Tom Hiddleston

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Director:

Anthony Russo

Joe Russo

Starring:

Robert Downey Jr.

Chris Hemsworth

Mark Ruffalo

Chris Evans

Benedict Cumberbatch

Chadwick Boseman

Zoe Saldana

Tom Hiddleston

Paul Bettany

Elizabeth Olsen

Tom Holland

Danai Gurira

Scarlet Johansson

Josh Brolin

Chris Pratt

Letitia Wright

Plot:

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Review:

SPOILERS

So I’ve seen Infinity War. Once. On opening day. That was pretty cool and even with pre-purchased tickets kind of a surprise. It happened though, so here are my thoughts.

My one desire for this movie was to see Tony, Robert Downey Jr., dead. I liked him in Iron Man 1 & 2, and I think RDJ is perfectly cast, but I am so freaking over Iron Man. He really pissed me off in Civil War and…I’m not going to get into that here, but I wanted him gone. He is not. He’s still there. Living. Breathing. Marrying Pepper. Color me annoyed.

Plus side Captain America, Chris Evans, is still alive too. Love Captain America, he’s awesome and all the things you want in a Leader. He was barely in the movie sadly and I hope that changes in the next.

Thor, Chris Hemsworth, was the Thor from Raganrok, so yeah! He was funny, and mourning, and determined, and his 1500 year old self kicked some ass. His interactions with the Guardians of the Galaxy were great.

The Russo’s managed to do a great job showing the differences between all the heroes and groups. Doctor Strange’s, Benedict Cumberbatch’s, fighting in particular was spot on. It is stylistically different from all the others and distinct and they did a great job showing that. Everyone sounded like they should and they reacted how you would expect them too, it was great.

I wasn’t much of a fan of Vision, Paul Bettany, and Scarlet Witch’s, Elizabeth Olsen’s, relationship. Well, not the relationship, but the focus. I just don’t care about those characters at this point. Vision is supposed to be this super powerful being but he’s forever getting his ass kicked. Scarlet Witch is pretty boring too.

The scenes in Wakanda were great, though I really wish we had more Shuri, Letitia Wright, and Okoye, Danai Gurira. The fight with Okoye, Black Widow, Scarlet Johansson, and Scarlet Witch was the worst filmed fight of the movie which was a huge disappointment. You couldn’t see what the hell was going on.

The movie had a huge cast so while I missed getting to see more of my favorite characters I understood it. So I’m not going to complain too much about it.

Thanos, Josh Brolin, while not as empathetic a villain as Killmonger, was still really good. You could understand his goal and motivations even if you thought he was fucked up in his methods.

The endings was expected, for me at least. It was definitely a downer, like Rogue One, but I fully expect it to get reset in the next Avengers movie. If that doesn’t happen, well, it will definitely end up impacting how I feel about this movie. Infinity War was a set up. Technically it was a complete story, but it was also buildup for the future movies so it’s going to be interesting to see what happens next.

4.5/5

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Director:

Taika Waititi

Starring:

Chris Hemsworth

Tom Hiddleston

Cate Blanchett

Karl Urban

Idris Elba

Jeff Goldblum

Anthony Hopkins

Mark Ruffalo

Plot:

Imprisoned, the almighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

Review:

BEST MARVEL MOVIE!

I know, that’s a pretty bold statement, but I stand by it. The music was awesome. The characters were fun. The acting was great. The story, always the weak spot in a Thor movie, was entertaining. Seriously, days later and I still can’t think of a single thing that I didn’t love.

Thor’s hair was cut, they somehow took an already super attractive man and made him that much more attractive. His comedy timing was perfect and it felt like they finally found a good balance for the role.

The Hulk was great, he’s a character that can’t really carry a movie all on his own, but adding him to a Thor movie worked out beautifully.

The new characters and world were fun and exciting and honestly I just freaking loved this entire thing. If I could I would see it again and again in theaters. It was that good.

I loved the colors, I loved the action, I loved the comedy, I loved it all.

I know, I know, this is a sucky review, but just go watch the movie.

5/5

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Director:

Jim Jarmusch

Starring:

Tilda Swinton

Tom Hiddleston

Mia Wasikowaska

Plot:

A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance – which has already endured several centuries – is disrupted by the arrival of uncontrollable younger sister.

Review:

The movie makes you realize how amazing the makeup was for Tilda Swinton in Snowpiercer. She looks completely different.

Anyway, back on topic. I was in the perfect mood to receive this movie. Depressed. It’s slow moving with tons of music and historical references. There isn’t much of a story, it’s more like a glimpse into the lives of Adam and Eve. The vampires Adam and Eve.

There’s no action, mild violence, language, and boobies. Tilda Swinton boobs.

It was entertaining, but not my normal type of movie. I think the mood I was in really helped me enjoy this better. Adam, Tom Hiddleston, was depressed and his wife came to help him out of it. Naturally her sister came and ruined everything, but they just continued on with their lives and moved on.

The movie appealed to how I was feeling but I’m not sure if I would recommend it.

3/5

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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Director:

Alan Taylor

Starring:

Chris Hemsworth

Natalie Portman

Tom Hiddleston

Anthony Hopkins

Plot:

When Jane Foster is possessed by a great power, Thor must protect her from a new threat of old times: the Dark Elves.

Review:

I, of course, loved Thor the original movie. I don’t know a single woman that didn’t love that movie. Yes, I liked it for more than just the abs, but they were there and I couldn’t ignore them, and they were well worth all the talk they received.

Thor: The Dark World was the first movie after the birth of my daughter that I didn’t get to see in theaters so I had it pre-ordered and had it the day it came out on blu ray.

I’ve just watched it once and my inital opinion is that it was good but I’m not sure if I liked it as much as the first. I plan on watching it a few times before I make my final decision, but for now I think it was a solid movie.

There was a slow part in the middle that I thought the movie could have done without and I figured out the ending before it happened. So probably not the best Marvel movie but definitely not the worst.

If, after a few repeat viewings, I change my mind I’ll update my review.

4/5