Happy Monday y’all,
Another week, another new show and new movie for me to watch! Both of which hail from HBO Max!
Titans (Series, HBO Max) - This show revolves around a group of younger and less “mainstream” superheros from the DC comic universe who band together to fight the big bad. Basically the trope of every superhero show/movie, but what sets this one apart is how much more Rated R it is in terms of violence. Unlike the Avengers and shows in the Arrowverse, being originally on its own streaming platform and then picked up by HBO Max, Titans really shows all the blood in brutal death scenes. You will recognize one character, Robin, from Batman and Robin and the others are ones only the true DC Comics fans will know. It’s a very good superhero show that is darker than most. 5 out of 5 BOCs.
Dune (movie, theaters and HBO Max) - Ahh yes, the remake of the 1980’s Dune that I have never seen. And from what I’ve read or heard about, it was star-studded but wasn’t that great. Fast forward to 2021 where Dune has a bunch of famous actors (Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Dave Batista, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa etc.) and the movie is…good, but not great. It’s a very serious Sci-Fi flick where in the very distant future, we have a group of people taking over the coveted spice trade. The emperor of the galaxy decides to go bad (where have we heard this before), and there’s a Tremors-esque threat in the sand dunes. There’s a lot of world building so I imagine there will be more than one Dune films. It’s a solid film. It’s more Game of Thrones than Star Wars, but without the humor and other stuff of GoT. I give it a very light 4 out of 5 BOCs, with the potential of 5 out of 5 when we see the full scope of the series.
Have y’all seen Titans or Dune?? What have y’all been watching?