Thursday, December 20, 2012

My rant about the Justice League movie


My rant about the Justice League movie

 

When I found out that DC and Warner Bros are making a Justice League movie this was my reaction. 



 I reacted this way for a few reasons, first they're planning to release this film in 2015 the same time The Avenger 2 comes out. That's too soon besides Batman and Superman we haven't been introduce to other DC characters, we have been introduce to green lantern but the movie didn't do well. This is a cash cow/contest thing they're not thinking about the people who don't read comic books, they're going to be confused and won't know who's is who. 

The Avengers work because the standalone films was building up to that film, This movie came out of nowhere with on build up. the Justice League isn't like X-Men or Fantastic Four where they are already a team just like The Avengers they come together. I'm not saying that Warner Bros and DC should repeat what The Avengers did as far as have the team separate come together, breakup and come together. In fact that could work against the second Avengers movie I mean one bad movie or any mistake could ruin that process, basically Marvel can't afford to screw up. What makes the Justice League different from The Avengers is when they come together and stay together, they have on agency, they have more characters and there isn't much tension between them.

The second reason is the rumors, there are rumors that the standalone films will not connect to the Justice league film is this a joke? What's the point of introducing these characters if they are not going to be in the Justice league movie, I am starting to think that DC stands for ditch continuity. To make this worse Warner Bros is considering using The Man of Steel to set up the Justice League movie and have Mr. Levitt play Batman, What gives!?! This is what I am taking about they are rushing this project. DC and Warner Bros should tried to distances themselves from the previous DC films, I don't think The Man of Steel is original intended to set up the Justice League movie. Lot of people complained that it was to soon to reboot the Spider-man franchise. Warner Bros is planning to release a new Batman movie in 2015 three years after the last one was release, I'm surprised that this film isn't going to set up the Justice League movie. That's another reason why I think this is rushed if you are going to have different men play Batman and Superman we won't know which one is going to be in the justice league movie.

The finals reason is that they are trying to make this movie realistic you have got to be kidding me, how can we take a movie that has aliens, an amazon, people with super powers and a man that lives in water seriously and make it realistic? This is the problem I had with the criticism of The Avengers people was comparing this movie to The Dark Knight, people stop compering apples to oranges not ever movie has to be dark and deep.Y'all need to compare this movie to  Independents Day and Transformer Dark of the Moon those films have the same plot, does anyone know how to have fun in the movie theaters anymore? Have we forgot that these are films that are base on comic book characters that live in a universe that is far fetch?

Just because a comic book movie has a dark and realistic tune doesn't mean they are coping a certain director style.


 In fact there are other directors that has done this before.

                                    

                                   
                                                                                
 It's funny how history repeats itself, I mean DC broth the Justice League into the comic after The Avengers and now the Justice League movie is coming out after The Avengers movie did. DC and Warner Bros need to take there time with this movie, they need to figure out who is going to be in the League, who is going to get there individual films, and how are they going to come together as a team. Beside trying to gain the success from The Avengers I understand why DC is doing this, they haven't put out a lot of good DC films or introduce us to other DC characters. It would be a nightmare if DC lost there rights to there well know figures like Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman they are screwed if that happens. Bottom line is if  this movie does come out in 2015 I am not going to watch it.       

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My rant about spill.com



My rant about Spill.com 

 

Besides Mr. Ebert they are the only film critics I listen too, I like listening to them because they did the same thing the late Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert did as far as talking about the movie, joking around and give there rating. There video reviews are more entertaining than them reviewing the movies, even if I don't find the jokes funny sometimes I like how they are having fun in there videos. Despite there disagreement with a films and ratings they don't make each other feel stupid about it, it too bad that certain people online don't know how to do this. I like there rating system it's similar to mines. Now I don't listen to them as often, because now they are doing this 20 seconds non sense and in the beginning of the video they tell us to go on there website to hear there podcast of there movie reviews. No offend but I don't want to hear them talk about the movie for a half and hour I go on there website to see there video reviews. In there recent videos there is a timer on the screen to remind us how much time they have, we are not focus on what they say about the movie but how much time they have.They even waste time in there 20 seconds by making jokes, there videos use to be 5 or 6 minutes long and the movie reviews doesn't seem to be there main focus. This is why I don't listen to them anymore, I don't know what cause this change but they need to go back to how they use to review films in there videos. Whoever said nothing last forever was not joking here are some examples of how they use to review movies til now. 


                     
This is how they started doing there videos



This is how they use to do there videos

 


This is how they doing there videos now 

Monday, December 17, 2012

My Early thoughts on The Hangover 3


My Early thoughts on The Hangover 3



The Hangover is one of those movies that doesn't need a sequel, I mean the first film was a solid film. The sequel was a big miss step it was basically a remake of the first film but with a few changes. When I found out that they are making a third one I didn't want to see it for obvious reason, I mean how can lighting strike three times? I was happy to find out that they are doing something different I don't want to spoil it for y'all all I can say is that this movie is going to center on the Alan character, no he is not getting married I thought that too. It looks like they might do the same thing that the third Plant of the Apes and Back to the Future did as far as taking elements that made the first one good and put it in this film. I might see this movie this could be a worthy sequel to the first film. However I am skeptical about seeing this because Craig Mazin is the co writing of the previous film and is co writing this film, the films that he writes that are comedies I don't find that funny. That's all I have to say about this what do y'all think? Please let me know.  

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Early Thoughts on Man of Steel




My Early Thoughts on Man of Steel



Before I give my thoughts on this movie I want to address the superman haters, they don't like this character for these old and tired reasons like he's a boy scout, he's a flat character and he's too powerful. No wonder women can't find a good man, whoever said ignorance is bliss wasn't kidding about that statement, people do your research before y'all make a claim like that. If y'all read the current Superman comic books y'all would have notes that he powered down he can't push planets with his pinky. People still complain that superman is weak because of that what, people make up your mind do you want Superman to be powerful or not? As far as Superman not being a relatable or flat character again do your research. In Richard Donner's version of Superman 2 Superman was tron between being a symbol for the people of earth and his happiness, basically he's struggling with his alien heritage and his human side that is in the comics. In the last episode of Superman the animated series Superman wanted revenge on Darkseid for what he did to him, this episode shows his darkside and despite being an alien he's becoming more human. bottom line is Superman needs to be the way he is he is a symbol of hope, he is someone that everyone should be not every superhero have to be dark and bruting. Also I hope this movie change people's prospective on this character, you can tell dark and depth Superman stories.

Now as for this movie I don't know what to think of it I mean the new trailer didn't gave us any info about this movie and I like that less is more, plus trailer aren't suppose to tell us about the movie the purpose of trailers is to get us interested in watching the movie. The actor that is playing Clark/Superman has some big shoes to fill and I'm not going to compare him to the late Mr. Reeve. Judging from what I have see it looks like Clark doesn't know what to do with himself, there was a scene in the trailer where his earth father Tell's him to keep his powers a secret even if it mean sacrificing other people to do it that could explain it. I am interested in how he will become Superman despite his earth father's fears. It looks like they are telling Superman's origin story again The problem I have with origin stories is that they feel like time fillers, I mean they don't add anything to the story or part of the plot. If that is the case here than I am not going to hold it against the movie. Well his origin might be part of the plot, I mean General Zod is the main antagonist in this film. Speaking of General Zod I was a little disappointed that he is the villain because we already had him as the villain, I was hoping to see someone new like. 

 I don't mind having General Zod as a villain again because the writers can do more things with this character he wasn't just a dictator. The people who work on the latest Batman films are working on this film and they are giving superman a realistic universe, if you are going to put realism in a movie that has characters with super powers then you need a scientific explanation for those powers. That all I have to said about this movie. P.S if this becomes a franchise than I don't want Lex Luthor as the main villain and I don't want kryptonite in this franchise, because Lex was overused in the earlier films and Superman has other weakens besides kryptonite. Also I wish that they would come up with a better disguise for Clerk/Superman than have him wear glasses and changing his hair style.    

Saturday, December 8, 2012

My spoiler review of The Dark Knight Rises

My spoiler review of The Dark Knight Rises



Prologue: Before I rip this film to pieces there are a few things I want to get out of the way first. This movie proves my point that there's a conspiracy in Hollywood, I'm tired of most of these third movies being a letdown. Because of this I didn’t want to see Iron man 3 for that reason alone; however the trailer for that movie made me angry because judging from what I've seen in that trailer that movie is going to be what The Dark Knight Rises should have been and I will get into that later. Just like The Avengers there was a lot riding on this film because I thought this movie was going to be the first Comic Book movie trilogy where all three movies are good. I wouldn’t have watched this movie if Mr. Nolan wasn’t involved in this film and I refuse to believe that he was involved with this film. I also blame myself because I choose to watch this movie despite the problems I notice in the trailers, advertisements and people in Hollywood don’t know when to keep their mouths shut, thank you Mr. Letterman and TMZ. I normally don’t do spoiler reviews and I was going to wait after The Oscars to see if this film gets any nominations or Oscars, but I decided get this off my shoulders plus it would be a waste of time explaining why this film doesn’t deserved any nominations especially for best editing.



Continuity issues: There are a few continuity issues that need to be address the joker, Mr. Nolan said in one of his interviews that the Joker will not be talk about in this film, that bothers me because the Joker is the reason why this movie is at the point that it's in. I understand why he doesn’t want to bring him back for obvious reasons but he could have wrote him out of the film instead of ignoring him like he never exist. The other issue is the spare Tumblers where did they come from, applied sciences is a weapons division that has weapons that are no longer in development so again where did they come from? Also the issue with the death of Harvey Dent this is where things get complicated. I was happy that Harvey/two face wasn’t going to be the main villain in this movie because he is a villain that I'm not crazy about, however The Dark Knight made me have a change of heart about him. Even if he didn’t die in that film he won’t be able to be the villain in this film, because you can't live that long with half a face without dying from an infection. I the beginning of this film they celebrate what Harvey Dent did with the dent act that well help GPD stop organize crime how does that work? I wish the writers would come up with a better way for the people of Gotham to find out that Batman didn’t kill Harvey Dent on purpose, so that the people of Gotham can appreciate Batman for taking the fall and want him to be the hero Gotham wants. Like I said in my non spoiler review of this movie there are intelligent insulting moments involving the characters and I am going to go though them one by one.


No 1: Bane I was pumped when I found out that Bane was going to be the villain, and Mr. Nolan said the reason why he picked him to be the villain is because he wants a villain that will challenge Batman both physically and mentally. But that didn’t happen it turns out that this Bane is the same Bane from Batman and Robin I'm not kidding. The different between that Bane and this Bane is that he talks, his attire and doesn’t have venom, and just like Batman and Robin he is not the main villain. This bothers me because I am tired of Bane being portrayed as a big guy with no intellect, it seem like after the Knightfall story line the writes don’t know what to do with him. The Batman Arkham Asylum video game made me mad because it remind me of Knightfall, but The Joker as the main villain instead of Bane and Batman have to stop the inmate inside the Asylum instead of outside in Gotham City. 

 In the beginning of this movie I thought Bane’s mask mean something because he said no one care who I was until I put on the mask, later on in the film we find out that his mask mean nothing the mask helps him stay alive. Also he and the main villain claim to be members of the league of shadows what? The league of shadows are ninjas they don’t make public apprentices, announce their plans and bane’s men don’t dress of operate like the league of shadows. If they are really the league of shadows they wouldn’t try to destroy Gotham City, because the antagonist in Batman Begins Ra's al Ghul and the league of shadows wanted to destroy Gotham because Ra’s believe that the city is beyond saving. Also that problem was fixed between the first two films. I didn’t buy that Bane can beat Batman for two reason. First reason despite Batman’s condition he was trained by the league of shadows and Bane isn’t. In the Knightfall story Bane did break Batman’s back but before he did that he put him thought a gauntlet, during that gauntlet Bane figure out that Bruce Wayne is Batman. After being physically and mentally drained Bane break his back, in this movie Bane was able to beat Batman because his bigger and I don’t know how he figured out that Bruce Wayne is Batman. The second reason Bane couldn’t beat Batman is because of his mask, his mask gives him pain killers in gas form so he can’t control his breathing, that's like eating until your full and go jogging or smoking a pack of cigarette and go jogging. This isn’t the comic book bane where he has venom and becomes Juggernaut strong, plus they cheated with breaking Batman’s back we don’t know if Bane broke his back or injured it this feels like fan services. 

After that Bane take him somewhere and put him in a wishing well and leaves him with no one watching him, question why isn’t Bruce Wayne/Batman dead I mean the spinal injury, falling from the well and gets hit on the head should have killed him. So Bane goes back to Gotham turns a device into a nuclear bomb with the help of a doctor they abducted in the beginning of the film, Then Bane makes his appearances destroying bridges, tunnels and other parts of Gotham and he becomes Hitler, I’m not joking he gives speeches like a dictator. Bane’s plan makes no sense I mean he told Bruce in the wishing well that he is going to prove that his affords to save Gotham has been in vain and that his going to gave Gotham Hope and steal it for them, the problem with that is one part contradict the other part. When Bane gets back to Gotham he shows the bomb to the people of Gotham and he gives a speech about him claiming to be a liberator and releases the inmates of Gotham. OK what is Bane trying to do does he want to destroy Gotham or giving Gotham back to the people? If he wanted to destroy Gotham then why not just set off the bomb instead of waiting 5 mouths for it to go off and how is he giving Gotham back to the people by releasing inmate? Here a million dollar question why isn’t Bane and elderly man, I mean we see in a flash back later on in the film that he is the same age in that scene and now. I wish the writer would leave the part out that he was part of the League of shadows because he is just finish what Ra’s al Ghul started, plus it doesn’t make him an individual villain and it not fair to compare him to the Joker. P.S Why didn't Bane kill the police when he had the chances? I didn't like the way he was killed off.   


No 2: Bruce Wayne/Batman 8 years have passed since The Dark knight and no one have seen Bruce or Batman huh? What gives no one in Gotham thinks it's coincidental that both Bruce and Batman have not been seen not even Commissioner Gordon? Come on it obvious that Bruce Wayne is Batman; this undermines the realism this movie had. This is no different if Bruce put a sign in front of his mansion that says Hey morons I’m Batman! The only person that figure it out is the John Blake character, he didn’t figure it out because Bruce and Batman haven’t been seen he figure it out by this hiding you emotion is like wearing a mask metaphor. 

OK first of all if he is good at spotting people hiding their true emotions than why isn’t he a therapist, and second what made him think out of everyone in Gotham that Bruce is Batman because of that metaphor? The reason why Bruce Wayne haven’t been seen is because he is still grieving over Rachel’s death, OK I am not trying to be insensitive I know it's not easy to get over the death of a love one however this is a disgrace to this character. I mean in the comic Bruce /Batman lost people he care about and that didn’t stop him for being Batman or living his life, in fact it motivated him to be Batman even more. This undermines what he went though in the last two films to try to fix this city, I mean he saved Rachel more than once and he was chase by the police and those things did stop him from being Batman. Now that he lost Rachel and Batman is a fugitive he doesn’t care about Gotham anymore, if that the case than why did he become Batman in the first place? Here are a few scenarios.

Bruce: It was my plan to fix Gotham City.
Me: Than why did you stop being Batman for the pass eight years? 
Bruce: shut up.

Bruce: I don't want to be Batman because I don't want to put my love ones in danger.
Me: Than why did you spent 7 years training to become Batman in the first place?
Bruce: shut up.

 I’m sorry but it hard for me to feel sorry for Bruce just like it hard for me to feel sorry for a woman who got pregnant by a bum and she knew he was a bum. Then later on in the film we find out that Bruce’s body is badly injured he has no cartilage in one of his knees. Mr. Nolan most think we have only two brain cells rubbing together how did this happen to him, I mean he spent 8 years doing nothing plus he was Batman for only a year or two so how did he get badly injured? After Bruce finds out about Bane he becomes Batman again. Mr. Nolan what are you doing? I thought Bruce doesn't want to do anything because he was still grieving over Rachel’s death now he want to be Batman, what made him want to be Batman again why does he want to do this? After Bruce is left in the wishing well one of the inmates was able to fix his back by hanging him on a rope and hit his back really, this isn’t a Kung Fu movie this also undermines the realism this movie had. I am surprised that Bruce is taking advice from these inmates they are in this well for a reason we learn about what we thought was Bane’s back story while Bruce is in this well, we get flash backs of these inmates going after this kid who we thought was Bane to do GOD knows what. 

Also they explained that this kid is the only one that was able to escape the well; I’m no expert on children but I haven’t met a lot of kids who doesn’t have Acrophobia. When Bruce is having a hard time escaping the well the reasons they gave him why he is not doing it makes no sense, like your were born in a life of privilege, huh what does the type of life style have to do with it? The real reason why he is having a hard time escaping is because whenever someone tried to escape the well the inmates start chanting like they are at a soccer game, no wonder no one else was able to escape this well it would be hard for anyone to climb with all that noise. Speaking of chants what they were chanting mean rises I thought this was going to be used by Bane’s man, but no it used by inmates that tried to take advantage of a kid wow. Also I'm surprised that Bruce didn't make a grappling hook and get out of the well that way. 

After escaping the wishing well Bruce returns to Gotham and stop the villains and the bomb as Batman with the help of Selina Kyla, wait how did Bruce mange to get back in Gotham City before the bomb explode when most of the entrance to that city is block and his broke? OK guys would you trust a woman that steals you mom’s necklace, your car and sold you out to a group of mercenaries, Bruce is suppose to be a genius he has no reason to trust Selina she sound like my ex. Also Bruce Wayne/Batman fakes his death by flying the bomb away from the city on the Bat and passes the Batman mantel to John Blake. 

What gives!?! This movie addresses how bad it is to lie even if your intentions are good, and to have this movie end on a lie undermines that message. Why would Bruce choice John Blake to be the new batman or whoever, I mean Bruce didn’t think this through. John Blake doesn’t have the same training Bruce had to become Batman the audiences or Bruce didn’t know much about him so why did he choice him to take up the mantel? This movie would have ended differently if Bruce did a background check on the main villain that was pretending to be someone else. Also I was surprised that Batman didn't actually die because the main villain stabbed him and he didn't treat that wound so why didn't he die from the lose of blood? Plus how did he survive the explosion, I mean that was a nuclear bomb he needs more than 5 second to get away for that kind of explosion. P.S do I really have to comment on how ridicules it is that Batman would fight with the police in the daytime? Also I was surprised that Bruce didn't deny that he was Batman to John Blake.  


No 3: Alfred He is the best thing in this movie you can tell that he loves Bruce like a son in this movie. I didn’t buy that he would leave Bruce’s side the way he did, he left in the first act before anything happened. If Bruce being Batman bother him than why did he support him in the last two films and why didn’t he leave when Bruce told him his plan to save Gotham? By movie logic I could buy Alfred leaving after he gives Bruce treatment for his back and wounds after his encounter with bane, then he can give this line I won’t buried you I’ve buried enough members in the Wayne family. Also where did he go when Bane was terrorizing the city? OK if I was Alfred I would be mad at Bruce for letting me believe that he was dead, because we didn’t resolve the issues that made Alfred leave. P.S How did he get information on Bane? I mean no one else knows who he is before he reveals himself. I wish he didn’t burn the letter that said Rachel choice Dent over Bruce.   


No 4: Deputy Commissioner Foley Question why is he in this movie? I mean he doesn’t sever any propose he just in the movie to extent the movies running time and slow down the GPD from stopping Bane. When Bane tried to escape the stock exchange and Batman shows up Foley tells every cop to go after Batman what the fudge? This is what I'm talking about it seems that the GPD forgot about the Joker, because they are making the same mistake they did with the Joker as far as not taking Bane seriously, why not send half of the police after Batman and the other half after Bane and his men? The reason why he wants the GPD to go after Batman is so that he can take credit for the capture of Harvey Dent’s murderer. I don’t understand why he keeps calling John Blake a hot head when he is giving suggestion that will move the plot faster is he trying to be funny? Early in the film the GPD knew that Bane and his men where in the sewer, besides John Blake Foley and the GPD didn’t try to get them. This guy wants to be a better Commissioner than Commissioner Gordon, but he does things that are opposite from what Gordon would do.


No 5: Commissioner Gordon I was surprised that Gordon didn’t figure out that Bruce is Batman, I mean he was a detective once in his career right? After Gordon have been shot by one of Bane’s man and been sent to the hospital in the second act of the film he tells every cop to go in the sewers and smoke Bane and his men out, huh why would he sent every cop available in the sewer why not sent a SWAT team? What makes Bane thinks that the GPD are that stupid that they would go in the sewer, like I say it just takes a SWAT team to get them out I’m guess it the drugs making him talk like that. After Bane reads Gordon’s speech about Harvey Dent John Blake confronts Gordon about the speech and his response was when you are in a time of crisis I hope you have a friend like I did, who would get his hands dirty so that you would keep yours clean. What is he talking about the only bad thing he did was lie. P.S I wish Commissioner Gordon would tell Batman to come back after Bane hold the city Hostage. Also how did He know the masked man name is Bane when no one address him as Bane?   


No 6: John Daggett this is another character that needs to be written out of the film. John Daggett is a member of the Wayne enterprise and he is mad because the company is losing money and no one has seen Bruce Wayne in 8 years. Since he has his own Construction Company and Wayne enterprise is losing money he decide to work some were else, wait I sorry that what someone with logic would have done. Instead of doing that he has a plan to take over Wayne enterprise with the help of Bane and Selina Kyle. OK there are three things about his plan that bother me, first thing John Daggett needs Bruce’s figure prints in order for this to happened and Bane use his figure prints at the stock exchange to download something to make Bruce poor. One big problem with that is Bruce wasn’t at the stock exchange and no one notice that Bruce wasn’t at the stock exchange. Second thing why wasn’t John Daggett investigated, I mean Alfred said that he has history of hiring Bane. The finale thing is that Daggett is mad at the wrong person he should be mad at Miranda Tate, she is another Wayne board member and the reason why he should be mad at her is because Bruce invested a lot in her clean energy project which cost the company the be almost bankrupt.




No 7: the people of Gotham City I wish this movie would forces on the people of Gotham, I mean it doesn't show us how bane being a liberator or threaten to blow up Gotham affects them. Yes! We get a small montage of people being thrown out there houses, partying and being torture but it wasn't explored. Gotham City is like a character itself, I was hoping that Gotham's citizens would be more involved in what bane was doing. Also the Gotham citizens didn't react to Bane's speech about Hervey Dent, I mean they didn't ask Commissioner Gordon or anyone if it true, even John Blake didn't ask Gordon if it was true or not. However it would be a matter he said she said because it hard to prove that because he's dead, Gordan's family was written out of the film and the witnesses disappeared, I wish he would have disclose what Hervey did to someone. I was surprised that the GPD didn't get out of the sewers themselves, I mean don't they have equipment that can help them do that? Also Dr.Crane/Scarcrow is in this movie but he was wasted he is use as a judge to execute the worthy citizens of Gotham, The arc in the last two films was can Gotham be saved? I thought they was going to continue that arc by have the people of Gotham stand up to Bane, fighting back and want Batman to be there hero.  

  

No 8: Miranda Tate/Talia that’s right the Miranda character is Talia al Ghul the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul you can argue that this is a good twist or not. This really gives me a headache because I don’t know who planned what. Miranda tried to see Bruce numberous of times about the clean energy project and she finally does after Daggett made Bruce broke, so Bruce made her in charge of the Wayne board and the fusion device because he is afraid that someone will turn it into a bomb. What why did Bruce build a device that can be turn into a bomb underneath the city, I mean Bruce is suppose to be a genius why didn't he find a list of people who can do this what the fudge? Also Talia could have risk Bane and his man for abducting the doctor that can do that for nothing, because she didn’t know that Bruce still had the fusion device. After Batman beats Bane Miranda reveals herself as Talia and that she was the kid that was in the wishing well and escape. Also she explain that Bane could have been a monster because bane was ex communicated for the league of shadows because he was a monster in Ra’s eyes but Talia said the only crime he commit is that he loved her, do you see what I mean? 

I am confused by her motivations because one contradicts the other, first she said I hated my father until you killed him then she said I will honor my father by finishing his work. OK if Talia hates her father as she claims why would she want to kill the man that killed her father? By movie logic she should be grateful that he killed him, I mean he did abandon her and her mother in the wishing well with a bunch men trying to take advantage of her and her mother was murdered. Also she did something that contradicts that motivation, early in the film after Bruce made Miranda head of Wayne enterprise she slept with him. Why would she do that I would understand if she did it to drop his guard and kill him but that didn’t happened this is weird. Did she do this to gain his trust that can’t be it because Bruce made her head of Wayne enterprise, did she do it to break his heart no because there was no romance between these two, is she trying to distract us from the real villain no because that’s what Bane and Daggett was for. 

Either this is her way of thanking him for killing her father or this is fan service, the reason I said that is because in the comic Talia is one of Bruce/Batman’s love interest, I wouldn’t sleep with the man that killed my father if I was her maybe gave him a medal. How did she know that Bruce killed her father, I mean this movie doesn’t tell us if she was also ex communicated from the league of shadows or was part of that group. Like I said before Talia and Bane don’t operate like the league of shadows. Also Bruce/batman, Commissioner Gordon and Harvey Dent both when he was dead and alive fix the reason why Ra’s al Ghul wanted to destroy Gotham, so what did she mean by I will finish my father’s work if you hate him? Bottom line is that she is another character that need to be written out of the film, I mean if Robin isn't go to be in this franchise why should she be in it hack Ra’s al Ghul’s bodyguard wasn’t in Batman Begins. Speaking of Robin John Blake’s legal name is Robin, so this is how you bring Robin in this franchise without actually doing it screw you Mr. Nolan or whoever came up with that. P.S her death scene was terrible.  
                 

Epilogue: I forgot to mentioned Selina Kyle, Ms. Hathaway did a good job playing this role the problem is that she doesn’t sever a purpose in this movie. Plus we didn't learn anything about her. I don’t understand why she wears her costume if everyone knows who she is, and she only made one cat reference in the film that doesn’t make sense because she doesn’t call herself Catwoman. Like Gordon I am surprised that she didn't figure out that Bruce is Batman, because Bruce keep referring to Batman as a friend. The writers could have work the subplot involving her wanting a fresh start in the story but she came off as fan service.

 I don’t think this movie is terrible it just the problems in this movie bugs me especially when this movie screams rewrite and contrivances. The other problems I have with this film are minor like the batcave, some of the dialogue, making Bruce seem old,  more plot holes, the eight year gap and retreads of the first film. Like I said before this movie didn’t affect my decision to see Man of Steel but it did affect my decision to see Iron man 3. That was until I seen the teaser trailer and judging by what I have seen it looks like the villain is going to take everything away from Tony/ Iron man to the point where he has nothing but to be Iron man, also makes Tony ask himself does the suit make me a hero or is it the man inside? This is what I thought The Dark Knight Rises was going to be about. I thought that Bruce was still going to be Batman in the 8 years that pass instead of him seating in Wayne Manor. Also have him starts questioning if he's making thing better or worse? Than have Bane show the people of Gotham that Batman is a man not a symbol, then have him take everything away for Bruce/Batman his wealth, alias, friends, home and his well to live. 

Another reason why I was happy to find out that Bane was going to be the villains is because he can expand on what the Joker did in The Dark Knight, in that movie the Joker showed Gotham’s citizens that there way for security and control is a joker and they are also insane without these things. Bane can expand on that by driving the people of Gotham crazy to the point where they want to die. He could have done this by taking away security and control from Gotham’s citizens. I also thought that Bane was going to destroyer Gotham City from the inside out when I saw the stock exchange scene in the trailers; I thought he was going to bankrupt the city, create an EMP, release the inmate and hold the city hostage. Also I thought the writers was going to do something with the screenplay about class warfare, this would fit into Bane and Selina Kyle’s back story they both grew up in a bad and poor environments. This movie could have made us ask question like how much money mean to us, would the GPD still do their job if they aren't getting paid, has society made us soft and can we survive in a world that has communism? 

This movie could have been better if they work Selina Kyle into the story. I mean have her do some of the things Talia was doing, as far as have Bruce invest in Salina’s project that will make the Wayne enterprise bankrupt, she helps Bruce get over Rachel's death, they develop a romance and then have her break his heart. Bane gets shafted for being a sympathetic villain, I mean this is a character that was born and raised in a prison for a crime he didn't commit. I thought the writers was going to make him sympathetic by using his back story from the comics in this movie, if would fit in with his motivation to why he's holding Gotham hostage to show the people of Gotham how it feels to live in fear to have nothing, not have anyone help you, be trap and torture every day. From Bane's point of view we don't know what fear is until that happens. If any writer that can write can take my suggestion and build a story around them then this would be a great film. I wouldn't have mind this movie being about a hero trying to be the hero again and failing, if Bruce had a better motivation for not being Batman and if Bane and Bruce had history. P.S if Iron man 3 is better than this movie and it what I expected I will be outrage.  

                

Friday, December 7, 2012

My rant about Consequences

My rant about Consequences
                          
Consequences this is a big problem that we have. I'm tired of people especially women getting away with doing the wrong thing just because they have money, good at what they do and know someone in high authority. They should have advertise you can do whatever you want and saying whatever you want as long as you have money. What is the point of having rules if you are not going to enforce them? What happen to that saying if you can’t do the time then don’t do the crime? Also I am tired of seeing everyone else being bullied for doing the right thing. Part of the reason we have this problem is because we have double standers not just about consequences but everything else. People who are involved in the life of crime they can threaten people and not have repercussions for that, but if someone threaten there loved ones they wanted repercussions. Another problem is that we don’t think about others, why am I wasting my time looking for a kid that I don’t even know? However If my kids was lost I want all the help I can get to find them. Also I am tired of women who involved in the crime lifestyle expect mercy just because they are a single parent, thats more of a reason for you to get out of that life. Also I am tired of police, Judges and people in general of being gullible to think that a woman isn't capable of doing the terrible things that a man does. I mean I thought women want to be treated like equals, I mean wasn't that the reason why they fought for there rights to vote back in 1920? Women don't want equal rights they what power over men, I mean if women had a National Anthem it would be this. 

 If that's not true then they shouldn't have a problem with a man hitting them unless it in self defense. This is another problem we need to stop saying that a man should never hit a woman screw that I am not going to let a woman kill me, if a woman hits me I should have the right to defend myself. We need to start acting like grow ups, not taking accountable for what you do or say is not something adults do. This is why I like Spider-man 2, Iron man Liar Liar and The Dark Knight, because those films address these issues. Another problem is we take the law for granted. There was a time where everything you did wrong you get the death penalty, if you lie, steal and being unfaithful to your spouse you get the death penalty. Is that or having the same laws as Afghanistan what it going to take to get our acts together? This is why I am outrage about this, I know life is not perfect and unfair but can we try to make things better? 

here are some example of what I am talking about


Movie reviews of 2012

My movie reviews of 2012  

Chronicle: This is a found footage film about three boys who finds a mysteries stone that give them telekinesis. After getting telekinesis the three boys develops a bond, before that happened they weren’t friends one was the popular one, one was an average one and the other was an outcast. After getting telekinesis and later on in the film one will become the hero, one becomes the unlikely hero and the other becomes the villain. This movie got me involved with these boys especially the one who will become the villain, because this movie made him sympathetic to the point where you would laugh with him, cry with him, and be scared for him. Mr. Lucas this is how Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth Vader should have been done. I like that this movie abandon the idea of them becoming superheroes. The problems I have with this film involve the use of the camera, plot holes and I can’t address other problems I had without spoiling the movie. This movie has some good messages about being there for your love one and being honest with yourself.
Rating = Treasure chest

Project X: This is a party movie about almost every teen’s dream party also every parent’s nightmare. The plot is this three friends throw a house party so they can be popular and get girls, basically if you seen House Party or Superbad then you have seen this movie. The problem I had with this movie is so common with R rated comedies it barely worth saying, I’ll just say this I wish this film can come up with better Dialogue and jokes that doesn’t involve sex. I am glad this movie was made because someone needs to tell these kids that High School popularity doesn’t matter, I mean it not going to get you anywhere, you can put it on a job resume and it not going to make you a legend. It’s not worth throwing away you future or your life for kids that didn’t like you from the beginning and won’t remember you.
Rating = Rental 

The Hunger Games: This film is about a group of people fighting each other to the death until one reminds, No! I’m not mistaking this movie for the running man or the condemned that’s the plot of this film. I didn’t want to see this movie at first because the premise turned me off to it, but I had a change of heart after hearing the controversy surrounding this movie I will get into that later. What makes this movie different for the other two movies I minced is that kids are participant in this event, and there's more back story behind why they are doing this. The problems I have with this movie is that it can be sick, I mean movie you can’t expect us the audience to feel bad that these kids are die if you don’t develop them. Another problem I had is that I didn’t buy the interaction between the two main characters, also I didn’t buy that the movie ended the way it did. Like I said before the controversy got me interested in seeing this movie, but that's what bother me about this movie. I mean fans of the book that this movie is based on complain about one character in the movie; I thought we were over this issue. I like the main character and another character that serve the supporting role, I wish there was a movie centered on him. The good thing I can say about this movie is it makes us question entertainment.  
Rating = Worth seeing



The three stooges: I know comedy is subjective but if this movie is what’s passing for comedy these days then I must be getting old. This film is about three Orphans name Moe Larry and Curly who goes on a journey to raise money for the Orphanage. I think it’s safe to say that this is the worst movie I have seen this year, I mean either this movie help me realist how bad the three stooges shorts are or they didn’t do a good job at being a three stooges movie. The movie tried to get us to laugh at parts that we shouldn’t be laughing at, this isn’t a dark comedy. Also this movie is offensive well this film was director by the Farrelly brothers, I mean none of their films are funny. The one good thing I can say about this movie is that the actors that played Curly Moe and Larry did a good job mimicking them.
Rating = Trash

Men in Black 3: After ten years of rewrites this is what we get what a joke. The plot is this an old foe of agent K escape from prison and went back in time to kill him, so his partner agent J has to go back in time to prevent that and an alien invasion from happening. The problem I had with this movie is the same problem I had with the previous one bringing back agent k. This bother me because of how he treat agent J, he treat him like he is an incompetent rookie. The big reveal in this movie makes no sense and undermines the first film. Another problem I had I can’t tell if this is a family movie, because there are some adult themes in this movie. The good things I can say about this movie is that Mr. Brolin did a good job at playing a young agent K, how MIB looked in the late 1960’s and I did good a few laughs despite the movie look ridicule sometime and some of the jokes I don’t find funny.
Rating = Rental         

The Amazing Spider-man:  Before I review this movie I want to say no, I don't think it was a bad idea to reboot this series. Because if they did make Spider-man 4 I wouldn't watch it, because Spider-man 3 ruined it for me. Also I don't think it was too soon to reboot this series life is short the soon the better. This film is about a boy name Peter Parker/Spider-man who is an outcast that wants to find out about what happened to his parents. Meanwhile he gets sidetrack by having to dealing with his unnatural abilities after being bitten by a spider, asking a girl out on a date and so on and so forth. Also he meets someone that knows his father name Dr. Connors, and Peter helps him with his problem that will become a bigger problem in the film. I did like this movie however I was disappointed with a few things, like Spider-man’s humor is barely in this movie I hope to see more of it in the sequel. Sony, Marvel and Columbia Pictures did your learn anything from the previous spider-man films? This movie could have been better if some element for the first spider-man movie and this movie are combined. The way this movie was advertise affect my enjoyment of it, I mean the trailer gave away too much of the film. Also I was lied to by the advertiser I though certain scenes were going to play out differently; this is the same problem I have with Iron man 2. There were two plot points that when nowhere did the writers forget? Another problem I had was that Peter did things that could reveal to people that he is spider-man, he might as will put up as sign that says I am spider-man. I wish they could have done more with the main villain and other characters. The one good thing I could say about this movie is the supporting characters are actual characters there not bitter, brainless, manipulative jerks in the previous films. I would recommend this if you like the first spider-man movie because there are some similarities between the two. P.S. Spider-man fans might or might not be happy with how web shooters are introduced.   
Rating = Rental

The Bourne Legacy: Imagine Captain American without the American flag suit and shield and the super soldier chrome replaces with pills that enhance his abilities you would get this movie. The plot is similar to the first Bourne film but the different is that our protagonist name Aaron Cross doesn’t have amnesia, we get a little of his back story and he doesn't run or hide from the agency he run to them. The reason why is to get this pills that made him a super agent. I feel like I was watching two different movies because this film took place the same time the last film did, plus they showed clips of the previous film. I don't see the point of that I mean that doesn't add anything to the story. I wish they left these pills out of the film because they didn't tell us about these pills is the previous films, I am not going to pretend that something is always there but it wasn't. I don't thing this movie is terrible however this film is unnecessary. 

Rating = Rental    
Taken 2: This is another movie that doesn’t need a sequel, this movie feels contrived. This is a revenge story about the Albanians who wants revenge on the protagonist for killing there man in the previous film, instead of the daughter being kidnapped they kidnapped the no longer stereotypical bitter ex wife. This movie is lazy I mean the villains are useless, the editing is bad and one fight scene looks like a video game. There was a subplot involving the main character Bryan and Kim his daughter has no payoff, and I don't understand how it wasn't resolved sooner. bottom line is this should have been a direct to video release. 

Rating = Trash 


            
Wreck it Ralph: I have been waiting for a movie like this for years however this isn’t the movie I’ve been waiting for. This movie was over hyped that affect my enjoyment of this film. This film is about a video game antagonist name Wreck it Ralph who is tired of his role as the villain after thirty years, so he goes onto other games so that he could become a hero. This movie could have been better Scott Pilgrim vs the world was better than this, that movie did a better job with references to video games and comic books the video game references in this movie could have been done better. Also I wish Ralph’s journey was more challenging and the game that he's the villain in reminds me of Donkey Kong. Despite my problems with this movie I like this movie and it has some good messages about learning about yourself and don’t settle for less.
Rating = Average       

007 SkyFall: Critics have called this the best Bond film ever, I am sorry but I can't make that statement because I haven’t seen every Bond film. The plot is a group of people are terrorizing MI6, so James Bond have to stop them from uncovering the undercover MI6 agents. The nickname for this movie should be James bond rises; I like the new Q in this movie. There was a plot point where we learn about James bond I wish that was more flushed out. The problems I had with this movie are that there are head scratching moments in the movie. Another problem I had is the last act; I mean it was kind of lame. Also so the villain reminds of the joker in the dark knight you have to see the movie to know what I’m talking about, and the villain is a better bond girl then the bond girl. Also there is a scene that might unset the bond fans.   

Rating = Average