Zachary Levi

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Director:

Alan Taylor

Starring:

Chris Hemsworth

Natalie Portman

Tom Hiddleston

Anthony Hopkins

Rene Russo

Jamie Alexander

Christopher Eccleston

Zachary Levi

Stellan Skarsgård

Plot:

When Dr. Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves.

Review:

Thor, Chris Hemsworth, must put the nine kingdoms back in order after the destruction of the rainbow bridge and Loki’s shenanigans gave the wrong people some ideas. Once that’s taken care of he moons over his lost lust partner Jane Foster, Natalie Portman. Jane is on Earth and has waited for Thor two years with no contact. So she decides to date again and picks Chris O’Dowd, a wise choice. Sadly, science calls her away and next thing she knows she’s in another dimension and aether has infiltrated her body.

When she disappears from view and Thor is unable to get an update on her, he rushes to Earth where he is properly slapped.

Meanwhile, Loki is in jail where his mother, Frigga, Rene Russo, is the only one to visist him. She loves him, he loves her, he acts like a petulant child, and then his mother ends up dying. It’s sad, but Frigga went out like the queen she was. Loki dies, again, but not really.

So Dark Elves are a thing, they want to destroy the universe for some reason, or at least their corner of it. Thankfully, through the power of science and might they are thwarted.

Then the good stuff happens. Thor and Jane kiss, he goes back home, tells his father, who is now Loki, that he is going to stay on Earth. He returns, and you KNOW he and Jane do it. Next thing you know he’s single. So my theory is that he’s a lousy lay. It’s a sad day, it truly is, I don’t want to think it, but I really can’t come to any other conclusion. She waited years for him, finally gets him, and then dumps him. Lady Sif, Jamie Alexander, dodged a bullet. It’s just…it’s something to think about people.

Anyway, I’ve watched this movie twice, the most recent time just a few hours ago and I barely remember it. I believe there is a spell on it so that you can’t remember it. There were a lot of pretty scenes, the CGI was much better than the last Thor movie, but it dragged in a lot of places. It was much too long and that’s all I have to say about that.

2.75/5

 

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Heroes Reborn Mini-Series (2015)

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Heroes Reborn Mini-Series (2015)

Network:

NBC

Starring:

Jack Coleman

Gatlin Green

Ryan Guzman

Robbie Kay

Zachary Levi

Plot:

A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.

Review:

I think I would have preferred an outright reboot to a mini-series that picks up two seasons after I dropped the original show. Since I did stop watching around the beginning of the third season I’m not sure if things would have been clearer if I was up to date. I honestly planned on watching the first four seasons before this aired, but never got around to it.

With all the other superhero shows that I’m already watching Heroes Reborn was going to have to be pretty awesome for me to pick it up. Sadly it was more of the whole save the girl, save the world business. Maybe I didn’t like it because I wasn’t up to date, but I don’t think so.

The two hour season premiere asked a ton of questions, I think they were expecting me to already be invested in the world and want the answers, sadly I do not. There was also the horrible “video game” story line that was going on that turned me off as well. That part was set in Tokyo, why the hell didn’t they make it look like anime?

Whatever, if there’d been some new characters I was interested in I might have stuck around, but nobody really grabbed me. For a moment I thought maybe I’d watch it for Zachary Levi but I hated the character of his wife, she was just so guns blazing stupid. I will say I read a theory online that those two aren’t really married and based on the premiere I think that’s probably true.

I’m actually sad that I’m dropping this show, but I see no reason to stick around. This Fall season has been really rough, even my returning shows aren’t blowing me away. Maybe I’ve finally met my TV limit.

2/5

 

Tangled (2010)

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Tangled (2010)

Director:

Nathan Greno

Byron Howard

Starring:

Mandy Moore

Zachary Levi

Donna Murphy

Plot:

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

Review:

This may cause some outrage, but, I think I like the story in Tangled better than Frozen. The songs are undeniably better in Frozen, but I think the character development is better in Tangled and makes the story that much better.

The songs are fine in this movie, they just aren’t as catchy as the ones in Frozen. I’ve seen Tangled a few times, but I couldn’t sing any of the songs or even really tell you what they’re about.

I cried a couple times, which is normal for a Disney movie, and each time my daughter would give me a hug, which was awesome.

4.5/5