Tag Archives: Marvel Films

Movie Review: Thor: Ragnarok

A fun ride full of humor and action, but lacking a bit with depth. It’s clear from the opening moments that this film will be full of comedy, including some slapstick moments. Not only is the humor more prominent here than in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, but the bright colors and characters also… Read More »

Movie Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

A fun return of Spider-Man that captures the ups and downs of being a high school superhero. Tom Holland already won over critics with his portrayal of Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War,” and he’s just as likable in the role in his solo outing. Although it leans towards comedy at times, the high school… Read More »

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

A fun film, with some great character interactions, that tends to overdo the things that made the first film work so well. The chemistry between all the characters from the first “Guardians” is still strong in the sequel. There’s a lot of depth added that helps to understand their motivations and makes the personal stories… Read More »

Movie Review: Logan

A character-driven story, coupled with unapologetic violence, makes one of the most down-to-earth superhero movies. Taking place later than most of the previous “X-Men” films, the final film in the Wolverine franchise requires little knowledge of any of those other movies.. Both lead actors, Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman have strong performances. They build on… Read More »

Movie Review: Doctor Strange (3D)

A fun movie that benefits from strong actors and amazing visuals, but is hurt by a pacing issues and supporting characters that aren’t fleshed-out enough. While the overall plot is the standard superhero origin story, the subject matter is quite different than most of what we’ve seen before. Some of the pacing feels off early… Read More »

Movie Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

A generally entertaining, but somewhat flat, film. The plot is just mediocre. Pacing problems aside, there’s just something that never quite clicks with the story. Even though a lot of time is spent introducing the various characters, things still feel rushed. And as the movie continues on, the characterizations don’t get any better. Despite the… Read More »

Movie Review: Captain America: Civil War

An enjoyable film that juggles multiple characters and provides amazing action, but is hurt by a somewhat flimsy payoff. Like the first “Avengers” movie, every major character gets their chance to shine. Not only that, their personalities that have been established over the course of the many Marvel films makes their motivations logical based on… Read More »

Movie Review: Deadpool

A funny and extremely violent superhero film, weakened a bit by style over substance, but is still very entertaining. This film is R-Rated and deserves the rating. The violence borders on cartoony, but the language and sexual content are what make this inappropriate for most children. Ryan Reynolds, as expected, is perfect as Deadpool. His… Read More »

Movie Review: Fantastic Four (2015)

A fairly strong beginning is thrown off course by an odd middle-section, and then finally completely derailed by a weak climax. Early on in the film, we‘re introduced to a nuanced Reed Richards. His friendship with Ben Grimm continues to move the plot along, and then unfortunately Ben is suddenly dropped out of the film… Read More »

Movie Review: Ant-Man

An entertaining film, but not the strongest of Marvel’s Avengers-related franchises. This is probably the closest Marvel’s come to doing a flat-out action-comedy. There’s more humor here than even “The Guardians of the Galaxy.” Much of the comedy comes from Michael Pena’s Luis character, who almost steals the show from the rest of the cast.… Read More »