Tag: Mads Mikkelsen

Nothing But Star Wars Episode Three and a Quarter (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2016)

The Force Awakens, in spite of conflicting reviews had made Disney enough money to feel confident in going forward with their game plan.  Disney had set a goal of a Star Wars movie every Christmas. Since films of the blockbuster nature often can take… Continue Reading “Nothing But Star Wars Episode Three and a Quarter (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2016)”

Modern Culture Clash (Clash of the Titans, 2010)

The new millennium brought a renewed interest in Greek mythology based films.  This, of course, meant that a remake of Clash of the Titans was probably inevitable. The modern take is…well, different.  Here, Zeus is angered by King Acrisius and to punish him, he seduces… Continue Reading “Modern Culture Clash (Clash of the Titans, 2010)”

Force Adjacent (Rogue One, 2016)

Taking it’s plot from about two sentences of Star Wars: A New Hopes Opening Scrawl, this Star Wars Story focuses on the Rebels who got the Death Star plans carried by R2-D2.  Focusing on Jyn Erso, daughter of a brilliant engineer, Rogue One follows… Continue Reading “Force Adjacent (Rogue One, 2016)”

Something Strange Going On That Wasn’t Here Before (Doctor Strange, 2016)

Every now and then, Marvel Studios opts for a riskier venture for their tent-pole pictures.  In some cases, such as Thor, the risk is levied by the Avenger’s Connection.  But sometimes, that connection is much thinner.  Guardians of the Galaxy and now Doctor Strange.… Continue Reading “Something Strange Going On That Wasn’t Here Before (Doctor Strange, 2016)”