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Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Well this was just plain fun. I had a smile on my face through almost the entire movie. And if you want a TLDR for this review, then fun pretty much sums it all up. Certainly this isn't an intel­lec­tu­ally chal­lenging movie but I think I can safely say that you'll enjoy every moment of it. When Marvel Studios announced they were making a Guardians of the Galaxy movie there was a lot of doubt online (where everyone thinks they are an expert) about the viability of taking a bunch of char­ac­ters that prob­ably wouldn't even be described as D-list and making a movie based on them. Shows what the internet knows. Mix, Match and Magic [amazon template=image&asin=B00N1JQ2UO]If I was to describe Guardians of the Galaxy I'd prob­ably say that it's Star Wars meets The Italian Job with a bit of Dirty Dozen thrown in there as well. There's a lot of familiar imagery and tropes in play with this movie.

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Movie Revew: X-Men — Days Of Future Past

There was a time some years ago when the X-Men movies were seen as the height of super­hero adven­ture on the big screen. Things have changed a lot in the last decade. Mutants no longer reign supreme in the comics or the movies. Unable to partic­i­pate in the great Marvel Plan and hampered by a truly atro­cious movie in X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men movies just don't get the atten­tion they used to.

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Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2

If I was to gener­alize I would prob­ably say that Pixar produces sophis­ti­cated movies for the whole family while Dream­works produces funny animal movies. It's an over-simplification and there are defi­nitely excep­tions on both sides, but that's my general impres­sion of the two compa­nies and their animated output. How To Train Your Dragon, however, was … Continue reading Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2

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Movie Review: Pacific Rim

I'm a little late getting to this one. It's been sitting in my to watch pile for a long time, but I was never in the right mood.Pacific Rim  is not by most defi­n­i­tions a good movie but it may well be a very fun movie. Basi­cally we're dealing with big, dumb, action movie here. It's like­Trans­formers pretty much. That should upset some … Continue reading Movie Review: Pacific Rim

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Movie Review: The LEGO Movie

Movie Review: The LEGO Movie The LEGO Movie is far better written and directed than you have any right to expect. On the surface it is basi­cally a cash in on the brands popu­larity. It would have been so easy just to skate through with some jokes and licensed figures to prop things up. Instead … Continue reading Movie Review: The LEGO Movie

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Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

This is an action movie. Set your expec­ta­tions accord­ingly. I know that's not what all Star Trek fans want, but like the last Star Trek movie this is primarily about providing explo­sions and thrills. Person­ally I have to say I like that. Star Trek movies have been far too prone to pontif­i­ca­tion and while hitting … Continue reading Movie Review: Star Trek Into Dark­ness

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