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Image result for joker posterAs planned few days ago, I went with Alexis to the cinema and finally watched Joker.

For all the fuss this movie made, I found it boring AF.

I mean, it was an okay movie. Not worth the hype. Phoenix did a great job playing a person with mental illness but overall the movie was beyond slow, not entertaining and just depressing.

Now, something’s wrong with society and their fascination with violence whenever I heard or read some fucked-up “awww, poor Joker” undertones.

That’s just a little dangerous, considering how fired up some assholes get when they start to confuse who’s the villain and who’s the hero.

So just to make it clear, the Joker is not some misunderstood sweetheart, he’s a violent asshole who is most definitely the bad guy.

The violent scenes are crude, there is almost no action, and all the melodrama is a big yawn. I was expecting more entertainment considering is a “super villain” film.

This was just a “regular” fucked up psychopath drama.

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Cities across the world on Saturday marked Batman Day by flashing the Bat Signal across buildings and into the night sky, a nod to the Caped Crusader on his 80th birthday.

Fans of the DC Comics superhero spotted his famous distress call in Melbourne, Tokyo, New York, Johannesburg, Berlin, Rome, Montreal and London, among other major cities.

Here’s what it looked like:

New York

Tokyo

London

Johannesburg

Berlin

Montreal

Long live the Bat!

I haven’t go the cinema in a while, and currently are playing two superhero movies from my childhood’s memories I want to watch.

The two captain marvels: Captain Marvel and Shazam.

Although Captain Marvel was only on comics, Shazam was made a TV series in the 70’s and I used to watch it when I was a kid.

The new DC superhero movie Shazam! opened last weekend, starring Zachary Levi as young Billy Batson who transforms into a red-and-gold costumed superhero when he says the magic word.

The hero’s failure to find an appropriately catchy name is one of the movie’s running jokes (the IMDB just lists him as Shazam). But earlier Shazam! fans of the Whiz comic, the 1940s serial, and the 1970s TV show know that that hero had a different (and familiar) name.

That guy was known as Captain Marvel, and in the 1970s, at least, his counterpart Billy Batson (played by Michael Gray) had a whole crew of Olympian advisors.

When times got tough, Billy would either say the magic word (“Shazam!”) to turn into the Superman-like Captain Marvel, or call out the gods/demigods he got his name from: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury.

The elders in the series were animated with some trippy colored lighting effects as they offered Billy their combined age-old wisdom. Other Shazams leaned mainly on the Wizard Shazam, but 1970s Billy got a whole crew that made him more mystical.

The special effects, of course, are shit compared of what we have today.

Regardless, Shazam was never my favourite hero.

But still want to watch it.

Jack Nicholson did it (okay). As have Heath Ledger (great) and Jared Leto (meh).

Now it’s Joaquin Phoenix’s turn to play the iconic villain in an upcoming origin Joker movie directed by Todd Phillips.

Joker is intended to be the first film in a series of DC-based films separate from the shared DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Joaquin’s character begins as a failed stand-up comedian who eventually morphs into a murdering psychopath…

 
A movie without CGI and pure acting makes it very realistic.

In my humble opinion, Joaquin Phoenix  was a great choice for portraying a truly damaged individual such as the joker.

I watched Aquaman over the weekend… Two words: TOO MUCH!!

And that’s a GOOD thing.

Ignore the bad reviews and have fun with it ’cause Aquaman is a big improvement for the DC movies.

See, for q superhero that is mostly underwater it was done impeccably! Especially since it has never been done before.

The movie is entertaining and full of action from begging to end, and the best part of this over-the-top extravagance are the spectacular visuals.

Director James Wan proved that he’s not only a master of horror, but he’s also master of action.

Jason Mamoa has an authentic and likeable “average guy” personality and doesn’t come off as  fake or overly macho, while still being very heroic.

Dolph Lundgren, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe and Nicole Kidman were all amazing! 

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays The Black Manta! One of DC comics most fascinating and exotic villains; and he did it right. In this movie he begins as one of the world’s most elite assassins before becoming the nearly unstoppable Manta.

And Amber Heard as the beautiful and brave Mera was perfect! 

Aquaman is a fun film because it doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Forget the cheesy story, this was a visual masterpiece!!

My man! Aquaman may still be just under a month away from washing over theatres, but it’s been screening for members of the media, and while full reviews aren’t allowed yet, they’ve been given the clear to share some non-spoilery thoughts.

And good news DC fans, it sounds like it’s gonna be a wet and wild ride.

While not as effusive as, say, first reactions to Wonder Woman, these are pretty positive! It’s good to hear that DC has a second hit on its hands after Justice League

I’m happy that something as fantastically weird and majestic as Aquaman hits at last the big screen. And those colourful posters, my god, Black Manta is just PERFECT!

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta

Amber Heard as Princess Mera

Patrick Wilson as King Orm

Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus

December 21 needs to come fast. I CANNOT wait! 

The new, really long trailer for Aquaman is out and it’s 5 minutes of bro jokes, Amber Heard in an off-brand Ariel wig, a million tons of CGI, Nicole Kidman in a leftover The Twins wig from The Matrix, and zero shots of Jason Momoa’s bare nipples.

That mess is an ocean movie and there’s no Momoa nip in the trailer? Refund!