Let’s be honest: Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers is much better in memory than actually watching it now. It just hasn’t aged well despite some strong story arcs. Don’t get me wrong, I loved watching it as a kid! I remember my dad would rent for me a CD copy of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie and I never got tired of watching it, which just proves how impressionable a 7 year old could be. Obviously, the Power Rangers have remained popular through the years, thanks to its sentimental value, introducing new batches of the rangers we know and love (Dino Thunder and Wild Force were among my favorites).
So when the trend for reviving shows/movies of the past started, it was inevitable that a reboot of the Power Rangers would soon come in the works. While the trend has had its average or disappointing reboots, Power Rangers isn’t one of them…but it isn’t an excellent reboot either. Read More
Since his debut in the X-Men movie (2000), Wolverine has snikt his claws in cinema for as long as 17 years now, thanks to the dedication of Hugh Jackman to the role. Despite his incredibly low rated movies–X-Men 3 and X-Men Origins–his reputation remains strong; leaving no dent or scratch to bother with. Wolverine’s fame has been as invulnerable as his own body, thereby creating one of the biggest film icons in 21st century.
When Deadpool hit the cinemas with his baby hands and fourth wall breaking, it became the first R rated Marvel movie in history. Since it became such a box office hit, it wasn’t surprising to hear that another R rated X-Men movie would come around. A year later and here we are with Logan, Hugh Jackman’s last go as the iconic Wolverine. Read More
It was 2014 and John Wick, a neo-noir movie starring Keanu Reeves, had just hit the cinemas. Keanu Reeves played the infamous boogeyman known as John Wick, an ex-hitman who seeks blood from the gangsters who killed his puppy. To the surprise of almost everyone, it became a well-deserved hit, gaining a following of its own and a demand for a sequel. The movie launched Keanu Reeves back to stardom, marking a period of Keanussance. 3 years later and here we are with John Wick: Chapter 2, a return to the stylized world of killers, colors, and manners.
John Wick: Chapter 2 sets out with John Wick, who is not excellent at staying retired, when he is brought back to the criminal underworld to repay a debt. With double the budget and twice the action, Chapter 2 is everything a sequel should be: that is to not just be on par with the first film, but to be much better. Read More