The following is a review of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald — Directed by David Yates.
Everybody wants to rule the world. Everybody wants to be Marvel Studios or Lucasfilm. It is perfectly natural to want to make many Harry Potter spin-off films, but it is a bit much to want to make five films about Newt Scamander. But that isn’t all Fantastic Beasts is. Because this film makes it very clear that the Fantastic Beasts-brand is used as an all-encompassing title for every prequel spin-off dream Warner Bros. and J. K. Rowling, who is now writing the scripts for these films without basing it on a book of hers, could be interested in. Continue reading “REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)”→
The following is a review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (also known as, Salazar’s Revenge) – Directed by Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth film in the series, and, sadly, not all of them have been great. I’d even go as far as to say that there really is only one great Pirates of the Caribbean film, and that is the first one — the original film. Dead Men Tell No Tales doesn’t change the pattern — it is pretty bad. Continue reading “REVIEW: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)”→
In May 2012 Marvel Studios released Marvel’s The Avengers in theaters. It would go on to become one of the best ever comic book movies. Along the way it made $1.5 billion worldwide at the box office, and would spawn numerous other cinematic universes for other comic book characters at other studios.
You could argue, however, that a comic book movie is only as good as its leading men and women. But what if Marvel Studios never cast Downey Jr., Hemsworth, Ruffalo, Johansson, Evans, and Renner? Today, on Marvelous Monday, I try to recast the heroes in The Avengers from a pre-Marvel Cinematic Universe perspective. Continue reading “Marvelous Monday #25 – Recast The Avengers”→