Thor: Ragnarok

14 11 2017

Rating: PG13
Running time: 130 minutes
Opens: 26 October 2017, Now Showing

Some info:
1) Wikipedia
2) IMDB Profile
3) MovieMistakes Profile
4) Official Site (English)

The third individual movie for Thor, it took a longer break than I had expected though I suppose the entire cinematic franchise wasn’t taking much of a break with their regular releases and as you can see, I have managed to catch this in theatres. I’ve heard some positive responses and also some mediocre ones so I was curious how it worked out.

Storyline wise, it set out to look as if it is going to have some huge epic battle taking place sometime later, but the way I see it, the entire experience turned out to be quite different. That said, there will still be a journey for our main hero and other familiar faces making their appearances in various situations. While some of their involvement may not be so significant, I am pretty sure some of those little actions are going to be some sort of reference or meaning in future collaboration movie(s). New character(s) who have been introduced look likely that they will be re-appearing again in future as well.

One thing I noticed about this movie is that they had really a bunch of scenes which made puns and lame(?) jokes which seemed to be there to distract the audience for a bit rather than providing something more concrete to look at. Well, I suppose it had its own entertainment value from time to time when the plot progression got even less interesting than those moments. Lol.

If anything, I also noticed how some of the looks which appeared in this movie made it into premium costumes for a certain recently released game. I would say the movie version looks nicer. Lol, but I guess not a lot of people would have cared about this part.

Overall, it is probably not one of those Marvel movies which are that interesting to watch. Not sure if I had much expectations of it from its title, or I just can’t click so well with this particular character. That said, I am more interested in the possible uses and expansions for future production in the Cinematic Universe. My take: 6/10

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Thor: The Dark World

13 11 2017

thor the dark world

Rating: PG13
Running time: 112 minutes
Now out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Some info:
1) Wikipedia
2) IMDB Profile
3) MovieMistakes Profile
4) Official Site (English)

Personally, I am not a huge fan of the first Thor movie but mainly for the sake of completeness of the current movie adaptations of the Marvel universe, here I am slowly covering every single movie produced. True enough, this adapted character remains the least favourite thus far though it could very well be because of its setting and storyline are not very much the kind of style I enjoy to begin with.

For a quick plot summary, the Wikipedia article provides more than sufficient information to understand what went on in the movie if you are just curious about the plot. Anyway, amidst the serious issues and whatnot, the movie tries to find some time to include some humour which sometimes turns out to be more interesting than the main plot at hand. That is not exactly a very good sign, as I was really trying hard to keep my concentration going to finish the entire movie. In some sense, I also understood why Loki’s popularity soared further with this movie as the type of character portrayed did seem somewhat more refreshing than Thor’s style. Heh.

If anything there will likely be more coming from this series of movies apart from the Avengers movie, unless some of the elements hinted at the end of the movie converges into the Avengers plot instead of remaining on the main Thor storyline at this point. Should the adapted movies continue long enough, it will converge quite often anyway, depending on how they decide to create the universe this time round. It may not be my favourite character but I guess the movie still fulfilled its role and goals fairly well with sufficient pretty effects and action. My take: 6/10

p.s. I am guessing I have to publish this entry out of sequence should I end up watching the next Avengers movie in theatres, based on my blog’s publishing algorithm as of time of writing this.





Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

22 05 2017

Rating: PG13
Running time: 136 minutes
Opens: 27 April 2017, Now showing

Some info:
1) Wikipedia
2) IMDB Profile
3) MovieMistakes profile
4) Official Site (English)

Yah well, this was supposed to be scheduled for last week but I messed up a little bit when scheduling my entries so it will appear a week later. In any case, I don’t think it affects much and I shall move on to the entry proper. I suppose the naming convention for this sequel is also different from most other movies, and it sort of mirrors the 2nd volume of oldies soundtrack featured throughout the movie too.

The movie starts off with this new team undertaking a mission whose employer will probably play a bigger role in future though there’s still some importance in this movie, just secondary to the main ‘boss’ this time. More importantly I think this time it acts as a way to trace the origins of the main man further, as well as laying the foundation for further expansions into this team’s future (films), and perhaps even have links to other future Marvel movies when they do appear, considering there’s that appearance and cameo of Stan Lee which I feel is probably something more important than what he has appeared to be previously in terms of referencing something.

Style wise, I would say this team continues to have their own unique teamwork and bickering, along with humour that will be shown throughout the movie, so you could say it continues to be quite a different Marvel production as compared to the ‘mainstream’ heroes which made this genre of movies so popular globally. Rather than focusing on the action stuff, I think this team is better in pulling off crazy things in a casual and unexpected manner which has its own entertainment value too. The plot isn’t so bad, but how it wrapped up was slightly underwhelming for me.

Overall, I think this movie is more of a entertaining production rather than being particularly serious and I am curious on how it will link up with other characters in the cinematic universe as well as how the future movie(s) for this team will pan out. Baby Groot was pretty quite in this movie. Lol. My take: 6.5/10