So finally, I’ve caught up with Venom, thanks to Netflix. As much as I wanted to like this movie, I really felt that Sony bungled up this attempt to expand the Spider-man franchise by focusing […]
From the time I first saw the trailer of Amazon Prime’s adaptation of The Boys, I knew I was going to be in for a wild ride. It was edgy. It was unique. It was […]
As a standalone, Split was understandably open ended mainly because it was setting up for the conclusion to the trilogy. However, I think that it succeeded in the sense that it managed to estsblish a connection between the audience and the Horde and in doing so, got them involved enough in the story to want to know what does happen to the Beast in the third movie. It makes audiences look forward to seeing McAvoy crush his portrayal of 24 different personalities once again and with this, I think M. Night Shyamalan accomplished his goal of generating more interest in the franchise which he started 16 years ago.
All in all, Unbreakable would have been good standalone movie should M. Night Shyamalan have decided that he would not pursue the development of a trilogy. Although the title clearly referred to Bruce Willis’ David Dunn, it was just as much as Mr. Glass’ movie as well as his arch-rival’s. While I was a fan of the comic book parallels, I think the coolness quotient of the film plumetted when Shyamalan simply stuck the epilogue on a still shot of Willis and Jackson in the final frames of the movie. However, after seeing Unbreakable, I wonder if the succeeding movies were not just attempts to cash in on the franchise because the message of both Glass and Unbreakble were absolutely identical if not for the addition of Kevin Wendell Crumb’s 23 personalities including one superhuman beast. Just saying.
One of the biggest blockbusters to watch out for in 2013 was Thor: The Dark World, which was a sequel to the film that launched Chris Hemsworth’s career in 2011. A lot has changed since […]
So I have mixed feelings about this film. While some critics have already embraced this movie as far better than the 2009 X-men Origins that featured Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, I did not really think that […]
I was initially unsure of what to think of the new Superman movie. When I saw the new costume, it totally made me think twice about watching it. But when I learned that Zack Snyder […]
I finally managed to catch the concluding chapter to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy a week or so after its premiere. Believe me, seeing the trailer does not begin to describe the film as a […]
Before I begin this review, I would just like to express how much fun I had watching this movie. It was one of the most anticipated openings this year and it was every bit worth […]