Tag: idris elba

Boldly Going Pt 13 (Star Trek Beyond, 2016)

After Into Darkness, Trek lost Abrams to Wars. Simon Pegg stepped up as a screenwriter with Doug Jung to try and get the Kelvin timeline back on track.  The studio also decided to try out an action director, Justin Lin, who had success with… Continue Reading “Boldly Going Pt 13 (Star Trek Beyond, 2016)”

Oh the Horror! (Cats, 2019)

Cats has a scene where Rebel Wilson’s Jennyanydots unzips her fur to reveal more fur and a costume and she eats cockroaches with human heads. This is a nightmare.  And I do not know where the responsibility all is falling too.  The story is… Continue Reading “Oh the Horror! (Cats, 2019)”

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)”

Daytripper (The Dark Tower, 2017)

The Dark Tower has had a long trek to the silver screen.  There have been attempts for many years…at one point, there was an announced plan that included A movie and television series, so the story would keep going between films.  Very ambitious, but… Continue Reading “Daytripper (The Dark Tower, 2017)”

The Hunter or the Hunted? Pt 5 (Prometheus, 2012)

Resurrection seemed to kill the franchise.  But after two Alien vs Predator films, Ridley Scott became very annoyed and wanted to right the ship.  Kind of.  The vaguely titled Prometheus would be set before Alien, but it was not a direct prequel.  Rather, it… Continue Reading “The Hunter or the Hunted? Pt 5 (Prometheus, 2012)”

The Bigger They Come Part 4 (Pacific Rim, 2013)

Guermillo Del Toro is a man of unique vision.  He always has his own take on traditional monsters.  In Cronos, he tackled vampires in a heartbreaking tale of a grandfather who finds a mysterious device.  Both Crimson Peak and the Devils Backbone are period… Continue Reading “The Bigger They Come Part 4 (Pacific Rim, 2013)”

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)”

Summon the Spirit (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, 2011)

It was a little surprising that Ghost Rider got a sequel.  Or is it a reboot.  The film is never really clear.  It simply ignores the previous film, yet stars Nicolas Cage again.  This time it is directed by the guys behind Crank.  The… Continue Reading “Summon the Spirit (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, 2011)”

To Infinity And… (Star Trek Beyond, 2016)

In the third film since J.J. Abrams rebooted the Star Trek Universe, we get an original story.  And really? It is quite a bit of fun.  It begins a bit shaky with attempts to give us brief character moments that are not entirely effective. … Continue Reading “To Infinity And… (Star Trek Beyond, 2016)”