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Thor movie review (Quick Reviews)

Here’s my review of Thor (2011) – it’s a tale of two movies, so to speak.  One is better than the other, but neither are terrible.  You can see my other Quick Reviews MCU episodes here.

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron movie review

I was entertained by Avengers: Age of Ultron, but I also have to rip it to shreds.  There’s a lot to like, but honestly, it’s a bladder punishing two hours and twenty minutes that carries too much bloat.  
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Thor: The Dark World movie review

thor-the-dark-worldAfter reading that Thor: The Dark World had not been especially well received by critics (66% on RottenTomatoes.com is not a universal panning, but also not a ringing endorsement), I dialed my already lowered expectations down. Although I think Chris Hemsworth is the new charismatic movie super star we desperately needed in the wake of the aging of Schwarzenegger, Willis and Stalone, the first Thor installment wasn’t exactly great and the trailer for this flick didn’t get me excited for the flick. So, perhaps this is why I was pleasantly surprised by this movie and I think my blurb for Thor: The Dark World might have to be something along the lines of “non-stop action thrill ride.” Read the rest of this entry

Snow White and the Huntsman (movie review)

snow-white-and-the-huntsmanIt doesn’t get any more surprising than Snow White and the Huntsman – at least, not for me. Between Kristen Stewart and the fact that this is an action movie based on Snow White, I wasn’t expecting much, but this is a solid action movie.

Despite the title of the film, I would guess that Charlize Theron (as Ravenna, the evil witch) has the most screen time out of anyone, and she gives a performance that is never over the top, but still intense. Chris Hemsworth has no trouble playing a character that is something of an anti-hero and Kristen Stewart – my God, Kristen Stewart closes her mouth a few times! It’s like she’s acting in this movie, and after sitting through those five Twilight movies, I was beginning to think she’d forgotten how. Read the rest of this entry

HOLLYWOOD: You can’t remake Red Dawn

How.  Fucking.  Dare.  You.

The classic 80s movie Red Dawn should not have been remade under any circumstances.  I have only seen Chris Hemsworth play Thor, and I think he did a great job (and frankly, I think the guy is going to be a huge star for at least the next decade), but this is just wrong.  Read the rest of this entry

Thor movie review

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I’m ready to explain my feelings on the Thor movie, and it’s all spoilers from here.  Also, I’m going to smash it into tiny pieces – yet, I liked this film.

spoiler alert

The following will spoil the movie for you.

I think the trailer actually did a better job of setting up the story; it would have been more interesting to have the movie continue on with the story on earth and then tell how Thor ended up on earth in flashback, but whatever.  Like Daredevil, maybe I’ll re-edit this movie someday.

I’m sure there is a way to review this movie without spoiling it for you, but I’m a big fan of comic books, so that’s just not going to work for me.

Much like the Incredible Hulk, Thor is a gigantic setup for The Avengers movie at it’s core.  Sure, it may look like this movie has interesting things to say, but I feel like I just sat through something that could have been summarized in five minutes during the first act of The Avengers – yet I was never bored.  I don’t have any explanation for that contradiction. Read the rest of this entry

Ideas for Improving Walt Disney World: EPCOT Edition – Enter The Mighty Thor!

NOTE:  for the rest of my Disney World posts, click here.

Since I was a kid, the improvements to EPCOT have been drastic.  Think about it from a child’s perspective (or anyone under the age of 21, for that matter); what was there to do in EPCOT as recently as the 1990s?  Not a whole lot.  The Disney Imagineers or whoever the hell obviously figured this out, because they went to work:  they added Test Track, Mission Space and they imported Soarin’ from California Adventure, as well as adding character meeting places, Turtle Talk with Crush, and that Nemo thingy that used to be educational.  However, they still have that one farming thingy where they’re like, “See those fish we’re farming?  You can eat some of their brethren later!”  That always rubbed me the wrong way. Read the rest of this entry

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