Tag Archive | Darkness

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

thor_the_dark_world_ver2Thor: The Dark World

Rated M

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston

Yeah, I was going to go see this. Never any doubt. I can count on one hand the Marvel movies I haven’t seen in the cinema (I’ll let you guess in the comments which ones they are). But how high were my expectations for Thor: The Dark World? To be honest, not very high. While I enjoyed the initial Thor outing, I thought it was a bit under-done and needed more time to develop its story. And while I love Christopher Eccleston, he didn’t exactly set the world on fire playing the bad guy in G.I.Joe. On top of that, I had successfully managed to avoid seeing a single trailer for this movie, which is a pretty big achievement these days. So I’m sitting in the cinema, very little idea what to expect, just a small flickering flame of hope in my belly. Enough already Joel – tell us what you thought!

I loved it.

I know I probably say this after every Marvel movie, but Thor: The Dark World has got to be one of my favourites so far. The special effects are grand, the action epic, and the dialogue witty. What more can you ask?

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Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince (2009)

potterHarry Potter and The Half Blood Prince (2009)

Rated M

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson

Is anyone reading Harry Potter reviews and actually undecided about whether they want to see this movie or not? This is the sixth movie in the Harry Potter juggernaut. By now you’ve already made a commitment to the series. And if you haven’t seen the first five movies in the series, Half Blood Prince is a really bad place to start. This movie is filled with raging hormones and the darkening of the Harry Potter world. There’s way too much of one, not enough of the other.

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Movie Review: City of Ember (2008 )

city_of_emberCity of Ember (2008 )

Rated G

Starring Bill Murray

A thought provoking, visually stunning, science fiction movie that’s rated G? Colour me surprised. And it’s actually good? Even better.

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