Ryan Gosling stars as Agent KD6-3.7, a blade runner. Blade runners are specialized police officers-slash-assassins tasked with taking down replicants, which are bioengineered humans.
Three separate and converging scenarios are spliced together to form the narrative -- one beginning a week before (land), another starting a day before (sea), and the third (air) taking off an hour before the final events in the movie.
The single best decision for the movie was the exclusion of an origin story -- which would have made it the third retelling in 15 years. Spider-Man: Homecoming arrives ready to go, and he's a bit more evolved than any previous version's first single-movie appearance.
When an argument divides the Underground, will hope survive? Now that Rick Jones' cellphone has been decrypted, the Underground hears out what he found out about Steve Rogers and the Cosmic Cube that rewrote history. By gathering the pieces of the Cube, which have been scattered all over the planet, our heroes can restore history... Continue Reading →
Fast-forward to the present, some time in 2104. Humanity is on the verge of extinction, and a group of colonizers are sent aboard the ship Covenant to a very distant planet that could host as a new Earth.
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 kicks off just as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), and company get ready to fulfill their latest job -- inter-dimensional pest-control. Buoyed by their success in taking out Rohan the Accuser, the team has become the go-to group for solving galaxy-sized problems.
In comparing Wonder Woman the film against the rest of the superhero movies out there, it's got a lot of what you'd expect -- an origin story, a plot that puts the world at stake, and some brilliantly choreographed and filmed action sequences. The cinematography is beautiful, and the musical score is well done, eliciting the appropriate response -- whether it's an adrenaline rush or a moment of reflection.
The Cap's out of the bag, and modern history in the Marvel Universe is as it -- ahem -- should be. Not that fans are happy with the development. It was one thing to turn Captain America into a Hydra agent. It was another to reveal that the entirety of Marvel Comics history was a... Continue Reading →
After the most recent Secret Wars event rewrote Marvel's comic continuity, the company dropped a major bombshell when it brought Steve Rogers back into mix as Captain America. For the past several years, Rogers took on a more administrative role after a confrontation with the Iron Nail left his Super-Soldier Serum inert. Working as the Avengers' mission control leader,... Continue Reading →
Logan takes place somewhere in the future, though things look pretty similar to modern times, politically and socially. Logan now goes by James Howlett, and he's no longer a member of the X-Men -- he's a limousine chauffeur who transports millenial bridal parties and businessmen around by night. During the day, he hides out in an undisclosed location somewhere in Mexico with Caliban (Stephen Merchant) and Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), whose mental health has been on a steep decline.