Death Note, a film by Netflix, follows the footsteps of its predecessors in the world of anime to live-action adaptation by being a mediocre film with little of its source material's charm and complexity. Directed by Adam Wingard and starring Nat Wolff, Keith Stanfield, Willem Dafoe, and Margaret Qualley among others, the film's biggest shortcoming lay not with the cast and crew, but in the plot's erratic pacing.

On paper, the plot is a strong one with myriad twists and turns. Strongly written characters emerge and are continuously built throughout the story, but herein lies the largest problem with Death Note. With source material consisting of a twelve-hour-long anime and a one-hundred and eight chapter's worth of manga, there is simply too much plot to confine into a single, two-hour-long film. Despite director, Adam Wingard's best efforts, it's clear that much of the plot's finer details had to be sacrificed for the sake of time.

Set in Seattle, Death Note follows anti-hero Light Turner, played by Nat Wolff. An intelligent yet angsty teenager, Light is soon thrust in over his head after discovering an ancient notebook which grants him almost godlike power over life and death. To murder, all he needs to do is simply picture an individual and write their name down in the notebook. After a brief trial period in which he tests the notebook's powers on a school bully, he quickly ropes in his love interest, Mia Sutton, played by Margaret Qualley, and together they take down numerous bad guys around the world. Dogging his steps is the eccentric detective, L, played beautifully by Keith Stanfield, who is determined to get to the bottom of these murders. All the while, the true murderer, a Japanese spirit of death named Ryuk (masterfully portrayed by Willem Dafoe) lurks in Light's bedroom.

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It is in the execution of this plot that the issues with having a very limited timeframe become apparent. Where, in the source material, L and Light were portrayed as equally skilled players in a game of metaphysical chess with real people as their pieces, the film's rush to climax undercuts this conflict by taking what could have easily been a manhunt that was long, complex, and gruelling for both parties and turns it into a showdown which is as laughably one-sided as it is embarrassingly simple. Light's gradual descent into becoming an assassin with a magical notebook as his weapon appeared to have been written out entirely, replaced instead by an instantaneous decision to embrace his newfound power.

 

However, while the plot suffers from constriction, the visuals and score come alive with this fast-paced take on the Death Note story. Ryuk is a nightmare come alive with a flair for dramatic entrances. Distant murder sequences are vibrant and well-crafted, thoroughly immersing the audience in the small picture in terms of the plot. The actors work their hearts out to sell their characters and, for the most part, they succeed. The movie's score sets the mood of each scene exquisitely and meshes well with the overlying structure of the plot.

Death Note, while lacking in plot, substance, and complexity, nevertheless manages to be adequately carried by its talented cast and crew. As a film, it is worth a single watch, though a rewatch may be pushing things a little too far.

Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the biggest and most popular movie production studios that has revolutionized the comic book movies. Marvel has shown incredible growth in the past decade and still continues to show much growth to come in the near future. This has continuously increased its fanbase and consequently, it's popularity in the world. In this article we are going to tell you 10 amazing facts from Marvel Cinematic Universe that you didn't know:

1.) Marvel total earnings are $ 7.1 Billion. Marvel studios decided to take the risk of producing its own films and also setting the films in the same cinematic universe. The first blockbuster that they created was Ironman which was well received and later followed up by The Incredible Hulk that didn't perform as expected. After creating this two movies Marvel decided to up their game by creating Avengers which brought up a belief of marvel shared universe that had all superheroes. Avengers is now at number 5 on the listicle of the highest selling films of all time with a total sale of more than $1.5 billion. All other Marvel movies have a sale of more than $250 million that totals up to $7.1 billion of Marvel's total earnings.

2.) Samuel L Jackson commonly known as Nick Fury has a signed contract to appear on nine Marvel movies. He has already appeared on five Marvel movies and still has four more movies to appear on before the deal expires.

3.) Robert Downey's pay rise: In the late 90's Downey was arrested and charged with drug possession, this brought his career to a downward spiral. In 2001 he patched himself up and made a comeback on Ironman (2008) as Tony Stark. In this deal, he was only paid $500,000 that can't be compared to the sales of $585 million that the movie, Iron man made at worldwide box office. He was later paid $10 million so as to make a return as Ironman and a further $50 million so as to in The Avengers.

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4.) Terrence Howard who played the role of Col. James Rhodes in Ironman, was the highest paid actor on the film at that moment, bagging a sum of $3.5 million. These amounts were later lowered to $1 million dollars.This made Howard decline the offer hence forcing Marvel to award the role to Don Cheadle who happily accepted it.

5.) The Marvel franchise is the 2nd highest grossing movie franchise after Harry Potter with only 10 movies. Harry Potter is first with a total of $8 billion. It is predicted that this will soon change and Marvel will top the list and it'll be available on

6.) The Marvel universe was created by Kevin Feige who is the current president of Marvel Studios. He is the one who came up with the idea of a shared Marvel universe among the superheroes. He later took a big loan to make a fantasy world set that Ironman was shot.

7.) Clark Gregg who plays the role of Agent Phil Coulson has the longest screen time in Marvel movies combined. He has appeared on Iron man, Iron man 2, Avengers, Thor, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

8.) Daniel Craig commonly known as James Bond was originally considered for Thor's role in 2011's Thor. He declined the offer due to his already existing contractual terms with James Bond franchise. The role was later given to Chris Hemsworth.

9.) The Mandarin is the villain in the world of comic books (Ironman). The Mandarin was to be the main villain in the first Iron Man but Jon Favreau, Iron man director dropped the idea citing it as so strong for the first part.

10.) Joss Whedon is Marvels creative consultant in each and every movie Marvel produces. He advises the movie directors without necessarily getting in the way of the filmmakers.

Conclusion

All the above facts are 100% true and have been extensively researched before being published. We bet you have never heard these facts before.

Who is Deadpool?

If you are not familiar with the funniest (anti)hero that Marvel has to offer, then you have to make some free time and watch this amazing,action-packed movie!

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is just another normal guy who used to work for the Special Forces and switched jobs to become a mercenary. His story only gets more complicated when he finds out that he has cancer in multiple organs. Desperate to find any cure for his situation he is contacted by a shady scientist Ajax, whose experiment doesn't go as well as planned. After that horrible accident our favorite antihero is born, the not so noble but definitely amusing and witty - Deadpool. The accident left him with accelerated regeneration powers, burns all over his face and only one thing on his mind - revenge for the man who made him suffer and lose the love of his life, his girlfriend Vanessa.

Why is everyone hyped about Deadpool 2?

We have to be honest, after the huge success that Deadpool movie had everyone is looking forward to Deadpool 2. Actors have done a pretty good job in advertising the movie all over the Internet, especially the star of the movie, Ryan Reynolds.

Ryan Reynolds is one of the biggest Deadpool fans out there. He is a big comic geek and he loved the character of Deadpool a long time before he was hired to play him on the big screens. The one thing that Deadpool 2 hype brings us is a variety of funny and crazy teasers for the upcoming movie.

In the last of those teasers we can see Ryan Reynolds dressed as Bob Ross, reenacting a scene from the famous tv show "The Joy of Painting". Although Deadpool's show is more like a vulgar remake of Bob Ross' art, "Gettin' wet on wet" doesn't disappoint at all. Reynolds "teaches" us how to instantly paint amazing pictures of bushes and trees while explaining which techniques and colors he is using, like 'red dit' or 'betty white'. With his unique style, Deadpool gives us a short, but important life lesson - "hugs, not drugs", while being "high as a kite".

During this short teaser, we can see several cuts to the scenes from the movie, filled with fire, car crashes, and gunshots. In these scenes, we catch a glimpse of other superheroes that will be starring in Deadpool 2, some of which we can recognize from Deadpool the movie.

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Why you should be waiting with impatience for Deadpool 2 to hit the big screens

If you are looking for an action-packed comedy that will leave you speechless, then this is just the right movie for you!
Deadpool's dark humor and immature behavior will make him your favorite antihero and you will cheer for him through every step of his twisted journey. Even though he doesn't have the greatest moral compass and sometimes he will do things that are just crazy, one thing is for sure, Deadpool won't leave you indifferent.

The first part of Deadpool has justified fans expectations, earning around $800 million worldwide! The good thing is that we won't wait too long for the Deadpool 2 premiere, because it will hit theaters June 1,2018.

Thor: Ragnarok is a vivacious, punchy film that you have to watch today. It has been a success in China, which is something we are going to talk about later. This is a silly movie with a light heart. If you want to find something serious, Thor: Ragnarok is not for you. Thor: Ragnarok will allow you to live an amusing, fun, and diverting experience right away.

Many critics say that this movie is as silly as entertaining, and they just happen to love it. It is easier to make a silly movie than a dramatic one, and this might be the reason why Thor: Ragnarok is so astonishing. Thor: Ragnarok is an edgier movie and its director did an amazing job. This is the kind of superhero movie that you have to see today.

Main Characters

 

  • Thor is the God of Thunder. He is the main character in this movie. Thor is fighting against his sister Hela.
  • Hela wants to destroy the famous real of Asgard. Thor wants to save this realm and he is doing what it takes to get what he wants. Hela is the Goddess of Death.
  • Loki is the stepbrother of Thor and he is working hard to get things done too.
  • Valkyrie is an avatar of suffering as a human (or Asgardian) reminder that Gilded Ages are built on blood and war.
  • Hulk makes some of the greatest sacrifices in the movie. When paired with the sad realization of the low self-esteem and self-hatred he has for himself, it allowed me to see Hulk in a whole new light.
  • Hemidall leads the refugees to a building in which a large number of Asgardians seek safety, and it becomes apparent Heimdall has taken it upon himself to be their protector.

Outstanding Plot

Thor is working hard to save Asgard from a bad prophecy. This prophecy is called the prophecy of Ragnarok. This movie is full of comedy but you will also see tons of gloom and doom. Since Hela has her own plans for Asgard, Thor will have a lot of trouble. Banner is also an important character who will work hard with Thor to save Asgard. Valkyrie is another friend of Thor, and this friend will work also hard with Thor. They are the Revengers. This is a clever name for this group too.

Loki is a conman and you will have a lot of fun with him. He has a lot of great things to show and you will love it. The two brothers will be together for a long time during the movie, and you will happen to have a blast with this in no time. You will not see a lot of human friends around Thor because the movie does not occur on Earth most of the time. His Asgardian friends show up from time to time, but you might want this to happen more often during the course of this moving picture.

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Great Success

Thor: Ragnarok is a great success in mainland China because of its high-quality plot. Thor: Ragnarok has topped the box office in China, and this is great news for the fans of this film. The movie has done this for two consecutive weeks, which is something remarkable for any moving picture out there. The blockbuster just got $41.1 million last week. Thor: Ragnarok has accumulated $96 in the past 10 days, and this is what we truly call performance for a moving picture. Thor: Ragnarok has also out-earned the money generated from its two predecessors… combined.

Thor: Ragnarok is an imported film in China that has grossed more money than its predecessors of the past. So Thor: Ragnarok is truly here to stay for a long time, and its fans just love it. Online reviews for Thor: Ragnarok is mostly positive, which means that this film will be making way more money in the coming weeks and months as well. Chinese viewers love 3D films, and they truly adore Thor: Ragnarok these days because of its high-quality plot. The film also had accurate Chinese subtitles along with a witty dialogue. So Thor: Ragnarok is truly a winner today.

Owning a ShowBox App is much fun and Thor: Ragnarok can give you what you need. Remember that Thor: Ragnarok is here to stay for a long time because it has been very well made. Thor: Ragnarok has an amazing plot and you will love it. If you want to watch a silly, funny, action packed with full throttle movie, Thor: Ragnarok is for you.

Marvel movies are some of the staples of modern cinema. Midnight releases, things to look forward to and beautiful spectacles have made every new release a part of our calendars. While they have taken a couple of missteps along the way the best of Marvel is some of the best of cinema. If you want to find the finest Marvel has to offer, here you have them.

#5 Iron Man

While it lacks some of the polish of the later movies Iron Man must get a mention because, well, it's why we have Marvel movies. This funny, action-packed the spectacle of a movie launched the superhero genre back into popularity with its charming lead, pulse-pounding robot fights and compelling storyline. This article personally challenges readers to go back and watch the first time Iron Man takes off and try not to think it's awesome.

#4 Thor Ragnarok

The latest offering from Marvel is one of its best, launching itself into one of the highest echelons with compelling villains, charming comedy and excellent performances in every leading role. From Jeff Goldblum's a dorky ruler of the world to Hela's imposing figure. Every major character is worth the watch. Thor shines on screen and plays off Loki and the Hulk brilliantly. Plus, the fight scenes have to be seen to be believed.

#3 Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians heralded a new generation of more of a fun Marvel movies. It was explosive, clever, goofy and featured a cast of characters who were all fun and all played well together. It also features one of the Marvels few legitimately credible villains in Ronan the Accuser. The obsessed and enraged Ronan was the perfect straight man to the ridiculous antics of the main group. With space travel, spectacles and action to spare, it has become one of the best-loved Marvel movies for a good reason.

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#2 The Avengers

The first time we had a working Marvel team and one of the coolest things we'd seen at the time Avengers still holds up magnificently. The Hulk shines every moment he shows up, and each character gets to take on Loki in their own way, going from strength to strength. Also, you get to see an old man stand up to a god and Thor smashed Captain America with a hammer. Which is great AF.

#1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America, the Winter Soldier is the best movie Marvel has made and one of the best action movies period. It's action-packed, the characters are amazing and frankly, it's simply the smartest movie Marvel has made to date. Fast paced and seamlessly melding action, superhero and spy movie conventions while keeping a flavor and spectacle that is so essentially Marvel.

Marvel Cinema has been going from strength to strength over the years and only seems to be getting smarter, bigger and better as time goes by. With the Infinity War event coming and the Black Widow movie just announced things are only going to get better.

Marvel brand movies are the best when it comes to superhero movie genre and every movie has a unique and powerful villain. These villains are always on the plot of destroying mankind and even galaxies in some cases. It is these villains that create desperate situations that call for or give birth to new superheroes. So the credit definitely goes to the villains when it comes to making a Marvel movie a grand success. Here is a list of five of the most dangerous villains from the house of Marvel.

1. Loki - Avengers and Thor series

Loki is not just any ordinary villain or a monster from some other planet. He is a powerful god turned into a villain that makes him the strongest of all. His cunnings intent and highly manipulative characteristics can make him very hard to be defeated. This immortal villain has been a center of attraction in Avenger series and few Thor movie sequels. He has the power to bring the dead back to life and call all the villains of the universe with his single command. The staff that he carries is equally dangerous and he can only be stopped but not destroyed for good.

2. Magneto - X-Men movie series

All the X-Men movie sequels have one common and dangerous enemy, Magneto, who can control anything and anyone in the world. He is the ultimate overlord of the mutant world and a great threat to the whole of mankind. He not only possesses the power of magnet that can destroy anything instantly with the fold of his wrists, but he is ultimate creator of several dangerous mutants too. With the ability to control other's minds, he definitely deserves the credit of being second most dangerous Marvel villain.

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3. Thanos - Guardians of the Galaxy

Thanos is the most dreadful villain out in the deep space with control over hundreds of planets. This inter galactical bad guy is huge and possesses massive destruction powers.

Thanos is still not been destroyed in the guardian's movie sequels and his powers are yet to be revealed. With a super commanding voice and deadly personality, he sure looks very tough to be defeated. He also appeared in the 'Age of Ultron', yet still undefeated.

4. Obadiah Stane - Iron Man

Obadiah Stane (played by Jeff Briddges) is the villain in the very first Iron Man movie and did really make quite an impression as the ultimate bad guy. Though he did not possess any supernatural powers, his cruel intentions and ability to build tougher than iron man suit did work in his favor. Stane aggressive approach to taking power in his hands makes him no less dangerous than any other Marvel villains. Once in the comics, he almost defeated Iron Man.

5. Green Goblin - Spiderman

Being a father of Peter Parker's best buddy and a respected public figure, he did not have any reasons to become the villain. But one rejection on his project at a science lab was sufficient to make him the deadliest villain of the 2002 movie. He was very manipulative and was easily able to blend in the real world each time he committed a dangerous crime using his secret goblin suit.

These five Marvel villains did complete justice in their respective movies and were successful in bringing mass destruction. It took all the powers of superheroes to bring these bad guys down. And some of them still managed to survive for upcoming movies.