily understand if people of the same etnicity as the charater take offence. Ant-man as a character lead to a lot of laughs in the theatre (although often at his own expense), but it can be discussed wether such a character is suitable for a film that is supposed to be family-friendly. If this had been a movie supposed to be watched by the same audience as Neighbours, The Dictator of The Pineapple Express, the question would be an easy one.

The majority of the actors did very well, with the possible exception of Corey Stoll. That might also be because the character as such is not very well written.

Ant-man is a film I recommend to those who are into superhero moies, no matter what publisher. Furthermore, I recommend this movie to those who would like to see a new twist on classical heist movies (such as Ocean Eleven or Tower Heist). In conclusion, I was very content with this move and will gladly watch it again.

//Isak Wolff

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BREAKING: Marisa Tomei Cast As Aunt May in The New Spider-Man

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07:  Actress Marisa Tomei attends the Giorgio Armani Prive show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016. Held at Palais de Chaillot on July 7, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
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We may have found our new webslinger, but the question in everybodys minds (not really) have been: Who will play Aunt May?

Well, we now may have our answer because Variety is reporting that Marisa Tomei have been cast as Peter Parker’s aunt May! Either Sony or Marvel have confirmed this, but Variety is a credible source. So stay tuned!

//Markus Mattila

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Deadpool Special Entertainment Weekly Cover For Comic-Con Released!

There have been some speculation about the special issue of Entertainment Weekly that will be available at San Diego Comic-Con and what will be on the cover. Well, the speculation is over and here it is!

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Deadpool hits theaters 12 February, 2016

//Markus Mattila

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