Blue Beetle Movie : A 22-year-old Mexican graduate and his wonderful family may be able to fix DC’s ever-changing movie projects. After “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” and “The Flash” were poor, “Blue Beetle” is a thrilling new film with a vibrant, youthful character played by “Cobra Kai” star Xolo Mariduena. It opens Friday in PG-13. The story resembles “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Black Panther.” The director, Angélo Manuel Soto, wrote it. Interwoven Latin culture makes the plot more fascinating. However, the hero and his helpers are his parents and grandma, not Batman or Wonder Woman.
Jaime Reyes (Mariduena) discovers terrifying things in Palmera Metropolis, a fictional metropolis. His parents’ car shop is closing, and their house may be confiscated due to Kord Industries’ rapid growth and Victoria Kord’s (Susan Sarandon’s) dictatorship. Jaime accidentally meets Victoria’s compassionate sister, Jenny Kord, played by Bruna Marquezine, and is led to a powerful extraterrestrial scarab. When Jaime talks to it, it provides him with a great outfit.
Like Spider-Man, Jaime struggles to use his new powers. This includes accidentally splitting a bus and going on a space adventure. Khaji-Da, the beetle’s voice (Becky G), helps him navigate this alien environment. Mariduea’s acting deepens Jaime’s character by showcasing his strengths and shortcomings. Especially when Victoria is a threat since she’s stealing extraterrestrial technology. When Jaime likes Jenny, it adds some young love drama. Sarandon’s deliciously diabolical Victoria is a welcome aberration in the universe of dull bad guys. She relies on her powerful friend Carapax (Raoul Max Trujillo), whose past is connected to the real-world School of the Americas. Her goal is to strengthen her army with the scarab.
Jaime defies superhero traditions by not having multiple personas. He and his family decide to discuss it with Victoria. His humorous sister grounds him, and his conspiracy-obsessed Uncle Rudy (George Lopez) energizes the plot. Adriana Barraza, his Oscar-nominated Nana, is a gun expert. Uncle Rudy, played by George Lopez, makes the story enjoyable. They make Jaime’s journey safer and demonstrate the importance of cultural diversity.
“Blue Beetle” has a diverse cast and a complicated comedy history. Jenny’s father, who appeared in the last Blue Beetle film, is mentioned. It does this by combining humor and emotion. Jaime will be part of the next significant change in story telling, even though the DC world is continually evolving, from Superman’s maturation to leadership changes.