Wednesday, December 12, 2018

What is Onward?


What is "Onward?"

Apparently, its an upcoming movie from Disney and Pixar. Thankfully, its not a sequel to the studios impressive stack of movies. They are making something original again. In my mind, when Pixar is working in non-sequel mode, they make some of their very best work. Apparently, Chris Pratt and Tom Holland will be joining Octavia Spencer and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the movie. Good to know both Star Lord and Spiderman didn't turn to dust. It looks like for this Pixar movie, they will be taking us to a fantasy world, where Pratt and Holland will be voicing two elves. The two elves will be searching for a special type of magic that will allow the two elves to spend one last day with their deceased father. 

According to my source, the movie will be full of all sorts of fantasy creatures but will not feature any humans. Good. There is always a need to push a human character onto movies like this as if we can't engage in other beings. If anybody can make sure we feel empathy and emotions towards any sort of being, its Pixar. I mean look what they've done with toys and mice and robots and superheroes and monsters and bugs and ghosts and cars and dinosaurs and fish. Hell, even feelings have feelings in Pixar movies. If anything, it will be interesting to see how Pixar bends their own formula. 

I like the cast and I am willing to see a trailer.

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Catching Up

This is the time of year where I am watching so many movies at one time, I forget to post a review or thoughts on this website. I do apologize for that. But December is traditionally the month where critics of any kind get ready to release their end-of-the-year lists. I love this time of year. I love trying to sum up what the year meant to me. Of course, there is no event that will have a longer positive affect on me than the birth of my first daughter. That takes the cake this year for sure, and no matter how many ups and downs I had this year, 2018 was a win simply because my daughter was born. But that's completely personal.

When it comes to movies, like every December, I am hard at work. I am re-watching certain movies. I am seeing tons of stuff for the very first time. I spend each week of the month cramming in as many last-minute movies as I can. I've got some reviews I will be preparing for the weekend. But I will say right now, if you need something to rent. Check out both "Searching" and "Peppermint" if you haven't yet. Those are both available to rent, however you even do that these days.

"Searching'' is the best possible example of modern thriller that I can name. If Alfred Hitchcock was omnipresent and was still making movies today, he probably would have made "Searching" himself. I have to admit though, I was ready to hate it. It is structured much like those stupid "Unfriended" movies. The entire movie takes place on a computer screen or cellular device screen. There is never any regularly filmed actor action. The whole thing is told through technology and screens. John Cho plays a loving father who is trying to cope with his daughter after his wife is killed after a long battle with cancer. One day, she goes missing. The entire movie is how the father uses technology to learn what happened to her. Even though there is a unique hook that the entire movie rests on, the movie still carries every bit of emotion, every tense bit of set-up, and keeps you well on the edge of your seat. Sometimes movies that are built on a gimmick hardly work, but "Searching" definitely delivers the goods. Whatever you think is going to happen by the end of the movie, let me tell you, it ain't happening!

"Peppermint" stars Jennifer Garner. Its pretty much set up like another "Death Wish" style movie. A woman's entire family is gunned down by bad guys. She tries going after the bad guys the legal way. It doesn't work because of a wrongheaded, corrupt system. So she takes the law into her own hands. Its a movie we've seen a thousand times before. So in a situation like this, what I look for the most is how much I care about the characters. I love a movie where somebody kicks lots of ass, but do they deserve that time to shine? Garner throws herself at this role, and it pays off in a big way. There is just enough emotional heft to make it count. I may not be over-the-moon for the movie, but I highly recommend it!

I was reading online last week and came across an idea that a film critic I like is going to approach. I was so inspired by the idea that I think I am going to take it on myself. Every year, anybody who is a critic of anything, whether its movies or TV or books or comics or food...makes a top ten list of the year. More often than not, no matter what someone writes and no matter how respected they are, people will just argue their list. "This should be higher on the list! This should be lower on this! Where's this, that and other thing!" You see it everywhere on this time of year. Even the legendary Roger Ebert has been quoted as saying "Nobody says my list is just fine." What is it about entertainment that makes us so defensive? And what is it about the number ten that each list maker has been following for the end of year since the dawn of existence? Does it have to do with the ten commandments? Just a guess.

I think I've always done a good job making top ten lists every year. But there is certainly more than ten movies that define my movie year. Thankfully on my own site, nobody has been openly hostile, but the biggest complaint I get every year is "Shawn, I haven't heard of half the movies on your list." I get it. I'm a movie nerd. I look under every rock trying to find anything and everything that I can possibly watch. I watch stuff that I think looks bad, simply to see if there is anything good hidden inside. If you picked a movie at random, I would probably happily sit down to watch it with you. Its just the way I'm wired. So why not make a list that focuses on that wiring issue? Without making it so long that it just comes off as a big list of movies?

So I'm going to try this...

There are five movies I have in my head right now from 2018. They are movies so special that they tower over everything else I have seen this year. Those are definitely my top five and I will publish a top five and discuss why I love those movies so much. Go ahead and try to guess them if you wish, but I can assure you, its not the top five you think it is. Along with the top five, I am going to publish a list of 25 more movies that I found essential during 2018. Things I watched repeatedly, things that hit me on a personal level, things had a certain feature that I thought made the year memorable... all of those will be published in the 25 list. Alphabetically, with no rankings whatsoever! With a brand new format, I hope that you guys will engage with the list in a brand new way.

There is still plenty of stuff I am planning on seeing before the years over, so this could change. Maybe the top five will become a top six. Maybe some things I am thinking of adding will fall by the wayside. I don't know. I just think 30 is a decently paced list where you can a really good understanding of just how good 2018 truly was. Only time will tell though. My list isn't coming till January though, because I work until the very end of the year to see everything I possibly can!

Enjoy the rest of the year and stay tuned to January.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Godzilla: King of Monsters second trailer



When Hollywood began its marketing for "Godzilla" in 2014, I loved just how chilling many of the trailers were. Because lets face it, it would be creepy as shit if giant monsters where just walking the earth. Especially if one of them breathed fire. While the second trailer of "Godzilla: King of Monsters" is a little bit more playful in tone. We are looking at an apocalyptic landscape of a world being torn apart by a monster war. Its thrilling, but its equally chilling.

We've got a landslide of wonderful actors in this. Vera Farminga, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Zhang Ziyi, Charles Dance and Bradley Whitford all in the same movie gives me many happy thoughts. Millie Bobby Brown who has grown immensely from her popularity on "Stranger Things" looks like she's having a good time here. I also love that Ken Watanabe returns for seconds in this movie. So on the human side of things, we've got a great cast to look forward to.

The monsters themselves are quite lovely I must say. We get Mothra, the giant moth. We get a good glimpse of Godzilla. We get a good glimpse of Rodan and King Ghidorah too. All of the monster designs are breathtaking. We got introduced to Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah at the end of "Kong: Skull Island." But I don't think we can count on a King Kong appearance. I am sure they are saving him for the Godzilla versus King Kong movie that is on its way. This movie is bound to be a monster overload. So exciting.

Review: Netflix's "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" is neither a children's movie or a blockbuster

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Review
Andy Serkis is our great digital star. From portraying Gollum in "Lord of the Rings," to King Kong in Peter Jackson's recent remake of "King Kong," to Cesar in the "Planet of the Apes" prequel trilogy" all the way over to Supreme Leader Snoke in the latest "Star Wars" movies. He's certainly helped change the way we view special effects in Hollywood and pioneered what actors could do along with the new technology. Its always a pleasure to see an artist push themselves, trying once again to break new ground. Andy Serkis has now stepped into the director's chair for "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" which yet another live-action retelling of "The Jungle Book."

Serkis' movie has had a rough upbringing. It was originally made in 2016, but he there was time set aside for technology to catch up ever slow slightly to fit Serkis' vision. Plus Paramount Pictures wanted to distance themselves from Disney's "The Jungle Book" that came out that same year. This was bound to be yet another example of Hollywood studios going toe-to-toe with identical material. Every once in awhile movies with the exact same premise find themselves battling for the dollars, and one is usually triumphant and the other loses. Serkis' "Mowgli" kept getting pushed back until Paramount didn't know what to do with it. So they did what any studio would do in this day and age, they sold the movie to Netflix!

Netflix has released the film this passed weekend. And Disney's "The Jungle Book" is still so fresh in memory that its hard to set that film aside while watching "Mowgli." Although, I will praise Serkis for not simply doing a simple adaptation of the Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling had many writings about Mowgli and the Jungle, and I've never read his stories. So who knows how book accurate this movie is. But its certainly not a children's movie. "Mowgli" is a rather mature portrayal of Mowgli and his animal friends. Well, at least most of the time. Tone is the biggest and most noticeable problem with "Mowgli." Serkis is caught between making a kid-friendly movie and also making a Jungle version of "Lord of the Rings." There are definitely some cool decisions and its often bracing at times. But the tonal shifts are so limp and so confusing that its hard to focus on the film.

Focus seems to have gone every which way during the making of "Mowgli." Not only is tone a huge problem, but so is deciphering what the movie is about. I think overall its about a boy who gets lost in the jungle and he's having a bit of an identity crisis. Is Mowgli a being of the jungle or is a boy destined to be a man? That's a good story to tell, especially when using characters from "The Jungle Book." But I'm not entirely sure that's this movie. At least not for the most part. I can't tell if Serkis is also telling a story about jungle politics. I can't tell if telling a story about man's fear of the unknown. I can't tell if he's telling a simple good guys versus bad guys story. Or maybe he's telling a story about a boy who wants to fit in? Its tough to tell and there being no focus in the storyline can be daunting at times.

But maybe you won't pay attention to all the narrative flaws. Because my freaking god is this movie gorgeous to look at. The animal designs for Bagheera (Christian Bale), Kaa (Cate Blanchet), Baloo (Serkis), Shere Kahn (Benedict Cumberbatch), Raksha (Naomi Harris), Akela (Peter Mullen) and any all other animal characters is beyond top-notch. There was a mesh of special effects and motion capture that brought the animals to life. How motion capture played into is anybody's guess but its definitely kind of freaking and kind of remarkable to see a Christian Bale-like face on that of a panther. Certainly an interesting choice that I think overall did payoff. Its a gorgeous, gorgeous movie and it certainly seems like Serkis is channeling Peter Jackson after years and years of working with him.

I think Rohan Chand is a great Mowgli, and I think he did exactly what the script calls for. The other humans are bit of a letdown. Simply because, absolutely nothing is done with them. Mowgli makes his way into a human village. He meets and befriends Messua, played by Freida Pinto. She becomes a surrogate mother. At least I think so, I am pretty sure Pinto barely speaks the entire movie. Her subplot has absolutely zero development. There are human characters here that are simply too wooden for my taste and the human village detour is a story plot that goes nowhere.

When its all said and done, I think you'll have a great time thinking about how "The Jungle Book" did better and had this been a real box office battle, Disney would have prevailed. Instead of getting lost in this movie, you play the compare and contrast game, which I'm sure wasn't the intent.

FINAL GRADE: C-

Friday, December 7, 2018

Avengers 4 trailer is here...and the official title is...

It was back in October 2014 when Kevin Feige announced the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Three. He announced we'd get movies like "Doctor Strange" and "Thor: Ragnarok." He told us "Black Panther" and "Captain Marvel" and "Captain America: The Serpent Society" were on the way. By the end of the night, even that was a huge joke...leading the official announcement of "Captain America: Civil War." There was even an announcement for an "Inhumans" movie that never happened. But the biggest announcement of that night was announcing "Avengers: Infinity War" and at the time we'd get "Infinity War: Part I" in 2018 and "Infinity War: Part II" in 2019.

Since then, Marvel has done some course correcting. They made room for "Spider-Man" and more "Ant-Man." They took "Inhumans" out. They bumped "Black Panther" to a different release date. Things have been moving along and we finally got to "Avengers: Infinity War" last year. Which ended on a crazy cliffhanger. Long before the release of "Infinity War," Marvel announced that the fourth Avengers film would not be Part II. That the fourth film would have a style and story of its own. The title has been kept secret, for almost a year. I was kind of baffled. Infinity War ended on a cliffhanger, of course this is Part II even if they didn't want to call it Part II.

Speculation went into overdrive. What will the movie be called? Some said "Infinity Gauntlet" following the stories in the comics. Some suggested "Annihilation" and even "Endgame" became popular. Well, everyone that guessed "Endgame" ended up being correct. It was announced with the first teaser trailer that "Avengers 4" is officially called "Avengers: Endgame" and it will be arriving in theaters on April 26th, 2019. I can't fucking wait.

Some Marvel fans have been picky about this trailer. I get it, even if I wholeheartedly disagree. They are called "TEASER TRAILERS" for a reason. They are meant to tease, and I think it certainly did that. None of our surviving heroes are in a good place. Stark is stuck in space, presumably with Nebula, and he's running low on food, oxygen and morale. Back on Earth, Banner, Black Widow and Cap are all crying and distraught. Their Avengers building in upstate New York all but abandoned. Thor wears street clothes, looking sad. We only see Thanos' armor hung like a statue to be canonized and worshipped. While we see only his arm, still donning the destroyed Infinity Gauntlet, walking around his planet. There are absolutely no action pieces, and there is real not indicator of where the storyline is going to go. I was a little disappointed to see no sign of Rocket either.

But we DID see Hawkeye, but he's not Hawkeye anymore. He's in his full Ronin gear, and he's looking sad. The main theory that I am sure is correct is that Hawkeye's family that we met in "Age of Ultron" disappeared after Thanos' snap, which of course led Hawkeye to mentally snap. But man, does he look cool in his Ronin garb.

No sign of Captain Marvel either, but I am sure Marvel will release a full "Endgame" trailer in March, presumably sometime after the release of her movie on March 8th. Rest assured though guys, Brie Larson is set to appear in the fourth film. Nick Fury didn't call her for no reason.

I love this trailer. I love that we finally got something. Its small, but its breaking the internet faster than Wreck-It Ralph did. It's setting a huge tone and I can't wait to discuss what else happens, what the story will be and what certain scenes mean. (There is a big theory going around that the Scott Lang we see in the trailer isn't really Scott, but a Skrull) So have fun hatching those and Marvel has done it again.




Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Review: "Ralph Breaks the Internet" doesn't necessarily break the first film, but its still good

Ralph Breaks The Internet Review
"Wreck-It Ralph" was a fun little awesome movie. Its no surprise it rang so true to many people. It was a clever take on video game culture and the tropes that have materialized from it, and that's saying something coming from Disney Studios. There were some fun parodies of classic video game characters. All of this was swept into an engaging story for people of all ages told with characters that stole hearts. Sure, the movie just boiled down to a typical Disney "Be a good person and eat your vegetables" fable, but the fun and characters ultimately won me over. They seemed like they won over tons of people. Plus, the left and right slugs to the video game world was fun to see too.

So of course we get a sequel, and while its six years later, its clear that there is still gas left in this tank. The film has been doing well at the box office so far. But money has never been an issue with me, I don't care how much money a movie makes. All I care about is how good a movie is. So...how good is "Ralph Breaks the Internet?" Overall, its pretty good. I don't know if I would call it a better movie than the first, but "Wreck-It Ralph" almost felt one-of-a-kind. I would have loved another movie dealing with video game culture, but perhaps they told all the story they could with that venture. And the only other option was to tell the story they present here.

The movie picks up in real time. Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) are still the best of buds. They love playing in their designated video games. But Vanellope in particular is getting tired of the same thing every day. These fictional games our main characters inhabit are supposedly old and these characters have seen everything. All hidden tracks, all hidden characters, there is no more maps to clear, no new territory to discover and no more Ermacs. Ralph wants to help his bored friend, so he is able to create a new race course in Vanellope's racing game. While Vanellope loved Ralph's efforts. Ralph accidentally breaks down Vanellope's game and the arcade owner shuts the game down. Leaving all of the characters from Vanellope's game "homeless." The arcade needs a certain amount of money to fix the game, money the arcade doesn't have. 

So Ralph does what we usually see in these Disney movies. He goes on an adventure to get the money. By trying to make money on the internet. Because we all know how hard and frustrating that can be. As much as the first film was a comment on video game culture, Disney does a great job commenting on the internet. Sometimes, surfing the net can feel like the digital wild west, that's exactly what the internet looks like in this movie. A big, loud, free-for-all and its all overwhelming to Ralph and Vanellope, just as it can be overwhelming to anyone whose never used it before. I really dug the look of the inside of the internet in this movie.

The voice work is top-notch here. Our favorite characters from the first film, voiced by Jane Lynch, Jack McBayer and more. Gal Gadot and Taraji P. Hensen give voice to two newest characters, Gadot voices a character from an online video game and Hensen gives voice to an algorithm of a YouTube parody, and they do wonderful work here. Fans of all things Disney will have a fun time with the characters and their voices. The scene in the trailers where Vanellope meets every single Disney Princess features voices from nearly all the original movies, even going back years. There is also a scene where Vin Diesel voices Baby Groot, and Stan Lee snuck in one last cameo. So there are little things that people will soak up and enjoy.

The thing is, this story is really no different from the first film. Ralph, whether he's trying to do good or do bad, ends up just breaking stuff. No matter how hard he tries, he ends up ruining good things for those he cares about. Then he learns his lesson and he has to repair the damages he created. Sure, he's not concerned about being a villain anymore. But now he's trying to be a good friend, and how that can consume someone under circumstances. The film resolves itself using the spine of the first film as a blueprint. 

The film is certainly very clever once again and I am sure many people of all ages will find something to enjoy here. But underneath it all, its just another sequel. Albeit an enjoyable one.

FINAL GRADE: B

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Review: "Bodied" is the most original, most daring, and one of the absolute coolest movies of 2018!

Bodied Review

In a world where our local movie theaters are bombarded with superhero flicks, book adaptations, true stories that aren't true and movies based on something your grandpa liked when he was six, its hard to push for originality. Its even harder when the studios are more business-oriented than they've ever been in history. If you want a movie that's even remotely original, you really have to work to find it. Don't get me wrong, I have truly liked a lot of the movies that fit those descriptions above. But over-saturation of anything in the market isn't good for it. Film will only stagnate if studios refuse to try anything new. If you are willing to do that legwork, it can be big fun for you as an individual. I had one of those experiences today. 

I am kind of surprised that "Bodied" isn't getting the mainstream big weekend opening I think it deserves. Its a movie being produced by Eminem, and you'd think that he could create a decent brand name for himself. He is one of the biggest rap stars in the business right now, for better or for worse and his name could easily sell tickets. I think a movie about rap battles could do fairly well in a movie theater too, I mean, who remembers just how popular "8 Mile" was at the time in 2002?

"Bodied" was directed by Joseph Kahn and at first, I thought Kahn was really starting to branch out into new territory. And truly he is, but he is beginning to create a visual signature that is very much him. He is beginning to punctuate his movies with his own unique style and I can't wait to see how his career progresses. You may know Joseph Kahn. I was ready to write him off in an early age with the awful "Torque" that came out around 2004. Then he made a short film adaptation of Power Rangers, which you can bootleg online for free without going to prison if you know where to go. Its badass but its weird watching it because badass isn't necessarily how I'd ever describe Power Rangers. Kahn really got on my radar though with 2012's "Detention" and if you haven't seen that movie yet, oh my God are you missing out. Its another film that just feels original, almost like punk rock. It's a John Hughes-esque teen movie wrapped in an alien invasion with a character that feels like they should be in "The Fly" with Jeff Goldblum. On paper, it doesn't make a lick of sense, but its so confidently brilliant that you will hand yourself over to it.

Joseph Kahn has made yet another weird masterpiece in the form of a rap battle social satire. Again, I would have never guessed that rap battle and social satire would go together. But when you take time to think about it, of course it makes sense. Rap music has always been smothered in social ques and history, why would it be any different now? It isn't just about rap battles though. Calum Worthy plays Adam and Adam is a college student at Berkeley. He is writing his thesis paper on using the n-word in rap music and to research, he goes to a rap battle competition. He somehow gets wrapped up in rapping at the battle himself and he quickly swept away in his research, and also battling on his own. 

The movie is pretty reminiscent of "Fight Club" in some ways. There is a dark tinted cinematography that really highlights the themes of the movie. We also watch as Adam slowly falls down this strange rabbit-hole of a world where anything goes, where you can say anything in order to win a battle. If you are a racist, sexist, asshole in a rap battle, does that mean you are a racist, sexist asshole in real life? Does your rap battle persona a reflection of who you are as an individual? For a movie based on its concept, I think people will really be surprised just how deep "Bodied" cuts and just how clear-eyed it is in its convictions.

Its a movie that plainly states that context matters. That's important, because its driving me nuts today. We are living in a world where everyone gets offended by what somebody says or what somebody does and in most cases, its all false reaction. We are not taking time to really research and understand what others say and do, we simply do the simple task and read a headline or look up a carefully curated quote and think we have all the answers based on tall tales and half truths. We are living in a world where a person of power literally said truth isn't truth. This should scare us all but at the same time, it should remind us that the context of what someone says or does matters and that's what we should be looking for in our news, other media and everywhere now.

I will say that Calum Worthy can act and he sure as shit can spit some game. In fact, the movie is filled with rappers I've never heard of but who can give up some decent performances. Charlamagne tha God, Dumbfoundead, Big T, Daylit...I've never heard of any of these guys. But they sure can act. To be honest, the only guy you'll recognize is Anthony Michael Hall, and he does good work here. I love it when casts of complete unknown come together and rip shit up in the best possible way. Which is exactly what happened here.

YouTube Originals have made a gigantic leap forward this year. I have yet to watch a single episode of Cobra-Kai but I hear its amazing. "Bodied" is freaking amazing too. Absolutely unlike anything playing in cinemas right now. A defiant original, and showcases what Hollywood has forgotten over the years. How originality and creativity will always triumph over familiarity.

FINAL GRADE: A+

Review: "The Grinch" is a fun little update.

The Grinch Review

I recently rewatched the 2000 "The Grinch" movie, the one where Jim Carrey pretty much disappeared into the role of the Grinch. That snobby, green monster who pesters the Who's of Whoville and isn't a big fan of Christmas. The film that was directed by Ron Howard. I remember it was one of the worst reviewed movies of that year. When I originally saw it, I was in 5th grade and I remember seeing it in a sold out theater. I still think the make-up is beyond effective. But it is kind of a goofy movie, although I am not sure its still one of the worst movies of that year.

The Grinch story is pretty straightforward story. There is a place called Whosville, and the Who race of that town LOVE Christmas. They spend many a time decorating, buy, selling, wrapping, cooking, baking, all-things Christmas. There is also a Wh- or whatever The Grinch is, there's a green monster who lives in a cave-of-sorts on the outskirts of Whoville and he despises Christmas. So much so that he plans to steal the holiday away from the Whos. His plan is successful, but instead of feeling despair, the Whos embrace what the holiday actually means, which changes The Grinch's feelings on the holiday as well. It's a story we know and it is easily digestible.

Illumination doesn't really try to reinvent the wheel here. They've certainly added content that, if I remember correctly, wasn't in the original story by Dr. Suess or the original 1966 animated film. The film features the same exaggerated, cartoonish animation we've come to expect from the studio. There is a lush, colorful quality to it that is quite beautiful. Just like the "Despicable Me" movies. Movies like this come out to appease the children. They will love the animation, they will love the goofy nature of the movie, they will love the laughs. 

I'm sure all audiences will get a kick out of it. I for one, laughed quite a bit throughout the film. There are a bunch of funny situations in the movie. Benedict Cumberbatch's voice work is, as expected, incredible. Cumberbatch has got one of those voices that would be perfect for the character, and trust me, he uses it well. He helps set the fun mood of the entire movie. The scenes added to the movie are set in order to make you laugh. This is a movie that aims only please.

Because of that aim, its really hard for me not to recommend it. Its a great holiday movie and a wonderful movie to watch with your family this season.

FINAL GRADE: B

Bigger Captain Marvel trailer

Last night during Monday Night Football, Marvel dropped a longer "Captain Marvel" trailer. Oh man, is really awesome. We get a bigger glimpse of Carol Danvers, and watching her in action with her powers is pretty sweet. It looks like she takes on an entire galactic fleet of some kind by herself, and like I said, its freaking cool.

We get some glimpses of Samuel L. Jackson, looking eerily young thanks to today's CGI, Annette Benning and Jude Law. We learn that Skrulls are going to play a big role in this movie, as the trailer opens with Captain Marvel fighting an old woman. It also looks like the movie will take place during the Kree-Skrull War, a very popular storyline from Marvel comics. Where Earth got caught in the middle of a space war between two alien empires. If you've been watching "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." then you've already learned a little bit about the Kree from that show. They also appeared in the first "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie.

I have to say that this looks really cool.