For a while there, it looked like M. Night Shyamalan was on the verge of a major comeback. Two years ago, there was a lot of buzz about the film Split. Not only was Split a legitimately thrilling and disturbing film but major buzz was generated when it was discovered the film was a sequel to one of his early hits Unbreakable starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. To no surprise, a follow-up film was announced and now you have the finale of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy: Glass, which had many people excited going in but you’ll likely be disappointed heading out.
It feels like the DC Extended Universe is falling apart at the seams over the last year or so. Justice League bombed at the box office, Ben Affleck is out as Batman, Henry Cavill out as Superman, Wonder Woman 1984’s release pushed back to 2020, Ezra Miller still has a job as Barry Allen, and God knows what’s happening to The Joker right now. Things don’t look particularly great for the DC film franchise, but there is hope. People still like Jason Momoa and Warner Bros haven’t screwed that up yet.
I gotta be honest, given the early word of mouth about this movie, I was expecting a dumpster fire. I was pretty disappointed to see that I enjoyed the film. For years, Sony has been trying to create their own superhero universe with the Spiderman rogue gallery, the only Marvel property they still have a stake in.
If you are still reeling from the ending of Avengers: Infinity War (which has been somewhat tainted considering all the news of future films starring everyone who supposedly died) then you are probably in need of a fun cheesy superhero film and Ant-Man 2 comes just in time.
Under normal circumstances, you would believe that Black Panther is the next step in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to get us to the Avengers: Infinity Wars in less than 3 months. Well, you would be wrong because Black Panther is the most important superhero movie ever made and it’s exactly the movie we need right now in these times…at least that’s what I’ve been told.
The venom directed towards DC I believe is overblown. After Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and now Justice League, is it clear that the films have improved and while the critics are leading the backlash, the audiences have been in favor. With the said, I think Warner Bros needs to have a sit down about how to move forward with this universe.
Thor: Ragnarok is entertaining but suffers from the same problems as other. It’s gotten to the point where you can cut and paste previous reviews and change the names while the major pros and cons of the film don’t change. Thor: Ragnarok is the best Thor movie but it’s also a textbook popcorn film.