Guardians 2 is a clever and entertaining sci-fi / action romp with amazing pop culture references and wit, which towards the end, is almost completely ruined by ridiculous plot twists, poor leads, and layer upon layer of cheese. Thank god for Baby Groot.
A high school disaster film fuelled by wonderfully quirky performances (from big names) and psychedelic animation. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea is as whimsical and original as its name. It's Daria meets Titanic.
Recently I was fortunate enough to sit down with Spanish illustrator Miki Montlló. Originally hailing from Terrassa, a small town outside of Barcelona, Miki was a guest judge and speaker at the RAW art wrestling illustration semi-finals in Prague last weekend, talking about his successful comic book series Warship Jolly Roger, his work with big shot animation studios like Cartoon Saloon and Laika, as well as his concept art for the new J.A. Bayona film, A Monster Calls, now showing in Czech cinemas.
A strong start that does somewhat 'reinvent' the standard superhero genre film, but then falls victim to silly Hollywood cliches, just in case they want to do a spin-off or sequel in the near future. We were promised that it'd be different, gritty and more human, and it is ...for the first half.
The stage is set (kind of) and the characters are pretty much established (umm no). From episode 2, Legion is proving more and more to be a beautifully cryptic puzzle that's going to leave you scratching your head, but generally wowed.
So way back when Moon came out, I was excited about the talk of director Duncan Jones's other project in the works: Mute, about a deaf bartender in a futuristic Blade Runneresque Berlin. Jones went on to make Source Code, a very decent sci-fi thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and then the over-the-top Hollywood adaptation of video game Warcraft. FINALLY, Jones has returned to his passion project Mute, and who better to kick off his dream project than Netflix.
So there's so much happening in the DCE universe that it's almost hard to keep up. We've got Wonder Woman coming out next year, followed closely by Justice League - let's hope that these two films will restore our faith in the DCE universe after the 'mixed' reviews of Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. There was also news a while back that Margot Robbie would be getting her own Harley Quinn spin-off movie, because let's face it, she was the coolest thing about Suicide Squad.