Wonder Woman Review

By Mark Di Stefano
Rating: 8 out of 10

The character of Wonder Woman has always been curious an interesting one to the public eye. Always taking a backseat to other DC staples like Batman or Superman, up until last year we’ve never seen Wonder Woman on the big screen and by March of 2016 we were on actor #3 for Superman (Henry Cavil) and actor #5 for Batman (Ben Affleck). Of course, I’m talking about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, a film that was heavily anticipated but just fell flat for many for being too dark and bloated with storyline.

The only saving grace from that movie was when during the final battle, we see the first Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot) to hit the big screen. She stole the film and her name wasn’t even in the title.

Jump ahead 15 months, and we’re introduced to Wonder Woman’s first solo film, and it wins on all fronts; for the DCEU, for superhero movies, for positive female representation and for movies in general.

While Marvel has introduced intriguing female characters in its MCU, they never had the sole spotlight. That’s one area where DC finally gets a point on the scoreboard.

Wonder Woman is much more than a score count and not solely defined by gender: it’s the most fun, engaging superhero movie of the year so far and one of the better origin stories out there.

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Trailer of The Day- Justice League

The first official trailer for DC’s ensemble superhero flick was just released by Warner Brothers.

In this trailer, we see a few more glimpses of Aquaman (Jason Momoa) Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and the Flash (Ezra Miller) fighting alongside Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), as well as the first footage of J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.

In Justice League, Batman, along with Wonder Woman, unite other metahumans to protect the earth from an newly awakened evil.

Wonder Woman will have her own solo venture this June, so it’s probable we’ll see an Easter egg or two for Justice League around that time.

Directed by Zach Snyder, Justice League releases this November.



Trailer of the Day: Gotham

In honor of Monty’s birthday today (who’s the biggest Batman fan out of all of us here at R2R), we’re looking at the newest trailer for Gotham.

Gotham is an origin story focusing on Detective James Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie. Gordon, a war hero, returns back to his home of Gotham City, which has took a turn for the worse. He joins the Gotham Police Department, and he, along with his partner Detective Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) sets out to defend Gotham from the rising crime and villains on the horizon.

There are a lot of well-known villains seen throughout the trailer, such as The Penguin and The Riddler. We’ll see both Selina Kyle (a.k.a. Catwoman), and (of course) Bruce Wayne as children.

Happy birthday Monty! This one’s for you:

The Dark Knight Rises Review

By: Bryan Montgomery
Rating: 9 out of 10

To start, we’ll point out the best part of this film – nobody gets to make this kind of film anymore.

Christopher Nolan has broken the mold on the big-name epic, switching out special effects and digitally altered masses for hundreds of extras converging upon a single street in Pittsburgh. Movies on an epic scale such as The Dark Knight Rises do not come along often, and even when they do, they are rarely as good as this movie ends up becoming.

The Dark Knight Rises does not quite surpass its predecessor The Dark Knight on an individual scale, but looking at Nolan’s Dark Knight Legend as a whole, The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR) is, by far, the best film of the trilogy.

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The Dark Knight: More than a hot guy in a tight suit… or is it?

By: Emily Kellas

The first time I saw a trailer for The Dark Knight I remember thinking, “great another one, but at least this one has Heath Ledger.” Little did I know what a departure this film would be from every other Batman film. A film person’s equivalent to a breath of fresh air, especially after the plastic nippled George Clooney years (though I am not complaining), Dark Knight captured my attention unlike any superhero film before it. With The Dark Knight Rises opening in theaters Friday my tune has changed to “great another one! And this one has Joseph Gordon Levitt!” What can I say the appeal of a handsome man is something that never changes.

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The Dark Knight Rises Clips Hit the Web!

With The Dark Knight Rises only one week away, the stars of the film have started to make the rounds on talk shows, bringing along clips of the film along with them.  Below are the clips collected so far to only further build your anticipation for the July 20 release of the conclusion of The Dark Knight trilogy!

Note: On the fourth clip – the actual film clip starts at 2:17