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Media Update 4/29/21

April 29, 2021

Mortal Kombat

My friends and I fell in love with the Mortal Kombat video game franchise back in the day. We even created our own characters. Mine was not that imaginative at the time (another Scorpion recolor). The original movies were dumb but good fun and I am happy to say that this movie follows that tradition. The movie follows a group of strangers who are tapped to be champions of Earth against the Outworld. The movie felt more focused than previous outings by framing the movie around the very cool Subzero/Scorpion rivalry from the games. The movie follows Lewis Tan as an original character who would definitely fit into any of the games. Jessica McNamee plays Sonya Blade, for once not a damsel in distress and with an actual character arc. Kano is played by Josh Lawson and provides much of the comic relief. Ludi Lin and Max Huang do an excellent job of bringing in that classic Mortal Kombat feel as Liu Kang and Kung Lao. The movie has really fun (and sometimes surprisingly violent) special effects and I loved the character designs. The characters all felt like their video game counterparts but they allowed for little updates and twists that made it into its own thing. The movie is also gloriously peppered with quotes from the original games, easter eggs, shout outs, and a banging soundtrack. I recommend the movie a lot.

Superman and Lois

I was actually kind of skeptical when I saw an announcement for this show. I felt that Superman was a great side character on Supergirl but I wondered if he actually merited his own show. I was wrong. This show feels like a throwback to Lois and Clark with a slightly more serious CW bent to it. This show is not just a Superman show. It equally focuses on Superman, Lois Lane, and their twin sons, Jonathan and Jordan. We get the superheroics of Superman, the hard-hitting journalism of Lois Lane at her best, and how two kids deal with their dad being Superman. We also get to see their family dynamic in what feels like a fresh way. Each are allowed room to pursue their own plot threads but also come together organically when those threads intersect. Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch return as Clark and Lois and really pull out all of the stops in the acting department. Alex Garfin and Jordan Elsass do a really god job as the super twins, really exploring the teenage years in an interesting way. The cast around them is absolutely great as we see a lot of great characters from the comics and other CW shows. I am very interested to see where this goes. I recommend this show especially if you have liked the other DC Comics offerings on the CW.

Creed II

I was a huge fan of Creed because it really breathed new life into the Rocky franchise. In fact, I see Creed as way better than any of the Rocky movies. This one takes the first movie and adds so much more to it. It follows the first movie a couple of months later and has Adonis Creed dealing with his own legacy and his father’s legacy. Michael B. Jordan has so much heart in the lead role and is so much fun to watch. The movie just could not happen without Tessa Thompson along for the ride again. She is not only a great actress but her music adds a lot to an already great soundtrack. Sylvestor Stallone has really relaxed in his old age into a really good actor. Dolph Lundgren returns as Ivan Drago and also is a much better actor than he was decades ago. Florian Munteau appears as Viktor Drago and does a lot with his physicality and very few lines. I recommend this movie.

Music of the Week:

Lauren Ruth Ward – Well, Hell

Trivium – Drowning in the Sound

Rita Ora – Soul Survivor

Watsky – Limo 4 Emos

Mashup of the Week:

Mashed Potatoes – Bye Bye O B

Weekly Update:
This week’s theme is “Legendary Lineage”
I watched more Watcher videos
I watched a lot of Twitch and YouTube
i watched more Elementary Season 4
I watched more Prodigal Son Season 2
I watched more Bob’s Burgers Season 11
I watched more A Crime to Remember
I started watching Conspiracies
I finished The Falcon and the Winter Soldier


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