Posts Tagged ‘Wonder Woman’

lady bloodfightEvery once in a while, we here at Moshpits and Movies like do something new here called Tuesday Night Fights when the proper film is made available to us. For example, we just recently did Arnold Schwarzenegger against The Predator from the film Predator or a while ago when we did Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris from Way Of The Dragon. So for this week’s special presentation brought to you courtesy of Ass Whoopin Wednesdays, we are ditching the guys and seeing how bad ass the ladies can be when we check out Lady Bloodfight. Two fighters named Shu (Muriel Hofmann) and Wai (Kathy Wu) battled to a draw in the finals of a Kumite. Wai was unhappy with the council calling it a draw so the council made a decision that each one would have to find someone to take their place at the very next Kumite. After nine months of searching, each one stumbles upon a girl they deem is worthy. For Shu, its in the form of American girl Jane Jones (Amy Johnston), who is in search of answers, but wants to participate in the Kumite in hopes of getting it. For Wai, it’s in the form of the cocky thief who has some skills in Ling Chow (Jenny Wu). After months of training they are put to the test. The film also stars Jet Tranter (Thor: Ragnarok) as Cassidy, Mayling Ng (Wonder Woman) as Svietta Chekhov, Kirt Kishita (Ghost In The Shell) as Mr. Sang, and the film was directed by Chris Nahon (Kiss Of The Dragon).

TNF Chekhov vs JonesJane Jones’s (Johnston) road to the finals was a little different than that of her counterpart Ling Chow (Jenny Wu). After a win in the opening round that almost saw her lose, she lost her sensei after she was caught beating up some dudes that had stolen her bag in the beginning of the film. She also witnessed the death of a new friend in Cassidy at the hands of her semifinal opponent, the ruthless Russian Svietta Chekhov. After taking her time coming out, Jane made her way to the mat to face what could be her toughest opponent in Chekhov. Chekhov started the match as the aggressor, but Jones was keeping her cool the whole time as she avoided the initial attack and was able to get a roundhouse kick to the jaw. After some grappling, Chekhov was able to get some elbows to the midsection and had our heroine in a head scissors lock. The damage was done and Jones was dazed and confused. Chekhov took full advantage of it with a full mount on the ground and she started pounding away with some vicious rights and lefts that left Jones out. As the council woman began to announce Chekhov as the winner, she stopped as Jones began showing life. Jones began breaking apart Chekhov with some brutal kicks and even a superman punch that sent her to the mat. She ended the match with a brutal roundhouse kick that knocked Chekhov out for good. Jones was in the finals awaiting her opponent Ling Chow.

TNF Jones Vs ChowThere was a lot of damage done to Jones coming into the final match, but that didn’t stop her or her sensei from showing up to take on Ling Chow who had gone through less damage throughout the tournament. Ling Chow was smart in the opening minutes of the match hitting her with a backhand that opened up a chance to hit her damaged rib cage which she did, but that didn’t deter the American. Ling was trying to force Jones outside of the lines which would mean a win for Ling, but Jones had something to prove. She was still taking some punishment though with some mean hits to the ribs and back as well as some lethal strikes to the head. Jones was trying to fight back as she was able to get a good shot to the stomach with a nice kick, but Ling was merciless and kept on the attack eventually hitting Jones with a shot to the ear that affected her ear drum. It was then that a little bit of inspiration came her way that may deliver a bit of a boost for the match in the form of a vision of her father.

TNF Jones Vs Chow 2Jones would come at Ling hard with three straight round house kicks that found their mark sending the favorite to the mat. Jones was on a roll as every kick and punch was finding their mark on Ling who had no answer for this miraculous comeback that we were witnessing from Jones. Then when we least expected it with Ling toeing the line of being eliminated if she crosses it, she gets hit with a Bruce Lee like thrust kick that launches her way out of the ring and into the water making Jones the winner of the match and the Kumite. After the match, Sang revealed that he had killed Wai’s brother and that he had not committed suicide over Shu as Wai had always thought. They would go on to bring the circle back together and they started a school together and everyone lived happily ever after. I thought that this was actually a pretty decent film even though it sort of follows the formula of Bloodsport, but they do make it their own. The fight scenes are pretty good as you get into the film, but the opening of the film could have been better. I thought the acting was actually pretty good despite not knowing a lot of the women in the film. The one problem I had with it was if you’re trying to make a serious Women’s Kung Fu film, then why have the bathroom scene when all the women first get together? It didn’t make a lot of sense unless you’re trying to target an all male crowd. Nonetheless, I am going to give the film an B- for a final grade because I enjoyed it.

gal-Gadot-Wonder-Woman-movie-June-2017The most anticipated film from Warner Brothers and DC Comics is most definitely the film Wonder Woman which stars Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious) as the Amazonian title character that officially hits theaters later today. With the release of the film, DC Comics because the first entity in this war of comic worlds to release a film where the lead character is a woman. A risky endeavor for the company who has been falling behind, but a very bold one. The film is a flashback into how Diana Prince became Wonder Woman from her early life in Themyscira to the day English spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) lands in the ocean near the island. You see she live son an island that is surrounded by Amazonian women as a way to protect them from Aries the God of war. The very fact that Steve lands there threatens their everyday life, but Diana can not stand by while war is occurring in an entirely different world then she knows. Diana and the others have a duty to protect all mankind from evil and war so she sets off to destroy Aries before World War I gets too out of hand. The film also stars Connie Nielsen (One Hour Photo) as Hippolyta, Robin Wright (The Princess Bride) as Antiope, Danny Huston (21 Grams) as Ludendorff, David Thewlis (Naked) as Sir Patrick, Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle) as Sameer, Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting) as Charlie, Eugene Brave Rock (The Revenant) as The Chief, Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In) as Dr. Maru, and the film was directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster).

wonder-woman-2017-56Spoiler Alert: There is going to be some information leaked in this article that could give away some details or all the details in the film. So either proceed with caution or do not read any further, but you were warned. I do not know how else to express how joyful I am in the fact that I may have just seen the best film of the year and the best Superhero film of the year. Am I bold in saying that Patty Jenkins may be the savior of DC’s Cinematic Universe? Or was she just the first step in correcting the wrongs of the past couple of years in the minds and hearts of fans? I am just sad that it took 76 years just for Wonder Woman to finally have her moment to shine on the silver screen because this was a masterpiece.  It had it all from a powerful and excellent script, great cinematography, and it had absolutely no filler and it didn’t struggle with an origin story as Marvel did with the first Captain America film. Not to mention that Gal Gadot displayed courage, passion, beauty, and strength in the role of Wonder Woman and not to mention she was excellent in the film as was Pine and everyone I mentioned above. If you’re worried about the acting in the film, then I suggest you put the worries aside. It had great acting, suspense, and it has humor in the film which was a nice addition. This was by far one of my favorite films that DC has done now and in it’s history. It proved that a woman could be a strong lead and it proved that they were miles ahead of Marvel in that department. I am going to give the film an A++ for a final grade because it deserves it and then some.

Jla_doom_2012A lot of DC Comics fans are going to be so happy when all of DC’s plans are fulfilled and you see the first Justice League film come out in the theaters. But for now, we have all of the animated films to watch to see what kind of scenarios they could come up with for the film. For today’s Super Sunday film, I watched the 2012 animated film Justice League: Doom. In the film, Batman (Kevin Conroy) has some special files which are contingency plans to contain all of the members of the Justice League just in case they went bad. Well, the self proclaimed God Vandal Savage (Phil Morris) sends Mirror Master into the bat cave to steal all of the information that will tell him about all of their weaknesses. With this information, he sends in a team of super villains to vanquish the Earth of the super heroes so that he can carry out his plans of world domination. The film also stars Tim Daly (Wings) as Superman, Susan Eisenberg (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) as Wonder Woman, Nathan Fillion (Slither) as The Green Lantern, Carl Lumbly (Men Of Honor) as Martian Manhunter, Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) as The Flash, Bumper Robinson (Enemy Mine) as Cyborg, Carlos Alazraqui (Happy Feet) as Bane, Claudia Black (Rango) as Cheetah, Olivia d’Abo (Conan The Destroyer) as Star Sapphire, and the film was directed by Lauren Montgomery (Superman/Doomsday).

LegionOfDoomI actually loved the concept of the story for this film because it gives us a different look than what we usually get because all of their identities are compromised. Think about it, Randal Savage learns about all of their weaknesses and then sends Bane and Co. to take care of business so that he can go ahead with his master plan without those pesky superheroes around. We actually see most of superheroes defeated by The Legion Of Doom and like a phoenix they rise from the ashes to hopefully save the day (watch the film to find out). The only thing I didn’t like about the film was the voice they chose for Bane, but then again some people have a problem with Tom Hardy as Bane. I certainly didn’t, but you can please everyone (me included). This one is definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of DC Comics and any of the animated stuff they have put out over the years. Here’s to the future, but for now I am going to give this film an B+ for a final grade.

justice-league-alex-ross-970x545If you’re a fan of Comic Book movies and DC Comics then you are about to get really excited as Warner Brothers announce their plans for the future and the unveiling every DC Comics based film they will make. Warner Brothers had to do something to compete with the Marvel take over in the news especially after they announced that Robert Downey Jr. would be starring in the third Captain America film bringing on the civil war in the Marvel Universe. So at the annual shareholders meeting they announced that they will start with the proposed Suicide Squad film in 2016, two films with Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own film and the Justice League film in 2017, and then they announced new follow ups to Batman and Superman, plus a Green Lantern reboot, and the proposed Aquaman with Jason Momoa. Ezra Miller from The Perks Of Being Wallflower will play The Flash in 2018, and they announced Shazam with The Rock as Black Adam, and a Cyborg film.  There is no timeline for th efollow up Batman and Superman films, but the company announced they would love to do them in the future. Below is the timeline:

Aug. 5, 2016: Suicide Squad
June 23, 2017: Wonder Woman
Nov. 17, 2017: Justice League
March 23, 2018: The Flash
July 27, 2018: Aquaman
April 5, 2019: Shazam
June 14, 2019: Justice League 2
April 3, 2020: Cyborg
June 19, 2020: Green Lantern

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