A Netflix continues its meteoric rise, they expand their range of TV shows and movies in an effort to put their own permanent stamp on the entertainment world. Enter: Bright. This is Netflix's first big-budget movie coming in at costing the company $90 million to make. It was a big gamble for the company, and if the critics are to be believed, then the gamble has failed to pay off. But you know what? 11 million viewers in its first three days tells a very different story of a movie that, despite being panned by the "professional" critics, is still able to draw in a huge viewership. In fact, the story is also very different when you consider the professional critics rating vs the ratings from the fans. Review aggregate, Rotten Tomatoes has Bright sat at 29 percent approval from professional reviewers, while it's sat at 80 percent approval from regular fans. I have to say, I'm very much with the fans on this one.
In 2013, it was announced that Peter Capaldi, probably best known at that time from his role of Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It, would become the Twelfth iteration of the famous Timelord. Taking over from the beloved Matt Smith, Capaldi quickly, and with great ease, put his own spin on the character, introducing his own brand of fun and mischief, while at the same time embodying an element of darkness about the character we hadn't really seen before.
So the Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps on rolling, churning out success after success. It seems they can do no wrong, but all these movies have been working to one ultimate goal, a mega crossover event to end all mega crossovers: Infinity War.
So as you may remember, there was a movie that came out last year called X-Men: Apocalypse, which was about the 600th movie released in the massively popular X-Men franchise. While the movie divided critics and fans, it was enough of a success to warrant a sequel getting the green light, which was announced to be none other than X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Marvel Comics, it seems, has been on a bit of a cancellation spree of late, cancelling such titles as The Unbelievable Gwenpool, Generation X, and Hawkeye, but fans are in for a shock as it's been announced that 'Luke Cage' is also getting the axe.
I know what you're thinking. You're thinking I'm scum. Perhaps rebel scum for daring to utter the opinion that the Star Wars prequel trilogy is anything but utter garbage. Maybe you're right, maybe you're an authoritarian sack of shit that can't handle someone having a different opinion to you. I dunno, just a thought I guess, but here's my coming out story; I LOVE the Star Wars prequels.