Superhero Movies

Dog’s Movie House: “Shazam! Fury Of The Gods” Is A Fun, Heartfelt Superhero Film With Nods To The Great Ray Harryhausen!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at David F. Sandberg’s “Shazam! Fury Of The Gods,” a sequel to the original 2019 film that brings much of the humor and action to the screen in highly entertaining fashion. In this film, Billy Batson (Asher Angel) has a lot on his plate: he’s worried about aging out of his foster home and doesn’t believe he’s worthy of holding the powers of Shazam! He and his foster family are trying to be heroes but their exploits are riduculed by the press and Billy is having trouble keeping the group together, specifically Freddy (Jack Dylan Grazer) who wants to go solo with his super powers. Things take a dark turn when the Daughters Of Atlas (Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu) show up and want to take revenge on the human realm for stealing their powers and destroying their realm. When his family is put out of action, it’s up to Billy to become the hero he was always destined to become to save the world.

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The Trailer Dog Park: “The Flash” And A Sexy Jennifer Lawrence!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another edition of the Trailer Dog Park! This week we’re featuring the highly anticipated DC film “The Flash” featuring Ezra Miller and the return of Michael Keaton as Batman! Then we have Jennifer Lawrence in a new comedy called “No Hard Feelings” in which the Oscar winner is paid by the parents of a nerdy teen to sleep with the young man before he goes to college. As the trailer suggests, all does not go as planned. Enjoy the trailers and feel free to comment below or on my Facebook Page. So Sayeth The Kendog!

Dog’s Movie House: “Ant Man & The Wasp: Quantumania” A Good Start To The Next Big Marvel Storyline!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at “Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania” the latest Marvel Studios superhero extravaganza. Paul Rudd returns as Scott Lang, who up until this point is living the good life as an Avenger. He’s on good relationship footing with his girl Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), and improving his relationships with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer). The only person he’s having trouble connecting to is his rebellious daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton). That all changes when a device Cassie invents sucks them all into the Quantum Realm where they discover the powerful Kang The Conquerer (Jonathan Majors), a interdimensional time travel with incredible technology who longs to escape the Quantum Realm. To do that, he needs help from Janet Van Dyne (with whom he has a history) and the abilities of Ant Man. It’s up to Scott and his family to stop Kang from escaping the Quantum Realm and conquering the Earth.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Is A Stunning Cinematic Ode To Both The Black Panther And Chadwick Boseman!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at one of the most anticipated films of the year. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has the unenviable task of continuing a beloved superhero series without the presence of the hero! When Chadwick Boseman passed due to colon cancer in 2020, not only was his death an enormous personal loss but also left writer/director Ryan Coogler with a real professional dilemma. How do you continue a beloved franchise without the actor responsible for the hero’s popularity? In Coogler’s case, you create a narrative that parallels the grief the cast and crew felt at Boseman’s untimely passing and frame it against the growing pains of a powerful (if fictitious) nation coming to terms with its place in the world. And the result is a stunning, emotional, and cathartic achievement in filmmaking!

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Dog’s Movie House: “Eternals” A Well-Acted Marvel Film That Stays Human While Going Cosmic!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here again with a look at Marvel’s latest spectacular saga of superheroes! (Say that three times fast, heh!). This one’s called “Eternals” and comes from the comic from the mind of the legendary Jack Kirby. It also has quite the cinematic pedigree as it was directed and co-written by last year’s Academy Award winner Chloe Zhao. That makes “The Eternals” a bit different in feel and atmosphere then your average Marvel comic book film. While it has the requisite action and special effects, “Eternals” also excels at developing character and story in a way that feels more intimate than most superhero films. The fact that these powered individuals are so relatable is a testament to Zhao’s storytelling ability.

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