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My Top Ten Film of 2013

My top 10 films

Howdy ladies and gents, since the year is almost over and I have seen pretty much all the films I can see this year, I think it’s about time that I release my 10 ten list of films this year. Now the following stuff is a segment from my End of Year Review which will be up very soon, so I thought I’d upload this first as a separate thing in case people miss it in the other blog post. But anyways I’ve talked too much, here’s my list:

When it comes to films, I thought this year was a pretty disappointing especially when compared to last year. There was so much promise of awesomeness and unforgettable material, however there was just a lack impact and presence when it came to a lot of the films this year. I even wrote a post about it a while ago. Now that’s not to say that 2013 was a complete waste of time, there were some really fun and impressive films on show that were on show and luckily made those days in the cinema not as painful.

Annoyingly just like last year there are films that came out this year that I’ll have to wait until next year for (12 Years as a Slave and American Hustle come to mind), but I’ve gotten used to the fact that the UK film distribution is totally unfair.

So it’s now time for my top 10, but before that keep in mind this was a frigging hard list to do and I’m only counting films released in 2013, films from 2012 that were released in 2013 for us UK residents DON’T COUNT! Okay here’s my list:

Top 10 Films of 2013

  1. Captain Phillips
  2. Now You See Me
  3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  4. Iron Man 3
  5. Gravity
  6. Saving Mr. Banks
  7. Rush
  8. Thor: The Dark World
  9. Frozen
  10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Honourable mentions:

When it comes to upcoming films I think that 2014 will be better, I’m praying for it. With epic titles like Godzilla, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Interstellar, Sabotage, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and so much more, I’m sure that it has the potential to rectify the mistakes of this year.

So what do you think of my list? Do you like it or do you believe me to be insane with my choices? Are any of your favourites in there or are there ones I’ve missed out? Gimme your thoughts down below yo.


Posted by on December 27, 2013 in Films, Media


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The Film Reviews Will Return, I PROMISE!

Hey ladies and gents, as you might notice, as of recent I haven’t been reviewing films as frequently as I used to and I don’t want you to think I’ve given up or dropped off the face of the planet, I’M STILL HERE, I just have other commitments with uni and my new job, So yeah let me give you some info on my situation.

cinemaonscreenThis is where I belong, and I’m being denied of it!

Now as I’ve said before, I’ve gotten a hell of a lot of stuff going on in my life at the moment. Firstly my animation course has been bleeding me dry with the three modules I’ve had to do and while it’s not been hard per-se, it has been tedious and time-consuming. Secondly I started my new job last weekend and that eats up all of my weekend and since its night shifts, when I get hope I’m almost dead and crash out, but for some reason I sleep even longer during this time which in turn means I have no time in the day to do anything and that sucks! All of this has made my cinema going experience very difficult to tackle.

However never fear as I shall return to the cinema soon!

With the hand-in of my uni work coming around next week and most of my work being finished this weekend, I’m thinking that I will treat myself to the cinema after all this stress and bullshit.

So what’s on the card? Well here’s the list of films I want to see and review:

  • Frozen (I have heard LOADS of people go one about this film like it’s the most amazing thing ever, I’m curious to see if it meets the hype)
  • Saving Mr. Banks (I’ve heard so many good things about this film and I have to see it because of the actors involved)
  • The Butler (This is film I had followed for a while so I’m hoping to catch it at some point)
  • Philomena (It’s got Judi Dench in it, and Steve Coogan in a serious role, plus Mark Kermode said it was good. I’m down)
  • Kill Your Darlings (It has Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan in it, I’m interested by that alone)
  • Anchorman: The Legend Continues (Liked the first film, wanna see the sequel, nuff said)
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Loved the first film and early reviews say it’s better than the first so I CAN’T WAIT!)

Here are films I am kind of half and half about:

  • Homefront (I heard this film isn’t anything special, but I like the cast and the trailer, may check it out)
  • Bad Grandpa (The trailers for this looked hilarious, it’s still showing in Sheffield, so I’m gonna try and catch it)
  • Oldboy (This is remake that didn’t need to happen, but I may watch it to see how much it fails)
  • Carrie (It’s a remake, I like Chloë Grace Moretz, but I’ve heard lame things, I can take it or leave it)

As for films I want to re-watch well we have:

  • Thor: The Dark World (I really liked this film and annoyingly I haven’t seen it since opening day, weak!)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (This was a good film and I really liked it above the first, need to check it out again)
  • Gravity (Great film, gotta see it for the crazy amazing visuals again)

Films for December 2013I know Homefront isn’t on this list, but I messed up on the Photoshop alignment lol

So yeah expect a good deal of reviews over the next few days/weeks. TRUST IN ME! 😀

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Posted by on December 7, 2013 in Films, Life, Media


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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Well” SUPER LATE Review

Howdy ladies and gents, time for my late review of episode 8 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. entitled “The Well”  Before we begin this review I wish to again apologize for my lateness. I actually planned ahead and got all my reviews ready in advance, I was SO ready. But since I had uni stuff to take care of and a funeral to attend everything just went backwards. Anyways now its time to review the AoS episode that ties-in with Thor: The Dark World. So it is any good? Read on to hear my thoughts yo.


As usual in these reviews I’m just gonna present the plot and then say what I liked and what I didn’t like. Cool? Okay let’s keep going.

The Plot

In this episode Ward becomes exposed to a piece of an Asgardian staff, which causes his worst memory to resurface.


What I Liked

The main focus in this episode was Agent Grant Ward as we finally got to see inside that questionable head of his and finally see what makes his character so cold. Because of the Asgardian weapon known as the Berserker Staff, Ward got aggressive and that made him way more fun to watch. There have been episodes before where it’s highlighted Ward’s past in conversation, but in this episode we got to see what the deal was with his brother and how he couldn’t save him. It was a powerful and quite disturbing memory sequence. While I’m not sure if it makes his character any better, for me it made him a little more relatable. Also there was the conversation between Ward and Melinda May, where May reveals that she too saw something but the reason she was in control is because she sees her worst memory all the time. Not only is she scarred but she’s so in control of her emotions that she can fight through them. Hardcore.



The big major find this week was the Berserker Staff, an Asgardian weapon with immense power, but dangerous mental implications when you touch it. I liked the mythology behind it and what it did to people. And then there was the effects of what happens when you use it, man people get messed up! My favourite uses of it would be when Ward went all out took on all of those underground cult guys and then when May when one-on-one with that blonde chick and kicked her ass! While the choreography wasn’t anything too special, I love a good fight.

I also liked the addition of Peter MacNicol as Dr. Elliot Randolph, the first Asgardian outside of Thor to show up in the MCU! I thought his character was pretty interesting, funny and his backstory was cool too. We also got to move about a bit from London to Spain and it was a nice change of scenery. I liked the some of the dialogue in the episode as well, my favourite moment was when Skye and Melinda May are talking about how dreamy Thor was to Coulson, well Chris Hemsworth is handsome and I’ll admit that haha.


The last two scenes in the episode were pretty interesting and leaves a lot to think about like:

  1. May leaves the door open: As Ward and May go into their hotel rooms, May leaves hers open and after thinking for a bit Ward follows her in. Now obviously these two after work mates and they seem to respect each from what I’ve seen, however this scene suggests something much more than friends sharing a drink. I could be wrong, but I’ve seen enough films to see where scenes like that end up.
  2. Coulson’s nightmare: This is the first time we get to see part of Coulson’s recuperation in Tahiti. Seems like he recalls actually being there, but that line he’s been repeating came from the people there and the way the woman said it there, it went a little distorted and computerized. Bloody hell the way it ends is creepy

What I Disliked

As for the stuff I didn’t like, and man there was a lot. Firstly the tie-in with Thor: The Dark World and the Berserker Staff was SO wasted. I loved the mythology behind the staff and what it did to people and I feel that wasn’t properly delved into as much as I would have hoped. Also outside of the history behind Dr. Elliot Randolph, Grant Ward’s rage moments and the fight scenes, everything else in the episode was really boring. I didn’t care much for anyone else in this episode. The new cast members in that underground cult failed to make any form of an impression, they were bland and generic as hell.


In conclusion “The Well” was a decent episode with the highlights including Agents Ward’s haunting memories, his and May’s fight scenes and Peter MacNicol as the hidden Asgardian. I feel like this episode could have been so much better and loads of material was wasted, but it wasn’t a complete loss.

Rating: 7.5/10 (Had some interesting Asgard stuff and some cool moments with Agents Ward and May, but ultimately it was nothing special)

So what did you think of “The Well“? Whatever your thoughts drop them in the comments below and I’ll see ya again for episode 9! 😀

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Posted by on November 29, 2013 in Media, Reviews, Television, TV Reviews


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Check Out My Thor: The Dark World Video Review!

Howdy ladies and gentlemen, recently I reviewed Thor: The Dark World on my blog and now that the film is FINALLY playing worldwide I feel like its time for me to bust out my badass spoiler-free video review!


Now for those who don’t know, I’m primarily a video review kind of guy on YouTube, have been for about 3 years and over the summer I sort of dropped off the radar and gave all that stuff a rest because I was too lazy and was perusing other ventures. But with Thor: The Dark World, I knew I have to come back to the online world and share my thoughts and I can tell ya that it is SO good to be back.

Check out the review below:

So what did you think of my review? Was it good, bad, indifferent? I’d love to hear your thoughts/criticisms. Also how was Thor: The Dark World for you? Whatever your thoughts, drop in the comments below and I’ll see ya on the next review yo! 😀

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Posted by on November 12, 2013 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews


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Thor: The Dark World Review

Howdy people of the internet, its time for a new film review and today’s review will be on a film I’ve been easily anticipating for AGES; Thor: The Dark World. Now I reviewed Thor on Tuesday and now we have the follow-up which promised more character development, a new villain and more realism and not only does The Dark World have to follow-up from the first film but also The Avengers too, so does this film succeed or fail? Read on and find out in this spoiler-free review!

In terms of the story it takes places two years after The Avengers, Loki has been imprisoned, the Bifrost bridge has been repaired and Thor has been fighting away to restore peace to the Nine Realms. And for a little while things look like they’re stabilizing and becoming peaceful, but in the depths of the universe evil lurks waiting to be unleashed. A powerful energy known as the Aether is chased after by the race known as the Dark Elves, lead by Malekith who wishes to use it to plunge the universe into darkness. This not only spells trouble for Asgard, but also Earth and the rest of the realms too, so now Thor will have to go above to save not only Jane Foster but the rest of the universe too.

I thought the story in this film was great, from the beginning there’s a greater sense of scope and danger that comes with this plot and it all feels so much bigger and more involved than the first film. The overall tone is much darker and more serious and considering the threat involved that is a welcome addition, that being said there are still great moments of humour that works really well. The involvement of the Dark Elves and the history of Asgard and the Aether brings a lot more mythology to this fantastic world that was established in the first film and fleshed it out a lot more. I also like how even though there are crazy chaotic things happening on Earth and in Asgard, that there were still intimate moments with the characters. Family is still one of the key themes in this film and it is brought to the forefront and handled is a beautiful way, most moments between Thor, his family, friends and Jane are wonderful.


When it comes to the cast all amazing. Firstly Chris Hemsworth is still amazing as Thor, in the first film he took on the role with such charisma, flair and understanding of what the character embodies in the comics and in The Avengers he continued to impress. And in The Dark World Hemsworth just in his element, he’s badass, intimidating, funny, but also human and expresses a great deal of emotion too. And then there’s Tom Hiddleston as Loki, OH MY GOD, WHAT A BEAST! At this point its hard for me to deny my love for this character, since the first film Loki has inhabited a more sympathetic and likeable demeanour than his comic book counterpart and in The Avengers, Loki when to new heights to become the more villainous and despicable man he’s known as while still having a sense of humour and being incredibly cool and sophisticated. In this film Hiddleston nearly steals the show, his acting talents know no bounds and he takes Loki to deeper, more emotional places which just makes the character a joy to watch. Hiddleston along with Hemsworth are just fantastic and share some amazing scenes together and they’re both the major highlights of the film.


Natalie Portman as Jane Foster was pretty good, I feel like she’s matured just a bit and because of her role in the story I feel like she’s a lot more useful and interesting than the first film. Anthony Hopkins also steps it up as Odin offering some really wonderful father-son moments whether they agree or not, Odin looks out for Thor but is not afraid to voice his opinion. I also loved Idris Elba as Heimdall, this guy had a bit more to do in this film as he had more screen and action time than the last film, Elba is awesome in most roles he’s in and in this film he’s no exception. Then there’s Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed is pretty damn awesome as the main villain of the film, he’s scary, doesn’t seem too cliché in his personality and I like how he just wants to rule the universe in darkness like the days he knew before now. Also Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Algrim/Kurse was pretty cool, he a very creepy and powerful beast-like creature and offered up some good challenge for the good guys in this film.


Other good performances include Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, while her character is still primarily for comic relief, she did provide good moments of humour. Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Erik Selvig makes a great return and strangely enough is a lot funnier in this film. Jaimie Alexander as Sif still looked incredible and kicked ass though she wasn’t nearly in the film as much as I’d hoped. And then there’s the Warriors Three with Ray Stevenson as Volstagg, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Tadanobu Asano as Hogun, they were all great and did well in their roles especially newcomer Zachary Levi, I just wish there was more screen time for them. Oh and Rene Russo as Frigga she was epic, I like how her role was expanded for more active stuff and emotional moments with her family and Jane. Oh and lastly may I just say that Chris O’Dowd in this film was great, while his role was small it offered up some really funny scenes.

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As for the presentation of Thor: The Dark World it is easily one of the film’s strongest points. Visually the film looks INSANELY beautiful, the CGI is so much more vivid, colourful and detailed than ever before offering up some truly impressive material when it comes to the scenery of Asgard and the other realms. And may I just say that Asgard on a whole is WAY more lively and seems more realistic than before with more scenes dedicated to interior and exterior locations within the city that aren’t just in the main hall. Also the action sequences are very intricate and vast than before and luckily everyone gets enough screen time to kick some ass! Oh and the soundtrack by Bryan Tyler is amazing, this guy is really starting to become one of my favourite film composers, and while none of his music reaches the majestic points that Patrick Doyle’s score did in the first film, this soundtrack has a lot of epic and beautiful moments that amplified the emotion tenfold.


So in conclusion Thor: The Dark World is another great film for Marvel, it takes the foundation from the first film and amplifies the story, characters and action by a lot more. Alan Taylor has done a really good job at giving us a more dramatic and realistic version of this fantastic world that Kenneth Branagh crafted. In truth it is the characters that make this film truly special and Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are simply incredible and really elevate this film into something special.

Rating: 8.5/10 (This is a sequel that goes above and beyond to deliver much richer and deeper experience than the first film)

So what did you think of Thor: The Dark World? Did it meet your expectations or were you disappointed? Whatever your thoughts, drop in the comments below and I’ll see ya on the next review yo! 😀


Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews


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Thor: The Dark World Trailer #2 Review

Hi friends of the interweb, time for another trailer review and this is one I’ve been waiting weeks for yo. It is of course the second trailer to Thor: The Dark World. For those not away, Thor was one of my favourite Marvel Phase One films and I loved the character in The Avengers, so his next solo film has been high on my radar for a while now. The first trailer gave us a glimpse into what was going on in the film, but this trailer really shows off some cool-looking stuff and gets me even more excited yo!

Check out the trailer below:

All I can say is why the hell is this film coming out in November? That’s too far away for me! So what do we get in this trailer? Well there’s a whole load of Loki, a whole load of London, a whole load Asgard and a lot of Thor being all badass!

The trailer opens with dialogue of a conversation between Thor and Loki which is shown over clips of Loki in prison and Thor walking through a hallway and other scenes. You can see that Loki is still bitter about what happened before in New York but still sounds crafty as hell. We then skip to scenes of Asgard and then on Earth as Odin’s voice over talks about their being darkness being in existence before the universe began and that it has returned. We then see Thor land in London, collect Jane Foster and then return to Asgard in that massive beam of light. We then see scenes of Asgard in all is glory as Jane is also taken back by its glorious view. Then there’s a conversation between Thor and Heimdall I think talking about Malekith. The next best bit involves Loki being threatened by Volstagg, held a knife point by Sif and then slapped by Jane, to which Loki replies “I like her.” Legend.

What follows after that is a wonderful monologue from Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed along with scenes on the spaceships crashing through Asgardian buildings, scenes on the great seas of Asgard and Jane Foster being levitated by Malekith. Then there’s all this action with Thor summoning lightning, Thor trying to obtain his hammer from a distance as it flies through London and two different clips involving Thor and Loki having a confrontation with Malekith. And the way this trailer ends, it’s just so cool. We see Thor and the rest of his comrades on the battlefield and you can hear some massive footsteps and roaring in the background, then some rock monster emerges from the mist knocking some warrior away. All his little soldiers all shout in support for the beast, next thing you know he steps to Thor, then Thor winds up his hammer and smashes the dude to pieces and then says “Anyone else?” So classy, so cool and so Thor.

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This film is shaping up to be really cool, I really like how much screen time is being dedicated to the supporting characters like Volstagg, Sif, Heimdall, Frigga and little moments for Darcy and Dr. Erik Selvig. I just pray that Alan Taylor’s background on Game of Thrones really comes to light in this film and gives us a gritty, earthy and darker take on the world of Asgard and the source material from the comics.


Posted by on August 7, 2013 in Films, Media, Reviews


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New Thor: The Dark World Trailer Coming August 7!

Hello people of the internet, time for a little bit of comic book news yo! Today’s news comes in the form of a little announcement regarding Thor: The Dark World, the following information comes from superherohype:

“YouTube announced a special programming week from August 4-10 called “Geek Week,” and they’ve revealed they will premiere the new trailer for Thor: The Dark World in conjunction with the event on Wednesday, August 7th.

Though not confirmed, the new trailer could contain footage that was screened at their San Diego Comic-Con panel, which you can read a description of by clicking here.

Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins star in the November 8th release.”

Well firstly I have to say ‘yay’! I was wondering how long it’d be before we’d get another trailer and secondly I’m glad it’s sooner rather than later. I hope this trailer will show a bit more of Asgard and some fight sequences and more of Alan Taylor’s influence as the director knowing his material from Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. I guess we’ll see what in around a fortnight.

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Posted by on July 24, 2013 in Films, Media


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Why The Avengers Was And Still Is A Big Deal – Part 2

Good day to you ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Part 2 of Why The Avengers Was And Still Is A Big Deal. This is a two-part blog post talking about why I believe the film was and still is a big deal and what were the key elements that led to its success. If you haven’t read the first part then stop reading this and got back and check it out and then come back here. As for everyone else let’s continue…


Kevin Feige


This is the man with the plan, without this guy I doubt the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be as grand as it is without this man’s talent. Now I don’t know how much influence he has over the ideas or films that get picked to be greenlit but I can only assume he has that kind of power because of all the announcements and interviews he does. I mean I’ve never seen any producer have so much knowledge on comic books and understand source material in such a vivid way. Feige has powers! I mean every interview he’s in here’s always offering information on current happenings on Marvel films or upcoming ones and he doesn’t just talk about from a business point of view but as a person knows his stuff and understands how to translate it into live action along with the directors, writers and actors.

But what I really like about him is the fact that he’s always thinking, he always seems to be one or two or maybe even five steps ahead of everyone else. If fans have ideas of where to go with storylines or costumes or introducing new character solo films Feige seems to have thought of it already or made it happen behind the scenes and then makes a massive announcement about it later down the line. The man never stops moving and that’s something you gotta appreciate.

The End Result


Whatever your thoughts are on The Avengers no one can deny its success. It’s been said many, many times and I’ll say it again, this film was a massive gamble and could have especially blown up in Marvel’s faces. Having several superhero characters in their own separate films come together one film? Nothing like this had been done before and it was incredibly risky. But somehow thanks to the awesomeness that is Joss Whedon, hard work from Kevin Feige and the people at Marvel Studios and some fine acting from the cast involved they crafted a great superhero the likes of which has never been seen. Now allow me to explain what I mean by that.

Up until the time before The Avengers everyone was gearing towards the dark and gritty realism created in the Chris Nolan Batman films. I swear most audiences, critics and people I talked saw The Dark Knight as a template for future comic book films and only wanted dark and realistic films. But then The Avengers comes out of the blue and completely squashes that concept with a film that had a lot more humour than any comic book film in recent history and while it was a lot more light-hearted than most films in the genre it had moments for character development and emotion when needed. There was not only great action going on in the form of the CGI and special effects but there was also action going on between the characters as they argued and fought each other. It was some badass, dynamic, tension-building and funny stuff and it worked in a very natural way and related to the source material so well. It really was a great film not only for casual audiences but for all the comic nerds out there waiting to see their favourite characters fighting each other and then coming together to save the world from evil.

Finally there was a film to break the chain of all these “dark and gritty” comic book adaptations. I know that there are a lot of comics that revolve around that but not ALL comic films HAVE to be that way. The Avengers was a good time in the cinema and everyone from fans to critics to casual film audiences responded well to it. It made a ton of money at the Box Office and the sequel was greenlit for 2015 just a short time after so year rock on Marvel!


And now we come to the final point and this one is pretty important, it’s all about foreshadowing. As I said before Kevin Feige is the man with the plan and is always thinking several steps ahead of everyone else, with this power he knows to make announcements about future projects that’ll keep fans wanting more or just send them into a frenzy freaking out about upcoming films. Also the Marvel films themselves have always given us a look into the future thanks to their post-credit cutscenes. At the end of Iron Man Nicky Fury showed up, at the of The Incredible Hulk Tony Stark showed up, at the end of Iron Man 2 Agent Coulson located Thor’s hammer, etc. The point is Marvel Studios have been smart about the way in which they’ve marketed their films and the way in which they’ve filmed the too. And now they’ve established their Marvel Cinematic Universe they are looking to continue their success with their Phase Two set of films.


2013 is the year when we’ll begin the next set of Marvel solo films with three sequels and two new solo films to add to the mix. Firstly starting with Iron Man 3 which will be out pretty soon (tomorrow for us UK citizens), then entering Thor: The Dark World in November, then we have two films in 2014 in the form of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy and finally after the release of Avengers 2 is Ant-Man in 2015. Marvel have always hinted at the future and right now they’ve smartly given sequels to the films that needed them and been ambitious with films like GotG. I believe that Kevin Feige along with the other big people at Marvel are hard at work not only crafting these upcoming Marvel films but also looking into Phase Three and add additional films to tag along with Doctor Strange (hopefully we’ll FINALLY get a Black Panther film).

In the end Marvel Studios worked for four long years and gave us one of the finest comic films in existence. The Avengers was and still is badass and if anyone tries to imitate that in the future I hope they won’t forget that this was the film that gave them the blueprint.

So yeah that’s it, I just had to get that out of my system and share my thoughts with you all. Anways what do you think? Do you agree with my points or do totally disagree completely? Whatever your thoughts leave them in the comments below and I’ll see you lot on the next blog post yo! 😀 😀


Posted by on April 24, 2013 in Films, Life, Media


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Thor: The Dark World Trailer #1 Review

Ah yeah boy its time to talk about the first trailer for Thor: The Dark World yo! I’ve waited forever for there to be some official trailer for this film and FINALLY we have something to ogle over, and the end result is something very different from what I was expecting but it’s all sorts of awesomeness. Check it out for yourselves below:

So the trailer starts out in London all nice and pretty then it cuts to a scene with a kid who touches a button on a truck and then it starts levitating and turning. Woah this is supernatural stuff going on here. We then see our Jane Foster (again played by the incredibly beautiful Natalie Portman), then it cuts to some hooded enemy standing in the darkness (I think it may be inside of a ship because of the next scene) and then chaos descends upon London as some massive upside-down triangle ship thing crashes through the city and all the people run in panic… And just for a second oh hey Darcy what’s up (Kat Dennings observing with some random guy)?

Then we enter the man of the hour, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) who comes drops from the sky in a spectacular fashion. He and Jane meet again, Thor tells Jane to come with him and she’s all like “What?” And then bam they disappear into the sky leaving Darcy to stare into the sky. We then return to Asgard and there are shots of fancy doors, Thor and Jane checking out the scenery, Sif (Jaimie Alexander), trekking through an icy location and Jane lying down raising up her hands and with these scenes there’s a voice over from Jane saying “We’re from two separate worlds, maybe they were separate for a reason.” Oh I can sense drama ahead. Then we cut to more action where we see a ship crash into the outside of one Asgardian areas, there’s fighting in the woods and now scene with Odin and Thor. Thor states “If they do nothing they will destroy us.” Cut to more shots of London and people getting mashed, then cut to Mjolnir flying right into Thor’s hand as teleports there and then he lays the smack down on several guys on the battlefield like boss!

We see shots of Malekith, Sif looking all badass on the battlefield, Thor throwing a guy, explosions, and then another shot of Thor where he seems to be inside some swirling circle along with Malekith who’s holding Jane towards the air. Thor falls to his knees and he’s all like “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” See that? That’s called drama.

I love the final scene in this trailer where we hear a familiar voice saying these words: “You must be truly desperate to come to me for help.” It is of course Loki (played by the awesome Tom Hiddleston) who’s serving hard time in some kind of jail where he looks rough. Thor goes to see Loki in his time of need and says that anyone who crosses him will be killed to which Loki smiles and replies “When do we start?” See that’s the sign of badass ladies and gentlemen.

Overall this trailer has a much bigger and grander sense than before and it seems like there’s a few story elements from the comics that will find themselves in this film like possibly the Asgardian trials for Jane Foster or the look into Thor and Sif’s relationship. I’m also liking the style of the action, it’s looking rough and ready, we may even get to have more than one badass action sequence in this second film. Before watching this trailer I wondered how Jane Foster could truly fit into this film with all the Asgard and Malekith tuff going on but it seems she plays an intricate part in all of this so I can’t to see how that unfolds.


All in all the this trailer shows off a lot of cool, dynamic and interesting things, Thor: The Dark World definitely shows promise. I just hope that the film will be everything I wanted and then some. This trailer was great and all but mind wasn’t blown like it was when the Iron Man 3 trailers showed up, well hopefully the next trailer will fix that.


Posted by on April 23, 2013 in Films, Media, Reviews


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New Images and Plot Details From Thor: The Dark World

As we get closer and closer to the release of the first trailer for Thor: The Dark World new images and story details have emerged and its making me go all crazy over here! The following information comes from superherohype:

Last week saw the release of the first poster for the upcoming Thor: The Dark World and now we’ve learned a little more about the upcoming film, thanks to USA Today.

In the film, Thor returns to Earth where he meets up again with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and don’t think she’s forgotten that he didn’t come see her the last time he was here.

“Thor still has a lot of explaining to do, and a lot of making up,” says star Chris Hemsworth. “Even demigods end up in the doghouse, mate. So none of us is safe.”

To make matters worse, Foster’s life is in danger and Thor must bring her back with him to Asgard.

“So while Thor was a fish out of water on Earth in the first two films (Thor and The Avengers), this time Jane is very much a fish out of water in Asgard,” says Marvel producer Kevin Feige.

Not only will Thor have to worry about the Dark Elf Malekith, played by Christopher Eccleston, he’ll find himself in a love triangle with himself, Jane, and the warrior Sif with his disapproving parents watching.

“It’s superhero action, but it’s the familiar territory of a love triangle where the parents think your girlfriend is wrong for you,” says Feige. “That’s how the best of these movies work.”

With all that in mind, the film will still have plenty of action and fighting to boot.

“I really wanted to ramp up his skill set in battle,” says Hemsworth. “He’s not just this Viking throwing the hammer. Here he’s more demigod with dynamic moves we haven’t seen before.”

To further complicate things, Thor must seek the help of his brother Loki, who is still serving time in an Asgard prison.

“Needing Loki’s help turns everything on its head,” says Hemsworth. “And it allows us to explore the underlying complexities of their relationship. It really ends up being a kind of chess match.”

Check back tomorrow when the first trailer for Thor: The Dark World is set appear online!

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, the film is set for release on November 8, 2013.”



So what have we learnt today? Well story-wise a good deal really. Firstly it seems like Thor isn’t completely in the clear for his actions though I’m not sure why he’d be trouble I mean he did just help save Earth from being destroyed by an alien race. I reckon he should be congratulated, but I guess that’s not the way things work in Asgard. Also I’m interested to see how Jane handles being taken to Asgard and seeing all of this stuff she heard about there right in front of her eyes. And then there’s talk of a love triangle and you know I really like love triangles, when done properly it can add drama, tension and mess with a man’s head forcing him to make a decision between two women. I’m glad this is being addressed in the film, it was a very big element of the comics, Thor’s been romantically involved with Sif and Jane Foster before and to bring those kinds of love complications into a film for Thor would be really interesting. I really want to see what Jaime Alexander does with this material because she is beautiful and deserves to let audience members know how she really feels about the god of thunder.

There’s also talk of action and as an action junky I LOVE me some action. I like how they say that it’s not just viking stuff but characters doing things we haven’t seen before, and that’s good to hear. These are god-based warriors who have skills beyond that of humans so I expect some badass, unique and over-the-top battles of a chaotic nature! And lastly there’s talk of Thor going to Loki for help and that should be interesting too, maybe there’ll be arguments or more information based on their past relationship. Either way this’ll be cool.

As for the two pictures that were released, they’re nice. In the first one I find it just funky to see Thor and Jane together just chilling in Asgard in Asgardian attire. They look like they’re having fun though. As for the second picture it’s just Thor holding his hammer looking all cool and stuff probably during a battle of some kind.

Now I seriously can’t wait for tomorrow when the trailer comes out, I need me some Thor right now. BRING ON THE LIGHTING! XD


Posted by on April 22, 2013 in Films, Media


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