I won't spoil the new Star Wars movie with all the controversy surrounding it, I'll leave that for the 'Googlers'. Apparently the powers that be feel the movie has taken liberties and thus decided to either delete scenes or pull the movie altogether. If anything it has me more eager to watch now. Well I can't go any further w/o giving anything away so you'll have to go check it out yourselves. Happy viewing and may the force be with you.
It's been a good run and all good things must come to an end, even for Arrow. I binged watched the first 4 or 5 seasons until caught up. Sadly health issues kept me sidelined and I missed a cpl seasons. Now if you're anything like me you hate jumping in the middle of anything let alone a kickass show like Arrow. With that being said I'm staring the final season, season 8 episode 1, head on. What to do, what to do? I could do the 'google' thing but decided to wait like everyone else. "Suit up!"....
Tyler Hoechlin, Brandon Routh and Tom Welling each have donned the red-n-blue for the Arrowverse crossover on CW. Most people know their roles but in case you haven't kept up here we go: Tyler Hoechlin made cameos as the man of steel in seasons 1 and 2 of Supergirl. Brandon Routh had a small part in Arrow as Ray Palmer aka The Atom, later he joined the time travelling DC Legends of Tomorrow. Before that he starred in Superman returns. Tom Welling goes all the way back to Smallville as the teen, Clark Kent, coming of age. All 3 make cameos in the aforementioned Arrowverse. It's kind of neat to see them in alternate costumes. Oh, what conversation would be complete without mentioning our current boy blue... Henry Cavill. Here's a little trivia for you, what movie did Brandon Routh and Henry Cavill audition for? No Googling please. Give up? It's Supeman Flyby. Never before has so many versions of DC's finest been aired at once. A number of cast members on CWs payroll have seen a rebirth of roles. Still the jump from TV to big screen has been an elusive one. So whether you prefer the throwback version of Smallville or the next Cavill/ Justice League installment no two are alike. Will the real Man of Steel please stand up?
Let me preface by saying "I in no way have anything to gain nor lose by this post". I'll try and give a review without giving anything away for those who haven't seen it yet. Now with that said where to begin? This reboot from the Tommy Lee Jones/ Will Smith trilogy dating back to the 90's had its moments. If you have access to the original M.I.B. dating back to '97 you'll notice at the end Will Smith approaching a car with a female agent supposedly replacing Tommy Lee Jones. Was she the co-leading actress in this latest MIB? Did the director take a page from Star Wars and make this a prequel to MIB 2? Well read on my trusty friend.
The movie starts out with a scene in the present, actually it was 2016. It sets the tone which you don't realize til about 1/3 of the way through the movie. It then fast forward 20 years in the future. All of this happens in the first few mins so don't be late or run out to get popcorn lol. The leading actors Chris Hemsworth (Thor in the Avengers) and Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie in the Thor movies) are reunited again for this latest iteration. Men in Black: International is not the same as its predecessors, it has an underlying theme of 'Who done it?' which keeps movie goers somewhat guessing and entertained. My major itch was Hemsworth playing the off and on again bumbling agent. He's able to get away with it in the Avengers because its mixed between fight scenes whereas he's not the leading character. Watching him do it throughout entire movie gets old, fast. The effects were on par as past ones and the action was soso. What I wouldn't give to have someone use that flashy thing and erase those 2 hours haha. On a scale of 1-10 I give it a 6 only because Hemsworth starred in it. I'm a huge comic book-made-to-movie guy and he will always be Thor in my eyes.