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“Avengers: Endgame” one of the best superhero films ever made??? Yes, it sure definitely is!

Yesterday afternoon, I went and saw “Avengers: Endgame” in theater for the second time. I’m still blown away by the film and loved it even more the second time. It’s definitely a masterpiece of a film and definitely one of the best superhero films ever made.

There has been many superhero films over the years. Some of them were crap, some of them were pretty good but it’s very rare that Hollywood makes a superhero film that’s really good. Why? It’s hard to make a really good superhero film but sometimes Hollywood does make a really good one.

My Top 10 Favorite superhero films in no particular order:

Superman: The Movie
Superman II
The Dark Knight (w/ Heath Ledger as Joker)
Robocop (the first one with Peter Weller)
Watchmen
Batman (yes, the Burton/Keaton/Nicholson movie)
The Crow (1994 film with Brandon Lee)
Logan (this is the best Wolverine film and still need to get the BluRay at some point)
The Punisher (1994 film w/Thomas Jane, in my opinion this is the best Punisher film)
Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (Animated film but still really good, I was never into Spiderman until I saw this. Still need to get the BluRay soon)

Now you can add “Avengers: Endgame” to that list. I thought the Russo brothers did a great job with “Infinity War/Endgame” ’cause they were both really good movies.

Watching all these superhero movies in the theater over the years of my life, sparked my interest in comics and graphic novels. I just started collecting comics and graphic novels ’cause of it all. I have a small comic and graphic novel collection but it’s a good start.

Keep in mind that it was Superman that started this whole superhero craze. Superman started the comics and he started the live action films. There were no other superhero movies before “Superman: The Movie” came out. They don’t call Superman the king of all superheroes for no reason ’cause he really is. He started it all. Marvel wouldn’t have been around if it wasn’t for him.

Kev

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Saw “Avengers: Endgame” last night… best superhero film since “The Dark Knight”…

Went and saw “Avengers: Endgame” last night in the movie theaters. A few friends of mine invited me over the weekend so I said “Yes, I’m definitely down” and so I went with them.

I’m a huge Avengers fan. Saw all the films in theater and re-watched them all on BluRay last week. Now that the fourth Avengers film, “Endgame” is finally here, I went and saw it last night. After the movie was over three hours later, I was like, “Wow”… my mind was blown. Honestly, I was expecting the film to be “okay” or “pretty good” but it ended up being more than “okay or “pretty good”. The film turned out to be amazing and it’s definitely a masterpiece. If there was a superhero film that deserves to win “Best Picture” in the Oscars for the first time, “Avengers: Endgame” should definitely get that award even though it would never happen.

I really was blown away and speechless when the movie got over with. The film had a great story and great plot. The film was well-acted by everyone in the cast. The film has a crowded cast and it’s mostly big name stars all over. They all did a great job but I was most impressed with Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. Those three guys are great actors for sure. Yeah, Mark Ruffalo is a die-hard liberal and his political views are awful but still, his acting talent can’t be denied. I was impressed with the direction of the film too as the Russo brothers did a great job.

The film had many emotions throughout the film… it can be enjoyable, funny, sad, intense and action packed. While the previous three Avengers movies had some pretty good action scenes, I thought the action scenes in “Endgame” were a blast to watch, though. The action scenes in “Endgame” gave me goosebumps and I was fucking floored. Holy crap!

This is a non-spoiler review so I’m not going to talk about the story at all. Just what I think of it and that’s it ’cause there are some big surprises in the film.

I thought it was a very impressive movie and definitely the best superhero film I’ve seen in years. Yep, “Endgame” is definitely gonna be the final Avengers film. I don’t see how it could continue after this. It’s all over for the Avengers so it’s an end of era. It’s understandable ’cause Robert Downey Jr. spent years and years playing Iron Man and he wants to move from the character finally.

Even though it was a three hour movie, it certainly didn’t feel like it ’cause it went by fast due to the pacing.

Before you see this movie, though, I suggest you see the first three films first ’cause if you don’t… you’re going to get completely confused of the story so definitely watch ’em all in order.

I definitely loved the film and can’t wait for the BluRay already.

Kev

Just saw “Avengers: Infinity War” earlier today and it was the best superhero film since “The Dark Knight”…

Well, earlier this afternoon, I decided to go to the mall to check out the new “Avengers: Infinity War” film which is the third installment of the Avengers franchise. You may have noticed that I don’t do movie reviews here much anymore ’cause why? Simply because I don’t go to the movies much anymore but I’m trying to go more often if they release something I wanna see and turns out “Avengers: Infinity War” is something I wanted to see ’cause I loved the first two Avengers film.

This film was even better. I was so impressed with “Avengers: Infinity War” and was pretty much blown away by it, really. When I was watching this film, I kept trying to figure out which movie it is. Is this an Avengers film or Guardians of the Galaxy 3? Well, it’s a crossover film and I’ve noticed that the Guardians of the Galaxy cast got a lot more screen time than the Avengers cast which was kind of strange to me. Other than that, it was still a very good movie. I loved the whole thing and wasn’t bored one bit. It was action packed and it was fun to watch. The film got serious at times, though.

The ending left me thinking, “WTF just happened?”. Nobody knows what happened at the end and it’s a mystery that no one will find out. I won’t explain what happened ’cause I don’t want to reveal major spoilers but this is just a hint about what’s about to go down. I’m sure all will be explained in the next movie.

I must say that Thanos who was voiced by Josh Brolin was one of the best villains in a superhero film. The cast was very big, though. It’s a crowded movie with so many big name stars all over the place.

I thought the story and writing was interesting and different. The special effects and action scenes were fun too. While this film is a must see, I think it’s appropriate that you must watch the first two Avengers films and the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films so you can see what’s going on. To be honest, I’ve never even watched the “Doctor Strange” movie before yet but I will get around to it at some point.

I do like watching superhero films but there are only very few that I love like “Superman I and II” w/ Chris Reeve, “The Dark Knight” w/ Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, “Iron Man 3”, “Logan”, “The Punisher” w/ Thomas Jane, “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and now you can add “Avengers: Infinity War” to the list.

I thought “Infinity War” was phenomenal. Can’t wait for the next one.

Kev

Netflix already announces “The Punisher – Season 2” even if it just released Season 1 last month…

I did watch “The Punisher – Season 1” on Netflix… watched the whole season. Every episode. The show got addicting from the start. There were some Punisher actors in big screen movies over the years like Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson. While those guys were great, I think Jon Bernthal played the best Punisher for sure.

This was a badass show, though. I’m so glad I kept Netflix. Even if most of their original material are shit, sometimes they can have good stuff on there. I was impressed with “The Punisher” on Netflix. It was fucking awesome. Loved all of it. The writing, the acting and the filming were pretty good too. The show was really violent and bloody as well.

When you watch this show, though, Frank Castle doesn’t put on the skull shirt and turn into this tough guy badass toward the end of the show. This is a new origin story of the Punisher, just an introduction. I’m sure things will get even better in Season 2. Season 1 was just a new introduction of the Punisher.

Jon Bernthal is a talented actor, though. I remembered him as Shane in “The Walking Dead” (a show I quit watching by the way). I’m already looking forward to Season 2. I’m not into Marvel that much but the Punisher is my favorite Marvel character. I love the Frank Castle story.

I like the Punisher ’cause he’s one of the very few superheroes who don’t have any superpowers. He’s just a real human kind of like Batman.

If you haven’t seen “The Punisher” on Netflix yet, you should watch it. I thought it was surprisingly a great show.

There are other shows I want to watch on Netflix. I gotta get around to starting “Gotham – Season 3” and I want to check out “Stranger Things” too. Too many shows, too little time.

Kev

Disney is getting their own streaming service… looks like all the Star Wars movies being made Netflix streamable is never gonna happen now…

Netflix has been trying to get all Star Wars movies to be made streamable, including the original trilogy and the prequels, but looks like that’s never gonna happen now. The reason is that Disney is getting their own streaming service pretty soon and everything Star Wars and everything Marvel will be moved to there.

‘Star Wars,’ Marvel Films Moving From Netflix to Disney Streaming Service

I was surprised to see that Disney actually allowed Netflix to stream, Star Wars: Rogue One — that film is gonna get pulled off of there.

Anyway, I don’t like Disney anymore. They’re no longer an interesting company. Are they trying to own everything? Seems like it. Disney is a powerful empire and it’s getting bigger.

Netflix is not all that great of a service either. You don’t need to watch Star Wars on Netflix anyways. The movies can be bought and downloaded from Itunes. If you have a Blu Ray player or just use DVD, you can watch the Star Wars movies on those things too. Even better, if you’re old school and still watch movies on VHS, you could probably watch the original Star Wars versions on VHS.

Screw Netflix. I don’t watch Netflix as much as I used to ’cause it’s no longer interesting. I only kept it ’cause of “Longmire” and “Gotham”. I like those shows.

Kev

What is it with Led Zeppelin songs appearing in movie trailers lately? I think it’s awesome!

So the “Thor: Ragnarok” trailer is finally here which looks like a badass movie btw and I’m planning on seeing it for sure but I love how Led Zeppelin songs have been appearing in a lot of movie trailers lately.

Check out this article here:

http://www.gq.com/story/led-zeppelin-movie-trailers

I’m sure the film makers had to get Jimmy Page’s written permission in order to put Led Zeppelin songs in movie trailers so Jimmy Page is obviously all for it. This is a great way to keep Led Zeppelin’s legacy alive and that’s probably the reason why Page is all for it.

In this new generation of music fans, there are still some people who don’t even listen to Led Zeppelin and this is a great way to promote the band still. I do agree though that Led Zeppelin songs do make movie trailers a lot more exciting.

Can’t wait to see “Thor: Ragnarok” as I’m a pretty big Thor fan.

Kev

Do Marvel superhero movies get treated more positively than DC superhero movies? I would say so!

Each time DC/Warner Bros. releases a new superhero film, the film gets so much negative criticism but Marvel superhero films gets received more positively. Why is this you may ask?

I remember when DC released the Green Lantern movie with Ryan Reynolds, that film got bashed like crazy. Then when “Man of Steel” finally came out that film got mixed reviews… then “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” came and that film got bashed like crazy.

Each time Marvel releases a new film whether it will be a “Thor” movie, a “Captain America” movie, “Doctor Strange” or another “Avengers” film… those films are loved by everyone.

It has nothing to do with the films itself. It has nothing to do with the directors, the script, etc. I think it’s because that Marve/Disney is at war with DC. That’s pretty much it really. It’s all competition with each other. One company wants to be better than the other. Hollywood doing all they can to ram Marvel down our throats. Marvel is trying all they can to get DC to lose their respect by movie lovers.

I just saw the new trailer for “Wonder Woman” by DC and it looks great to me:

How much do you want to bet that “Doctor Strange” is gonna get more received positively than “Wonder Woman”? Even though “Wonder Woman” would probably end up being a good film, it’s still gonna get bashed on because it’s DC.

I also have a bad feeling that Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie will get trashed on too and I think the same will happen to the “Justice League” movie.

If DC wants to get more respect again then they need to step their game up. Like make better movies, they also need to market themselves better too. I think both companies make great films so I’m not gonna say which side makes better films.

The problem is DC don’t make that much superhero films when they should.  It’s a shame that DC don’t get much respect anymore when they should. They are the ones who brought us Batman and Superman. They finally teamed up Batman and Superman in a film like we all wanted so they should be respected.

I try not to give films negative criticism ’cause it’s something I try not to do. Negative opinions is just a waste of time when it comes to entertainment. I try to treat everything positively. Yeah, there are some movies I don’t like but I like most movies I see. If there’s a film I see I don’t care for then I’ll do my best to keep the opinion to myself. People can be very negative and opinionated when it comes to movies & music and I try not to be like that.

Kev