SuperHero Movie Series
#1 - Spider-Man
We begin our journey through the original Spidey trilogy with a review of the film that brought superheroes to the mega-budget level in this long-awaited and classic origin story of our friendly neighborhood web-head.
The 1st chapter of Raimi's originals features a 'teenage' Peter Parker, a great cast and a classic setup for the wallcrawler's 1st major villain - the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe didn't even need makeup)!
It's a tough balancing act as we witness the birth of Spider-Man in a rollercoaster of both charming fun and devastating tragedy.
PLUS! Groundbreaking web-slinging scenes, big budget Spidey action, THE classic superhero dilemmas, major consequences AND life lessons learned - But, does it hold up?
Join Chris & Vinnie in all of this and more leading up to 2017's (and for the 1st time - Marvel's) Spider-Man: Homecoming.
14:02 - Act I
42:56 - Act II
1:14:45 - Act III
1:45:26 - Different Take
1:49:44 - Ratings/Final Thoughts
Did Spidey's big budget debut make a true believer out of you? Let us know!
#2 - Spider-Man 2
We continue our journey through the original Spidey trilogy with a review of the film that, at the time, was considered the GREATEST superhero film ever made!
The 2nd chapter of Raimi's originals features major upgrades in almost every department, elements of Raimi horror, much bigger stakes, a dropped Venom setup, Harry Osborn's revenge AND Aunt May gets in on the action.
Peter Parker tries to have it both ways in a plot that sees the classic 'Spider-Man: No More' story come to the big screen!
PLUS! A new inspiring speech, a Joey Diaz cameo, follow ups from the original, incredible action, a deeper & darker character arc for Spidey and, finally, the full realization of beloved supervillain, Doctor Octopus - But, does it hold up?
Join Chris & Vincent in all of this and more leading up to 2017's (and for the 1st time - Marvel's) Spider-Man: Homecoming.
12:37 - Act I
48:01 - Act II
1:08:30 - Act III
1:46:10 - Different Take
1:51:57 - Ratings/Final Thoughts
Was Spidey's 2nd outing the best comic movie for you? (Until The Dark Knight of course) Please let us know!
#3 - Spider-Man 3
Join Chris & Vincent as they analyze & review (with FULL SPOILERS) Spider-Man 3, the 2007 blockbuster comic book movie trilogy capper starring Tobey MaGuire & directed by Sam Raimi.
We end our journey of the original Marvel Spidey film trilogy with a hilarious breakdown of the one of the most anticipated blockbusters of all-time. In this 3rd & final chapter of the Raimi series we get fired up as Sony begins butchering the name of Spider-Man!
Things are going spectacularly well for Peter Parker until he discovers a secret about Uncle Ben's murder & must deal with the consequences Harry Osborn's revenge. On top of that, we get the big screen realization of the classic villain, Sandman! Oh, also the black ooze of plot from Prometheus makes a cameo.
We've got a multitude of characters & an emotional ending to dissect, fast & furious Spidey action to praise, an iconic black suit to fanboy over, a jazz club scene to loathe, franchise rankings & thoughts, James Franco's distracting lazy eye & a very oddly placed Bruce Campbell cameo.
Is that an amnesia plot thread in our trilogy ender!?
Can James Franco sell both being a villain & a goofy love triangle? Is Sandman a worthy villain? Is Flint Marko even a character? What's with Peter Parker being a domestic abuser? How bad does Kirsten Dunst want out of this movie? How bad does Eddie Brock want in? Will Sam Raimi ever answer Venom's phone calls? Will Chris find a way to bring up the theme song from Maximum Carnage?
All Raimi roads lead to Bernard the butler!
Join Chris & Vincent en route to Marvel Studios' Spider-Man: Homecoming from 2017 & Sony's Venom from 2018.
ACT I - 23:00
ACT II - 56:26
ACT III - 1:20:44
DIFFERENT TAKES - 1:57:09
RATINGS/FINAL THOUGHTS - 2:04:49
Did Tobey MaGuire's dancing break your heart? Please let us know!
#4 - Venom
Join Jeff & Chris as they drunkenly analyze & review Venom, the 2018 mega-anticipated action/horror comic book movie, directed by Reuben Fleischer & starring Tom Hardy.
Eddie Brock, a failed reporter, is bonded to an alien entity, one of many symbiotes who have invaded Earth. But the being takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it.
Sounds like the ultimate Spider-Man villain we all know and love, right? Wrong. You haven't seen Venom like this. You could've never imagined a Venom movie being good without Spidey or even Carnage. And you were right.
Does this long-awaited feature role satisfy? Is it better than Spider-Man 3? Who's got the worst wig? Who knows why he's called Venom. Who knows why Jenny Slate was used like this? Who knows why Venom is an anti-hero?
And WHO SOLD EMINEM'S SOUL TO THE DEVIL?!
SPOILERS BEGIN at 20:23
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#5 - Hellboy (2019)
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews Hellboy, the 2019 comic book action film, directed by Neil Marshall & starring David Harbour.
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.
We're starting all over again. But was sacrificing a 3rd Guillermo Del Toro installment worth this R-rated reboot? Is David Harbour a great fit for the character? Where's Abe Sapien? How's the action? Is the gore splatterific? How's Milla Jovovich as the villain?
Is that a were-jaguar??
Most importantly, what the hell is Merlin doing here?!..
SPOILERS BEGIN at 14:45
#6 - Power Rangers
In this very fun movie review we break down the 'gritty' reboot of what was once a wildly popular TV Show in the 90s.
This ain't your momma's Power Rangers! Can the franchise translate to current day, satisfy fans AND be good?
We meet our group of misfits who have a surprising amount of character as they discover their newfound power.
Our new rangers need to come together as a team but struggle to understand eachother. Can they unite and defeat the much less campy and much more evil, cackling Rita Repulsa?
And we endure all the nostalgia of a 3rd act that is the most expensive episode the show has ever dreamed of.
PLUS! Someone jerks off a bull...
ACT I - 14:20
ACT II - 41:55
ACT III - 57:18
DIFFERENT TAKES - 1:09:52
RATINGS/FINAL THOUGHTS - 1:15:55
Did this reboot tug your nostalgia strings? Let us know!
#7 - Glass
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews Glass, the 2019 comic book movie trilogy capper, directed by M. Night Shyamalan & starring James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson & Bruce Willis.
Worlds collide as we follow up both Unbreakable & Split with a drama/action film that ooooozes M. Night Shyamalan's sudden secret universe. Can David Dunn defeat The Beast and stop the ultimate plan of Mr. Glass?
We've got big reveals, subverting questions, an intense mood, a signature last-minute M.Night twist, & a battle for the future. But does it all coalesce? Does it satisfy as a trilogy ender? Is it the best in the series? Is Sarah Paulson great? (obviously)
Most importantly, what was with that ending?
SPOILERS BEGIN at 10:38
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#8 - Brightburn
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews Brightburn, the 2019 Superhero Horror movie, directed by David Yarovesky & starring Elizabeth Banks.
What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?
What if a child aspired to something darker?
This movie has a premise that practically writes itself (for several reasons...), but does this satisfy BOTH as a comic book film and an R-rated horror flick?
How are the scares? How evil is this kid? How gory are the kills? How epic is the story? Is there a fatality that would put Cyclops to shame?
Most importantly, how long do you keep ignoring how creepy your child is?
SPOILERS BEGIN at 10:10
Yet to come!..
Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Batman and Robin
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises