After watching Snowpiercer on Netflix I got so mad that there wasn't a theater near my area that played this film and regretted not watching it sooner, that being said I absolutely loved this film, it's about a post-apocalyptic world where mostly very little sign of life on Earth, and that one of the few survivors are on board a train. As I was watching the film it got me thinking what if there where a post-apocalyptic world, how would it truly effect us as human beings, would we try to become better than what we once where or become a lot more worse, would people resort to taking a life of an innocent to survive, how would religion play a part in society a post apocalyptic earth, would there be any religion at all, all these questions really had me extremely curious. The film is so entertaining yet so bleak, one of my favorite parts of the film was Chris Evans because you can just see the pain in his eyes, the drive, the desperation. Me I'm a sucker for apocalyptic type films and in my opinion I believe this is one of the best and the best I've seen Chris Evans since Captain America, if you haven't seen this film watch it, it's still available on Netflix.
I'm gonna say, I really enjoyed The Babadook, it isn't so much The Babadook that creeped me out but how it effects both Amelia (The Mother) and Samuel (The Son). Somewhere in the middle I began to think that there really wasn't any Babadook and that it was all in there head, from that I assumed that she herself was The Babadook, I don't wanna get too much into it just to avoid spoilers to those who haven't seen it yet but the story mostly deals with themes of grief, having to overcome loss, and depression. I know some might not enjoy it as much but I liked it for what it is, also I might actually make a Babadook drawing inspired from the film.
You know what I find funny, most of the reviews I've watched have complained that there wasn't enough Godzilla or monster fighting, and then they saw Age of Extinction and were complaining they were bored to death with the action scenes and they a lot of load obnoxious noises, so I guess now we know why Gareth Edwards (Director of Godzilla 2014) cut out those fight scenes because he probably knew the audience would might be kinda bored with them eventually somehow, and it would come off as tedious so he figured he would tease them enough and draw out the excitement for the monster battle in the climax of the film, so if anything this makes me like the Godzilla film even more, I respect the director on taking that bold approach, although some of the human elements weren't as strong as it could've been but at least they weren't dumb and annoying and I'm looking forward to the sequel.
I really enjoyed Godzilla 2014 despite some scenes that were cut off like the Hawaii scene when Godzilla first meets the MUTO creature also not enough of the Big G also Bryan Cranston's character having to be killed off too soon. But one other thing I noticed from watching Godzilla is that he doesn't really cause much damage, it's mostly from the MUTOs. Also they made it seem like Godzilla is some sort of "hero" at the end of the film, but really Godzilla could care less about humans he only seems to save them out of strange coincidences, plus we really don't know if we can trust him, he's still an animal and sometimes animals can be unpredictable. So here's my theory on the sequel maybe since they portray Godzilla as an animal perhaps he obsorbs so much nuclear energy and becomes more powerful that it somehow starts to alter his behavior towards his surroundings and could mean the humans, the nuclear energy could drive him mad which would cause him to wreak havoc upon whatever city he'll be in like how an animal would react to a certain chemical. Or since he's portrayed as a restorer of balance maybe he'll target the humans next because to him we are on his territory, maybe the MUTOs were only the beginning you know just something to make a little more threatening, I think that's also how Godzilla is played in the Heisei Series from him saving the humans from another monster or he himself killing humans but really none of us know what Gareth Edwards will bring to the sequel but I can only speculate though I am excited for sequel I think it has good potential for one, he can take what didn't work in this film and improve it on the sequel, just have to what for more details to surface.
I'm so sick to death of people complaining about Godzilla not being in suitmation, right off the bat since it was announced Legendary was gonna make Godzilla already I knew he was gonna be CGI, and all of these other complaints about how Godzilla looks, "oh he looks like a fat ass", his head is too small" and all that other crap, this is an American production so of course they would go the route of using CGI so deal with it, just as long as it looks convincing enough then I'm fine with it,of course it won't look 100% realistic because our eyes are trained to notice how something might look, and I don't mean to say that I praise all of the works of CGI, I stand to this day that my favorite Godzilla suit out of the rest is the original 1954 suit because of the texture and the color of the suit, almost 9 years ago Peter Jackson made a remake of King Kong and to me how they made Kong look and move was remarkable so I've been having hope that one day Godzilla would make a comeback after the disaster that was Zilla, ugh that was the movie that divided the Godzilla fans of which Godzilla was better and what aggravates me personally is that people are comparing the Gareth Edwards's Godzilla and Zilla as the same which clearly they are not. There's just no getting through them, this is NOT a sequel it's a reboot, get that through your skulls. As you can see clearly the trailers they're taking a different much more serious approach that goes back to the 1954 film, I mean this movie hasn't even come out yet and people are already ranting about how they will not like this film. Back to the CGI, yes I'm not against practical effects in fact I favor them over some use of CGI and I'm not a CGI sheep, I love the original Star Wars films because the use of practical effects and were filmed on actual locations instead of on a crappy green screen that make it look like a video game like the last three Godawful films. And I understand that the film might not do good in America but I do hope it's better than Pacific Rim even though I enjoyed it a lot. Even in that film people were expecting suitmation I mean this isn't Power Rangers this was a Big Budget movie. Also the upcoming Godzilla films does looks like it's being filmed on actual locations. We should be lucky that were getting another Godzilla movie in America at all, at least in this reboot Godzilla actually looks like Godzilla with a few minor tweaks, sorry for this long rant but it's just that some of these complaints about the film I just find them absolutely ridiculous, though with all of that aside I am excited for the film.
Just recently I walked to the theaters to go see Pacific Rim, at first I wasn't that interested from the trailer and I thought it was going to be some generic Cloverfield movie. Months later before it came out I became a bit more curious into watching it, I've seen some of the TV spots but not a lot of it so I wouldn't be spoiled. In the week before it came out I've heard a lot of positive things about the film and that it was and Old School type of Kaiju, a friend of mine ZarelTheWindDragon recommended the film to me because he knows I'm a fan of the Kaiju films and I can get my fix with this film while waiting for next year's Godzilla film. Later I saw a few Featurettes about the film and I began becoming even more excited about it. The first time I went I liked it a lot, the second time I liked it even more, the third I fell in love with the film and it reminded me why I like watching these types of films it even inspired me to draw Godzilla again kongzilla2010.deviantart.com/a…. After I walked home from the theaters I started to think is Pacific Rim any different than the Transformer films, I mean Pacific Rim had a huge amount of action with little substance the same with the Transformer films. So I tried analyzing both films and came to this answer and the answer is yes they are completely different from each other. 1 the Transformers don't fight monsters just other robots and 2 in Pacific Rim you are actually invested in the characters and their subplots are actually relevant to the film and they are somewhat explained, it's enough to hold the film without having to go too much into it too long like say Ang Lee's Hulk. The Transformer film focus more on the humans like Pacific Rim but their subplots are not that relevant to the story and you don't really care much about it so you really aren't that invested with the characters and some of the characters are just used for the soul purpose as eye candy. 3 the fight scenes in Pacific Rim have clear focus no shaky cam not too much slow mo, you can clearly tell enough of whats going on. The Transformer films rely on too much things happening all at once and there too overdone that you start to lose focus in what your watching, it's fun to watch for a while but for me it doesn't leave you wanting more. So that's all I have to say about it and definitely buying Pacific Rim when it comes out on DVD, also excited for the upcoming Godzilla film.
I've been toying with the idea of a Live-Action Batman Series opposite Adam West, just a warning though I really suck at writing stories, well I just suck at writing in general and I rarely write any journal entries but anyway here I am and I'm giving it my best shot again it's not a story it's just me toying with a couple ideas that I've had in mind. Okay, here it goes, in the first season Batman is in his third career in crime fighting. In his third career he comes across some of the famous villains for the very first time such as Joker which Batman first encountered somewhere around his second career of crimefighting when Joker was The Red Hood, Penguin in this series is about as old as Bruce Wayne, in one episode Oswald Cobblepot carries a lot of resentment toward Wayne and his family, the Cobblepot legacy was pretty much in the gutter which was somewhat the motivation of Penguin resorting to crime as having to become the crime boss,there are also a few other villains like Catwoman, Scarface and The Ventriloquist, Man-Bat, Poison Ivy, and Mr. Freeze. There are a few other episodes that really put his skills to the test. In the beginning of the series you just get to see Batman only perform his fighting skills and as the series progress we also get to see how intelligent he is in an episode with The Riddler and another episode when a worker in Arkham Asylum named Jonathan Crane was performing illegal experiments of his patients then later being fired. After that Crane seeks revenge and becomes Scarecrow, when he and Batman are confronted Scarecrow affects him with his fear toxin and Batman starts to hallucinate, later he conveniently stumbles upon where his parents were murdered and causes him to have flashbacks before their deaths it's sorta taken from an episode from BTAS with the same villain, the episode demonstrates how Batman maintains his will power and while still infected by Scarecrow's fear toxin was able to beat him. Harvey Dent was in the first few episodes, his first appearance in the series was with The Riddler and then on. Harvey and Bruce knew each other as very good friends and Harvey was one of Batman's most resourceful allies aside from Lt. James Gordon. Though he had some psychological issues with an abusive Father when he was little, when he was a kid he got into a fight with a bully and almost nearly killed the bully and was at the hospital for weeks. That moment cause Harvey to repress his anger and that was how he developed the whole duel personality. Later on when he became Two-Face it only made the duel personality pushed even further. Batman somehow blames himself for not having him that not only Gotham lost it's "White Knight" Bruce also lost his best friend.
Later somewhere in the middle of the first season Alfred got him tickets for the Haly's Circus and where introduced to Dick Grayson and his parents John and Mary Grayson as The Flying Graysons. Before the Circus event, Mafia boss Tony Zucco threatens the Circus for protection money and Dick witnesses this but the owner throws him out and wasn't given the money so to get back at the Circus he sabotages The Trapeze and that was the moment where The Flying Graysons performed their usual routine without the safety of a net. Something goes wrong and The Graysons plummet to their death and Dick survives. The police later come and Bruce Wayne couldn't bring himself to leave, after watching Dick's perents be killed he saw himself going through the same struggles, Bruce was lucky enough to have Alfred as a Surrogate Father, Dick had no other family other than his parents so Bruce Wayne willing decided to adopt him. He then brings Dick to Wayne Manor though he was still at unease, although it took him a couple weeks to get use to his new home but Bruce was never around with Dick. The killer of Bruce's parent was never brought to justice and it was a burden that he would never allow Dick to carry having his entire life be consumed by revenge, he basically just wants him to live a normal life not to become like him. For weeks he's been looking for Zucco, Batman was extremely pissed and became much more threatening then usual and goes over the edge a little and much more obsessed. Dick later becomes suspicious about were Bruce Wayne goes at night, he later sneaks out of Wayne Manor to search for his killer, he eventually comes across him but so does Batman. Zucco pushes Dick off a ledge and Batman saves him but Dick get upset at Batman for not catching him. Batman later puts a sedative in him and takes him back to Wayne Manor. Later one night Dick sneaks his ways in a secret passage way to The Batcave and realizes that Bruce Wayne is Batman and that he's looking for Zucco and wants to help him but Batman refuses. Dick Grayson actually doesn't become Robin until the first season finale, he again sneaks out of Wayne Manor but he decides to create his own costume. The costume as made of some parts of Batman's costume like the cape except it had yellow on the inside, the gloves also were part of Batman's suit and steals one of his belts. The red vest is actually a kid size leather jacket, the mask is actually cut out light leather. Before his parents were killed his Mother made him a sewn "R" insignia, she mentioned to Dick that when he's out there on the Trapeze he reminds her of a Robin. He then follows Batman to a crime were there's a shot out. Batman later saw Dick as Robin and how he performed in crimefighting as an acrobat while still inexperienced. The criminals were perused but their was an explosion that caused Batman to be pushed into the river from the impact of the explosion, Robin witnesses this and then attempts to save him. Later they both go back to The Batcave in complete silence, though he was somewhat thankful for Dick he was still angry with him for disobeying him and he was still reluctant on staying Dick in as his partner. After having a lot of thought and to take control of the situation he eventually takes Dick Grayson in as his partner, and Dick Grayson becomes Robin in the last episode in the first season as they both became The Dynamic Duo, Batman & Robin.
Again I'm just toying with a few ideas and I just suck at writing, but you know what I gave a shot as best as I could.
I normally don't write a lot of journal entries mostly because I never know what I want to right about, but today I just figured what the heck. I've been curious of the new direction that the studio has been going with the new Superman film coming out and honestly after watching the trailers I want to go see it. It's been 7 years since the last one was in theaters and I found it a bit boring. I grew up more with Batman more than I did with Superman, not that I disliked him I just was more into Batman in my younger days. Though around my junior year in high school I began to grow more respect for Superman, I loved the first 2 Superman films with Christopher Reeve, and also when I began watching Smallville I got even more into Superman. I haven't seen much of Zack Snyder's films only a few like Dawn of the Dead and Watchmen, I tried watching Sucker Punch but I could barely sit through it. I'm not that worried about it though because the new Superman film is being produced by the same people how brought us The Dark Knight Trilogy and I enjoyed watching Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, although The Dark Knight Rises I'm sorta skeptical about but still enjoy watching it. I also want to talk about the cast of the film, nothing can be more epic then to have Kevin Costner play Jonathan Kent, Russel Crowe as Jor-El, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, I thought Amy Adams was an unusual choice as Lois Lane but I've been wrong before. Laurence Fishburne plays the famous Perry White I'm interesting in seeing and also Michael Shannon as General Zod, and of course Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/ Superman he definitely looks like he can do the role well. The only thing I know about him was that he was asked to audition for Batman for the film Batman Begins but aside from that I've never seen any of his other work but in a way it sorta keeps me guessing of what he gonna bring to the role. The Costume I really don't mind so much I like how it looks almost alien like and also like the Superman emblem it has a very unique interesting look. I felt when I saw Superman Returns it was to generic, I really hope Man of Steel does well because from what I saw from the trailers it looks amazing and I believe it has the potential to do well, so those are my thoughts on the Man of Steel movie I only have to wait 6 more months until it's in theaters.