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  • Writer's pictureLizette Najera-Perez

Blue Beetle Review

Disclaimer: Discussioning Spoilers and scenes from the Blue Beetle Movie

Blue Beetle was arguably one of the best movies DC has released in the past year. However, it didn’t have its time to shine because of the writer’s strike preventing promotion from the cast and the low expectation due to other DC movies performances. It was also released in the middle of the Barbenheimer war.

Overall, I think it's a 9-9.5 out of 10. I think Xolo Maridueña’s performance was amazing and I'm so glad he's getting more roles and is no longer just “the guy from Cobra Kai”. He truly shines in this movie and you can see why the directors said he was their only choice to play Jaime. Also, the family dynamic in the film was some of the best representation of a Latin family I've ever seen. However, the whole deal with them saying “family makes me stronger” was a bit overused and started reminding me of the Fast and the Furious meme that was going around saying family beats everything. One of the best scenes of the movie was the family’s reaction to Alberto's death. The emotions and performances from George Lopez, Elpidia Camilo, Adriana Barraz, Belissa Escobedo and Damian Alcazar were top tier.

However, the biggest weak point of the movie was the villains. It was sort of weird that Victoria Kord's character was lacking "evilness" as a villain. Carapax also had a lot of potential but I felt something was slightly off in his performance. Also, some of the CGI was a bit weird at times, but for the most part it was really good. The suit transformations were also amazing.

Lastly, the music and the easter eggs were incredible. The music was full of Latino and Hispanic classics that just further show the amazing representation of the culture in the movie. The easter eggs and slight ties to the rest of the DC universe; the fact that Jaime graduated from Gotahm Law, the city Batman protects. Another one was the mention of The Flash, the Big Belly Burger Box holding the scarab and the end credit scene having a hint that the original Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, is actually still alive, is something straight out of the comics and adds an amazing finale to the incredible movie.

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