Tag: Chris Hemsworth

Boldly Going Pt 11 (Star Trek, 2009)

It is often not really a great sign when a franchise seems to go dormant. After the struggle at the box office with Nemesis and a large amount of negative fan reaction, Paramount’s Star Trek team started trying to figure out new ideas, most… Continue Reading “Boldly Going Pt 11 (Star Trek, 2009)”

And Starring Jeff Goldblum as Jeff Goldblum (Thor: Ragnarok, 2017)

Thor has been a fun character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is cheerful, boisterous and powerful.  He is also boastful and over confident. This drove his first film, while the second film seemed a bit aimless. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor had… Continue Reading “And Starring Jeff Goldblum as Jeff Goldblum (Thor: Ragnarok, 2017)”

Rebellious Teens (Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015)

As with every sequel, things must get bigger and louder.  Unlike the first film, the danger really comes from within.  Tony is obsessed with changing the way things are done by building a peace keeping for that will put an end to the need… Continue Reading “Rebellious Teens (Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015)”

I Will Avenge Thee (the Avengers, 2012)

The Avengers was the culmination of four years of effort on the part of Marvel Studios.  They worked to establish their interconnected Universe building up to this.  People were excited and the Marvel Machine had primarily seen success with their films leading up to this.… Continue Reading “I Will Avenge Thee (the Avengers, 2012)”

Elves! But DARK Elves (Thor: The Dark World, 2013)

Thor’s post Avengers story stays outside of the world of S.H.I.E.L.D., Iron Man and Captain America.  It focuses squarely on Thor, Jane Foster and Asgard. The story opens with Odin telling the tale of how the universe had once been in darkness, and after… Continue Reading “Elves! But DARK Elves (Thor: The Dark World, 2013)”

Hammer Time (Thor, 2011)

As Marvel worked their way to the Avengers, they had a bit of an issue.  Thor is supposedly a god, as are all his friends and family.  How does this fit into the Marvel world?  Their resolution was that they are mistaken for gods,… Continue Reading “Hammer Time (Thor, 2011)”

No Fear (Ghostbusters, 2016)

The moment it was announced that instead of Ghostbusters 3, we were getting a rebooted film with an all-female team there was weeping and gnashing of teeth.  Never mind that much of the original cast would have been less than convincing at their ages…never… Continue Reading “No Fear (Ghostbusters, 2016)”

Bustin’ Up

  So, the Ghostbusters Trailer has hit.  And there were responses.  I initially saw plenty of “I’m in” responses.  Suddenly I started to see a lot of “blah” reactions.  Some were super aggressively angry that the trailer was a disappointment. And, I agree to… Continue Reading “Bustin’ Up”

Family Road Trip (Vacation, 2015)

The National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise is an uneven one.  The original is a quotable classic, as is Christmas Vacation.  European Vacation has it’s moments and Vegas Vacation?  Well, it is Vegas Vacation. National Lampoon has been dropped from the title for this updated tale… Continue Reading “Family Road Trip (Vacation, 2015)”