By: Hawk Ripjaw –
Holy shit, one of my favorite superheroes is getting their own movie this weekend!
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
It’s a dangerous gamble to write a book series about a brainwashed principal stripping down to his tightie whities to fight crime. It is perhaps a more dangerous gamble to make an animated film based on that book series. Yet, in a world where animated movies feature talking baby CEOs and groceries having orgies, maybe it’s time to take some risks. It seems like a good year for animated films so far, what with The Lego Batman Movie and, if you have access to some good weed, The Boss Baby. Of course, hell is nearly upon us with The Emoji Movie, and The Smurfs: The Lost Village also came out, so I guess it’s not really that great, but I’ve been in a good mood the past two days and I don’t want to ruin that. We’re going to go ahead and bet on this being a winner, especially with creator Dav Pilkey being so involved.
If it has Flip-O-Rama, I can die happy.
Wonder Woman has so far followed in the footsteps of the last two DC movies. Whispers of studio interference. Trailers that show a lot. Very strong early buzz from YouTube and Twitter critics. And finally, the movie finally releasing and everyone realizing they just got fucked. It looks, however, like the latter is not the case for Wonder Woman. People are loving this movie, and they’re not studio shills or some asshole persuaded by a free ticket and a commemorative popcorn bucket. This has a 92 motherfucking percent on Rotten Tomatoes. This might actually be good. Wonder Woman is a great character, and was one of the less irritating parts of Batman v Superman, so there’s a lot to hope for. The biggest thing we have to worry about is the same thing we have to worry about in any movie that includes Chris Pine, and that’s the risk of overdosing on motorcycle riding and mansplaining. If we can get past that, it should be smooth sailing.
Regardless of the quality, I want this to get some sort of Academy Award just so those Suicide Squad dipshits can stop saying that Suicide Squad is objectively better than any other superhero movie because it got the Oscar for Best Makeup.