Friday, February 2, 2018

DCEU Fans Stay Being Awful

With Black Panther just a few weeks away from its theatrical release and with early viewings giving the movie great reviews, it seems DC fans are looking to sabotage the positive vibes coming out of the MCU's latest offering by attempting to drop the movies score on Rotten Tomato by negatively rating the movie.

First of all, there is nothing these DC fans or any other person can do to stop the moment that Black Panther has at this point.  Black comic book fans have been waiting for this movie since Wesley Snipes tried to get it made in the 90's.  After seeing Black Panther debit in Civil War and the respect and honor the MCU paid to the character, the anticipation for this movie has been fever pitched for over 2 years.  Nothing anyone does or says is gonna stop that.

Secondly, there is a undercurrent of racism to this campaign against Black Panther.  Whereas there has always been this Brand war between DC and Marvel, at no point in time had there been a moment where DC fans were actively looking to sabotage the success of a MCU movie. I don't remember this around Spider-Man Homecoming or Guardians 2.  It seems the excessive excitement of a MCU movie starring a Black characters has brought out all the Rediit and Make America White again racists to try and prevent this movie from being uber successful.

But lastly, I wish DCEU fans would use this energy to hold the makers of DC movies accountable fro the drek they keep producing.  Since the launch of Batman V Superman, which was awful, they have made one good movie in Wonder Woman- and calling that good is even a stretch.  Suicide Squad and Justice League were both terrible in their own special way and the rest of their extended universe is mirred in production issues( Flash and  Cyborg) or is Aqua man- a film starring a character nobody likes. And that does not even factor in the issues concerning the Batman reboot and if they will need to move on from Ben Affleck.

I really wish DCEU fans would just focus on their own house. Marvel fans aren't out here wanting your movies to fail... in fact its quite the opposite. We want the movies to thrive so this thing we call Comic Book Movies continues for years to come.  But DCEU gotta do their part to put out movies that fans and critics agree that are quality.  Until that happens, enjoy Suicide Squad 2 and please shut the fuck up!

The Producer

F Gary Gray to Reboot Men in Black

F Gary Gray to Direct MIB

This news dropped yesterday that famed director F Gary Gray was looking to head up a Men in Black reboot.   Its been six years since Men in Black 3, the last installment of the series and over 20 years since the original movie debuted in 1997.  Since all things old are new again, its no real surprise that MIB is on the slate to get rebooted.

Word is that Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will not be involved in this project as the new movies look to explore the world around the MIB and not necessarily focusing on the actions of specific agents.  And that sounds good on paper, but when rubber hits the road and money needs to be spent, will the company be strong enough to not fall into the comfortable trope of having Will Smith star in the movie.  Because lets be frank, MIB 2 is a terrible movie no matter what anyone tells you and the fact they didn't have Linda Fiorentino in that  movie still burns me till this day.  MIB 3 was slightly better because of the performance by Josh Brolin,  but neither movie captured the freshness of the original and just became vehicles for Will Smith to be "Will Smith".  Possibly bringing in two new agents and focusing on world building would be a great way for the series to feel fresh again.

I love the original MIB and the cartoon that was on UPN short after the movie debuted.  A more serious tone movie that has more thrills than laughs could make for a refreshing start to a franchise that is really dead in the water at this point.

The Producer