Why Robert Pattinson Will Make An Incredible Batman For Today’s Generation

After years of speculation, countless rumors, & nonstop fan castings, it has finally been reported straight from Variety that none other Hollywood Star Robert Pattinson mostly notably known for his work as Edward Cullen in the widely popular film series Twilight, will don the cape & cowl as the new Bruce Wayne/Batman for this generation come June 25th 2021.

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I couldn’t be more ecstatic about this news, & I think it’s phenomenal casting! Despite not having a good rep from the twilight films, Pattinson has gone on to become an outstanding actor that has over time won the respect of a lot of critics, fans, & colleagues for turning his career around. He’s shown numerous times throughout his career to have an incredible amount of range in his performances on a number indie films such as Good Times, Bel Ami, The Rover, The Lost City Of Z, & his most recently released film the sci-fi thriller High Life directed by Claire Denis, which again has been met with rave reviews across the board by audiences & critics. He’s no longer the same actor many people saw 10 years ago during the days of Twilight. He’s completely redefined himself in the eyes of the public with the roles he’s chosen, & is taken a lot more seriously as a performer than before. Of course there will always be those fans out there that will feel differently & express their opinion with the usual “Not My Batman” comments, but give it time and I’m sure those that don’t see it now will change how they feel once they see his portrayal on screen.

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Most importantly, Matt Reeves who’s given us a handful of critically well received films in 2008’s Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, & War For The Planet Of The Apes is now attached as Director for the upcoming film, & has been very vocal on wanting to give audiences the definitive Batman story showcasing his detective skills at work proving and reminding us all why he’s known to be the world’s greatest detective first & foremost before being a superhero.

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We’ve gotten so many films in the past decade most notably Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, & Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice that have shown only one side of the cape crusader which is the action & spectacle parts, & although that’s entertaining and still very much needed in this new iteration, it’s not the only thing that’s important when bringing a well known beloved character such as Bruce Wayne to life. There’s so much more to him than just cool flips & having him beat up thugs on the street. Bruce Wayne is a character who’s story originates from pure tragedy. A child that watches his parents mugged & killed in an alley right before his eyes for no reason at all, & is then left all alone in a world that looks to have little to no hope. Seeing a film envision what it’s like for someone to grow through all of that can make for a powerful & lasting impact that can spark conversations amongst people for decades to come. That’s the kind of story true Batman fans who’ve loved this character since childhood have wanted for so long. We want a Batman that we can personally identify with, & emotionally fully invest ourselves into. Someone we can follow on a journey through the span of possibly a trilogy or more (if we’re lucky) and realizing why this man is so broken and how inspiring and encouraging it can be to watch such a well respected icon from the comics push through every obstacle that comes his way, no matter how impossible that situation may be. That in my opinion is the true Definitive Batman we need done on the big screen, & I think we are for sure going to get that once cameras start rolling early next year.

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We’ve had so many great portrayals over the years starting from Adam West, to Michael Keaton all the way to Christian Bale and Ben Affleck that some people may say that a fatigue is on the way, but I disagree. Each actor I’ve listed has given us something different from the last, and made the role their own. Pattinson will do the same and bring his own distinct tone & feel to his portrayal once the time comes. People just need to take a step back, breathe, & understand this casting won’t ruin the character by any means. I don’t think Reeves or WB would have signed a contract with him if they didn’t fully believe he can deliver on giving the fans something truly special that will for sure leave many of us very happy. It just takes time, & patience.

Another set of good news to come out due to this report, is that we can expect more casting announcements in the coming weeks as filming is about to go underway. Nothing official, but rumors have been circulating the internet that Vanessa Hudgens maybe in the running for Selina Kyle/Catwoman.

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If true, this would be another knock out of the park win for Matt Reeves hands down. Hudgens is mostly known for her work on the widely beloved popular Disney film trilogy High School Musical, Greese: Live & most recently RENT: Live, along with other films such as: Gimmie Shelter, Machete Kills, Spring Breakers, & now the newly released action thriller Polar where she co-stars along side Mads Mikkelson who plays a retired assassin helping a young woman who’s forced into hideout having to fight off a group of psychotic killers in order to get her life back. Hudgens has grown into a terrific actress in a short amount of time, & has even gone on to express her love for the character Catwoman going as far as to saying Michelle Pfeiffer’s portrayal partially helped her pursue a career into acting. She’s already got lots of love for the comics, can for sure give an amazing performance in any project she’s involved in, & has already worked with DC before in the past on NBC’s series Powerless. She’s more than capable of handling a role like this, & it would be a huge push for her career going forward if it all pans out. I for one am rooting for her all the way, & it’s one rumor I hope to the gods ends up coming true. Can’t go wrong with a beautiful, fun, full of life actress such as her. WB please don’t miss out on this opportunity. Take a chance & bring her on to this project. This is one casting you can only benefit from. She has a strong following, & will honor/cherish this role like no other.  Trust on that.

The Batman is set for a release on June 25th 2021! Also, Expect some more news to come soon with San Diego Comic-con right around the corner. It’s a very exciting time to be a Comicbook fan right now. We can only go up from here. Post all your thoughts on the recent news reported surrounding this casting, & share what you’d love to see done this time with the Batman. We’d love to hear from you, & send us a tweet or message to our Facebook pages @Earth2comiccast or @Tweet_JvS! Enjoy the rest of your day! Peace!

Detective Pikachu Spoiler Review: A Faithful Heart-Warming Film Adaptation Of The Pokemon Franchise

Detective Pikachu is an inspiring & heart-warming adaptation of the beloved Pokemon franchise which has been a worldwide phenomenon for over 2 decades. Directed by Rob Letterman & written by Dan Hernandez & Ben Samit, we’re dropped into a whole new never before seen cinematic universe. Pokemon has been something I’ve cherished since I first played the original games titled Pokemon Red & Pokemon Blue released back in 1998. In fact I was so obsessed with Pokemon that I remember only having Pokemon games for my handheld Gameboy SP when I was younger, & nothing else. So many long time fans including myself have grown up with this franchise, & never believed a live action film would happen let alone be possible. So if you’re someone who’s new to all this, you can maybe start to understand why there is so much hype surrounding this movie.

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We start our story off seeing a group of scientists in an abandoned facility performing an experiment on the legendary man-made Pokemon known as Mewtwo which is cloned from the remains of its ancient descendant known as Mew. As expected, things start to go awry, & Mewtwo ends up breaking out of the lab & destroying the facility all together out of anger for being kept in captivity for so long.

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Detective Harry Goodman played by Ryan Reynolds manages to escape the facility before it’s destruction, but is later caught in an accident which looks to be caused by Mewtwo leading to his eventual disappearance.

Some time passes, & the story opens up to our main protagonist Tim Goodman son of Harry Goodman played by Justice Smith who when we’re first introduced to him, doesn’t want to have anything to do with Pokemon at all, but is pushed to go out of his comfort zone by his childhood friend Jack played by Karen Soni to catch a wild Cubone as an attempt to help him open up more after the passing of his mother, along with a falling out with his father, & hopefully start a journey as a Pokemon Trainer. This leads to be unsuccessful, & it’s later revealed that Jack plans on leaving their hometown to now go on his own journey & along with Detective Hideo Yoshida played by Ken Watanabe tries to encourage Tim to do the same.

Justice Smith most notably known for his work on the hit Netflix series The Get Down & the most recent installment of the Jurassic Park film franchise Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, does a wonderful job leading this movie. He’s able to bring a really cool timid, & at times chill personality to the character Tim, & effortlessly makes for a very likable protagonist. You feel for him as you learn more about the tragedy he’s been through, & begin to realize just how lost he is until he meets Lucy(Kathryn Newton) & Pikachu later on in the film. As we follow him on his journey we see him rediscover himself, & find a true purpose in who is, & what he wants to be. Justice Smith is another great addition to this cast, & honestly continues to show us just how good of an actor he really is, & will leave you with a more than satisfying performance, & I have no doubt we’ll see more of this actor in the future as well.

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Tim is later called by the police concerning the earlier accident with his father leading him to believe he’s passed away. This news breaks Tim’s heart, and causes him to isolate himself from everyone. As he makes his way to his apartment, he’s met by a mysterious young woman known by the name Lucy Stevens played by Kathryn Newton who many of you may know from HBO’s hit show Big Little Lies, and 2018’s critical success comedy film Blockers.

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Kathryn Newton brings so much positive energy to this character, that she honestly radiates the room whenever she’s on screen, & you can’t help but fall in love with her charm, witty, & bright personality that honestly comes off very warm & inviting as you follow her through this grand adventure with Tim & Pikachu. Newton is hands down one of the biggest highlights of this movie, & I hope we see more of her in future installments going forward because she really does an incredible job making you feel for a moment like you’re truly a part of this new world as we watch this story unfold. Rob Letterman made the right choice casting her in this role, & once you’ve seen the film yourself you’ll understand why. Most definitely a rising star in the making, & I’m always left excited about any project she does because she’s really that talented.

Lucy Stevens is a news reporter for CNM in Ryme City investigating the whereabouts of Tim’s father Harry Goodman, & approaches Tim in attempt to help her solve the case, & find out what really happened the night of Mewtwo’s escape.

Tim of course ignores her at first, & heads home only to be met by a Pikachu which is later revealed to be Harry Goodman’s partner Pokemon, & on top of that can now communicate with him.

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The two are later met by the founder of Ryme City himself Howard Clifford played by Bill Nighy, & during their encounter explains to them that Harry Goodman’s disappearance was no accident and they must find Mewtwo if they are ever to find out what led to the tragedy of that night.

 Billy Nighy as expected also gives an amazing performance as Howard Clifford throughout, & is able to display a man that’s genuinely in mourning after the loss of his dear friend Harry Goodman, but then manages to give a complete switch in character showing off a very menacing behavior that in the third act makes for a more than decent antagonist that’s become obsessed & psychotic with his work over the years prior to the start of this film, & is willing to do in his mind whatever it takes to accomplish his goals. Billy Nighy is always a pleasant surprise to see on screen, & is a welcoming asset to any film he’s in especially this one. Great actor through & through.

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Pikachu & Tim later decide to partner up together along with the news reporter Lucy Stevens who we we’re introduced to earlier to help save Tim’s father, & throughout the course of their journey they’re met with some insane obstacles such as facing off against an army of Greninjas that were held in the same facility Mewtwo was experimented on and later is forced to outrun moving mountains revealed to be gigantic Torterras also experimented on in the same abandoned Facility Tim’s father escaped before his disappearance.

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Pikachu ends up hurt during all this, & Tim is lead into the forest by a pack of Bulbasaurs to a mysterious location in attempt to save him. Only to be caught by the surprise of Mewtwo itself which saves Pikachu from his wounds, and is once again caught by the same scientists that held him prisoner in the beginning of the film.

Tim reaches out to Clifford about his findings and is later shocked by the revelation that Clifford was behind everything including the disappearance of Harry Goodman. His plan all along wanting to combine the human mind & Pokemon mind as one, & later ends up enacting this very plan using a machine that allows him to fuse his mind with Mewtwo’s as to what he calls the next step in human evolution, & then proceeds to perform the same act on the entire city.

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Tim & Pikachu are left up to the task to stop Clifford, & reverse the damage he’s done before it’s too late. They end up defeating Clifford by destroying his machine, & reverting everyone back to their original bodies once again.

Mewtwo ends up granting Tim & Pikachu the answers they’ve been seeking their whole journey together throughout the course of the film, & reveals to us Harry’s mind was transferred into Pikachu as a way to save his life from the accident. Mewtwo reverses the affects giving Harry Goodman his body back, & The film ends with Tim & Harry finally having a heart to heart moment with each other as Father & son, leading Tim to make the decision to become a detective just like his dad.

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Detective Pikachu gives us a solid straight forward story centrally focused on the message of how not isolating from the rest of the world, & opening up to new people can allow you the chance to rediscover yourself, & help you realize what you’re capable of once you begin to finally commit yourself to a goal you’re passionate about.

Ryan Reynolds voices Pikachu & does a very good job bringing the iconic Pokemon to life, & never once misses a beat with the comedic humor that is absolutely needed in this film due to the tragedy surrounding Tim Goodman. A true comedic relief, but also an incredible co-lead & his chemistry with the entire cast is almost infectious as you see just how well they all manage to play off of each other in this movie. Letterman couldn’t have found a better actor than Ryan Reynolds for this role, & I’m truly happy & satisfied with the performance he gives us throughout this movie. A true delight to watch on screen from beginning to end.

Overall, I had a great time with this movie, & left shocked on how faithful it was to the source material. It’s welcoming to newcomers just as much as it is older fans, definitely a film you want to take kids to, & opens the door to possibly an even bigger cinematic universe for the future. Even if you’re someone who’s not really familiar with the franchise, you may end up finding yourself a fan once you’ve seen this film. Give it a chance and decide for yourself where you stand on it. This movie is not just a first good attempt to a live action Pokemon movie, but also may very well be our best video game adaptation on screen yet! I give Detective Pikachu a solid A!

That’s the end of my spoiler review. Hope you enjoyed it. Have you seen the film yet? If so, send us a Tweet or message on our Facebook or Twitter pages @earth2ComicCast or @Tweet_JVS letting us know your thoughts. We’d love to hear them. Until next time, have a great day everyone!

Game Of Thrones Continues To Remind Us All Why It’s Still & Always Will Be One Of The Best Shows On Television.

From the Battle Of The Bastards, To The Spoils Of War & now The Long Night, Game Of Thrones has never failed on delivering some of the most epic & most satisfying cinematic battles in television history.

No amount of words can describe how mind-blowing these fights truly are. This show does its absolute best in giving audiences across the world the most satisfying storytelling it possibly can, & both the show creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss make sure of that throughout the course of the series. Especially with Last Sunday’s episode titled “The Long Night”. The third episode of the final season has arrived and it was a devastating blow for a lot of characters this week.

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 Some of those losses being Dolorus Edd, Beric Dondarian Lyanna Mormont, Theon Greyjoy, & probably our biggest loss this episode….Jorah Mormont played by Iian Glen who’s been with us since the very first episode titled “Winter Is Coming”. Jorah has been a loyal servant to Daenerys Targaryen from day one, & even when he was ordered by Robert Bartheon to kill the dragon queen as way of ensuring the end of House Targaryen. Jorah still refused and even went as far as saving her from her assassin, & then ultimately pledging his undying loyalty to her. No one has ever loved, respected, & most of all honored Daenerys Targaryen the way Jorah Mormont has, & that’s the main reason why this loss probably hurts so much for so many fans. Aside from Ned Stark, Jorah was one of the most honorable men in Westeros. So seeing him go was very unfortunate, but he went down protecting the one & only woman he truly loved which made it a satisfying ending for this beloved character.

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The night king was a total savage last weekend and completely devoured our heroes in one massive swoop. Many of the armies especially the Dothraki were completely annihilated and was in no way prepared for the onslaught the Night King had ready for them. Even Daenerys most powerful dragon Drogon was having trouble against the white walkers, leaving Daenerys on her own until Jorah came to her rescue once again proving himself to be her most devoted protecter to the bitter end.

But even then, Jon Snow who many of us believed to be the chosen one that will save the people of Westeros from darkness was surrounded by armies of his own comrades who were risen back from the dead by the night king as way of preventing him from trying to save his brother Bran(The Three-Eyed Raven).

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Then to top it all off, even after Jon manages to escape that herd thanks to Daenerys & Drogon, he still ends up having to take on the Night King’s Dragon the undead Viserion which was another problem in itself not just for Jon but the entire castle of Winterfell. Jaime, Brienne, Gendry, Sam, & Podrick all were doing their best to hold off the undead as much as they could, but were no match due to the Night King having the advantage the entire time with number of warriors by his side increasing nonstop.

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To make matters even worse, The Night King & his generals do eventually reach bran where we see Theon bid one last farewell and finally redeeming himself for all his wrongdoings throughout the show by sacrificing himself in hopes of protecting Bran one last time like he promised. Even though we all knew Theon wouldn’t win, he still went down not just as a warrior but a Brother of House Stark. He more than earned his forgiveness, & had an honorable ending.

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It got to the point where it really did look like all hope was lost…Until, the MvP & true hero herself Arya Stark! comes in out of now where and goes in for the kill, but the Night King ends up catching her at the last minute.

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It was at that very moment everyone thought she was done for until we see a quick cut of her using the knife trick she tried on Brienne earlier in season 7 delivering the final blow catching not only the night king himself off guard but everyone watching in front of their screen. It was a shocking, but EPIC unexpected ending not much people could have predicted, & was also prophesied by the red woman Melisandre played by Carice Van Houten back in season 3 episode 6 titled “The Climb” that Arya had a bigger role to play in the future. The last thing she told Arya before her return in Season 8 was ” I see a darkness in you, and in that darkness eyes staring back at me. Brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eyes you’ll shut forever. We will meet again.” 

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Arya was always meant to defeat the Night King & was hinted as our hero for this arc 5 seasons ago. Many of us just didn’t pay attention to it because of our focus on all the other storylines going on at the time. This is why so many people have loved Game Of Thrones for so long. The show has never made itself predictable enough where you’ll know what will happen next. It always keeps you on the edge, & hits you so unexpectedly that you’re not really ready for what’s coming, & that’s one of the main reasons why fans love the show so much. It keeps people guessing, & wanting more. That’s how you entertain your audience!

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 Overall, Season 8 Episode 3 ” The Long Night” was an epic conclusion to the white walker arc that’s been in the making since the beginning of this show. It delivered on the hype, & was absolutely one of the scariest yet most thrilling final fights we’ve ever seen on screen. Bravo to the entire cast & crew for the huge amount of work they put into this entire episode. I couldn’t be more proud with everything they’ve done. They’ve completely surpassed every expectation I had, & I’m looking forward to seeing how the last 3 episodes closes up this final chapter to one of the greatest shows in TV history. Until next time, Have a great day everyone.

Black Summer: A Fantastic Thriller That Will Have You On Edge From Beginning To End!

Black summer is an American horror series created by Karl Schaefer & John Hyams. The show is set in the midst of a zombie apocalypse six weeks after the world has fallen apart. Our main lead & mother by the name of Rose played by Jaime King is in search of her daughter after a dispute with the military breaks out & the loss of her husband. The show plays as almost an anthology series giving you different point of views from different characters who each are going through their own turmoil & eventually are bought together as means for survival. Throughout the course of the show we learn just how dangerous & real a Zombie apocalypse can actually be if it were to happen today.

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This show does not hold your hand at all, or play the same trope we’ve tend to see in a lot zombie films or television shows in the past such as the hero being a daredevil trying to save the day & magically always happens to survive the most impossible situations. No… This is a very different kind of show entirely, & you’ll learn that from the very first episode. It gets raw, it gets brutal, but most of all it’s realistic. That’s what made it so much fun to watch. You actually begin to invest yourself in these characters, & genuinely care for what happens next because you start to visually see yourself in them just based on how honest their written. The story does not favor or cater to anyone, & is about a single mother who goes through hell & back to find her daughter & is willing to do whatever it takes to find her way back to her & it does it in a way that is both believable, but still very much entertaining enough to keep you on edge. I felt like I was right there in the apocalypse trying to think about what I would do if I too was in same the situation.

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The show also has a really likable cast with other names such as Julius James played by Justin Chu Cary who’s a criminal that is forced to take on the identity of a military man due to a dispute with his team. Sun played by Christine Lee who’s a Korean woman that doesn’t speak English & is on a search for her mother. William Velez, played by Sal Velez who’s a man on a search for his sister & children in Texas, & lastly Lance played by Kelsey Flower who’s a young survivor just trying to make ends meet.

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It’s a great binge watch & gives you a different outlook on the zombie genre than you may have never seen before. It’s intense, thrilling, & doesn’t slow down until the very last minute of the final episode. A joy from beginning to end, & worth the time. Anyone that’s a fan of horror will love the hell out of this show. I guarantee it! All I can hope for now is that Netflix will eventually renew it for a season 2, because damn it’s earned it. Haven’t had this much fun watching a Zombie series in a long while. Very glad I gave it a chance and checked it out. Go watch Black Summer now! All 8 episodes are currently streaming on Netflix. You won’t regret it. Hope you enjoyed this review, & let us know your thoughts on the show by sending us a tweet on Twitter, or messaging us on Facebook. Enjoy the rest of your week, & see y’all next time.

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Polar Movie Review: One of Netflix’s best films yet!

Polar is a neo-noir action film directed by Jonas Akerland & written by Jason Rothwell. It stars Mads Mikkelsen, Katheryn Winnick, Vanessa Hudgens & Matt Lucas.
The story follows a top world assassin who goes by the name Duncan Vizla(Mads Mikkelsen) better known to many as The Black Kaiser. Duncan who is now looking into retirement, wants to walk away from the job. The firm that hired him disapproves of his actions & hires a younger more ruthless group of assassins who will stop at nothing to silence him once & for all. Along the way, a young woman known as Camille(Vanessa Hudgens) with a traumatic past crosses path with Duncan & the two get involved in an all out war for their survival.
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Polar is everything you can possibly want in an action film & more. Not only does it manage to keep your attention with it’s amazing choreography, but also delivers on an emotional level as well. Showing us how every action we make can & always has consequences, and how those same decisions help define who we truly are as people.
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Mads Mikkelson plays the main lead Duncan Vizla also widely known to many as The Black Kaiser. Mads Mikkelson is absolutely fantastic in this movie! You see how much a toll emotionally his past has had on him & why he’s chosen to become the loner we know him to be right from the start of this film. His past actions have affected him deeply throughout his years, & he’s a man desperately searching for redemption. And in the beginning doesn’t really know how, but begins to find a way on that path once coming in contact with Camille played by Vanessa Hudgens. Who proves yet again how amazing of an actress she really is. She truly is a star & gives one of her best performances in this movie. I’ve been a fan of hers since High School Musical. So I’m proud to see her career flourish like this & to see her get more roles that give her a chance to show the range she has as an actress! Seriously, she will capture your heart by the end of this movie. Her character Camille has suffered an unspeakable tragedy as a child, and has made herself isolated from the rest of the world. The two of them begin to develop a father/daughter relationship & end up discovering new sides to themselves bringing out the best in each other while also fighting for their lives against a brutal group of assassins. It’s a solid story that is pretty straight forward, and does its job pulling you in enough where you become invested in what’s really going on in Duncan’s life, why is he so cold to everyone? How two lost souls such as Camille & Duncan end up finding themselves again by working together & developing a beautiful relationship they both didn’t realize they needed in their lives. The story is filled with many great twists & turns, and has a pretty good layout of characters that each are a lot fun to watch on screen.  This movie is an absolute blast & is able to grab your attention for the whole two hours where you’ll find yourself in shock & also cheering most of the time due to just how awesome Mads Mikkelson is in this movie.
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Katheryn Winnick plays Vivian who is basically the right hand- woman to Matt Lucas’s character Mr. Blut. Her primary focus is staying in power & is probably the only character that’s smart enough to understand why no one should underestimate Duncan Vizla aka The Black Kaiser. There’s a reason he’s got the name & when you see what he does in this movie, you’ll understand why he got that title. Katheryn Winnick is one of my favorite actors working today & I loved her in this movie despite her being on the opposing side. She has a charm about her she brings to all of her roles that makes her highly likable no matter what. That’s just how good of an actor she is. Kudos to the amazing job she did in this movie! And I hope one day she gets the chance to lead her own solo action film, because she has seriously earned it at this point in her career, & I think she can handle a franchise on her own.
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Mr. Blut is played by Matt Lucas. Mr. Blut is the boss of Duncan Vizla, & chooses to engage in war against Duncan once he decides to walk away from his job. He’s a sick psychotic villain that finds pure enjoyment in hurting others. Especially when he doesn’t get his way. He’s a pretty one note character that didn’t add to much to the film for me, and I found myself rooting for his demise the whole time he was on screen, but one thing I did appreciate about this character is that he served as most of the comedic relief which is something I think the film did need, and I ended up enjoying what I got from this character for the most part by the end of this movie.
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 The action Mads Mikkelsen is able to pull off is downright jaw dropping & will have anyone begging for more. It’s brutal, unforgiving, and just straight up cool! You won’t want to take your eyes away, because of how amazing he is in the role! I loved every minute of this movie & it honestly caught me off guard. I wasn’t completely interested at first, but I’m so glad I decided to give this a chance. It nailed it for me & I can not wait to go back and watch it again. I recommend everyone when you get the chance, to go on Netflix & stream this now! It’s not just blind action for the sake of entertainment. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll have a lot of fun with all of these characters, the humor is definitely there, but none of it feels forced. Every character honestly gets their moment to shine. It’s an all around good time, and at the end of the day, that’s what most people want out of a film. A story that is able to pull you in right from the start & lives you wanting more, because you don’t want it to end. Not to give away any spoilers, but there is a high chance that we can possibly get a sequel, and I hope we do because Jonas Akerland Director of Polar did an amazing job as well & gathered an amazing cast that will make this movie worthwhile for anyone. I can go on & on about how much I loved this movie, but I think this a film people just have to go check out themselves. You won’t regret it! It even comes close to rivaling John Wick! That right there should be enough to get anyone’s interests. Overall grade: A+!
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Halloween Movie Review! Best Horror Film Of 2018!

  Halloween is directed and written by David Gordon Green and co-written with Danny McBride. The film stars many great talented actors such as: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, and Nick Castle.
 I really loved the story David Gordon Green and Danny Mcbride created for the movie. This is an excellent follow up to the already amazing 1978 horror classic Halloween directed by John Carpenter, and truly does justice to the franchise fans have been waiting for since the original film. It honors everything John Carpenter did with the very first movie, but also is able to stand completely on its own and is a great time for not just original hardcore fans, but also newcomers who aren’t too familiar with the franchise.
  The film does an amazing job delving deep into the raw trauma that Laurie Strode has had to deal with her whole life. You feel how damaging that horrifying night has had on her, and on top of that you also see what kind of effects her paranoia has had on the rest of her family. Each character whether it’s Laurie, Karen, or Allyson, are shown to have a different way of dealing with this trauma. We see how heart-breaking it is for each of them, and how divided they’ve become due to this tragedy.
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  This film really brings back the feeling from the first film which is what it’s like to have a psycho maniac who has no concrete reasoning for their actions, and is solely and purely evil. The fact that there is little to no explanation as to why Michael Myers continues these brutal attacks is what truly makes him terrifying and sets him apart from other horror icons such as Freddy or Jason. Jason just kills anyone that enters Crystal Lake, and Freddy wants to kill every child on Elm Street out of revenge, but Michael is different. What makes Michael Myers so horrifying is that he doesn’t need a thousand different mythologies to explain who he is, and why he does what he does. It’s the feeling of not knowing that makes him scary. People fear what they don’t understand, and that is why Michael Myers is so effective to the audience and why fans continue to support this franchise.
  I was surprised with how funny this film was as well. Don’t get me wrong. I love horror films that are able to keep up the tension and stay as dark as possible, but a little comedy doesn’t hurt anyone. If anything, it makes the characters feel more human and realistic, and that is another thing this story did very well. Two characters I think sold it on the comedy was Vicky played by Virginia Gardner and Julian played by Jibrail Nantambu who Vicky babysits early on in the movie.
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  Both actors shared amazing chemistry on screen and their banter back and forth created levity that I believe the film benefited from. You care for these characters once things start to eventually take a dark turn, and part of the reason for that is due to how honest and real the relationship Vicky and Julian had in the film. I personally loved these two on screen, and I wish we had got more scenes with them. They were great in this movie.
  No character feels out of place and everyone was given a part that was integral to the overall story, and it was bought together beautifully. The acting was solid, and was very well done. David Gordon Green did an excellent job as director and bringing together this amazing talented cast. That brings me to the next part of this review which is the performances.
Karen Strode played Judy Greer: 
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Judy Greer who plays Karen Strode does a great job as Laurie’s daughter and showcases what it’s like for a child to have to unfortunately take on the aftermath effects of a parent that is still traumatized from a horrifying night. We see Karen who has been damaged from the paranoia her mother has instilled into her, try to rebuild her life and create a normal sane environment for her daughter Allyson. Not wanting Allyson to go through those same events she herself had to go through when she was a child. It’s honestly understandable why she’s so protective and why she has such an estranged relationship with her mother Laurie. Judy Greer is great in this role, and I always love seeing her on screen.
Allyson Storde played by Andi Matichak:
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Andi Matichak is probably one of my favorite parts of this movie. The similarities Allyson shares with Laurie Strode was nostalgic, and bought back memories of who Laurie use to be when she was Allyson’s age. Andi Matichak really nails this role, and brings a real pure-hearted innocence to the character Allyson that makes you feel an emotional attachment to her throughout the film. She’s trying to reach out to her grandmother who she feels a deep connection to, and wants to develop a strong relationship with her as a way to get closer with her and understand her struggle due to how divided their family has become over the years. I really hope we get to see her take on an even more dominant role in future sequels. She was great! I would love to see this character make a return to the franchise.
Laurie Strode played by Jamie Lee Curtis:
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  Jamie Lee Curtis makes a return to the franchise as Laurie Strode, and hands down she is my favorite part of the movie. The performance Jamie Lee Curtis brings to this role is raw, powerful, and deeply emotional. This time as Laurie she is shown to be a protective mother who has been preparing for war against Michael Myers for 40 years. She has become a hunter, and has set out on a path to do whatever it takes to end her nightmare once and for all. Trust me when I say you’ll love what Jamie Lee Curtis brings to the role of Laurie Strode this time around. It’s almost a reminisce of Sarah Conner’s evolution from Terminator 1 to Terminator 2. A mother that understands the true horrors of the world, and is doing their best to prepare their family for the worst. This is definitely one of her best performances I’ve seen, and Jamie reminds all of us why she is the number one scream queen of the horror genre. She’s earned it.
Nick Castle as The Shape:
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Nick Castle also makes a return the franchise as Michael Myers otherwise known as the shape. Nick Castle is just as phenomenal as he was the first time we saw him in the original Halloween. The energy he brings to this role is fantastic, and reminds us fans old and new why Michael Myers might be the best horror icon of all time. Seeing Nick Castle make a return to this role after 40 years was something I really appreciated, and the performance he brings to this role was not only haunting, but effective, and that’s exactly the kind of terrifying presence that was needed for this role in order for this movie to work.
The Music:
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The music really is a character in itself. What John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies was able to accomplish with this soundtrack is jaw dropping. It surpasses the original soundtrack from the 1978 film, and is in a class of its own. It reminds me so much of an 80s soundtrack, but still feels very modern,  and amplifies the original themes from previous films to a whole new level. This is without a doubt one of my favorite soundtracks of the year! It’s incredibly well done, and it does it’s job being completely in sync with the dark tone this film has set for itself. I love this soundtrack. I’m more than proud with the work John Carpenter has done, and I get chills listening to it. If you haven’t checked it out yet I recommend you do. Here’s the link where you can listen to the full soundtrack below:
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Final Thoughts:
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  Overall, Halloween was just an all around great scare, and really does its job as not just a sequel to a beloved classic, but also stands on its own completely. David Gordon Green created something both old and new fans can enjoy and talk about for years to come. I really loved this movie, and it is one of my favorite films of the year. Let me know what you all thought of this review, and have you seen the movie? Tell us your thoughts by sending us a message on our Facebook or Twitter page. Thanks for reading, and enjoy the rest of your day.

Get Out is a Horror Masterpiece

Get Out is produced by Blumhouse Productions. It is written and directed by Jordan Peele, and is also his directorial debut. The cast consists of Daniel Kaluuya as Chris, Allison Williams as Rose, Bradley Whitford as Dean, Catherine Keener as Missy, Caleb Landry Jones as Jeremy, and Lil Rel Howry as Ron.

The Plot:

Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Warning: Spoilers!

 

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Like I mentioned before, this is Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, and it’s incredible how great of a job he did given this is his first film. The way Jordan Peele is able to get certain messages across throughout this film is amazing. Everyone in the cast shines, and delivers fantastic performances that keep you glued to the screen the entire time. Get Out is not just another horror film. It is a horror film with a statement about racism, and it does an amazing job showing the horrifying affect racism has on our society, and the horrifying struggle black people have to go through everyday no matter what. It’s literally jaw dropping, and outstanding how close to reality this film is to our society today. Daniel Kaluuya’s character Chris is feeling rightfully nervous because his girlfriend’s parents aren’t aware he’s black, and that right there is something black people face all the time. The idea that we may never be fully accepted just due to the color of our skin, and the fact that we are always on alert not because we want to be, but because we have no choice but to be with how dangerous the world is for us just because we look different. Unfortunately, that’s the reality we all live in, and have been living for decades. And that’s pretty much what Chris fears as he is getting ready to meet Rose’s parents. He fears for his life, and he has a right to be afraid.

 

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When we’re eventually introduced by Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener’s characters Dean and Missy Armitage, Rose’s parents, things already start to get weird.  When Dean asks Rose and Chris how long has their relationship been going on, right from there I could feel the mood change. It’s not too obvious, but you can immediately tell that Rose’s parents are more than what they lead on. Especially once Dean decides to give Chris a tour of the house as he goes into detail about his father Roman Armitage who was a track athlete that lost in the 1936 Olympics to an african american man named Jesse Owens. It’s not until much later on in the film is it revealed that Roman grew jealous of Jesse, and chose to begin an experiment that transplants white people’s brains into the bodies of young African Americans. Roman would then pass down this practice to Dean and his family, and what we notice later on is that, Chris was being treated like a tool, and being auctioned off the entire time without realizing it. Even the audience doesn’t realize this until around the second to third act of the film. It’s terrifying, because the whole time Rose, Chris’s girlfriend was just using him to sell him off, and it’s not something we notice at all due to her sweet personality we’re introduced to fairly early on in the movie. This is due to an amazing performance done by Allison Williams. It’s like I said before, this cast is incredible, and almost every action made by a character is done for a reason and holds a deeper meaning even after watching it a second time.

 

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Daniel Kaluuya also gives an outstanding performance and one of the scenes he shines best in is when he’s having a one on one interaction with Rose’s mother Missy played by Catherine Keener. Missy performs an act of hypnotism on Chris by getting him to talk about the tragic passing of his mother, and it’s from here that things start to get crazy, because at this moment Chris is barely in control of his movements. He’s reliving his entire nightmare as a child not being able to help his mother, and is then dropped into the Sunken Place. The Sunken Place being a hallucination that traps the person who’s under hypnosis into a black void that is inescapable. It’s a scene that is wonderfully acted between Catherine Keener and Daniel Kaluuya, and is most definitely one of the best but also one of the most terrifying scenes in the whole movie. Daniel Kaluuya is fantastic, and does an amazing job of giving you a performance that makes you genuinely fear for him as if you’re in the moment with him. And once again, we have to thank Jordan Peele for doing an amazing job directing that scene as well.

 

 

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Eventually Chris does manage to escape and is saved by his best friend Rod Williams played by Lil Rel Howery. Lil Rel Howery is mainly the comedic relief of the film, but also comes off as the paranoid friend that fears for chris as he’s meeting his girlfriend’s parents for the first time. And as the film goes on, we begin to notice Rod was right to be paranoid. In a lot of ways, Rod is the hero of the story. Not just because he tries to warn Chris ahead of time that something isn’t right, but also because he goes out of his way to track down Chris and eventually save him right at the time Chris needed him most. It’s honestly a relief and he brings a light-hearted atmosphere which is definitely needed given the dark mood the film has majority of the time. Lil Rel Howery is great in the role he’s in, and I can’t wait to see him in more projects in the future.

 

Overall, Get Out is a horror masterpiece. It doesn’t waste anytime introducing you to the characters while also getting you invested into the story. It’s actually insane that this was Jordan Peele’s first movie, and I’m just proud to have experienced this film in theaters. Jordan Peele’s next film is Us, which is also once again produced by Blumhouse, and it will also be another horror-thriller film much like Get Out.

I can not wait to see what Jordan Peele pulls off with that movie, and I will be there day one! Hopefully you all enjoyed this article, and let us know what you thought of the film by sending us a message on Facebook or Twitter @Earth2ComicCast. Have a great day!