Review: Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 (non- spoiler)

I’m not going to go to in depth with this, I’m really just going to give some quick thoughts about the movie itself and talk about it more later when the rest of the world has seen the movie. 

This movie had a lot to live up to after the first movie absolutely crushed and went far beyond people’s expectations. Guardians of the Galaxy is my second or third favourite MCU movie so I had high expectations for this and I’m still digesting it and waiting to see where it’ll sit for me. As of now I’d probably say I liked the first one more but this is definitely a worthy sequel. There are negative reviews out there calling the story out for not having a story and really it doesn’t but not all great movies do. Not only did I not mind the lack of overall story I ended up being happy about it. It isn’t about the story in this movie it’s about the characters. All these characters we fell in love with in the first movie go through some serious self reflection and have to look at their inner demons and how they affect the way they treat the people close to them. It’s such a tight and self contained movie that I can’t really say much more without spoiling anything so I’ll leave it for now. I give Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 an 8.5/10.

Also with any MCU movie there are of course mid-end credits scenes. There are indeed 5 of them so stay to the very end. I’ll talk about them in my spoiler talk later on but I’ll give my vague impression of all of them.

1. Pretty funny. 2. I’m not sure what it’s about but intriguing I guess. 3. SO FUCKING EXCITING IF YOU GET WHAT IT IS!!!!! 4. really funny 5. An extension of a fun earlier scene. Something people have theorised for a while now and they made it cannon.

Have you seen Guardians vol 2? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading and until next time, take it easy. 

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30DMC Day 24: Favourite Documentary 

There are countless incredible and gripping documentaries that shed light on the horrible things in this world that people try to keep hidden. So many brave journalists and documentarians that put themselves at risk to bring people the truth and to shine a spotlight on the things people don’t know about or don’t want to think about. I love a good documentary but a lot of these ones just make me feel kicked in the guts when they’re done and that’s a good thing, they should make you feel. That all being said the documentary I chose for this was one for more entertainment value. One I could watch again and again.

Conan o’Brien is one of my all time favourite comedians and I, like many people, watched on as the events leading up to his dismissal from The Tonight Show took place and was very much part of the Tom Hanks coined Team Coco. One of the terms of his contract release was Conan wasn’t allowed to appear on television for a number of months so Conan and his team came up with the idea for this tour in the meantime. Conan o’Brien Can’t Stop follows Conan on this tour and goes in depth into the fear and anger and exhaustion he was dealing with while on this tour. It’s interesting and kind of funny to see him complain out of exhaustion about how many shows he has to do and the meet and greets and everything, then it will show on a rare day off he’ll put on an impromptu show. It really highlights the little of the movie, he really can’t stop.

It’s a really interesting documentary and gets deep into one of my favourite comedians and I suggest anyone who is a fan of Conan to check this out.

What’s your favourite documentary? Let me know in the comments. Check in tomorrow for a movie nobody would expect me to love. Thanks for reading and until next time, take it easy. 

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30DMC Day 23: Favourite Movie Character 

This was a no brainer for me, it’s Batman all day. Well that’s not entirely true I went through a few choices like Hans Landa, Patrick Bateman, Han Solo and of course Batmans greatest enemy The Joker. Ultimately I landed on Batman because of the sheer complexity of the character. He’s a character living on the verge of madness, forever trying to keep his rage in check. Although some film portrayals have been light, goofy, fun and sometimes terrible the psychology of the character can never be ignored.

In Killing Bill vol. 2 Bill tells The Bride that his favourite superhero has always been Superman because Superman is his true identity and Clark Kent is the disguise. In a way the same could be said for Batman, his Bruce Wayne personal is him acting like a billionaire should just to keep up appearances whereas Batman is who he truly is deep inside. Bottom line is this is appearances character that will get my appearances rise to a cinema no matter what, I’ll always show up for Batman.

Who’s your favourite movie character? Let me know in the comments. Come back later for my favourite documentary. Thanks for reading and until next time, take it easy. 

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30DMC Day 22: Most Underrated Movie

Warrior is a 2011 movie directed by Gavin O’connor and stars Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy. By no means was this a poorly received movie but it did fail to match it’s budget and therefore is considered a bomb. It’s a real shame too because it is an incredible movie with such powerful performances from both leads. The story it follows is such an emotional one, the journey these two guys go on and the problems they face are really grounded and they reflect that in the film. The fight scenes are also expertly choreographed. Sometimes in movies like this you can get lost in the scuffle and not know what’s happening but in this you’re kept right there in the action and it makes for some incredible fights.

All in all I just think more people need to watch this movie, it’s an absolute gem that doesn’t get spoken of enough.

Have you seen Warrior? What movie do you think is underrated? Let me know in the comments. I didn’t do this yesterday like I should have so hold tight for a little bit and I’m putting up my choice for favourite character from a movie. Thanks for reading and until next time, take it easy. 

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Three X-men Movies Coming Next Year

It has been revealed that Fox has set three X-men movies next year marking the most they have done in a single year in this universe. First up we will be getting the debut of New Mutants in April which is set to kick off a whole new bunch of characters. It is unclear at this stage how or if it will connect to their other properties. Coming in June next year is the highly anticipated sequel to Deadpool. It was just recently revealed that Josh Brolin would be playing the hugely popular character Cable which will be the third comic book character Brolin will have portrayed on screen. Now it’s also been reveled that X-men Dark Phoenix will be coming out next November. 

Dark Phoenix has been a bit up in the air after 2016’s X-men Apocalypse was met with less than favourable reviews. Since then Bryan Singer has stepped away from the project and it still isn’t known who will step in to direct. Sophie Turner who played Jean Grey in Apocalypse has confirmed she’s returning and it is assumed the other young cast will aways well. There has been no confirmation on whether or not James McAvoy  (Professor X) Michael Fassbender (Magneto) or Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) will return in any of these movies as their contracts ended after Apocalypse. They have teased the possibility at times so it could happen. I would also hope for a return of Evan Peters as Quicksilver as he’s been a highlight of the past two X-men movies.

What do you think? Which movie are you most looking forward to? Or do you not care for any? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading and until next time, take it easy.

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30DMC Day 21: Most Overrated Movie

Its become quite popular in recent years to say Avatar is a piece of garbage. I’m not going to say that because I don’t think it’s a bad movie but I definitely do think it was a bit overhyped upon release. 

Visually Avatar was spectacular, James Cameron without a doubt raised the bar in crafting this world of Pandora and that’s not unexpected from him. He truly is a master of his craft it’s just that in terms of story, this wasn’t exactly the layered or intriguing tale that Cameron is known for. His message of the movie is surprisingly heavy handed and lacks the subtext of some of his older works that have aged better. The acting gets quite suspect as well, mostly from the lead Sam Worthington who continuously slips between Australian and American accents and it’s very distracting. There are movies that are worse that I could have named as the most overrated but the thing that tipped it with this one is that I remembered upon its release that there were people crying and getting very seriously upset that Pandora wasn’t a real world and they would never be able to visit there. That actually fucking happened. That is some next level devotion right there and that’s why it lands as my most overrated movie. 

As I said its not a bad movie but the story really holds it back. James Cameron is currently working on i think it’s four sequels right now and I just hope he has something more to say with those. Based solely on the merits of the first I could take or leave one sequel let alone multiple but it is James Cameron we’re talking about here. He has crafted some of the most innovative and exciting movies of all time and whatever he puts out most people are going to be paying attention. There is the issue that the first sequel has been pushed back so many times that people won’t at all care about the franchise when it comes out but I’m sure he’s going to have some cool never before seen thing and alone lures soon a loneliness people get a glimpse into what he’s been working on, their interest will be piqued. 

What do you think is the most overrated movie? Let me know in the comments. Check in tomorrow for my most underrated movie. Thanks for reading and until next time, take it easy. 

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30DMC Day 20: My Favourite Actress

This has been the most difficult so far to decide. The list goes on and on of actresses that pump out performance after performance that just blown you away and I truly couldn’t pick who my favourite would be. Instead I decided to go with someone who’s entering their prime right now. Someone who, whenever I hear they’ve been added to a cast, makes me start to pay close attention to a project. 

Brie Larson is someone I was a fan of whether it be her great performance in the TV series United States of Tara or in a more comedic role like in 21 Jump Street. What she accomplished in Room is what really elevated her to the next level though and it obviously won her the Oscar for best actress. Since then she has been in high demand for both smaller movies and big budget blockbusters like Kong: Skull Island and the highly anticipated Captain Marvel which will mark the first female led movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She is also set to make her directorial debut with Unicorn Store coming later this year.

Whose your favourite actress? All time or just who your looking at now. Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading and until next time, take it easy.