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Movie Review – “Thor: The Dark World”

TwitView:  Thor: The Dark World — to use a comic book analogy, a filler issue that bridges two stories but still manages to have a life of it’s own. Grade 3 out of 5.


Full Review: Thor: The Dark World wants to be more in terms of a single plotted movie that involves one character and not the rest of the gang from 2012’s The Avengers. And on the surface it appears to do just that as we have Thor (Chris Hemsworth) cleaning up the messes that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) had created after 2011’s Thor as well as his role in the Chatari invasion on the non-New York side of the universe. Add to that a Dark Elf named Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) who comes out of hiding to use the power of the Aether to try and destroy all of creation and you have a movie that again wants to be stand alone. But peal back this surface and you’ll find a whole lot more. You’ll find a movie that in fact is a filler issue, a bridge, bringing together a previous issue (The Avengers) with a future issue (2014’s Gaurdian’s of the Galaxy). You’ll find a movie that expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe and shows that Earth isn’t the only planet out there any more (more so then what we saw in the original Thor movie and through the wormhole in The Avengers).

So as I do for most comic book movie movie reviews, here are The Good, The Bad, and The Geeky. Read on past the break to see what I had to say regarding Thor: The Dark World.


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Movie Review – Rush (2013)

After the success of 2012’s Argo, studios were looking for more “based on a true story” 70’s period pieces. And why not go with what has to be one of the biggest rivalries in racing history – the story of Nikki Lauda and James Hunt – two F1 drivers that started in 1970 and escalated their rivalry into what some say is the most exciting Grand Prix in history in 1976.

Ron Howard directed a very compelling and intense movie surrounding the lives of Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) and Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). Both had different styles in life and in driving but what had started rough between the two ended in friendship years later.

Everyone’s driven by something.

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

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Movie Review – The Cabin in the Woods

Staring some faces I’m sure you’ll recognize from various television shows and one guy that has an even larger career then when The Cabin in the Woods was filmed … Co-writers Joss Whedon (TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse) and Drew Goddard (Cloverfield,) try to deliver a movie that reinvents the horror movie experience. The movie was originally set to be released in 2009, however, due to MGM going into bankruptcy that Fall, The Cabin in the Woods was forced to sit on the shelf until now.

Was it worth the wait and did they succeed?

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