Ant-Man

Ant-Man:  How Marvel replaced the wife-beating and neurosis with a likeable lead and a good movie.

Henry Pym, the original Ant-Man, has one of the most complicated histories in the Marvel Universe. He's stepped into the roles of Ant-Man, Giant-Man, and Yellowjacket. He was prone to fits of depression and even hit his wife when she tried to convince him that creating an Avengers beating robot that only he could put down was fucking dumb. He's been suicidal, fooled around with a robot, created Ultron, has been kicked off the Avengers multiple times, and was told by a cosmic deity that he is “Scientist Supreme”. So instead of creating a film that explains the turbulent and complicated history of one of the most controversial Avengers, they chose to forget all that stupid shit and create a good movie instead.

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Jurassic World

Jurassic World:  Dino Park II goes to shit while Chris Pratt strengthens his resume.

Raise your hand if you like dinosaurs and violence. Since that should be every hand in the room, it's a fucking no brainer that we need to pump out a sequel to the king of all “dinosaurs get out of the park and murder people” movies. As much as Jurassic Park was loved, you'd be stupid not to make the sequel. Since they have already made two that everyone wants to forget, a revamp was definitely in order. Also, now that Chris Pratt is flying high with all that action hero money, he's the safe bet for your lead if you want to up the ante on your Dino murder movie. How did it go? Well, if you like dinosaurs and violence, just turn off your brain and you’ll be fine. The rest of you will have to wade through a dino-sized pool of stupid to get to the decent parts.

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Furious 7

Furious 7:  How a franchise fueled by fast cars, NOS, and biceps created one of the most emotional scenes on film.

I remember watching The Fast and the Furious back in the day and wrote it off as that car flick with one pretty well done action scene and a douche vibe layered on top. This was shit that you watched while wearing your Affliction shirt, drinking Miller, and smacking your girl's ass in front of your friends. It wasn't until three days ago that a decision to watch ALL of the films prior to the seventh had been decided. Delving into one of the worst named series in the history of cinema closely followed by Step It Up and Friday, it turned into a strange journey.

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