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Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom Ushers in The End of an Era

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (Warner Bros. Pictures)

The final chapter in the DC Extended Universe. Arthur meets his match and must join forces with a familiar foe to protect Atlantis and the world.

Plot

Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. This time Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction.

All returning to the roles they originated, Jason Momoa plays Arthur Curry/Aquaman, now balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father; Patrick Wilson is Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, who must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally; Amber Heard is Mera, Atlantis’ Queen and mother of the heir to the throne; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Black Manta, committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis; and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, a fierce leader and mother with the heart of a warrior. Also reprising their roles are Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Movie Review

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom continues from the prequel, the first Aquaman movie of 2018 and is the final instalment of the DC Extended Universe.

Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II brought their A-game to this sequel. The movie contains great visuals and stunning sound effects, especially if you watch it in a 3D environment. The storyline had a very Thor 2, Black Panther, and Iron Man 1 kind-of feel to it in terms of the narrative, considering, two brothers team up who were both competing for the throne, a nation hidden away who eventually reveals themself to the world and the last line of the movie “I am Aquaman”.

The locations throughout the movie were picturesque and we got to experience both visuals on land and under the sea. Great character development on the part of Yahya as Black Manta. I really feel the writers have done well to establish his villain story arc. There is great development in Orm Marius’ storyline and we get to see him onscreen for a big part of the movie as well. The letdown for me came into how the movie ends off, as the final fight scene or pivotal point in the storyline is over in less than a minute. 

I was also hoping for an emotional close-off since this is the last entry in the DC Extended Universe, but none is provided, but also no easter eggs are left behind to indicate any continuation of the Aquaman storyline. 

Both Amber Heard and Nicole Kidman return as Princess Mera and Atlanna respectively, but their presence was hardly felt in the movie, due to limited screen time.

Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry / Aquaman (Warner Bros. Pictures)

There were quite a few humorous moments in the movie, which is to be expected of some of the comic book movies. There were however not many throw backs to previous entries in the DC Extended Universe and obviously no tease to what can be expected in the new DC Universe.

Overall, the movie was fun to watch and great to have Momoa onscreen with his witty humor and energy as the famous Aquaman.

There is a mid-credits scene only, so no need to wait till the very end.

I rate the movie 3 out of 5. Lots of fun, sad to see DCEU close off, but excited for what the future may bring.

Watch at a cinema near you, and catch it in 3D if you can.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Official Trailer (Warner Bros. Pictures)

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X-Men ’97 Review | Nostalgic, Epic & Marvelous!

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X-Men '97 (Disney)

Get ready for action-packed adventure, many surprise cameos and a storyline that takes

Plot

A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they’re challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future.

X-Men ’97 (Disney)

Review

X-Men ’97 is a revival of the classic 1990s animated television series. The storyline picks up directly after the events of the original series, maintaining continuity and preserving the beloved elements that made the original a hit show back in the day. Many of the original voice cast members have returned, including Cal Dodd as Wolverine, Lenore Zann as Rogue, George Buza as Beast, Alison Sealy-Smith as Storm and Adrian Hough as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, which adds a layer of originality and contributes to the overall nostalgia of the television show​. Here I’m feeling like a little kid again, watching the show on a Saturday morning. I was 7 years old when it was on television in the early mornings, and it still brings back fond memories.

There were a number of new stars who joined the show such as Ray Chase who replaced Norm Spencer as Cyclops, Jennifer Hale who replaced Catherine Disher as Jean Grey, Holly Chou who replaced Alyson Court as Jubilee, A.J. LoCascio as Gambit, Matthew Waterson as Magneto, J.P. Karliak as Morph, Isaac Robinson-Smith as Bishop, Ross Marquand as Professor Charles Xavier and Gui Agustini as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot.

X-Men ’97 (Disney)

The series starts off in a world where the X-Men grapple with the loss of Professor Charles Xavier. Amidst all the chaos and uncertainty, Magneto rises to the occasion and becomes the new leader of the X-Men. This provides additional drama and the team dynamics is frequently tested with the new leadership. While dealing with the new leadership dynamics the X-Men finds themselves still dealing with people who would stop at nothing to end all mutants. The storyline doesn’t hold back on the action sequences and themes such as grief, loss and acceptance are touched on throughout the series.

The trailer of the show doesn’t spoil anything for the viewer, and I highly encourage you to watch every intro and try to spot any new changes. The show provides many cameos and easter eggs, keeping my hopes alive of a potential crossover.

The story ends with a twist, leaving you hungry for the next season, and as any Marvel movie or television show would have it, a mid-credits scene to whet your appetite for what’s to come. If you are new to X-Men you can still jump in and watch the television series, but I highly recommend watching the original series to get you up to date with most of the lore and history of the X-Men.

X-Men ’97 keeps the legacy of our favorite mutants alive with a well-written story that is filled with emotion, surprises and promises of more adventures.

Thank you Beau DeMayo for an eXcellent story! I rate this show a 5 out of 5!

Will we skip the intro song? No! I don’t think we will. Make sure to catch the show on Disney Plus!

https://youtu.be/mp1Pax-QHlA?si=-fFlVYBRIPnLQyVO
X-Men ’97 Final Trailer (Marvel Entertainment)

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Deadpool & Wolverine | Trailer

The irresponsible hero Deadpool will change the history of the MCU with Wolverine!?

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Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

Release Date:

July 26, 2024

Director:

Shawn Levy

Cast:

Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Morena Baccarin

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The irresponsible hero Deadpool will change the history of the MCU with Wolverine!?

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The Penguin | Official Teaser — HBO Max

Following the events of ‘The Batman,’ Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, makes a play to grab the reigns of the crime world in Gotham.

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Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Release Date:

2024

Director:

Craig Zobel

Cast:

Colin Farrell, Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz

Plot Summary:

Following the events of ‘The Batman,’ Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, makes a play to grab the reigns of the crime world in Gotham.

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