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WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEW: Marvel’s “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2”

Hello there ladies and gentelnerds! Long time no see. I gots lots of catching up to do seeing as to that I’ve been pretty ghost.. So why dont we start with a brand new edition of “WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS!” todays movie?.. 

“GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol 2”

THE STORY: Its been a few months since the first film and the gang are Guardians for Hire. After a job for an alien race known as The Sovereign and their leader Ayiasha.

goes sideways, The team find themselves on the run. With a little help from the Mysterious EGO, claiming to be Star Lords father. The team discovers just what it actually means to be Family! And that its not only blood that can bind people together.

The story in itself, honestly? Isn’t the strongest thing about the movie. Its what happens within the story that propels everything forward. Yondu’s story had much more going on, yet was not the main focus. The Father-Son story between Ego and Peter was.. I dont want to say forced, but it was rushed at some points and it wasn’t very strong. Kurt and Chris were excellent and did a great job with what they were given. It just wasn’t the strongest part of the film. The backbone and heart of the movie was the characters. You can tell it was the characters that James Gunn cared for and has a tremendous amount of respect for. So the main plot suffered for that fact just a bit.

THE CAST:

Fantastic! Wonderful! A true treat. Everyone was on point. Batista was a delight. They gave him so much more to work with and he ran with it. Micheal Rooker’s Yondu 

has become probably my favorite character of the film, only second to of course..

BABY GROOT! My god he was so damn adorable. He stole my heart and every scene he appeared in. 

Sylvester Stallone’s cameo (possible spoiler alert!) as… 

Starhawk, was, surprisingly delightful. He could have easily mailed in a performance.. But he didn’t. He acted. He put his heart into it, and i really appreciate it! I would love to see him continue apperaing in the Cosmic MCU. 

Kurt Russel’s EGO

 was really cool. He played the role as true to character as they could make him. I really cant go too much further in to Ego without spoiling anything. But, Kurt was great. 

Ayiasha of The Sovereign.. 

Too much to say that would border on being a spoiler. But she was very interesting. And i wonder if we will ever see her again. I would be interested in her return.

THE POSITIVES:

The Cast. Baby Groot. Yondu. The Cameos. Oh god! That Stan Lee cameo was fucking epic! I honestly can’t go in to it here.. But oh yeah… I will be digging deep in to that scene. The comedy was top tier. Dave Batista’s Drax was a comedic highlight. The deep cosmic cuts. The 5 or 4 after credits scenes were the best.

THE NEGATIVES: A surprisingly weak plot. The 2nd and 3rd acts was poorly rushed. The soundtrack, Awesome Mix Vol.2 isnt as strong (at least for me) as Vol.1. Non of the tracks stuck with me as much as the first ones did. But that could just be me. The movie would have benefited more from a longer run time.

OVERALL: Another Marvel Studios Masterwork. I cant say its better then the first film, but it can stand shoulder to shoulder with the first film. Its great. In comparison with other Marvel sequels, IE: Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3 and Avengers 2. Its better then all of those. Its a strong sequel. Not as strong as Winter Soldier, but its a great sequel. A Must See for everyone!! 

I score “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2” πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« 8 and 1/2 stars. 

What did you folks think of GOTG2? Hit me up! Comment below, leave a like and a follow. Thx for reading folks.

Until next time.. Peace Out!

“MY TOP 10:SUPERHERO MOVIE THEMES/SCORES!”

A Super hero theme song can make or break a film. Probably in the smallest sense. It takes a lot to make a Hero flick a success. Direction, Story, Acting and Costume Design are all major factors. But a good score/theme can do something so much more. If all the ingredients are on point, a good theme can take us back in to the film. Put us in the shoes or cape of our favorite heroes. It can make us feel Super! Make us Feel like we are more then who we are. Music is very Magical in that sense. (at least thats how i feel about it.) 
With that in mind, I wanted to share with you my Top 10 Superhero movie themes/scores! (This time in actual order)

[WRITERS NOTE: This is why I dont do top 10 lists in any particular order.. I have had to revise this list several times already. Anyway.. Please enjoy!] 

10. X-MEN (2000) 

Composed by: Michael Kaman 

It’s not exactly the famed intro of the 90’s animated series. But the X-Men movie theme comes pretty close in coolness factor. The moment it starts. You find yourself roaming the halls beneath the X Mansion, ready to suit up. As the current “Official” start of the superhero movie craze. X-Mens theme still holds up and is a fun listen. 

9. IRON MAN (2008) 

Composed by: Ramin Djawadi
When You think Iron Man movie soundtracks, ACDC usually comes to mind. Understandable, but this is about the Main Themes and Scores we are talking about here. Its not overly bombastic as most superhero themes. But the First Iron Man theme fit perfectly. Not only for the film, but for the character as well. At the first few cords, you feel like your in the designing stage of the suit itself. Then when you get towards the bridge, Boom! Your in the suit, flying around and kicking ass! Hence why it ranked at number 9 for me.

8. WINTER SOLDIER (2014) 

Composed by: Henrey Jackman 

After experiencing something like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, you would expect a Theme that would most fit the character itself. Perhaps a revamped version of the main theme from the first film?.. NOPE! Instead we are gifted with the beautiful tones that fit the Film as a whole and not just the character. It fit the tone, the atmosphere, what we had just witnessed. It is by far a perfect score for a single perfect film. I only wish Marvel would have kept it for Civil War. 

7. AVENGERS (2012)

 Composed by: Alan Silvestri  

Its not the biggest Super Theme, and its not generally connected with the film as a whole.. But the power of this song comes from that one moment.. That one moment (pictured above) All our dreams come true. The Avengers Assembled right there in front of us! For the first time Ever! That circling shot of each member as they prepare for battle. Ready to take on what comes next. It was Epic! Its forever synonymous with that One Scene! Just One Scene and it was perfection. 

6. BATMAN (1989) 

Composed by : Danny Elfman

You dont think Batman with out thinking of Danny Elfman’s amazing Batman March! Its the same theme that inspired the theme for the Animated Series. ( which Elfman himself composed as well) It doesnt exactly put you in the suit, persay (at least for me) but it puts you in the world. You are in Gotham City. You know the Bat is out there kicking ass and you are right there along for the ride. So strap in and hold tight! 

5. SUPERMAN (1978) 

Composed by: John Williams 

What could i possible say about the Original Super Hero Theme!? Its magic! Its composed by the man that gave us the music of our geek lives. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurrasic Park, E.T., Jaws just to name a few. Honestly.. I didnt remember that John Williams did the Superman theme until i was doing the research for this very blog. This is probably the very blueprint most of the composers on this list use when making a Score or Theme for this genre of film. You dont think Superman without thinking this theme song. From the very start, Your jumping into a phone booth and hopping out dressed as Superman and blasting off in to the sky, ready to save the day… Then you smile at the camera and soar off in to the distance. 

4. THE DARK KNIGHT (2005)

Composed by: Hanz Zimmer 

My man Hanz! The main theme for the film is called “Aggresive Expansion” (if i am not mistaken) However, in this case, I am choosing to go with a particular Score. Its called, “Agent Of Chaos” In the film, it is heard just after the interrogation scene between batman and joker, and its heard through the whole race part. Where Gordon and Batman are rushing to save Dent and Rachael. Honestly, parts of the score are heard throughout the film. But its mainly for that sequence of events. This piece of Music is so gripping. It not only transports you to that moment. But the constent slow build ups to the climactic finish is so damn gratifying. Give it a listen and tell me you dont feel like Batman on the batpod trying to get somewhere in time. It translates the character, the events, and the urgency of the scene so very well. 

3. THOR (2011) 

Composed by: Patrick Doyle 

I. Love. This. Theme! Every 11 minutes and 45 seconds of it. It tells you the story. It puts you in to this crazy world of Asgard and demi-gods. Its adventurous. Sad. Triumphant all in one! I am so saddened that Marvel never used it again in the sequal. Which is a very terrible habit of Marvel Studios. They have such great moments of music for thier movies and they dont use it again. Its sad. Even if they were to do a remix of sorts for the follow up. It wouldnt have been a bad thing. But, alas, at least i have this song from one of my favorite Marvel Studios films. 
2. SPIDER-MAN (2001) 

Composed by: Danny Elfmen 
Danny boy hits my list yet again with this gem right here. When those drums start, i am instantly transported to Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. (the best spider-men film so far.. Waiting on Homecomming to most likely change that) It speaks volumes. When the high notes and the chorus comes in, your automatically web swinging over new york. During the low flows of drums and brass , your climbing up walls and skyscrappers. Its Awesome! Pure and simple. 

Before I reveal my Numero Uno.. Heres a couple of honorable mentions! 

“ENEMY” From AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2, 

Although not a main theme for the film. It does feature a good chunk of it in the song. It was basicly Electro’s theme song. One i really do enjoy, even though the film itself was a total crap fest! A sad waist of a great song in my book. 

And Secondly. WONDER WOMAN’S Main Theme! By Junkie XL and Hanz Zimmer, 

We got a very delicious taste of WW’s theme in the climax of BVS during the Doomsday fight. And it was featured very heavily at the close of her recent SDCC Trailer and her WW logo came up. It gave me chills. And i cant wait to hear it again. 

Finallly..

1. MAN OF STEEL (2011) 

Composed by: Hanz Zimmer and Junkie XL! 
These guys hit my list yet again! Say what you want about the movie itself.. But i must say, The Theme is so damn good! It actually kinda surpasses the original John Williams version just a bit for me. It inspires me. It puts me there. It makes me feel like there is and or was Hope! Not just from the movie stand point.. But in general. I am not referring to the theme that plays when he first flies.. But the Main Theme, with the subtle piano notes before the drums kick in, and the strings and horns come in.. It really moves me. I listen to it everyday. Its a very moving and epic piece of cinema music. 

SO! Thats my list. Let me know your thoughts. Please comment below. Be a sweetheart and follow/subscribe to the blog while your at it. Thank you!

So, until next time folks.. Peace Out!

“Steve Rogers, Is Not Captain America In ‘AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR!’?!”

According to reports on various Sites, The Russo Brothers, Directors of “Captain America: Winter Soldier”, “Captain America: Civil War” and the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War”, have confirmed a particular tidbit regarding Chris Evens’ role as Steve Rogers/ Captain America.

According to many news sites, The Russo’s have said, (and im paraphrasing here) “Steve Rogers is Not Captain America in “Infinity War”” As fans are known to do, many Had the whole “WWWHAAAAA?!?” kind of reaction. Along with general confusion and such as to slight outrage. (Clearly, these are noob fans) 
Thr Rest of us however, decide to go the speculative route.. Like myself.. Like right now..

This makes a lot of sence.. (CIVIL WAR SPOILER ALERT!.. 3.2.1..)

Steve literally dropped the shield at the end of Civil War. If standing by his friend, ment having to give up being Captain America.. He willingly gave it up. Not to say, the shield is what makes him Captain America. But it in fact is the symbol of that persona, persay. So his dropping it, also ment… Im no longer Captain America. But Im not gonna stop doing what im doing. 

So that leaves me to wonder.. Does this in fact make him ‘Nomad: The Man With No Country’ 

(Dear God!, What a stupid costume) 

NOMAD, was the persona, Steve Rogers created way back in the day, when he first gave up being Captain America. Does this mean that Steve Rogers is going to be Nomad at the start of Infinity War? Maybe. Will his ‘Secret Avengers’ still be a team at that point, or will he have disbanded the team before hand? For continuity sake.. Yes.  Is it going to be The Nomad and Falcon show? Most likely. So many questions! And they dont start filming this movie until later this year in to next year, for a 2018 release.

However.. Since all we can do is speculate on plot details for the now, single Infinity War film (its no longer a 2 parter) I wanna look at possible costume choices.. And Not that God awful Original Nomad Costume PLEASE! (Would like a sort of Easter Egg though)

Perhaps Steve can go back to the Blackish Blue Uniform of Winter Soldier?

Which, in the comics is considered his “Captain Rogers” uniform. Maybe a spin on the U.S Agent costume from the 80’s and 90’s? 

One thing is for sure thou.. By the second half or climax of the movie he Will be back as Captain America.. Maybe looking like this?!

Yeah.. During the final battle with Thanos. Iron Man, beaten and bloodied will call in the calvery and bang Captain America and his reformed Secret Avengers come in guns a blazing… Then Captain America dies at the end.. 

“SAY WHAT?!?” 

But that! Is for another Blog, For another time..

So, Until Next time folks… Peace Out! 

“THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF “DC vs MARVEL” 1996-2016!”

Greetings Ladies and Gentelnerds! It’s come to my attention that this past April-May marked the 20th anniversary of the epic collaboration between the big two,

“MARVEL vs DC”!

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A four part miniseries event that was truly epic in its day.

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Although it was not the first time the companies produced something together,

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And it wasn’t the last..

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But.. 1996’s meeting between the two companies was actually pretty historic. This was probably the first time they decided to say, ‘Screw it! Lets see who’s the best!’ And they left the decision up to Us, The Fans!

We were asked to vote on the deciding battles, Who would win in battles between..

Superman/Hulk

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Batman/Captain America

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Spiderman/SuperBoy

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Storm/Wonder Woman

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And Wolverine/ Lobo

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The winner would decide which company was on top! But it wasn’t just that.. The fact that WE were involved was awesome! It was a fanboys/girls dream.. Our favorite characters were all together for the first time ever! They even Joined together as one company for a moment..

THE AMALGAM UNIVERSE!

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They story also featured some truly classic moments.. Like,

THOR vs SHAZAM!

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Wonder Woman being the first woman to ever to be deemed worthy..

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Silver Surfer defeated Green Lantern

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Superman punches Hulk into the Grand Canyon..

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Wolverine and Gambit jacked the BatMobile..

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And lets not forget..

Aquaman cheated against Namor!

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So many classic moments!

But comics were different 20 years ago.. The characters were very different back then.. So.. That got me thinking!

20 years later.. IF! Marvel and DC could Β find it in their heart of hearts, to give us fans another Epic Comic Crossover Event!

I present to You, “DC vs MARVEL 2!”

im not gonna pitch a whole storyline.. But here’s the characters of Today’s comics I think could fill the roster of the sequel!..

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Thats just a few that came to mind..

What do you folks think? What are some battles would you put into a DC vs Marvel 2 Event!?

If you haven’t yet read the classic DC vs Marvel event. In honor of its 20th birthday.. You should go out, find it, and enjoy!

Thx for reading.. And seriously.. Tell me your dream matches for a sequel to DC vs Marvel!

So, Until next time folks… Peace Out!

“CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR” (SPOILER FREE) MOVIE REVIEW!

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“SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING”: Real Title, Or Marvel’s Elaborate Hoax?!?

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I will try to be as brief as possible..

“SPIDER-MAN:HOMECOMING” is the title for the Marvel backed reboot of Spider-Man (for Sony)

I DON’T LIKE IT! (Sorry) but I don’t.. It looks like the title for an animated feature.. Even the design looks cartoonish. AND I think it’s a hoax! (Allow me to elaborate)

Can it be possible, that Marvel Studios, Disney, Sony and all the heads over there, along with Kevin Fiege, couldn’t come up with a better name and title then “HOMECOMING”?!? (I’m gonna be doing some stretching here, so give me some space.) Way back when, Mr.Fiege and the folks at Marvel held a little event at the El Capitan theater. In which they announced their entire film slate for Phase 3. The first title they announced was “CAPTAIM AMERICA: SERPENT SOCIETY” It was an official looking logo.. But then Kevin pulled a fast one and said, “Thats not the title. Lets pull up the real title” and with a roar from the crowd, “CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR” faded on to the screen.

So is it possible that the folks at Marvel are messing with us right now?!

I CERTAINLY THINK SO! (I really wouldn’t put it past them)

I honestly believe (and desperately hope and pray) That the REAL NAME of the Spider-Man reboot will be…

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Maybe it’ll be announced at D23, or another Marvel “event” perhaps. Along with other casting announcements? Who knows!

WHILE IM ON THE SUBJECT OF CAST!

RDJ is now confirmed for the filmimage

Joining Zandaya, Tom Holland and Morisa Tomei.

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So far, Marvel’s Spider-Man Universe is looking pretty darn awesome.. But, FUCK! That Name tho.. Smh!

What do you guys think. REAL TITLE OR ELABORATE HOAX?! Let me know your thoughts! Thanks for reading and please follow and subscribe to the blog! Thank you.

So, Until next time folks… Peace Out!

NFL SUPER-BOWL 5O: Game Review!…

HA!! GOTCHYA!! Made you look! Seriously.. FUCK THE GAME! Broncos beat the Panthers “24-10” (Game Review Done) Lets talk about what we really care about, THE TRAILERS!.. First up..

“CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR”

“TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2: OUT OF THE SHADOWS”

“Disney’s: THE JUNGLE BOOK”

“X-MEN: APOCALYPSE”

“BOURNE”

A new “DEADPOOL” Spot..

These next ones are not trailers for any movies exactly.. BUT THERE FREAKING AWESOME!!

“HULK vs. ANTMAN”

“BATMAN v. SUPERMAN: TURKISH AIRLINES!”

And LASTLEY.. Esurance left us with a nice surprise,

Overall really great Trailers! Good game though too.. Congrats to Payton and the Denver Broncos!

So, Until next time folks.. Peace out!