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Anghus Houvouras with 9 ways to save the DC Extended Universe…
I don’t require much. Just a producer credit on every Warner Bros. DC movie, a balloon payment of $16 million dollars in gold cougarans, and 8% of the merchandising. Wait. Sorry. Got ahead of myself. Before the fans and Warner Bros. shower me in warm, glistening adulation they probably want to hear my amazing, borderline genius ideas on how to save the DC Extended Universe.
Before I unveil my nine part strategy to turn Warner Bros.’ DC movies from languishing, critically panned, polarizing pictures into a money-making, universally loved, acclaimed blockbusters… let me say this:
Personally, I’ve enjoyed Zack Snyder’s DC movies as grotesque monstrosities. Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are two of the most opulent assaults of sight and sound I’ve ever seen. I’d love to see what Zack Snyder does »
- Anghus Houvouras
It’s tempting to want to give too much credit to Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt for sheer invention. Not since last year’s polarizing belly flop, Jupiter Ascending, has a blockbuster been so filled to the brim with intricate, nonsensical, transcendently stupid world building. Within the first twenty minutes, an amber-encrusted Egypt obsessed with pageantry and grand gestures becomes a fiery hellscape ruled by winged mechs with designs based on dense Egyptian mythology shooting laser beams at each other.
From there, the mythology keeps building an ornate, jeweled ladder to nowhere, throwing in every manner of insane set decoration, from immortal leviathans made of smoke to chariots led by gigantic scarabs to floating portals to nether realms. But while the film becomes a constant test to outdo itself, the raw ambition isn’t nearly enough to make up for the content of the actual film: an ungainly, ugly, nearly interminable monstrosity. »
- Michael Snydel
As The Merc With The Mouth breaks box office records like they’re fourth walls, we look ahead to his next movie, Deadpool 2…
Deadpool is currenly raking in more money at the global box office than even the most optimistic 20th Century Fox executive could have possibly imagined. And they probably can imagine a lot. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the sequel has already been announced.
The film doesn’t have a release date yet, but there are plenty of details about the film out in the public domain already. Here’s everything we know about The Merc With The Mouth’s sequel…
Deadpool 2 Creative Talent: Who’S Coming Back?
Last year, Ben Kingsley's brain was put into the body of Ryan Reynolds, and the result was the terrible "Self/Less." But if you need your annual quota of brain/body switching movies filled, then the good news is that "Criminal" is on the way, and it boasts a surprisingly deep cast. Read More: Tarsem Singh's 'Self/Less' Starring Ryan Reynolds And Ben Kingsley Directed by Ariel Vroman ("The Iceman"), the movie stars Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Gal Gadot, Alice Eve, and Ryan Reynolds, in a high concept thriller that sounds like a little "Self/Less" meets "Face/Off." Here's the official synopsis: The story of the right man in the wrong body. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate in hopes the he will complete the operative’s mission. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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