Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

If you ever wanted to see Batman and Superman pound the crap out of everything that moves, then this is the movie for you. I only have 1 question that seems to happen in every Justice League movie. How does Lex Luthor keep getting elected president? Somehow Luthor got elected and his first act as president, to make Batman and Superman fugitives.

Luthor started a superhuman employment service where they serve the US government. Any hero who refuses will be arrested. Obviously Superman would never join forces with a man who has tried to kill him countless times and Batman is Batman so he would never join up with Luthor.

Luthor puts a 1 billion dollar bounty on the duo and then the all hell breaks through. Every villain imaginable comes after them. The bad guys aren’t a problem, but the heroes that Luthor now employs are the deadliest to the duo. Captain Atom, Power Girl, Major Force, Captain Marvel and Hawkman all joined the US government and are trying to bring them in.

The problems only get worse as a meteorite is on a crash course for Earth. So besides fighting a smorgasbord of other supers, there is a meteorite on its way to kill everyone.

This was a very action packed movie that well worth the watch. The only problem I have is with Luthor getting elected….again. This is a storyline in many Justice League stories that doesn’t make any sense to me.

Besides that, loved the movie. The plot wasn’t so deep, but that was because of the constant action scenes. I give it a 4/5.

Joe Reyes





When I prove someone wrong, I do it to where there is no point of a rebuttal. And when I’m done ripping apart your points, if you say a response, it’s only going to sound dumb. When I heard what St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch said during his reading of the Darren Wilson, it sounded exactly how I would’ve said it.

McCulloch obliterated every testimonial giving by “witnesses” to the Michael Brown shooting to the point where you don’t know what really happened. I said the exact same thing when I heard “witness” after “witness” to the shooting.

A key witness said that Brown was shot in the back….but all the bullets in his body where from the front of Brown. This eventually turned into an utter fiasco, where anyone who had a mouth said they saw something. Too many idiots diluted the testimonies by flat out lying.

Now to the riots that took place last night. Michael Brown’s Stepfather tells the crowd, “Burn This Bitch Down”. Clearly not the words of an intelligent human being. You can make the slightest argument about emotion and what would do in the same situation. I sure as Hell wouldn’t tell a crowd to burn the city down. I would never tell a crowd to set fire to cop car, shoot guns in the air, rob stores and more importantly not do thing to embarrass my RACE!

This is EXACTLY what is wrong with Black America. And last night was a perfect example what not to do. They lost the verdict, in a landslide it seemed. Scientific evidence provided by multiple examiners recreated this shooting with etude details.

There is no argument to support Michael Brown. In the day and age where EVERYTHING is caught on a cell phone camera, are you telling me that NOBODY caught this on camera. The shooting I mean, there are tons of videos of after the shooting.

And you can’t make the argument that people were too scared to take video. That they were huddled inside as the White Man killed one of Ferguson’s favorite sons. I remember there is video of the Boston Marathon Bombers in a shootout with police, where bombs were thrown and there is still video of that.

So you have 0 video evidence, testimonials like Swiss Cheese (full of holes is you didn’t get that), and the physical evidence is so telling that we know what happened, how did Black America think that Darren Wilson would go to jail, or even waste time with a court appearance?

75% of crimes are committed by Black individuals. So can that be why the police arrest mostly Black individuals. Just wanted to put that out there if people still make the argument that the police are targeting Black individuals.

Michael Brown is a criminal by definition. Brown robbed a store prior to getting shot. Brown assaulted an officer of the law. They have photos out of Wilson’s face after Brown punched him. It doesn’t matter if Wilson’s skull was shattered or a bruise on his face. Brown assaulted an officer. End of story.

Wilson did the right thing. Wilson shot Brown who kept coming at him after Brown first robbed a store and assaulted Wilson. The argument I keep hearing is why did Wilson have to shoot Brown? Couldn’t he have used other force to subdue Brown? The answer is yes. Wilson could’ve used his pepper spray, which may or may not have worked on Brown. Wilson could have used his police baton or try to fist fight Brown, both tactics still have glaring variables. So a gun is the only 100% person stopping idea that Wilson had accessible to him.

This morning, Jessie Jackson and Brown’s father (who dressed his best for the press conference. Brown’s father pulled out all the stops for this interview, wearing his favorite had with the sticker on it) addressed the media. They mostly deflected blame on Brown and threw it all on Wilson.

That’s what strikes me as odd. Michael Brown is a criminal. He robbed a store and assaulted an officer. Yet the story is about the officer that served justice. Wilson didn’t put down Michael Brown: Road scholar, Community Leader and all around great guy. Wilson shot Michael Brown: Thief, Criminal, and Scumbag.

The Brown family started their statement off perfectly. They said “We are highly disappointed….” And the rest is just nonsense. This is how a “logical” person would finish the sentence.

We are highly disappointed that our son is a criminal.

We are highly disappointed that we weren’t better role models for our son.

We are highly disappointed in the public our cry

We are highly disappointed that people use our son’s death as a reason to riot and loot

We are highly disappointed that Michael Brown’s stepfather called for violence

We are highly disappointed in our community that we turned on each other

We are highly disappointed that Reverend Al Sharpton made this story about race instead of Justice

The list can go on and on. I wish that Michael Brown was just an average kid that was shot by a raciest police officer, but he wasn’t. Michael Brown was a piece of crap that acted like a piece of crap and got shot… a piece of crap.

Justice has been served. Now just like Robert McCulloch’s reading of the verdict, I URGE a Michael Brown supporter to say something to disagree with my argument. Every idiot who is rioting and walking the streets with their hands up, I hope you read and “try” to disagree with me.

Joe Reyes

Where’s His Justice?

Oh have you not heard? Dillon Taylor (white unarmed man) was shot and killed by a police officer (who was black). The details are unclear due to the police chief, who has taken all video tapes and hid them from the public.

What is clear was that Taylor was shot and kill, while unarmed, by a black officer. The Salt Lake Tribune noted, “The officer involved was not white.” Dillon was said to been recognized by an officer for having a bench warrant out for his arrest.

So why is this story not getting as much coverage as the Michael Brown (black) story? Because, quite simply, Michael Brown is black and was shot by a white officer. One could make the case that Brown’s death was more warranted than Taylors. Brown assaulted an officer, reached for the officer’s pistol and was ultimately shot after.

The details are unclear about Browns death because all the evidence is hearsay. I heard a woman on CNN tell the media that Brown was running and shot in the back, but all shots were to the front. Is it possible that Brown never had his hands up? Is it possible that this was something one person said and the news spread like wildfire?

Another man, Kajieme Powell (black) was shot in St. Louis. From the video you hear the men saying Powell was “unarmed and they just shot him”, when clearly in photos Powell is seen holding a knife while approaching officers.

This is a sheer neglect by the media. Taylor (white) was shot and killed while unarmed. Why aren’t Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton walking hand and hand with the citizens of Salt Lake City? Aren’t they grieving as well? Does Michael Browns death (a black man who just assaulted an officer and grabbed for his pistol) deserve more spotlight than the death of Dillon Taylor?

The news should be unbiased in their approach. Each story deserves its own airtime. Are they rioting in St. Louis? Are they burning their city to the ground? Are citizens chanting “They’re out to kill the white man?” Is it possible, that these 3 men were all killed by their own doing and not racially charged views constructed by people as gossip?

Taylor’s story will sadly get a tiny bit of coverage and that’s it. In Ferguson, the people are creating the story. The citizens there are calling for Officer Darren Wilson’s head. This is a disgusting display of Black vs White and that’s it.

Joe Reyes

12 Years A Slave

Not to diminish slavery, but this movie didn’t do a good job at portraying the horrors of slavery. There were only a few scenes that made me go “my God that’s terrible”. Overall the main character pretty much coasted to the end of his servitude. Chiwetel Ejiofor gave an Oscar worthy performance as Solomon Northup, a freed slave violinist.

After being betrayed, Northup finds himself thrown back into slavery and sold to a plantation. This movie does change my views on how slavery was back then.I had the image of the slaves up at that crack of dawn and working until a small lunch and then back to the fields. This movie wasn’t that at all. The slaves had free range of the plantations and could even go into town and buy supplies, at their master’s request. Northup found ways to stay under the radar and on his master’s good side.

The cast of the movie deserved nominations all around. Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her spectacular performance as Patsey, a young slave girl. Patsey was a slave on the same plantation as Northup and was often abused by slave master Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender). Epps showed the brutality of slavery by whipping Patsey until chunks of skin exploded off her back. This was the only real eye opening scene of the movie to me.

Overall I did enjoy the movie. I don’t think it was this year’s Best Picture, but the individual Oscars were well deserved. The movie was a tad slow at times, which was expected. There was no “on the edge of your seat” moments. Even when Epps chased Northup around with a knife I wasn’t worried for a second.

A 3/5 is how I felt about the movie. Don’t get me wrong, it was a well put together film, but didn’t really catch my interest that much. The power performances of the actors are what drove this movie, not the deep storyline.
Joe Reyes