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9 Thoughts I Had After Watching Spiderman: Homecoming (2017)

1. Tobey McGuire’s Peter Parker/ Spiderman is still my favourite. If you don’t like it, go argue with your forefathers.

2. Tom Holland is decent as Spidey, but I want to see him grow up, he’s too teenage-y.

3. Life’s unfair. Tony Stark messed the world up in the ‘Battle of NYC’ and was also paid to clean it up by the government. This mirrors some real life events.
4. It was good to see Happy Hogan again. Google his image if you’ve forgotten him or what he looks like.

5. Robert Downey (Jnr.) was paid N50m to fan service a movie. Lord, locate me with the role of my lifetime.

6. As always, I can’t wait for MJ and Peter to get together.  

7. I never realized I missed Pepper so much. For a while, towards the end of this movie, I felt like I was watching an Iron Man movie.

8. Aunt May’s reaction when she saw Peter, at the last scene of the movie, in his costume, was priceless. Ha-Ha!

9. How would you rate the movie? To me, it was decent.

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Arrow: Oliver’s Identity Exposed

After six season of guarding the identity of his alter ego, Oliver has finally been ousted at the end of the S07 E01, possibly by Black Siren. While this is an important move on the part of the producers’ to marry Oliver the mayor with Oliver the vigilante into one, it sure will have dire consequences moving forward. 

I do blame the people of Star City for being dumb all these years, how hard could it be to ID the man. Deep down, I think they’ve always known, but choose to play pretend. Now that Oliver is doing good with the city job, as Mayor, I want to believe the populace will be more accepting of his secret double life, which wouldn’t be a secret anymore.

This revelation has been a long time coming, the full consequences of this revelation can only be seen as they unfold. As usual, things will only get worse before they start to get better.

Arrow airs Thursdays on The CW

Arrow: Are Oliver Queen and Slade Wilson Friends Again?

‘Arrow’ returned to our screens this week with so much action, twists, death reveal and even a coma patient – so much for one show, especially one that airs on The CW. Just kidding.

Anyway, I couldn’t help but notice something odd, something I noticed when it was employed in the season six finale to battle Prometheus, that Slade Wilson a.k.a. Deathstroke joined forces with Oliver, again. If you’ve been a long time fan of ‘Arrow’ you’d remember Slade promised Oliver hell on earth as long as he lived in season 2, going as far as killing Oliver’a mom to prove his point. And after they met two seasons later, Slade wasn’t yet calm, to say the least. Some say the reason for Slade’s new behavior is that the mirakuru in his system has been completely flushed out, but I say, one doesn’t return from such a hate journey and remain intend as Slade is. He even shook Oliver’s hand towards the end of the season premiere. What?

When I first heard of the reports involving a two episode Slade-centric arc with his son, I was excited, but I didn’t know it was going to be achieved by friend washing him back with Oliver. Why do I even have a feeling that this is fan-service and that Slade won’t survival this bi-episode adventure? Whatever the case, time will tell.

Arrow now airs on Thursday, still on The CW.

The ‘Once Upon A Time’ Soft Reboot Is A Welcome Development.

OUAT is back! Sort of. After the run of the not so good season six, many viewers were surprised to hear the show was going to undergo a reboot of some sort, with many of its principle casts not returning. In fact, only three of the principle cast + a grown up Henry. As at that time, it seemed like rocket science, I felt the show should have ended with the 6th season since it had lost the magic that once made it special. Haha! But the season seven premiere (S07 E01) turned out to be decent, nice, and had that spellbinding magic that made the show endear to our heart, once.

It turns out there are more realms in existence than the one we’ve grown accustomed to. And possibly, various incarnations of characters we’ve already come across, as we got introduced to another Cinderella (a latina, as played by, Daniella Ramirez). This means, we can have another Snow White, Prince Charming, and even Evil Queen, though I hope the story doesn’t delve in there.

The returning cast members – Regina (who now goes by Ronin), Hook (who’s a sergeant turned detective at the end of the episode), and Rumple (Hook’s new partner). It might take me a while to stop referring to everyone by their old names, so please, forgive me. But I really got excited watching this episode, it held promise, something I haven’t seen in OUAT in a while now.

The main plot revolves around a grown Henry, who set out to discover and write his own story devoid of his family. He met and fell in love with the Cinderella of this new realm and they had a daughter. There’s a new curse, and no one remembers their former lives, save for the little girl. Does this remind you about someone? Yes. Nostalgia’a *****

Various questions pop up now, such as:

– Who cast the curse?

– Where are the other characters?

– How did the Dark One get ensnared by a curse? and…

– What happened to Storybrooke, as the new story takes place in Seattle?

This and many more will certainly be answered as the season goes forward. Until then, enjoy the rebranded show called, ‘Once Upon A Time’.

‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ Is Back!

 The Legends are back on ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ – third season – still as funny as ever. I for one have missed the shenanigans of the band of misfits gracing my screen. Considering how the shows in the Arrowverse have grown in complexity and story, LOT has been good, especially in its sophomore season. So, you can imagine why I’m happy.

The season three premiere spends a lot of time with Julius Caesar. A pleasant surprise considering how last season ended. The speed with which the time paradox cliffhanger was resolved was alarming, but it made sense. Rip Hunter had spent five years building a new time order, called The Time Bureau, but in ordinary time he was gone for only 15 minutes. Haha! The episode showed how The Legends adjust to ordinary lives after rejection from Rip, because he said they were non qualified to time ride now, and how they try to fit into the new world Rip has created. I enjoyed it.

So far, no central villain has been introduced, but news report gossip it’ll have something to do with Amaya in Zambesi, Africa. PS: Amaya has returned to her timeline in 1942.

One thing this episode got right was spiking my emotions, I was naturally anxious, afraid, thinking how the world would be if Julius Caesar knew too much about the future to effect a change of it for himself. Luckily, it was a one episode plot, and history was preserved and the future untampered with. Excellento! The premiere also gave us what could be shots of Sarah fighting side-by-side another female, something we haven’t seen since her time on Arrow.

I really enjoyed the episode, and I hope this season surpasses the second – I really enjoyed the second season. Welcome back Legends. Welcome back Waverider. Here’s to hoping Mick Rory and Sarah get it off this year… they’ve got mad chemistry!

DC’ Legends of Tomorrow airs on a new timeslot at 9p.m., Tuesdays on The CW.

I Honestly Fear For ‘The Wedding Party 2’

I fear for ‘The Wedding Party 2’ and it’s for a good cause. Expectations are here. People are too excited. December 15 seems so far. But, what if our systems have gotten too excited nothing can gauge it? What if the movie comes out and we feel it’s same as part one, only recycled and more foreigner? What if we get too vexed that we start to notice the flaws we purposely overlooked in the first installment? 

God forbid!

‘The Wedding Party 2’ official poster

​I enjoyed ‘The Wedding Party’ so much, that if a sequel would spoil the memory for me, I’d rather not watch.

A popular trend is that the second never gets to be quite as entertaining as the first, but that has never stopped studio execs from green lighting a sequel when the first gets so popular its now referred to as pop culture. ‘The Wedding Party’ is one of our own pop culture, original and Nigerian, something we seem to be lacking in the scene. Hopefully, it breaks the jinx of Hollywood, and starts something new and great for us here – the new Nollywood we call it – our new way of life. 

The teaser trailer released days ago has done exactly as intented – to get people pumped and tongues wagging – pockets also itching to spend enough money that another box office records is shattered. So many familiar faces, old and new to the franchise, a phenomenal way to build a brand that’ll last a lifetime. Ebony Life has got a goldmine in their hands.

The success of ‘The Wedding Party 2’ is crucial to the way the Nigerian cinematic movie culture improves, we may not know it until 2018 has aged properly, hopefully, gracefully too. Be thou as it may, I’m waiting for the day; that date; December 15, 2017. Mark your calendars, friends, Christmas this year just got litter.

– RR.

Rinzy Reviews Life (2017)

​Release Date: March 24, 2017

Budget/ Box Office: $58m/ $100.5m

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, etc.

Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5

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Life is a horror movie intertwined in SciFi, beautifully done, and should be remembered whenever the name Calvin is mentioned – RR.

I enjoyed watching ‘Life’. It was beautiful. The villain, Calvin, was beautiful. The worst things in life aren’t human (pun very much intended). This movie questions if humans are actually ready foe the existence of other forms of life outside earth as much as we claim to be. Deep space missions are commissioned on a regular, in real life, to identify the existence of something living outside planet earth. In Life, such existence is confirmed on planet Mars – the result is a cannibalistic life form that grows as much as it feeds, its name is Calvin.

Calvin wastes no time showing his true nature; he’s smart, calculative, and hungry. Of the six crew members aboard, he made sure the only one that made it back to earth was his ride to the planet with unlimited opportunities. Very smart!

Two things painted me in this movie:

1. There wasn’t enough Ryan Reynolds! Ryan was killed just as the action was starting. Ryan can do no wrong on a screen.

Why do I like seeing Ryan on screen? 😂.

 I do not know. I think HBO, the money boosters, need to run a show and cast Ryan as the lead. There’s nothing like too much Ryan Reynolds. Nothing!


2. The ending! I wanted a very big twist. One where I’d be told there were two Calvin all along – the one that was brought on board and the one that festered on Hugh’s leg all along. This would have given me joy, but I’m good with what I waka given.
Life is a wonderful movie, and I recommend it anyone seeking a movie to watch