The last film I reviewed was about some punching buddies that punched for a bit and then were buddies. Captain America Civil War is about some buddies that decide to punch for a bit too. Two films with a similar premise in a row. One big difference though… and spoilers for my opinion here… but one of these two films didn’t suck a great big one. Batman V Superman is the film that sucks a giant chode by the way. Captain America 3 is a good film… a REAL good film. So, I’m going to avoid spoilers as I want to write a more detailed thing later on, but do click below to carry on to my full review where I say why Civil War succeeds where Batman V Superman failed miserably.
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So I saw Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (Or as a bubby of mine calls it “Punching Buddies: First They Punch for a Bit, Then They’re Buddies”) and oh boy… I’m not sure where to start. I’m probably gonna have to go deep into the realm of spoilers with this one so I don’t suggest reading this before seeing the film. Even if you’re not fussed about spoilers. You have to be disappointed just like I was. I’ll say this though, the film gets quite a few things right. Mostly stylistic things and the occasional genuinely good scene… but overall, the film is a God damned (Batman) mess. It’s not Fantastic Four (2015) bad. It’s not really bad overall, just not good. I doubt you’ll remember my RoboCop remake review but there I felt for everything it did wrong it did something right. Batman V Superman is like that, but with a fair bit more in the wrong/infuriating column. So yeah, this is the end of the non-spoiler stuff. So I wouldn’t continue unless you really want to.
Making a film of Deadpool has been something many of the character’s fans would have said was a no brainer for years. If you’re a fan you just know the character could work really well on screen. He could also be done terribly… and I’m not even referring to whatever that was at the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Deadpool has to traverse a very fine line where excess is required but go a little too far, or not far enough, and you’ll have something that feels inauthentic. Well, the Deadpool Movie starring Ryan Reynolds straddles that line perfectly. Prepare for a semi-large number of words on why Mr Pool’s movie is really very very good.
Four times FOX. Four fecking times have you tried to make a Fantastic Four film and you still can’t get it right. Yes, right of the bat I’m telling you that this latest Fantastic Four interpretation from director Josh Trank is a big old steaming pile of poo. That’s probably being harsh. It does a number of things quite well. But Jesus none of it comes together. I guess I should flesh this all out a bit. I suppose that’s the purpose of a review thing. Warning… this is gonna be one of them reviews where I just run through the events of the film wondering why it’s all so awful.
Ant-Man is the latest in a long line of Marvel Cinematic Universe films people decided would be rubbish before it was released only to be proven wrong. Have I spoiled that the film is actually really quite good with that first sentence? Yes. Yes I have. Please do read the rest of this review though, despite my conclusion being all up front and stuff. I just feel it’s worth pointing out early on that Ant-Man is good and you should probably see it. Now I’ll tell you why and stuff.
Hey look! It’s episode 15 of the Critapocalypse Podcast I do with that Matt fella over at Cinemageddon. In this episode we review the films Left Behind, The Exterminator and a little known film called Avengers: Age of Ultron (which features a few small spoilers). Other stuff we review include Penny Dreadful Season 2, Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, Total War Battles: Kingdoms and Mortal Kombat X. Matt also says a bunch of offensive stuff I probably should have edited out. In this week’s episode we’re drinking Oddka, which is a salted caramel popcorn flavoured vodka. So yeah, all sorts of stuff to enjoy. Click the link below for the Soundcloud version which I’ll let you download if you’re nice.
You know what’s weird? The amount of times characters say the word “weird” in Avengers Age of Ultron. I’m pretty sure everyone gets to say it. Even Ultron. That was weird. Probably one of those Whedonesque things I keep hearing about. Anyway, Avengers: Age of Ultron came out here in the UK today and so I have done my duty unto you and have gone and done seen it. So, some spoilers may be ahead, but nothing too big. I’ll warn you if I’m about to spill something huge. Click the link below and I’ll tell you about how Thor become Lady Thor in the new Avengers film!