When Marvel announced their decision to make a movie based on Ant-Man, it probably felt like a risk. Not as well known as Iron Man or Captain America, would people go see a movie about a character who can shrink to the size of an insect? It’s ranked 14th among the MCU movies, so while not as big of a hit as Guardians of the Galaxy, still not a flop either. What did the guys think of the movie? Check it out below and be sure to comment to let us know what you think of Ant-Man!
After The Motion Picture, the folks behind Star Trek decided to go back to the original series to find their villain and what an excellent choice they made. Khan, after being abandoned on Ceti Alpha V, is back to exact his revenge on Kirk and crew. And revenge, as we all know, is a dish best served cold. So what do the guys think about Wrath of Khan? Check it out below!
The first Spider-Man movie. Again. But this time with more Iron Man. That’s right, folks, Spider-Man is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Introduced in Captain America: Civil War, this film follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as he longs to be a part of The Avengers. Too bad that pesky thing called High School is in the way. The awesome Michael Keaton stars as Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture, as the film’s main villain. How does this film rank compared to previous Spider-Man films? Let us know what you think about it and check out the episode below!
Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine for 17 years. The first X-Men film came out in the summer of 2000. I remember seeing it when I was 16 years old. We, as audience members and fans, have been extremely lucky that Jackman has been willing to play the character for so long. But obviously all good things must come to an end and so Jackman has stated that Logan is his final outing as the metal-clawed superhero and it’s an excellent film to go out on.
The film is set in 2029 (possibly making Wolverine close to 200 years old!) and the majority of mutants are extinct. Charles Xavier is still around (played, of course, by Patrick Stewart) although he’s having trouble controlling his powers. He’s prone to seizures now and when he has them, it’s potentially fatal for anyone nearby. Logan is working as a limo driver trying to save money for a boat so he and Xavier can live on the water and be safe from the rest of the world (as well as make the rest of the world safe from Xavier and his killer seizures).
Batman’s back! After having an hilarious co-starring role in The Lego Movie, Batman gets his very own film to run around fighting crime and being a loveable jerk. Voiced by Will Arnet, this Batman isn’t quite like the other big screen variations of the character but it works well within the context of the film
After Batman defeats The Joker for probably the millionth time, they share a scene that resembles a break-up. Joker refers to himself as Batman’s greatest enemy and Batman tells Joker that he doesn’t have a greatest enemy. He’s just fighting a lot of different people right now. He likes to “fight around.” The Joker is hurt and decides to show Batman what’s what by manipulating Batman to send him to the Phantom Zone so he can recruit the worst villains of all time to take down Gotham City and prove to Batman that he’s worthy of the “greatest enemy” title.
Keanu Reeves has made quite a few great action movies. Speed and The Matrix are arguably the best among them. But now, John Wick and its sequel deserve their spot along side them.
John Wick Chapter 2 takes place fairly soon after the original with Reeves’ Wick tying up a loose end from the original film. After which he plans on settling back down and getting “out” of the business (of murdering people). But one of his old associates asks him for his help, which Wick had promised to give a long time ago. He basically gave a blood oath and when Wick says no, the associate has no choice but to retaliate. Well, John Wick does not appreciate it and plans on getting even.
I’m always a little late with this list (as well as my Top 10 of the Year list, which never seems to happen). In years past, John and I have done this list as an episode on the podcast but he’s told me he hates doing this list and since his computer has died, I figured I’d just go ahead and type mine up. So click through, check out my list and tell me what you think.