Note from the author: With big budget movie releases, particularly the highly anticipated, comes a lot of angst about spoilers. Every care has been taken to keep major reveals and plot points away from this review, but everyone has a different spoiler tolerance, so if you are particularly sensitive, this review may not be for you. Thankyou and enjoy the movies!
With the Marvel Cinematic Universe going at full strength, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to find that their latest offering is an absolute gem. But it’s somehow a surprise when that movie is a Thor movie. Aside from The Incredible Hulk, Thor has created the most headaches for the executives at Marvel and Disney, with the previous entries – Thor and Thor: The Dark World – failing to resonate with wider audiences in the way Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America have. But Ragnarok is a welcome change from this pattern, with the film rising to be one of the best offerings the MCU has crafted.
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As always with these blockbuster reviews, every care is taken to avoid spoilers. However, everyone’s definition or tolerance of a spoiler is different, so if you are particularly sensitive to spoilers read ahead at your own discretion.
Last week, I went and saw The Fate of the Furious, and during that viewing I was treated to what was essentially a big blockbuster that tried to deal with a lot of emotion regarding families – both adopted and real – that happened to have Vin Diesel in it.
Interestingly enough, this week, when I bought a ticket to Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, I was treated to what was essentially a big blockbuster that tried to deal with a lot of emotion regarding families – both adopted and real – that happened to have Vin Diesel in it. This difference being that in this one, the emotion hit the mark a lot harder. Also this one stars a raccoon. And a small plant.
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Well folks, we reached the end of 2016. And well…. it sucked. In many, many ways, 2016 was not a great year. The number of amazing films, particularly in the blockbuster department, was lacking compared to recent years. The number of great film and entertainment personalities to pass away was horrifying. And in the real world, outside of movies, well – let’s just say that I’m very much hoping for an improvement in 2017. Never know your luck.
That said, not here today to moan about the sorry state of this calendar year. We’re here to celebrate! Because even in a weak year, there’s always far more than 10 movies that were absolutely fantastic, so any movie that makes it into my Top 10 list is deserving of all the praise it can get. And I have 10 fantastic movies to show off for you today.
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NOTE: While every effort has been taken to avoid spoilers in this review, everyone has a different level of spoiler tolerance, so if you are particularly “spoilerphobic”, read on at your own risk.
And it’s that time, once again, to review the latest entry into the ever-growing cinematic juggernaut that is the Marvel Universe. Now into the 3rd “phase” of the story, the Marvel Universe has been populated with super-soldiers, radioactive rage beasts, the Nordic God of Thunder and, of course, a sentient space tree. But if you thought that the Marvel Cinematic Universe was already as weird as it could possibly get, Doctor Strange has arrived to introduce a mystic society of sorcerers whose job is to protect the Earth from any and all threats that have the audacity to arrive via an entirely different dimension.
And despite adding so many bizarre elements that Star Wars now looks like a documentary in comparison, somehow Disney and Marvel have teamed up to make this thing work, again. It may not be Marvel’s best, but it’s still a damn good movie.
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