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    • Justice League Is Choppy And Sloppy, But Not Awful.

      4 weeks ago

      ericvespe

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      Justice League is finally here. The production has gone through many ups and downs over the last year and some change, but that's not necessarily an indicator of poor quality. The Wizard of Oz changed directors mid-stream (no less than four directors had a hand in bringing that classic to life believe it or not), Lord of the Rings lost their first Aragorn, Stuart Townsend, after four days of shooting and Robert Zemeckis reshot half of Back to the Future after Eric Stoltz didn't work out in the role of Marty McFly.


      Filmmaking is a huge undertaking with thousands of moving parts and constantly shifting situations that have be dealt with every other minute. Every film is a troubled production in one way or another. There's always some drama and hurt feelings and conflicting ideas and interests. That's just how the creative process for this art form works.


      The only time that becomes a real problem for a film is when all that behind the scenes conflict shows up in the finished product. And it certainly does with Justice League.


      Now, Justice League isn't an awful movie. In fact in tone and character realization it's a giant step in the right direction for the DC Extended Universe. The problem is it's choppy, sloppy and all over the map in its plotting and structure. The worst thing I can say about the movie is it feels premature. The groundwork hasn't been done enough to really set up the threat and as such Steppenwolf and his horde of CG bug men don't feel like a big enough threat to demand that Earth's remaining heroes team up to stop them.


      I never felt that this was a task that Wonder Woman couldn't handle on her own, for instance. Batman might have an issue facing Steppenwolf alone and Cyborg and Flash were too new at the game to stare him down, but I think Diana Prince could have had him handled. It would have been a challenge, but when she's flanked by the most powerful dudes on the planet it's like setting the game on easy mode, which isn't all that fun for a thrill-seeking audience.


      What you want in a movie like this is the feeling of real stakes. You want to see a challenge for your protagonists to overcome and in the case of these big group movies like Justice League or The Avengers that means the challenge has to be supersized, even if only on a personal level.


      I feel Captain America: Civil War was a great recent example of seeing those smaller scale challenges played out. Zemo's not the flashiest villain. He's not a giant CG monster with an army of aliens behind him. He's just a guy out for revenge and in tackling the personal issues between the MCU characters he does something no other villain succeeded at: he split them apart. There's permanent damage done between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers by the end of that movie. They will probably play well together again when it comes time for Infinity War, but nothing will ever be the same.


      Steppenwolf cuts a fine silhouette and is shown laying waste to some powerful adversaries pretty early on (being vague to avoid real deal spoilers!), but at the end of the day he's relegated to being a final boss battle instead of a character. He's so one-dimensional. Steppenwolf is a bad guy that wants to destroy Earth because... that's what he does. He's tried it before, but he's really going to do it this time! Why does he want to? Because, that's why.


      They got a great actor to play him in Ciaran Hinds (you'll remember him as Mance Rayder on Game of Thrones), but there's just no depth to the character. He's not mysteriously threatening, either. He's just a big CG guy with a fire ax that wants them sweet, sweet motherboxes so he can turn the world red.


      The problem is his invasion isn't handled with any flair. In the very first scene we see Batman hunting down the Parademons (Steppenwolf's winged minions). They're already here. There's no sense of “what the hell is going on?!?” from Batman, there's no impending sense of doom or dread. Winged humanoid demons just exists around Gotham now.


      The big scene we get to set up just how powerful Steppenwolf is a narrated flashback that is essentially the prologue to Lord of the Rings except with Amazonians, Atlanteans, Gods, men and a few other geeky surprises thrown in. It's so close to LOTR you'll laugh. You have motherboxes that act like the Rings of Power. Seriously, they split them up between races to keep them from being together.


      Steppenwolf only gets one really great sequence and that involves a showdown on Themyscira. You see his ability as a warrior there that hinted at him being strong enough to require a super friends team to take him out, but then he spends the rest of the movie hiding. It's seriously his whole game plan.


      So, knowing that the villain is kind of Generic Bad Guy, how does the heroic side of the equation measure up? Surprisingly well. There are some problems, especially centered around Ben Affleck's Batman, but on the whole the reason this movie is worth seeing is because of this cast and how they interact with each other.


      Since I brought him up, let's talk a little about...


      Batman. I may not be a big fan of Batman v Superman, but I thought Affleck's Batman was pretty on point. His big fight scene in that movie (the one that felt like one of the Arkham games come to life) was a highlight and I think he looks great in the suit. I don't know if it's a choice or Affleck is already tired of playing the character, but Bruce Wayne/Batman just feels beat all the time here. The dude looks tired. He's low energy and a little bit of a woe-is-me Eeyore.


      I mean, I now Batman is supposed to be moody, but he's also supposed to radiate confidence. The character in this movie is shook by the death of Superman and the role he had to play in that coming to pass. Great! That's what we call depth and we like depth. The problem is there's no journey for him here other than getting a group together. I don't feel like Batman ends this movie in a radically different place from where he began. If you're going to put him through hell there's got to be some kind of catharsis moment for him and we never get that. We see him act a little more selflessly (to the point of almost being suicidal), but he's not the confident Dark Knight that you kind of want him to be.


      Superman. This is a tough one to talk about without delving into spoilers, but I will say that I'm very happy that they've seemed to learn their lesson from previous films. I won't say in what form or circumstance he's in this movie, but it's nice to see the character represented as the Big Blue Boy Scout again, not the sad God with the world on his shoulders. Cavill has really relaxed in the role and I'm excited to see what direction we go in with further on-screen Superman appearances.


      Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot is the DCEU's single best decision so far and she doesn't let us down in this one. Diana doesn't have has much time to shine as she did in her own movie (naturally), but she radiates goodness and it's a much needed counterbalance to the muscled up testosterone around her. She gets a little moment where she has to grapple with the fact that she has been helping, but only from the shadows and not from a position to inspire others, that is some ripe stuff to play with, but because everything feels so quick and condensed it doesn't really have any time to grow into an interesting character moment. Instead we just get her being badass and kind in equal measures. Not a bad thing to settle for.


      Aquaman. I wasn't sold on Jason Mamoa in this role, to be honest, but him playing the character as a lovable, swaggering asshole is pretty great. All the stuff we get to see involving his underwater kingdom is cool, his position within the team is pretty neat and there's a fantastic moment with him being a big dickhead to the group that I'm 99% sure is all Joss Whedon. Aquaman is having fun and so is Mamoa. That goes a long way in a film like this. His character suffers a little bit from WB fast-forwarding the MCU playbook and jumping right into the big team movie, but it's not a big jump for audiences to buy him as part of the team.


      Cyborg. Victor Stone is testing his new powers when we first meet him. He's fighting between the robot part of him and the still remaining human side, but it's one of those things that looks great on paper, but in the actual movie it's not explored enough. He's great in that every day he's discovering something new about his abilities, but they don't really have fun with that. There's a great moment where his body reads a friendly character as a threat and auto-defenses kick in against his will, but it's a one-and-done moment. How much more interesting would it have been if he spent the whole movie an indispensable member of the team that could turn on them at any moment? Much more, I think. Ray Fisher does a good job with the character, but I hope they give him a little more to work with in future outings.


      Flash. Ezra Miller is great in this part. He's got the right attitude, enthusiasm, nervousness and quirks for the part and immediately fills the role of the team's little brother. His backstory is again breezed by (yuk-yuk-yuk) and makes you wish his standalone movie happened BEFORE the big team up one, but I think you'll be happy with him in the red suit. He has by far my favorite moment in the film, which again I won't spoil, but look out for his “oh shit” face and you'll know you're in the best scene of the movie. You'll know it when you see it.


      On the whole, the movie is fractured. You definitely get a too many cooks vibe from it, but the one constant is the chemistry the cast shares. Even in some of the less well-written scenes you dig this cast and roll with some of the clunkers they have to speak. The sense of fun that we've been wanting for a while is back, which is a good thing. Now we just need a singular voice to come in and give this super powered group a real challenge. That's what I want more than anything in future DCEU movies. I want to legitimately wonder how our lead will prevail.


      It'll be interesting to see where the DCEU goes from here. It feels like they finally have the right combination of ingredients and the compass needle is finally pointing to true north, but they haven't gotten everything together yet.


      DC fans will gobble this up just because they get so much of the character stuff right, superhero fans in general will probably dig it as pure escapist entertainment, but if you're at all worn out by the deluge of comic book movies then Justice League will likely test your patience with its plot conveniences and pockets of character-summary exposition.


    • Bob Rosspool urges you to keep your pants dry and your dreams wet!

      4 weeks ago

      ericvespe

      I'm seriously going to have to ask Fox to continue to make Deadpool movies just so we can keep getting these amazing smart-ass teases. The first real teaser trailer for Deadpool 2 is... unlike anything you're used to seeing in the realm of the superhero movie. RT fans are pretty familiar with happy painter Bob Ross, but I doubt you guys expected the first Deadpool 2 trailer to be Bob Rossified.


      Well, it is and it's just as awesome as you could possibly imagine. Check it out:



      It may be light on actual Deadpool 2 footage, but I'd honestly be happy to keep seeing these kinds of trailers all the way up to release. Can you imagine sitting down in a theater on June 1st next year and not having anything remotely ruined for you? If there's a series that can make that work it's Deadpool. I doubt it'll happen, but a guy can dream, can't he?


      The studio is already playing with the traditional way of marketing this kind of movie and not just with the above trailer. Usually when press releases go out, even for zany comedies, they're pretty deadly serious. There's a link to the new available trailer, a release date, plot synopsis and a little text about what the news is. The plot synopsis included for Deadpool 2 is something special. I'll leave you with this slice of fried gold:


      SYNOPSIS:

      After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade
      Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest
      bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste.
      Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor,
      Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive
      canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of
      family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and
      earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.

    • Disney announces a live action Star Wars series!!!

      1 month ago

      ericvespe

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      My God, is this real life? Not only do we get a brand new Star Wars cinematic trilogy spearheaded by Rian Johnson, but we'll finally be getting the long-promised live action Star Wars TV series. 


      Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed today that they'll be producing a live action Star Wars show for their upcoming Disney Streaming Service, thus ensuring that it's going to be a massive success. Not only will there be original Star Wars content on this service, but also a TV series based on Pixar's Monsters, Inc, Disney Channel's High School Musical and even "an original entry from Marvel," whatever that could mean.


      Iger also said he believes the price point for Disney's Streaming Service will be "substantially below" Netflix's $10.99/month, which means it's a no brainer for just about any fanboy or fangirl out there. Original Disney animation, Marvel and Star Wars content AND access to Disney's massive library? Where do I sign?!?


      It also helps that Star Wars has been kicking so much ass on TV lately. The Clone Wars went a long way to helping me come to peace with my negative thoughts on the Star Wars prequels and Rebels is just straight up great. 


      The live action show was an idea George Lucas was pursuing pretty vigorously before he ended up retiring, going so far as to have whole episode scripts written for the first season. My understanding is a lot of that was mined by Dave Filoni for The Clone Wars and Rebels. It's not a new idea for the franchise, but the time is right to actually execute it and do it with a significant budget and level of production value.


      What's your ideal Star Wars TV show? I'd love it if the folks behind Rebels and The Clone Wars got to try out live action for a bit and I also wouldn't complain if we finally got some Old Republic action going on. Let's finally see the early days visualized! What do you folks think?

    • Hold on to your hats! Rian Johnson creating a brand new Star Wars Trilogy!

      1 month ago

      ericvespe

      Alright, Star Wars fans, this is the news you've been looking for. Word around the entertainment business is that Lucasfilm really loved working with Rian Johnson on Episode 8 and that the feeling was mutual. Now we see that's not just typical pleasantries as the studio has officially announced that Rian Johnson will be creating a brand new Star Wars Trilogy for them, with Johnson for sure writing and directing the first installment and creatively guiding the second and third.


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      Now, when I say new trilogy I really mean new trilogy. This isn't going to be part of the Skywalker Saga, which means this will be the first of the spin-offs that actually gets to do something new and do it in a familiar Star Wars-y three movie cycle. 


      The wording of the statement on StarWars.com is incredibly intriguing: "Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored." Holy shit, what could that mean? Because Star Wars lore would include other fiction books, comics and the literal millions of words in making ofs and behind the scenes books. My interpretation of it is that we're going to be completely unchained from following the same story we've been watching for 40 years now and that we're finally FINALLY getting something new.


      For me, when Lucasfilm announced Star Wars spinoffs this is what I was hoping for. Brand new characters with new stories told in the swashbuckling, fun Star Wars style. What I got is kind of a Muppet Babies/Landfill lady from Labyrinth approach. Young Han Solo! Maybe Young Obi-Wan or Yoda, too! And don't forget Boba Fett maybe possibly! Oh, and you loved Darth Vader right? Here's some more Darth Vader!


      This news signals to me that not only is Kathleen Kennedy and the rest of the Lucasfilm team taken with Johnson's work on The Last Jedi, but they saw originality in the way he approached the material and decided to break their current formula of releasing their Star Wars films.


      Giving creative control to someone to construct a brand new trilogy of Star Wars films not necessarily connected to the same core group of characters we already know is a bold move for the company. I love Star Wars with all my heart and have so far been really on board with the new Trilogy, but this is hands down the most excited about anything Star Wars I've been since I was a kid. The galaxy's the limit and with a talent like Rian Johnson piloting the ship I have a feeling we're in for something truly special.

    • Happy Thanksgiving from Deadpool and Family!

      1 month ago

      ericvespe

      Halloween's over, Christmas is on the horizon and Thanksgiving is breathing down our necks. You may be preparing to engage with your dysfunctional family, but you're not alone. Even scarred up, taco-loving, fourth-wall-breaking, Bea Arthur fan club president superheroes have to go through that trauma, too. 


      As evidence here is a Holiday poster for Deadpool 2 unearthed by Collider featuring everybody's favorite Merc With A Mouth serving up turkey to his extended family, including his new BFF Cable, as played by Josh Brolin. You got Colossus, Blind Al, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Domino, Vanessa, Weasel and even a little cameo by Uncle Stan Lee (naturally). 


      Take a look:


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    • Marvel's Black Panther gets a slew of rad character posters!

      1 month ago

      ericvespe

      One of the most excitingly different projects on Marvel's slate is next February's Black Panther, directed by Creed's Ryan Coogler and featuring the studio's first majority PoC cast including star Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya and Danai Gurira.


      As is the norm with a giant cast for a big franchise film it's now time to get a slew of character posters showing off each character. All the posters are sharp (har-har-har) and seemingly have a lot of focus on hands. Black Panther looks to be checking out his nails, Andy Serkis is showing off his fake hand, Forest Whitaker's got some prayer hands going on and all but Angela Bassett got some cool handheld weapons on display.


      Check 'em out:


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    • Kevin Spacey to be completely removed from Ridley Scott's ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

      1 month ago

      ericvespe

      In light of recent sexual assault allegations against his star, director Ridley Scott will be replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in his latest flick, ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD. Per Deadline Scott will soon reshoot all of Spacey's scenes with an aim to keep to his December 22nd release date.


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      It's not unusual for reshoots on films, but it is unusual for them to happen so late in the game and under these conditions. Typically a reshoot happens when something doesn't cut together right in the editing room, a new emotional beat is needed or something just plain isn't well-received by test screening audiences. This is happening to erase a troubled actor from the film altogether.


      Hollywood is being shaken by revelation after revelation lately and to the credit of most of the power players swift action is finally being taken. Harvey Weinstein has been all but drummed out of town and Spacey has been fired from his popular show House of Cards and is now being completely removed from this likely awards contender. 


      All The Money In The World is the true life story of the kidnapping John Paul Getty III and the drama that ensued as his parents try to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom. Spacey played the elder John Paul Getty under a ton of old age makeup and Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams are the desperate parents.


      Funnily enough, Christopher Plummer is not only more age-appropriate for the part but he was also Ridley Scott's first choice for the role, but was overruled by studio head Tom Rothman who thought they needed a bigger name.


      Plummer may be pushing 90, but he's a workhorse with 5 feature credits in 2017 and 2018 alone. He'll always be Captain Von Trapp from The Sound of Music to me. 


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    • Steven Spielberg's new movie THE POST gets a trailer!

      1 month ago

      ericvespe

      Everybody loves Steven Spielberg, right? That's one of life's undisputed things. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west, peanut butter and chocolate go together, Porgs are adorable and Steven Spielberg is our best living director. Everything else is negotiable. 


      Spielberg has two big movies coming out in the near future, one super geeky and one super serious. The geeky one is Ready Player One, an adaptation of Ernie Cline's popular book that takes love of video games and '80s nostalgia to a whole other level. Ready Player One doesn't come out until next March, but this December we're getting a drama from him called The Post.


      This one has huge name talent in front of the camera in Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep and tells the story of The Washington Post's publishing of the famous Pentagon Papers, which blew the lid off of the real goings on during the Vietnam War. It was a major moment for American journalism challenging the power of the government and a hostile president and unquestionably helped finally put an end to that war.


      They've just released the first trailer for The Post and you can see why it's coming out in the height of Awards Season. Check it out:



      In today's current political climate it's certainly a good time to look back at this story and remember that a free press is a good thing. If the movie's as good as the talent involved we're in for a treat.

    • Vespe has some thoughts on Thor: Ragnarok! (light spoilers)

      1 month ago

      ericvespe

      Guardians of the Galaxy had a massive impact on the superhero movie and not just for Marvel. The runaway success of Guardians made Hollywood at large sit up and take notice. Remember general audiences didn't know who the hell the Guardians of the Galaxy were, Chris Pratt wasn't a movie star, James Gunn had never directed a blockbuster before and two of the major characters in the team were a sentient tree and a talking smart-ass raccoon.


      What Guardians did was show that Marvel's trademark humor could be pushed even further and as long as you liked the characters the galaxy was the limit on how insane the setting could be.


      But Thor was Marvel's first real step into a more crazy setting. Asgard was unlike the grounded reality of Iron Man and even the slightly more comic book-y Captain America: The First Avenger. It was bright, colorful and embraced the high fantasy of Jack Kirby's art instead of shying away from it.


      So it makes sense that Thor would be the first established Marvel Studios franchise film to fully follow the more absurd path that Guardians paved.


      This review will have a few light spoilers, but nothing more than what can be gleaned from watching any of the trailers.


      Taika Waititi brought so much humor to this sequel that it's almost a parody of Marvel movies, which is both a breath of fresh air for such a huge mega-blockbuster machine and a little worrisome. Usually when a subgenre starts making fun of itself it's a sign that the subgenre in question is on its way out. It happened with horror (Scream killed the slasher for a looooong time, for instance) and it happened with the disaster movie (thanks, Airplane!). It could happen with the comic book movie as well.


      Now, I don't think Thor: Ragnarok is the canary in the coal mine signaling the death of the superhero movie. Quite the opposite, actually. I get a little nervous that Marvel might start losing sight of the real reason their movies have worked so well, the unabashed big, beautiful beating hearts of their characters and instead focus on being silly and aloof. It's a valid worry I have, but based on what I've seen of Ryan Coogler's Black Panther and The Russo Bros' Avengers: Infinity War I don't think Ragnarok necessarily marks the beginning of that dreaded self-parody trend.


      What is exciting about Ragnarok being so silly and goofy is that it's top to bottom the voice of its director. If you've seen Hunt for the Wilderpeople or What We Do In The Shadows you know that silly and goofy is director Taika Waititi's specialty.


      The biggest complaint I've seen leveled at Marvel Studios is that it's a machine that is run by the execs more than the filmmakers. After Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy that theory should be out the window. Marvel put a lot of trust in James Gunn and was rewarded for it. Love or hate Thor: Ragnarok it's unquestionably a Taika Waititi film. Top to bottom, side to side, backwards and forwards this film has Waititi's stank all over it.


      This is not a movie made by committee, which is all the more impressive when you see just how far it moves the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe story forward. Big stuff happens here. 


      Characters are forever changed. This isn't a side story or one-off where Waititi could have some fun separate from the larger MCU as a whole. This story will impact everything that comes after it.


      So while I think the movie maybe takes a step too far into silly territory at the expense of some real emotion I can't fault it for going that far because it's an indicator that Marvel is relaxing a little bit and letting the artistic vision of their filmmakers take front and center.


      There's a loose, improvisational feeling to this movie that results in a kind of cool, hangout vibe with the characters. Chris Hemsworth plays Thor even cockier and more assured than usual, characteristics that don't dilute too much when he's hobbled right off the bat.


      He's relieved of his hammer (kinda spoiler-y, but it does happen very early on and was revealed in the first trailer) and in most superhero movies that would mean he would spend half the movie moping around and figuring out it's not his magic hammer that makes him a hero, but who he is deep down inside. Not here, though. He's bummed out, but he approaches every challenge with a healthy optimism. Imprisoned and forced into gladiatorial combat for a colorful madman? Smiles. Betrayed again by his lovable dickhead brother? Sure, of course. He'll roll with it. His beloved Asgard is under siege by a seemingly unstoppable madwoman? “That sucks, I guess I better put a stop to it.”


      It's refreshing that we're getting more superheroes with this can-do attitude. It makes watching the movies way more fun. Wonder Woman is another recent example of that approach working so well.


      Ragnarok is an interesting film of contrasts because the overall laid back feeling of the characters is pitted against one of the most powerful and devastating villains the MCU has ever seen. Cate Blanchett's Hela is driven, seemingly indestructible, can conjure knives, daggers, swords and spears out of thin air and has a centuries old grudge.


      When you have an actress of Blanchett's talents chewing scenery you know you're in for a good time. She relishes in Hela's theatrical evilness and is an absolute joy to behold every time she's on the screen.


      With the lead hero and villain in the a-okay column that leaves us with the new players. You have Jeff Goldblum at his most Jeff Goldblumiest playing the eccentric Grandmaster, a dictatorial figure that loves to-the-death combat who finds the God of Thunder at his disposal and couldn't be happier about it. Goldblum plays Grandmaster with a childlike petulance that plays perfectly with the silly tone of this movie. He's not meant to be a big threat, rather a giant doofus who treats everybody like they're his personal play things.


      Tessa Thompson is probably the standout addition to the MCU here, playing Valkyrie a fallen Asgardian warrior who is more than strong enough to put Thor in his place and does so many many many times over the course of this film. She radiates confidence and a good-humored smartassiness and elevates every single scene she's in.


      Karl Urban's Skurge doesn't get as much to work with, although he's the most conflicted character in the movie. He wants to be important and when Hela arrives in Asgard he has a chance to achieve the status he's always wanted, but the cost is very high. He doesn't want to be a tyrant, but it's the only path to his ambition so he falls in with this invader. Skurge gets the most depth as a character, but most of it is purely surface level, background noise to the larger story on the whole.


      Taika Waititi very smartly cast himself as one of the most fun new characters, a kind-hearted alien gladiator named Korg who is the soft-spoken, aloof leader of a rebellion amongst the Grandmaster's captive warriors. He's Spartacus if Spartacus was your lazy couch potato pothead roommate. I expect to see Korg pop up in other MCU titles, especially any that involve the Guardians or a larger galactic threat.


      Mark Ruffalo finally gets to come back and have some fun as Hulk/Bruce Banner as well. His pairing with Thor is a lot of fun, especially since he gets to actually portray Hulk as more than just a grunting brute. Banner has been Hulk since the events of Age of Ultron and his vocabulary has expanded considerably. Ruffalo getting to play Hulk as Bruce Banner's unchecked id is a lot of fun and a surprisingly big chunk of the movie.


      Tom Hiddleston also gets to have some fun as Loki, playing a lot with his reputation of being untrustworthy but also having a common goal with his do-good brother. Hiddleston's Loki is the MCU gift that keeps on giving and he doesn't disappoint here.


      Right now it just feels like Marvel is coasting in the best sense of the word. They're confident, having fun and not afraid to get weird. They're at the top of the world and have figured out how to shake things up so the MCU doesn't get stale. They've had some missteps along the way, the most egregious of which to me was the last Thor film, The Dark World, but it feels to me like they're fully committed to being a little more filmmaker friendly and so far it's paying off in spades.

    • SailorGirl81 asked ericvespe a question

      What is your favorite kind of movie?

      Answered: Nov 1, 2017

      Honestly (and I know this makes me sound like a politician, but it's true) I love all kinds of movies. It's hard for me to pick between Jaws and Casablanca or The Exorcist and Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Lord of the Rings and The Godfather. I definitely have a soft spot for horror and sci-fi and I'm usually more willing to give a new random horror flick a shot over some drama I've never heard about.

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