Tag: Tom Hiddleston

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)”

The Bigger They Come (Kong: Skull Island, 2017)

King Kong and variations on the Giant Ape concept are older than even Godzilla.  Kong: Skull Island has opted to not re-tell the story of King Kong.  Instead, this is a new story.  Not new in the sense of it completely new territory.  You… Continue Reading “The Bigger They Come (Kong: Skull Island, 2017)”

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)”