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Posts Tagged ‘comic book movies

X-Men: Days of Future Past

May 25, 2014

This explosion of superhero movies over the last decade and a half has been an interesting trend, to say the least. Its resulted in the creation of entire franchise universes, the most prominent of which is the Avengers-verse, but The X-men are right up their as well. Sure they’ve always stuck to a main thoroughfare […]

The Wolverine

August 5, 2013

The Wolverine takes place after the events of X-Men 3 and sees Wolverine caught up in a kidnapping attempt in Japan. This film has scaled back the involvement of the other mutants in the X-Men series and focused on a stand-alone story for Wolverine himself, which I thought was a good move. I found the […]

Man of Steel

June 29, 2013

I went into Man of Steel with pretty high expectations. I tried not to, but lets face it , I did. The trailers looked really good, the casting seemed solid, and the team behind it was very respectable. I confess that I really hoped that this would be another outstanding superhero flick. But after seeing […]

Iron Man 3

May 9, 2013

I’m going to make this a relatively short review. Iron Man 3 is a much more cohesive film than Iron Man 2 but doesn’t quite have the exuberance of Iron Man 1. I will say that it does have better action scenes than both of those previous movies combined. There is a plane sequence which […]

The Dark Knight Rises

August 2, 2012

Let me begin my review by saying that I though this was a really good movie and I did enjoy it a lot. However, my review is going to sound negative. Why is this? Its quite simple: the expectations game. While this was a good movie, I was expecting a great movie, considering the quality […]

The Amazing Spider-Man

July 10, 2012

Was I one of the people who believed that this reboot was unnecessary? Yes. And guess what, I was right. Did it manage to be different from the previous Spider-Man films? Yes, it did. It went for a more serious tone with a more awkward and socially inept Peter Parker. Were these differences a benefit […]

Captain America: The First Avenger

October 28, 2011

After a lull in comic book movies in 2010, this summer has seen a return with four major titles: Thor, X-Men First Class, Green Lantern, and of course, Captain America. Captain America intrigued me because of their decision to actually set the movie in the World War II time period, a decision which I did […]

X-Men: First Class

June 25, 2011

X-Men First Class will be seen as the film which put the X-Men franchise back on track, after the disappointing X-Men 3 and the simply atrocious Wolverine. X-Men First class does what the first two film did, which is show patience and let the story unfold naturally. Its a rousing action film and another entry […]

Thor

May 15, 2011

The mighty Thor has finally graced the big screen and joined the ever-growing movement of movie-bound superheroes. And I am very glad he did. Thor is certainly one of the better comic book movie efforts over the last decade. It has great visuals, it has good action, it has strong acting, and it has heart. […]

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

September 26, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is not for everyone. It is indeed a very unorthodox film; for some this will turn them off, for others this will intrigue and excite them. I was the latter. This movie is full of pop culture references but not in the blatant, nonsensical manner of recent “spoof” movies. Instead, […]

Iron Man 2

May 7, 2010

Iron Man is back, but not quite better than ever. The elements which I loved from the first Iron Man are still there: Stark’s crazy antics, the fun Iron Man action visuals, the witty dialogue banter. I did feel that the chemistry between Stark and Pepper Potts was ebbing slightly, but that’s a minor quibble. […]

The Dark Knight

October 30, 2009

The Dark Knight; the biggest movie of recent years. It was well worth the wait and well worth living through all the crazy hype.  It was fantastic. Nolan took what worked with Batman Betgins (which was pretty much everything) and added new layers, creating a solid, brilliant piece of work.  Ledger steals the show of […]

Iron Man

October 28, 2009

Awesome. This movie was just really awesome. Robert Downey Jr really owned his role. He was Tony Stark and he truly made the movie work with his performance. And the chemistry with him and Paltrow really worked for me as well. The story was pretty solid and well-told, and lets face it all of the […]