Completely forgot to post this/last week... Mainly because it really was pretty crap... Did pretty much bugger all, was pretty much an emotional roller-coaster... Which I won't go into again.
I did put together a Kilgrave costume in 24hrs, but snow ruined play, to top it off the week ended with me full of cold.
So that's pretty much my crappy week, like I've said before, they'll be good weeks and bad. This week will be better... Once I've shifted this manflu haha 😂
So... A personal post that I'm finding hard to put into words.
I'm feeling so many emotions right now and I'm feeling pretty lost.
About a year and half ago I lost one of my best friends and there's not been many days where I've not thought about them.
Today I got a gift they'd got me for Xmas, not only is it fricken awesome it's weirdly convenient. Those of you who follow me on snapchat will have seen how recently off and on for about a year I've been obsessing about duality. It's just so weird they got this for me and that I've been thinking about good/evil and right/wrong... Almost like I sensed it.
I do miss them so, I often feel like they were one of a few who truly "gets me". I know I can be a difficult person to know at times and I have a thousand regrets, but I hope they saw the good in me.
So yeah, feelings... #emotions#friendship#thankful#dc#batman#joker
So this week started pretty randomly, going to a fancy dress "seventies disco" that turned out to not be so fancy dress or seventies themed. Yet had cheap booze so was still a very fun boozy night out. Then Wednesday I met up with an old friend, if not my oldest friend for lunch after not seeing them for an age. Was really good to catch up. Also that night had a great night out which ended up at a really bad / fun karaoke night (I didn't sing) haha. Then the week took a bit of a slump but me and Jack watched Thor Ragnorock Saturday night which saw great, I seem to love that film more each time I see it.
Today's been crap, and topping it off I've chipped a tooth. But this week's been amazing, different, but oh so cool!
Forgot to post yesterday as I was pretty caught up with the movie countdown.
This week's (well last now) was pretty dull, with the weather, I mean how crazy that snow? And not feeling one hundred percent, again I think my anxiety is creeping in. Weeks like this I'm just grateful for surviving. Watching both Guardians of the Galaxy films with Jack was fun... Dressing up as Ravagers for the second was my kind of nuts lol.
Also my top comic book / superhero film countdown concluded I'm pretty chuffed I managed to keep it going for a hundred days.
Lets hope next week will be better!
01 -? This film is so very, very important to me and my number one for so many reasons. I've had this tradition of watching this film every Halloween for about ten years, so I've seen this film a fair few times. Yet I've spent literal hours trying to put this into words.
I know this film won't be everyone's cup of tea and I know it's a bit of a wild card.
The Crow had such a profound effect on me, both the story on screen and off. On screen it's a revenge love story, it's raw and visceral that is wonderfully shot and scored. The film always hits a nerve with me, because it's so heartbreaking. Not forgetting the soundtrack that probably influenced my music taste growing up.
Off screen the tragic loss of Brandon Lee has always felt like a gut punch, the final interview that I've often shared where he talks about life and fleeting has always seemed prophetic and always effects me emotionally.
It would be remiss of me not to touch on the news of the proposed remake (that has been off and on for years). I'm on the fence about it, I lean towards the side that it shouldn't be touched though.
So here we are, number one!
Joking... For the love of God I'm joking!
These are two films that never made the list. I'll admit I don't mind #batmanandrobin mainly just for the eye candy that is #umathurman (yes we all know I have a thing for redheads). The film is just a huge chunk of cheese that pretty much killed the #batman franchise off.
Now the #fantasicfour reboot... I have nothing good to say about this movie, rarely do I watch a film without any redeeming qualities but this one has none.
Before I announce number one these films are some that either I didn't really think fit the list or I'd forgot existed till about half way through making it.
Films like #split and #kingsmen are some of my favourite films but like I say didn't feel they fit plus I only watched Split recently. #legobatman and #incredibles I left off as if I added them I felt I'd be opening a can of worms with the animated films. I might do an animated film list separately. The others like #tankgirl and #thetoxicavenger I'd forgot about. #scottpilgrimvstheworld I'll be honest, I'd forgot about, but if I had added it, it would have been pretty low on the list.
02: The Dark Knight
It's 2008, I was 24 and it was the best year of my life as it changed forever.
I remember the first time I watched this film. It was my Birthday, I was dressed as the Joker using the view pictures I had seen online of Ledger.
This film is a complete masterpiece, there is no other way of putting it.
Where Begins took time for me to love, this film instantly and forever will be ingrained into me.
From the slow wind up intro of the bank job with Hans Zimmers score, you slowly start to tip into madness, like cresting the peak of a roller-coaster. To the final suspenseful moments between Batman, Gordon and Dent, this film is peppered with glorious moments. I remember wondering who the hell was Ledger and not liking the way he looked, but from the "magic trick" moment he became and still is my favourite live action Joker. He's smart, insane, vicious and has a dry wicked sense of humour. I'll be honest, I don't think anyone will ever top him, it's just such a tough act to follow. Dents decent is relatable and human I defy anyone who says they wouldn't do the same thing put in his place. All the other characters are amazing, Bale became the Dark Knight and his Bruce Wayne was better in this one.
The score by Zimmer is one of my favourites it just adds to making this film this wonderful world set up my Nolan.
I could go on all day, but these things are supposed to be short!
Any guesses on what number one will be?
03: Captain America: Civil War
Like I said yesterday I couldn't really pick between this film and Winter Soldier. They are both such good films and to tell the truth the only reason this one to tip the scales is because this film had the greater effect on the MCU. Civil War not only divided the characters, I think it divided fans too. I mean to this day I'm not sure which side I fall on, I agree with Stark people should be accountable, but then Rogers is right about freedom.
I can't put into words how amazing airport scene is, not only is it visually amazing it's a little heartbreaking seeing once friends clash. Obviously finally seeing Spider-man in the MCU is just the cherry on the top. Not forgetting the introduction of Black Panther and the instant rivalry with Bucky. I've yet to see the Black Panther stand alone so I can only hope he still kicks ass. It all culminating into the final Stark vs Rogers confrontation is completely heartbreaking. Personally I genuinely hope Infinity War brings them back together on the same side, but storywise it would make it interesting if it didn't.
04: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Today's film is very apt, given we're gripped by this snow.
Where the first Captain America film grew on me, I loved Winter Soldier and being totally honest this and tomorrow's film swapped places numerous times as I wrote this blurb/review. This film as has been said countless times is more of a spy thriller than superhero for the most part. I love how there's deep moral decisions and effects in this film that mirror the state of our world, making Steve question pretty much his entire belief system. This film also made drastic changes to the MCU that rippled across all their films and TV. I'd say this film has one of the biggest solo character arc in the MCU.
The action, effects, score are superb!
As I'm writing this I'm trying to think of a bad thing about the film and I simply can't, so I won't.
05: Thor: Ragnorock
I really struggled with placing this film, I really, really love this film. I was going to place it higher but the next few films after this one all have things I love a little more than this one.
This film changes a character that for me, was one of Marvels weaker characters. For me Thor was always a bit dull, a dumb rash, brute. He just seemed to just bash his way through his situations. But in this one I feel they've course corrected him, he's still not the sharpest tool in the box but he's matured into a "worthy" warrior.
Loki, Hulk, Valkyrie all kick ass and add to Thors lineup. Korg is simply a delight, I've never wanted to see mini day in the life films of a character so bad. I can just see this spin off mocumentary of his life as a Gladiator.
The humour in this film is a little in your face and almost too much and I can see why people don't like it, but for me it works. I love the soundtrack on a whole, even if there isn't a stand out piece like there are in other Marvel movies. Again the only flaw is the villains fate, but I'm hoping things aren't all what they seem with it.
I can't wait to watch this film again later this week... But I need to catch up on my Road to Infinity War first as I missed last week's.
06: The Avengers
My God I love this movie! So what that says about the next lot well you'll see I guess... I remember watching this for the first time, I think I was on the edge of my seat with goosebumps the whole film. From the slow lead in following Fury, to the fall from the sky at the end. I love everything about this film, the style, colours, cinematography... And I said we'd get to it a few films back, this film has my favourite superhero moment in. The climatic shot of all the Avengers together and the camera pans round them, it's just perfection! There are other moments the come close, but this was the first time I'd ever seen anything like it on film, so it's seared into memory. The humour in this film is on point along with each of the characters interactions. If I had one grumble it would be the final act had a pretty faceless army and Loki seemed a little under powered from other times we see him, but given all the good bits in this film and being the first attempt at this I give a pass without hesitation. Weadon simply nailed it and I never thought anyone would top him, but they did.
07: Doctor Strange
I bet there are people out there will have thought this was going to be my number one. I was championing Benidict Cumberbatch for this role for a very long, long time. I know people don't like him, but I think he did a great job. As far as origin story movies go this one is amazing, the visuals in this film are something else, I've never done drugs but I'd imagine it would be something like this. Mads Mickelson did the best he could, I do feel for his character, his motivations are something I could relate to. I'll admit this film has a weak final act, also my main issue with the film is it's too human. I had hoped to see demons and creatures in the other dimensions. Hopefully the eventual sequel will rectify some of these issues, by giving us strange, weird and wonderful creatures.
Where last week I did something every day, this week I didn't do as much as often, but the few things I did do was amazing. From doing my First Aid training on Tuesday which was pretty funny. Where for once in a room full of strangers I was slightly confident and cocky. To going out last night for the first time in an age, hanging out with Siân and Clare at Coven, getting slightly merry not getting in till the early hours (I think it was 5am ish) haha. Not forgetting finally watching Gotham by Gaslight with Jack, such an amazing film, DC might not get their live action films right, but their animated films are amazing! I probably should read the graphic novel, it's only been on my bookshelf nearly ten years, sorry Phay.
So yeah other than one blip this week's been great too... #doctorwho#thankful#happy#gothambygaslight#coven#timeslikethese#ontheupandup
08: Wonder Woman
I really need to see this film again soon. Being totally honest I was one of those who pulled faces at the casting of Gal, but now I can't help but think she's the best thing in the DC movies right now. Obviously the best scene is the no man's land one, such a powerful scene as well as looking totally bad ass. Plus I totally didn't see the bad guy coming which doesn't happen often. As I've said a few times DC are having issues with their films, but they got this one right. I really hope they pull the sequel off, Wonder Woman deserves a great follow up.
09: Justice League
Just creeping into the top ten we have a film that I've wanted to see for years. Was it worth the wait? I lean towards yes, mainly because going to see it at midnight with my best mate and coming out like a pair of kids, blabbering pretty much the entire film to his other half is one of those memories that is just priceless.
This film like most DC's current films suffered a lot behind the scenes and this reflected on screen. But this film is better than what most the critics have said, sure it could be better, sure it wasn't the Justice League film I wanted. But I finally got to see the Justice League on the big screen, I made some great memories whilst going to see the film and the film left me wanting to see more. So I do rate this movie highly as it ticked so many positive boxes for me, I just wish DC would get their act together and tighten up on the quality of the films they're making.
10: Guardians of the Galaxy
Kicking off the top 10, we have the film that I had no idea how they would pull off on the big screen. I mean in one sense it's Marvels Star Wars, but in others it's just far more insane.
I love all the "heroes" they each have wonderful personalities, who knew a walking tree that just says "I am Groot!" and a talking raccoon would make for such good entertainment.
I love the design and style of this film, it's fresh, vibrant and stunning. Then there's the obvious love of the soundtrack, both score and the use of music. I'm betting Walkmans sales increased if they are still being produced. As you probably can tell, I have so much love for this film, but it suffers what a lot of the Marvel films suffer from, that's a weak villain. Ronan just didn't bring anything to the film for me, he just was there, then poof gone... Literally! Over all this is such an enjoyable film and I can't wait to get to it on my road to Infinity War run I'm doing.