Watch: Blue Beetle 2023 123movies, Full Movie Online – An alien relic chooses Jaime Reyes to be its symbiotic host, bestowing the teenager with a suit of armor that’s capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the superhero Blue Beetle..
Plot: Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab.
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⁃ Some months before release: ‘Nah, it looks too mediocre, I don’t even know who this Blue Beetle is. Okay, at least he has a sword from Final Fantasy!’
⁃ Some days before release: “Wow, what is it? Good rating? Now I’m hooked!”
⁃ Some minutes after leaving the cinema: “Ooohhhh……..”
In a few words, I didn’t like it. Blue Beetle looks like a superhero origin combined with Iron Man, Venom, and Spider-Man, adding just a bit of the family dynamic from Encanto (or Fast & Furious, you decide).
The only outstanding thing is the cringe factor: strange jokes, graphics that are far from the best, and a derivative plot — everything looks like it was made in the 00s. It’s not bad, really; sometimes, it’s even good — you’ll definitely giggle if you’re into this style. However, it’s not enough to label the movie as a good one.
P.S. While watching this one, I’ve finally come up with the thought that I’m always bored during the first act. All these character introductions and exposition setups look like they’re for people who are watching the first movie in their life. It doesn’t matter if I like the film; I’m always waiting for the real action to begin ????
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Blue Beetle follows the usual superhero origin formulas, being extremely predictable, and lacking narrative creativity, but all these issues are well-compensated by a proudly Latino cast that offers exceptionally genuine performances – Xolo Maridueña is quite impressive – and by the magnificently rich Mexican culture that encompasses the film. Entertainment is also guaranteed due to a good mix of CGI action with choreographed fight sequences, as well as an energetic score (Bobby Krlic).
A movie that nonsensically finds itself labeled as part of the DCEU when it clearly belongs to the saga. James Gunn probably didn’t want to risk starting the DCU with a lesser-known character, which is an understandable reason, but keeping it attached to a soon-to-be-extinguished cinematic universe is very questionable.
There are no doubts: we will see Jaime Reyes again.
A True Masterpiece…if It Had Come Out 20 Years Earlier
“Blue Beetle” is simply B or even C grade super hero movie with some charm along the way. I don’t think it will be realistic to expect something else to be honest. The trailers showed that pretty well in my opinion.
The tone of the movie is close to that of “Shazam!”, given the fact that the family got bigger role in it again, that said the story is not all that good. Not that “Shazam!” got some epic story, but I think it was one idea better.
The cast is fine, maybe the best part of the movie is the family dynamic, except when they lean too much to the melodrama side. Xolo Maridueña as Jaime/Blue Beetle and George Lopez are the standouts no doubt.
The villain is everything you ca expect from B grade super hero movie, from the introduction, through his motivation, the fights and the conclusion is nothing particularly memorable.
I must say the suit looks great when is practical and not CGI all over the place. There are some cool fight scenes with our protagonist, most of which are shown in the trailers, which is kinda of a shame.
There are plenty of jokes in the movie, but for me, most of them doesn’t land. I mean they are too childish. I guess the younger auditory will laugh out hard, but me and my cinema crowd were silent most of the time. Of course there were funny moments, but don’t expect “Deadpool” level laughs if you are a bit older.
The movie is not bad, but it’s kinda cringe, predictable and given the fact that the audience know this genre already, they expect something more clever, which sadly to report “Blue Beetle” is not.
There are already enough talks about the future of this character, is it part of the DCEU or DCU, will there be a sequel, or the character will transfer in the newly formed universe? If you ask me, there will not be a second movie, because this one will bomb hard, also, I’m not sure how you can do clean slate without the bagage of the previous universe, when you always lean to what was, not what it can be. In other words there is always a chance to see Blue Beetle again, but who will portray it and will the origin story be 1:1 identical is something I’m not sure about and I don’t hold my breath for it.
In conclusion the movie is “okay”, got its moments, but there is nothing really memorable, also there are two credit scenes, which are fine I guess.
Awful dialog full of bad exposition and a paper thin plot
The dialog in the very first scene was so bad that I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. I hoped it would get better, but it didn’t. Every line Susan Sarandon’s character says is some of the worst written dialog, and not even her acting chops could salvage it. But it’s not just her character, the entire movie is full of terrible exposition presented in what seems like the laziest manner possible.
The plot is paper thin, too. The only thing the main character wants is money to save his parent’s home. Everything that happens to him is caused by happenstance, serendipity, or a ridiculously hard to believe contrivance. I was given no reason to root for any of these characters.
I did like how they tried to develop the family dynamic, and I was hoping I could rally around that, but even that was clunky, at best. I had the urge to walk out from the very opening scene, but I forced myself to stay for nearly an hour. Eventually, the urge became too strong and I could no longer overcome it, and left the theater about halfway through.
I’ll give this a 3/10 because the actors were trying their best with what they were given, and it really showed in their performances. I especially enjoyed George Lopez’s performance, but it wasn’t enough to save this film. I also thought the CGI was pretty good (except for the shot looking up inside the Kord building, that shot looked rough).
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Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Angel Manuel Soto
Writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer
Actors Bruna Marquezine, Xolo Maridueña, Susan Sarandon
Country United States
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