I’ve covered a lot of movies in early development before, but few have been so hard to discuss as the tumultuous Uncharted movie. Based on the popular PlayStation exclusive series of action-adventure games by Naughty Dog, this movie has been of interest to me for years now. Uncharted is already one of my favorite, if not my actual favorite, video game series ever. I love everything about these games: the gameplay, the story, the characters, the environments, the puzzles, everything. It’s basically a modern Indiana Jones with Tomb Raider’s gameplay. What’s not to love? How is this not a setup not just destined for film? Continue reading SBox Soapbox: Uncharted Movie Is Now a Prequel (Yay or Nay?)
So this is where we’re at, huh? I mean, we had a good thing going this week with the new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer looking amazing and showing us a lot more of what we want to see; perhaps a bit too much of it in my opinion. Still, I can’t deny how excited I continue to be for this movie to come out. It still remains my most anticipated movie of the year, so much so that I’m begging for Guardians of the Galaxy and Wonder Woman to just come and go already so that we can be in July. And then comes the troubling news. Continue reading SBox Soapbox: Spider-Man Won’t Leave the MCU… I Hope (My Theory)
If you were to ask me how 2016 stacked up to previous years in terms of films, I’d probably define it as “underwhelming”. It was an odd year for big budget movies, where most of the year’s most anticipated films ended up disappointing audiences, as was the case with Batman v Superman, Ghostbusters, Independence Day 2 and Jason Bourne among others. Meanwhile, the best films of the year existed below the surface, often raking in middling returns and going unnoticed — such is the fate of The Nice Guys and Kubo and the Two Strings. I enjoyed a lot of films in 2016 (as you’ll see in the 2016 Movie Countdown), but for what it’s worth, I’m hoping 2017 is a lot better.
As is tradition here on The Ranting SBox, I start every year with a list of my most anticipated films of the new year. Continue reading SBox Soapbox: My Most Anticipated Movies of 2017
It broke my heart back in July when I heard that the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer was being shown for attendees of San Diego Comic Con, and I wasn’t able to see it. (Damn you SDCC exclusives)! Keep in mind that I’m a huge fan of both Spider-Man and the MCU, so I couldn’t wait to see how Sony and Marvel planned on taking the web-slinger now that he’s been officially inducted into the MCU. I along with everyone who saw Captain America: Civil War fell in love with how he was portrayed in that film, but can this new Spidey stand on his own as a contributing member of the universe? Continue reading My Quick Thoughts on Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer #1 (& Brief Guardians Thoughts)
The time has finally come to discuss the biggest video game event of the year once again: the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016. I’m humbled by the fact that this is the second E3 I’ll be spending with you all. This wouldn’t be as fun if I was simply taking in these announcements by myself with no outlet to express that information. So, hopefully this is as fun for you as it is for me.
There have been E3 conferences and events the past couple of days, but my sights as always were set on the Big 3 companies: Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Monday saw the release of possibly the only two major showings of E3, so today I would like to share my thoughts of the show with you all, continuing this time with Sony. Continue reading My Thoughts on Sony’s E3 2016 Press Conference
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It’s strange how far we have come in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Can you believe we have reached the point where we’re talking about the final Captain America movie? So strange. Though I have to admit, this particular Captain America movie goes a bit beyond being just a Captain America movie. This is the rising action of the Marvel story arc; the point where we’re no longer setting up the world and are now introducing the conflict. And what better way to introduce that conflict than with war? Continue reading SBox Recommends: Captain America – Civil War (Movie Review)
Probably my most anticipated film of 2016, Captain America: Civil War just keeps looking better and better. As an avid Marvel movie fan, I am always looking forward to the next big Marvel outing. This is especially true in this case as everything is clearly starting to turn ugly in the MCU. You know things are going down when everyone, and I mean everyone, is coming to kick ass and take names. And that’s solidified with this final trailer for Civil War. Continue reading My Quick Thoughts on Captain America: Civil War Trailer 2
I may not be a comic book guy, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Spider-Man. He’s my favorite superhero between Marvel and DC. I grew up with the original Sam Raimi trilogy starring Toby Maguire, and still love them to this day despite how silly people say it is. When the time came for the franchise to switch gears, despite my initial skepticism, I ended up enjoying Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man. It was a good change of pace from the more lighthearted films prior.
So, I left that film just as excited for the film’s sequel as I’m sure everyone else was. Little did everyone realize how split we would all be. Similar to Man of Steel, this film was a love or hate situation. The film was actually so controversial and complex in nature that it indirectly paved the way for a third reboot. Question is: which side of the fence are you on? Buckle up people, because you’ll either want to hug me or punch me in the face after this. Continue reading My 2014 Movies: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (#4)
Yesterday morning I was searching my phone during second period and saw the news I thought would never come. At long last Sony and Disney have made the deal of the year: Spider-Man will be added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I’m going to just place all other posting plans aside for now so I can focus on this one post. I’ve been saying I was going to post something on the subject since around August. I’ve yet to do so as you can see. Since then we’ve entered a speculation period prompted by the infamous Sony hack of 2014, where we learned that talks between Marvel and Sony have existed and continue to. Now that the information is official, it’s now or never to bring this up; and that’s what I’m going to do finally.
Continue reading My Thoughts on Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe