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Posts Tagged ‘marvel

Thor Ragnarok

November 19, 2017

The Thor Trilogy takes a tonal shift with its third installment as the Marvel film magnates have decided they want to pull people in by making it more like the smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy.  The result is a conclusion of the somewhat mythological story of Asgard mashed with humour-filled, cosmic wackiness.  As it […]

Spider-Man Homecoming

September 17, 2017

As of late, I have been feeling Marvel Movie Fatigue set in.  At some point, all movie fans are going to get there; some have been there for a while, others may have a good couple of years still enjoying these movies.  But Civil War start me on the path of getting burnt out, and […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

May 8, 2017

This movie is pulling me in both directions. On the one hand,m there is a lot of stuff that would normally have me hating a movie like this. On the other hand, the stuff that’s good is so good that it pulls be back to somewhere in the middle. What I didn’t like: This is […]

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

December 16, 2016

Time for the first of my end-of-the-year lists, the likes of which are dotting movie blogs all over the net I am sure.  We start with the movies I am most looking forward to in 2017.  Granted, most are going to be the big budget/superhero movies because those are the ones we usually know about […]

Dr. Strange

November 11, 2016

Marvel has gone all in on embracing their weirder side, hey? Imagine if this movie came out 15 years ago, as the superhero craze was just starting. It would have been a laughing stock. But this is what a successful movie franchise allows and Marvel keeps seeing how far into their oddities they can go. […]

X-Men: Apocalypse

June 4, 2016

The X-Men franchise has always been a solid presence, as far as comic book films went.  The original film kicked off this whole superhero movie movement we’ve been living in, while some of the sequels (not all mind you) have really shown how a comic book movie should be made.  And now after five films […]

Fant4stic

May 21, 2016

I’ll start off by saying that this wasn’t the unmitigated disaster that I was expecting. It was a movie with a lot of problems but it also had some admirable qualities a well. I think I’ll start with those. First I’ll say that I liked the visual aesthetic of the film. The darker tone may […]

Captain America: Civil War

May 9, 2016

Superhero fatigue. That’s the buzz word these days on most movie blogs and podcasts. Internet reviewers love to use it, and have jumped on the bandwagon of the phrase’s overuse. It usually makes me roll my eyes, as it seems like an attempt to sound “above all that”. But I have to admit… I may […]

Deadpool

February 27, 2016

Last year many people were loving a movie called Kingsman. I thought it was stupid. A few years ago, everyone was loving a movie called Kick-Ass. I bloody hated it. Right now, everyone is loving Deadpool, and I…. okay, I liked it too. The reason I’m comparing this to those other films is because I […]

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

December 20, 2015

Looking ahead to 2016, lets see what movies I’m interested in. EDIT: I completely forgot a big movie when I published this, so I’m going back to fix it now. First: Honourable Mention: The X-Files Season 10 I wanted to at least give this a shout out, even if its not a movie.  I’ve been […]

Ant-Man

July 20, 2015

With Antman, Marvel has decided to take the plunge into the truly ridiculous. At this point it seems like they’re trying to see how far they can push it.”Lets make a movie where the superhero shrinks and hangs out with ants!” And does their hubris payoff? Surprisingly yes. Paul Rudd was a great casting choice […]

Avengers: Age of Ultron

May 3, 2015

Marvel has been very successful in creating a movie franchise universe for its comic book heroes, and ever expanding that universe across almost a dozen films. But in their second Avengers movie the whole franchise seems to have evolved to a whole new step. The Marvel movie universe has now managed to completely immerse itself […]

Big Hero 6

February 28, 2015

This turned out to be a much better movie than I expected, and I can see now why it won the Oscar. That puffy robot just killed me, I think I laughed at almost everything he said or did. “I am not fast.”  Or when the kid told him to kick the door down. Great […]

Guardians of the Galaxy

August 6, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy! Marvel films go cosmic as this adaptation of a lesser known comic series tries to insert itself into the movie canon. Thoughts? A new Star Wars? Lets face it, Guardians of the Galaxy really, really wants to be the new Star Wars. It has characters which very obviously fill the roles […]

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 […]