So while I was out on this shit-show deployment, I was actually able to catch up on the films of this year. Remember that "Trailers Galore" journal I made way back when
I'm Back, Trailers Galore, Godzilla, WTF InternetOkay one, I'm back from the worst aircraft carrier in the Navy... fuck the Ike.
Two, HOLY SHIT!!!!!!! Trailers Galore!
Okay yes, the 2014 film was only okay. It had a lot of problems but I still found enjoyment in it. THIS TRAILER THOUGH!! I mean... we have ACTUAL foot clan ninjas, BEEPOP and ROCKSTEADY, a fun tone for the movie, a kickass soundtrack, Ninja Turtles with improved appearances, Megan Fox's belly (just joking, dammit Michael Bay), Casey Jones, and Rocksteady driving a tank down a river with the Ninja Turtles using tires to play Frogger........ if this movie is as insane as it looks then I'm fucking sold.
Not much needs to be said, I mean we're getting comic book films in spades now and it isn't a bad thing (just as long as the films are good). Captain America and the Winter Soldier beating the shit out of Iron Man though? Hell yes.
I was already sold on the second trailer so this was unnecessary (in fact, this was kind of spoiler-ish... kind of getting a Terminator Genisys
? Well, now I've seen just about every film and I have to say that I was actually impressed. I guess I should just jump straight to the verdicts.
TMNT 2: Out of the Shadows- This movie is fucking awesome. It corrected every mistake that the first one made and treated itself exactly like the cartoons did... actually this movie is such a spitting image of the cartoons that it's scary. It's almost like Hollywood was listening to feedback or something. It's a shame that this film was a box office disappointment, it deserved much better than that.
Captain America: Civil War- Damn near flawless film. I don't really know what to complain about. Each Captain America film seems to keep getting better and better (oddly enough considering how he's everyone's least favorite hero).
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice- Okay... this is kind of complicated. This movie was a very mixed bag. What's good? Batman is awesome, Wonder Woman is awesome, Superman is still cool, and even Doomsday was pretty badass despite his funny looking design. Plus, the visuals were still breathtaking like in Man of Steel. The problem: the story is choppy as fuck, it takes a long while for the movie to pick up the pace, Batman kills people (which isn't necessarily bad but it does go against his character), Lex Luthor was COMPLETELY miscast, and that dream sequence with the Flash was slapped directly in the middle of the film which only confused the fuck out of the general audience. The film is okay I guess. The amount of hate that this film gets is way more than necessary but at the same time, this movie is really flawed. Personally, I thought Man of Steel was better. The problem is that DC is trying to catch up with Marvel which is actually hurting the quality of their films. That being said, I enjoyed it enough.
Warcraft- This movie completely caught me off guard. I was expecting a shitty video game film adaptation that had nothing to do with the source material and I'm glad I was wrong. I don't know what crack the movie critics were smoking but I thought this film was pretty badass. By no means is this the perfect video game film that we've been waiting for but it's a step in the right direction. I look forward to the sequel. Good job again Legendary Pictures.
Independence Day 2: Resurgence- I didn't care at all to be honest. I never asked for a sequel in the first place and it's a bit late for another installment. It also doesn't help that this movie just wasn't very good.
X-men Apocalypse- Boy I was so fucking wrong about this. Oscar Isaac fucking kills it as Apocalypse; he's easily one of my favorite villains of the decade. Very well done film, loved the Wolverine cameo and the Quicksilver scene. Although, maybe it's just me but it's kind of aggravating seeing Jennifer Lawrence' face get the spotlight all the time... hell, she's even the main character now and anyone knows that's bullshit because Mystique isn't even an X-man... she's a villain. I shouldn't be surprised though, this is only 20th Century Fox we're talking about.
I STILL have not seen Godzilla Resurgence. I want to but have no way of seeing it. I still don't like the design of Godzilla but that hasn't changed my mind about wanting to see it.