Black Panther – Review

Hello interweb, Nate here.  Non-spoiler opinions?  Black Panther himself is lame and boring, the villain is f*cking amazing, and Shuri is cute and funny.  The story’s pretty interesting and the politics are thought provoking and interesting.  This is probably one of the best Marvel movies out there but also kind of a strange one since it feels so detached from the MCU.  While there are jokes present, it’s not as comedic as classic MCU and it’s actually more adult than any MCU film I can think of.  I recommend it to anyone who wants a slightly more mature Marvel movie with some racial politics in the mix.  Kids might be bored for most of the movie with only a few fun bits here and there to entertain them.  From this point on, SPOILER WARNING.  You have been warned. (more…)


Pre-Movie Thoughts on Black Panther

Hello interweb, Nate here.  I’ve been wanting to make this post for a while and since I’m leaving in 15 minutes to go see it I thought I’d jot down some pre-movie thoughts before I head out.  I’ll have a review up tomorrow for all of you to see my final thoughts.

This movie has gotten a lot of hype and a large part of it is the fact that this is a mostly black movie with only two Tolkien white guys (like if you got that joke) in the whole mix.  If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’d know I get really annoyed with the SJW side of comic books and I’ve had mixed opinions on representation as a whole.  However, before seeing the movie I don’t really see this as a big SJW movie at all.  When I think SJW, I think of people forcing representation into the story rather than letting things organically develop.  Iceman is a good example of this.  However, the mythos surrounding Black Panther just doesn’t come off to me as forcing representation down our throats and actually feels like a breathe of fresh air considering how few movies like this film are out there.

In fact, I’d go as far as to say this movie seems like a really important movie in terms of representation for the black community.  Granted, this is kind of a funny form of representation when you really think about it.  I mean, Wakanda is a fictional country with different politics and societal standards than the real world and thus doesn’t technically represent the struggles of black Americans or even black Africans (is that redundant?).  Although, I realize what people mean by representation since it’s not really in comparative to real world society but mainly from Hollywood movies in general.  I mean, when was the last time you saw a primarily black cast in a movie?

Now lets talk about the movie itself outside of politics for a second, since I really wanna rush this out there before I head out to see this thing.  When the movie was initially announced, I wasn’t actually overly excited for the film since to me I saw it as just another Marvel movie and with Infinity War on the horizon my hype is set on that film more.  But the closer this film has gotten to it’s release, the more hype it built and I’ve slowly been sucked into the hype.  It wasn’t until the movie officially came out that I became as hyped as I currently am to see this thing.  People keep saying it’s the best Marvel movie yet!  I’m hoping I’m not over-hyping this film in my head so I’m not dissapointed if it doesn’t meet any of my unrealistic expectations, but I am excited either way.

A few predictions I want to make before seeing this thing:

  • One of the infinity stones are going to be in this movie as a McGuffin (I haven’t been keeping track of these rocks but I’ve been told we’re still missing one)
  • Despite the largely black cast, I’m not expecting this movie to get too political since it’s still a Marvel movie.  Maybe they’ll make a Black Lives Matter jab or something, but for the most part idk
  • I am going to f*cking love Shuri and Killmonger just by judging the trailers
    • (Possibly more than T’challa himself)

Alright, time for me to go.  Forgive any possible typos or grammar mistakes please as I wrote this in a rush.  I’ll fix minor details later.  Peace!

An Update – Is this blog dying?

Hello interwed, Nate here!  So, a few things I want to get off my chest.  If you are a regular reader of mine, you’ve probably been noticing that I haven’t been writing as frequently as I used to.  This blog is about four years old and I’ve enjoyed making it and updating it and receiving feedback from you guys.   However, as of recent there’s been a few things that have slowly been killing my passion for writing on this blog and I feel it shows. (more…)

Marvel’s Runaways Season 1 – Review

Hello interweb, Nate here!  This might be the first time I’ve ever reviewed one of these streaming shows.  I wanted to review season 1 of Jessica Jones forever ago but just didn’t.  However, the season 1 finale of Marvel’s Runaways just concluded today and I’ve never wanted to talk about a show more!  Spoiler-free opinion?  It’s awesome!  Go watch it!!! Only major criticism is that the season is less Marvel’s “Runaways” and more so Marvel’s “Hideaways”, and I’ll get more into that in the actual review.  Also, Karolina is indeed gay in this for those of you who cares.  Ok, from here on out SPOILER WARNING!!!!!! You have been warned!  (And seriously, if you haven’t seen the show yet please do not read this review.) (more…)

Ranking the Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies of 2018

Hello interweb, Nate here!  So it’s been tradition for three years now to rank the movies I’m in most anticipation for in the upcoming year.  This year’s no different.  This year is really interesting.  While most of the films this year seems to be pretty much trash, there are some gems in there.  And these gems are huge!  So, leggo! (more…)

Ranking the 2017 Comic Book Movies

Hello interweb, Nate here!  Few things before we get started.  First, I apologize for the lack of content on this site as of late.  As I’ve stated before, I recently started college and that has been taking up more of my time.  Whenever I’m not studying, I’m just too tired to really care about blogging to I just don’t.  I am hoping that will change in 2018 since I do enjoy doing this.  Second, I have not reviewed Thor: Ragnarok or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and I have yet to see Justice League.  Which means unfortunately this year my ranking will be incomplete.  I apologize for that.  Although, let’s face it, Justice League would’ve probably been the worst movie of the year considering all the other movies out.  Third, my original Christmas special idea didn’t really attract anyone’s attention so I decided not to do it.  Sorry!

Although, I do want to ask.  Do you guys even want to see me review Thor and GotG?  I’m still on break so I have time to review these films if you want me to.  Although at this point, it feels like a review would be too late to be relevant.  It’s up to you guys at this point!  With that said, leggo! (more…)

Avengers: Infinity Wars – First Trailer!!!

Hello interweb, Nate here!  Considering that this video already has 14 million views at the time of this writing, you’ve probably already seen this trailer already.  So me telling you that the first Avengers: Infinity War trailer is out would be redundant.  However, it’s still pretty awesome that this thing is out!  Just like my last post, this won’t be a formal Review and Explain segment.  I really wish I had the time to give this trailer the attention it deserves, but college is technically more important that Marvel movies (technically).  So, you get this instead!  I’ll just discuss the highlights here and my thoughts on the trailer as a whole.

The New Mutants First Trailer Dropped and I’m Kinda Confused

Hello interweb, Nate here.  So I have barely touched this blog in a very long time.  Unfortunately, college has been eating away at my time more than high school ever did.  When I do have free time I’m doing other activities instead of writing.  Kind of a shame too.  I’ve been really wanting to get my review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 out, just haven’t found the time to start the damn thing.  However, the first New Mutants trailer dropped last night and being the major X-Men fan I am I wanted to get my thoughts out there.  Usually in trailer reviews I take a trailer and analyze it bit by bit.  Not this time.  I would, but I just don’t have the time to dedicate to a formal Review and Explain segment.  So you’re stuck with this little post. (more…)

IT (2017) – Review

Hello interweb, Nate here!  I feel kinda bad that I’m reviewing this film instead of Batman and Harley Quinn or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but I’ve been busy with college and quite frankly I really wanted to talk about this movie so here we go!  I might get those reviews out if I get myself motivated to do so.  Plus I recently saw Tim Burton’s Batman from 1989 so I might review that too!  As always, SPOILER WARNING!

Batman: The Killing Joke – Review (Republished)

Batman-The Killing JokeHello interweb, Nate here! So a while back I reviewed the animated movie Batman: The Killing Joke. Now I just got done watching the recent animated movie Batman and Harley Quinn and I was in the process of writing up a review of the film. I made a reference to this review and when I went to link my Batman and Harley Quinn review to this one I realized that this review reverted back into a draft. I’m not quite sure why this is or what happened but I decided to republish it with as few edits as possible. This is, word-for-word, my original review of the animated movie. I guess you could consider this a “Lost episode” if you want. Anyways, this is a spoiler warning review and enjoy! Stay tuned for my review of the Batman and Harley Quinn animated movie!