A Mexican family, alien technology and a large Corp on a mission to create the ultimate cyber soldier.

DC’s Blue Beetle sees Jaime Reyes (Xolo Maridueña) return home from college to his close and diverse family who are falling on hard times.

Planning on getting a high paid job, Jaime and his sister end up as house cleaners for the head of Kord corporation, Victoria Kord (Susan Sarandon).

A chance encounter with the daughter of Kord founder Jenny Kord (Bruna Marquezine) sees Jaime get a loose job offer.

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When Jaime heads to Kord Tower for his apparent job interview with Jenny Kord, he randomly encounters her as she is fleeing from security. She hands Jaime a box and tells him not to open it and keep it safe.

Naturally, later, he opens it. Inside is an alien Scarab bot, that ends up fusing with Jaime, thus creating the super-hero Blue Beetle.

We experience some excellent CGI and Jaime becoming the hero he was destined to be.

However, Blue Beetle, for me, was a bit too safe. It is definitely a family friendly film.

Entertaining but nothing more. Blue Beetle is worthy of a watch, but a watch once.

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Blue Beetle (Warner Bros. – 2023) Review
Film details

Year: 2023
Rating: PG
Running Time: 127 MIN
Genre: Action
Director: Ángel Manuel Soto
Starring: Xolo Maridueña, Adriana Barraza, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Max Trujillo, Susan Sarandon, George Lopez
Production Studio: DC Studios
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

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