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Film Review: “Thor: The Dark World”

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins

Directed by:  Alan Taylor

Today, I decided to check out “Thor: The Dark World” and here is my review…

Plot/synopsis: The plot to this movie is pretty simple and straightforward. Just continues from the first “Thor” film about saving Earth from evil beings. This time there are evil beings known as the Dark Elves who wants to send the universe into Darkness by using a weapon called the Aether. Thor reunites with Jane Foster so she can help destroy the Aether but instead the Aether takes over her body. The Dark Elves wants Jane ’cause she has the Aether inside of her body. Later, Thor teams up with his evil brother, Loki so they can help destroy the Aether and they can help save the 9 realms of Asgard (which Earth being one of them). 

I’m not too big on Marvel superheros. There are only very few Marvel superheros that I am big fans of. The only Marvel superheros that I am big fans of are the Wolverine, The Punisher, Iron Man, Captain American, Hulk and of course, Thor.

I enjoyed, “Thor: The Dark World”. It’s just a fun and exciting movie just like the first one was. Just your typical popcorn-action film with impressive visuals and effects. The story was entertaining and watchable but the ending was too predictable, though. I like the action scenes in this movie. There are more action scenes in this movie than the last one. The entire cast did a good job like usual but Tom Hiddleston steals the show here. Hiddleston as Loki is badass. I am noticing that the Thor movies wants to mix action and comedy together. There are a lot of humor throughout these movies.

“Thor: The Dark World” was pretty good. Nothing mind blowing or amazing but just entertaining. I know this review is a short one ’cause there isn’t a lot of things to be said about it. It is recommended to check out if you’re a fan of Marvel or superhero films.

I’ll give it a two thumbs up.

Kev

 

Film Review: Thor

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Well today, I decided to go to the movies for something to do. Get out of the house for the day. I’ve been wanting to see the new “Thor” movie for a long time. Now it’s finally here, I went and saw it. Here is my review.

Plot/Synopsis: In 965 A.D., King Odin (Hopkins) sends his warrior son, Thor, from Asgard to Earth, in our present time, forcing him to live with humans. Of course, when Thor first arrived in Earth in our present time, he had a lot to learn and didn’t understand Earth. So Natalie Portman’s character, Jane Foster, tries to guide him living on Earth. She becomes a love interest for Thor. One of the most dangerous villains from Thor’s home land of Asgard, comes to invade Earth to try and kill Thor. Thor tries to save Earth from his enemies.

As a kid, I used to love reading Thor comics, so I was already a big fan of the character. I was a little worried that this film might suck since most Marvel movies aren’t that good, but, I was actually very impressed with Marvel’s “Thor”. This film actually told a superhero story, the right way. It stayed true to the comics.

The casting was really great and the acting was not that bad. I thought Chris Hemsworth as Thor, was a very good choice. Anthony Hopkins has been my favorite actor for years. Anthony always pulls off really good acting chops no matter what role he does, that guy can do anything.

I hate 3D movies. Most 3D movies are pretty bad, but I thought a 3D, “Thor” was very fitting. The 3D effects were very cool on Thor and that’s what the character needed to be cool. The special effects and the CGI made it feel like you were watching a movie, and not a cartoon. The special effects in the film was crazy.

There is something for everyone in this film. Action, suspense, comedy, romance, etc. It’s all there. I think this is the best Marvel superhero movie out of them all. They did a great job with “Thor”. I am so looking forward to the sequel already! I would go see this flick in theater again!

Score for “Thor” = **** (4 stars as in “excellent”)

Kev

Report: Sarah Lane vs. “Black Swan” film makers feud isn’t over…

Just a while back Darren Aronofsky responded to Sarah Lane’s slanderous comments that she claims Natalie Portman did less dances than her, for the movie, “Black Swan”. He said he went through the editor to count every dance move with both women. Turns out Natalie had the most.

Sarah Lane herself, appears on “20/20” for an interview to talk about this controversy, and Sarah claims the film makers of “Black Swan” are lying.

Read more on the story, here.

If Sarah can somehow prove that she did the most dance moves, then maybe I’ll be on her side. At this time, I’m still siding with Natalie and the rest of the film makers. Sarah needs to prove that they are lying.

On a side note, looking at Sarah in this article, man, she looks almost exactly like Natalie Portman. Are they twin sisters? No wonder she was hired. Darren could be counting the wrong woman during the counts of the edit scenes because they both look exactly the same. Never know.

Kev

Film Review: Your Highness

Starring: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zoey Deschanel

Directed by: David Gordon Green

So I decided to go to the movies today. I was hoping to see the film, “Hanna” but it wasn’t playing in my theater I was going to. So I ended up seeing the comedy, “Your Highness”.

Here is my review:

Plot/Synopsis: Fabious (James Franco) is about ready to get married to Belladonna (Deschanel), suddenly she is kidnapped by the evil wizard named, Leezar. Fabious teams up with Prince Thadeous (McBride) to go on a quest to rescue Fabious’s soon to be wife. Along the way, they meet up with Isabel (Natalie Portman), who is a warrior princess and she helps them in their adventure. Thadeous ends up falling in love with Isabel.

I saw this movie because I figure it would be nice to see a comedy for once. It’s a comedy spoofing off the Middle Ages. The same makers who made, “The Pineapple Express” film which I never saw yet. Back to “Your Highness”, this film has gotten mixed reviews by critics and movie fans. Did they see the same movie that I did?

I thought it was a very good comedy. It was brilliant. There were a few scenes where I couldn’t help myself but throw my head back and burst out laughing. If you dig movies with a lot of rude and crude humor, you would like this one. The one complaint I’ve seen from other people about this film is the “swearing”. I see no problem with swearing in movies. I never found swearing offensive. Swearing is not for everyone, I just never saw anything wrong with swearing. I swear all the time myself, it’s how I talk. You heard me in my videoblogs, right? The swearing is what made the movie entertaining. Without it, then the film wouldn’t be getting all this recognition. That’s how you’re supposed to make a “slapstick” comedy

The film is also surprisingly action packed. The action scenes were fun and there were a lot of cool special effects. Why wasn’t the film in 3D? It should have been! I like Danny McBride, he was a good actor in this. Plus, Natalie Portman’s character was bad ass.

I thought this film was very entertaining and I liked it a lot. I would probably buy it on DVD when it comes. There’s a lot of gay jokes in this film, but they are actually pretty funny if you don’t take it seriously. This film did a good job mixing different genres into one: fantasy, medieval, comedy, action, and romance. Do yourself a favor and check it out, soon. It was a fun movie and a laugh riot.

Score for “Your Highness” = **** (4 stars as in “excellent”)

Kev

Report: Darren Aronofsky responds to Sarah Lane’s slanderous comments about Natalie Portman’s dancing for “Black Swan”…

Well, Darren Aronofsky, the director of “Black Swan” himself, finally responds to the Sarah Lane vs. Natalie Portman feud that started this week. To prove that Sarah is a liar, Darren actually ordered his editor for the film to count all the dances that both Sarah and Natalie did. The editor actually went through the entire film and counted every dance, to make sure everything was exactly right. There is a total of a 139 dances, but how much did Sarah and Natalie get? Score: Natalie – 111 Sarah – 28.

Read Darren’s full statement, here.

Yep, I repeat, Sarah is just mad because Natalie got more recognition for her work than her. Jealousy, nothing more. Look like Sarah won’t be working with Darren Aronofsky ever again, that’s for sure. Don’t be surprised if Sarah has a big lawsuit coming from, Fox Searchlight, because she did step over the legal line here. Slandering the studios, the film makers, and Natalie Portman herself. Gotta love how karma works.

Kev

 

Report: “Black Swan” producers says Natalie Portman DID most of the dancing for the film…

Sarah Lane, who is Natalie Portman’s stunt double for the film “Black Swan”, accused Natalie of doing  only 5% of the dancing for the film. Fox Searchlight, was quick to respond back. They said Natalie DID most of her dancing for the “Black Swan” film, and Sarah only did the complicated dances that Natalie couldn’t do.

More on it, here.

Sounds like Sarah is nothing but jealous. She’s jealous of Natalie’s Oscar win, so she came out and attacked her out of jealousy rage. I’m siding with FOX and Natalie on this one.

I thought “Black Swan” was a great film. The film should be coming out on DVD/Blu Ray this Spring, and I’ll be getting it for sure.

Kev

Film Review: Black Swan

Today I just saw the movie, “Black Swan”. It stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, and Winona Ryder. The film is directed by, Darren Aronofsky who also directed, “The Wrestler”.

Plot/Synopsis: The story is about a young ballet dancer, named Nina Sayers (played by Natalie Portman), who is trying to audition for a part in “Swan Lake” which is a ballet musical. Thomas Leroy, who is the director of the play thinks that she is perfect for the White Swan role, but he thinks she doesn’t fit for the Black Swan role because she lacks passion and wants her to stop being perfect for the role that she wants. As she tries to practice her ballet skills, she begins to see strong hallucinations and strange things. She has a rash on the back of her shoulder which have been bothering her. She tries to make her ballet dreams come true as she struggles with her problems. She meets a new dancer named, Lily, who she has a feud with and then becomes friends with her later in the film.

Enough with the plot ’cause I don’t want to reveal any shocking spoilers, because there are some big twists and turns in this film. I really loved the story to, “Black Swan”. Natalie Portman’s acting wasn’t the greatest, but I was most impressed with the storytelling. It kept me at the edge of my seat.

The film was pretty unpredictable, and it was actually kind of scary and creepy in a way too. This film is not better, than “The Wrestler” which Aronofsky also directed, but I really liked, “Black Swan” a lot. I thought Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder did better acting jobs than Natalie Portman. I can think of a better actress to play Nina Sayers instead of Natalie. That’s my only complaint in the film is casting Natalie Portman, but other than that, the rest of the film is fine.

I was never really into ballet dancing. I used to think it was boring…but Darren Aronofsky made ballet dancing interesting and intriguing. It makes me want to see an actual ballet show sometime. The storytelling in “Black Swan”, is kind of strange, it’ll make you think and say to yourself, “wtf is going on here”. The ending is a bit of a shocker, don’t want to reveal it, you have to see it for yourself.

Black Swan was fantastic! Is it Oscar worthy? It’ll probably get some nominations, but I don’t think Natalie’s performance is Oscar worthy. This film might win for Best Screenplay, but I don’t see it winning Best Picture.

Score for “Black Swan” = **** (4 stars as in “excellent”)

Kev