Diana’s back, this time in the glitz, glamour, and the glut of corruption of the 1980s.
Finally, after a far-too-long wait, the first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman, is here, with Gal Gadot and Chris Pin joined by Kristen Wiig, who will be playing the classic Wonder Woman villain Cheetah!
The armour at the end looks badass. This looks freaking amazing!
I could end this post here, but let’s go on!
Queen Marlena is an Earth-born ginger human who was an astronaut for NASA, and during a mission, her spaceship was thrown off course and landed on Eternia where she fell in love with that hot bearded piece of Eternian meat known as King Randor.
Yes, I’m going to post this nipple-hardening picture of King Randor looking like a dramatic gay hipster at Burning Man while Queen Marlena’s breath gets taken away by the hotness of it all!
Notice how she has to keep those legs tightly closed to keep from acting a mess in front of her son! You and me both, Queen Marlena!
Shortly after getting with King Randor, Queen Marlena gave birth to twins Prince Adam and Princess Adora who later became He-Man and She-Ra.
One Queen Marlena stan made this beautiful YouTube tribute to her:
All that been said…. Happy Mother’s Day!
I did plenty of things yesterday, but the most relevant was catching up with films.
So I finally watched Captain Marvel and A Fantastic Woman. Oh and also a movie I watched at the cinema nineteen years ago, Billy Elliot.
When the saw Billy Elliot back in the year 2000, I was mesmerised by Jamie Bell prodigious performance and I thought he would become a huge movie star. But that didn’t really happened…
When Billy Elliot was made a musical in London, the main child actor in the 2008 cast was as remarkable as Jamie Bell. However, this kid, unlike Jamie Bell, became a big movie star… This kid was Tom Holland.
Billy Elliot is a timeless contemporary classic on individualism countering hypermasculinity through a quite energetically pursuing kid while being conflicted and affected by the dysfunctional state of his fragile, harsh family.
Charming, beautiful and epic!
Captain Marvel was ok, not great, but much better that what I expected, which wasn’t much. It’s a decent popcorn flick.
The balance of serious and humour seemed forced, and Brie’s performance was meh as usual. Although the powers were spot on.
Captain Marvel was in my opinion the most powerful Marvel character until her powers got stolen by Rogue from the X-Men.
The supporting cast and the awesome 90s soundtrack really saved the film for me.
The star of the show for me was the cat, funny how a for legged creature gets the best laugh in the whole movie.
Ok film, but Marvel’s mediocre answer to DC’s Wonder Woman.
A FANTASTIC WOMAN
Une Mujer Fantastica is a Chilean film about a transgender nightclub singer (Marina) that comes under suspicion when her much older lover (Orlando) dies suddenly. After being harassed and threatened by her late boyfriend’s vengeful relatives and the police, she must defend her rights as both Orlando’s partner and as a human being.
This movie won the Oscar for best international film last year.
Somehow the sad reality of heavy discrimination against transgender people.
A fantastic movie!
I don’t know how I feel about this, but… Yeah I’d watch it.
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.