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WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS!”Marvel Studio’s ‘THOR: RAGNAROK'” (Small Spoilers Are Possible)

Greetings ladies and gentelnerds, and welcome back to “WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS!” Todays movie?.. Seriously? Do you have to ask? 

“THOR: RAGNAROK”

THE STORY: “Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization” 

The plot. For what it is, and how it is presented, is great! Its simple and straight forward. Its not the strongest plot, in the sense of depth. But it’s a very entertaining story. 

THE CAST:

The cast was on point. Everyone was clearly enjoying themselves and their roles and how they were playing them. Chris Hemsworth 

.. I will say… Is on the level of Hugh Jackman. I can not see anyone else as Thor. Although Jane Foster Thor wouldnt be a problem for me.. But no one else can be Thor and he should play this role until the end of time.

Tom Hiddelston’s Loki was, of course, perfection. Although he didnt have much to do. 

Cate Blanchett

Chewed the scenery every chance she had. Although not given a whole lot to do. She still made every scene count. She portrayed Hela Wonderfully. 

Jeff Goldblum’s The Grandmaster..

What can i say?.. Are we sure he wasnt just playing a spaced out version of himself? It was brilliant. He was such a delight to have on screen and in this universe. I cant wait to see Him and Del Toro together as The Collector and Grandmaster respectively. 

Tessa Thompson’s Valkyire

A breath of fresh air. Its nice to have another female ass kicker in the MCU. I want more of her. 

Mark Ruffelo’s HULK!

This.. THIS! Is the Hulk I’ve been waiting for! I loved every bit of this hulk! He touched my heart in such a way.. It was perfect! This is the hulk i was talking about wayy back when i wrote this article πŸ‘‡

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I loved what they did with The Hulk and Mark’s performance was fantastic. I cant wait for whats to come.

The biggest surprise out of this movie tho..

Director Taika Waititi’s performance as.. KORG

A giant Rock monster with the voice of the sweetest New Zealand man. “Hey Man!” “Hey New Doug” some of my most favorite lines. I’ve never loved Korg so much. He stole the show for me. 

THE POSITIVES: Great cast. Great characters. Good story. So much fun. The comedy was.. Perfect. So funny. Honestly, a very fun movie. The first Thor film is one of My favorites in the whole MCU.. Thor: Ragnarok has officially taken the place in front of that. The Kirby inspired universe was beautiful. The twist toward the end was.. Surprising to say the least. (I wont spoil that)

THE NEGATIVES: This Could be considered a spoiler.. But i must voice my opinion on this tho..

Hela.. Is NOT! The first born of Odin! She is not Thor and Loki’s sister.. That change to her character was completely unnecessary. So ridiculas. Hela was a great character in the movie. A good villain. Not given enough time.. At all.. She almost felt pointless. All of that power and it felt a little waisted. THIS… Is what they literally did with Hela..

It was a tad bit disappointing. Cate’s performance was Hela’s saving grace. They didnt give her enough screen time. I blame the tight run time. Unless thier saving her for future projects. But it was a bit of a waste. The only other negative i can think of, is the lack of emotional gravity at certain points. (SPOILER) ppl die in this movie.. Important ppl… And there is no emotional connection to it at all. Its boom. Boom. Boom. Dead, dead, dead, moving on! It didnt take me out of the movie at all. But it was noticable enough for me to be like.. Eh! Thats not nice.

OVERALL: Best Thor since the first one. Best Marvel film since.. Civil War.(?) Best Third Instalment of a series.. Since Civil War. (Maybe I’ll do an actual ranking for these movies soon)

THOR: RAGNAROK is a wonderful movie. Fun. Funny, and action packed. A definite Must See for any and all fans! I give THOR:RAGNAROK A score of 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 8 out of 10. Just because its so much Fun. 

Please leave a comment below,or hit me up on social media. Let me know your thoughts. 

Until next time folks.. Peace Out!

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ICYMI: “PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN”Β 

I have not seen this film yet.. But i really want to. In my search of its release date. I discovered that its currently playing as of oct. 13. Most likely a limited run. 

Based on the true story of Professor Marston, his wife and thier lover and thier creation of  “WONDER WOMAN”. Thier relationship that inspired the original world of Wonder Woman. And the challenges they faced during the “Seduction of the Innocent” era. The dark ages of comics. Here’s the trailer.. ICYMI..

Looks so damn intriguing. I cant wait to see it and give you folks a full review.

What do you folks think? Hit me up. Leave a comment. Follow.. Anything! Just let me know your there..

“TWO CENTS TUESDAYS: MARVEL’S ‘INHUMANS'”

Hey there ladies and gentelnerds! Im gonna do my darndest to get myself back on track with my blogging. 

So, I’m dusting off the “Two Cent Tuesdays” segment of the blog, to give My “Two Cents” on Marvel’s INHUMANS.

For those of you who don’t know.. The Two Cents segment is a lot like the “My Thoughts On..” Segment.. But a little more loosy goosey in a way. So, here we go..


It’s good! Its actually pretty darn good. A lot of ppl have been talking shit about it. But its not all that bad. It’s not perfect. It’s got a lot of flaws. But it is entertaining. 

I think folks just had too much anticipation going into it, maybe? I mean.. It is a T.V Show. 

What were you folks expecting? Avengers quality material?

 It’s also in the same network as “Agents Of Shield”

What budget do you think they had? YES! The cgi for Madusa’s hair was total shit! No doubt about that..

But its television.. Get over it! Thats why they cut her hair off.. 

Another dumb as shit move on thier part.. But i can understand it and accept it at face value. Still stupid.

The acting isn’t top notch.. But they are clearly doing the best they can do with what they were given..

Its a mini series.. Ive only gotten up to episode.. Uhm… 4? I think? The past 2 eps. Are on my dvr. (I havent had the time.. Work and life have been… Bleh! I mean.. Have you not read my last blog?! Its been a mission getting back on track.) so they’ve been rushing things along. Its a shame and to be expected given all the bullshit behind the scenes stuff.. But it’s good. And they’re doing thier best. However, i will say this.. I love Loki’s storyline.. Its actually the best thing about the… Say what now?.. Thats not loki?..

Ohhhh!! Right.. I was wondering why they replaced Hiddelston with Ramsey Bolton..

All jokes aside.. Maximus is, by far, the bright spot of the entire show. They clearly ripped off the first “THOR” Brother v. Brother story arc. But.. Whats his name?..Iwan Rheon?.. Ok.. Ramsey Bolton! Is fantastic! So great.. Hats off to him.. I would watch a whole show with just him.

INHUMANS had so much damn potential! I honestly think.. Before all this.. Back when they had to take it off the schedule entirely.. They should have put INHUMANS for phase 4. With a whole new direction for the MCU, after AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR/ INFINITY GAUNTLET. MCU’s phase 4 should have had Inhumans as thier Guardians of The Galaxy franchise. Or at least, it could have been thier X-Men franchise. Its not Avengers.. Doesnt have to be… But a new cosmic franchise after Guardians is finished, would have been a better choice.

Marvel should have waited. They rushed it.. And if they had to really get it done. They should have given it to Netflix. I think the ppl behind The Netflix Marvel U could have done it better if given the proper time. 

The INHUMANS 

And thier extended character list is epic.. Its good. Its not the best thing on TV. Even Agents was kinda shit in its first season.. But it got better over time.. INHUMANS has been doing so for me so far as this series progresses. Will it come back for a season 2? Should it?!.. Who the fuck knows! Either way.. Marvel screwed the pooch a bit.. But for me.. Its good. I like it!..But..

Thats Just. My, TWO CENTS!

Until next time folks.. Peace Out!

“The ‘DEFENDERS TEAM TOURNAMENT’: Twitter Tournament Results!”

HEYYYYyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! There ladies and gentelnerds and welcome back! Hows it going? How’ve you been? It’s been a long time….

Yea?

Thats great!

Good to hear.

Hey, thats just how things happen. Hope things work out.

Congratulations!

Well.. Now that all the pleasantries are out of the way. Lets get back in to the swing of things.

Awhile back, we had yet another Twitter Tournament. “The Defenders Team Tournament” in which i asked all you beautiful folks to put together your own version of ‘The Defenders’, using comic book characters from different brands.

And boy did we have some unique gatherings of Teams.. Lets take a look πŸ‘€

First there was my team..

@MarvelZombiek

@Wonder_Vixen

@EddieSteak

@Roguishly_Epic

@NyeMickyMic1001

@AnarchyAnthon

@BrothersInLight

@Bigjerm95

And.. For the first time ever! We had a completely original brand new character make thier debut in a tournament..

Brought in by his creator.. @Chirpyjen

All great teams! Losts of great old friends.. And plenty of New Friends, like @Wonder_Vixen and @ChirpyJen and @NyeMikeymic1001. I want to thank each and every one of you who joined and played along. Those of you who voted.. Thank you all, so very very much! You people are the best. I am always greatful that you folks put up with these things and join in them. I am always so happy to have you guys and gals. I hope to keep them coming. Each one new and fresh, and better then the last. So again..

THANK YOU! And remember.. Be sure to head on over to twitter and follow all of these awesome people. And check out agrimtrilogy.com to learn more about Grim and @ChirpyJen ‘s Grim-Universe.

So, without further ado.. After some hard fought battles, with some fantastic teams.. In the end. The winner and New Champion of the “Defenders Team Tournament”..

@NYEMikeyMic1001 and his team of Nightwing, Winter Soldier, Captain America, and Batgirl

Congratulations Broski! You join a pantheon of Legendary winners of Tournaments past. Soak it up and enjoy!

Thx for reading folks.. Until next time.. Peace Out!

NEW TWITTER TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCEMENT!

In honor of the awesomness that was Marvel’s The Defenders. I have been inspired to start a new Twitter Tournament called..

#DefendersTeamTournament 

The rules are as Follows! 

*You assemble your own team of “Defenders” thay can consist of marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse and Valiant Characters! 

* No mega power characters. They must be street level heroes. Much like the actual defenders.

*Not a major requirement. But each team memeber must represent a key role. IE: A daredevil type, a Luke Cage type, A Jessica Jones type and a Iron Fist Type. But its not mandatory. Have fun with building your team.

*Doubles will be allowed. (So be prepared to see a lot of Batmans and Daredevils..)

* Winners are determined by Favs or RT’s. Team with most votes wins! Poll system will not be used for this tournament.

*Players must submit thier teams to me. Via DM (direct message) and must send me Pics of your characters.

That should cover it. Any questions? You know where to find me.. 

BTW: here’s MY team.. See you in the tournament arena bitches! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

NETFLIX AND CHILL: BINGE WATCHING- “MARVEL’S: THE DEFENDERS”

“Come, as you are. As You were, As i want you to be!”

It has finally arrived, Ladies and Gentelnerds! ‘THE DEFENDERS’ is now streaming on Netflix. All 8 fantastic episodes!..

Wait.. 8?!

Lmfao! 

Honestly. Didnt really bother me.. But i digress. It took me about 2 and a half days to binge it. And its taken me about, twice as long to get started on this Review.. Btw.. Some Spoilers are bound to happen. So if your one of those weird, one epsiode a day type of streamer? You’ve been warned.. Weirdos!

THE STORY:  When The ancient order of THE HAND set the final part of their plan to end New York into motion, DAREDEVIL, LUKE CAGE, JESSICA JONES and IRON FIST must band together to save the city! 

It is not.. The.. ‘Strongest’ part of the Defenders. Its a good story non the less.. Its actually the characters themselves that helps and carries the whole thing! Honestly, its the characters and the actors that draw you in and kept you there. The story could probably have been more effective if it had the chance to breath. Rushing it with the 8 episode limit, kinda fucked the story by the end of it. 

THE CAST: Every single of the actors, totally fucking rocked it! Thats what helped the Defenders be the epic thing it turned out to be. The characters! Charlie Cox, Mike Coultur, Kristen Ritter and Finn Jones were fabulous. They were fantastic. Every moment they had on screen. Every moment they are together. Is what made the whole thing work.

(Spoiler Territory approaching)

Sigourney Weaver’s ‘Alexandria’ 

Was.. Disappointing.. She had Kingpin potential. But they kinda dropped the ball on her and i blame that on the 8 episode limit. Given time, she could have been a great Villain. (More in the negatives section)
Elektra’s return was cool 

And well played. A lot of obvious things came out of her story.. Saw it coming right away. But it was Fun for the most part.

THE POSITIVES: 

The Crew! I want a season 2 with these people so bad.. Even if they just sit in a room talking or not talking. But in costume. I dont care. I could watch these people do anything. They were the greatest thing ever! Individually, together. The chemistry was awesome. The bright side of the 8 ep. Limit helped speed along the banding together aspect of the show. That was one thing that did not need to be dragged out. 

They also mixed the different show styles together seemlesly. The transition scenes from character to character worked wonderfully.

Madame Gao.. Was badass!

The supporting cast was great too. I will say this.. Again (SPOILERS!) The numerous endings that basicly promotes the individual series’s future to come, was great.. It made me excited for Iron Fist Season 2. Guarantee you we get a costume! Luke Cage S2 is gonna be exciting. Jessica Jones S2 is gonna be badass.. BUT!

THE NEGATIVES: The numerous endings was.. EH!? Ok.. It was cool.. Could have been better. But it was ok. 

Alexandria as a villain was so damn bland. They dropped the ball on that one. They painted her as the next Wislon Fisk, and they took it nowhere. She was supposed to be this badass ancient leader of the Hand, and she fell so flat. There were hints of badassery.. (Is that even a word?) and menace.. But there was no payoff. 

Needed more ninjas! In hindsight, for a Ninja Clan of assassins.. There were a lot of basic henchmen in this series.. Like.. Wtf? Where are the Ninjas!? 

Killing off Stick… Uhhm.. Not ok. They could have had his character last beyond this series for a while longer.. But, this is the MCU.. Nobody really stays dead for long. We’ll just have to wait and see. 

The 8 eps. Limit.. Cool for the lack of dragging a storyline unnecessarily. But fucked the plot to a degree as in, i couldnt care less. Just give me the Defenders kicking ass! And it fucked the story and hindered the growth of certain characters. I guess it’s like “Damned if you do. Damned if you dont” for Netflix. It worked but didnt work at the same time.

Not much else negativly about the show comes to mind at the moment.. So

OVERALL: 

THE DEFENDERS is one hell of a fun ride! Short. But Fun. Come for the Characters, Stay for the Characters. It was a great blend of the different genres they represented. It is just plain.. FUN! A true Joy to watch. Can’t wait for a season 2, and the continued adventures of the individual characters.

I give MARVEL’S “THE DEFENDERS” a score of.. πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« 6 1/2 out of 10! Pure, badass fun! A must Binge for Marvel/Netflix Fans! 

Thanks for reading folks. Please leave a comment. A like. A follow.. Just an overall fact that you were here at all would be nice. 

Until next time folks.. Peace out!

INTRODUCING NEW BLOG SEGMENT: “WHAT?!”

Greetings ladies and gentelnerds and welcome to a Brand New Blog Segment! 

“WHAT?!” Is the Blog Segment in which i just ask the Question.. WHAT?! in regards to a certain bit of news that may be in the atmosphere. 

Today’s Topic?..


Its been reported, Today? Was it? Anyway, these days bleed together for me.. I have no idea what day it is now.. Anywhoo!

DC and WB announced that a slate of DC Comics centric films outside the current DCEU Universe..


One of the first films in that line up.. 

A Joker Origin Film! 


Produced by the legendary Martin Scorsese, 

and directed by “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips

Its supposed to be set in the 1980’s and is to be made to look like a Taxi Driver toned film.


The only upside I see in this..

No Jared Leto

Although he is still set to appear in both Suicide Squad 2 and Gotham City Sirens.

This could be a massive success, or It could be the dumbest fucking thing for WB to try to do so soon.

Really WB? An Elseworlds set of films?!


You’ve barely been able to set up your current DCEU Universe properly!

4 films in, and the only current success you have is “WONDER WOMAN”

(I do realize i have yet done a movie review for the film.. Thats coming soon..)

Im still going go hold a wait and see mentality.. But seriously…


Until next time folks.. Peace out!