7:30 PM, 10th November, 2023
Recent law graduate Jaime Reyes (Xolo Maridueña) returns to his family in Palmera City full of aspirations for his future. That is, until fate intervenes and gives Jaime possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology known as the Scarab. When the Scarab chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is suddenly bestowed with an incredible suit of armour capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers. As any self-respecting superhero will tell you, however, great power must come with great responsibility, and Jaime soon finds himself facing off against evil corporate boss Victoria Kord (Susan Sarandon) and her formidable henchmen.
In an increasingly crowded superhero genre, DC’s Blue Beetle has enough of a distinct personality to stand out. This is largely due to its Hispanic-American cast – a first for the superhero genre – and the film’s refreshing focus on family (and not just in a Fast & Furious sort of way).