Blue Beetle though .
It was made before James Gunn's big reboot is said to be vaguely part of James Gunn's DC universe .
Smart to say that since saying , hey , the new movie coming out , it doesn't matter , it's getting rebooted anyway , it causes people to not go watch your new movie .
Get what you're doing in DC .
At least they're learning from their mistakes .
So Blue Beetle , a new DC movie .
Also a character , I , I don't know much about outside of injustice to gonna be honest with you .
He is a robotic world ending death scare from outer space .
Latches on to a dude .
He becomes Blue Beetle and now he's got , you know , save the day also , family .
Now Maya is the lead in this film .
He's the Blue Beetle .
I mean , he's , he's the heart and soul of Cobra Kai has been since the first season and he does bring that energy here .
Obviously , he plays a very different character but still has that essence of , he seems like a good kid .
I mean , it's weird to call him a kid .
He is in his twenties , but I'm just saying he has that essence of you know , he just , he seems nice from people who have interviewed him .
They say he's nice just as a human in a film like this , especially one that heavily revolves around a family dynamic .
You want someone you can relate to and be like , hey , we're rooting for you here .
He does bring that to the character .
I'm saying that's when it's him , the face , we know the human we're rooting for .
That's when the film is actually at its best .
When he becomes the big bad beetle .
It just feels like a lot of superhero stuff .
We've seen a lot of it is kind of funny .
The Blue Beatle characters actually , I think he's from 1939 .
Kind of ironic to me that a character that's so old just in the echelon of comic book characters has a movie that feels like it's borrowed so much from other comic book characters , movies .
But the family dynamic was really the heart and soul of the film though .
It was a little totally inconsistent .
There are moments where it feels like this movie was made to be a more hardcore version of itself and they were like , maybe we should market this towards kids a little more .
Let's change the music in a couple of scenes that'll help and his transformation scene , his transformation scene in the trailer looks intense like , oh my God , I would freak out if that happened to one of my family members or we can make jokes have a lighthearted song choice to go with it .
I'm not saying a movie has to take itself too seriously .
I'm running out of ways to say it because that's a very common complaint I have where it's like the movie was too lighthearted .
Made jokes at the wrong time .
There were characters that did work with , like with the grandma .
I was like full pass .
That works because that's kind of ironic and amazing granny kicking ass with a gatling gun just works .
What can I say ?
It does feel a little campy in the way .
It just kind of lingers on it for a little longer than it needs to .
But what can I say ?
I was having fun with that also , George Lopez I thought was great in the movie too .
I mean , he is a seasoned comedian and comedic actor .
So absolutely , he does crush it in that respect .
That's kind of my point in a world where a lot of these comic book movies want to make everything funny .
The seasoned comic knows how to do it and have the comedy not overstay , its welcome .
And in terms of drama gotta give credit where credit's due .
There was one scene in particular I was like that worked .
That was good job movie .
You did it and there was another moment with another character .
It came later in the film .
I like that one too could have gone for more of it involving that character , but I digress .
As for the baddies , you have Susan Sarandon playing passive aggressive , racist Ceo Karen Batty .
Then you have another dude who looks like he was plucked straight from cyberpunk 2077 .
As for cyberpunk 2077 .
Ish Batty , I thought he was the most interesting character in the movie until he starts fighting Blue Beetle and then he becomes something out of Tron and then he's just less interesting .
He's just a big robot looking thing .
Fighting Blue Beetle could have gone for an entire film revolving around him to be completely honest with you .
Who knows ?
Maybe we can still get it .
Yeah , this movie definitely does have a mask problem .
It's like , oh , human face is great characters and masks .
Come on , they start fighting .
Oh , ok .
Well , it just feels like everything I've seen before a fuck tillion times at this point .
I did like how the family was way more hardcore than Blue Beetle was , you know , because the suit can kind of make anything .
So it's like , oh , we can make , you want to wipe batty out here are some guns .
He's like , no guns , no killing .
It's like batman or something .
His family though .
Yeah , they end lives , they'll kill folk .
It doesn't matter .
I don't know .
You think they talk about it at the barbecue ?
Do you think he's like , well , I , I definitely have a thing against killing people and you all absolutely do not .
I kind of feel a certain way about that .
It kind of came across as an inconsistency that the movie makes a point to be like killing is bad .
And that's a thing with Blue Beetle his family though , they will put folks in the ground and no one cares like in the end , like I said , I thought , I thought he was great as the lead .
He brings that likability that you've seen in Kai and he brings it here in comic book movie form .
I just feel like I've seen this movie before in the form of a few other movies .
Granted , most movies out there are a frank and stitch of at least a couple other movies woven together to make something seemingly new .
But in the comic book movie subgenre , it's easier to notice when your movie seems to be pulling from a few other comic book movies .
For the most part , this film felt like it would have been great if it came out in 2004 , there's some stiff competition out there and the elements you see in here .
I feel like you can get in other comic book movies that have done it better and it'll be a better time if you're drunk .
No , it's a party .
All right .
So , Blue Beetle .
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