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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.

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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! 

When I heard there was going to be a movie about the origin of the Joker, I just assumed there was a Netflix documentary about Kellyanne Conway coming out.

Luckily, they meant Batman’s sparring partner! 

Joaquin Phoenixis taking over the role as “Arthur” and we didn’t have to wait long for the film studio to drop a lewk at what Arthur looks like when he hits up the MAC counter.

As a fan of DC (and Marvel) comics and on serious note, I very much approve Joaquin’s Joker look. He looks mad and creepy as hell. In my opinion this looks for a mature audience, unlike Jared Leto’s trying-hard incarnation on Suicide Squad. 

Heath Ledger’s Joker set the bar very high, and it’s a good thing to cast actors in typical serious roles, like Phoenix, to portrait them.

Bitch looks absolutely insane and I’m buying it.

Looks like the people over at DC were inspired by their latest Batman, Ben Affleck, much more than anyone first thought. Not really by his performance of Batman itself, but by the performance of his dick in Gone Girl. Does art imitate life or life imitate art? Who knows.

Vice is reporting that in the first of a three-issue miniseries called Damned, our favourite extremely rich and broody super hero Batman, shows us his tool, and not one from around his belt, honey.

That’s right! Batman shows dick, and we aren’t talking Grayson. The NSFW (Is comic book dick NSFW?) is below and like Batman, Batdick is moody as hell and lurks in the shadows.

My thanks to writers Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo who decided that Batman’s cut dick was relevant to the plot development of this narrative. Thank you for your hard work.

So, after this  maybe there’s some Superpeen on the horizon? Oh god I hope so! I hope this means they keep Henry Cavill as Superman. 

Now Clark, it’s your turn. Let’s see what you’re packing, homeboy…