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.

 

 

Man of Steel Review #2

By: Bryan Montgomery
Rating: 7.5 out of 10

Taken from www.impawards.comIf you take that God awful Green Lantern adaptation out of the picture, Warner Bros. has created a pretty sustainable reputation with superhero flicks.  The golden nugget, of course, being The Dark Knight trilogy, the studio’s exclusive DC Comics license has procured a bunch of big hits along with the occasional well-received but under-performing box office snoozer.  However, WB now has pure gold on their hands with a revitalized Superman series, starting off with Man of Steel.  Embracing the “big” mentality that Superman brings, Henry Cavill breathes new life into the character in an action-packed thrill ride that, despite its numerous disadvantages and by-the-numbers approach, manages to successfully revive the franchise.

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Man of Steel Review

By: Mark Di Stefano
Rating: 8 out of 10

man-of-steel-posterThe idea that The Dark Knight franchise can’t be outdone is a myth. Yes, the films have set the bar even higher for what superhero movies could be, but that doesn’t mean the bar can’t be set even higher.

The idea of a Superman film in the post-Dark Knight, Marvel-era that can entertain the superhero moviegoer, seemed funny at first. However, Man of Steel brings everything you want in a superhero movie now, and what you expect from a Superman movie, and then some.

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