Thor: The Dark World is the sequel to 2011's Thor. It was directed by Alan Taylor and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, and Natalie Portman. I'm not the best at reviewing movies since normally my take on these things is purely based on my enjoyment and I rarely take into consideration things cinephiles normally would - things like camera angles and cinematography. So this is the uneducated movie-goer review, I guess.
And while I'm going to try to keep this relatively spoiler-free, there will be a couple bits here and there that might spoil you. Anything really spoilery will be hidden behind spoiler tags, so don't worry too much.
I'm just going to do it like a list - things I liked and things I didn't like. It won't be in any particular order, because I write horribly and my brain's a mess.
It's finally out! Hot on the heels of Captain America's trailer is the first official trailer for Bryan Singer's X-men: Days of Future Past. A few of days ago, xmenmovies posted a very short video teaser for X-men: Days of Future Past, promising a full trailer debut a few days after. And here it finally is!
The description on it's Youtube page says " The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from "X-Men: First Class," in an epic battle that must change the past -- to save our future."
I can't wait to see the movie! The Days of Future Past has been regarded as one of the best story lines in the X-men universe, so I'm excited to see how Bryan Singer's team's interpretation of the material turns out. What do you guys think of the trailer? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below.
Image via xmenmovies
We've had two trailers released from Marvel in the last couple of days. Not to be outdone, the folks over at DC Entertainment debuted the trailer for it's upcoming animated movie, Justice League: War on IGN. The animated feature is based on Jim Lee and Geoff John's "Justice League: Origns" and is set for a February 4, 2014 release on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download from Warner Home Entertainment.
On a related note, this animated feature is getting the action figure treatment from DC Collectibles. The designs were previewed at NYCC 2013 as part of DC Collectibles' new Justice League: War line, and the first figures to get their plastic incarnations are Superman, Flash, Shazam, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern.
The designs were previewed at NYCC 2013 as part of DC Collectibles' new Justice League: War line. You can find more images over at Toy News International.
Justice League: War cover art via ComingSoon.net
Marvel has released a brand-spanking new poster for it's upcoming movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier. To make things sweeter, they've also announced a teaser trailer to go with it, which is to be released Thursday on iTunes trailers. Captain America: the Winter Soldier, which stars Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, is set for release on April 4, 2014.
First off, let me admit I didn't read Kick Ass 2's comic books, and that's only because I love the movies so much, I wouldn't wanna get spoiled. Turns out, my decision to delay gratification really paid off! More than just another mindless superhero action flick, Kick Ass 2 brought me on an emotional roller coaster ride. It played around with all of my feels! It'll keep you on the edge of your seat, while making sure there's still a lot of heart in every scene. A good chunk of it was hella funny, too.
Kick Ass 2
Based on a comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. of the same name
Directed by Jeff Wadlow
Written by Jeff Wadlow and Mark Millar
Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz
The story is a continuation of Kick Ass, which was also based off Mark Millar's brilliant comic book. Kick Ass 2's main plot is driven by character growth and acceptance, much like the first film, only it has matured and grown a lot more complicated, but not much more complex. What you saw in the trailer is pretty much the story you're going to get, only much like most good comic books, the introduction, the complication, the climax and the resolution are not nearly as important as the journey the characters take.