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Is General Zod A More Tragic Antagonist than Killmonger?

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General Zod is an even more tragic antagonist than Killmonger.

Sidebar: I refuse to call him Erik Killmonger because Killmonger is not his surname, it’s his code name.

Anyway…

While Erik had every opportunity afforded to him to be the best he could be and had at every turn choices to make. And while he felt emotionally right, while he had hundreds of years of oppressive history backing his belief… and while he died still believing he did the right thing. Erik invariably, inevitably …had a choice.

 

“Bury me in the ocean, with my ancestors that jumped from the ships, because they knew death was better than bondage.”

This brings us to Zod.

General Zod was not an evil being. General Zod was not even bad or technically wrong. Zod was completely and utterly a product of his time in every sense of that sentence. Zod was a product. He was not born, he was bred. He was put together to serve a particular purpose. He and every soldier in the Kryptonian Army were tools built to serve Krypton with the only fault being that their coding meant they were designed as soldiers, as warriors, as spears not as shields. They used what they were coded to try and give Krypton a new hope. All they knew as being unfortunately coded and bred onlyas instruments of war, was violence. Zod only wanted to give Krypton the chance to live and thrive again.

To put this in context… Zod is as evil as James Buchanan Barnes. Bucky as the Winter Soldier was used to commit unspeakable acts against his will. Unfortunately for Zod, for a being built with a certain code in his very biology, there was no reprogramming, there was no alternative. A good death was a mercy he needed.

General Zod died still believing in that idea, in Krypton. Even when he knew it was gone forever… just like Killmonger. Except unlike Erik, Zod never had a choice. He never had free will. And that makes all the difference in the world.

“I exist only to protect Krypton. That is the sole purpose for which I was born. And every action I take, no matter how violent or how cruel, is for the greater good of my people. And now… I have no people. My soul, that is what you have taken from me!”

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is The Worst Movie Of 2018 According To Variety

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Avengers: Infinity War was one of the biggest movies of 2018. The movie tracked positively with most critics and landing an 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Not everyone one was a fan clearly. Variety critic Peter Debruge is on the list of people not that didn’t enjoy the film. He listed the number one on his Top Five list for Worst Movies. Yes, that means it ranked ahead of Gotti, Death Wish, Rampage and Skyscraper.

“Spoiler alert: The power-mad crazeballs behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe are out of control. First they blew up an entire planet (at the end of “Thor: Ragnarok”) and laughed if off, and then came Thanos’ snap, which (I said “spoiler alert” already — get off my case!) killed off half of all life in the galaxy. When that happened, I wanted to scream, “You can’t do that!” and not because I care about these characters (most of whom are quasi-invincible imbeciles anyway — although I was just starting to like Black Panther when he bit it), but because now we have to wait a year to find out whatever cheap device they use to undo the Decimation. In the 1978 movie, Superman flew around the earth so fast that he reversed time and revived Lois Lane. Then in “Justice League,” the Man of Steel himself, impaled by Doomsday, turned out only to be “mostly dead.” I know that those are DC characters, but hear this Marvel: Twenty films over 10 years is too many. You can scrub ’em all, as far as this fed-up critic is concerned.”

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‘Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse’ Heading To $45 Million Debut

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Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse is projected to be number 1 at the boxoffice.

The animated Spider-Man film is heading towards a $42 million debut from 3,813 North American locations in its debut, though other more conservative estimates place that number at $35.5 million. The animated superhero story picked up $12.6 million on Friday.

Says social media monitor RelishMix about the pic’s fantastic word of mouth, “fans are excited for this unique look on the comic book creation with its multiple universe storyline.

Shameik Moore stars as Miles Morales, the Brooklyn teen who’s the new Spider-Man, currently being trained by the old Spider-Man Peter Parker (Jake Johnson). Henry plays Morales’s dad, a sweetly embarrassing cop; Steinfeld is Gwen Stacy, who’s got a spidey sense of her own. Two key characters go largely unseen in this trailer: Schrieber’s villain Kingpin, and Ali as Morales’s uncle Aaron Davis (who was played by Donald Glover in the Spider-Man: Homecoming).

Miles Morales is another popular version of the character, first introduced in August 2011 in Ultimate Fallout #4. Like Peter Parker, he was bitten by a radioactive spider and developed superpowers, and became Spiderman after the Green Goblin killed Peter.

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Aquaman Director Wanted To Reboot Blade

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James Wan is tasked out with saving DCs cinematic universe Aquaman.

Wan admitted that Aquaman was not his first choice for a comic movie. The action director wanted to reboot the Marvel classic Blade.

“Years back, a couple of years back, I think it was right after Conjuring 1 that I went into a particular studio and told them ‘Hey, I’m a big fan of Blade. Would you guys be interested in rebooting Blade?’ So that was one. Obviously, nothing came out of that! But that was my first intro into looking at potential comic book properties.”

Marvel has been rumored to be working on two Blade projects with original star Wesley Snipes in mind to return to the title role.

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