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The London Sanctorum has fallen, I am here to Bargain

Well Marvel is back at it again. In 2008 they launched Iron Man. At the time a little known B Character to the majority of movie going audiences. And it was a massive hit. In 2011 they brought us Thor. Another unknown hero that once again was a hit. The in 2012 they did something none of us ever thought we would see. They brought together Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye on the big screen in a live action vision of The Avengers. But it did not end there. They made Ant Man a house hold name. And now they look to do the same with another of their long lived, but relative unknown, Doctor Strange.

The new film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton. It is directed by Scott Derrickson. The story follows world renowned neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch). After a tragic car accident he loses the use of his hands. He depletes all his options, until he is shown a new way. A way through the mystical Arts. Strange begins a journey to be the Sorcerer Supreme, but is confronted with an even more powerful being that threatens the fabric of reality.

First off, Marvel has done it again. They have done such a good job at bringing another character to life and into his public eye in a way that the majority of the movie going audiences will be able to get behind! While the history and story behind Doctor Strange is not easy to grasp, the film does very well at bringing it together pretty easy and pretty quickly.

First off the cast is all very functional. No that’s not a bad thing. They all do a great job. They bring the characters to life. What I mean by functional goes along with my thoughts of Thor and Iron Man, when I see RDJ, I see Tony Stark, when I see Hemsworth, I see Thor. I refer to them as those characters. When I see Cumberbatch, I’m still going to refer to him as Cumberbatch. And that is not a knock on him or the film. He is really good in this movie. It’s just not an iconic performance that he disappears into.

There was a lot of controversy behind the casting of Tilda Swinton, and I will say she was great in the role, but again, it was not an iconic performance. You could have casted someone closer to the characters Asian descent. But she was still good in the role. Rachel McAdams was also a good edition to the cast, but my favorite was Benedict Wong. Now he didn’t do anything special, he was just a fun character to have.

Mads Mikkelsen suffers from Marvel Villain disorder. Aside from Loki Marvel villains don’t historically live up to the hype. And Mads’ character suffers from it. He is fine in the role, and it builds to someone else, who I will talk about in my spoiler review on the Jackass Nation Podcast Channel. But the mark out, is Chiwetel Ejiofor. His take on Mordo could be the first and only, villain since Loki to really build on itself. I am excited for where this character goes.

The best thing about this film is the visuals. They are off the chain. It was absolutely stunning. It was really cool in IMAX 3D, and you guys know me; I’m not a fan of 3D. Now I hope to see it again before I record my spoiler review in normal, because I don’t know if it NEEDS to be seen in 3D. But I will say that I enjoyed it. The cinematography, whether it be the fight choreography, or the inceptionish like feel to it, is incredible.

Derrickson was obviously the perfect director for this film. You really feel his touch on it, and has the perfect hint of horror, mixed in with Marvel humor. Marvel does such a good job bringing the right directors in for each of their films. And Derrickson is once again an example of Marvel’s perfection.

While it is definitely not my favorite film in Marvel, it would probably wind up in the lower half, I still really enjoyed. There is no Jeebus Bonus for it, so it’s final Jeebus score is 3.5. But what say you Jackass Nation? Are you excited for Doctor Strange? What is your favorite MCU film? Sound off in the comments below! And remember, It Is What It Is!

The Jeebus Score explained

The Jeebus score is out of a possible 5 points with a .5 bonus. Films are giving a max of 1 point each for Entertainment Value, Story/Writing, Performance, Direction, and Production. There is also a possible bonus up to .5. Any film between 2.5 and 4 is considered a good film. 4-5 is a great film. Anything over 5 is an incredibly amazing film. To get a perfect score of 5.5 a film will pretty much have to be The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather.

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is Trainwreck a train wreck?

Amy Schumer is a comedian I have been growing to really like. At first her material didn’t really hot well with me, but the more I see of her the more I like her. She has tried her had at acting now, and writing with the Judd Apatow directed Trainwreck. Coming along with her is a plethora of Apatow alum as well as some high powered cameos and great comedians. Train wreck stars Schumer, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, John Cena, LeBron James, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, and Ezra Miller. Directed by Apatow himself and written by Amy Schumer.

Trainwreck is the story of Amy (Schumer) who lives the perfect life, or so she thinks. She has a great job and busy sex life. When her she is tasked by her boss (Swinton) to write an article on a sports doctor Aaron Connors (Hader) she finds herself falling in love for the first time in her life. Trying not to self-sabotage herself she must learn what is important in life, and what she truly wants.

Not the synopsis the trailers lead you think huh? My exact thoughts. Though that’s not bad. It is a lot of fun, and the cameos are freaking amazing. I was wondering how Schumer would be as the lead in the roll, and honestly she was very good. I really enjoyed her portrayal of the character. She’s raunchy and hilarious. Bill Hader does a wonderful job as always, I’ve always found his humor great. And not much more could be said about Collin Quinn. He’s always a great talent. However the break out of this film isn’t the trained professional actors. No, that title goes to LeBron James and John Cena. They are freaking hilarious. Probably some the best parts of the film involve them.

It’s funny how this story works as well. It takes your average Guy afraid of commitment story and flips it on its heads. The roles of the commitmentphobe goes to Schumer while nearly every guy in the film is want and need of that relationship and life. It was a fun twist that worked really well. Another plus is the heart this film has, that I wasn’t really prepared for. You really get to know and care about the majority of the characters.

What I didn’t like is something I don’t like about most Apatow films. The run time. It really begins to drag as the 3rd act gets going. Almost to the point that I was continually checking the time to try and see how much longer. Maybe it’s just me, but these Apatow films really drag in my opinion. Also there is a short storyline involving Ezra Miller’s character that really didn’t care for, seemed very pointless and out of place for the time it wrapped up. It also made me very weary of him playing the Flash, but that’s a story for another time.

All in all Trainwreck is a fun film; it can get a little slow so I don’t suggest catching the late showing like I did. It has a lot of laughs, some good heart, and it’s honestly a great date night movie. I’m giving it a 3.2 with a bonus of .3, .1 each for John Cena, LeBron James, and the rest of cameos. Giving Trainwreck a Jeebus Score of 3.5. Have you seen it Jackass Nation? What were your thoughts? Let me here in the comments below! And as always, keep on nerding!

The Jeebus Score explained

The Jeebus score is out of a possible 6 points. Films are giving a max of 1 point each for Acting, Entertainment, and Casting, and a max of .5 for Dialog, Cinematography, and Direction. There is also a possible bonus up to .5. Any film between 2.5 and 4 is considered a good film. 4-5 is a great film. Anything over 5 is an incredibly amazing film. To get a perfect score of 6 a film will pretty much have to be The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather.