Blog and Video Description: In this episode of the Mattacritic, I will be reviewing and analyzing the movie called Blue Beetle that is done by Warner Brothers Studios and is a DC comic. It is part of the DCEU. I will go over several topics in this episode. The movie will start off with Victoria Kord looking for the Scarab which is of alien origin. She has Carapax who is an enforcer and has Dr. Sanchez looking for it as well. They are digging it up amongst what looks like a glacier. It is buried amongst it. I will give you my rating at the end of the review. I hope this episode will inspire you to read, watch, and learn.
YouTube Video Description: In this episode of the Mattacritic, I will be reviewing and analyzing the movie called Blue Beetle that is done by Warner Brothers Studios and is a DC comic. It is part of the DCEU. I will go over several topics in this episode. The movie will start off with Victoria Kord looking for the Scarab which is of alien origin. She has Carapax who is an enforcer and has Dr. Sanchez looking for it as well. They are digging it up amongst what looks like a glacier. It is buried amongst it. I will give you my rating at the end of the review. I hope this episode will inspire you to read, watch, and learn.
Hello everyone, welcome to the Mattacritic. This is Matthew Hemenway. In this episode of the Mattacritic, I will be reviewing and analyzing the movie called Blue Beetle that is done by Warner Brothers Studios and is a DC comic. It is part of the DCEU. I will go over several topics in this episode. The movie will start off with Victoria Kord looking for the Scarab which is of alien origin. She has Carapax who is an enforcer and has Dr. Sanchez looking for it as well. They are digging it up amongst what looks like a glacier. It is buried amongst it. I will give you my rating at the end of the review. I hope this episode will inspire you to read, watch, and learn.
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As was mentioned before, Victoria Kord is looking for the alien scarab which is blue. The scarab works remarkably like the alien symbiote in Spider-Man. I understand that I am using a Marvel reference, but it is true, and I will make my point in this review. The scarab must bond with its host, and it chooses its host. The alien symbiote that created Venom and Carnage did the same thing. It chooses its host, and it usually looks for those that were insane. The alien symbiote usually made its host more insane and it controlled the host it was occupying.
Jamie Reyes comes back from school. He flew into the airport, and he met his family at the airport. His sister whose name is Milagro Reyes tells her brother Jamie Reyes that their father has lost his job and they will lose their house. This is not news he wanted to hear. He was at the restaurant; his uncle Rudy Reyes is played by George Lopez. George Lopez works well at this role, and he is the guy who is a conspiracy theorist that believes that everyone has a camera in it as well as listening devices. The Reyes family is proud that Jamie Reyes is the first one to graduate from college.
Jamie gets home and still cannot believe that his family is going to lose their house. They look at the skyline of the city and ask themselves what will happen. It is a good question. The Kords have been absorbing all parts of the city. This is remarkably like when a developer wants to gentrify parts of the city, saying it will improve the city, but instead all it does is pull hardworking people out of their homes that cannot afford them. It is unfortunate, but this happens more often than people would like to admit.
Jamie is sitting on the roof with his sister, and it asks her what are we going to do? She asks him, "are you going to grad school? Jamie tells her and gets this family in more debt. Going to college is not cheap, and if you must get a student loan, it is not easy to say the least. People that get student loans are not paying them off for a few years, but it may take them till retirement before they get those loans paid off. It is a vicious cycle, but this is what happens unfortunately.
Jamie and his sister Milagro Reyes got a job working at the Kord Estate. She is sticking gum under the bench and Jamie is peeling it off. Jamie is getting frustrated to say the least. She needs to use the restroom, and he asks her brother to cover her so that she can use the restroom. She decides to use the luxury restroom instead of the service restroom. Jamie points out that this could be bad. While she is in the bathroom, Jamie overhears Jenny Kord who is played by Bruno Marquezine who is an attractive woman to stay the least and she is arguing with her aunt of Victoria Kord who is played by Susan Sarandon. There may be those that are saying, Susan Sarandon has never played a villain before. You would be wrong in that she has; she played the Evil Queen in the Disney Film called Enchanted that you can now stream on Disney+. The Evil Queen was supposed to be the evil stepmother of Snow White and they used poisonous apples in hopes to get the Amy Adams character whose name is Giselle sick who ironically has been in the DECU and played Lois Lane. She starred in two movies in that role in Bat Man V. Super Man and Man of Steel. Jenny Kord does not want to invent weapons. This is remarkably like the first movie in the MCU of Iron Man. In that movie, Tony Stark tells Obadiah Stain that he is done inventing weapons and wants to be doing other things. According to Obadiah Stain what they were doing kept the world going into chaos. As Tony Stark said, not from where I was sitting, it is not doing that. This is Victoria Kord’s goal is to use the scarab as a weapon and give it to the military like Stark Industries was doing in the first Iron Man. Victoria Kord wants to create the OMAP. This thing would allow a person to have advanced weapons and she is looking to make a large profit from it.
Jamie and his sister Milagro Reyes lose their jobs after he overheard their conversation and that he must find another job. Jamie is frustrated with his sister Milagro as he knows it is hard to find work. Jenny Kord tells them that she will be willing to help. She tells them this after she told them that I am Kord, but I am not a dick. She is telling them; we are not all stuck up like they were thinking. They are good rich people out there, even at times it can be hard to find.
This will lead to Jamie Reyes going to the Kord Industries building in the center of town. He is dressed in a nice suit. This is important if he wants to get a decent job. Any person that has done a job interview knows if you want to land a job, you must do this. A good impression goes a long way. While he is waiting for Jenny Kord to interview him, after the secretary told him to sit down; Jenny Kord is looking for the alien scarab. She finds it and is impressed that her Aunt Victoria Kord found the scarab. She steals it and takes it out of the lab. She puts it in a Big Belly Burger container. Big Belly has a lot of DC content. It would been in the Arrow verse that was done by the CW. You can find references in the Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. Jenny Kord bumps into Jamie Reyes and gives him the scarab that is in the Big Belly Burger container and tells Jamie Reyes to guard this thing with your life. She tells him not to open the container.
Jamie Reyes will get home and his family will beg him to open the container, even though Jenny Kord told him not to. They beg him and he gives into them. Jamie tells them, you guys' act like children. He opens the container, and they found the alien scarab in there. The alien scarab which is blue and is why this movie is called Blue Beetle as well as the comic. The alien scarab will jump onto Jamie Reyes as it chose him. It will do what the alien symbiote that creates Venom and Carnage in Spider-Man does. It must bond with its host. It does this by jumping on its host and must attach his spine. This is remarkably like Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2. When Doctor Octavius got electrocuted, the arms got fused to his spine and this would kill him, if it were removed.
This is what they will find out. Jenny Kord later bumps into him and tells him that he needs his help. This will be after he flew around. He went to space, and he cut a bus in half as the alien scarab will protect its host. It is a symbiotic relationship, and this is why it does this. He hears the voice of the alien scarab, and it is called Khaji-Da and she is played by Becky G. Becky G was in the movie called AX-L who was a robot dog that was dating the guy who was protecting AX-L from the government. This is remarkably like what is happening here in this movie. Jenny Kord stole the alien scarab from her Aunt Victoria, and she must help Jamie Reyes figure out what happened with alien scarab attaching to him.
Jamie Reyes and Jenny Kord must steal a key which is a watch. After they get the key, they must escape from the Kord Industries building. The man who is called Carapax finds them, and he will kill them to get the alien scarab from them. This will cause Jamie Reyes to wear the suit, and this is remarkably like when Peter Parker could have the suit come on him on command. That reference can be found in the first season of 1990’s Spider-Man cartoon show that is on Disney+.
Every time Jamie Reyes puts the suit on, it burns his clothes. It will burn his shoes as well. This means he is going to have to have a lot of spare clothes lying around. This means it can get expensive as clothes are not cheap, and it is not like he can buy them that easily.
They are lucky to escape, and with the help of Uncle Rudy Reyes, they escape. Rudy Reyes created a device that can jam the security feed that allowed them to get into the Kord Industries building. They later get to Jenny Kord’s father’s mansion. It has a secret room, and Uncle Rudy Reyes recognizes who this is. Jenny Kord’s father was the original Blue Beetle. He is rich like Bat Man, but according to Uncle Rudy, Bat Man is a fascist.
This is where Uncle Rudy will be searching for the answers on Jenny Kord’s father’s computer that will help both Jamie Reyes and Jenny Kord understand what the scarab needs. Uncle Rudy tells them both that it will not come off Jamie Reyes until he dies. There is no way to get it off since it bonded to him. As Uncle Rudy Reyes tells him, the scarab will protect you as this is in its nature to do so.
This will lead Jamie having to protect his family. Something bad will happen to his father. His family must fight to save Jamie; and Jenny Kord will help them to save Jamie. Uncle Rudy will come up big because of his Mechanical Engineering skills. This will also reveal to the audience and the family that Nana has skills, they both did not think that she had.
As not to be revealed, nothing more will be revealed here. It does bring the viewer to the climax of the movie.
I will give you my rating, I give the movie called Blue Beetle, a 10 out of 10. It was fun but shows the importance of family. This shows that a family does not have to be rich in having lots of money. This shows that this family knows that it is rich because they have lots of love instead of money. Love is the Reyes’ family currency instead of money. As Jenny Kord points out to Jamie Reyes, she wished that she had what they had. She will give up her wealth to have what the Reyes’ family has. Money does not buy you happiness, only love does that. This is the lesson that this movie teaches that is great to see. What does one gain from gaining the world, but losing one’s soul? As Robert Queen told Oliver Queen in Season 3 of Arrow, what is a family without a soul? What this means is that Robert Queen was making money unscrupulously and that he should have been better than he was. He told Oliver Queen that you can be better than me, you can save this city. Susan Sarandon did an excellent job of playing Victoria Kord as this woman is vicious and will do anything to get richer and does not care who she hurts. This proves again that Greed is the worst sin. This movie shows this, and I mention this in my other reviews of the Dopesick series where the Sacklers were willing to do whatever it took to get richer. They knew their drug OxyContin was hurting people, but they did not care. In one of my more recent reviews of the first season of Joe Pickett series; I said in that review that Vern Dunergan, Wacey, and the Scarletts did not care who they hurt if they got what they wanted. What happens in this movie? Does Jamie Reyes get out of the situation he is in? What happened to Jennifer Kord’s father? Please leave your answer in the comment section below.
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Reference: Blue Beetle Movie done by Warner Brothers and DC currently in theaters
Reference: Blue Beetle Thumbnail on Google images: https://www.google.com/search?sca_esv=558765920&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS850US859&sxsrf=AB5stBgOzXudPifPZka4TR1WnBAFssHViw:1692628371353&q=blue+beetle+rectangle+poster&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=2ahUKE
Reference: Blue Beetle Images on Google Images: https://www.google.com/search?sca_esv=558765920&sxsrf=AB5stBiKXgrVY1Frq1bFyvjujRPZ6dRKAg:1692626685794&q=blue+beetle&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiW9t_i9e2AAxVwlGoFHVeUD3UQ0pQJegQIDRAB&biw=1920&bih=931&dpr=1
References: Images from Blue Beetle Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS3_72Gb-bI
Reference: A-X-L Image on Google: https://www.google.com/search?q=axl&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwix6obC9-2AAxVirokEHeYVADwQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=axl&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQDFAAWABgAGgAcAB4AIABAIgBAJIBAJgBAKoBC2d3cy13aXotaW1n&sclient=img&ei=0nDjZLG5BeLcptQP5quA4AM&bih=931&biw=1920&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS850US859
Reference: Disney’s Enchanted Movie and Image: https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/enchanted/1JjwR3lbxGMC
Reference: Spider-Man 2 (2004): https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/spider-man-2/1CNlLz5NUKU6
Reference: Spider-Man cartoon show from 1994 to 1997 and images: https://www.disneyplus.com/series/spider-man/5IOvHdSZO9kv
Reference: Iron Man (2008) and image: https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/iron-man/6aM2a8mZATiu
Reference: Man of Steel (2013): https://www.google.com/search?q=man+of+steel&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwj2t_KChe6AAxV3k4kEHceHDxMQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=man+of+&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQARgAMgoIABCKBRCxAxBDMgcIABCKBRBDMgcIABCKBRBDMgcIABCKBRBDMggIABCABBCxAzIICAAQgAQQsQMyBwgAEIoFEEMyCAgAEIAEELEDMgcIABCKBRBDMgcIABCKBRBDOgQIIxAnOgUIABCABFCpCFi3DmDvGmgAcAB4AIABZ4gBqAWSAQM3LjGYAQCgAQGqAQtnd3Mtd2l6LWltZ8ABAQ&sclient=img&ei=-37jZLbOLPemptQPx4--mAE&bih=931&biw=1920&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS850US859
Reference: Bat Man v Super Man (2016) from google images: https://www.google.com/search?sca_esv=558777580&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS850US859&sxsrf=AB5stBhf2q7lP07_ePfsbaAPlYO6mDCY2Q:1692630777178&q=batman+vs+superman&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwidkdaBhe6AAxVamGoFHWLGCGgQ0pQJegQIChAB&biw=1920&bih=931&dpr=1
Reference: Arrow Season 3 Image from google images: https://www.google.com/search?sca_esv=558787020&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS850US859&sxsrf=AB5stBg86VRl4Q-LA64hABZ04kr5cG2fAg:1692632184688&q=arrow+season+3&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=2ahUKEwiNj-igiu6AAxV4j4kEHZL1BNIQ0pQJegQIDBAB&biw=1920&bih=931&dpr=1
Reference: Dopesick Series on Hulu: www.hulu.com
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