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Thor Claims Win Over Hulk in Ragnarok Trailer

Marvel has released a new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok.

The trailer starts off with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) telling Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) about how things have been since they last saw each other.

He then fills him in on how Hela (Cate Blanchett) has taken over Asgard and tells him that they fought, but that Thor won easily. Banner says, “That doesn’t seem right.” to which Thor says, “Well, it’s true.”

We then see Hela reveling in how she has destroyed Asgard, “And it will be reborn in my image”.

Thor continues telling Banner that he needs to stop Hel, in order to prevent Ragnarok, “So I’m putting together a team, like the old days.”

During the end of that, we see Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and then Hulk, followed by Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in chains, “Surprise, this is going to be such fun.” he tells Thor.

A shot of Thor and Loki side by side with some form of energy guns promises that both will be moving from their traditional weapons.

Several action shots include Hulk facing off against a giant wolf and a glimpse of Skurge (Karl Urban).

Hela states, “I’m not a queen or a monster, I’m the goddess of death. What were you the god of again?”

This is followed by Thor going crazy lighting level, including some very electric looking eyes.

Another scene shows Thor and Hulk discussing how they’re the same, with Hulk saying, “Hulk like raging fire, Thor like smoldering fire.”

It cuts from there to end with Hulk fighting something that can only be described as Balarog.

Thor: Ragnarok is set for release on November 3.

Justice League Trailer Shows Heroes Coming Together To Face Steppenwolf

Warner Brothers has released a full trailer for Justice League.

The trailer starts with Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) stopping some sort of heist.

We then see several shots including a Superman memorial, The Daily Planet with a headline that reads “World Without Hope”, and Commissioner Gordon (J. K. Simmons) turning on the bat signal, while we hear reporters discussing the death of Superman (Henry Cavill) and that Batman (Ben Affleck) has not been seen since.

Cut to Diana Prince telling Bruce Wayne that, “They say the age of heroes will never come again.” He responds, “It has to.”

Diana says, “Something is coming” while we witness Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds) crash into the Amazon’s island, and Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) and her warriors face off against the intruder.

Aquaman (Jason Momoa) is seen, then Diana again, followed by a shot of Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Bruce Wayne staring at a hologram of what appears to be Superman, and Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) using a finger to push through some glass. Another shot of Steppenwolf, this time, with him smashing his weapon into the ground, causing fiery damage. During those shots, Steppenwolf talks about how there is no one to protect Earth and that “this world will fall, like all of the others.”

Alfred (Jeremy Irons) says, “One misses the days when one’s biggest concerns were exploding-windup penguins.”

Aquaman says, “This is crazy. Honestly, I think we’re all going to die.”

Wonder Woman tells the others, “Don’t engage alone, we’ll do this together.”

The Flash worrying that he’s never actually done battle, “I just push some people and run away.”

We see Cyborg taking over the Batmobile, “Relax, Alfred, I’ll take it from here.”

Lots of action shots, while Bruce Wayne says, “Superman was a beacon to the world. He didn’t just save people, he made them see the best parts of themselves.” Alfred says, “I don’t recognize this world.” Bruce responds, “We don’t have to recognize it, we just have to save it.” During all the action shots we get a glimpse of the Steppenwolf’s soldiers, who appear to be some sort of winged aliens.

Commissioner Gordon asks the assembled heroes, “How many of you are there?” Batman replies, “Not enough.” Gordon turns to ask something else, but all of them, except Flash, are gone, and he says, “O wow! They just, they really just vanish. That’s rude.” And then he too disappears.

In the last shot, Alfred is in the bat cave when something makes a drink shake. He looks up and says, “You said you’d come. Now let’s hope you aren’t too late.” We can’t see who he is talking to, but the way he emphasizes the word “hope” makes it feel like he could only be talking to someone who wears the symbol of hope on their chest.

Justice League comes to theaters on November 17.

Netflix’s Bright Looks Magically Intense

Netflix has released a trailer for their upcoming exclusive movie Bright.

The movie stars Will Smith as Scott Ward, a member of the Los Angeles Police Department.

However, this is a different world from ours.

In this world, fairies, elves, orcs, and others live alongside humans.

Ward is assigned a rookie cop Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), who is the department’s first orc officer.

This alone makes things a bit more interesting than Ward would like, however, when on a call they arrest someone who is in possession of a magic wand.

Suddenly, the officer’s lives are even more in danger as everyone is out to kill for possession of the powerful wish granter, which can also be an extremely deadly weapon.

Bright is set for release on December 22.

Disney Releases Behind The Scenes Video For Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Disney has released a behind the scenes video for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In it, we get to see some of the film being made, a glance of the amount of puppetry involved, and some sights of new characters.

It also contains bits of interviews from the movie’s stars.

Some of the interviews discuss how this movie is different from any Star Wars movie before now.

Carrie Fisher’s words hit hard, in the emotional sense, as her talk of family reminds us that this will be the last time we all see our beloved princess.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15.

Second Trailer For American Assassin

Lionsgate has released the second trailer for American Assassin.

Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) lost his girlfriend to terrorists and is seeking vengeance.

He joins the CIA and is selected for a kill team where he is placed under Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton).

The two clash a bit as Rapp will do whatever it takes to accomplish the mission, even if it means disobeying Hurley’s orders.

However, a threat is coming that will test them both.

A former CIA agent has gone rogue, one trained by Hurley.

Ghost (Taylor Kitsch) has stolen weapons-grade plutonium and is willing to use it to start an all-out war in the Middle East.

In the trailer, we see that he does apparently use at lease one bomb, underwater below a US carrier group.

It will be up to Rapp to stop Ghost before things get even worse.

American Assassin is set for release on September 15.

Can Gerard Butler Be A Family Man?

The first trailer for A Family Man has been released.

Dane Jensen (Gerard Butler) is a headhunter for Blackrock Recruiting, he’s great at his job, but it has cost him time with his family.

When the big boss, Ed Blackridge (William Dafoe), announces his retirement, he lets it be known that his successor will either be Jensen or Lynn Vogel (Alison Brie).

Whichever of them has the best numbers when Blackridge’s retirement day hits will get to run the company.

The competition causes Jensen to get even less time with his family, but then his ten-year-old son, Ryan (Max Jenkins), is diagnosed with cancer.

Suddenly he is faced with the decision of whether to spend all of his time with his sick son or to get the promotion.

Alfred Molina, Anupam Kher, and Gretchen Mol also star in this film that has been rated R for “language and some sexual content”.

A Family Man comes to theaters on July 28, 2017.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Leaves Much To Be Desired… Let Me Explain

Ok, by the title of this review you probably think I’m going to bash the latest Spidey film but I am just going to do what any critic would do when reviewing a film… be critical. I’ll first start by praising Marvel for this awesome shared universe they’ve created over the last decade. Never before on film have we seen so many different characters who’s stories intertwine and it is fascinating! Spider-Man does much of the same and introduces us to a few new characters comic book fans will recognize.

This section will contain two minor spoilers so if you want to go into the movie blind skip this paragraph. First, I was disappointed in the last two Spidey flicks not introducing a new Mary Jane Watson. Kristen Dunst has carried that title for far too long until now! Though is never officially confirmed there is a subtle line used by one of the main characters towards the end of the film that suggests “MJ” has been staring at us the entire movie! Second, I really don’t think this was much of a surprise but we do get a glimpse of the “IronSpider” suite and it is EPIC. With Stark designing the suit originally I figured we’d see an alternate and it doesn’t disappoint.

Cast: Tom Holland is by far the best Peter Parker of the three on-screen actors to portray the teen, however, I believe Andrew Garfield is the better Spider-Man. Holland acts and looks exactly how a typical 15-year-old high school boy would and does it flawlessly. As Spider-Man he behaves very similarly; clumsy, awkward, and even when using his super strength it’s completely unconvincing. Michael Keaton continues to prove he is still one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood. The man’s performance makes me believe he could still play the Dark Knight. His combination of malice and dark humor makes him the perfect villain for this film. The rest of the cast is pretty unmemorable except for of course Ironman who is his typical smart ass self, I honestly believe Downey Jr. and Tony Stark are one and the same.

Overall the film lacks drama, at no point do you feel like Spider-Man is in imminent danger which seems to be a theme with Marvel heroes. The movie is entirely too long especially for a movie without a backstory (which I’m fine with by the way) no Uncle Ben “with great power comes great responsibility” speech. Marvel faithful will enjoy this movie. I simply give it 3/5 not great, not bad.