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Posts Tagged ‘marvel

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 […]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

April 6, 2014

The first Captain America movie was certainly one of the weaker movies in the Marvel catalog, but its sequel The Winter Soldier has proved itself to be one of the strongest. It is probably the Marvel film that is most focused on story, that’s for sure. In Winter Soldier, Cap must investigate into a plot […]

Thor: The Dark World

November 12, 2013

Thor 2 delves deeper into the sci-fi Norse mythology as Thor must try to stop the dark elves from getting their hands on an evil substance called ether, which will cause the end of the universe somehow. What results is a lot of off-Earth time in this new film, which I’m not so sure is […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

The Avengers

May 7, 2012

“The Avengers, that’s what we call ourselves.  We’re sort of a team.” My thoughts on The Avengers will echo the majority of those who have seen this great movie already. This was one fantastic superhero film, one of the best ever made and certainly the best Marvel film ever made. I still wouldn’t say its […]