Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

I don’t really understand how this movie franchise manages to get away with this much good fortune. Only in the most intense marketing fever dream, does this plan just continue to make money. But lo and behold, the movies are¬†good, and well-loved. Not a single misstep. The entire world is watching this high wire act, and they have not fallen yet.

This is apparently my way of telling you, that I liked this movie.

Which is an accurate summation, because this film was fantastic! Continue reading

Review: Thor the Dark World

My feelings about the Avengers have already been well established, so I will not go back into that. But the cool thing about the whole Marvel movie phenomenon is that they have many parts. The prelude to the movie was just an incredible as the payoff. We had four movies to prepare us for the first one. They were of varying quality, but were good movies. Sadly the worst of the four was the first Thor movie.

It was by no means bad, but I found it to be a bit of a let down compared to the others. The story was a bit removed from what I was expecting. Because most of the major plot happened on another planet/dimension it did not feel like it was part of the Marvel universe,

It mostly served to set up the Tesseract and Loki. Which of course was needed for the Avengers to make sense at all. Just a shame that a movie was sacrificed for the good of the whole. Continue reading