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Guardians of the Galaxy – Better Than The Avengers

Two years ago, I called Marvel’s The Avengers “the greatest comic book movie so far”. While I stood by that statement even after I saw the excellent Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I am now stripping The Avengers of that title. After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy twice (and I’m planning on seeing it at least 2 more times), I think head-to-head, Guardians is the best damn comic book movie so far. More on this blasphemous statement later in this post, but first, let’s talk about Guardians of the Galaxy. Mild spoilers ahead, a-holes.

Guardians of the Galaxy

I’m pretty sure most of us had no idea what to expect when Marvel Studios announced they were going to make a Guardians movie. Actually, I’m pretty sure most people didn’t care at all. Some people may have been interested because they are fans of the existing Marvel movies, while some, like myself, were quite intrigued because we read Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s reintroduction of the Guardians concept in the modern comics era. And then the first trailer hit and it changed EVERYTHING.

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People Hate ‘Godzilla’ For The Same Reasons I Love It

There will be Godzilla SPOILERS here, so if you don’t want to see those, don’t go past the following awesome image. Otherwise, read on, children.

Godzilla

The 2 complaints I usually hear from people who don’t like the new Godzilla movie are as follows:

  • We don’t get to see the big guy until we’re an hour or so into the movie.
  • The film completely abandons the engaging family drama in the first act.
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5 Things About ‘The Flash’ Trailer

If you haven’t seen the full trailer of The CW’s The Flash, watch it now. WATCH IT!

Isn’t it beautiful? I’ve been skeptical about this Arrow spin-off since I’m not sure honest-to-goodness costumed super-powered superheroes would work on TV. In movies, they’re spectacular. On TV, NOPE. But this trailer makes the show look amazing and I’m hoping it really is. I’m not setting my expectations too high because that would only lead to major disappointment — I’m looking at you, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pre-Captain America: The Winter Soldier – but there’s enough here to lure me in, throbbing with anticipation.

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DotA: Nakakabaliw – Where do I even begin?

A movie called DotA: Nakakabaliw is in Metro Manila theaters right now and it has me stumped. This is not a review of the movie because I haven’t seen it yet and you would have to set my balls on fire to force me to consider buying a ticket. Instead, this is me just judging the movie based on its trailer and poster because that’s what I do.

Before we begin, let me just say that I take great joy in making fun of DotA and its legions of supporters and haters on this blog. The hilarity produced by the DotA culture is simply magnificent.

Now let’s discuss what the film is about. It allegedly explores the consequences of playing an online game too much. A group of teenagers’ obsession over DotA leads them down a dark path to danger and insanity. Like, you’re talking smack with your buddies at a computer shop one second, and the next, you’re roaming the streets and stealing bananas from whiny vendors. Interesting premise, I have to admit. The execution, however, is also interesting — but not in a good way. Let’s take a look at DotA: Nakakabaliw‘s poster:

DotA: Nakakabaliw

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Review: Captain America – The Winter Soldier

There will be spoilers but they will be at the end of the post. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know when to look away if you’re anal about spoilers. Now let’s talk about Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Super Political Action Thriller

While the movie has a lot of moving parts in terms of characters and twists, the plot is fairly simple. We’ve seen this story dozens of times already in action thriller, political thriller, and espionage movies: somebody finds out something that’s supposed to be a big secret so everybody else tries to kill them. Also, it involves car chases and insane parkour Jason Bourne type of shit action sequences.

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