Movie Review: Thor – Ragnarok

Movie Review: Thor – Ragnarok

Thor Ragnarok poster.jpgThor (Chris Hemsworth) has searched for two years for the Infinity stones. After no luck and continuing nightmares about Ragnarok, he returns to Asgard to find his brother Loki pretending to be Odin.

The two find their father on Earth and find out about their half-sister, Hela who has been imprisoned by Odin.

At the first face-off between Thor and Hela, she not only catches his hammer and is able to hold it, but shatters it. Of course, she is the goddess of death – and as firstborn – she claims the Asgard.

Thor and Loki are separated on their way through the Bifrost with Hela chasing them and land on  Sakaar. Loki has made friends with the Grand Master who collects champions to fight in his Gladiator-like battles. Thor has to battle the current champion to win his freedom. And he faces off with The Hulk!

I love Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie! And look forward to her character in future movies.

There are lots of humorous moments in

Can’t say too much about this movie, except that Marvel knows how to bring heart, humor, and great action and storylines into their movies seamlessly.

Did you know that Thor’s line when he first sees he has to fight Hulk, “I know him! He’s a friend from work!” was thought up by a kid?

“Hemsworth told Entertainment Weekly at their San Diego Comic-Con studio the unlikely story behind the “friend from work” line:

“We had a young kid, a Make-A-Wish kid on set that day. He goes, ‘You know, you should say, ‘He’s a friend from work!’”

That story just makes the line even better. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a charity organization that gives kids struggling with terminal diseases a “wish,” sometimes in the form of a trip, a visit from their favorite superhero, or something of the like. This unnamed kid’s wish was apparently to visit the set of Thor: Ragnarok, and he made more of an impact on the movie than he probably thought he would. Now, he’ll stand in the lexicon of greatest Marvel lines ever.”1

My rating 4.8 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Biblography:
1 – http://www.slashfilm.com/thor-ragnarok-friend-from-work-make-a-wish/

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Movie Review – John Wick 2

Movie Review – John Wick 2

John Wick Chapter Two.pngThe movie starts a little slow, but picks up speed as it progresses. Also another confusing thing was how much time had lapsed between the first movie and this one. It’s not clear and I had to look it up. Apparently, John Wick 2 is four days after the original.

After recovering his car, John is visited by Italian crime lord Santino D’Antonio, and it’s revealed that to complete his “impossible task”—which allowed him to retire and marry Helen—John asked Santino for help. As a form of contract, Santino swore John to a “Marker,” an unbreakable promise symbolized by a “blood oath” medallion. (1) Santino presents the medallion to demand services from John, but John refuses, claiming that he is retired.

Maybe it’s because the first John Wick movie aired in 2014 that I don’t remember the Marker and blood oath. Guess I need to rewatch it.

Warning this movie does end on a major cliffhanger, so hopefully, it won’t be too long before the third movie. Also, if you haven’t seen any of the John Wick movies, there is lots of action, thriller, and tons of shooting and blood splatter.

Bibliography:

(1) Colbert, Stephen M. “John Wick’s Blood Oath Explained”. SCREENRANT. Retrieved 17 February 2017.

 

 

My rating 4.3 stars out of 5

Author Photo Andrea

Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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#Movie Review: The Giver

The Giver

 

I ordered this movie from Netflix because the trailer had looked interesting. The beginning was okay, part of the middle was exciting, the near end it picked up, but the actual ending (to me) was a disappointment.

However, my husband had no interest in watching the movie and ended up liking it more than I did.

It’s a SciFi movie where society has shifted to people not having feelings. Where they can give one infant medicine and another poison and not know the difference or feel remorse.

The Giver (Jeff Bridges) keeps the society’s memories including colors, emotions, etc. he then ‘gives’ them to the Receiver / Jonas (Brenton Thwaites)

 

My rating: 2.5/5

 

I just couldn’t get into this movie and I love SciFi. Just when it would get interesting, it seemed to shift into dullness.

Maybe if there had been bigger revelations or even Jonas fighting for Fiona and maybe taking her with him to the mysterious border (which was another let down).  Even the movie poster makes me think there will be more suspense and action with Fiona and Jonas, but I only saw glimpses of that.

Basically, the movie didn’t meet my expectations.

Have you seen this movie? Did you like it?

 

Bio Pic 300x400Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and contemporary romance suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.

Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.

Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.

website: http://www.andreacooperbooks.com

twitter: @andreaRcooper

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#Movie Review – Saving Mr. Banks

 Saving Mr. Banks

 

Until this movie, I had no idea Walt Disney had such a hard time with P.L. Travers author of Mary Poppins. True, the movie might have exaggerated and altered a few things: but it did take Disney twenty years of cajoling Turner before she agreed to the film. And even then, she wasn’t happy with it.

The film flashes back between Travers as a young girl and admiring her father until he became an alcoholic and later died from tuberculosis. At first, the flashbacks were confusing.

Colin Ferrell who played Travers’ father in the film was excellent. And Tom Hanks made a wonderful Walt Disney and I wouldn’t mind touring Disney Land or World with him as it would be fun to get first in line at all the rides 🙂

 

My rating: 3.7/5

 

Overall I liked the film and wanted to know what happened. But the lack of Turner softening outside of allowing the film to be produced, was discouraging. Although, record states that Turner refused to work with Disney again or allow her characters to be reproduced. The movie gave me an insight into Turner and her novels that I didn’t have.

 

Bio Pic 300x400Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and contemporary romance suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.

Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.

Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.

website: http://www.andreacooperbooks.com

twitter: @andreaRcooper

newsletter: http://www.andreaRcooper.com