It seems like this movie has been out for months now. I felt like the only person who hadn’t seen it yet. But the semi-full theater told me otherwise. After reading reviews, I approach the movie with skeptical eyes. Since most reviews raved about Joss Whedon and him being the perfect choice for the franchise. I love his work, but sometimes when your hopes are high, the movie falls short of what you wanted it to be.
Overall, the movie was good. All the key elements for the story are there. Connections made between scenes and the props foreshadowed correctly. I won’t say the characters are unique in their own right. The only thing unique is their alter-ego for most of them. Yet I enjoyed them because the portrayals by the actors were spot on.
The funny moments were perfect and matched each character well. Banner coming in on a bike in the last fight had me laughing. Thor defending his ‘brother’ and then replying he’s adopted was spot on. My only real complain, and why I can’t say what a great movie it is, were all those cheesy lines scattered through the film.
Some of the cheesy lines were great and fit perfectly. Others felt out-of-place and not in sync with the scene. Maybe it is something I only noticed. Someone reminded me Whedon is known for his cheesy lines but some timed better than others in this movie. I can’t think of any at the moment. It reminds to make notes after I watch a movie.
But those cheesy lines should not stop you from watching the movie. And if you’re lucky, the people watching with you will clap and cheer along with you. Go out and watch it!
Just hours after finishing the first season of GoT, I watched the premiere of the second season. I’ll admit the fear gripped me. Would it be as good as the first season? Or would it be worse? After watching the first episode, all my fears were drowned away.
Warning Spoilers Ahead……..
We picked up with Joffrey celebrating his name day with bloody to the death fights. No surprises here. The boy king is only going to get worse even no questions him. Then again, they can’t because he will have them killed by his men. Poor Sansa. I had no love for her character but Joffrey is treating her like crap.
My favorite character, Tyrion! He walks in like he owns the place. Joffrey has no idea what is happening. Love that confused face. Tyrion sets off to the council meeting where his sister, the queen, is most upset about her little brother being named ‘Hand of the King’ in place of their father. There really is no love between the two of them.
Bran Stark is having another dream along with his younger brother. This time the dream was about their father being dead. Based on the sneak peak for the rest of the season, his dreams will be important. I’m curious to see how it plays out, but I jumped a little ahead of myself. Around this time a comet is mentioned. Some people believed it meant victory for Robb Stark, but Osha tells him it means the dragons are coming.
Daenerys, her people, and the three dragons are starving while they travel in the Red Waste. They have little choice but to keep going. If anyone saw the dragons, they would want them. I’m very curious what other terrible things will await for Daenerys.
We return to Jon Snow, who is now north of the wall. The Watchers are meeting with a man who marries his daughters and keeps making more daughters. I’m not sure what he does with his sons and probably don’t want to know. Jon still hasn’t learned to follow and causes some problems with this guy. Last we see is the commander telling Jon, learn to follow, if he wants to lead the watchers one day.
Now we turn to Stannis Baratheon, the oldest brother of Robert Baratheon. A priestess of the old religion named Melisandre has proclaimed Stannis as the Lightbringer. Bassed on Eddard Stark’s words, Stannis has proclaimed the heir to the throne. His younger brother, Renly has done the same. Melisandre is a mysterious character and wonder how this situation will lead.
Robb Stark is doing everything he can to bring back his sisters retrieve the body of his father and the others who serviced him. Plus he is working on breaking apart from the south. He is willing to do anything to achieve this goal, even using his own mother to negotiate for him.
I’m probably misses some things as I stopped taking notes towards the end. Overall, it is a good episode starting off the sophomore season. The sneak preview of the rest of the season looks awesome! I can’t wait for next week.
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