There are a lot of things that you could say go right in a movie, but isn’t it so much more fun to say what went wrong?
Now, the main thing that is wrong with this movie is that, for me, Paul Rudd can do no wrong, which has led me to watch a few of his unwise decisions, like I Love you, Man (which, ok, to be honest, wasn’t half bad). Point is, I will watch anything Paul Rudd touches. In fact, slightly poetically, I watched this movie on the weekend that was the anniversary of the first movie I ever saw him in: Clueless, the epitome of teen movies, one of my favourites to this day.
So I lied – that is not the main thing that is wrong with this movie. I just needed space to certify my undying love. What is really wrong with this movie is that it is just one of the many Marvel disappointments of the year.
Avengers 2 was atrocious. Let’s all admit it. Because of that, I wasn’t feeling particularly excited about anything Marvel is doing (I’ve learnt my lesson, and been heartbroken, now I am in the bitter phase, which involves aggressively looking forward to Suicide Squad). So I knew not to be too excited about this one.
Hank Pym discovers a chemical that will change the landscape of warfare as the world knows it. And he knows it – so he chooses to keep it hidden and become a hermit. But not everyone agrees with his plan, and when his protege replicates the chemical, his hand is forced to find someone who can protect the world the way he used to.
There is a nod to the Avengers in the movie which I have a problem with. Don’t read the comics and expect the film to stick to the story – you know the movie is for the money (which is why it is even more surprising that the marketing for this movie was so wack. It’s like they didn’t even care. There was no furore whatsoever in comparison) and so will sound almost nothing like the book.
The casting was fine. The villain was obvious. The romance was weak. The humour was good, and there were a couple of great supporting characters – but it isn’t the type of movie that Marvel should be making. Especially for a character like Ant Man. They very clearly needed to just put out a movie – any movie – so they did. An entertaining one though it was, it was only about a 6 ½ rating worth of entertainment.
The author blogs at akello.co.ke
Black Panther Advance Screening | Win Tickets!
Long live the king. Black Panther opens next week and here’s your chance to win tickets to the ultimate fan experience and watch Black Panther in advance courtesy of Britania.
1. Pose as your favorite Wakandan character while holding any four packets of Britania biscuits.
2. Upload that picture on any of the social media platforms with the hashtag #BlackPantherChallengeKE
Each winner gets a ticket for two to attend the screening on Wednesday February 14th, at Century IMAX at Garden City Mall, Thika Road Highway. Exit 7. And courtesy of Taxify Kenya, each winner will get picked up, dropped off at the screening and given a ride back home after the event, all at no cost. Talk about royal treatment!
So what are you waiting for? Take up the challenge and step into the spotlight.
Black Panther opens in cinemas and IMAX format here in Kenya on Friday February 16th.
MJX 2017 VOLUME 2 | Sign Up for the Cosplay Showcase!
ABOUT THE COSPLAY SHOWCASE! AT MJX NOVEMBER
NOTE: It’s going to be fun! Whether you want to make a new costume, use a previous one, (or borrow) you are encouraged to do what’s best for you, and most importantly, have fun and meet fellow cosplayers.
Why Sign Up? This will help us properly plan the segment not only for you, but for the other cosplayers. Our first Cosplay Showcase! was during our first Cosplay Community Kenya #CosComKE Workshop in February 4th, 2017.
What will happen:
You will get to strut your stuff, show off your costume and props. Each registered participant will have a few moments to tell the audience something brief about their costume and why they picked the character they did… and do a lil’ something-something for the crowd, that’s reminiscent of their character. Easy-peezy, right?
Discounted event ticket price for all registered cosplayers. Secondly, on-location professional photography for all registered Cosplayers. Later, a select number of cosplayers (5 from each day) will be picked for an exclusive special professional cosplay photography shoot in studio the following week. The images from this studio shoot will be edited into composites, looking really cool and ‘wow!’. These images will look like they’ve been taken from the world of movies, anime, comic books that the you got your inspiration from! Visual examples below: