Monday, 14 December 2015

Movie Review: The Good Dinosaur

A second release from Pixar this year, The Good Dinosaur have a simple, predictable plot that bears striking similarities with other past animations: The Land Before Time (1988), The Lion King (1994), How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and Walking with Dinosaurs (2013). Many were disappointed with the simplicity and familiarity of the plot, considering the fact that it's a Pixar film. Many have even tried to compare this film with Inside Out, Pixar's first release this year. But who says that simple can't be spectacular? Personally it feels unfair to make such comparison as each film has its own merit.

The Good Dinosaur is an emotionally engaging film that can both entertain and touches your heart. There are some truly emotional moments in the film that delivers some meaningful life messages to our younger generation. These moments, range from touching to tragic, will surely move you to tears. The film is based on a simple premise where the asteroid that supposedly killed off the dinosaurs doesn't hit Earth and the dinosaurs continue to roam free and alive. After millions of years later, primitive humans and dinosaurs co-existed together with the latter remains on top of the food chain.

The story focuses on the seemingly unusual friendship bond between an Apatosaurus named Arlo and a human cave-boy named Spot. After a series of events that leave Arlo separated from his family, Arlo must embark on a dangerous road journey back home with his unlikely human friend, Spot while meeting with other good and bad dinosaurs like T-Rexes, a pack of velociraptors, a styracosaurus, pterodactyls along the way.

The bond that slowly developed between Arlo and Spot throughout the journey is the best part of the film. The Good Dinosaur features similar themes of love, friendship, kindness, hope and courage to overcome life's challenges. Moreover, the animation in The Good Dinosaur is awe-inspiring. The landscapes depicted throughout the film are jaw-droppingly beautiful and realistic.

The Good Dinosaur is meant for the kids and some adults who can see its worth. It is by no means a bad film as many claimed it to be. It might be lacking in originality and creativity we've come to expect from Pixar, but it's still a fun, enjoyable, emotional ride for the family.

Pixar short film: Sanjay's Super Team - an animated short about a young boy daydreams of Hindu deities as superheroes!

Rating: 8/10

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

After four films, we've finally here...the final conclusion to the Hunger Games franchise. Adapted from the 2nd half of the last book of the series, we've been expecting a final huge showdown between the rebels and the Capitol, considering the intense build-up leading to it. So does it deliver? Unfortunately, it isn't so. Surprisingly, the final chapter of the Hunger Games turns out to be quite underwhelming compared to its predecessors.

The story continues right after the conclusion of Part 1, where Peeta is brainwashed by President Snow to kill Katniss whenever he sees her. Katniss has finally made the decision to personally kill Snow by navigating through the various traps set by Snow throughout the city with a squad of rebel soldiers. Meanwhile, President Coin, leader of District 13 and the entire rebellion, finally reveals her true motive that could jeopardize the efforts of our main character and the future of Panem.

Mockingjay Part 2 relies heavily on Jennifer Lawrence's performance and thankfully she delivered her best. The film depicts the horrors and damages of war through Katniss. Without her, the movie would definitely suffer as the story becomes centered in on her and her quest to end it all. However, the action isn't as satisfyingly intense and exciting as its predecessors. The 'war' between the rebels of all districts and the Capitol that we wanted to see is not fully depicted in this film.

Moreover, some of its emotional scenes feel out of place and poorly executed, especially the death of a major character that comes late in the film. It doesn't provide the necessary emotional impact that it deserves to the audience. The love triangle between Katniss, Peeta and Gale is not fully fleshed out in the series and it abruptly ended without providing a satisfying resolution. Most of the supporting characters in the previous films have significantly reduced roles and screen time in this last installment.

Overall, the story does provide a relatively satisfying closure to The Hunger Games franchise. Unfortunately, it just doesn't inspire the same wonder as its previous predecessors. Furthermore, the most important question: could Mockingjay have survived as one film? Absolutely. In my opinion, it's unnecessary to split the final chapter into two parts. It could have been a far better film with a run time of probably 3 hours or so. Nevertheless, it's still a decent film to watch.

Ratings for all the Hunger Games films:

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Monday, 9 November 2015

Movie Review: Spectre

From the same team – director Sam Mendes and screenwriters John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade – who gave us the extraordinary Bond film Skyfall, here comes the continuation and the culmination of the preceding films (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall) - Spectre. As we all know by now, Daniel Craig's Bond is regarded as the best Bond series that ever reach the great heights in terms of story and character development. So how does Spectre fare against its predecessors?

Spectre opens with an extended Mexican action sequence with our usual arrogant, reckless Bond, dismissing his superior's orders and is seen running from rooftops and walking past the vast skull-painted crowds of Mexico City to chase an assassin during the colourful Dia de los Muertos (Mexican Day of the Dead festival) which slowly leads him to uncover the same shadowy criminal organisation that has been behind the events of the last three Bond films. However,  back in London, the new M tries his very best to protect the entire "00" secret agent programme from being replaced by a centralized global surveillance system spearheaded by C, the head of the Joint Intelligence Service, which consists of the recently merged MI5 and MI6.

It's important to mention that all Daniel Craig Bond films share a tightly connected continuity that gives the most complex portrayal of the 007 agent. Therefore  it's crucial to remember the events that happened in past three films to fully understand the events that are unfolding in Spectre. Spectre tries to show us that everything that's happened, from the beginning, was the work of a powerful criminal organization hellbent on world domination. Spectre also shows the character's (Bond) return to his traditional form... well-equipped (well, not so much yet) sport car, assistance from Moneypenny and Q, incredible marksmanship skills, pretty Bond girls for him to sleep with. We have another new Bond girl this time, Lea Seydoux, who makes the best of what she's got on screen. Craig has some nice together moments with Seydoux, and there's a noticeable spark between the pair that makes the relationship believable.

The film's biggest disappointment is that the head of Spectre, played by Christoph Waltz, turns out to be a sociopathic child with daddy issues. Although Waltz tried his best for the role, the film just doesn't give him enough screen time to show that he's a menacing villain who is not to be trifled with. Dave Bautista's character, Mr. Hinx, the main villain's personal henchman, assassin and member of Spectre is nothing more than a hulking guy created to fight with Bond. Moreover, Spectre also suffers from too many contrivances as Bond knew where to go at times to find the next clue and it feels like too easy for him to escape from several dangerous situations.

All that aside, Spectre does provide a satisfying conclusion that successfully ties up all loose ends in previous Craig's Bond films. It also gives Bond a happy ending as well. While it's not the masterpiece many would have expected it to be, it's still a solid Bond film that's worth a watch.

Rating Comparison:

Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Skyfall (2012)
Spectre (2015)

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Movie Review: Maze Runner: Scorch Trials

Maze Runner: Scorch Trials is a direct continuation of last year's 2014 Maze Runner. Based on James Dashner's The Scorch Trials, the film immediately picks up right where the first one ends where the Gladers, led by our main lead, Thomas, successfully escaped from the maze and rescued by a group led by Mr. Janson (it's important to watch The Maze Runner first). However, Thomas questions the true motives of Mr. Janson and convinces his group to escape from his facility and embark on a perilous journey in the deserted outside world which has been left ravaged by solar flares to find the resistance group called the Right Arm.

There are some strong solid performances by the cast and more worldbuilding this time around. The film showed what really happened to the world with its ruined cities and it finally reveals that the human population become infected by the Flare virus that turned them into fast-running zombies called Cranks. W.C.K.D (pronounced as wicked) is an organization that is desperately trying to find a cure for the disease by harvesting blood from kids who are immune to the virus and they're willing to do what it takes in order to achieve it.

The film managed to deliver some thrills and fast-paced action but not much story or character development. The film introduces many new characters in its second act but failed to provide any satisfying backstory to create a lasting impression. Audiences are simply expected to accept them just like how we get to know the Gladers in first film. The established characters in the film like Newt, Minho or Frypan takes a backseat and were given little screen time due to the new character introduction and relentless action to provide the thrills. Not to mention, characters managed to escape countless gunfire shots from everywhere unscathed. As a result, you don't feel sad or pity if any of them is in peril.

There are more running this time around, from W.C.K.D, Cranks, sandstorm and even lightning. The film starts to turn into a horror flick in the middle act where they need to constantly outrun the Cranks while preventing themselves being captured by W.C.K.D soldiers. The film includes a lot of typical horror clichés like walking through an incredibly dark sewer scene and a few jump scares in the second act. There are a few plot twists along the way to surprise the audience but the impact is minimal as you don't have any emotional attachment to the characters at all.

Although some of the question posed in the first film are finally answered in this sequel, some still left unanswered. Who is Thomas and Teresa? What's their position in W.C.K.D? Why he's the most 'promising' of them all? Why and how he lost his memories? What is the real intention of W.C.K.D by putting the kids in the Maze? Why the Maze needs to rearrange itself every night? What are the "Grievers" actually?

To be honest, this film series doesn't really grab my attention like the other well-known better Young-Adult book-to-film adaptations like The Hunger Games or Harry Potter. This sequel is an improvement over the first film but it lacks a compelling plot for the audience to maintain lasting interest for the series.

Rating: 6.5/10

Maze Runner Review:

Monday, 24 August 2015

Movie Review: Inside Out

After three lacklustre and uninspiring films (Cars 2, Brave and Monster University) and two months of long wait (that's how long it took for this film to release in Malaysia!), Pixar is finally back to their best again with its latest most ambitious, complex yet funny, thoughtful, imaginative, creative, innovative and beautifully crafted emotional film to date. Throughout the years, we've been given films about talking toys (Toy Story), bugs (A Bug's Life), monsters (Monsters Inc), fish (Finding Nemo), cars (Cars), rat (Ratatouille) or robots (Wall-E) that have feelings. So what if there's a film about feelings that have feelings instead?

Inside Out is a film about the inner mind of an ordinary 11-year old girl Riley. Much like any of us, Riley's conscious mind is guided by five of her core emotions since young: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. These emotions are represented by characters that are constantly interact with each other inside Riley's brain. For 11 years, Joy is the lead of the group, the main contributor for shaping Riley's character and personality by providing many joyful memories for the child. However, things start to change when the family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco. Joy's job of making Riley happy suddenly become more difficult as Sadness becomes uncontrollable and more powerful than any other emotions and her touch can override any existing memories. This started a clash between the two emotions that both of them accidentally get thrown out from 'Headquarters' into the long-term memory storage facility along with Riley's character-building 'core memories'. Here starts a journey of adventure where Joy and Sadness need to venture into the unknown 'parts' of Riley's mind to go back into the 'Headquarters' before it's too late.

First and foremost, no words could ever describe how much effort is poured into creating the world of Riley's mind. The creativity and inventiveness of the heavily detailed interpretations of the brain's inner workings is nothing short of impressive. As Joy and Sadness going on a journey in Riley's mind, we get to see the various imaginative interpretation of how the mind operates: dreams and subconscious thoughts, personality islands, train of thoughts, imagination land, long-term memory storage facility, what happens to our imaginary friends as we grow up, abstract and concrete thoughts, showing the intertwined relationships between complex emotions and why these emotions can't exist without each other. There are lots of surprisingly funny moments that will make you smile or laugh throughout the film. With this film, Pixar touched on the complexities of human emotions and provided a thoughtful look at understanding the feelings of a child (and adults as well). It shows that our lives are made up of memories that shape who we are, how we feel and what we think. In short, it's the various experiences that happened around us that define our character and our various persona that we carry throughout our lives.

The film greatest strength is that it managed to highlight certain truths about the emotional complexity of our thoughts and emotions by showing us the importance of each of these core emotions and how the interactions between these core emotions contribute the well-being of a person. The film essentially tries to let us realize, understand, accept and embrace that sadness and misery are just as important as joy and happiness. Without sadness, happiness will not truly exist. Truly happy memories are often the ones that makes us sad at the same time. When there's sadness, comes empathy and understanding. It is what hold us to one another, makes us realize the importance of togetherness. Sadness should not be interpreted as a negative feeling, but a necessary feeling in life that gives life meaning.

Pixar has created something truly original. It had everything you could expect out of a Pixar movie. Moreover, it managed to show the complexities of human psychology by providing a simple but clear view of how life consists of memories and how it shapes our character and personality. There are many emotional moments in this film that will surely put tears in your eyes. It contains a strong meaningful message that is relatable for the young and old. It's a mind-blowing experience. A DEFINITE MUST watch. Don't miss it.


Pixar short film: Lava - A short musical animation about a lonely volcano singing in hopes for finding someone to love him. Simple and decent.

Worthy Note:
  • The film's producers consulted numerous psychologists, including Dacher Keltner from the University of California, Berkeley, who helped revise the story emphasizing the neuro-psychological findings that human emotions are mirrored in interpersonal relationships and can be significantly moderated by them.
  • The writers considered up to 27 different emotions, but settled on five (Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Fear and Anger) to make it less complicated. Some of the major emotions that ended up being cut included Surprise, Pride, and Trust. The creators originally wanted to have 27 emotions in the film. But dropped it down to 5 to make it less complicated. 
  • Earlier versions of the story did include a character named Gloom, who was going to be the film's main antagonist, but this was dropped because the film-makers didn't wish to imply any connection to clinical depression (much less make a villain out of it).
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Saturday, 8 August 2015

Movie Review: Fantastic Four

Let's be honest and straight to the point. Fantastic Four is a horrible mess. It's the worst superhero film in recent years. The third act is a mess, character development is nonexistent, character designs were horrendous, the pacing was off and the CGI was bad. There's nothing 'fantastic' about it at all. The origin story for the four heroes was changed entirely in this new reboot. The film has a much darker, serious tone compared to its predecessors. It tries to give a modernized retelling of the superhero team's origins with some unique casting decisions but it failed miserably. The film never bothers to take time to show and develop the relationship or family bond that exists between the four, their reactions to their new-found abilities and how they work together as a team. There's no exploration of how they've been affected physically and emotionally after what's happened to them.

There is little or no interaction between any of the four main characters to let the audience get to know about them. Reed and Ben are portrayed as lifelong best friends but they only have a few scenes together in the film. Johnny and Sue are brothers and sisters (Sue is adopted) but they rarely speak to each other in the film and expressed love to each other like a family. There's no reconciliation or resolution for the character conflicts presented in the film. The alternate dimension where they traveled and gained their powers is a barren wasteland that remains unexplained in the end. Furthermore, there's no development to Victor's drastic transformation into the powerful villain, Dr Doom. It felt like the villain is merely there for the heroes to defeat and save the world. Not to mention, his character design was horrible to the point that you'll wonder why the design gets approved by the filmmakers. Why does there have to be a one-year time jump after the incident happened which caused our main characters to develop superpowers? Why making Ben and Sue mad at Reed for abandoning them when there's no proper resolution at the end? Why does Reed have to escape in the first place? Why does Doom hate Reed? Why Doom thinks that our world isn't worth saving?

Moreover, the visual effects for the third act were so horrible that it looks like it was shot almost entirely with a green screen. This could be the only major superhero film with the worst climactic battle I've ever seen. All these lead to many thinking that something went terribly wrong during production. It is said that 20th Century Fox pulled 3 major action scenes, change the entire third act of the film, hijacked the editing process without the director. The fierce argument between the director and studio caused many unpleasant behaviour from the director on set during production (to the actors and crew). This is not the first time that films turned bad due to studio interference during film production.

Needless to say, this is a terrible reboot for one of Marvel's famous superhero team. It's such a shame considering the fact that the film has great potential, that it might eventually tie in to the X-Men franchise to create a bigger universe. Such a waste of talent, resources and effort to make this film. Please do yourself a favour and save your money instead of watching this rubbish.

Rating: 3/10

Note: There are no mid-credit or after-credit scenes. So don't bother to stay.

Movie Review: Paper Towns

Paper Towns is another one of those coming-of-age films about young adults who are leaving school life to embark on a journey of uncertainty in life, searching for your place in the world and discovering the joy and excitement of getting out from your comfort zone to venture out to the unknown and try new things. This film is also about adolescent crushes - for those of us who had a crush on someone popular and hot in school who we tend to always think about and fantasize many things of her, but as time passes it turned out that she's not the girl we expect her to be. We found out that we liked the idea of her, but not who she really is.

Based on the novel of same name by John Green, who's also the author of The Fault in Our Stars, it's a story about Quentin, a slightly nerdy, conservative, smart boy who had a crush for the girl next door, Margo who moved in to the neighbourhood since young. In the beginning, the film describes Margo as an outgoing, adventurous girl who likes to explore and discover new things around her, which is the complete opposite of Quentin. After having a rather wild revenge night with Margo, she disappeared mysteriously the next morning without informing anyone, including her parents. Since she's known for leaving clues behind for others to find her whereabouts, Quentin decided to embark on a quest with his two best friends to go out and find her.

First and foremost, I have to say that this is the not the typical teen romantic comedy film you expect it to be. The road trip adventure is slightly less dramatic than other comedy films that we used to see in the past, of which I think might put off some audience who might expect something more fun and interesting might happen. However, you will soon learn that sometimes things in life just aren't what you expect it to be. It tries to show the false sense of reality we have in life, we tend to assume that we know people around us, but that doesn't mean that's who he/she really is. We think we know, but we don't. It tries to show the importance of discovering who you really are, what you want to be and what actually matters in life in a less preachy manner.

Paper town literally means fictional town that mapmakers include into their maps so that they could know if someone copied theirs. It is used in this film to describe the illusion of perfection, how everything is not what it seems, especially people. The ending gives a slightly heartfelt bittersweet feeling about moving on to the next stage of life, growing up and allowing people closest to you to be who they are and what they want to be. Sometimes people need to get lost to find out who they really are.


Friday, 24 July 2015

Movie Review: Ant-Man

Previous Review: Terminator Genisys

Marvel has gone a long way. We've seen pretty much anything else that the studio has thrown our way: a super soldier, highly trained superspy, a brilliant billionaire with powerful suits, a powerful rage giant, a Norse God, a master archer and a mutant (or 'Enhanced') to make up a team. We've also seen a talking raccoon, a sentient plant tree and other alien beings as well. So now, what's so special or mind-blowing about a guy who possesses a suit with the ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength?

Despite the fact that Ant-Man supposed to be the founding member of The Avengers and the creator of Ultron (Hank Pym, not Scott Lang) in the comics, he's a lesser known hero among the many Marvel superheroes we've seen before. In the comics, it was Hank Pym/Ant-Man who suggested the Marvel heroes to fight together against Loki and it was his wife Janet van Dyne/Wasp who came up with the name Avengers for the group. Ant-Man was supposed to be directed by Edgar Wright (The World's End, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Hot Fuzz), who's also the writer for the film as well. He originally wanted it to be a rather 'self-contained' film to develop the characters properly. But he decided to leave the project due to many script changes that need to be implemented to link it with the cinematic universe. After watching the film, it's not hard to see what are the changes that Marvel insisted to do for the film:more action, more cameo appearances and setups to tie up the continuity together.

Over the years, Marvel film plots have become more complex than ever before, they're heavily reliant on pre-existing knowledge (and its source material as well) for the audience to understand what is happening. Surprisingly, Ant-Man is much like other Marvel Phase 1 films that came before, its story is rather straightforward, simple and similar to Iron Man. The difference is (compared with Iron Man) that we're expected to fully believe the science elements that they've explained throughout the film. Thankfully, there isn't really much a need to know in detail as the concept of shrinking yourself to the size of an ant (or smaller) is purely fictional.

As usual, there are no darker themes, overly serious or melodramatic scenes in this film. There are three supporting characters who served as comic reliefs and the film is filled with many funny lines and comedic scenes to entertain the audience. There are many scenes that establish continuity to past films that will surely delight many Marvel fans, with an unexpected appearance of an Avenger member in the film. Aside from its focus on father-daughter relationships (and more action), the film is also a heist film, with the main characters try to steal the antagonist, Darren Cross' Yellowjacket shrink suit, to prevent the technology from falling into the wrong hands.

However, the character and relationship development feels rushed and it's filled with many events that are not central to its plotline. In the beginning, a lot of things are being shoehorned to the audience: we're quickly brief through how Scott ends up in prison, how he knows his best buddy, we expect Scott to be a highly skilled burglar/thief/electrical engineer, Hank Pym is a genius who managed to develop the shrinking technology, Hank's estranged relationship with his daughter, Hope. It feels like the studio wanted the audience to just go with it. To be honest, Scott Lang isn't really a character that you can relate with, he's commited a crime that few would possible or capable to commit. Moreover, some of the CGI scenes in the film are not that convincing that it needs to be, especially some shrinking scenes and the 'climactic' battle between Scott and Darren. The biggest disappointment would be that Marvel has failed to give us a memorable, compelling villain again. The villain, Darren Cross is lacklustre, underdeveloped and very similar to the character Obadiah Stane in the first Iron Man film. Darren Cross, much like Obadiah Stane, overtook Hank Pym's company a few years back and intends to obtain the shrinking technology, make his own suit and sell it. His motivations are clear and simple, mostly explained through exposition by other characters in the film.

Don't get me wrong, Ant-Man is not a bad film in any way. It's just that it shares many similarities with many superhero films that came before (especially Iron Man) and Marvel should have introduced this character in Phase one instead. We've progressed far too much that it's just not that special or satisfying anymore to see an ordinary 'superhero' who possesses a suit that's able to shrink in scale and increase in strength.

Rating comparisons with other Marvel Cinematic Universe films:
Iron Man
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
Captain America: The First Avenger
The Avengers
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Note: Make sure you stay for the mid-credit and post-credit scenes. The mid-credit scene sets the stage for the future of a new superheroine in the Cinematic Universe and the post-credit scene sets the stage for Captain America: Civil War which will be released next year.

Previous Review: Terminator Genisys

Sunday, 12 July 2015

News Highlights at San Diego Comic Con

The full first new trailer of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is officially released (3 minutes). The film was the top highlight of Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con yesterday. 

Senator lady: "Today is a day for truth. The world needs to know what happened and to know what he stands for. That kind of power is very dangerous. Let the record show that this committee holds him responsible."
Alfred: "That's how it starts. The fever. The rage. That turns good men cruel."
Clark: "This bat-vigilante is like a one-man reign of terror."
Perry White: "You don't get to decide what the right thing is. Nobody cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman"
Lois: "This means something. It's all some people have. It's all that gives them hope"
Martha Kent: "People hate what they don't understand. Be their hero Clark, be their angel, be their monument. Be anything they need you to be. Or be none of it. You don't owe this world a thing. You never did."
Lex: "Do you know the oldest lie in America Senator? Devils don't come from Hell beneath us, they come from the sky."
Bruce: "20 years in Gotham. How many good guys are left? How many stayed that way? He has the power to wipe out the entire human race. I'm gonna have to destroy him."
Alfred: "You're gonna go to war? He is not our enemy"
Lex: "Black and Blue. God versus man. Day versus night. The red capes are coming! The red capes are coming!"

The trailer shows a lot of new footage about the upcoming film and some additional information about the film from the filmmakers.

In the DC cinematic universe, Gotham City and Metropolis are "sister cities" located across the bay from each other. We finally have our first look at Wonder Woman in action, Kryptonite finally appeared on screen, confirmed Robin's death at the hands of Joker with his signature "HAHA..Joke's on you. BATMAN" writing, briefly shows why Batman and Superman are against each other before founding the Justice League. The trailer also hints at another possible villain in the film, it could be Doomsday or Bizarro.

Gotham City's own vigilante, Batman, travels to Metropolis to take on Superman, fearing what would happen if the latter is kept unchecked. As Batman and Superman confront one another, a new threat arrives to put mankind in greater danger than it has previously known. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released on 25 March 2016. Directed by Zack Snyder with script written by Chris Terrio.

Another highlight of San Diego Comic Con would be Suicide Squad. There's no official trailer released as of now, but you can easily find a leaked version of the trailer online now.

In short, the trailer starts with with Amanda Waller, played by Viola Davis, eating dinner table and discussing some matters with some government officials. She's planning to put together a group of dangerous criminals together to do their bidding and she's blaming that "Superman's like a beacon for them to crawl out of the shadows". Waller says that manipulating bad people is what she's good at. The scene transitions into a prison where we see the villains in their cells, notable one would be Harley Quinn hanging upside down in the centre of a large cage. She asks, "Are you the devil?" We get a look at the Suicide Squad assembling on the street following a massacre at a hospital, as well as scenes of Harley and Joker in a car chase with Batman (cameo appearance) on the roof. We get a complete look at Joker near the end, when he laughs and says, "I'm not going to kill you. I'm just going to hurt you really, really bad."

Suicide Squad will be released on 5 August 2016. Written and Directed by David Ayer starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo.

A new Green Lantern Corps film is being announced by Warner Bros to replace the old flop Green Lantern played by Ryan Reynolds. The film will focus more on the intergalactic police force rather than its individual superheroes. So it's more likely for us to see several main Green Lantern characters (John Stewart, Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner) appearing together in the film, which will be released in 2020.

For 20th Century Fox's upcoming Marvel movies. Deadpool trailer looks ok (no offical trailer released yet, but it's easy to find a leaked version online now), following the usual comedic side of Marvel. Wolverine will feature an old Wolverine and the last instalment and final appearance of Hugh Jackman as the character. "I've got three words for you guys: Old Man Logan," Hugh Jackman said definitively. "As I promised, this next time is my last time putting on the claws, it's one last time." We will be watching Fantastic Four later this year. Can't wait to see the new first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse when it goes online. Gambit is not into production yet. Channing Tatum will be the main character Gambit.

Deadpool will be released in 12 February 2016. X-Men: Apocalypse will be released in 27 May 2016.

 Poster for X-Men: Apocalypse

 Warcraft trailer is coming in November 2015 and the film will be released 10 June 2016. The film is in the world of Azeroth and it's an origin story about the human members of the Alliance and the nasty Orcs of the Horde. The Horde is running out of resources on their planet. They're shown a portal being opened by a wizard, which introduces them to the humans of the Alliance for the first time. War ensues between the Orcs and Humans.

 "Sir Anduin Lothar, the lead protagonist for the Alliance. Steadfast and charismatic, Lothar is a knight who has sacrificed everything to keep the Kingdom safe."
 "Durotan, the lead protagonist for the Horde. Durotan is the noble Chieftain of the exiled Frostwolf clan, battling to save his people and his family from the vengeful Shadow Council."

More pictures for BvS:DoJ: