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Thor Ragnarok Movie Review

Thor Ragnarok Movie Review

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As promised here is my review. Not too much spoiler I promise.

Saw the movie just yesterday with my GF and my Sis. We were in a couch cinema just to make us more comfy (Were supposed to take a flight that afternoon but for unknown reasons its been delayed so to kill time, watch movie.) So ok opening scene. Thor yupping blah blah. Then off to a fight scene then cut to opening credits.

I think the Marvel formula for real is beginning to bore me. I mean I can see the commercial value of this movie. It’s meant to make Thor more appealing, I get it. But I am beginning to see a certain pattern that deep inside makes it predictable for me.

Ragnarok is full of fun. From the jokes to the small voiced rock-man. (Small spoiler.)

I can happily say that both my GF and Sister swooned over when Chris Hemsworth showed some flesh (Girls, Duh!). Story is ho-hum but you won’t get too emotional over the rather lazy first act. It is in the second to the last act where the action picks up if there is enough action in the film (for my liking it looks a lot less. A lot less than the second movie.) Cate Blanchett was an effective villain. The new girl Valkyrie (which in the comics is Thor’s love interest) is great on-screen. Hulk is still Hulk. Edris Elba goes Jamaican. (Éy man!)

The villain is the shortest movie exposure time in all the MCU’s villains, IMO. Nuts I thought it was Ragnarok, but it was only shown at the bitter end, making you hang in a tiny thread. You see Thor in full god of Thunder glory for about 5-10 minutes. He maybe bad-ass but its half assed because of the limited time showing. There are too many side quests for my liking. Maybe the extensive trailer made it predictable for me? I don’t know. But if you’re after commercial value and continuity watch Thor. If you’re going for story though there’s a pint inside you that goes WTF.

Would I recommend it?

3.5/5.0

 

(Admin Ryan)

 

Thor Ragnarok

Thor Ragnarok

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Chris Hemsworth returns as the god of thunder in another sequel about Thor. Thor has been subpar at best when compared to other Marvel beloved heroes like Iron Man and Captain America.

But early return from critics, like Rotten Tomatoes who pegged the movie at 99% fresh, is a welcome development. Maybe the more colorful and comedic trailers helped boost interest for the movie, as well as the much anticipated Avengers movie the Infinity wars whatever the case its definitely a must watch movie specially if you don’t want to be left behind by your friends when it comes to details.

I haven’t watched the movie myself but expect me to have my own review of this very soon. For those fortunate enough to already watched it, hit the comment below and tell us what you think. Just don’t spoil it for us.

Incoming popcorn! Cheers!

Thor Ragnarok. In movie Theaters right now.

 

(Admin Ryan)

Spider-man: Homecoming review

Spider-man: Homecoming review

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I know, I know I messed somehow.

Laziness has taken me these past months that I semi-shelved this piece. Saw Wonder Woman and it floored me, just like it floored everyone else it seems. I just couldn’t write about her because every other article I saw in the net has praised the beloved heroine. I am also so lazy that I haven’t updated the DC article and haven’t touched the comics as well. I am sorry. Day job is an a*hole. Again I am sorry.

Watched Spider-man: Homecoming yesterday. And I liked what I saw. It was a fresh new take on our beloved character that even new kids from the 2000’s can even identify (Spidey’s big screen image has been rebooted 2 times already and has been played by 3 actors, so far).

This is Peter Parker struggling through his teens part, the essence that the two previous outing didn’t tackle so much, maybe because they were played by older actors. This is the growing up Peter time. Spidey at his most hilarious.

Tom Holland, although in my taste not the matinee idol face you can think of, pulled by far a superior performance of the three actors. Maybe because this time Sony, with my head nodding, sought the help of the Marvel gurus to help with their script and make Spider-Man fresh again. They didn’t need to doubt, as Marvel gave us this wunderkind of a film. No longer do we have a predictable death scene of Green Goblin and Gwen Stacy. What we have now is fresh storyline that nobody can guess.

I think that is the magic of the MCU. It gives us a new fresh prespective of what we read in the comics and make it fresh and brand new on-screen.

I thought Tony Stark would dominate the scenes but no, he took the back seat when he needed to and made Spider-man into the foreground. It’s basically the story of Spider-man like we aren’t used to. And because of this I just can’t wait for Thor to come-out. So far the MCU has brought in two critically acclaimed movies in Guardians of the Galaxy and Spiderman, it only keeps getting better and better.

 

(Admin Ryan)

Thor: Ragnarok will feature Dr. Strange

Thor: Ragnarok will feature Dr. Strange

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You hear it right, after rumors swirling that Mr. Cumberbatch will reprise his role as Marvel’s sorcerer supreme in Thor: Ragnarok, Disney has confirmed it.

In a statement from Disney’s D23 website, it reads “If you need even more intergalactic, world-saving action, Thor: Ragnarok in November brings together Thor, the Hulk, and Doctor Strange to face off against intergalactic baddies both familiar and new”.

Of course, there was a spoiler for this (if you cared to wait) in the end credit for Dr. Strange where Thor seems to request some favor from the Doctor.

Excited? We’ll have to wait ’til November to actually watch the movie.

 

(Admin Ryan)

The Top 10 Most Iconic Marvel Supervillains (PART 2)

The Top 10 Most Iconic Marvel Supervillains (PART 2)

The Top 10 Supervillains of Marvel Comics

Counting down the Top Ten superhero villains of Marvel (LIST) – Numbers 5 to 1.

5. Loki

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Loki is the adoptive brother and often enemy of Thor. Based on the Norse God of the same name, Loki is as deceptive as his Norse mythology counterpart, making his debut in Marvel Comics appearance in Timely Comics’ publication Venus No. 6 (August 1949).

In the comics, Loki is a son of a frost giant, whom Odin kills. Odin found him under wraps because his father was ashamed of Loki’s small stature. Odin raised him like a son alongside Thor, but he found resentment to the fact that other Asgardians treated him differently from the oft-favored Thor. Asgardians valued strength, tenacity, and bravery in battle above all things which Loki was clearly lacking. But what he excelled at is power and skill, particularly as a sorcerer.

His foray into the black arts earned him the title of “god of evil” among the Asgardians, and he forged alliances with many of the realm’s enemies. His sinister plots cast a huge shadow on Thor and other earth heroes, and this is why he is one of the most iconic Marvel supervillains ever.

4. Green Goblin

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Ruthless industrialist Norman Osborn was the co-owner of a leading New York firm, Osborn Industries. His wife died while giving birth to their son, Harry, which rendered him embittered. Norman raised Harry dispassionately, devoid of fatherly warmth, and was always mad by Harry’s failure to demonstrate academic excellence or a competitive drive.

Lusting for more power, he tested a strength enhancing serum for himself, emerging smarter and superhumanly strong, but at the cost of his sanity. His insanity led him to target Spider-Man as his main enemy. They had many great battles, until Spider-Man accidentally killed him in a struggle where the Goblin also killed Spider-Man’s love interest, Gwen Stacy.

But the same formula that had given Osborn his heightened strength and intellect also gave him powerful regenerative abilities. He lived. And cast his shadow over Peter Parker, manipulating him in succeeding episodes in the comics. It can be said that The Green Goblin is Spider-Man’s greatest enemy per se.

The Green Goblin is created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The Goblin made his debut in The Amazing Spider-Man #14.

3. Thanos      

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Thanos is a member of the Titanian Eternals. Thanos possesses abilities common to the Eternals, but amplified to a higher degree through a combination of his mutant–Eternal heritage, bionic amplification, mysticism, and power bestowed by the abstract entity, Death. Demonstrating enormous superhuman strength, stamina, and durability, he can absorb and project vast quantities of cosmic energy and is capable of telekinesis, telepathy, and matter manipulation. Thanos is an accomplished hand-to-hand combatant, having been trained in the art of war on Titan. Longtime Marvel comic book  readers know him as the cosmic bad-ass who long possessed the reality-altering Infinity Gauntlet, who killed half the universe, including many Marvel heroes, before his misdeeds were undone.

Created by writer-artist Jim Starlin, the character first appeared in Iron Man #55 in 1973, making his debut in the Bronze Age of Comic Books, Thanos has been featured in the Marvel continuity for about forty years and counting.

2. Magneto

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Magneto is synonymous with the X-Men- you can’t discuss the X-Men without ever mentioning Magneto. Magneto’s power is the ability to generate and control magnetic fields. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby in 1963, he made his first appearance in X-Men #1, becoming the very first foe of the iconic mutant team.

Magneto is a mutant separatist, in contrast to Professor X’s ideal of human co-existence. He believed that mutants are the next stage in human evolution and he sought of ways to assert his dominion over the powerless humans and the planet. Though not a hero, Magneto is charismatic, noble, and wise. His long and turbulent friendship with Charles Xavier has been a cornerstone for both men’s lives, as a rivalry that has lasted decades. Their lives, forever intertwined.

I had trouble really selecting #1 as the finalists have their own weight in the Marvel universe and as it is, I present to you 1A and 1A.

1B. Dr. Doom

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Doctor Doom was conceived by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. Doom first appeared in The Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962) wearing his trademark metal mask and green cloak.

Born out of Latveria, His mother died in a bargain with Mephisto that has gone wrong. Longing to save his son from the same fate, Werner von Doom fled with a young Victor on a cold winter’s night.  Victor survived the cold, but unfortunately his father did not. With this, Doom sought to increase his knowledge of both science and magic in order to rescue his mother, whose later death he blamed on Mephisto.

In one of his attempts to fuse both science and magic, one of his devices exploded leaving his face scarred for life. From then on he used his metallic mask to mask his face and set his sights on world domination. A perpetual rival of the Fantastic Four, particularly Reed Richard AKA Mr. Fantastic, and has appeared in many of Marvel’s alternate universes and spinoffs, in which the character’s history, circumstances, and behavior varies from the mainstream setting.

1A. Red Skull

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Red Skull is the arch enemy of Captain America, who can be more iconic than that? Inspiration for his development came when writer and artist Joe Simon saw a hot fudge sundae melting and noticed it resembled a human figure. First conceptualized with the working name “Hot Fudge”he later renamed him with the appropriate “Red Skull,”   which sounds more menacing.

Born, Johann Schmidt, Red Skull was a Nazi general officer and confidant of Adolf Hitler. He is closely affiliated with Hydra, an enemy of the S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers, and the interests of the US, and the free world in general.

He was physically augmented, with physical strength pegged at least at the same level of Captain America, He appeared to be killed in the past, only to return time and time again to plague the world with schemes of world domination and genocide.

View Part 1 of this list here: The Top 10 Most Iconic Marvel Supervillains (Part 1) (numbers 10 – 6)

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Do you agree with our list? Hit the comments section. Until next time.

(Admin Ryan)

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