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This guy can make a great Joker!

I don’t know if a new Batman movie franchise is planned or not, but if there is, then The Joker will probably be in one of the movies. But the thing is, after Heath Ledger’s outstanding performance as The Joker, it’s hard to find another actor who can play this character like Heath Ledger. 

But I was watching The Purge recently and…I found The Joker!!!!

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Rhys Wakefield (Polite Leader in The Purge) was amazing and he reminded me of The Joker. Everything in his performance was so Joker-ish; the way he spoke, laughed and acted, . Actually, I only knew Rhys from The Purge but to be honest, I was impressed by his performance.

Some people might oppose this but I would like to remind them that choosing Heath Ledger for playing The Joker was also opposed, yet, we saw (in my opinion) the best Joker performance ever!

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I’m pretty sure that those who watched The Purge will get me. As for those who didn’t watch it, well, you need to watch it.

If there’s another Batman movie coming with The Joker in it, then Rhys Wakefield is the best choice to play this complicated character. 

Who knows? Maybe we would get to see another outstanding Joker performance with Rhys Wakefield!

 

-Mohamed Sherif

Is a Grand Theft Auto movie a good idea?

Grand Theft Auto (a.k.a. GTA) has been one of the most successful video games out there in the past few years. With the increasing success of the game, some fans now want a GTA movie. But the question is: Is that a good idea?

I mean do we really need another mafia movie? Playing as a criminal is fun; stealing cars, killing cops, and doing whatever you want because you just don’t care! But that’s only cool in a video game, if you watch this, you’ll have a sense of Déjà Vu. There are hundreds of mafia movies and they’re all kind of the same and GTA won’t add anything new.

Fans who asked for a GTA movie would regret it because they thought watching it would be as fun as playing the game, but it isn’t. I’m not saying it will be terrible but it will be repetitive and won’t help the game franchise.

Fans, please, enjoy playing video games but don’t ask for a game movie for every game you play.

-Mohamed Sherif

Is the best game movie almost here?

Game movies are usually rated (by the game fans) according to two things:
1- How much different the plot is.
2- Casting.

That’s how it always was and always will be. For example, Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time movie wasn’t admired by Prince Of Persia fans because of Jake Gyllenhaal (who was totally different from the Prince) and the different plot. Everyone was like “Why call it The Sands Of Time if you’re not going to use the game’s plot”. Not to mention that what Dastan (a.k.a. the Prince) was wearing in the movie was from Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within game. At the end, we got a good movie but a terrible game movie. If you watch it as if it was just a movie you’d like it, but if you watch it as a movie based on Prince Of Persia you’d hate it!

One of the greatest games out there (I didn’t play it but watching the gameplay was enough) is getting its movie soon, this game is The Last Of Us. The Last Of Us has a great plot, great characters and an amazing environment, so the movie should be great, but is the plot going to be the same? YES! Neil Druckmann said that the movie is a game adaptation, in other words, it will be a re-telling to the story of the game. So The Last Of Us passed the plot stage!

Now what remains is the casting, which shouldn’t be difficult because Joel and Ellie from The Last Of Us are very “clear” characters with crystal clear features and ages. If I had the chance to pick the actors, I would pick either Hugh Jackman or Gerard Butler for the role of Joel, as for the role of Ellie, it has to be Ellen Page and nobody else. Although she’s a bit old for the role but her height and features say otherwise. She’s the one for that role!

The Last Of Us will make a great game movie. I expect it to be the highest grossing game movie of all time!

-Mohamed Sherif

Why Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be a great movie.

With Captain America: The Winter Soldier releasing soon, I decided to mention some things that will make it a great movie (I hope).

The first thing is the strong chemistry between Captain America and Black Widow (Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson). I don’t know if it’s because of Chris and Scarlett or the characters but I feel like that’s how things should be. Even in the poster, when I see it, I feel like “Yeah! Steve Rogers and Natasha should work together!”. I’m not talking about romance, I’m talking about alliance. I feel like they’re meant to work together!

The second thing is, of course, the villian! Although Captain America: The First Avenger movie was very good, Red Skull’s makeup was kind of cartoony, I mean you’re making a movie, bringing the comic book to life, which means that the villian should be scary, well that makeup didn’t accomplish that. However, this year, The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) really IS a villian! Just from the trailers I started wondering “How the hell will Captain America defeat this?!”. And this time, the makeup and the costume are pretty good (and scary).

The third thing is Captain’s new costume. I think we all agree that Captain America’s costume in The Avengers wasn’t that good. I, personally, prefer the first costume (the one in Captain America: The First Avenger). But the new costume is great! It’s very cool and makes the Captain look serious!

The fourth and last thing is that it’s not set in the 1940s like the first movie. Of course it was necessary to tell Steve Roger’s story from the very beginning, but this 1940s theme was a bit boring. When the events are in the past you feel like “Can’t we just get to the point!!”. Unlike the first movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be set in the present, which will make it more interesting!

These were some things that, I think, will make Captain America: The Winter Soldier a great movie, maybe one of the greatest Marvel movies till now!

-Mohamed Sherif