Right now, Marvel Cinematic Universe is doggedly jumping through every loop and loophole it can to make the next phase of its cinematic universe bigger and better. With Disney+ shows adding another dimension (lol!) to the mix in addition to the comic book source material, things -- as dark Dr. Strange says in the trailer but not in the movie -- just got out of hand.
Hela appears in Asgard, where her claim to the throne hits deaf ears -- that's what happens when an entire era's history is wiped away or covered up. Viewed as an invading force, Asgard's army tries to hold her at bay but fails miserably against Odin's strongest child.
In his cinematic debut, Strange is more or less the same character -- changes were made to make him fit in line with the impending Infinity War. We're introduced to the character at the height of his arrogance as he pokes fun at public health care, sorts through a drawer full of high-end watches to fit his tux for a speaking engagement, and handpicks his next surgery case.
The decision to split the Hobbit into three films -- its page length shorter than any of the books in the Lord of the Rings series which were also adapted into film by Jackson -- might have piqued the interest of many of the book's fans. Not only would Bilbo Baggins and his crew of... Continue Reading →
Star Trek Into Darkness trailers suggested JJ Abrams' rebooted film franchise would be filled with action (get down!), more action (get down, again!), and even more action (just stay down!). And it delivers in that department. It doesn't even take long for the movie to put it into high gear -- the first scene charges forward with... Continue Reading →