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is here. SAG-AFTRA regulations prevent the cast from making press rounds, which may make the promotion of the film seem stilted. However, a quieter circuit before the release could set the bar higher for audiences and create a better experience. The buzz has been centered around the fact that the film is not only the first Latino-centric mainstream superhero with a predominantly Latin cast, but also the first character to be part of James Gunn’s New Universe continuity with the DCU. The film has also been predicted by box office analysts as being one that could beat the summer’s sensation, Barbie
, this weekend. Blue Bettle is rated fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 77% score from critics and a 93% score from the audience. The film also has a Metacritic score of 61 with a user score of 6.0 based on 43 reviews. Our review by Brad Hamerly gave it a less-than-lukewarm reception saying, “
Blue Beetle continues the downward spiral of most live action comic book movies that have graced our screens over the past few years from both DC and Marvel. It’s not that the movie is bad, but it’s that it’s nothing new. He adds, “Everything in this movie has already been done, and better.” He says that, “…any movie that dares take on an origin tale needs to find a new way of telling that story. Think about the way
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse introduced us to Miles Morales in a new and interesting way even though we had seen that origin story done several times before or the way Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix crafted an entirely original take of one of the greatest screen villains of all time in Joker.“However, critics do not speak for everyone, so what do you, the public, think of it? Is this a good beginning for the DCU? Is it entertaining? Sound off below! Sound off below!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqAOoptOxQs