Movie of the Week: Suicide Squad

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So… I finally went to see Suicide Squad, because I was curious, and because the people I’m with right now, sis + brother in law + friend + nephew, really wanted to see it as well. Well guys… neither of us actually liked it. It was such a disappointing movie.

I felt like this one had such a huge potential, but it was totally wasted away. While some characters were great – ahem, Harley Quinn – most were underwhelming, and their inclusion in the story was not totally well rounded. For instance, maybe I’m alone in this, but I really didn’t like Jared Leto’s Joker. Such a huge deal was done in regards to his casting, but for me it was just a big no.

I liked some of the other characters, but ultimately they lacked something. Will Smith did mostly an amazing job, but some of his dialogue felt disconnected, and lacked something. In fact, most of my problems were with the dialogue and conversations… the timing was off and they felt so weird.

The story was just a bit nonsense to me, and the Enchantress ended up having a role I wasn’t expecting and that I didn’t like. I had a few “WTF?!” moments during this movie. Way too many. The transitions were also off. To be honest, there was very little I actually liked, and I’m not sure if I’m getting too picky, or if these movies are just sucking big time.

Did you see Suicide Squad? What did you think of this movie?

Movie of the Week: Captain America – Civil War

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captain_america_civil_war_1By now you guys all know that I’m a huge Marvel fan, right? And also, I’m a HUGE Captain Americaand Chris Evans – fan, but when the trailers for Civil War started coming out, I saw myself siding with #TeamIronMan, and I honestly felt like I was cheating on Steve Rogers or something… I felt bad. Still, there I was, totally convinced that Iron Man was in the right on this one… until I saw the movie last week.

I’m now firmly #TeamCap and the only thing I can say is that the trailers lied!

OMFG!!!! This movie is excellent!

Because the ensemble cast is so huge, I was a little worried that some characters would get lost in the jumble, but that doesn’t happen at all. Every single one of these superheroes gets their time on screen and their chance to shine, and shine they do. The reasoning behind why each of them chooses one side or the other is clear, and it mostly fits with what we know of the characters. And despite what it looks like, not everything is black and white – or red and blue – and there are more than enough reasons for some wavers.

The action sequences were freaking amazing. The movie opens with an Avengers sting, and I swear to you that I could spend hours just watching Cap and Black Widow fighting. The stunts choreography is spectacular. The acting is out of this world! Having so many stars sharing one screen is bonkers, and they all bring it.

I really liked the plot. I love how this movie doesn’t focus that much on the villain – though he gets his screen time and the story is developed well – and instead focus on the internal struggles of each of these superheroes and their battle between doing what everyone says it’s right and what they feel is right.

I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone, but I want to talk about a few specific characters. I thought the integration of the Black Panther was very organic, he not only belonged there, but he made sense. Also, I’m so freaking excited for his movie, because he was just awesome!

I was a little scared when they announced that Tom Holland was playing the new Spider Man, but boy, did that kid impress me! I loved the way they introduced him, without having to go into an origins story, but with him still being pretty new to the superhero game. I wasn’t a particular fan of how Tony recruited him, because I felt that from all the players duking it out there, Spidey was the only one that didn’t know all the stakes, and I felt that if he did know them, he wouldn’t be siding with #TeamIronMan. The suit looks amazing though, and he was a delight to see on screen!

I loved seeing Steve, Bucky and Sam together, with the later two competing a bit in the role of BFF/sidekick. Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie play well off each other, and that chemistry was amazing.

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I was super excited about seeing Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man join the team. He was so freaking excited to just be there, and I thought he integrated himself quite nicely with the other #TeamCap superheroes.

If there was one character I wasn’t a fan of on this movie it was James Rhodes. I always loved Rhodey, but he was a little too entitles in this movie, and somehow he really pissed me off. And somehow that annoying thing passed to Tony too, and that’s bad, because I love Iron Man.

I thought it was amazing how they showed The Vision‘s vulnerability, with him struggling to understand his role, his existence and his emotions. At the same time that they showed him building a relationship with Wanda, which I felt was important for both of them.

Ultimatly I’m a little scared for what this movie means for the MCU, because several characters are not in the greatest position at the end of it, and I have no clue how that will play out in their future movies. The two post-credits scenes do an amazing job setting up the Black Panther and Spider Man movies though. I’m excited ūüėÄ !

(I had to share this one… come on… that’s arm porn!)

Captain America: Civil War New Trailer

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OMG people!!! I’m freaking out over here! The latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War just came out and wow, just wow.It feels awful and it looks so good!

We see sides being chosen, Scarlet Witch bringing The Vision to his knees, which is super sad given their history. Bucky shooting Tony. Tony fighting Steve. More destruction.

And I think I’m siding with Tony here and I feel like I’m betraying my baby Steve!

Also, SPIDER MAN!!!! And now it’s official: he’s #TeamIronMan!

Captain America: Civil War #TeamIronMan

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After getting the posters for #TeamCap a few days ago, today we get the #TeamIronMan character posters for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.

                                

    

So, #TeamIronMan is composed of: IronMan, Black Widow, War Machine, Black Panther and The Vision. While #TeamCap is composed of: Captain America (obviously), Winter Soldier, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man and Hawkeye.

Captain America: Civil War #TeamCap

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I’m so excited for this!!! The character posters from #TeamCap for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War came out, and they look awesome. So check them out below.

  

  

So, #TeamCap is composed of: Captain America (obviously), Winter Soldier, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man and Hawkeye.

Movie of the Week: Spotlight

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When Spotlight took home the Oscar for Best Picture last Sunday I was a bit surprised, mostly because I hadn’t even heard of this movie, but because I wanted to know what the hell it was about, I loaded the trailer and was soon checking if it was screening in any of the 3 VOSE cinemas in the city. Yesterday I was finally able to go and watch it, and I’m so damn glad I did.

The trailer is pretty straightforward about what goes on during this movie – given that it’s based in real life events and all. But mostly it’s the journey of the Spotlight team while they uncover the facts and expose a pedophilia scandal inside the church.

The subject itself is abhorrent, but what they uncover will make you feel very uncomfortable. The shear size and numbers of the scandal is mind blowing.

About the movie itself, it’s just amazing. It doesn’t have action or anything like that, what it does have is heart and amazing acting. Mark Ruffalo blew me away (as always), and so did¬†Stanley Tucci and¬†Liev Schreiber.

It’s a movie worth watching, but more than that, it’s information worth knowing, because then maybe we can actually see…

Movie of the Week: Deadpool

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WOW, how sad is it that I hadn’t set foot in the cinema since the beginning of January? But yesterday Deadpool finally premiered in Spain – yeah, you read that right… a whole week later than everywhere else. It sucks! – so I rushed to Barcelona to catch the first VOS session of the movie.

I won’t go into the plot of the movie, because to be honest there’s nothing especial about it, it’s an origin story, just like any other. What sets this movie apart is that everything is done differently. They got a “normal” story and went to crazy town with it.

From the moment the credits begin, with the mellow music and all, you know that this movie will be special. Yep, I was laughing before a single scene was shown. If you’ve watched it and paid attention, you know what I’m talking about.

This movie is beyond funny. Deadpool himself as a character is hilarious, but the breaking of the 4th wall, the references to other movies – such as all the jabs towards the X-Men franchise, to the sidekick who doesn’t want to move, the cab driver… every single thing is hilarious. The X-Men bits were seriously my favorites, lol… “Stewart or McAvoy?” LOLOLOL. And then there’s all the references to Ryan Reynolds himself. HILARIOUS!

The acting was superb and all the characters were amazing, even the “generic british bad guy”, eheh.

As a die-hard X-Men fan, I loved seeing Colossus and¬†Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and I loved LOVED LOVED that her suit was reminiscent of the original comic’s X-Men uniforms. BRILLIANT! ūüėÄ

It should be noted that the R-Rating should be taken very seriously. Not only there’s a lot of nudity (yep, you can definitly catch a glimpse of all of Ryan Reynolds), but brain matter, decapitations, amputations and so on happen a lot of times during this movie.

Go watch it, seriously, this might just well be my favorite superhero movie EVER, and that’s saying a lot, because I watch a lot of them.

Have you seen it yet? What are your thoughts on it?

This Week on TV: Grease Live!

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Not sure if this should be in the TV or Movie section, because it’s technically a movie, done live… for TV :D.

Either way, I don’t care, because Grease Live! was absolutely fantastic! I’ve only seen the full original movie once, and that was about 15 years ago, so I didn’t remember much of the plot, but I found it kind of fascinating. The singing was superb, I actually think that I like Aaron Tveit better than John Travolta in this role, his singing voice is definitly better. While Julianne Hough was awesome as Sandy, I still like Olivia Newton-John’s voice slightly better. But utterly impressive was¬†Vanessa Hudgens¬†as Rizzo, she was completely transformed, and I couldn’t even recognize the same kid that was on High School Musical.

Overall the casting was freaking amazing and the show was awesome. But more than the story or the actors, what amazes me was the whole of the production behind it. Fox did it brilliantly!

Movie of the Week: Sisters

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I watched Sisters a few days ago, when I finally managed to convince my mom, nephew and sister-in-law to go to the movies. I love Tina Fey, so I kind of had high hopes for this movie… unfortunately it wasn’t all that. Incredible, I liked¬†Amy Poehler’s role better than Fey’s…

So, the movie was ok, but I felt that it was too much at times, while at some other times, it just wasn’t enough. I don’t know how to better explain my feelings for this movie. Was it entertaining? Yeah, it was. Would I see it again? Not likely. My 13 yo nephew really loved it though ;-).

One curious thing was seeing James Brolin and Dianne Evelyn Wiest portraying a couple again, which they also do in Life in Pieces.

I guess I’m used to seeing Tina Fey doing intelligent kind of humour, and I thought that this just wasn’t it.