movie review tagged posts

Captain America: Civil War


There are a few critics out there calling this movie the best comic book movie of all time. While I will agree that this is the best comic book movie I’ve seen in ages, I don’t know that it’s enough for me to give it the “best of all time” title.

It is a great movie, though. The Captain America films have been Marvel’s strongest series overall, and this film continues that trend. The writers on this film did an excellent job with all the characters involved; while the story focuses heavily on Steve, Bucky, and Tony, the writers haven’t shirked characterization of the other Avengers (or newcomer Black Panther).

The action scenes are really well choreographed overall, and most of them don’t feel too long or overextended (though one at the end with Steve, Bucky, and Tony went on a little lon...

Read More

The Huntsman: Winter’s War


Ok, so a certain movie came out a few years ago that caused all kinds of on-set controversy. Did you See it? Yes? No? Well, I didn’t. I totally missed out on Snow White and the Huntsman. So, when I had the opportunity to see The Huntsman: Winter’s War, I was worried: Do I need to know about the previous movie?  If you haven’t seen the previous movie, don’t fret: this is largely a prequel and they feed you all of the pertinent information you need to know from Snow White and the Huntsman.

This movie has a stellar cast: Chris Hemsworth is Eric (the titular Huntsman), Jessica Chastain is Sara, his love interest and betrothed, Emily Blunt plays Queen Freya, sister to Charlize Theron’s returning character Ravenna...

Read More

Captain America: Civil War


Before embarking on what I knew was going to be a *BIG* summer movie, I grabbed the Kindle edition of Civil War collection (#1-7) and read it days before. I enjoyed the book and felt I was ready to make comparative notes with the movie when it came out. I won’t bother making point-for-point comparisons.  It’s not required reading to understand the movie, but if you have a chance, pick up the book. It is a worthy read.

Captain America: Civil War seems only marginally about Captain America. It was a dividing of The Avengers. When The Avengers chase down Crossbones (Frank Grillo) and his team, Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch causes unintentional death and destruction in Lagos which involves many allies and humanitarian workers from the country of Wakanda...

Read More

Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow-White-and-The-Huntsman-High-ResThe evil Queen Ravenna (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron) will rule forever if she can take the life of Snow White (Kristen Stewart), so she dispatches the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to track her down. But the wicked ruler never imagined that the Huntsman would train the girl to become a brave warrior, skilled in the art of war.


Another quiet Monday night around here so I decided to put in one of the two copies of this that I must have recently bought. Yes, two. Yes, I do this too often. Yes, the spare copy is in the giveaway box now!  Anyway…I bought it twice so I must have thought it was going to be a good movie, right? Well, I’m assuming so.

Luckily for me, I was right. This is a good film...

Read More

Captain America: Civil War


To put my review in context about this movie I have to explain a few things about my history with Marvel.  I used to be a Marvel Zombie, I loved all they did (with a strong focus on the X-Men side of things) but I was getting a bit burned out around when the first Civil War crossover was happening.  When I read some of Civil War, I just quit Marvel.  It was the last straw in that I just wasn’t enjoying the direction their stories were going in and there were just too many crossover events to feel like anything mattered continuity wise because it would all be shaken up by the next big event.

So while I’ve enjoyed the Captain America movies so far, I honestly haven’t enjoyed any Marvel movie where they try to cram too much continuity and characters and appearances to the point you don’...

Read More