X-Men: Apocalypse

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Movie Review!!!

X-Men Apocalypse is the ninth film of the X-Men movie series. Its opening weekend worldwide brought in $265.8 million dollars. This is a low, first weekend count compared to 2016’s comic films Batman V Superman, Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War. The director of the X-Men films Bryan Singer, is back again to display his vision of the famous super team. Lots of comic fans have mixed opinions on Singer’s work. He can definitely make superpowers look amazing on screen but his cinematic timelines and story backgrounds for the characters don’t really match the origins of the comic books or previous films he has created in the series. Star Wars for instance, is a film series that is connected together in a big story that flows. The X-Men films series had that same potential because of its comic book popularity, but because of its notably changes, X-Men films are the least favorite in Marvel’s cinematic universe. Let’s find out what threw fans off with this film…

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Apocalypse
According to the comics, Apocalypse was known warrior that outranked all because of his incredible strength and size . What defined him as mutant was being born with grey skin, blue lips and nails. No one knew what Apocalypse mutant powers were exactly until he merged himself with Celestial technology. In the post credit of X-Men: Days of Future Past, young Apocalypse is shown building the pyramids with telekinesis, with his four horsemen observing in the background. At this point in time it was obvious that Apocalypse has yet to merge with the technology of the gods. In X-Men Apocalypse, the super villain was explained as a mutant who amassed his great powers by transferring his conscious mind in different mutants over time, especially powers suits his needs. If Apocalypse was the first mutant, how did he collect powers over his early reign on Earth? This is very different from the comic origins. Days of Future Past and Apocalypse didn’t match up with each other on how the character was brought to the big screen. Some would agree that Apocalypse natural size could have been similar to Xerxes in the film 300. Apocalypse was portrayed by actor Oscar Issac. What was your take of Apocalypse on the movie screen?

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Angel/ Arch Angel
This film will be the second appearance for the hero Angel. The vision for this character was lack luster and outside his natural cinematic timeline. Angel’s first appearance was with X-Men: The Last Stand. His story was shown as a young boy trying to hide his mutation from his father by attempting to cut his wings off. When Angel got older and couldn’t hide his wings much longer, his father encouraged the removal but Angel developed a change of heart. At the end of the film, Angel is enrolling himself in Xavier’s school. In X-Men Apocalypse, Angel is also in his teen years as a caged fighter. His left wing was damaged during his fight, then later upgraded by the power of Apocalypse. What’s off about this is in the comics, Apocalypse tricked Angel in believing he could turn him human but instead enslaved him as a horsemen. The process for his enhancements was a very painful, torturous procedure. Angel developed a blue hue to his skin which resembles his master Apocalypse. Why is Angel in his teen years in both films? If the cinematic timeline of X-Men Apocalypse is set before The Last Stand, why is Angel still a teenager? And why wasn’t he introduced in X-Men: First Class as an original X-Men along with Ice Man?

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Nightcrawler/ Mystique
This will be the second time comic fans have enjoyed Nightcrawler on screen. This character did fit his natural cinematic timeline as far as his age is concerned but events in previous films confused comic fans. Nightcrawler was introduced in X-Men 2 as a tool for William Stryker before his was rescued by the X-Men. Also in this film, he has no knowledge of the X-Men , especially with Storm, Jean Grey or even Mystique. In X-Men Apocalypse, it’s a younger Nightcrawler who is saved from cage fighting by Mystique then later becoming one of the X-Men. What throws the cinematic timeline off is since Nightcrawler is meeting his new friends for the first time in Apocalypse, why does he have no knowledge of them in X-Men 2? In the comics, Mystique is Nightcrawler’s mother. This is a result of Mystique’s affair with Azazel, who was introduced in X-Men First Class. Is it possible Nightcrawler was conceived between the First Class and Apocalypse timelines since it was 21 year difference? In Days of Future Past, Mystique came across Trask’s files of mutants that were killed and experimented on. Azazel was among the list. How was this immortal teleporting demon captured and even killed by humans??

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Havoc/ Cyclops

There were obvious changes when bringing these two brothers to the big screen. According to the comics, Scott Summers is the older brother between himself and Havoc. In this film, Scott was introduced as the younger brother, and was brought to Xavier for treatment by Havoc. In the comics, these brothers lost their parents in a plane crash and from that crash, Scott lost the ability to control his optic beams from an injury to his head. In this film, Scott Summer began to develop his powers while in regular public school. Also their parents were alive and well, then even allowed Havoc to bring Scott with him to Xavier. What was confusing about the cinematic timeline in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Scott Summers was captured by Sabretooth along with mutants for William Stryker. During his capture, Scott was shown already equipped with ruby quartz lenses. How could he have gotten them if he has yet to meet the Professor? Scott was also later found and led to freedom from Stryker‘s base by an older Xavier. This made no sense in the cinematic timeline because Xavier was a older, bald and walking when he rescued Scott. With Havoc, why did Bryan Singer fail to show fans that Havoc could absorb cosmic energy as well as fire optic beams and even fly?? Is Havoc really dead or will his character miraculously reappear in future X-Men films?

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Jean Grey/ Wolverine
Jean Grey is among the X-Men once again, with a younger version portrayed by Sophie Turner. Hugh Jackman also made his return as Wolverine for this movie. What was confusing in this movie with Jean Grey was her previous younger form in X-Men: The Last Stand. In the beginning, Xavier and Magneto is visiting her as a child, trying to figure out the extent of her powers. Also, Xavier and Magneto could have been in their mid 40’s in that film, but in X-Men Apocalypse, Xavier and Magneto was not together as friends and they were in their early years while Jean was an older teenager. Jean Grey in this film displayed her inner power as the Phoenix, while in The Last Stand, Jean Grey experienced the Phoenix Force for the first time as an adult. Also what threw comic and cinema fans way off was Jean releasing Wolverine from the Weapon X Program. In any flashbacks shown during the X-Men series or even X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Logan is shown escaping experimentation on his own. Why was this changed? Was Bryan Singer trying to create a way on how Logan built his attraction for Jean Grey??

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Jubilee
Last but not least the cameo for Jubliee. Throughout the X-Men films, Jubliee has made small appearances notably in the first X-Men film and X-Men Apocalypse. If you pay close attention, Jubliee is a student in both films. If she was a student in the prequel films, why is she still a student and not an X-Man? Will she ever graduate or stay a student cameo?

Apocalypse

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Apocalypse is the most powerful mutant and first known mutant on Earth. His origins date back to Egyptian times when the people believed highly in the gods of the universe. His physical appearance alone led his loved ones and society to reject him. His power and strength spread fear throughout the world, making the fearful worship him like a god. Immortality allowed Apocalypse to live through the ages, gain knowledge, battle dark forces like Dracula and even his own kind: The X-Men.

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Apocalypse believed only the strongest will survive. After learning of the Mutant X gene from Nathaniel Essex, Apocalypse plans to have mutants replace humankind. Magneto also enforces the idea of mutant superiority, but hates the idea of mutant experimentation. Because of his past, Magneto believes experimentation on mutants only leads to slavery or death. Magneto believes that it should be a Brotherhood of Mutants instead of servitude to Apocalypse.

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When merging with Celestial technology, Apocalypse far surpasses all mutants. With these tools, Apocalypse believed he was the chosen one to shape civilization. This is similar in the film Stargate. A celestial being merging with a human and attempting to rule over humanity as a God. Apocalypse even created his version of the biblical four horsemen, expanding his godlike disposition over humans and mutants. Were there such celestial beings that existed in ancient history that is responsible for shaping humanity as it is today? Was ancient Egypt the landing site for such beings?

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Apocalypse is featured in TVs series such as X-Men and X-Men Evolution. He has also made a small cameo at the end of X-Men Days of Future Past. Apocalypse will make a full appearance in the upcoming film X-Men: Apocalypse. Will this film be the best out of the series?

Comic Multiverse fan favorite artwork of Apocalypse goes to the DeviantArt artist: Curtis-Hunt.

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Black Panther

Black Panther is described as the true “Batman/ Bruce Wayne” of Marvel Comics. There was the belief that Tony Stark was the wealthiest in the Marvel Universe, comic fans even matched Tony’s heroism against Bruce in many crossover battles. Black Panther would be a more fitting opponent or maybe prove to be very difficult for the Dark Knight in combat.  Wakanda kings are bred to be warriors, trained in all forms of combat to one day take on the mantle of The Black Panther.

Black Panther’s abilities are similar to Wolverine‘s. Both characters have enhanced hearing, smell, healing and natural night vision. Captain America was given superhuman abilities with the help of the Super Soldier Serum, just as Black Panther was given his powers from a herb which was mutated from Vibranium. Black Panther can best both Wolverine and Captain America in single combat.  Wolverine would be the only character between the three that was born with his superhuman abilities. The costume of Black Panther is made with the Vibranium material as Captain America’s shield. The costume protects the Panther’s complete body making him nearly impenetrable. Adamantium which laces Wolverine’s bones, is stronger than Vibranium. Vibranium is much more valuable because of its extraterrestrial origins whereas Adamantium is man-made. Vibranium is the source of the wealth in Wakanda and is secretly secluded from the rest of the world, much like Themyscira.

Black Panther’s next level of power is considered supernatural. The Black Panther is also known as King of the Dead. The Goddess Bast allows the Panther to control the undead, similar to the Scorpion King controlling Anubis army in the Mummy Returns. Its great speculation if Black Panther could command certain undead figures like Dracula or even have a degree of influence over Spawn. Let’s cross into the DC Universe, could Black Panther potentially become a greater leader than Black Hand? What separates Black Panther’s ability over the undead than the mentioned characters is that his powers was bestowed by a Goddess to protect his people as King. Dracula and Spawn acquired their power from the Devil, which in turn is to be used in service of him. Also with his supernatural ability, Black Panther can receive guidance from the Panther spirits of the past, much like Luke Skywalker learning from his deceased mentors of the Jedi.

In the early 90s, Wesley Snipes began the idea of bringing the Black Panther to life. Complications brought the project to a halt, instead Blade was the start of Marvel Cinematics and with huge success. Captain America: Civil War was the film that introduced Black Panther to cinematic while in the comics, his origins began with the Fantastic Four.  After Civil War Black Panther’s solo release became highly anticipated for 2018 along with Infinity War. How long will fans expect to see Black Panther on-screen? Will he become a major character in Marvel’s cinematic universe or will the Black Panther become short lived?

Comic Multiverse Fan Favorite artwork of Black Panther goes to the DeviantArt Artists: MarkHRoberts and RobertAtkins. Excellent Work!!

 

 

Batman VS Superman

batman vs superman newBatman vs Superman has been a hot topic among comic fans for a long time.  Because of their popularity, both characters have been in many crossover battles against foes with similar abilities. As heroes, a continual battle between the two would not exist long, like a battle you would normally find between a hero and villain. Seemingly enough, the only reason for confrontation between Batman and Superman is for domination.imageMany fans favor Batman because of his dedication to his crime fighting career. As a hero with no superpowers, Batman’s determination on becoming an ultimate crime fighter push him beyond his physical limits. His technology, resources and intellect gives him an advantage over Superman / Clark Kent.  Batman’s mastery of fear allows him to take on opponents more powerful than himself even if it means certain death. Superman has considered Batman the world’s most dangerous man…batman vs superman2Superman is also a favorite among comic fans because he is one of the most powerful characters in DC Comics history. His superpowers allow him to take on most opponents with little effort. Flight, super speed, invulnerability, longevity, prominent abilities anyone would love to have. Even though Superman is an alien from another world, his values and morals are that of a normal human being. Such great values and morals motivates Superman to use his powers for the good of the people. His normal persona as Clark Kent allows him to live a life of a reporter, keeping him grounded to world issues, helping him become a better world hero.batman vs supermanBatman and Superman have many publications where they would battle and team up with each other.  Finally, the two characters have starred in the same live action feature Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, the sequel to Man of Steel. This is Zack Synder’s take on the battle between the two icons. Who do you think would ultimately win?

Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review!

Marvel Comics has released its grand film Avengers: Infinity War!! In the first weekend, Avengers generated $630 million dollars, a number which would be expected after the big release of Black Panther. Marvel has grown consistently with its characters, resulting in them being brought together to save the universe against the galactic tyrant Thanos. Infinity War is a story where the heroes die and the villain wins. This brought huge interest on who survived because those characters will be the ones who will bring Thanos down and revive the universe.

Thanos has been traveling the universe looking for the Infinity Stones. What motivated Thanos to rid half the universe of its population was the destruction of Titan. From this experience, Thanos believed it was his duty to balance the universe at any cost. Thanos had a gauntlet constructed that could contain and control the powers of the Infinity Stones. Thanos tortured and killed to get the stones and was almost stripped of his power. The character of Thanos seems more passionate on film than in the comics. In the Infinity War events, Thanos was driven by his lust for death and mayhem and most importantly win the heart of Mistress Death. In the Infinity War film, through all the death and destruction, Thanos really wanted the divine power to create universal balance. In a certain point of view, Infinity War was a movie about Thanos and his quest to become omnipotent.

Captain America has returned out of hiding with Black Widow and Falcon. Black Widow has been on the run since Civil War for allowing Steve to escape capture. Falcon is also wanted for his escape from General Ross custody. Captain America was later joined by War Machine , who risked being court marshalled by helping Steve protect Vision from Thanos. Bruce Banner made contact with Steve, then later joining forces with him in Wakanda. Steve and Banner was last seen together in battle against Ultron. Captain America brought his Avengers to the Black Panther and the Wakandian forces to help protect Vision and his Mind Stone. At the end of the Black Panther film, it’s revealed Bucky is being rehabilitated from his Winter Soldier programming by Shuri. Bucky’s arm was also replaced, more than likely constructed with Vibranium. Speaking of creations and assuming Shuri lived, could it be possible that she will also create an energy shield for Captain America in a similar fashion like the Border Tribe?

Thanos forces located the stone in Wankanda and began their invasion. The fight in Wakanda was an incredible battle. The Wakandian forces were over ran by the Outrider army but then the tables turned with the arrival of Thor, Groot and Rocket. Ultimately, the Avengers failed in protecting Vision as he perished along with Black Panther, Bucky, Groot, Wanda, Falcon and many others on that battle field.

Iron Man has upgraded his armor as he does in each film. This time his armor is based upon nanotechnology just like the black panther suit. With his nanotechnology, he can create different weapons at will, which take on an extraterrestrial appearance. After the invasion in New York, its safe to assume that Tony prepared his armors to be well equipped to combat threats outside of Earth. Do you think Tony’s genius compares to Shuri? How much do you think they could do if they worked together on a particular project like his armors? Once again, Tony Stark found himself in space on a fading phone call to Pepper. This time, Tony doesn’t expect to come back, more than likely overcoming his fears to save the universe. This anxiety plagued Tony in Iron Man 3, the fact of learning that the universe has alien races that could be hostile to Earth. Even with the upgrade, Tony was no match for Thanos and found himself stranded on Titan with Nebula. Tony and Nebula was among the lucky ones who was spared from Thanos purge.

The Hulk played an interesting role, In the comic version of Infinity War, it was the Silver Surfer who crashed landed in Dr. Strange’s sanctum and warned Strange of the pending threat to Earth. Also, Thanos quest for the stones was complete, as he was just merely killing for amusement with his god like powers. In this Avengers film, The Hulk was sent to Earth through the BiFrost by Heimdall, before he was killed. When the war on Earth began, Bruce was unable to transform into the Hulk, so Bruce was forced to use the Hulk Buster Armor. Why do you think the Hulk didn’t fight? Was he in fear of Thanos from his first defeat? Neither The Hulk or the Hulk Buster Bruce Banner was a match for Thanos. Even though badly defeated, Bruce is among the survived heroes.

SpiderMan plays the sidekick to Iron Man once again. In SpiderMan Homecoming, Tony created an iron version of Peter’s costume in hopes he would join the Avengers. Peter did decline the team membership and the iron suit, but kept the upgraded spandex costume. The Iron Spider suit made but made an explosive return in this film. Tony constructed the mechanical spider legs within the suit as seen in the comics. Much like Tony’s armor, the Iron Spider also has the ability to survive space. Peter became apart of the rescue to save Dr. Strange from a ship headed to Titan. Because of Peter’s decision to stay and fight, Tony appointed SpiderMan as an official Avenger. He fought well against Thanos and almost succeeded in removing the gauntlet from his hand. Peter fell short of his goal and perished a painless death. This put Tony in complete shock and grief because he knew Titan was a one way ticket and a mission he thought was too big for his apprentice.

The Guardians of the Galaxy is another great addition to Infinity War. They rescued Thor from the aftermath of Thanos onslaught. Gamora became an important piece on retrieving the Soul Stone . She knew of this so she requested StarLord to end her life when the time comes. Groot and Rocket joined Thor on his mission to kill Thanos while the rest of the Guardians formed their plan to retrieve the Reality Stone before Thanos could. Thanos was a few steps ahead of the team as he already had the stone. He later tortured Nebula to have Gamora show the location of the Soul Stone. To get the Soul Stone, Thanos must take the life of a loved one and Gamora was his choice. StarLord, Drax, Mantis and Nebula joined Tony, Spiderman and Dr. Strange on Titan to battle Thanos. The only survivors on the Titan battle was Nebula and Iron Man.

Infinity War picks up at the end of Ragnarok when the Asgardian ship is met by Thanos. Everyone aboard Thor’s ship were slaughtered, leaving Thor and Hulk sole survivors. Thor believed the only way to defeat Thanos is to create a new hammer. His hammer was constructed as StormBreaker, with the sole purpose of killing Thanos. The weapon also had the power of the BiFrost. With this combination, Thor can reach any part of the universe and realms at will. To use the Bifrost, wouldn’t Thor need the eyes of Heimdall to guide his destinations between time and space? However, StormBreaker gave Thor immense power. Thor arrives on Wakanda to aid his Avengers, causing the opposing army to flee in fear. Thor was able to seriously injure Thanos even after the Gauntlet was complete. Could this mean that StormBreaker is stronger than the Gauntlet? Or if on the same level, could the difference in power really depended on the wielder? In the movie, Thanos retreated from the lethal blow before sending his command to rid half of the universe of life. Thor was able to stand among the survived heroes of the purge.

Loki played the Master of Mischief to the end. In Ragnorak, there was a moment where Loki catch sight of his old prize, the Tesseract. After his defeat in the Thor film, Loki allied himself with Thanos for greater power. His task was to retrieve the Cosmic Cube from Earth. Loki was severely sidetracked when collecting the Cube for Thanos but in this film, the mission comes full circle when Thanos storms the Asgardian ship looking for it. What’s also interesting about the Tesseract is that it didn’t kill the Red Skull , but teleported him to Vormir to become the keeper of the Soul Stone. Loki in his last act, tries to kill Thanos to save Thor and avenge Asgard. Thanos chokes Loki until his neck breaks. Thanos seemed aware of Loki’s ability to escape death, so he insured it wouldn’t be the case this time around.

Vision and Wanda’s relationship has grown since Age of Ultron. Vision has developed the technique to make his appearance more human. It could be for the reasons to blend into society when on the run and to make Wanda feel more comfortable in her feeling for an android. Since Vision has the Mind Stone integrated in his head, he could sense the impending invasion by Thanos. Vision entrusted Wanda to destroy the Mind Stone if Thanos could not be stopped. Wanda was forced to destroy the stone and as a result Vision was vaporized. This was undone seconds later by Thanos with the power of the Time Stone. Thanos pulled the Mind Stone from Vision’s forehead, causing his deactivation and Wanda dies as many others by disintegration. During the surgery, Shuri was nearly complete removing the stone from Vision. Is it possible that Shuri has done just enough to have Vision revived without the use of the Mind Stone?

Doctor Strange is an important player to this event because he was the protector of the Time Stone. He is able to fight off Thanos forces with his complex powers but later gave away the Time Stone to spare the life of Tony Stark. Some fans believed Dr. Strange gave the stone away because he explored the future where Thanos could be defeated and that future required Thanos to have the gem. The role of Dr. Strange is different on-screen then the comic book event. In the comic event, Dr. Strange didn’t engage in battle but more or less assisting Earth’s heroes from a safe location. After handing Thanos the stone in Infinity War, Strange dies without worry as if he know he made the right decision and it was up to Tony to pull himself together and defeat Thanos.

This film was loosely based on the comic books Infinity War and Infinity Gauntlet. In both issues, there are many more characters involved in this epic war than we seen in the film. The Black Panther was in neither comic story but made a great addition to the cinematic universe. Also in the comic books, Adam Warlock is the Guardian of the Soul Stone and he is to be the leader for Earth’s heroes against Thanos. Adam was mentioned at the ending of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, will he make an appearance in this galactic battle? In the credits scene of Infinity War, Nick Fury was seen sending a distress signal to what appears to be Captain Marvel. Will she along with Adam Warlock battle Thanos in the next film? What about the Celestials? Will the gods of the universe band together on a cosmic scale and fight Thanos as we seen in the comics? Disney has bought the rights to some Fox Marvel characters such as the X-Men. Could they make an appearance in the next film? With a lot of Earth’s population gone what will be the premise of the next movie? So, how do rate Avengers Infinity War?

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Comic/Reality Crossover

comicmultiversewallpaperFor years, and many more years to come, comic fans have speculated and debated on who are mightiest heroes and most destructive villains throughout all the comic book universes. Comic Crossovers has come to life with many publications:

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The general topic on comic crossovers is the battles between two characters; who’s superpower or resources are more dominant. The Crossover Multiverse will jump into these battles of discussion, exploring the possibilities of the match ups and finding out who is the victor, the defeated or should the bout be an alliance. What is your favorite comic battle?… Let’s come to our world in the multiverse,
Do you think supernatural powers could be real? Are we as humans more than we seem? It could be possible with theories like
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which gives us a perspective on our place in the universe and the knowledge that there are infinite worlds in the cosmos which makes the comic book world very possible. The notion that atoms ( which is our structural make up) and the solar system work so similar, inspires the writer to believe that the solar systems of the universe could be and are the atoms to a greater being…..

Astronomers have sent out radio waves throughout our space exploration history,  in hope of intelligence, which is an inspiration to the film Contact. Scientific facts have shown that the brain is a transmitter and receiver of vibrational frequencies like a radio, but much more powerful than any on our planet. Now think for a moment…. With the thoughts and ideas of comic writers today,  how do we know that their ideas are in fact mental transmissions from real worlds in the universe instead of formulated ideas of fantasy? What if……..

Lets’s look into some sci-fi films. Do you believe, even though most films are fiction, there are movie hinting some truth behind the stories? For example, the film The LawnMower Man. In the clip below the character Jobe explains that the unnaturally phenomenon such as telekinesis, isn’t new but a dormant natural function of man.

We as humans are known only use 10%-15% brain power, so what will happen to use if we use 100% in our daily lives, pushing the brain’s alpha waves to the maximum? Are we returning to our original design? The human body has evolved and still evolving through each generation. Take this news clip of a boy who can see in the dark.

Haven’t we seen this before with Riddick? Movie hints mentioned before, maybe more nonfiction than fiction being portrayed.

Is it human evolution or self-realization? Do we have the dormant genetic codes inside to display feats of power, that people would consider unnatural like the mutant universe X-Men? Or even portrayed in the popular TV Series Heroes?

Or, has true human potential been mentally locked away through the years of developing social structure such as religion, governments, and rationalization? A system of thinking. What if the Matrix trilogy is explaining how to break such mental control on how we view our reality, from a worldly to universal standpoint? And the way to become so much more…..

Just imagine if everyone on Earth could use 100% of their mental and physical potential at once? Immortality could be very possible and the world order would never be the same. Instead of battling each other over resources and power, we must come to realize that we are 1 in the universe among billions of life forms intelligent and unintelligent. How are we to protect ourselves against natural or unnatural universal catastrophes when we are so busy dominating each other? For example, movies such as Knowing and 2012 display natural occurrences that happen throughout the cosmos on planetary systems. Or, movies such as Independence Day or Battleship where there are intelligent life forms in the universe,  that may or may not  come in peace. What real defense do we have against forces like these?

With these known possibilities and facts, comics books is an avenue that fills the void of such possibilities; with heroes that have special gifts, natural or unnatural, that help defend against forces outside of human comprehension, till the day we learn to free our minds….

Power Rangers Movie Review!!

What were your thoughts on this film?? This version of Power Rangers is a reboot story based on The Mighty Morphing Power Rangers television series. The visual effects used for the movie brought the Rangers up to date with the other super teams in cinema. There were some changes made in character profiles, only to separate this film as a new entity to the franchise.

Instead of being the creator of the Power Rangers, Zordan was the original Red Ranger. He died protecting the Zeo Crystal by sending a meteor shower to Earth. This incident was the “so-called” reason for the death of the dinosaurs. The consciousness of Zordon was preserved within his spaceship, only to be reawaken as a three-dimensional projection of his facial likeness. Uploading his consciousness within a computer interface is a similar method used by Jor-El in Man of Steel or Dr. Will Caster in Transcendence. Once the teenagers open the Morphin Grid, Zordon would be able to be restored in a physical body. Was there a body for him to put his consciousness in or would he have taken one of the new Rangers as a host? The new armor designs were sleek, very reminiscent of the Iron Man armors. We get to see for the first time how the Rangers morph into action. We see the armor coming out of the body in an electrical silhouette, which is pretty cool! The armors worn by these Power Rangers seem to work similar to the armor found in the movie Max Steel.

The Zords were also upgraded in appearance and function. In the original TV series, the Zords are controlled with the Power Crystals of their Ranger and weren’t seen fighting individually. These Zords of the 2017 version, are designed to link with the armor of the Ranger, connecting them as one being. We didn’t see how the Zords  combine into the MegaZord exactly like on the television series but the way the Megazord maneuvers in action reminds fans of the Jaegers in Pacific Rim. Thoughts of Transformers arouse, but do you think the MegaZord would stand a chance against a robotic life form like Megatron? Highly unlikely…..

This film portrayed Rita as the original Green Ranger, who betrayed her team for gain greater power through the Zeo Crystal. Zordon attempted to destroy her with the meteor shower shown in the beginning, but she survived only to continue her mission for power. Goldar is introduced as a giant molten gold behemoth, which served like a MegaZord for Rita. In the original tv series, Goldar was an ape like humanoid that wore golden armor and resembled a smaller version of Oozaru. In the ending credits, its suggested that a new Green Ranger will take Rita’s place. Will the franchise stretch far enough to get a White Ranger as well? Who are the others that Rita spoke of that will come for the crystal as she did?

To date Power Rangers grossed $117.8 million dollars from a budget of $100 million. There were many mixed reviews about this film, leaning more negative than positive. This could be due to the changes made to the character profiles as stated in this post. Minus these alterations, this film was action packed with elements of humor and thriller. It’s stated that the Power Rangers could have multiple films in the future.  Is this still possible after just 17 million grossed on this feature??

The Riddler

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  The Riddler is among a list of villains who has experienced abuse as a child, especially from their fathers.( The Red Skull, Sabretooth , Deadshot….) This atmosphere has created a future of people who used their powers and abilities in negative ways. Despite him choosing a life of crime, The Riddler is similar to Bruce Wayne/Batman to some degree. Both characters are wealthy men, genius intellect and even have great detective skills. In various degrees, The Riddler is a worthy foe to Batman. But to Batman, The Riddler is nothing more than a mental challenge to his crime fighting career.

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The Riddler has made his way from the comic pages to Batman’s animated series, then unto the movie screen. The Riddler was introduced in main stream films with Batman Forever. This character was portrayed by Jim Carrey. Comic fans can agree that this Riddler is the reigning champion with live appearances. A new version of The Riddler is found in the TV show Gotham, portrayed by Cory Michael Smith. Will a new actor take the role of this mysterious villain, or will this villain ever make it back to the big screen for a second time?

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Could there be truth to The Riddler’s 3D Box, which was shown in the Batman Forever? What if,..the purpose of the box was no different from the purpose of our own televisions and cable boxes…! The purpose to is to capture our mentality. For example, when you watch a thriller movie, certain scenes are equipped with music of suspense, capturing your emotion and mental state of the scene. It feels as if you are the character in danger when in reality,  you’re the one watching a movie!! Now that we have 3D movies and 3D televisions, are our IQs really decreasing while spending more time in front of the television?!

Comic Multiverse fan favorite artwork of The Riddler goes to DeviantART artist TLishman. Excellent artwork!

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Megatron

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Megatron is the leader of the Decepticon Army and uprising on Cybertron. Megatron was created by the Quintessons. His purpose for creation was a tool for war, being that most of his transformation represents military weapons and vehicles. As a gladiator champion,  Megatron gained the respect and influential voice from the population on Cybertron. The name Megatron is short from his chosen gladiator name Megatronus.  This political gain of power is similar to the gladiators of Rome, gaining respect of the people through undefeated battles.

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Optimus Prime was a pupil to Megatron, believing in helping end the corruption in the governing body on Cybertron. The influence and power Megatron gained began to corrupt him. Megatron believed that not only Cybertron should be reshaped into a new order, he believed the universe should be reshaped as well, all in his image. Optimus believed all beings in the universe have the right for freedom than be ruled by a tyrant. The war on Cybertron began from the difference in ideals of a mentor and pupil.

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Megatron appeared on television in the 1980’s in his original form, exactly as depicted in the comics. Megatron then became two versions of the T-Rex in Beast Wars series. The Beast Wars series is of a different timeline than the original Transformers. These different timelines later crossed paths when Megatron combined his spark with the original Megatron resulting in his dragon form.  Megatron’s next animated form was in Transformers Prime, as a cybertronian space fighter, which was similarly used in his live action movie appearance Transformers 1 and 2. In the film Transformers 4 , Megatron was reformed as Galvatron, a creation made by human hands than that of Unicron. Did movie producers preserve the vision of Megatron on film or has the various changes cripple the Emperor of Destruction?

Comic Multiverse fan favorite artwork of Megatron goes to the DeviantArt artist PriscillaTR. Take a look at her amazing gallery!

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Sinestro

imageSinestro was known as one of the greatest Green Lanterns in the Corps. With his own sense of power and control, Sinestro began to believe he could rule in his own egotistical way. Sinestro developed a desire to use fear to preserve order. His actions led him to the dark side of the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum. Once there, Sinestro became creator and leader of the Sinestro Corps, using fear to dominate his sector of the universe.

Would you agree Sinestro and Anakin Skywalker are similar, regarding their paths going from light to dark? Despite his rule, Sinestro joined with his rivals to fight the darkest side of the spectrum, The Black lantern Corps. During this battle, Sinestro bonded with the white entity of life becoming the first White Lantern Corps officer. Similarly enough, after Anakin Skywalker turned to the Dark Side of the Force, he sided with his son to bring the Sith to an end thus bringing balance back to the Force.

With the release of the 2011 Green Lantern film, Sinestro has made his appearance to the big screen. Who would Green Lantern: Hal Jordan be without Sinestro right? In the post credits of the film, Sinestro is displayed exchanging his green power ring for the newly made yellow power ring, hinting the beginning of the Sinestro Corps. Since the lead role of Hal Jordan is Ryan Reynolds, who is now the lead dominate actor for Deadpool, a reboot film is a must for the future Justice League movies. Will Sinestro still exist in the cinematic universe or was this film the beginning and end for him??

  Do you think Sinestro is capable of wielding the Infinity Gems?! With the Infinity Gems, Sinestro would even rival the cosmic bodies that power each lantern. He would even have the power to rival the guardians and gods of the universe. How would this power effect him? Would Sinestro become an agent for good or evil? 

infinity gems sinestroComic Multiverse Fan Favorite artwork of Sinestro goes to deviantArt artist, codename: felipemassafera.