Wonder Woman 84 Movie Review

Real Talk By: CMack The Don

*Some mild spoilers*


The public verdict is out, and Wonder Woman 84 is getting skewered by audiences and critics all over the place. I watched the latest DCEU movie directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, who returns as the Amazonian hero. Like many did when it dropped on HBO Max, (good looking out to roommate with that subscription, I’ll get takeout for you soon as payment) I gave it a look after Christmas and feel like the odd man out for actually liking it.


  Wonder Woman 84 (just call it ‘Wonder Woman 2’, or come up with a better subtitle. Come on DC) still has some flaws, issues, and problems I noticed with the story, but nothing coming close to the trash heap that I’ve seen getting described by other sources. Then again, I knew people who treated BvS like it was the death of cinema as an art form. I just thought it was on par with some of the average-at-best superhero films of the early 00’s before the one-two punch of the Nolan Batman films and the MCU changed the landscape of comic book movies forever.

Continue reading “Wonder Woman 84 Movie Review”

Marvel’s Avengers Review: Heroic Treasure Hunt

Real Talk By: Cmack The Don

The Avengers from Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix is better than the movie tie-in video games of the 90s and early 00s, but not nearly on the level of Rocksteady’s Arkham series or Insomniac’s Spidey installment on the PS4 (shaking my fist like J.Jonah Jameson at the fact that one isn’t all-platform).

We’ve been spoiled in recent years by single-player superhero games that are so high quality that we forget that something like The Avengers (2020), would’ve been considered well above average if not great in the not-too recent past. Continue reading “Marvel’s Avengers Review: Heroic Treasure Hunt”

IP-Man 4 Movie Review

Real Talk By:  CMack The Don

Tekken 7’s Leroy Smith might be the new hot-in-the streets character who busts heads using the Wing Chun-style of Kung Fu, but last month saw the debut of the 4 th installment of the true Wing Chun O.G. Donnie Yen has returned yet again for Ip Man 4: The Finale, the wrap up to one of the most well-known Chinese Martial Arts movies in the last decade. Continue reading “IP-Man 4 Movie Review”

Seis Manos Season 1 Review

Real Talk By: Cmack The Don

Mexican Kung-Fu orphans in the 70’s fighting drug cartel members who have mastered the power of voodoo. If that premise doesn’t interest you or at least make you curious, you can skip Seis Manos on Netflix, an animated original from Austin, Texas-based animators Powerhouse Studios, who assisted in animating the recent Castlevania adaptation. Continue reading “Seis Manos Season 1 Review”

Sonic Movie Trailer: The Legit Take

Real Talk By: Cmack The Don

Hollywood has been trying to cozy up to video games ever since studio big-shots realized there was money to be made from making large-scale productions of the at-the-time new medium of entertainment. Those of us who’ve been around long enough know how this usually goes, and what the track record of successes versus failures are with video games on the silver screen.

Just this past week, Paramount unleashed upon the world the latest franchise to make it’s move to theatres, kind of like a sick cat coughing up an itchy, poorly formed blue furball: Sonic the Hedgehog. Continue reading “Sonic Movie Trailer: The Legit Take”

Captain Marvel Movie Review

Real Talk By: Cmack The Don

*This review contains some spoilers that are necessary to talk about the flick. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!*

The Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know is coming to a close soon, but there’s still some surprises and new material in store before the next phase starts, and our warm-up to Endgame this year is the introduction of Captain Marvel to the MCU. Continue reading “Captain Marvel Movie Review”

Alita: Battle Angel Movie Review

Real Talk By: Cmack The Don

The way I see it, the next biggest thing for big blockbusters on the silver screen are more live action anime/manga & video game adaptations. There’s been plenty of each in the past, but generally, in terms of productions coming out of Hollywood at least, I think most of us can agree that most of those entries have been a bit off Continue reading “Alita: Battle Angel Movie Review”