The year 2016 will witness the release of the highly anticipated movie, Suicide Squad, by Warner Bros. It is yet another adaptation of a comic book plotline from the DC comic universe. However, unlike typical superhero comic book adaptations, this movie will be helmed by or mainly features ‘super villains’ who are on a mission that they can neither abort nor escape. Introduced to the world in the 1980s by John Ostrander, the plot of the book has a leading team of ‘bad boys’ embarking on a journey to help themselves out of a prison world.
What does the promo say?
The Suicide Squad 2016 movie attempts to revive the genre once popularized by a writer and there is no real need to emphasize on the fact that a plot led by not-so-typical superheroes is more relatable than otherwise. The promo has added fuel to the fire and has given rise to a number of speculations. Will the movie keep close to the comic book storyline or bring about a twist in the tale? Intentionally leaving the guesswork to the audience and the critics, the promo displays the dark humor that this genre stands for. It is definitely more than just a bumpy ride for all those accustomed to seeing the stereotyped super hero saving the day.
As the relewase of X-Men: Apocalypse nears, fans are in a frenzy to find out what happens in the movie. Director Bryan Singer has obliged the fans and has volunteered a few spoilers..
Changes in the Cast
The protagonist of the movie – ‘The Apocalypse’ is played by Oscar Isaac of Star Wars fame. He won the Golden Globe award for his performance in the mini series – Show Me A Hero
If you have watched the recently released prequels, then you will know who plays the younger versions of all our favourite mutants. This movie is set in 1963, so The First Class is back together!
- Cyclops aka Scott Summers is being played by Tye Sheridan who replaces James Marsden. He undergoes an existential crisis regarding his powers. This 19-yea- old actor has starred in many award winning movies.
- Jean Grey is being played by Sophie Turner of Game of Thrones fame who replaces Haley Ramm.
- Storm/Ororo Munroe is a pivotal character. The older Storm was played by Halle Berry, but the younger Storm is being played by Alexandra Shipp.
- Mystique/Raven was initially played by Rebecca Romijin but Jennifer Lawrence has given the sexy mutant a vulnerable side..
The Four Horsemen – Apocalypse’s Army
Apocalypse is cast down when he rises after a thousand years. He has been celebrated as God as he is the very first and most powerful mutant, having garnered superpowers from other mutants. He resolves to wipe out humanity and create a new world that he will rule.
The four Horsemen – Pestilence, Famine, War and Death are recruited to carry out this mission. Storm, Angel, Psylocke, and Magneto are the four Horsemen who aid and abet Apocalypse in his mission.
Watch the full movie X-Men Apocalypse online to find out if good triumphs over evil.
Five years after Cpatain America debuted on the big screen as one more superhero to save the world, the sequel Captain America Civil War is finally here. As the name of the movie suggests, everyone involved is divided over the same objective, world peace! There are a few overriding themes in the movie, typical of a superhero franchise.
- Conflict of interest: Top of the list of overarching themes is the conflict of interest between the protagonists. The United Nations wants to bring The Avengers on board as a universal peacekeeping force in order to make them accountable for their actions. While Iron Man, The Black Widow, and a few other are on board, Captain America is suspicious of the UN’s motives, thereby breaking up The Avengers.
- Mystery Man: Why do The Avengers split up? The Doctor seems to be the one pulling strings. He has promised Tony Stark/Iron Man a lot of things which make Iron Man believe that signing up with the UN is in the best interests of the team. However, Captain America is proved right as the Doctor slowly shows us his true colours.
While the good always triumphs is a predictable trope, the movie takes a tad too long to get there. But that being said, the action set pieces are a delight for any fan of superhero franchises. The editing is brilliant and fast-paced leaving no room for any boredom to set in. If you are a fan of everything Marvel Comics has churned out over the years, and I you love Age of Ultron, the next chapter in the franchise is a must-watch. The movie has already had a smasher of an opening in the overseas box office, and there’s plenty of reasons why!