The Last Jedi: 5 thumbs up and 5 thumbs down

Spoiler Warning!

By now I think many people have seen the latest episode of Star Wars and its very divisive between Star Wars fans and the casual movie goer. I’ve seen the movie twice and my opinion of the film in my does not change.

Here is my five thumbs up and five thumbs down about the film.

Five Thumbs up!

5. Leia Organa

Seeing the late Carrie Fisher one last time as Leia made the film very special and almost everything she does in the film is a special Sat Wars moment.

4. Po Dameron.

Po has a bigger role in this film compared to The Force Awakens, and his character evolve through out the film from Pilot to lead general. He was fantastic in the first and third acts in this film, and gave the movie audiances some great moments.

3. Ben Solo

The main character in this film in my opinion is Ben Solo. In the force awakens Kylo Ren is just a boy in a mask who feels that he’s in titled to everything because of his bloodline. In the Last Jedi Kylo Ren is destroyed, when Ben destroys his mask and accepts that he needs to take control of his destiny instead of expecting it to fall on his lap. He accomplish this by easily manipulates Rey, and tricks Snoke into thinking he still has control over him, and makes it clear to Hux he’s in charge of the First Order. Donald Driver does a fantastic performance as Ben Solo because he makes him become an unpredictable character in the final act of the film.

2. Light Saber fight scenes

Watching both dark and light forming a short alliance together is something we never seen before in a live action Star Wars film. Both Ben and Rey displays how to use the force in a light saber fight, everything in those scene are amazing.

The light saber duel between Luke and Ben is special for long time star wars fans, because we’ve been waiting for old man Luke to dual Ben in a light saber fight. Even though we learn its hologram of Luke it was still amazing to see Luke still has it.

1. The space battles

In the beginning of Act one we are in action immediately with the Resistance an the First Order in battles. We witness a space ship going into hyper speed and collides into a star destroy. It is beautifully done and will the crowd. All the space battles defines why this film franchise is called Star Wars.

Five Thumbs Down!

5. Lela uses the force in the worst possible way.

When Lela is blown out into space we see her uses the force as a grey force field to force her way back to the ship. The scene is awkward and chessy. I gaurteed we will be seeing many memes across social media.

4. Rey

In The Last Jedi we hope to witness Rey evolve into a powerful strong character and learning more about her background since it was built in the force awakens. In my opinion Rey is handled poorly in this film, and is given no challenges for her to overcome in this film and define why we should love this character.

3. No big payoffs

The Force Awakens build mysteries that we thought would be revealed in the Last Jedi, after a two year built up. Unfortunately Director Rian Johnson dismantled all the exciting payoff things we thought we were getting. It really hurt this film for any who’s expectations were high.

2. Luke Skywalker and the Skywalker legacy

For thirty-four years in the making we get to see Luke Skywalker again since Return of the Jedi. In my opinion Luke Skywalker is the character as to why star wars is so iconic and continue to be popular, because of this iconic character. Mark Hamill is a very professional an well respected actor especially after how Rian Johnson handle his character in the film.

To me Star Wars is always about family and family legacy, because of the name Skywalker. Its why the franchise is still popular an why generations of audiences go see these films. I can point out many things with how bad Luke is treated in this film, but to end the Skywalker legacy like this is shame and disappointing.

1. The film is Two hours and Thirty-five minutes to long.

The wasted forty minutes in this film is unnecessary an makes you want to fall asleep. The Finn and Rose side story serve no purpose and displays Finn nothing more than slapstick of a character. The casino scenes reminded me of the prequel series an easy takes you out of the film.

The side Story was meant to display a taste of what director Rian Johnson has plan for his standalone trilogy series. The two hour space chase was poorly executed and no explanation as to why the first order let the resistance live after it was revealed they can track ships in hyper speed. The resistance ships should’ve been destroyed immediately.

These are top five thumbs up and thumbs down of the Last Jedi.

I can probably find many good and horrible things about The Last Jedi but these are the highlights in my opinion.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Review

Spoilers free

When I left the theaters on December of 2015 after seeing The Force Awakens my excitement for episode eight could not be huge. Boy was I wrong about The Last Jedi.


Great visualization,  great lightsaber fights, Ben Solo is much better as a villian in this compared to The Force Awakens.  Po Dameron has a bigger role in this film and is one of the positive highlights from episode eight.  It was great to see Luke and Leila again. The space battles were fantastic.


This film didn’t need to be long at all, and most of the scenes was dragged out and predictable. The pacing feels like a mess lots of things that were build up from episode 7 is thrown off a cliff.  The final thirty minutes feels rush an confusing  as to what just happen.

Final Take

Star Wars The Last Jedi is a big let down if you’re a long time fans of the original trilogy. If you were  hoping to get some answers, after watching The Force Awakens you will be leaving the theaters unsatisfied. The Last Jedi is created for a new generation of audience and not for the old.



Justice League film Review: Lives up as a true blockbuster Comic Book film.



All of the characters from Batman to Cyborg  shines in Justice League. The casts chemistry on set reflects how great they all work and act as a team in character.  Justice League is clearly the best out of Zack Snyder’s DCEU Film series, because it has a lot of heart and brings out the best in each DC Comics superheroes. Justice League is  very entertaining, and keeps you on your feet from beginning to end. Justice League introduces all aspect of the DCEU. Ben’s Bruce Wayne and Jeremy Irons Alfred chemistry continues to work extremely well and I hope Ben comes back as Batman in Matt Reeves Batman film, because I enjoy the chemistry between the two characters in this film. Ben’s Batman has a redemption feel to it, and he is the Batman in Justice League. The Justice League takes a lot of inspiration from Bruce Timm’s Justice League animated series.

Especially between Bruce and Diana in every scene they interact in. Henry Cavil’s Superman finally gets justice in this film, after the controversy from the last two films, and gets the respect he deserves as Superman in Justice League.  Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Ezra Miller’s Flash brings in a lot of fun and entertainment of what a DC film should be. Justice League makes you look forward to Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman film and the future to DCEU films. Lots of surprising easter eggs and cameos that will surprise DC Comic fans.



For some reason CGI does not work well with Zack Snyder’s style that he uses for his films, and it shows in Justice League. The digital removal of Henry Cavil’s facial hair is very recognizable, distracting, and takes a while to get use to. Justice League does have similar issues like the Avengers: Age of Ultron did.  Steppenwolf’s as the villain is very flat, very predicable, but serve his part of the story to bring the Justice League together.

The tone looks like a Zack Snyder film but the dialogue in the film is recognizable from Joss Whedon voice. How Superman/ Clark Kent is resurrected might be a mix bag for some comic book fans.


                                                             OVERALL: 7.5/10

Warner Brothers completed its mission by introducing an enjoyable comic book film that has a lot of heart, fun and full of entertaining moment that makes you want to watch it again. Superman Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, and Cyborg all stay  true to who the characters are and represent from the source material. Justice League lives up to what a blockbuster movie is suppose to do for the casual movie audiances. Go see it in theaters and have a fun time watching this movie.

Why The Flash TV Series is the best superhero series on TV 

For those who have never watch the Flash tv series you’re missing out on a great superheroe tv series. When it  was announced that Barry Allen will be a guest on Arrow back in 2013 it was a surprise but very exciting at the same time, because the Flash did not have the same recognition and  respect as other comic book superheroes. It was the first time someone( Greg Berlanti, and Geoff Johns) from Warners Brothers who wanted to do something with The Flash and his world.

Even though the Flash’s rogue gallery of villains from the comic  books are just as great as Batman and Spider-Mans villains. His film was always sitting  in development in Hell at Warner Bros, because nobody for a long time did not know what to do with the character.

When the Flash series premiere in Fall of 2014 it was clearly a full on superhero tv series, and it did  not hold back for what it was. As a long time comic book fan watching a full on live action superhero tv series in 2014 and present. Is mind blowing because of how far Comic Books are now the norm in other medias.

Unknown DC Comic superheroes 

 The Flash tv series has a very similar tone with the Rami Spider-Man film series, and shows a lot of heart and respect to the Flash’s mythology from the comic books. The tv series has help other unknown DC Comic superheroes like Cisco/Vibe Firestorm, and now Elgantman. The best thing about this series is that the Flash has tons of popular villains from its rogue gallery from the comic books that the creators can pull from instead of using other heroes villains.

The Rogue 

The villains on the Flash is what makes this show great. we’ve seen Grodd, Captain Cold, Reverse Flash, The Trickster, Mirror Man, and many more that will never make an appearance on the big screen    


Adding diversity and creating new elements to The Flash’s 71 year mythology makes the series fresh and fits modern times. It will help draw new audience and new fans. The new elements are already taking effect in the  upcoming Flash film Flashpoint. 

Honoring the past and The Flash History 

When Mark Hamill reprise his role as the Trickster it was a surprise but also showing respecting to John Wisley Shipp Flash  live action series in the early 90s When Mark Hamill return again for a small appearance it was well worth it because we watch John Wesley Shipp’s Jay Garrick Flash stop him one more time which is one of the many call backs and to The Flash comic book mythology.

Grant Gustin 

I remember back in 2013 when the young actor Grant Gustin was cast as Barry Allen for the two part episode in Arrow season two. Since we comic book fans are very spoiled with all sort of comic book films; fans were very critical of the casting choice. Like he’s too skinny, too young, no blue eyes and blonde hair. Nobody thought for second that Warner Brothers is finally doing something with the Flash at the time. Grant Gustin performance as Barry Allen in two part episode made fans surprised and excited to see his portrayal as Barry Allen in The Flash series. Grant Gustin displayed all of what makes Barry Allen a great hero and beloved comic book 

When it’s over

It will suck once this series ends. I’m sure fans will go back to the series and appreciate it more the same way we do about Adam West Batman 66 series, Lou Ferrigno’s The Incredible Hulk series, and Landa Carters Wonder Woman series. I think because we have so many comic book related tv series out there the Flash series gets over looked. The Flash series since 2014 has always display respect to its past history, and is one of the few that does so. The show does have its flaws, and who knows how long the series will keep running, but it’s definitely in my opinion the best superhero show on television right now.




Thor Ragnarok Review 

No Spoilers Review 
    This is probably the best Thor film of the three Thor films. Director Taika Waititi came into this film franchise and brought a film style that perfectly fits Thor and his world. This film is a pure comedy film but a deferent kind of comedy compared to James Gunn’s Guardian of the Galaxy’s film series.  


Thor, Loki, Valkrie, and The Hulk are all fantastic in this film. They are all  entertaining and enjoyable on screen. Adding the Hulk into Thor Ragnarok was a smart decision by Marvel Studios, because the last two  Thor films were received mixed.

I found Jeff Goldblum Grand Master hilarious and in my opinion steals the show. There is a lot of call backs to past Thor films and The Avengers films that fans will enjoy hearing about.


Cate Blanchett’s Hela I found really flat, boring, and predictable as a villian. Other than Spiderman: Homecoming; Marvel Studios continues to have trouble finding their villains to be menacing and taken seriously on screen. Karl Urban’s The Excutioner was weak and annoying to watch. Marvel Studios still continues to have trouble displaying there villains as villains if you know what I mean.
Overall:     8/10

Thor Ragnarok is an enjoyable film that does what a blockbuster film supposed to do. It’s funny, fun, and worth going to the theaters.

Its about time The Watchmen has its own TV series

With the official announcement on Tuesday night about The Watchmen becoming a HBO series I cannot stop thinking about all the great possibilities, because it will display and expand some parts from the book that didn’t make the film. I love The Watchmen film back in 2009 but having it become a HBO series almost guarantees it will be a thousand times better from the film.

Who knows if it will be a mini series or a series going beyond season one, but in my opinion I think having it as a series expanding past Season one would be better opportunity to introduce the prequel stories that were launched in 2012 by DC Comics. Those stories can be use to help introduced and influence standalone episodes for each character in the series. I think turning the Watchmen into a HBO series will be the best thing Warner Bros has done for the series. Hopefully we don’t see to many changes to the characters and their world from the graphic novel.

I would like to see this series build towards the Watchmen main story and have the first couple of season as prequel or prelude before the main story from the graphic novel. I think it will help the audience grow to love these characters, and watching their betrayal and death will be much more impact full. If HBO does multiple seasons in think certain characters like Rorschach, Nite Owl, Comedian, and Dr Manhattan should each be the main focus character leading into the Season finale.

I think the Season finale can easily be the main Watchmen story on its own after the first few seasons of build up. Whatever direction HBO does with Watchmen I’ll be looking forward to the series when it finally drops. I think with Game Thrones entering it’s final season in 2019 I think HBO found its answer when Game of Thrones is finished. I hope HBO and show runner Damon Lindelof will respect the source material but also add something new to these characters that will make the fresh and exciting.

Why Captain America trilogy films is the best Comic Book trilogy of all-time

With so many comic book trilogy series there is always one film that takes away the enjoyment of calling it a successful trilogy series. Most of the time it’s the third film of a trilogy series that kills the franchise and legacy. Spider-Man 3, Iron Man 3, The Dark Knight Rises, Blade: Trinity, Superman 3, and X-Men: The Last Stand all ended horribly and are ignored. In my opinion the reason why it’s tough to create a successful trilogy series, because movie studios gives the director more loosely creative control or the big cooperate studio companies interfere with the process in making the film.

With Marvels Studios Captain America trilogy series I cannot find anything wrong with each of the films to say any of them was a bad film. I think with the changes in Directors after Captain America: The First Avenger came out I believe is one of the big reason why Captain America had three successful films. The Russo Brothers coming in after Joe Johnsons finish his Captain America TFA film helped set the tone for Captain America by establishing the character in the modern world.

The secound reason why Captain America trilogy series was successful is the tone in films. The tone in Captain America: The First Avenger was a WW2 war film, Captain America: The Winter Solder, and Captain America: Civil War as a two part conspiracy thriller films.

The use of Villains in each film was the third reason that help Captain America have a successful trilogy series. Having Hugo Weaving as Red Skull, Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, Toby Jones as Zola and Daniel Bruhl as Zemo all given a reason to destroy the world or create corruption around them brought out the best of Captain America for what he believed in and stand for in each film.

The final explanation why Captain America trilogy is the best Comic Book trilogy of all time is the amount of comic book source material is use for the three films. Ed Brubaker’s Captain America comic book run redefine Captain America as a solder more than a traditional superhero from past stories. Ed’s Captain America stories is the blue print of how the writer are able to make great captain America films be successful.