PopMonthly #2 – Avengers Infinity War Spotlight And More!
Pop Monthly returns with issue #2 spotlighting Avengers: Infinity War, arguably the most eagerly awaited blockbuster of all time! We’ll also be taking a look at Spider-Man on the PS4, a look back at the Middle East Film & Comic Con and we’ll be ranking every Star Wars movie! Enjoy and don’t forget to comment your thoughts below!
Spotlight: Avengers-Infinity War
With Black Panther destroying the box office, Marvel Studios is gearing up for their biggest ever release! Avengers-Infinity War is just 2 weeks away and it is all the buzz! Marvel’s most ambitious and anticipated movie ever hits cinemas April 27th and fans are counting down the days after a string of trailers and posters. Marvel has been the best movie studio in the last 10 years with great characters, effects, team up movies, casting, setting and of course soundtracks. Questions are being asked…will AVR answer them? Where is the Soul Stone? What’s happened to Hawkeye? Will this be the end for some of the MCU’s best loved characters? Who will live and will die!? I for one have never been as excited about any movie release as this one! All will be answered in this monumental finale of the MCU as we know it! Comment your thoughts on Infinity war and stay tuned for my spoiler-free review on the weekend the movie drops.
New information on 2018’s Spider-Man PS4!
One of 2018’s most exciting games, Spider-Man PS4 is hitting the stores in September. New pre-order skins have been revealed such as the Spider-Punk outfit, as well as a release date and this beautiful poster. Gameplay and graphics are expected to be top quality and it is confirmed that we will be seeing characters such as Miles Morales! Marvel have dominated the Movie business and could start dominating the Gaming business with Spider-Man and the Avengers Project! Comment your thoughts on Spider-Man PS4.
The MEFCC weekend blast returns to Dubai
The Middle-East film and Comic Con returned as the biggest pop culture event in the region and of course once again it was an amazing experience. The highlights included meeting stars such as Karl Urban, Ezra Miller, Adam Kubert and Bob Layton as well as receiving exclusive MCU footage! With stands from every aspect of the pop culture world, from Fortnite to WWE and from Comic books to action figures, MEFCC proved to be the region’s best! If you attended MEFCC comment your thoughts below!
Ranking all 9 Star Wars movies!
After the new Solo trailer being released, I thought it be right to rank every Star Wars movie from worst to best as I did with MCU movies, join us on this trip and be warned of controversy!
9. Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
Attack of the clones was just as terrible as the first prequel episode, a pointless and dull plot that left us waiting for the movie to end, not a typical Star Wars movie trait. Although the high of this movie was to see Master Yoda in action for the first time ever, and epic scene in a disappointing film.
8. Episode I – The Phantom menace
The phantom menace actually left me more bored than its sequel, especially scenes that included the worst Star Wars character to date Jar Jar Binks, however what puts this just ahead was the final lightsaber sequence between Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon and the demonic Darth Maul. One word…Epic!
7. Rogue One – A Star Wars Story (2016)
Rogue one is without doubt an action-packed epic that ended 2016 with a blast! However, it also had a meaningless plot which had a small impact on the Star Wars universe and the directly tied movie A New Hope which follows in the Star Wars timeline. Although we do get to see Darth Vader shred rebels with his menacing red lightsaber glow!
6. Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
The Force Awakens promised a worthwhile sequel to the original trilogy, returning with old characters and introducing the new! The Force Awakens was a huge success reaching the 3rd highest grossing film ever reaching above $2 billion, however after fans and critics alike applauding the J.J. Abrams production, some argued it was a copy of A New Hope. Do you agree? Comment below!
5. Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
The one that started it all, one of films most successful movie series. Originally titled “Star Wars” A New Hope introduced iconic characters such as Luke, Leia, Han and Vader himself. Gave us an unparalleled plot including the infamous Death Star and of course the universally known Star Wars soundtrack. Brilliant from George Lucas!
4. Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
The epic finale to one of the greatest film trilogies, Luke Skywalker is a Jedi Knight and embarks on a journey to redeem his Father’s sins and end the Empire for good. The Return of Jedi is the most action packed out of all the original movies with gun fights, excellent piloting and of course an epic lightsaber duel between father and son. A true classic!
3. Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
The best of the worst! Revenge of the Sith sadly sits amongst some of the worst films in Star Wars, this isn’t the case with Episode III. Revenge of the Sith tells the tale of Anakin turning into Vader, it is a great story and of course has the best lightsaber sequences I have ever seen in any Star Wars movie. If I could use one word to describe this film, it would be underrated! If you agree make sure to comment below.
2. Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)
I know, I know this is a bold move with some fans screaming in joy or even disgust. The Last Jedi is the most controversial Star Wars movie ever made. Personally, I think Rian Johnson did a spectacular job portraying the characters of Kylo Ren, Rey and of course Luke Skywalker. The action scenes are epic and every scene left me shocked. The Last Jedi is truly a classic for any Star Wars fan. Agree or Disagree? Comment below!
1 . Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
One of the greatest films ever made. The Empire Strikes Back lives up to and surpasses A New Hope with Luke and Vader having their first lightsaber duel. Vader having captured the rebels and Han Solo being frozen in Carbon! The film also introduces longtime favourite master Yoda who trains young Luke and of course the evil Emperor Palpatine. The true success of the film is the unbelievable twist that no one saw coming, “I am your Father!”. This was ultimately Vader’s movie as the villains won. The Star Wars universe would never be the same!
Thanks for reading issue #2 of Pop Monthly! Join us next month for more news, views and reviews from the world of pop culture including a review of Avengers-Infinity War! See you next month!