Tagging some people for this one so if I choose you, you better do it... just playing but seriously lol
My top 5 favorite MCU villains so far.
There's one thing that this guy says that made me literally flip a table and I will not spoil it but if you've seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 you know exactly what I'm talking about, and that's why he's number 5.
4) The Vulture
Yeah he's not that strong of a villain and his motivation is a bit on the ridiculous side but the charisma that Michael Keaton brings to the character and and this may be a spoiler I guess technically Spider-Man did not defeat him which I think is a first in the universe.
James Spader just voicing Ultron used charisma and although wasn't that great of a villain when it comes to actions he he carried himself well enough and in my opinion was the second best villain we had for a very long time.
2) Erik Killmonger
No I've been switching between the last two on my list for the past 30 or so minutes and I think everyone will agree that killmonger is a very good villain and quite possibly one of the best villains if not the best villain the MCU has created. Michael B Jordan brought a very explosive yet controlled energy to the character coupled with a sympathetic and understanding undertone that made you almost side with him at times even though the path he takes to his goals are wrong.
Bucky Barnes AKA The Winter Soldier
The Red Skull
Honestly who else I mean Loki has been apart of the MCU since 2011 and is one of the only villains to not die at the end of the Solo movie and come back as a bigger threat in The Avengers still come out alive play a smaller but deceiving role in Thor 2 (forgettable film) and 3 (I haven't watched it yet but next month 👍). All in all Loki went from a spoiled brat who felt like he deserve more to a powerful and impactful villain and side character and in my opinion Tom Hiddleston knocks it out of the park.
Castle Keep is a hallucinogenic and psychedelic World War II film from Director Sydney Pollack, who must have been high throughout the filming of the movie. The film is interspersed with almost surreal dreamlike element at times which I've never seen in any other war film (an oil painting comes to life whilst an American soldier plays the church organ, or the Nazis attack the castle with circus-like bright red fire engines for example). Then there is this weird narration over the top almost like a reading from the book the film was adapted from (which I'm presuming since I've never read the book). The soundtrack is also again somewhat strangely paired up with a WWII film. The film score seemed more suited to a medieval period drama than a WWII film. Weirdly though the film seems to work and is quite entertaining with the red brothel scene and the final last stand in the castle being vividly realised. Burt Lancaster is his usual enigmatic self but I have seen him better. The supporting cast are solid enough with a nice turn from the quirky Peter Falk. So, overall an enjoyable war movie with obvious flaws and certainly not what I was expecting. 6/10. #justwatched#castlekeep#filmdiary#moviediary#movielog#nowwatching#bluraycollection#bluraycollector#blurayaddict#film#filmcollector#filmcollection#filmbuff#movie#moviecollection#moviecollector#hometheatre#homecinema#hometheater
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Here’s half of my @Criterion Flash Sale pickups!
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“Look. Look and fucking learn. I drove in this direction and there will be a new person when I get there. Yes, because of that night. Constructed out of two bottles of wine and somebody feeling lonely.” I decided tonight that I’d re-watch the overlooked A24 film Locke. Tom Hardy has proved over the years that he’s a force to be reckoned with. Locke is definitely something special since Tom Hardy is the only face that’s shown in the entire film. The film is about Ivan Locke who leaves work in his BMW to drive to London to own up to a mistake he’s made in the past. He makes calls to his work, family, and an ex secretary on his hands free Bluetooth in his car on the way to his destination throughout the film. From the premise of Locke it doesn’t seem like an interesting film and rather boring, but that’s not the case. It actually has a surprising amount of tension. Locke astoundingly has more suspense than most thrillers that come out nowadays. Ivan finds out that his ex secretary is having his child so once he gets off he drives to London where she is in labor. He didn’t sleep with her out of lust, but out of sympathy for the lonely woman. Ivan is determined to do right by her. He tells his wife about his transgression and tells the whole truth to the story. Ivan also leaves his post of managing one of the biggest construction jobs in European history to be present at the birth of his child. He could have avoided so much by just lying, but he doesn’t with anything. Even when the woman begs him from her hospital bed to say he loves her, but Locke doesn’t budge by saying they barely know one another. I admire his character. Tom Hardy truly gives a tour de force. It’s definitely an experience, but not for everyone. Also, no you cannot have the code because it has been given out the first time I purchased this long ago.