By Paul Anthony
Okay the title says it all but I am going to recap because it has been a while. For starters let’s go back to last August when the film Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw came out. Now I am not the biggest fan of spinoffs because at times they are just not needed, not every character needs a spin off to tell a story. I think we can all agree with that. Anyway, here we are dealing with a spinoff, with two characters who have become popular in a franchise because of who plays them. Still I had no interest in seeing the film, so I did a mock review which I based everything on trailers and word of mouth and I ended up giving the film a D for a grade and said that I wouldn’t give it a higher grade then that. So I finally I had time to watch it because I wondered if I had changed my mind. I will give my grade at the end of the blog like always. The film however proved to be a hit because it grossed 760.0 million off a of a budget of 200 million, once again you wanted the gross to be higher but you will take the victory and this film gave us some good feuds with the cast of the franchise as well. Because of the money that the film made, there will be a sequel down the road.
The plot is pretty much what we came to expect from a Fast and Furious film. Hobbs and Shaw are recruited by the CIA to stop a terrorist group who basically made technology to enhance humans to make them cyborgs of sorts and kill off the weaker humans with a virus, the lead villain who is played by Idris Elba is the first of his kind and proves to be a much bigger threat to Hobbs and Shaw. At this point Shaw’s sister Hattie implants the virus in her to stop if from getting into the bad guys hands. The gang goes a few rounds with the villains until they win with some over the top action and removes the virus from Hattie and gives it to CIA which they put it in lockdown. Hobbs returns home and shows his family his daughter and everyone is reunited because Hobbs at some point had beef with his family.
The biggest problem I had with this film was it is part of the Fast and Furious, they failed to explain why the rest of the team wasn’t around because you know the team always around to save the world. With a spin off comes adding a story to the characters that messes up the backstory that we already know, like Hobbs family history or Shaw’s history and how he’s actually a good guy and everything like that and of course Shaw has a baby sister who we never knew about and as for Owen they barely mention anything about him even in flashback scenes. Here are some of the things that I did like about the film, the comedy and action with The Rock and Jason Statham then add in cameos from Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart was a good touch, no doubt having the four of these guys as leads in a film would be a hit. In the end I am giving it a higher grade, It’s going from a D to an C and if you want good laugh with action sure this could be your film to watch.
By Paul Anthony
First and fore most let me say Happy Valentine’s Day and I hope everyone enjoys the weekend! Okay now let’s get down to business where we run down through some news that you might have missed. Last night seemed to be a quiet night until you guessed it Matt Reeves released the first footage of Robert Pattinson in his Batman Suit now it was nothing more than the chest up in a dark red light area with some music playing and it was in my eyes a pretty epic scene. Now I am the first to say I am looking forward to seeing more before I make final decision on if I like it or not but the teaser scene was a good start but some fans aren’t impressed and comes out and says his jaw structure isn’t right and what not but than there are some fans that are digging the outfit and compare it to the video popular Arkham game series either way it is creating a lot of buzz and even had DareDevil trending because of the red lighting and stuff like that.
We will continue with the D.C. trend because last week the Film Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn was release and yes it came in at number 1 and grossed so far 90 million worldwide off an 85 million dollar budget people are calling it an failure because the studio was expecting more money from opening the weekend. now a rumor broke that Warner bros was changing the name to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey to get people to go and see it, now to my understanding many people who saw it did enjoy it, the studio denied it but now the film is called now, weird right?
Ever since they remade Nightmare on Elm Street people craved for Robert Englund to come back and he doesn’t help his cause by talking about the idea of being Freddy again. now when studios reboot a franchise you can kiss the previous actors goodbye this is no different however he now saying he is too old and I have to agree he is right but he did reveal he would like a cameo which I agree and it should be a good send off and I hope it will shut fans up!
Also we got to listen to Billie Eilish theme song for the next James Bond film which comes out in April called No Time To Die which is the same as title as the song. Now I heard the song and without video from the movie I wasn’t impressed but when I watch the video it made sense now once again I have to see entire film with the song to fully judge it but for now it is another good start.
Earlier this wee WWE signed a female wrestler who made the news in that world in a big way and that because she is the 18 year old daughter of The Rock and that makes Simone Johnson an fourth generation wrestler and of course Charlotte Flair gave advice to her and that and that was block out the noise which she would know because of what she had to go through in the business so good luck and can’t wait to see her in the ring. Now John Cena is one of the biggest names in the business and has earn this respect and that respect is that he can pick his opponent at WrestleMania. I am sure we will soon see what story will happen with who when that time comes.
By Paul Anthony
The Rock has become a staple in the action world and comedy world of acting, and let’s be honest he has become very good at it. That is even more clear in the last few years but we have to ask ourselves when will the Rock join the MCU and who could he play? This topic hit the fan when Ryan Reynolds made a cameo in the Hobbs and Shaw movie. Which to be honest will spawned another film which Reynolds could have an extended role and that got the co creator of Deadpool wanting the Rock as a hero in the next Deadpool film.
Now we know there will be a Deadpool three, what we don’t know is when that film is coming but having the Rock in it would no doubt send the possible series final into new heights with showing the bad ass in THE Rock, we would no doubt laugh our ass off with this film. But who would the Rock play? What about Garrison Kane. Now Kane was suppose to be in the first but due to budget concerns with the CGI that is required, they cut him from the script. We know now that Deadpool has grew in budget and if Disney see’s the value in adding The Rock plus the money for the CGI, they will make it happen.
I for one would love to see the Rock in an MCU movie, I know he is suppose to be playing Black Adam in the DCEU but we don’t know when that will happen. Not to mention he can handle the work load of doing two movies if the filming schedule were at the same time. Will this actually happen though? I don’t know to be honest adding the Rock would no doubt be one of the biggest moves to the MCU since well adding Robert Downey Jr though that came in time.
Still this could be years away with the fact that an X-Force movie is being planned first at least that was before Disney bought fox century. Fox’s planned was to do a X-Force movie then Ryan would take a break from being Deadpool before he jumped back into the role for the third solo film. So in theory Kane could show up in the X-force movie since he was apart of the group at one point.
I know this could never happen but it is something to get excited for well we wait. Because as I stated there is nothing actually planned right now for DeadPool. I have ask you would you be excited for the Rock to show up In Deadpool?
This is the first time I am doing this, so this is going to be fun. In this blog I am going to give a mock review of the movie Fast and Furious presents Hobbs and Shaw. Now before I get started I have to explain why I am not seeing this film. For starters this film and the entire series is getting played out to me with over the top action and same old story with humor. If you were a fan of the first three films and even the fourth you saw how the franchise wanted to get bigger, which I get but I mean you had The Rock stopping a torpedo for crying out loud. Pretty much when Paul Walker died and they did that fair well scene in the end of Fast 7 I thought it should have ended instead greed took over and here we are.
I saw all of the trailers for this film and as I stated I had no interest in seeing this film. Now I can name a pro or two with this film. The Rock has been on fire on the action front and comedy front, he has proven to be a double threat in the acting front. This film is no different The Rock has proven he can make the most of any movie. Another pro with this film is Jason Statham also leads the way with action, Now I have yet to see a film in which has a good script so he can act but maybe one day. Let’s not for this film does have Idris Elba as the villain who wants to take over the world because he is Black SuperMan, there I wanted to stay away from the one line that was so stupid but it was hard. As I stated before, this franchise is known for its over the top action and this film continues that trend which does give it a slight pro.
Let’s talk about the cons with this film. One is that the fact it is a spin off in a franchise where the good guys goes up against someone whose taking over the world, Now we have a guy who is as powerful Superman trying to take over the world, it makes you think with a spin off the story should have been much smaller then taking over the world. That’s another con, taking over the world, this plot is something they are using just way too much, you have to move on and with that being said you can almost guess that the story going to be a weak one. Next having the Rock’s real life cousin in this film playing a family member. I just the Rock pulling more strings and the film catering to The Rock’s fans, though not many people like Roman Reigns.
Now That we know this film is basically a recycle plot from the previous films with few slight changes. Now I know this film is going to make a lot of money even though it is a horrible one. With the star power it has and the name, it only makes sense that it will do good, the PG 13 rating will help with movies from July being the only real competition it has in August. Overall I’ll give this movie a D rating, I don’t see it being any higher.
By Paul Anthony
This is the weekend of the year where you know the big time movies will be releasing their trailers. We saw a new Avenger trailer and a Toys story 4 trailer and more but there was one that caught my attention not just because they released a full trailer just a few days earlier and that film was Fast and Furious presents Hobbs and Shaw. Don’t get me wrong this trailer had its moments but there were some that just in my eyes were too much.
We know over the last few films, the stunts in these films started to become just unrealistic and but it gives us that OMG type of stuff but this film clearly is now going over the top. In the last few films the team were using cars in more ways then just driving okay I am on board with that but now they have added Super Humans to the franchise. Yes Super Human. I guess they couldn’t find someone as big as the rock to give him someone real to battle instead they have to enhance a character to beat him. Still they didn’t need to go this over the top, now it seems like they are adding a comic book feel to it, which could hurt films 9 and 10.
Next thing is the title, Fast and Furious presents. This sounds stupid to harp on but titles can make and break a film and right now the last thing this film franchise needs is to lose a fan base because the numbers haven’t been there and I know The Fate of the Furious made over a billion dollars but here in the states the film failed to make its budget of 250 million here in the states and that is something that should been concerning.
The final thing is the movie itself, we have learned with the Star Wars is too much of one thing is a bad thing, Let’s be honest this film is basically fast and the furious 8.5 basically the plot is the same as the rest but with fewer main characters so when 9 comes just 7 months after this film comes out.
I’m not trying to bash this movie at all because there are somethings I did like from the trailer. Anything The Rock is in he can make into magic with him being funny and being a great action star. The laughs will come with this film with His Character interacting with Jason Statham character feuding well trying to work together. We know Jason isn’t funny on his own but with the right person he can be. I think it’s these two that will same this film and having them in the final two films will help them earn money.
Of course this all could work and things will be fine but we won’t know until the film comes out in August.
By Paul Anthony
It’s no big deal,when you think about it right? Movie trailers come in bunches every week, in fact there are so many we often don’t even get around with viewing all of them but this week was a little different. The marketing campaign for films in 2017 has begun this week and things are looking good for Marvel Studios. They started this week and they ended the week with a bang, here are my reviews for this week trailers.
Let’s kick it off with Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2. The first full trailer pretty much shows us enough that it will be better or on par with the first film, we don’t any villains in this trailer just them showing off the comedy and drax over reaction to Star-Lord feelings with Glamora, and don’t forget Baby groot whose nothing more than but yet very powerful, it’s hard to be negative with this trailer so I can’t. This trailer is one of those few rewatchable trailers but it made me excited for the next trailer they release.
The next trailer is Unversal Studios very own The Mummy staring Tom Cruise This film is a reboot of The Mummy franchise that starred Brendan Fraiser. We know from the previous films, the film will be based on someone or something accidentally ressurecting a Mummy. this time it is a female instead of a male and the reason is still unclear as to why this mummy needed to be ressurected. This film marks the first film in Unversal studios shared universe, so my guess is they will make this film action packed so they don’t fail and casting Tom Cruise will help the finale product.
Transformer 5 or Transformers: The last Knight trailer dropped and nonetheless it looks like anyother Transformer film. Nothing is truly revealed except we havesome returning cast members from the first three films. And Optimus maybe hurting bumblebee afterit looks like he was lost in space either on his way back or to the creaters.Like another film in the series we see a glimpse of new Transformers. Even though the trailer is no different then the previous films, I do expect this film to do good.
We finally got to see the preview for the film Baywatch, at first it looked like it was going be a serious action film with The Rock doing his part with the action scenes but then enters Zac Efron and then you get to see this film is clealry a good action-comedy film, the trailer looks like this film could be a hit which will only add to the Rock resume.
Marvel saved the best for last and last night we got to see the first full trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming. This trailer shows we are going to have the nerdy but yet goofy Peter Parker and Spider-man. This time with the age of the actor being in high school, we get to see what high school is like for Peter. Clearly after civil war Peter been getting bored with school and who can blame. We get our first full look at vulture and a quick look at Shocker, both are making their film debuts but Vulture is the main baddie in this film. Tony Stark is in this film serving Peter mentor and even being in a Iron Man suite. However I doubt he will have screen time then Peter.
There will be more trailers coming soon for example War For the planet of the apes which should be a good the second film was so good I can’t expect this to be anything less then the first film of this series.