Yay, Patty Jenkins is returning to direct the Wonder Woman sequel!
I figured it was going to happen because Jenkins did such a fabulous job at directing Wonder Woman as well as the movie kicking some major butt in the box office, but you never know. When the first Wonder Woman came out, Jenkins hadn’t been contracted to direct the sequel and considering the DCEU has already proven how much they like making mistakes, it was entirely possible not having her direct again was going to be their next mistake.
(Let’s be real, there will be a next mistake for the DCEU, but at least it won’t be this).
The sequel is due to come out December 13, 2019, so filming should start sooner or later in order to hit that date. I’m so excited. 😀
The Black Panther teaser trailer is out and wow. Wow! I am so ready to watch this movie. I don’t know much about Black Panther because the only connection I had to Black Panther was by way of Storm when I heard she married him in the comic books (and he was a jerk to her and they divorced/got the marriage annulled? Basically, not good things about Black Panther). But I really liked T’Challa when he appeared in Captain America: Civil War, so I was willing to give his movie a shot.
Shallowly, everyone is looking finnnnne in this movie, as does the scenery in Wakanda. I don’t know who Michael B Jordan is playing (probably a bad guy with a character name like Erik Killmonger), but he looks gorgeous in this.
Not sure what the story is going to be for the movie, but that’s okay because I go into a lot of the MCU movies without knowing what the story is. Maybe it’s because I’m still riding the positive thought waves from watching Wonder Woman recently, but I am ready to believe that Black Panther is going to knock it out of the park as well.
Black Panther will be in theaters February 16, 2018.
What do you think of the Black Panther teaser trailer?
I went out on Thursday night and watched Wonder Woman. Let me just say that it is amazing and I want to watch it again in theaters. I rarely watch movies in theaters, let alone repeat of movies, so this is a brand new feeling for me. Especially so because Wonder Woman is essentially an origin story and I thought I was tired of origin stories. But I guess it’s just because movies keep using the same ones over and over again (and I’m looking at the three Spider-Man franchises when I say this. Let Peter Parker grow up or tell the story of someone else who played Spider-Man).
I bought a Wonder Woman shirt from Hot Topic for the Wonder Woman premiere because of course I’m going to. When I watched Batman v Superman in the theaters (that was a waste of money, ah well), I didn’t have a DC shirt so I wore my Women of Marvel shirt instead. For this movie, I wanted to be on point.
I ordered my ticket through fandango and chose a nearby theater. I got ready, also wearing my long, flowing blue skirt (mostly because it reminded me of Diana’s dress from the trailer) along with my Wonder Woman shirt, and drove to the theaters.
Fortunately, this theater also sells alcohol and I bought a drink. I’m really glad I did because the bartender said my outfit was missing something and handed me his Wonder Woman armbands that the employees were wearing. 😀
With drink, water, and a hot dog in hand, I was ready to watch this movie because it’s been a long time coming.
There were genuine funny moments in the movie, and not in a “this is stupid” kind of way like there was in BvS. Diana is adorable as a fish out of water, and the people around her were great as they reacted to her.
I enjoyed the action scenes, from the Amazons vs Germans, to Diana vs Germans. WWI is perfect for Diana’s brand of melee and seeing her come out of the trenches is just perfect. She takes on all the fire so the Allies could finally cross no man’s land. Yes, there’s a lot of slowmo cuts in the action scenes, but it didn’t actually bother me.
Diana grew up on the island of Themyscira so innocent. Though her aunt, General Antiope trained her to be the greatest Amazon warrior, her and her mother, Queen Hippolyta kept her in the dark. The horrors WWI and losing Steve makes her realize what the world truly is and I can see this Diana wanting to withdraw from it until BvS.
Her freak out when she thinks she’s completed her mission of killing Ares, but realizing it changed nothing about the evil men broke my heart. Steve is trying to reassure her and convince her of the good of mankind and make her feel better all while hearing the tick tock of time running out in his head because he has to complete his mission of preventing that gas from being used on more innocent people. She’s done with this world and Steve still lives in it, and tells her while mankind doesn’t deserve her, it’s about believing and love.
The main villain in this when he’s finally revealed, Ares, was kind of a let down from General Ludendorff and Dr. Isabel Maru (Doctor Poison). I just couldn’t take him seriously at all and after all the physicality of previous fights, his wasn’t. But I can overlook that because everything else in the movie was just so great.
I give Wonder Woman 9.5/10 stars and I am ready to watch it all over again.
International Women’s Day is, according to this article, “a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.”
Though why not celebrate with a week instead? Every day, I’ll highlight a woman and her achievements for International Women’s Day and keep this celebration going.
Today’s woman is actress Lucy Liu. She’s played some of my favorite characters over the years, both in movies and TV shows.
Lucy was born on December 2, 1968 in Queens, New York. She’d been an actress since 1991 when she appeared on a Beverly Hills, 90210 episode. I first saw her playing Alex Munday in the movie Charlie’s Angels. Alex was the aloof and competent member of the trio, but she showed off her goofy side from time to time.
Lucy also played O-Ren Ishii in Kill Bill, the leader of the Crazy 88s and the Queen of the Tokyo Underworld. As you can imagine, her character was a bad guy (though pretty much everyone in the movie was) and her flashback scene when she first became the Underworld’s ruler was epic.
Lucy’s latest role is as Dr. Joan Watson on Elementary with Jonny Lee Miller playing Sherlock Holmes. I love the bond and partnership Joan has with Sherlock and how together they solve cases.
She’s a great actress and I love seeing her perform. While Lucy Liu has a long and varied filmography, she’s done more than just acting. She is a visual artist and has done charity work for her causes.
I wanted something light and cheerful to watch on Netflix and came across Legally Blonde. I’ve watched it a few times before and the movie never fails to make me smile and energize me for whatever task I need to do at the moment. My thinking is, if Elle Woods can do it, then so can I. In one word, the movie is adorable. I love that Elle went to law school to get back Warner and realized what she really wanted, and was good at, was becoming a lawyer (and still got a guy, but a better one to boot!).
It starts off with Elle thinking that her college boyfriend was going to propose to her, her sorority supporting her, and she’s going shopping for a new dress. You see a hint of her brilliance with the saleswoman, but it’s something you can pass off as nothing (for now).
Every time I see Warner, I just think sleazy and Elle, you could have done way better. And you will in grad school. Also, what asshole of a guy takes his girlfriend to a fancy restaurant just to break up with her and for pretty shallow reasons? Warner, that’s who.
Poor, Elle. She’s grieving for her lost love in her room and all I can think about is how not worth it Warner is. But like Selena Gomez, the heart wants what the heart wants. Elle has good friends as they take her out to get a medi and pedi. It’s here where she gets the idea to become a law student in order to get Warner back. It makes me laugh that her parents are trying to talk her out of law school, but she’s dead set on it. Her counselor also tries to gently talk her out of it.
“I don’t need back ups. I’m going to Harvard.”
Get it, girl.
I love this montage as she works on the requirements she needs in order to get into Harvard. The video essay makes me laugh because it’s ridiculous, but the parts where Elle is trying really hard to study for the LSAT makes me smile. It’s hard to focus on an exam like that. I know from experience, though not the LSAT.
That’s really amazing, and her entire sorority celebrates her victory. As a point of reference, 180 is the highest score you can get on the LSAT. Elle did very, very well.
“Elle Woods, welcome to Harvard.”
I admit, these next several scenes makes me wince for Elle because she (on the outside) doesn’t fit in and people purposely try to push her out. Elle refuses to take that lying down though because she has a mission.
As her fellow classmates gather around on the grass to introduce each other, you can see how different Elle is from everyone else. They look at her like an alien. Warner is so shocked that Elle is there at Harvard Law and she acts like it was nothing to get in. Awesome.
The scene of her first class makes me wince because Elle was so ill prepared and the professor humiliates her for it. She meets Emmett briefly as he helps her out with some class advice. Then Elle gets the surprise of her life when she finds out that Warner is engaged to the girl who helped humiliate her in class. Vivian Kensington.
Elle escapes to a nail salon and meets Paulette. Paulette gives Elle the advice of stealing Warner back from Vivian, and Elle takes it.
“I’m never going to be good enough for you, am I?”
This is where Elle gets serious about becoming a lawyer and I love it. She’s always had the brains, but now she has the right motivation to back them up, and it pays off.
I don’t understand why Professor Callahan took on this case when he clearly thought she was guilty. Then again, lawyers take on guilty people for their cases all the time, so why couldn’t he be a better lawyer and figure out how to win his case? And in this case, she was innocent, so it should make his work that much easier because he wouldn’t have to work around his client’s guilt. I also don’t understand how they couldn’t find out where she was when her husband was murdered. Couldn’t they look into her credit card records? Maybe I’m so used to other shows where it’s easy to find out all this sort of information on people, so maybe it’s not something lawyers can access.
It took Elle awhile to get comfortable when she was questioning the witness, but she did it with confidence and style. She knows hair care and managed to get Chutney to confess that she was the murderer.
I’m glad that Legally Blonde didn’t have Elle return to Warner, especially since he wasn’t worth her time whatsoever. The movie romance between Elle and Emmett takes a backseat, but I’m okay with that. This story was about Elle finding her place in the world, not finding herself a man.
The ending graduation scene was beautiful as Elle speaks to her graduating class and reveals the things she learned at Harvard. Everything ends well, and I like that in a story.
Legally Blonde wasn’t a movie I watched right away when it first came out in 2001 because I saw a dumb blonde and law school, and thought “No, thanks.” I’ve since learned my lesson.
My rating for this movie is a 9 out of 10, and something I have no problems rewatching time and time again.
Grad school is no joke. I feel like I haven’t even had a moment to breathe, let alone do anything that wasn’t school related. In fact, I almost missed the fact that the new Wonder Woman trailer came out at Comic Con!
Spoilers below for the Wonder Woman movie trailer:
From the get go, I was enthralled. This was what I’ve been waiting for all my life. Did you know that Chun-Li of Street Fighter fame and Catwoman have had their own movies long before Wonder Woman did (whether or not you liked those movies)? And now it’s finally, finally Wonder Woman’s turn. As an aside, I’ve loved Gal Gadot since her Fast and Furious days, and when I knew she was playing Wonder Woman, I was super excited because I knew she’d do well in the role. Seeing her in Batman v Superman, I was right. Let’s keep that streak going!
The trailer begins on the beach when Diana meets Steve for the first time (as he’s washed onto the shores of her island, Themyscira). She’s never seen a man before until him. There are scenes of Themyscira and Diana in the human world with Steve, both shot beautifully and I love the clothes they’re wearing.
Speaking of beautiful clothes, there’s a shot of Diana in a blue dress, looking stunning with a sword tucked away along her spine.
“Have you never met a man before. But what about your father?”
“I have no father. I was brought to life by Zeus.”
Steve’s pause before saying, “Well, that’s neat.”
That scene made me snicker. There really isn’t much to say to that.
Then there are Amazons fighting on the beach! Diana fighting in the trenches during WWI! So gorgeous. Fighting with her lasso! Shielding herself from bullets. Breaking a rifle against her back. I am in love with these action scenes, not to mention how beautiful Diana looks in her Wonder Woman outfit as she fights against soldiers.
“I can’t let you do this.”
“What I do is not up to you.”
Oh, Steve. Diana is her own woman and she refuses to bend for anyone, including you.
Wonder Woman comes out June 2nd, 2017 which is way too far away in my opinion. I need this in my life right now. In the words of Fry from Futurama…
My best friend was in town for the last couple of weeks on vacation, so I spent offline time having fun and getting into shenanigans with her. But I am back and ready to continue blogging about geek and cat things.
The first movie about Wonder Woman comes out June 2017 and I can’t believe it’s taken this long to even happen. She is part of DC’s Trinity (Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman) and the former two have had scores of movies and shows over the years.
I finally got a Funko Pop and my first one was Wonder Woman from the Batman v Superman movie. Look how pretty she is!
I haven’t figured out how I want to display my future Funko Pop collection, but I have plenty of time before that becomes a problem. Now I need to collect all the things!
Captain America: Civil War comes out this Friday in the US (or Thursday night for those who are going to the midnight premiere) and I’ve been hesitant about this movie for the longest time.
Why? Because it’s a Captain America movie! There is no reason for Iron Man (and because it’s Civil War, nearly everyone else) to be in his movie. You might as well call it Avengers 2.5. Iron Man has 3 individual movies under his belt. Captain America has to share his third movie with everyone and the kitchen sink. What a ripoff.
Also Civil War. Civil War?! It was an annoying arc in the comics and they decided it was a good idea to bring it to the movie universe? Okie dokie. Even more so, it’s way too early for Civil War to happen in this universe and, as far as I can see from the trailers, there are too little people for a registration. Unless we’re counting the Inhumans in Agents of SHIELD, but I don’t think they’re going to mention the TV show.
Not to mention there are plenty of Captain America movie only characters that I wanted to see more of, but they’ll be pushed aside in this movie for the other characters. Uncool.
Whatever. I’ll watch this because I am a Captain America and MCU fan, but I’m going into it annoyed.
#TeamCap vs #TeamIronMan? I am #TeamWhyIsIronManInThisMovie.
I watched Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with my roommate the other day. She wore her Wonder Woman tank while I wore my Women of Marvel tank, so you can guess that we weren’t really expecting the movie to be super amazing. For the most part, I kept myself spoiler free though I heard that the reviews for the movie weren’t positive. Still, I wanted to see it for myself and judge it on my own.
Below the cat are spoilers for the movie:
In a word? Wonder Woman was great (and how awkward is it that that’s the first thing I say about the movie? Exactly). Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman wasn’t that bad, which isn’t saying much because the movie was so bad. Most of that was because the writing was just plain horrible, didn’t make much sense, and there were plot holes as tall as I am (and I’m 5’8″). I kept biting back the urge to shout at the movie screen, “What are you doing? Stop it!”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a sequel to Man of Steel, the latest rebooted Superman movie with Henry Cavill and addresses the consequences of the ending of that movie which was the amount of death and destruction that occurred when Superman fought General Zod. It’s the reason why Batman has a beef with Superman as one of the buildings that were destroyed during the fight was a Wayne building. It makes some sense, at least more so than why Superman has against Batman. The thing is, 18 months have gone by since Man of Steel and Superman hasn’t destroyed the world. Why does Batman think Superman will anytime soon, especially since the movie shows scenes of Superman saving people time and time again?
Superman’s beef against Batman makes very little sense in the scheme of things. He thinks Batman is trampling on civil liberties and is a menace. Clark is somewhat taken aback because it looks like the police are helping Batman to do what he does and tries to get Perry White to allow him to write an expose on the Dark Knight. Perry doesn’t care and tells Clark to write about football instead, but Clark is having none of it. He wants everyone to know just how terrible the Batman really is!
Okay, fine, but it doesn’t make any sense. Why? Because it’d been said a few times during the movie that Batman had been active for 20 years. 20. Years. No wonder Perry doesn’t care about Batman since it’s 20 year old news. Gotham City doesn’t care that Batman is operating in their city. If the movie storyline had gone with Clark being worried about the escalation of Batman’s methods since he seems to be branding criminals, that would have made more sense, but not the fact that Batman exists and is doing what he’s doing. Clark Kent, you are 20 years too late.
I understand that the studio wanted a more darker, grittier superhero movie, perhaps to compete with Marvel’s superhero movies that are much lighter in tone, but if that’s the case, then why is Lex Luthor the way he is in this movie? This Lex Luthor is played by Jesse Eisenberg and the first thing you’ll notice is that this Lex has hair. Long hair. Why? Not to mention, this Lex is quite campy and doesn’t fit in with the darker, grittier style of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He also doesn’t feel like any Lex Luthor that I know.
As an aside, it was weird that Lex Luthor knew Superman and Batman’s identities (and maybe knew about it for at least two years?) but we weren’t shown how he knew. It was just bam, he says it like it was nothing at all. Uh, way to tell not show, movie.
The reason why Batman and Superman stop fighting and start working together is pretty stupid, too. The people in the theater made disbelieving noises about it when it happened. Superman, why didn’t you shout out what you needed to say from the get go? Also why did Superman shout out the name Martha instead of shouting out “Save my mom!”? Pretty sure Batman would have stopped at the mom part and then Superman could have said, “My mom, Martha. Save her.” Urgh, so awkward.
It’s also pretty stupid of Batman to have wasted so much Kryptonite for 3 gas shots and a tiny spear. Batman is a smart man. This wasn’t that smart. Nor was the way Batman challenged Superman in their fight.
I will admit that watching Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman battling against Doomsday was great to see on the big screen. Wonder Woman has no fear going up against Doomsday, not even when it’s mentioned that Doomsday is not of this world. She keeps fighting and shrugging off Doomsday attacks as she charges back in for more. Her lasso even makes an appearance in the movie as she holds Doomsday steady while Batman gasses him with Kryptonite and Superman stabs him with the Kryptonite spear.
The movie also showed appearances of Aquaman, Cyborg, and the Flash (not the same actor from the show Flash) who’ll appear in the future Justice League movie.
Superman dies, or “dies” since the ending scene of the movie suggests otherwise, and it was pretty stupid. Why didn’t Wonder Woman hold the spear? She’s plenty strong and best of all, she’s not weak against Kryptonite! Batman wants to get the metahumans he found in Lex Luthor’s files together with Wonder Woman. There’s also no scenes after the end of the credits.
My roommate and I left the theater angry because the plot was awful, and it wasn’t even the kind that’s “so bad it’s good” kind of awful. I just hope that the rest of the movies from DC aren’t this terrible. I actually want to watch the Wonder Woman movie. Same with Suicide Squad. I guess the bright side is that Ben Affleck didn’t fail me as Batman.
Hi, I’m Pants! This is my blog where I talk about things I enjoy, including things related to my pusa (cat), Agent Romanoff.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice came out on March 25, 2016 and while I’m still hesitant on Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, I’m ready to watch this movie. I’m staying away from spoilers and reviews because I want to experience it on my own, good or bad (though probably bad). My roommate just purchased a Wonder Woman muscle tank and she’s going to wear it when we watch the movie together. I don’t have any DC apparel in my closet, so I decided to go to the website Her Universe to find something I can wear.
Unfortunately, Her Universe doesn’t have anything DC-related, but it does have Marvel-related things. Sure, neither Batman or Superman are Marvel, but who cares? If they didn’t care when they hired Ben Affleck, I’m not going to care that I’m wearing Marvel to the movie.
I finally decided on this Women of Marvel Collage Tank that features Black Widow, Spider-Woman, She-Hulk and Medusa. I think it’s going to be hilarious when we go watch the movie and we’re in our shirts (her in her Wonder Woman shirt and me in my Women of Marvel shirt).
If only there were comic related items for cats so Agent Romanoff could wear something. Instead, here’s a picture of her giving some good advice: