Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Perhaps not as good as the original, but then, how could it be? Maybe the weight of expectations holds it down a little too, but nonetheless it is a thoroughly enjoyable, action blockbuster of the highest order. It both stands alone as its own movie and acts as a bridge to the next chapter in […]

The Avengers

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This movie seemed like it would be the perfect match made in heaven. Marvel, in proper control of their own property, carefully shaping a superhero team movie having used a series of previous films to flesh out the world and the characters. The cherry on top being the masterstroke of having Joss Whedon, a perennial […]

Thor

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When I first heard about the movie I wondered if the combination of high fantasy and comic book super hero mythology could work for mainsteam audiences. Somehow Thor manages to do it, and do it well. Branagh has taken the subject matter, and does what he does best, turned it into a kind of Shakesperean […]

Thor: Official Trailer

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Conceptually I have more trepidation about a Thor movie than I do something like Green Lantern. Both have dubious broad appeal no doubt, but a comic hero based on a Norse God? Tough sell. However looking at the newly released trailer for Thor, I have almost the complete opposite reaction to what I had for […]

Movie Fail or Win? Thor

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Aside from Iron Man 2, it would seem that movie studios have eased up quite significantly on their comic book movie titles in 2010, and aside from “Inception” the year has suffered for it in terms of the quality of its “blockbusters”. That looks to be remedied in the next couple of years with the […]