ComicBook Debate

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Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Sheraz Farooqi 'Judas And The Black Messiah' is one of the best films of the year. Seen through King's ruthless vision and backed up by Kaluuya and Stanfield, the film is shocking, tragic, striking, and bold. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
4/5 Tenet (2020) Sheraz Farooqi Tenet is a Christopher Nolan film in every way. An amalgamation of themes & threads out of his other films combined into one, Tenet has shades of Nolan's best work, but not without flaws. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
4/5 News of the World (2020) Sheraz Farooqi Overall, News of the World is a thoughtful and beautifully shot journey of survival. The combined performances of Tom Hanks and Zengel carry the film, creating a strong Western experience. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
4.5/5 Soul (2020) Sheraz Farooqi Soul represents another milestone for Pixar as it successfully mixes beautiful animation, inspiring music, and strong voice acting to create a uniquely brilliant experience. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
3.5/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Sheraz Farooqi Carried on the strength of its brilliant cast, WW84 soars highest during dramatic and heartfelt moments. While not reaching the inspiring heights of its predecessor, it's a solid entry to the DCEU. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
2.5/5 Mulan (2020) Sheraz Farooqi While carried by a strong lead, Mulan stumbles through poor pacing, thin characters, and VFX issues that kept it an arm's length from the superior 1998 animated counterpart. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
5/5 Parasite (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Parasite provides a potential turning point for international films in America. Bong Joon-Ho's mystery drama will capture the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Sheraz Farooqi Birds of Prey is a thrill ride with non-stop action, strong cinematography, bombastic score, and the ever charismatic Margot Robbie leading the way as Harley Quinn. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
1/5 Dolittle (2020) Sheraz Farooqi Plagued by forced-in reshoots, suffering from a paper-thin plot and out of touch childish jokes, it seems not even Robert Downey Jr. is able to carry this film to a watchable status. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
4/5 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Sheraz Farooqi Bad Boys For Life is a hilarious and heartwarming return to the franchise with strong performances by Smith and Lawrence leading the way. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
4.5/5 1917 (2019) Sheraz Farooqi 1917 has established itself as one of the best war films of all time. The incredible cinematography by Deakins & strong performance by George MacKay combine to create a beautiful experience. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Uncut Gems is near-perfectly directed & written. Adam Sandler brings his best performance in the crime/sports film, with tension, anxiety and hopelessness dialing up with each minute. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2020
4/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker provides an action-packed, emotional, & thrilling ending to the Saga. While the film takes the safer route at points, it's still a true a love letter to Star Wars. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Sheraz Farooqi A story about the power of kindness outlasting cynicism, The film carried by a masterful performance by Tom Hanks as he steps into the sweater and shoes of the legendary Fred Rogers. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
5/5 The Irishman (2019) Sheraz Farooqi The Irishman is a true cinematic masterpiece. De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci bring out their best performances in years under the masterful directing eye of Martin Scorsese. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2019
4/5 Knives Out (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Knives Out is an engaging and fun whodunit story, complete with excellent writing and a stellar ensemble cast. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2019
4.5/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Doctor Sleep is the perfect combination of Kubrick and King as it honors the source material while pushing the legacy of the world forward. Simply the best horror film of the year. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3.5/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Terminator: Dark Fate is the T2 sequel audiences have been waiting for.‪ Cameron's pulse is finally felt in the franchise again with strong action, good pacing and interesting characters. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2019
2/5 Gemini Man (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Gemini Man stumbles as its half-baked story and poor dialogue hinders solid performances and strong visuals. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
5/5 Joker (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Headlined by Joaquin Phoenix's spellbinding performance, Joker is uncomfortable, visceral and raw; setting a new standard of quality for all comic book-based films. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Hobbs & Shaw is a solid spin-off of the Fast & Furious franchise with familiar faces delivering fine performances in an action-packed, fast-paced, at times generic, summer blockbuster. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2019
3.5/5 The Lion King (2019) Sheraz Farooqi How do you match the greatest animated film? 2019's The Lion King proves it is no easy task. Despite that, strong voice performances and visuals keeps it enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
3.5/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Far From Home dials up the heart, emotion and stakes while keeping in line with the lighthearted and coming of age feel of Homecoming, making for a solid Spider-Man adventure. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
4.5/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Sheraz Farooqi A beautiful coda to the Toy Story Trilogy, Toy Story 4 provides a perfect epilogue for these beloved characters with strong emotional beats, powerful themes and hilarious moments. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2019
2/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Unable to capture the magic of the original, Men in Black: International finds itself paper thin, with only solid acting by the leads keeping it alive. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
3.5/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Sheraz Farooqi A darker tone & grounded focus amplify great moments. While a longer runtime & better villain would have elevated it further, Dark Phoenix honors the X-Franchise & neatly closes the First Class arc. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
3.5/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Sheraz Farooqi While not as thematically rich as its predecessor, King of the Monsters dials up the Kaiju action as it delivers stunning visual action sequences that will please most fans. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
4.5/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Keanu Reeves shines as Chapter 3: Parabellum adds stunning martial arts choreography to its patented Gun-Fu combat, bringing a worthy new chapter to a near flawless franchise. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
3.5/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Pokémon: Detective Pikachu impresses with stunning VFX and a charismatic performance by Ryan Reynolds. While choppy, there is high potential for it to launch the next super film franchise. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
4.5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Avengers: Endgame culminates the MCU with a swan song that celebrates its rich history and provides a heartfelt conclusion 22 films in the making. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
2.5/5 Justice League vs the Fatal Five (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Justice League vs The Fatal Five brings audiences back to Bruce Timm's DCAU with a classic animation style, nostalgic instrumentals but couldn't quite capture the magic of the series. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 Shazam! (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Wholesome, genuinely funny, and beaming with heart, Shazam! is one of the most satisfying comic book films we've seen. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
3.5/5 Triple Frontier (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Triple Frontier combines classic heist film elements, a survival story and a powerhouse cast with solid emotional beats to keep audiences invested throughout. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Sheraz Farooqi While a solid film, Captain Marvel seems more intent on setting Carol Danvers up for future appearances than making her first film truly great. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3.5/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Alita: Battle Angel is a solid sci-fi manga adaptation that respects the source material while delivering on a streamlined action-packed experience. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
3/5 The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) Sheraz Farooqi Reign of the Supermen continues DC Animation's streak of solid entries as it delivers on an action packed film that will satisfy fans of the iconic story. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
4/5 Glass (2019) Sheraz Farooqi A uniquely structured film for the genre, Shyamalan's Glass deconstructs society's infatuation with superheroes and delivers with a thrilling conclusion to a trilogy that began 19 years ago. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2019
4/5 Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018) Sheraz Farooqi Dragon Ball Super: Broly is a rollercoaster of fluid animation, spectacular action sequences and strong voice acting that will satisfy new and longtime fans. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/5 Vice (2018) Sheraz Farooqi A satirical yet poignant story of Dick Cheney's political career, Vice sends a powerful message of where America stands then and now. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2018
3.5/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Sheraz Farooqi Mary Poppins Returnsis a strong revival of the character and her world. While it doesn't quite capture the magic of the 1954 original, it satisfyingly delivers on a heartwarming and nostalgic experience for fans new and old. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
5/5 Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Sheraz Farooqi Blade Runner 2049 is a beautiful, visually stunning film that captures philosophical themes and everything that made 1982's Blade Runner so special. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/5 The Lion King (1994) Sheraz Farooqi Simply the pinnacle of Disney animation. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
4.5/5 Dunkirk (2017) Sheraz Farooqi Dunkirk is a intense film with beautiful visuals, an equally beautiful score by Hans Zimmer and director in Christopher Nolan that is at the top of his game both narratively and visually. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Sheraz Farooqi A film with beautiful visuals, impressive directing and great character dynamics, Thor Ragnarok is one of the better films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Sheraz Farooqi The Last Jedi is a powerful, emotional and ambitious film that makes for one of the best films in the series. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 The Death of Superman (2018) Sheraz Farooqi The Death of Superman gives fans what they want. A strong Superman story, a great adaption of an iconic comic, awesome DC cameos and and homages to the works of the past. A worthwhile entry into the DC Animated Film collection. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
3.5/5 Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018) Sheraz Farooqi Teen Titans GO! To The Movies is a film for fans, families and kids that doesn't waste a moment in providing laughs, heart warming scenes, new songs, and references to all things superheroes. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
5/5 Superman: The Movie (1978) Sheraz Farooqi 40 years later, Superman: The Movie remains iconic. Its legacy will only continue to improve with time and will always stand as the Godfather of all superhero films. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
1.5/5 Justice League (2017) Sheraz Farooqi I think it's safe to say releasing Zack Snyder's Cut of this film will give audiences the better product EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
5/5 Man of Steel (2013) Sheraz Farooqi The key to great Superman stories is to have ones that give Superman a deep and complex problem that speaks to society at large. Man of Steel successfully reinvented him for the 21st century. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018