The Avengers have finally assembled for Marvel and it was more than worth the wait as Joss Whedon has delivered one of the best comic book films to date. [Read more...]
Thor is arguably in the running for the best Marvel movies yet and is a pretty much non-stop blast of action, fun, and humor from start to finish; lead by star making turns by Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston.
Thor is a god, and the future king of Asgard, that wields a powerful hammer that only elevates his abilities to being the greatest warrior in the Realm. As Thor’s anointment ceremony is about to be carried out Asgard’s ancient enemies, the Frost Giants, attempt a sneak attack to recapture an ancient weapon that King Odin took from them a millennium ago. Thor, Loki (Thor’s brother), The Warriors Three (Volstagg, Fandral and Hogun) and Sif head off to the Frost Giants home of Jotunheim to confront their leader Laufey, hoping to set the Frost King straight. After the inevitable battle on Jotunheim, Odin has to step in with Thor being banished in the aftermath of the battle. On Earth, stripped of his powers and hammer, Thor finds himself wrapped up in the lives of a team of scientists who hesitantly help to find him to find his way again.
Ron Howard and Tom Hank’s team up for a second tale in the world of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon and the results exceed that of the Da Vinci Code, and is a solid picture on its own right in the end.
The CERN particle acceleration research center is in the business of colliding atoms in hope of discovering the scientific answers to the creation of the universe but has a side project that is interested in the collection of a highly volatile substance called anti-matter. Incapable of coming into contact with another any piece of matter the substance can cause, in the universe of the film, substantial devastation from the said incident of contact. When one of these canisters of harvested anti-matter is stolen and a scientist murdered, the project’s second in command, Vittoria Vettra, is called to Vatican City along with Robert Langdon to help investigate in a plot against the Vatican during the Conclave selecting the new Pope after the recent death of the previous. The four Preferiti cardinals have been kidnapped and the vile of antimatter is somewhere hidden in the Vatican and with the threat of the Preferiti to be murdered on the hour leading up to the destruction of Vatican City by the anti-matter at midnight [Read more...]
Milos Forman’s latest wow’s at the start but gets completely lost half way through, leaving one curious as to what happened to the picture by the end.
Brother Lorenzo (Javier Bardem) opens the film calling for the inquisition to return Spain to a god fearing state as they evaluate paintings of Goya that depict the world and church as a wretched and vial place. Lorenzo uses these portraits to convince his brethren to get rid of this image of the world and trains his brothers to seek out sinners based on ridiculous stipulations as reason to hold people captive within the church. [Read more...]