I am a ninja, a warlock, a time traveler and a dragon rider. I surf worlds one universe at a time and I dig a mug of java. That’s how I believe I am and that’s how my world is.

I live and breathe in the cinematic realms. No, I am no actor. I am just a blogger who raves about the movies I’ve seen, the television shows I’ve discovered and recommended (and cried over) indie movies that deserves more applause and standing ovation from its viewers. I also enjoy playing video games with my friends.

I have never been a sporty guy but I do play basketball and soccer (just on Play Station and Android Phone). I am adventurous though that I enjoy travelling and photography. I am also into gastronomy too but whenever I would visit a somewhere to eat, I make it a choice to check out, not just the treat but the story behind the place.

This is my space. This is my wall, and this is how my brain works. Welcome to how I see the universes of Marvel, DC, Capcom, or even Amir Khan.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

After I Watched Avengers: Infinity War - Here's What I Learned About Avengers and Thanos

It beats Star Wars for box office record. Big bad Thanos is waging war on big screens. People are talking about it.

Well, The Avengers: Infinity War is indeed worth talking about.

This movie is one of the most thrilling cinematic wars that every movie enthusiast in the Philippines should see, (and even not-so fan of Avengers). As usual, it’s filled with incredible and breath-taking fights scenes. But more than that, you could learn so much from it; not only from the protagonist but also from the villain. The villain is actually I guess is the best villain I’ve ever watched yet. The journey was both spectacular and thrilling.

So what did I learn from the Avengers?

1. People/friends before powers. Thanos was able to get the stones which gave him extraordinary power because of what is like blackmailing, using its opponent’s emotion to get what he wanted. He was able to get each stone in exchange of the life of the character whom one is attached or closed to. He was able to get the space stone from Loki because of threating to kill Thor, the latter’s brother and god of thunder. Thanos was also able to make Gamora agree to bring him to where the soul stone can be found by torturing the latter’ so called sister Nebula. 

2. We all need teamwork. Apparently, the Avengers is a team that fights for people. Thanos has been too powerful but with teamwork, the hero and guardians were still able to do their best to somehow save half of the universe.

3. Things should be equal and fair. Every Avenger has played an equal part in fighting the Big bad Thanos. Doctor Strange, Iron Man, and Spider Man take the flight to the former home world of Thanos. Thor, on the other hand, travelled with Star-Lord and the Guardians of the Galaxy to look for the place where they can find a replacement to his then destroyed powerful hammer. Scarlet Witch, Bruce Banner, and Captain America defend the planet as well as the vision stone, shoulder-to-shoulder with Winter Soldier, Black Panther as well as his loyal warriors.

What did I learned from Thanos?

This may sound ridiculous but I learned that you could get what you want if you just focus and put all your effort and time into it. He faced too many struggles to get the infinity stone, including the need to sacrifice the one he loves.

It’s also just amazing to know that no matter how bad he is portrayed, he has still this side that knows how to love. 

He also showed how perception can change everything, especially how you see the good and evil. He perceive killing as showing mercy. 

The lessons that can be learned from this movie are too many to note. 

In a nutshell, not only does this movie entertains. It is simply spectacular and delivers lot of lessons that we could use in life. 

However, to fully understand and appreciate the movie, it would pay off if you’ll take time to watch the previous Avengers movies beforehand. 

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Oh, before I forget, my sincerest Thanks to SMART telecommunication and my Loves for the FREE tickets.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

25 Facts You Must Read Before Watching Justice League

Everyone got that Justice League fever for sure! I know because I’m a fan too. 

But before heading to the big screen, here are 25 trivia about Justice League that you must know. Discover exciting and shocking details about the characters, events and places. Calm yourself! And let the countdown begin! 

But wait; don’t forget to check out http://movieenthusiasthere.blogspot.com/ for more movie reviews. So here we go!

25.         2 Directors and Others in Consideration
The film had 2 directors, Zack Synder (original) and Joss Whedon. Zack The former had to drop out of the project during after her daughter’s death. 

Joss who filmed the first 2 movies of Avengers had to do some reshoots and finish the film. Other directors are in consideration.  

24.          7 Members in Origin
Originally, Justice League has 7 members namely Batman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Marian Manhunter. Whereas, the team roster evolved through the years consisting a number of superheroes of the DC Universe. 

23.          3 of DC’s Revived Characters
It took four years for 3 of DC’s revived or surviving characters - the Atom, Hackman and Green Arrow to be added to the team roster.

22.          The Brave and the Bold #28
Justice League first appeared on screen as “The Brave and the Bold # 28” as conceived by Gardner Fox (writer).

21.          Justice League of America
The movie had its own comic book entitled Justice League of America in 1960.

20.          Creation of Additional Heroes
The book was successful leading to the creation of other heroes including Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and many more heroes as counterfeit to the Avengers. Justice League of America made its own competition until the 2 teams met in an epic change in 2003.

19.          Starro: The Giant Alien Starfish
On the cover of “The Brave and the Bold #28”, Starro was the first enemy that JLA faced.

18.          Darkseid and Brainiac
Subduing intergalactic villains, Darkseid and Brainiac is the true purpose of Justice Leaguehas the thing for over the thing is finally doing the same course of events when nothing seems. Darkseid is indeed a formidable foe of his counterpart. He’s one of the New God creations of Jack Kirby who brings terror and unstoppable threat to Justice League.

17.          Apokolips: What it looks Like?
Are you one of those who are waiting for the appearance of Apokolips? Ruled by Darkseid, Apokolips is described as a “wasteland covered in fire”, a home of the Lowlies and people who unable to sustain themselves. After the creation of New Gods, Apokolips became self-existent separate from New Genesis. A sequence in BvS, the Knightmare showed a resemblance of Apokolips to Earth having arkseid’s Omega symbol somewhere on its desolate surface.

16.          An Adaptation from “Fourth World” Series by Jack Kirby
Justice League acquired a lot of idea and inspiration from Kirby’s Fourth World. It was in the ‘70s when it was first published. The New Gods is a team of powerful interstellar beings who fight against evil forces.

15.          Mother Box
Familiar with Cyborg? It actually comprises of Mother Box which appeared in Batman v Superman. There came a new hero in JL, Ergo who is a half-sentient robot and half-man. Darkseid’s search for the Mother Boxes becomes harder as his forces might not even aware of the merging of the device with a human.

14.          Original Story Vs DC’s Revised History
Originally, the story of Justice League revolves on the core leaguers (Green Lantern, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter and Flash) forming a team of heroes to fight alien forces. But when DC first modified their own history following the Crisis in Infinite Earths, it was said that Wonder Woman had not been a part of the first wave of heroes and arrived years later. Then Black Canary took over in some JL histories.

13.         Wonder Woman is Back!
She is back to the League after surpassing the 12 trials of Hercules. Each trial was monitored by a secret agent from JL. Visit Enthusiast Here website if you’re looking for a Wonder Woman movie review.

12.          Original Heroes Dissolved, New Charter was Created
Aquaman had to dissolve the League when the original heroes failed to win the battle against Martians. He rewrote the charter allowing only dedicated heroes to the roster.

11.          New League
The new charter welcomed new heroes in the League consisting Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Elongated Man, Zatanna, the Vixen and three teenage heroes (Steel, Vibe and Gypsy). Martian Manhunter assumed the leadership after Aquaman left to resolve marital issues.

10.          Secret Love Affair
Do you know that Green Lantern and Hawkgirl were in love? Surprising, right?

9.             Thanigarian Invasion
Her involvement in the invasion had forced Hawkgirl to leave the Justice League on its second series. At the end of ‘Justice League Unlimited’ she was reunited with the League in the name of ‘Shayera’.

8.            War Hawk
Rejoining the League opened a new chapter for Green Lantern and Hawkgirl. They had a son named War Hawk.

7.            Runtime
Many seem to be confused of the runtime of Justice League. It appeared shorter than other DCs films with only 1 hour and 59 minutes. In comparison, Batman v Superman ran 2 hours and 31 minutes; Wonder Woman lasted for more than 2 hours while Man of Steel kept viewers seated for almost 2 ½ hours. In fact, it’s the shortest DC film so far.

6.            Edited Mustache             
Superman’s mustache is digitally edited for a reason. Henry Cavil’s shooting for Mission Impossible movie had made the big change.

5.            Cloned Galatea
After Supergirl’s defeat, Galatea was created out of Supergirl’s DNA. She became the major weapon of project Cadmus.

4.            DC Comic Worlds            
Watch out for some of DC comic universe in the film including Themyscira, Atlantis and other potential key locations. Well, most are adaptations.

3.            New Genesis: Apokolips Sister Planet
The destruction of Old Gods made a way for Fourth World planet to create the New Genesis, a technologically developed and greenery planet.

2.            Secret Cave
The League had an operation based in a secret cave outside a small town in Happy Harbor, Rhode Island.

1.            Superman’s Return
The world was broken of his absence so when Superman returned, it instilled hope to everyone especially to the League.

There you go! Get ready for a blast as you watch the movie. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Why Spiderman: Homecoming Is The Superhero Movie You’ve Been Waiting For

When talking about Spiderman, I am one of those who is a fanatic and always thrilled.  That’s why, though I was alone watching this movie, I still enjoyed it.  It was my first time to watch in cinema with no one beside me.  But, I tell you, it was such an amazing experience.

Well, so much for my babbles.  Here’s my review about Spiderman Homecoming.

Spider Man has just finished his first mission with the Avengers, and he’s craving for more adventures. So a 15- year old kid, Peter Parker, who’s trying to get a hang of his powers, is now back on the big screen.

Spiderman: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland and directed by Jon Watts , highlights what the Spidey guy can do even if he’s just a teen. Here are the reasons why a movie enthusiast like you shouldn’t miss Spiderman: Homecoming.

·         Passionate Casts
Spiderman: Homecoming is a fun movie to watch this summer. Thanks to the absolute blast conveyed by Holland and the supporting cast of Jacob Batalon, Laura, Harrier, and Zendaya. A few scenes with Tony Stark also steers the film in excitement without having to be an Iron Man-centric piece.

·         Enjoyable For All Audiences
The movie isn’t just for kids. It’s also for kids at heart, for everyone, literally. The movie theatre becomes an amusement park that’s full of adrenaline rush while balancing humor and sensory stimulation. Bring your kids to the movie house now, moms and dads!

·         Vulture is Surprising
Michael Keaton plays Adrain Toomes, aka Vulture, a powerful small-time nemesis. It’s far from the classic theme of destroying the city or defeating the Avengers. His business is to open a gate for invaders to create a grand scheme. Well, he’s both terrifying and sympathetic.

·         “Mostly” Grounded
Spiderman: Homecoming showcases a city where the Avengers are a daily part of life. What gets the chill for the Spidey is that he is winningly vowed by his own powers and capabilities. He’s not that good at everything that shoots out of his costume, so he keeps on saying “Awesome” with new stuff he discovers. Well, we can’t blame the kid; he’s just 15 years old.

·         Genuinely Funny
Homecoming gets the humor right all throughout. A big thanks to the script writers and casting. Tom Holland plays the hilarious scenes well. In fact, the very funny Michael Keaton also shares some good laughs, which add to the heart and soul of the film. The movie is genuinely funny and you won’t want to miss the laughs out.

·       Tom Holland himself is a Spidey Sensation
The young charming English actor, Tom Holland, is everything that Spiderman ought to be. He’s handsomely awkward and he looks young enough to be a high school student. His natural charm and effortless youthful look makes him the best guy to don the red spider costume. For Peter Parker die-hard fans, here’s one of the facts about Tom Holland that you probably don’t know. He’s a good dancer, no surprise we can see he has the grooves and moves.

·         Stimulating Twists
Marvel has proved that Spiderman is well and good in their hands. The surprising and interesting twists at the end will mean a new touchdown for more Spidey movies. Well, could it be a new takeoff for Marvel and DC’s filmic fights? Which universe wins when it comes to twists? That’s a good marvel versus DC thing to watch out for!

Topping off, Spiderman: Homecoming is the superhero movie you’ve been waiting for.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Despicable Me 3 Review: Gru and His Hilarious Minions Return To A Life Of Crime

With a mixture of elusively European shaping, a storyline that combines humor and emotion, Despicable Me 3 proves once again it can be an entertainment charm for the kiddos and classic laugh lovers. Showing that there’s life outside Pixar and Disney, Despicable Me 3 is a hilarious piece of product that will bring out good laughs in you.

Despicable Me 3 follows the story of Gru, (voiced by Steve Carrell) as he and Lucy (Kristen Wiig) got terminated from their employment, leading their lives into an unsure place until one day Gru heard about his unknown twin brother, Dru (also Carell), who desires to form a relationship with his long-lost brother. But Dru’s secret plot gave the chance for Gru to revenge on Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), the popular super villain who’s behind Gru’s termination from his job.

Aside from how Gru attacks the scenes hysterically, there’s another hilarious twist. The minions end up with their own mini adventures, an adventure that climaxes with the scene-stealing of the funny ones in jail.  I can say that the decision to separate the Minion’s adventure from Gru is a wise idea, as it allows the yellow bastards to exist as their own mini movie without having to detract from the core storyline. I love how funny the characters are in their moderate doses, and I am once again thrilled that something fresh has become a part of the entertainment lexicon. Kudos to directors Kyle Baldas and Pierre Coffin, and to the writers, Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul!

Although the story is a bit predictable, it’s fun, entertaining, and kid-friendly. The 1980’s humor and silly Minion jokes make me laugh too much. The double character of Carell, one dark, and the other bald, is indeed formulaic. The twin material is endearing, funny and is very easy to comprehend even by the youngest viewers. And the movie’s scoring by PharrelWilliams is enriched by 1980’s hits such as Madonna, Nena, and Michael Jackson.

As for the movie’s villain, I can totally say that Parket’sBratt is a memorable antagonist. His voice perfectly matches an indignant middle-aged man who wasn’t able to come to terms with all his fall from celebrity. And Despicable Me 3 wasn’t just for kids. The sight gags and classic jokes also appeal to our Gen X and Y parents. The moviemakers toned down the risky minion focus since the second movie, which turns out to be for the better. Yes, this movie lacks something, the reason why it does not go in par with the standards of the first movie. But still, it’s a great Despicable Me movie, as it promotes lessons about loyal friends, siblings, and families.

Whoa! Overall, I love the subplots keep the story spinning merrily. Thanks to the charming and hilarious nature of the silly characters and their genuine kindness, Despicable Me 3 is still entertaining enough as a decent sequel of the two chapters.

Lastly, the hollow sweetness at the heart of the movie makes me want to watch another Despicable Me movie anytime soon.

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