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September 12, 2016

SUICIDE SQUAD: A review by Superhero Slate

Suicide Squad isn’t the movie we all needed from the DC Cinematic universe, but only makes us feel more like no one is helming the wheel for this huge franchise boat. From cliche ways of introducing characters, a near full stop almost halfway through the film, and lack of actual story development, Suicide Squad manages to be better than its predecessor (BvS), but still have little to any impact on the whole. There may be a version of this film out there that exists, but we shouldn’t be relegated to watching Extended Ultimate R-Rated home-release versions of films 3 months after watching the sub-par theatrical release. While it attempts to be stylish and loud, the random [...]

 
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May 27, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse Review

Over the past 16 years, Fox has managed to deliver a varying degree of X-Men based films that go from downright atrocious to mind-blowingly awesome. Apocalypse being the 9th entry manages to land squarely in the middle of genre changing and abominable disgrace. While this is an apt end to the prequel trilogy started in First Class, the movie tends to blow its wad on nearly every trick or storyline it could have saved for whoever is helming the ship for the next mainline installments. This is not the Apocalypse for the X-Men franchise, it however lowers the bar overall on what had been an increasingly well received run of films.

First and foremost, I expected this film to be a [...]

 
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May 10, 2016

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Review

Marvel’s third phase of their cinematic universe kicks off with the best entry of the entire catalog. Captain America: Civil War shrugs off the trend of a horrible trilogy film and instead kicks us right in the feels for a two and a half hour ride full of spectacle, Avengers characters, and reeling reveals. While many people suggest that 13 is an unlucky number, I feel Marvel has bucked all preconceived notions and in doing so, changed the status quo for the next 9 films that will be talked about for years to come.

Civil War may look and feel like an Avengers film, but it is not. To me, the movie captures what a lot of people had issues with during Phase 2, in that these [...]

 
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February 12, 2016

DEADPOOL Review

DEADPOOL is a superhero movie that knows no bounds, yet has one of the most firm grasps on its content and character than any other comic book film we've seen in a long time. Counting this as his initial debut (Wolverine: Origins doesn't count), Wade Wilson brings the pain and gore, shocking quips and witticisms, as well as (most surprisingly) a huge amount of heart.
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