Saturday, March 26, 2016

Comic Books I've Read So Far

1. Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
2. Civil War
3. Crisis on Infinite Earths
4. Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
5. Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 1
6. Batman: The Long Halloween
7. Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War
8. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
9. The Dark Knight Returns
10. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
11. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
12. Batman: The Killing Joke
13. An Innocent Guy
14. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2
15. Mutants #98
16. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3
17. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4
18. Civil War: Choosing Sides Vol. 1 #1
19. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5
20. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6
21. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual #1
22. Deadpool Killustrated
23. The Comic Cavalcade: Archives Volume 1
24. Justice League/Power Rangers #1
25. Old Man Logan
26. Justice League/Power Rangers #2
27. Justice League/Power Rangers #3
28. Doctor Who: Beneath the Waves Part 1
29. Free Comic Book Day: Secret Empire
30. Justice League/Power Rangers #4
31. Free Comic Book Day: Bongo Comics Free For All 2017
32. Free Comic Book Day: All New Guardians of the Galaxy 2017
33. Justice League/Power Rangers #5
34. Justice League/Power Rangers #6

Reviews of each coming soon.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Zootopia

One thing that one would never suspect in a Disney animated film is themes dealing with both prejudice and racism. Zootopia, the 55th film in the Animated Classics series, is not only an animated comedy but also a neo-noir drama dealing with a anthropomorphic society of all kinds of mammals all living together wherein both predators and prey coexist without problems though untrustworthy of each other. Ginnifer Goodwin voices a rabbit named Judy who becomes the city of Zootopia's first rabbit police officer who has 48 hours to solve the case of various missing mammals with the help of a sly fox voiced by Jason Bateman. The film is definitely one of the best films that Disney has ever made, especially among their animated lineup, though Frozen is still better. It has clever writing, great voice acting, amazing visuals, funny jokes and moments that you would never expect-including a Breaking Bad reference, a great story, and very surprising dark moments that relate to the themes of prejudice and racism. Over all: 100%
Top list so far:
1. Zootopia
2. Deadpool
3. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
4. Kung Fu Panda 3
5. Hail, Caesar!

Kung Fu Panda 3

The third film in the Kung Fu Panda franchise sees Po, the Dragon Warrior voiced by Jack Black, reunite with his father and the rest of his once thought perished panda clan and must learn to control the power of chi in order to defeat a centuries old spirit warrior who absorbs the chi of others and turns them in jade infused zombies. Though not as great as the second film, it's still better than the first one and is very memorable with amazing visuals, a strong story with a very great message of being yourself, and great voice acting not just from Black but the rest of the cast as well, including newcomers Bryan Cranston and J. K. Simmons. One of the few problems the film does have is that it feels too kiddish at times compared to the last two films, sometimes it drags along, and some jokes either feel forced or not very well done. The fight scenes however are amazing and visually perfect, especially in the scenes taking place in the spirit realm. Over all: 88%
Top list so far:
1. Deadpool
2. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
3. Kung Fu Panda 3
4. Hail, Caesar!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Hail, Caesar!

The Coen Brothers craft a well made and funny look at what Hollywood was like in the early 1950s during the later Golden Age of Hollywood when studios started to lose control of their actors and censorship became less strict with their comedy, Hail, Caesar!. Though it can be slow at times and a few other parts, the film is hilarious and acts much like an anthology film that looks at various different things going on in one studio while the kidnapping of one actor, played by George Clooney, is the main focus of the film that drives most of the story. Hail, Caesar! is perfect for anyone who's into the history of films and a huge film buff as there are numerous references to historical events related to Hollywood occurring all throughout it. All but Josh Brolin, playing real life fixer Eddie Mannix, play someone who represents real life people from that time such as Clooney's character being a lot like Kirk Douglas and Scarlett Johansson as an Esther Williams-type swimming actress and they all play them perfectly. Over all: 80%
Top list so far:
1. Deadpool
2. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
3. Hail, Caesar!