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.
Overall Thoughts: 
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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.
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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.
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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!

 

Tron: Legacy is still one of the best original Disney films ever made

It’s been almost a decade since the release of Tron: Legacy, and it’s amazing to see how well this film is still able to match so many blockbusters today.  I decided to give this film another re watch, and I’m proud to say it’s still as awesome as the first time I saw it. Tron: Legacy is directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. The film stars Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn, Olivia Wilde as Quorra, Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley, Michael Sheen as Castor, James Frain as Jarvis, and Beau Garret as Gem.

For those of you out there that haven’t see the film in a while or haven’t seen the film at all yet, I’ll give a brief summary of the plot:

Sam the son of famous video-game developer Kevin Flynn has been haunted for a long time by his father’s mysterious disappearance. A strange signal draws Sam to Flynn’s Arcade, and he is pulled into the same cyberworld in which his father, its creator, has been trapped for 20 years. With fearless warrior Quorra, Kevin and Sam seek to escape from a universe that, while magnificent, is far more advanced and dangerous than Kevin had ever imagined.

 

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The world Joseph Kosinski has created in this film is spectacular, and is just straight up gorgeous! To this day the cinematography is able to rival and even beat most blockbusters today.  The moment this film takes you into the cyber world it’s jaw dropping, and it just gets more and more amazing as each scene passes. It’s definitely something to admire, and the style and look of this film alone is enough to keep anyone engaged through the whole story. You’re constantly in shock of how well detailed this world is and how much time and energy went into the design of this film in order to make it have a unique and distinct feel unlike any other Disney or sci-fi movie you’ve seen before. Joseph Kosinski does an amazing job of capturing your interest and making you want to know more about this world as Sam is first introduced to it. Garrett Hedlund is great in his role, and almost serves as an avatar for the audience, because as he’s experiencing this world for the first time in shock, so are we. It’s a fantastic original story that I think honestly deserves more praise than it has gotten in the recent years, and it’s filled with well developed characters that you grow to love very early on.

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The whole cast gives amazing performances across the board, and you’re left emotionally invested in these characters. You root for them, and you want them to be victorious in the end. To be honest, as much as I like Sam, Olivia Wilde as Quorra steals the show! She is such a badass and she truly owns the title as Fearless Warrior! Trust me, she’s awesome! Jeff Bridges is also very good, and is able to make you feel the pain of a father who’s been away from his son for so long, and wants nothing more but to rebuild his relationship with him despite the breakthrough he’s made. In the end, that’s what matters the most. A film filled with characters that you grow attached to, and want to see more of in later sequels. There is so much to love about this movie aside from the characters such as: The Music!

I don’t even know where to start. Daft Punk composes the score for the film, and I’m just gonna say….Wow! They nailed it! Every. Single. Time. The music is almost a character of it’s own, and elevates the whole film, allowing for more beautiful scenes to shine at their best! Check out a sample of the music here:

 

Tron: Legacy is not only a Disney film, but a sci-fi film that not only succeeds in the genre it’s in, but also is a breath of fresh air. It’s filled with so many different aspects to it that relates to our world, but it’s all heightened to the max. The only disappointment with this movie is that I thought it could have been a bit longer. A sequel has been said to be in development for a while now, but unfortunately it looks like it will be a long time until we see it.  Even though Tron: Legacy was released 8 years ago, it still feels like a film that came out today, and it still has managed to bring a smile to my face every time I watch it. It’s not perfect, but its a fun ride that I’m sure many of you will enjoy. Have you seen Tron: Legacy? Let us know by sending us a message on our Facebook pages @Earth2ComicCast or @JVS or tweet us @Earth2ComicCast and @JVS. We’ll love to hear your thoughts! Hope you all enjoyed this article and enjoy your day!

 

 

Worlds Of DC: What this can mean going forward.

Warner Brothers just recently announced their upcoming films for later in the year and early next year and during their Hall H panel at Comic Con, they announced a new name for their  banner of upcoming DC films. That banner being:

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Now this title can mean a lot of things, but giving the recent announcements of all the upcoming DC films that were made during the year, one can only help but wonder will this new name have any significance to the change of approach WB has decided to take with their DC films going forward? Well… that’s what it looks like, and the new title is a fantastic way to get that idea across to the public.

Earlier this year it was announced by WB that a solo Joker film was in the works with Todd Phillips directing and co-writing the script with Scott Silver, along with Martin Scorsese possibly producing. Joaquin Phoenix is said to be playing the clown prince of crime himself, and the film is slated for a release date of October 4th 2019. The film is said to be a “exploration of a man disregarded by society that is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”

The idea of a film like this is very exciting because it opens the door to so many other talented directors out there who may want to tell an original story of their own that isn’t necessarily focused on connecting to an already existing universe. Worlds Of DC is an excellent title because it indicates that there is multiple worlds going on in the DC Universe, and not all of the DC films have to be of the same world and connect with one another. It’s freeing, and overall a very cool idea. In this article, I wanted to talk about another  potential DC film that can possibly get a greenlight with the new title “Worlds Of DC.”

Jason Todd:

A Jason Todd solo film that focuses strictly on the life of Jason Todd, and his view points on Gotham City and how and why he blurs the line of being almost a hero, to a vigilante, to almost a villain.

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For many who aren’t aware of Jason Todd’s origin, Jason at a very young age had a troubling childhood due to his toxic upbringing. His mother Catherine Elizabeth suffered from drug addiction and depression, and his father was a thief who also taught Jason how to be one when he was younger as a way to survive which eventually led him into getting into trouble on his own. Sometime later his father passed away in prison, and his mother also passed away due to an overdose. Sometime after that, Jason runs into the Batman himself, and Bruce decides to adopt and train him to be the new robin as a way of setting him on the right path. Unfortunately that doesn’t last long as Jason begins to disobey Bruce and take on the Joker by himself which leads to his eventual death. Taila Al Ghul, daughter of Ra’s Al Ghul resurrected him using the Lazarus Pit which has the ability to resurrect the dead, but makes whomever uses it more violent. Jason already holding in a lot of anger due to his past, becomes increasingly violent, and becomes a vigilante with a new name Red hood. Jason would go against the morals Bruce taught him, and choose to instead kill his enemies believing Bruce no longer new how to handle crime which persuaded him to take things into his own hands, which would later put a strain on his relationship with Batman.

Allowing new audience members to see why Jason Todd looks at the world the way he does, and why he is willing to cross the line of being strictly a good guy, but instead is forced to or is willing to become a monster if not worse than the monsters he faces in crime, so that he can make his city a better place can be a really interesting plot to see unfold for a solo film.

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The idea of a Jason Todd film is a great idea, because it allows people to see that this isn’t just a kid who was picked up by Batman to be a sidekick, but instead he’s a kid that Batman realized had a dark tragic childhood that he has had to endure. A childhood that in a lot of ways is more tragic than bruce’s own.

Allowing people to see something like that can allow them to resonate with Jason Todd before we see him become the cold vigilante Red Hood. What makes great characters is characters that us as individuals can look at and tend to agree with even if that character is maybe written to be a villain. It is stories that can emotionally grab our attention, and make us question our views on things once we walk out the theater.

One of the best things about Jason Todd is that, he is above all else human. And I don’t mean the obvious such as him not having superpowers. He has gone through a lot of tragedy for a young age that is very real for so many people today. Especially children who have had to go through the things he’s gone through. Creating a film based on Jason Todd can allow people to really have an idea of how hard it is for other people who have been where Jason Todd is at, and it can allow the audience to think or question their own self, and their own morality based on the actions they make everyday. Films that can both emotionally and mentally capture an audience are always the best type of films no matter what genre it is in, and have always been films that stick with people for years.

Tone:

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The tone of this film can easily be a dark crime thriller that is centrally focused on a young man who has lost everything. No longer has a mentor to guide him, is now angry at the world, and decides to almost become a dictator in order to save the innocent from suffering the same fate he suffered. Being able to show Jason’s cynical view on society, but also being able to show the raw humanity in the character as well, can lead to a powerful performance and a powerful tone that the film might need in order for the audience to resonate with him.

Choreography:

The choreography for this film has to be heavy on action. Jason Todd is a character that is known to be the second robin after Dick Grayson, and was trained by Batman. On top of that, he’s a much more brutal character than Bruce Wayne is, so showing the difference in how the two fight can also give off a feel of how different their personalities are as people. Showing that where Batman never crosses the line of taking a life, he chooses to restrain himself, and Jason no longer caring about restraint, chooses to emotionally add his anger into how he fights which shows a difference between the two.

 

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Those are my thoughts on why I think a Red Hood film would be a good idea, and why I think focusing on a story centered around Jason Todd would be very cool. Having a character that is both a protagonist, and treads the line of possibly becoming an antagonist is very unique and makes for an interesting story if handled by the right team of writers, directors, and actors that care about the project, and care about telling the story of a broken young man, who is very close to walking the path of redemption or walking the path of becoming like his enemies. Let us know what you all think of this article, by sending us a tweet on our twitter page, or sending us a message on Facebook. Hope you enjoyed this article, and have a great day!

 

 

 

Mission Impossible Fallout goes above expectations!

Mission Impossible Fallout is the sixth film installment of the Mission Impossible franchise, and has so far been met with nothing but rave reviews across the board. The film is directed, written, and produced by Christopher Mcquarrie. Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt returns as lead and producer along with returning cast members starring Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, Ving Rhames as Luther Stickwell, Alec Baldwin as Alan Hunley, and Sean Harris as Solomon Lane. New additional cast members include Henry Cavill as August Walker, Angela Bassett as Erica Sloan, and Vanessa Kirby as the White Widow.

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In this installment Ethan Hunt and his IMF team join forces with CIA Director Erica Sloane, and CIA agent August Walker to obtain three plutonium cores from a arms dealer that goes by the name John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles who plan on setting up a nuclear attack on Vatican, Jerusalem, and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Ethan and his group race against time to prevent this disaster before it’s too late.

Mission Impossible Fallout is an incredible installment of the franchise. Christopher Mcquirre does an amazing job of putting you right into the scenes with the characters giving you a rush of intensity, and having you experience everything through their eyes in the exact same moment. Everything in this film is done with practical effects. No green screen. The action in the film is made to feel as real as possible. The stunts Tom Cruise is able to pull off in this film is downright incredible, and jaw dropping. It’s not just great. It’s beyond that. It sets a new bar for other action films to follow going forward.

 

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The musical score for this film is done by composer Lorne Balfe, and it is fantastic. Lorne Balfe does an amazing job of actually allowing you to feel out the scene as it’s happening. Not to give away too much spoilers, but there is a scene where Rebecca Ferguson’s character Ilsa Faust follows Ethan Hunt in a park, and the two eventually make eye contact and slowly begin to walk towards each other with no dialogue being shared and as that is happening you’re able to not only see how strong the chemistry between Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson is on screen, but you’re able to feel all the emotions they both are sharing throughout that sequence. No words. Just eye contact and a beautiful score playing in the background. It’s amazing and a work of art. Not only are you able to see all the action taking place in this movie, but thanks to this amazing soundtrack you’re almost put into the mindset of these characters, and you start to have almost the same reactions they’re having as if you’re actually right there with them. That is what movies are all about. A film that can draw you in not just through plot, but through emotions, and can have you engaged the entire time. This is definitely a film that is a must see.

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The plot of this film starts off simple, but as it goes on the story gets bigger, and isn’t one note as you may think. All the plot twists are effective and are delivered very well. Even when you think you know what’s going to happen, it’s all done in a way that is still able to keep you shocked the entire time. Nothing about this film is done with half effort. It’s clear as day Tom Cruise, Christopher Mcquirre, and the rest of the cast and crew have gone out of their way to make sure our experience watching this film would be one of the best experiences we ever had, and they not only succeeded in doing that, they went above that, and gave us a film that is able to stand on its own. You don’t need to watch other past installments to enjoy this one, but I recommend you do, so that you can have more of an insight on certain characters. It helps, and makes the movie much more worthwhile. Mission Impossible Fallout is a thrill ride from start to finish. You’ll never want it to end, and it will leave you speechless way before the film is over. This movie is one of the best action films of our time, and everyone should go see it.

 

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Worlds Of DC: Mask Of The Phantasm Solo Film

  Going with the fact that Warner Brothers has now chosen to focus more on standalone stories for their DC characters, tackling a solo film that revolves around Andre Beaumont and her arc of becoming the cold assassin known as The Phantasm, is something entirely new and unexpected, and it can turn out to be something truly special if done the right way.
Before breaking down reasons why I believe a Phantasm solo film is a great idea, I first want to give a small rundown on who the character Andrea Beaumont is, and how she fits into the DC Universe for those out there that may not know so much about her.
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  Andrea Beaumont is the daughter of Carl Beaumont and deceased wife Victoria Beaumont. Carl Beaumont is a wealthy businessman that unfortunately gets mixed up in a crime having to do with a mafia in Gotham City. What’s later revealed is that, Carl has been stealing money from the criminal organization he’s been working with as a way to provide for himself and his daughter Andrea. Once the mafia finds out what Carl’s true intentions were, one of Carl’s trusted friends Arthur Reeves helps Carl and his daughter flee to Europe where they lived in secret escaping the mafia. Some years pass, and Arthur decides to run for office, but runs out of money to help with his campaign, and decides to ask Carl for money. Carl refuses and this leads to Arthur telling the mafia of Carl’s whereabouts which eventually leads to Carl’s death later on. This leads Andrea who is devastated by this tragic event down a dark path becoming the vigilante known as The Phantasm as a way to get revenge on the people that killed her father.
What’s interesting about Andrea’s story is that she shares a few similarities to that of Bruce Wayne. Both have seen their parents killed, and both share a view on wanting to get back at the criminals that wronged them, but one of the differences is that, Andrea’s tragedy leads her into becoming an assassin. Andrea isn’t just killing criminals out of pure rage. She is very specific on who she targets, and she isn’t choosing to become a savior like Batman. She becomes an assassin that is out for nothing but pure revenge. She may have less morals than Bruce, but she is just as experienced as him which makes her in a lot of ways just as interesting as Batman.
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  Andrea is a character that very early on is living a normal satisfying life, and is unfortunately thrust into another life she never asked to be a part of due to the faults of her father. After losing her father, she loses the last remaining close relative she ever had, and is left with nothing. A broken soul similar to Bruce Wayne when he witnesses the death of his parents. The difference here is that, Bruce still had Alfred to lean on as a father figure. Someone that could pull Bruce out of the darkness just enough so that he doesn’t spiral out of control. Andrea had no one. That is what makes her story so much more devastating. She’s left alone in the world and it’s unfair, but also it serves for a grounded realistic story that isn’t far fetched that people are able to get on board with.
Making a film based around a woman that starts off with a positive outlook on life and then is broken down into a character that slowly sees nothing but the dark side of humanity, and uses her anger as her driving force to help gear her into becoming a vigilante that is more cold than even the cape crusader himself, is something that will definitely be appreciated amongst both fans and new viewers alike.
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  One of the things some people may say is that, a superhero fatigue maybe on the way since a lot of superhero films feel the same. Well, why not change the game and make a anti-hero film instead. One where we follow a character that serves as a protagonist for the most part, but throughout the film can very well become an antagonist later on due to her drive for revenge. Giving us real characters that go through real problems, have real reactions, and feel like real people is a perfect way to keep the genre fresh and new. Showing us a character that loses everything and is forced to accept the dark world she’s drawn into with no one to lean on but herself, can serve for an interesting story. Also, seeing later on a redemption arc where she realizes the repercussions of her actions, and she tries to become her own anchor by climbing out of the darkness she fell into, can allow for an interesting twist.
Another thing people may appreciate about Andrea Beaumont is that she is equal in combat to Batman, and can hold her own against him. This is just another thing that people can love because she’s not a copy of Batman, but also she’s become a vigilante just like him just with a much more darker cynical outlook on life. A character like that can be unpredictable, and a character that can leave people guessing on how far she is willing to go to accomplish her goals, can leave people on the edge of their seats if done by a dedicated talented team. This is a film I’m not saying has to happen, but I believe it would make for an amazing idea. It’s out of the box and different than most superhero films we’ve seen in the past, and if done right can end up being something legendary.
One actress I think would be perfect for the role is:
Rebecca Ferguson:
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  Rebecca Ferguson has not only made a name for herself in Hollywood at a short time due to her work in the highly praised film Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation, but also again showed everyone just how amazing she is as an action star in the film Mission Impossible Fallout. Rebecca Ferguson has incredible range as an actress and is able to emotionally grab you without dialogue. She is an actress that can truly bring her character to life, and make you believe for a moment that the character you’re watching on screen is a real person. She’s that good, and has done amazing work so far. She’s one actress I believe can give new life to the character Andrea Beaumont that is needed for a film like this one.
  This was my rundown of why I think a solo Phantasm film would work out really well. I hope everyone enjoyed this article, and let us know what you think of this idea by tweeting us @Earth2ComicCast or sending us a message to our Facebook page Earth2ComicCast. Enjoy your day!