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Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad (2016)
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I really wanted to see this movie initially, but the bad press got to me before I got to this movie, so it kind of killed my hype. I still gave it a shot of course, but I was bummed to hear no one saying that it was really fantastic (I heard that it was okay at best). This is definitely a flawed movie. The dialogue wasn't cringe-worthy or painful, but still a bit cheesy at times. The central conflict with the Enchantress is rather standard, and not particularly engaging; which wouldn't matter if the characters were really good. I mean, nobody came here because this is some famous story-arc from the comic books, everyone came here for these characters. Unfortunately, I found the characters to be thinly written and underdeveloped. We didn't have much time to get attached at all. Everybody gets one flashback scene and that's all the time we're given to get to know them/care about them. Joel Kinnaman especially was a caricature of a tough guy at best, and I found him to be "showing" us emotions, and not really acting/feeling in the moment. Viola Davis's character was honestly really manipulative and more of a villain than these actual criminals, which could've been an interesting angle to delve into to make the movie deeper, but it never happens. I read about the idea of making a movie about a team of DC villains on a comic book website a few years back (DC has such memorable villains; some say more-so than Marvel), which really is such a great idea, so what happened? I was most excited for Killer Croc, Harley Quinn, and the Joker. Killer Croc was a letdown for me. He didn't look, act, or sound the way I thought he should. They just kind of made him into a racist stereotype with four lines of dialogue. The best part(s) of this movie BY FAR is/are Harley Quinn and The Joker. Besides her ridiculous costume redesign, everything about these two was phenomenal. The chemistry between them, their respective performances (Margot Robbie's voice was especially good), and all the vibes we got off their twisted romance was everything I could've hoped for in finally seeing these two together in live-action. Every scene with them had me hooked! I needed more! But alas, this movie's about the team, and not about them. Overall, this wasn't a terrible movie, the action is fun enough, and there's a lot of charismatic appeal from some of the actors despite their characters not getting their needed attention, but I was still underwhelmed. This movie barely scrapes by with a 3/5, but only because of the Joker and Harley Quinn. If I was to rewatch this movie, it would be for them.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes

For a movie called "Batman vs Superman", this should have been a lot more fun. A movie you have to endure, a movie you have to wade through. I give it two stars for Batfleck (who was well-realized. I liked the suit, the gadgets, the Batmobile, and the performance) and the one or two nice moments. Other than that, poorly handled on nearly every front. One of the most legitimately frustrating mainstream blockbusters since Trans4mers: Dinotronic Jamboree. Blatantly obvious and distracting setup for Justice League to the point of being maddening, Wonder Woman is completely bland and useless, Jesse Eisenberg, while not doing bad work here, is not remotely Lex Luthor, Lois Lane is nothing but a cardboard cutout of a damsel in distress, Lex's assistant is killed before we have any time to see her as she is in the comic books, and one of the most underwhelming and infuriating climaxes I've ever seen (it's disrespectful to the Superman/Doomsday lore, it's completely useless because we all know that there are going to be sequels with Supes in them so we don't believe his death at all, and it's all practically moot to the audience going in because we've already had the reveal spoiled in the overly-long trailer anyways). A noisy, boring, indulgent, overly-long, somewhat sexist outing that will make you tired of the DC Cinematic Universe before it even takes off.

Blade Runner 2049
6 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

If this isn't the best "35-year sequel to an 80s movie", it's so close. I can't think of any other. All the themes and elements that made the original great are revisited in all the right ways; deeply, extremely intelligently, and not in any disappointing ways. More than a movie; an experience. If this movie doesn't at least get nominated for Best Cinematography, I may never acknowledge the Oscars again. What you see on-screen is so rich and undeniably real. You can feel yourself there. You question none of it, not even for a second. The original's L.A. is so brilliantly re-created/revisited but also updated in the most natural and realistic ways, and their future Las Vegas may be the most impressive of all. Well-acted on every front, superbly directed, completely immersive, dense and rich without being overwhelming, and SO thought-provoking. The questions it asks you, that you ask yourself, and the conversations that this movie will spark of the soul, memory, being human, morals and ethics and so on, are powerful and leave an impact. This movie will stick with you. The best movie I've seen this year, thus far. One that will be remembered for years to come. Hats off to everyone involved.

Spider-Man: Homecoming
7 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It's interesting to have yet another iteration of Spider-Man and to compare them all. I daresay this movie takes some of the best elements, while still remaining a pretty unique take. It's a fun time; some nice work by Michael Keaton, better than some of the other Marvel movies have been as of late. No franchise-building, just another version of Spidey, and a pretty good one.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman (2017)
7 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This movie earns some points for a really kick*** Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot has really proven herself in this role), some impressive action sequences, and certainly a great character study of Wonder Woman herself, as well as being an awesome step forward for women in film (a strong, female superhero film being helmed by a woman no less). It loses points in terms of my investment in the conflict. Despite the high points that I mentioned that really spruced it up, we're still dealing with a superhero movie, and I'm still experiencing serious superhero movie-burnout. A good, solid movie nonetheless, a nice enough change of pace, and worth seeing.