‘Aquaman’ saved DC’s sinking ship and emerged as a new blockbuster of 2018

Ever since I saw the extended teaser of the latest DC superhero movie ‘Aquaman’ I have been waiting for the film to come out. DC fans are so delighted to see such a perfect blend of VFX and action-packed movie after a long time. It could have been an end of the DC movies, but Aquaman rescued it and ended it on a perfect note. The movie is a big hit and it’s earning is so far higher than ‘Justice League’ and ‘Wonder Woman.’

I have watched the movie in 3d Imax, and it is better than what I expected. I have to tell you that I amn’t at all a Jason Momoa’s fan, but he did give his best shot in this movie. He is a huge, muscular, witty and charming superhero who did justice to the character.

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The director James Wan and Warner Bros. have tried to create something which the audience can connect to. Very cleverly, they haven’t shown us any connection of the Aquaman with the other DC superheroes in the movie. Momoa got ample of free space to establish himself worthy of this character. And he does that gracefully. Director James Wan used all his muscular power his strength and dived him into all the action sequences.

But there was a lack in chemistry between Momoa’s Arthur and Amber Heard’s Mera on screen. Apparently, Amber shines on the screen on her solo scenes.

According to me, “Aquaman is the best DC movie since The Dark Knight.” It has all the factors for being the best “an epic full of action, emotions, comic relief, and stunning underwater visuals.”

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There has been a lot of efforts and pressure on the shoulders of the movie and Momoa. There were adequate reasons why this movie is so special and essential for the Warner Bros. and DC to do good in the box office. As a DC fan, I almost lost faith and interest in their superhero movies. They weren’t doing good also their script couldn’t impress the mass, unlike Marvels.

Patrick Wilson as ‘Orm’ and Yahya Abdul Mateen II as ‘Black Manta’, the two key villain characters of the movie. The movie left the fans wanting to know more about the Black Manta. Black Manta didn’t share much of the screen space. Wilson’s Orm is villainous and ambitious to become the ‘Ocean master’, yet delivered a compelling performance. I wished for some more evil and treacherous moments in the movie.

There are arguments that the movie is overstuffed with VFX and chaotic in appearance. Well, as a viewer I won’t say the film is ‘overstuffed with VFX’ but yes, ‘chaotic’ in several scenes. At some point, you will feel little bore and losing interest. But the visual presence of the exotic underwater scenes will keep you engage.

Overall, there isn’t anything new from the story perspective, but interesting use of visual effects have made the movie attractive and enjoyable.

It could have been better, but for a DC fan, it is one of the best superhero movies that he/she could enjoy thoroughly.

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Netflix’s darker version of ‘Mowgli’ failed to impress the audience

I have a fondness towards Rudyard Kipling’s 1967 masterpiece ‘The Jungle Book.’ Back in my childhood days, there was a cartoon TV series of ‘The Jungle Book’ that used to come in the ‘Doordarshan’ channel. I could still remember how magnificent I used to feel watching all the lovable characters — the innocent yet brave Mowgli, the severe and humble Bagheera, the lovely Baloo the bear and the relationship Mowgli has with them and the jungle. Everything in the story is so subtle and beautiful.

Netflix’s ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ directed by Andy Serkis is an adaption of The Jungle Book, but the director chose to represent the darker element and side of Mowgli with the Jungle.

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The story remains the same. Mowgli is a man-cub, raised by the wolves under the protection of Baloo and Bagheera. He is learning the laws of the Jungle and desperate to prove his position in the jungle. Sher Khan is after Mowgli, poses a threat to his life. Mowgli can’t stay amongst his race until he passes the test. There isn’t any change in the plot, but the whole movie revolves around the theme of darkness.

The image that we all have of Mowgli is ‘sweet, funny and a playful boy’ running around the jungle with his wolf brothers. Whereas Netflix’s Mowgli is an angry, blood-filled, an over-expressive character. There is blood almost everywhere in the scene. This isn’t the version of Mowgli we would like our kids to watch.

The movie is greatly missing the element of liveliness and freshness. There is a lack of balance; it is more focused on the technological aspect rather than building the character. There isn’t any scene I found in the movie where I could connect myself emotionally. Kipling’s story has a life which is entirely missing in Andy Serkis’s Mowgli. I think it is a vague effort to create the movie focusing only on the horror, violence, and cruelty of the jungle world. The theme of darkness has totally overpowered the entire film which is one of the main setbacks why it failed to leave a mark on the audience.

Baloo and Bagheera are two great supporting stars of the movie, able to lift the film to some extent. Bagheera’s constant struggle to keep Mowgli safe from the Sher Khan is heart touching. He believes Mowgli will be safe if he lives amidst the villagers. Rohan Chand as Mowgli has done a decent job. He did exactly what he was told to do.

Now everything can’t be bad about the movie. The rivalry between Mowgli and Sher Khan has shown with great precision. Emotions like hatred and anger that they both feel for each other is vivid and quite dominant too throughout the film.

Despite all, there is way too much bloodshed in the movie which has made it a big ‘no’ kid-friendly show. Two years back, when Disney released the version of ‘The Jungle Book’ they chose primarily for the kids to enjoy watching the movie, and it was a big hit.

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Serkis tried to present his audience with a different understanding of the complexities of the characters. Each character deals with dual emotions and Mowgli coping with both the identity crisis and emotions. Chand as Mowgli is torn between the acceptance of his identity. He considers jungle as his home but when Bagheera left him amidst the village of human saying ‘this is your home now,’ he was devastated.

Certain things I found are missing in the movie, and one of them is the ‘boomerang’ which was Mowgli’s weapon as per the book. Also, I felt a lot of scenes left loose and detached. I amn’t disappointed with the movie. It is just another version of the original ‘The Jungle Book.’

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29 Upcoming Bollywood Movies of 2019 That You Shouldn’t Give a Miss

The year 2018 has been great for Bollywood. It has given the audience a list of best movies to watch, and several among them have shined at the box office unexpectedly.

2019 is coming, and Bollywood is going to give us some of its best shot. A few production houses have already released their upcoming movie trailers and posters in the digital platform which are amazing. Several other movies are going to hit the screen in 2019.

Here are the 30 upcoming Bollywood movies of 2019 that none should miss. Let’s have a look on the below list:

  • Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

Manikarnika is a movie based on the real life of the great Queen of Jhansi. Kangana Ranaut is playing the lead character of Manikarnika. The film will hit the theatres on 25th January of 2019, and we have high expectations from this movie as the trailer looks fantastic.

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  • Super 30

The movie Super 30 is based on the life of Indian mathematician Anand Kumar, and Hrithik Roshan will be seen as the protagonist of the film. The movie is being produced by Anurag Kashyap and Reliance Entertainments and will likely to hit the theatres on 25th January 2019. Another inspirational movie and none should give a miss.

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  • Uri

The trailer of the movie is already out, and it’s entirely different. It is a war-based movie with Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam playing the lead, and the movie is all set to get released on 11th January of 2019.

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  • Cheat India

The trailer of the movie ‘Cheat India’ is out, and we have high hopes for this Emraan Hashmi staring movie. The movie is all set to hit the multiplexes on 25th January 2019. The movie is also Emraan Hashmi’s first home production.

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  • Thackeray

As the name suggests, the movie is a political drama based on the biopic of Bal Thackeray and the versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen as playing the titular role. The film is all set to be released on 23rd January 2019.

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  • Ek Ladki Ko Dekha to Aisa Laga

The movie which stars Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Rajkumar Rao, Anil Kapoor, and Juhi Chawla will hit the theatres on 1st February 2019. The film is produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani in collaboration with Fox Star Studios.

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  • Sonchiriya

‘Sonchiriya’ is an upcoming film directed by Abhishek Chaubey and features Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ashutosh Rana and Ranvir Shorey. The team has already released the trailer, and it looked quite challenging. The movie is all set to release on 8th February 2019.

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  • Gully Boy

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt will be seen performing in ‘Gully Boy’ which tells the story of a rap group. It is a musical drama genre of a movie directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by the Excel Entertainment. The film will hit the screens on 14th February of 2019.

  • Kesari

After doing a series of successful movies, Akshay Kumar is playing the lead role in the upcoming period film ‘Kesari,’ which tells the story of the Battle of Saragarhi. The release date of the movie is 21st March 2019.

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  • Mental Hai Kya

We have seen the posters, and it gave us a fair idea about how much the movie will be going to be quirky. After the superhit ‘Queen,’ these two will now feature in ‘Mental Hai Kya’ and hopefully will bring back that craziness. The movie is said to be released on 29th March of 2019.

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  • Badla

Sujoy Ghosh’s directorial movie ‘Badla’ will be going to hit the theatres on 8th March 2019. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles. This movie is Sujoy Ghosh’s second collaboration with Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu after ‘Pink.’

  • Sandeep Aur Pinky Farrar

Dibakar Banerjee’s directorial movie ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Farrar’ is a romantic thriller black comedy film which is going to release on 1st March 2019. Once again Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra will be pairing up for this movie.

  • Luka Chuppi

The upcoming romantic-comedy genre of the movie ‘Luka Chuppi’ stars Kartik Aryan and Kriti Sanon. The film will release in March 2019. It will be great watching Kartik Aryan on the screens again. Nothing much has come out in public about the movie. We have to wait until that.

  • The Zoya Factor

The first look of the movie is out, and it stars Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan(South Indian actor). Soham Kapoor has shared the poster image on her Twitter account, and it’s adorable. The movie will be going to hit the screens on 5th April 2019.

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  • Kalank

Another much-anticipated movie of 2019 is Karan Johar’s ‘Kalank.’ The movie features Madhuri Dixit, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, and Sonakshi Sinha. The film will release on 19th April 2019. It will be a collaboration of multiple production houses like Fox Star Studios, Dharma Productions, and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.

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  • Saaho

Baahubali star Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor star film ‘Saaho’ is one of the most anticipated film of 2019. As per the news, the team is planning to release the movie on April of 2019, and the date hasn’t yet been disclosed.

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  • Student of the Year 2

Karan Johar’s ‘Student of The Year 2′ will now hit the theatres on 10th May 2019. Although the movie was supposed to release this year it didn’t happen. The movie will launch star kid Ananya Pandey and newbie Tara Sutaria opposite to Tiger Shroff.

  • Batla House

The upcoming action-thriller movie ‘Batla House’ is directed by Nikhil Advani and features John Abraham and Mrunal Thakur. The film will be releasing on the Independence Day 2019.

  • Made in China

The movie ‘Made in China’ stars Rajkumar Rao, Mouni Roy, and Boman Irani. The movie is going to release on 15th August 2019. The National award-winning Mikhil Musale directs the film.

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  • Arjun Reddy Remake

Shahid Kapoor is going to play the lead role in ‘Arjun Reddy Remake’ which is the remake of the superhit Telegu film of the same name. Kiara Advani has been finalized to play the female lead, and the movie is to be released on 21st June 2019.

  • Good News

The movie ‘Good News’ is co-produced by Karan Johar and Akshay Kumar and stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljeet Dosanjh, and Kiara Advani. Directed by Raj Mehta, the movie is scheduled to release on 19th July of 2019.

  • Taanaji

The upcoming movie ‘Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior is an action film with Ajay Devgn in the lead role; also, he is the producer. The movie is scheduled to release in November of 2019. The team hasn’t yet disclosed the date.

  • Bharat

Another upcoming movie named ‘Bharat’ of Salman Khan and it is a Salman Khan production film where Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Disha Patani along with him will play the lead role. The movie is all set to hit the screens on the auspicious day of ‘Eid’ of 2019.

  • 83

Ranveer Singh in ‘83′ is a film on Kapil Dev’s biopic and the World Cup-winning in 1983. The release date of the movie hasn’t yet confirmed. There are rumors that the team will try to release it by the end of 2019 if not then 2020 for sure.

  • Kick 2

Salman Khan’s Kick 2 is the sequel in the making and Jacqueline will play opposite to Salman Khan as the lead female role. The movie will hit the screens on Christmas 2019. It is an excellent news for all the Salman Khan’s fans as they can watch two films in 2019.

  • Panipat

After a long time, Ashutosh Gowarikar is directing an Indian historical period drama film. Also, the movie will be produced under his production house. It features celebrities like Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon in the lead roles. The first look of the movie has impressed the audience, but we are waiting for the trailer to come. The film will release on 6th December 2019.

  • Salute

Shahrukh Khan will be seen in the movie ‘Salute’ which is a biopic on astronaut Rakesh Sharma. There isn’t much disclosed about the film and when it releases but speculations are it will release by the end of the year 2019.

  • Mogul

Kumar biopic ‘Mogul’ will hit the theatres in Christmas 2019. The dates are yet to be confirmed. Rumors says Aamir Khan will play the role of Gulshan Kumar in the movie also he will co-produce along with producer Bhushan Kumar. But it is Akshay Kumar who has agreed to act, and he has also uploaded a poster of the movie on the digital platform.

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  • Brahmastra

‘Brahmastra’ is Ayan Mukherjee’s directorial upcoming movie, where stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt will play the lead. The film will now release in December 2019. This movie will definitely be going to raise the bar.

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List of 15 Best Destinations for You to Spend This Christmas with Family

Each year Christmas brings in our life so much positive energy and happiness. Christmas is coming, and families have started decorating their houses, Christmas tree, planning for Christmas party, get together, gifts for kids and adults. A holiday season which every family waits for, but why not use this time to experience traveling together instead of being at home?

This is the time of the year, when schools, colleges, and even offices remain close and planning a trip could be exciting. While most of the people prefer to spend a traditional Christmas at home but one can always try something different.

During the festive season, if you are planning for a vacation, booking flights and hotels 3-4 months ago would be the best thing to do. Hence, I have done thorough research and listed below 15 best destinations for this Christmas where you can travel with your family.

Some prefer to stay within the country whereas some like to explore beyond. Let’s have a look on the list.

You can also comment that I have missed or you know something of that are worth to mention in the list.

  • Quebec City

The city exactly looks like a winter fairytale wonderland. Walking through the town at Christmas will give you happy temperament with street Christmas lights, Christmas trees, twinkling snows around you. The city flurries with Christmas market, winter activities, events and tons of tourist from all parts of the world come here to experience the season’s beautiful festival. The city looks charming in winter, especially when it snows.

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  • London, England

Unarguably, London will always remain the best place to spend your Christmas holidays. The city transforms itself into a beautiful fairytale place with twinkling lights, and decorations. Everywhere around you is a sense of happiness and joyful environment. There are tons of things to do in London during the Christmas festive time. You can start with exploring Christmas shopping, local British food, British tradition and winter activities like ice skating at the Somerset House, enjoy a whole day at the Winter Wonderland Hyde Park. They have live music, Giant Observation Wheel, Ice Sculpting and many more things to do and relish.

  • Brussels, Belgium

Spending Christmas holidays in Europe is perhaps the best vacation for anyone.  The festive atmosphere in Brussels goes impressively. The historic town center, Winter Wonders in Brussels is one of the best places to go for kids and adults. They have a wide array of Christmas attractions that take place every day. It is always the most beautiful place in the city to visit. If you have time and want to explore more, you can take a walking tour of the churches and Belgium’s oldest Christmas market in Liege. Get yourself involved in understanding the Christmas tradition of Belgium.

  • Salzburg, Austria

Austria will give you so many reasons to spend your Christmas holidays with families. There is a lot of the Christmas market, you will find in the cities of Austria. Salzburg is situated in central Austria, which is close to Germany. Think of spending the days in snow-capped mountains, a tour of baroque architecture, shopping in the traditional Christmas market, get lost in the music of Mozart.

Sounds lovely, isn’t it?

Not only this, if you are planning just to explore Austria, you can visit other cities too.

  • Budapest, Hungary

Christmas in Budapest is all about lights, ice rinks, wine, illuminated streets, Christmas market, and fairs. Budapest looks like a city of lights, and you can do a number of amazing things during this time. For kids, you can take your little ones for a decorative tram tour which is a treat for the children on the Christmas eve.

Who doesn’t love Christmas gifts?

You can purchase Christmas goodies from the Design Terminal; they represent the works of Hungarian designers. You will get to see an extensive collection of things including furniture, clothes, art, etc.

You can spend one evening with your family at City Park, which is Budapest second biggest park. They have built an outdoor ice rink, on a 12,000 square meters of space.

Do you want more?

Think of joining the Budapest Nutcracker Ballet, a fantastic winter show at the Hungarian State Opera House.

Exploring the culture of a place is the best thing about travel. Hungarian culture, folk dance and song is something you shouldn’t miss if you are planning to spend your winter vacation in Budapest. The city will entice you to discover more.

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  • Germany

The Germans traditionally celebrate Christmas. The celebrations get started from the end of November by illuminating the cities and towns in Germany. You can see a tall Christmas tree beautifully decorated with balls, lights, and bells at each town square in the town.

The whole month of December is the busiest for the small business owners. Christmas markets sell traditional German stuff such as German sweets, Lebkuchen, decorative bells, and glass ornaments. The most famous Christmas market in Germany is Nuremberg.

You can spend the lovely Christmas Eve at the Berlin Cathedral. The cathedral remains open for the public during this time of the year.

  • Bethlehem, Israel

If you plan for a trip to Israel, you will experience a different Christmas celebration. It is considered as the sacred land. Bethlehem, the birthplace and home Jesus, Christmas is celebrated here in churches and cathedrals for many different Christian values. The Christmas here stretch for a long time, Christmas processions are passing through the Manger Square.

  • Malta

Malta transforms into a beautiful land of festive events during Christmas. The universal thing about Christmas season is the decorative street lights. The lights bring in us the presence of happiness and joyous mood. Spending Christmas holidays in Malta is indeed a great option to go for. The night the streets of Malta comes alive with sparkling light and festive music.

You can also try Maltese cuisine like ‘mince pie’ a typical cup-sized pastry.

  • Orlando, Florida

Florida is famous for Disney World and Universal Studios if you don’t want to vacation the typical Christmas then, what could be the best other than visiting Disney World with your family, especially kids. Every child dreams of Walt Disney World Christmas, ‘the happiest place in the planet.’ The memories of visiting Disney World will be what your kid remember when he grows up. The Magic Kingdom full of entertainment, colorful lights, Christmas decorations, festive parades are all worth a vacation.

They have numerous Christmas events that will only bring joy and happiness. Florida is one of the best destinations in the USA to spend Christmas holidays with family.

  • Naples, Italy

December is a month of Christmas celebrations. Italy will always remain everyone’s favorite holiday spot. The eccentric history of the city, its architecture, Italian delicacies, wine everything you can enjoy and experience at the same place. From north to the south, there is so much to see, learn and discover in Italy.

Visiting Naples in the festive time can be very exciting too. As we all know, the city depicts Italy’s tradition, and it is famous for pizzas. The Italian mountains offer great views and a perfect place for the ski lover to enjoy the snow-clad mountains.

Away from home, you can have fun with your family enjoying Christmas in Italy.

  • New York City, USA

If you are planning for a trip to the USA, choose New York to spend Christmas holidays. Christmas in New York City is lively yet straightforward. It feels magical.  There are plenty of things one can do in New York like ice skating at Central Park, take your kids to the Macy’s Santaland. You can do plenty of shopping from the Christmas market. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, New York remains too crowded, but the city looks fantastically beautiful during the winter. You can also visit Union Square Holiday Market and Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market.

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  • Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish Christmas exemplifies the traditional local celebration with their loved ones, sharing delicious treats. It is a peaceful and beautiful city to spend your holidays with family. You can enjoy your day at the ice rink at Frederiksberg Runddel.

  • Finland

Escaping to the north head during the Christmas could be adventurous.

Take your kids to the Santa’s hometown of Rovaniemi, experience the Nordic Christmas tradition, participate in the Finnish feast like smoked-Salmon soup, cheese, blood sausage, etc. Traveling to Finland will give you the opportunity to learn about the Christmas tradition and importance of reindeers in this festival. During this time of the year, you can witness the incredible winter Northern Lights.

Indulge in the elegant dining at ‘Rakas’ Restaurant at the Arctic Treehouse hotel. They are famous for serving local delicacies and craft brewery.

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  • Idaho, USA

If you are looking for snows, some winter activities and want to avoid the crowd, Idaho is such a place which you can choose for your vacation. Idaho is near to Seattle, Oregon, and California; you can also plan a road trip to Idaho. Since winter is the festive season and significant tourist destinations remain packed.

Spending your days in Idaho could be a little offbeat holiday destination at Christmas.

  • Prague

Prague’s gothic architecture, colorful baroque and history have made it a popular holiday destination for travelers and tourist. Christmas in Prague is beautiful, and by taking a walking tour, one can explore the city the most. You can stroll the Christmas market at Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square and indulge into the traditional Czech eatery. Not only this, but you can also enjoy live classical music.

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What Makes the New Trailer of ‘Aquaman’ so Interesting to Watch the Movie in December

The five-minute extended trailer of James Wan’s Aquaman has hooked me up and is ready to hit the theatres on December 21st, 2018. DC’s newest comic book movie ‘Aquaman,’ has released recently a visually attractive and a storytelling form of a trailer. The trailer has given the audience a general outline of the story and what to expect from the story.

Momoa who is playing the role of Arthur Curry (Aquaman), is the son of a human and the Atlantean queen who becomes the rightful heir of the Atlantis. But he is set on a journey to find a legendary trident to unite the kingdom. On his expedition, he faces rivalries, one of them is his brother who is specifically the villain of the movie. Patrick Wilson is playing Orm who has a super-villainous motive against humanity. This is pretty much the primary storyline.

The trailer also has some colorful visuals and astonishingly shows the underwater world. It is getting severe positive feedback from the audience. With great visuals effects, sound mixing and overall VFX, the movie trailer looks promising and gripping. The underwater scenery in the movie seems extraordinary beautiful, all thanks to the digital world and the team of highly skilled VFX.

Jason Momoa has an added pressure and responsibility on his shoulder it seems. The making of the movie took a lot more time and needed a detailed analysis to bring perfection. Fans like us have been waiting for long to see a marvelous DC comic movie after a series of a debacle.

DC comics success depends on Batman and Superman, but, if ‘Aquaman’ stand among the crowd, then the brand will no longer have to only think of Batman and Superman as their rescuer.

Aquaman starts with a high hope now it’s only a matter of few days till it hit the theatres. Aquaman could be the next top DC movie.

I am eagerly waiting for the movie to come and I hope this won’t be an end to the DC movies.

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Netflix’s ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is a Show depicting Strong Themes with a Twist

I know I am late to write about Netflix’s teen witch TV series Sabrina which got released during the Halloween. But it is always fun to write about anything when you enjoy writing. I recently finished watching the show and thought of sharing my views on it.

Netflix’s Original series ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is the reboot of the Archie comic ‘Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.’ As the title suggested ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,’ the show has managed to keep the audience glued to it.

The protagonist of the show ‘Sabrina’ is a teen half witch and half mortal brought up by her two witches aunt, and together they are called the ‘Spellmans.’

The Sabrina of 2018, is an awakened witch in many ways. She is stubborn, determined and a ‘feminist.’ She doesn’t fully understand the which lore and their belief which is different from that of the mortal world. She is powerful but hasn’t yet discovered it. She is the new generation feminist icon.

Her strong connection with the mortal world (Harvey and her best friends) the witch clan isn’t supportive of instead feels she might expose the witches in the outer world. The show has beautifully shown Sabrina’s struggle between understanding her real existence and her reality in the mortal world.

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Her peaceful and lovely relationship with her lover and her friends keeps her happy and safe. On the other hand, her witch family and clan are continually reminding her and forcing her to follow the Dark Lord and his beliefs which are immoral.

She is a strong teen half-witch who is intolerant towards the ill-treatment of her best friend Susan by a group of boys in the school. She has started a club for protecting the women against the cruelty of men. Her strong morality is her personality that holds her tight against the wickedness in the witch clan.

A Feminist Approach

Amidst the practices of witchcraft, the notion of ‘feminism’ has appeared vividly in the show. The show has a majority of female characters, and the new era of Sabrina doesn’t fear from standing up against the oppression neither does she fear the magical dark powers. She embraces her witch power.

Sabrina has questioned several times the dominance of male figure in ruling the witch world. She keeps asking about why she needs to be controlled by a male entity (Dark Lord). She rejects to kneel and sign her name in the book of Lord. By signing means, she is giving the authority to give away her soul in exchange she will get the immense magical power. But she wants both magical power and her freedom. Now, everything comes at a price; nothing comes free even in the mortal world.

The power of magic metaphorically means the power of women but also the shackles that the male entity (Dark Lord) has created for all the women witch is vivid.

The three Weird Sisters

The three Weird Sisters of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has a significant role in the line of witchcraft. They are the most chilling factor in the nemesis of Sabrina. The Weird Sisters consists of three sisters the leader Prudence, the middle sister Agatha, a pure evil streak and the youngest Dorcas a naïve witch. The trio and Sabrina have a deep connection in every respect. Among the three, Prudence and Agatha are the devout and prominent witches.

The witches although very much remind me of the witches in the iconic Shakespeare’s Macbeth. They determine the course of a person’s life as per Greek mythology.

Dark and Gothic

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is based on the Archie comics, and it is Netflix’s one of the biggest shows mostly for them who love comics and witch tales. The Sabrina of the modern era is fully aware of her magical powers. This Sabrina series reveals more the darker side of the witchcraft and gothic in themes. There are episodes of Sabrina slitting the throat of Agatha, the murder of the professor, witchcraft on the principal and women killing each other in the clan as the ritual demand.

Worshiping the Dark Lord signifies keeping alive the darkness and evil. The Dark Lord is an embodiment of the devil. The satanic priest, the sacrificial ceremony and rituals all these exemplifies the theme of ‘dark and gothic.’

The show has brought before us old-fashioned America by replicating the clothes and cultural trend. Every character is dressed up in retro, the Halloween set up and the dead trees which symbolically represents the ‘darkness.’ The devil itself ‘Lucifer’ has made a few appearances in the episodes in the form of a strange and weird looking goat monster.

The show has depicted Sabrina’s journey from an innocent girl to a powerful witch in the later episodes. From the night of dark baptism, her evolution began. The dark magic is not a matter of laughter or pleasure, as the aunt says, ‘each magic comes with a price.’

The ‘Church of the Night’ is a place which is run by a Satanic priest, and it follows the dark and deadly witch rituals to please the Dark Lord.

The structure of the show is the most surprising factor. The setting is artistic. The house of Spellman, Baxter High, the forest all glorifies the show.

In my opinion, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina doesn’t justify the ending by showing Sabrina giving away her freedom to the Dark Lord. The thing against which she was fighting.

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List of Best Travel Companies That Will Make Your Travel Comfortable

When it comes to traveling, we look for sources which can ease off our traveling process starting from flight booking, hotel booking, destinations, etc.  With the growth of online travel booking sites, the travel industry is continuing to grow rapidly.

Online travel booking has positively changed the traditional travel industry. Travelers want the hassle-free and well-planned journey. The modern travel industry has now opened several options to their customers right at the fingertips. Through online booking sites, they can search for the best deal in hotels and flight booking. No longer you will have to look for a travel agent who will take care of all your reservations. The best part is you can make bookings all by yourself as per your choice.

Travel companies like Expedia, MakeMyTrip, Goibibo, TCS World Travel and several others through their travel websites offer accommodation options providing detail information like price, features, benefits, recommendation which eventually help you to choose the best.

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These travel companies also have made a secure payment method through online. You can pay from anywhere you want the only thing needed is your verified bank account.

For an apparent reason, each company is competing against the other. Hence, trying to provide maximum frequent discounts, last minute booking deals, special festival cash back. All these to attract more customers/travelers.

Through this article, I will provide a list of best travel companies that have brought a significant change in the travel industry.

  • Expedia

The American Travel Technology Company offers to book for flights, hotels, vacation rental, cruises, etc on best deals. They help to coordinate everything.

Expedia also owns Orbitz, Travelocity, Trivago, CarRentals.com, Expedia CruiseShipCentre, Hotwire.com, Cheap Tickets. Till now the company is at its peak continues to grow its revenue. Expedia has raised its revenue by 15% in 2017. As per the report, the dominant factor for the company’s revenue comes from the advertising and hotel bookings. Not only this, if you have a membership, you can earn reward points for discounts applicable to online reservations.

  • Priceline Group

Owns Booking.com, a website which is the leader of all online hotel booking. Priceline Group had paid around $135m to buy the famous Booking.com which is one of the reasons for Priceline’s success. The company is heavily dependent on Booking.com for its growth.

Priceline’s marketing strategy is focused on metasearch and affiliate marketing.  It is the world’s largest online marketing advertiser in the travel industry.  TripAdvisor and Expedia are the two biggest competitors of Priceline Group.

  • TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor features everything hotels, motels, restaurants, tours, things to see, other activities. It took 14 years, to succeed and now it has become the most popular referral point for travelers before they plan for a trip. It is also a review website, where travelers put their opinions on different aspects of their holiday experience or about food or hotel which eventually helps other travelers. In the travel industry, TripAdvisor is the leader who is aiming to provide a list on every hotel, restaurants, other travel related information in the world.

They have also launch TripAdvisor app for more accessibility.

  • MakeMyTrip

With more people started booking their travel themselves, the online travel industry began to boom. MyMakeTrip provides travelers with the opportunity of online booking at a cutting-edge cost. There are other companies too that have started the trend of online booking, but In India, MakeMyTrip is one of the first among others to achieve success in this platform.

  • Airbnb

Airbnb followed the same online accommodation booking system but with a twist. Here, people can rent out their properties or rooms to guests. The purpose of Airbnb is to provide the travelers with an option to stay with the locals to make their traveling meaningful. It also gives a fair opportunity to the people to earn a share.

You will have an option for one room or two rooms or even a bungalow if you want. Airbnb is a review based, so you need to see the review first before booking. In India, it is still growing, but in the USA and Europe, Airbnb is quite popular among travelers.

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  • Cox & King

Cox & King is one of the oldest established travel company. It has operations in 22 countries around the globe. In the travel and tourism industry, it carries a good reputation. They are expert in all forms of travel includes corporate travel, private travel, sponsored travel, educational travel and tours for senior citizens. They also have launched tours for disabled travelers which is hugely supportive and well-managed.

  • TCS World Travel

TCS World Travel is a private jet luxury journey which is focused on providing worry-free travel experiences to their high-end travelers. They are designed to intensify the luxury travel to a next level.

  • Walt Disney Travel Company

The Walt Disney Travel Company is a part of the Disney family, which focuses on to provide the first-class service to their customers. They also include the Disney Cruise Line, a Disney dreamland where everyone desires to go. They offer magical deals and entertainment. They also provide Disney Cruise package which covers the flight and hotel expenses.

They help the travelers to book tickets and reservations for the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts around the world.

  • Asia Transpacific Journey

Asia Transpacific Journey was awarded the world’s most knowledgeable and travel enthusiast agency. They try to offer the best tour services to their prestigious customers.

They offer group trips to some amazing places like Laos & Thailand and other Asian countries too.

Online travel industry/agencies are growing fast. They do offer a great opportunity to the hotels, restaurants and airlines industry to provide easy and secure booking service to the customers/travelers. But with the upcoming advanced technology, these companies might face some serious challenges.

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