"Blue Beetle Movie Review: Heartwarming and Crowd-Pleasing "
"Led by Zolo Mariduna's magnetic performance in the title role, Blue Beetle is a refreshing family-focused superhero film with plenty of humor and heart. "
Starring Zolo Mariduna as the Jaime Reyes version of the Blue Beetle, the film is directed by Angel Manuel Soto and written by Gareth Dunnett-Alcocer.
Adriana Barraza, Damian Alcazar, Raúl Max Trujillo, Susan Sarandon and Jorge López also star.
Blue Beetle is a beloved DC Comics character known for his inventive gadgets, acrobatic skills, and heroic spirit.
He has been a part of the DC Universe for over 80 years in one form or another and remains a fan favorite even today.
The original Blue Beetle, Dan Garrett, was created by Charles Nicholas Wojtkowski and first appeared in Mystery Men Comics #1 in 1939.
The character was later revived by Charlton Comics in the 1960s and then acquired by DC Comics in the 1980s.
Reyes is a teenager from El Paso, Texas, who discovers an alien scarab that attaches to his spine and gives him superpowers.
The Reyes version of the Blue Beetle is more closely associated with the supernatural and mysterious elements of the DC Universe
And he's featured prominently in recent stories like Infinite Frontier and Future State.