Fancy a movie night this Saturday? Need a TV show to binge on a quiet Sunday? Maybe you want a new game to play? Well, we may have something that could help give your weekend a much-needed pick-me-up with our Weekend Fuel! We’ve compiled a list of movies, tv shows and games that might be worth checking out over the next few days.
Wonder Woman 1984
(Available to rent on digital platforms including Amazon Prime Video)
If you were unlucky not to be able to see the return of Diana Prince in UK cinemas in December then you’ll be pleased to hear that Wonder Woman 1984 has now been released onto digital platforms for rental at home. So if you need something to lift your spirits, this superhero sequel has you covered.
The year is 1984 – just like the title! – and a hidden ancient artefact recovered in a robbery foiled by Wonder Woman is rumoured to have the power to grant anyone’s most desired wish. Dismissing it as pure myth, Diana unknowingly wishes for the return of Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) and her new awkward friend, Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig), wishes to be just confident like Diana. Beyond all comprehension, their wishes are granted but like all things, sometimes if things are too good to be true they usually come with a hefty price. When slimy businessman Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) gets his hands on it for his oil empire dreams, the whole world will soon be at stake.
With the origins story out of the way, Wonder Woman 1984 is a fun, entertaining superhero sequel with solid action and a scene-chewing performance by Pedro Pascal who sheds his stoic Mandalorian armour for campy bravado. The film may have some plot issues, be a little bit too long, and have some questionable CGI in regards to the presentation of one iconic Wonder Woman villain but ultimately can provide a decent distraction during the latest lockdown. It certainly shows that the DC films are going in a new, unconnected fashion, and that’s quite refreshing. Let’s hope The Suicide Squad continues this trend.
(Streaming exclusively on Disney+)
It’s a superhero double this week. In addition to the latest DC film hitting streaming platforms, Marvel is ready to start showing us what’s up its television sleeve. It feels like we’ve been awaiting the arrival of the MCU infused television shows on Disney+ for ages – especially after a year of virtually no new MCU films – so it’s quite a moment for WandaVision to land. The first high profile Marvel television series exclusive to Disney+ and still keeping its connections to the MCU.
If WandaVision hits the landing on Disney+, we could be in for a very exciting time on Disney+ with The Falcon and Winter Soldier show coming in March. For those eager to get their Marvel fix since Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far from Home, this is the perfect show to stream!
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition
(Available on PC, Playstation, Xbox, Switch and Stadia )
Released over ten years ago by Ubisoft, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game took Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel series and turned it into a side-scrolling beat ’em up game. When it first came out, gamers and reviewers were easily drawn into its perfect pixel representation of the source material and fused with an ace chiptune soundtrack from Anamanaguchi too. A few years later after it was released on digital stores for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, the game was pulled from stores and no one has had a chance to play it since…until this complete edition fought its way into home consoles this week.
Those familiar with the game will be right at home as ultimately it’s the same game along with all the original downloadable content and with the sweet addition of online co-op. So if you’re craving a fresh beat-em-up to get your fists into after 2020’s Streets of Rage 4, tackling the league of evil ex-boyfriends in the name of love sounds like a pretty good path to go. If you’re a fan of the graphic novel or even Edgar Wright’s cult film, this is certainly worth checking out.
That’s all the Weekend Fuel suggestions we have for this week. Come back next Friday for another round-up of suggestions to power your geeky and nerdy needs for the weekend.
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