Movie Review: Like Venom, AQUAMAN has done amazingly well at the box office – like Venom, I have no idea why.

I was way off in my prediction last year that Aquaman, starring Game of Thrones‘ Jason Momoa, would be a disaster.  In fact, it’s made around $1 billion worldwide.  That’s one billion dollars.  So what do I know?  Nothing.  I don’t even think my prediction was based on the trailers, just an opinion that formed after watching Justice League, a movie that I didn’t hate,  but didn’t care for either, but when I did catch the trailers, I felt pretty justified in thinking the way I did.  Box office bomb waiting to happen.  Nope.  Again: One Billion Dollars.  But like Venom, which has also made a ton of money, receipts don’t equal quality.

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Movie Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE – DC’s answer to the Marvel juggernaut is phenomenal only for the sheer lack of quality.

I finally saw Justice League last night – on the backs of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Wonder Woman, I can’t say I had a lot of interest in seeing it on opening weekend, and from its relatively disappointing opening domestic gross ($90 million), I wasn’t alone in putting it off.  As it turned out, it was the worst possible night to see it: winter finally roared into the Twin Cities, and driving back to my new home was a tense nightmare, thanks to 25 feet visibility and an icy, sleety mess.  Serves you right, the elements seemed to say, serves you right

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Movie Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK – latest animated feature from DC goes as dark as it can, but the end result is mostly dim.

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Animation isn’t my thing.  I mean, other than classic Tom and Jerry, I just never caught the bug.  I have a fondness for some Pixar material, and I really loved The Incredibles and The Iron Giant, but that’s mostly it.  My most recent trip there was Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom, but that was purely because I’m a fan of Lovecraft.  The movie itself was pretty poor, as I said in my review here.  So yeah, not a huge fan.  But comic books are in my DNA, and I will usually try to watch animated features with the major characters.  It rarely works out well – head on over to my review of 2016’s truly wretched animated adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s The Killing Joke.  I should know better, right?  Apparently not, because I just finished watch Justice League Dark.

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