Thor

Hey, guys!
After The Incredible Hulk, we have another new addition to the MCU franchise to discuss today. Thor is one of the original six Avengers, so let’s talk about his first film!

The Plot:

After the Asgardian God Thor fucked up big time, his father Odin exiled him to earth, stripped of his powers.
As Thor tries to settle on earth, his “brother” Loki has big plans…

The Rating:

While I wasn’t overly fond of The Incredible Hulk, Thor really did it for me.

What they did with the original Norse myths is quite surprising and I love that Marvel decided to go in that direction.

One of the biggest points that made Thor so great is the sense of humor. So many moments in this film are outright hilarious.

Apart from that, we get some impressive fighting sequences and the set design for Asgard is stunning. Anthony Hopkins stars as Odin, Rene Russo as Frigga, his queen. How could that not turn out great?

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Movie Mania: Rush

Hello my lovely readers!
It’s time for a movie review and I chose a good one for you today 😉 Rush was one of THE films of 2013 (yes, I’m a bit behind with catching up), so let’s check it out!

 

The Plot:
In Rush, Ron Howard chronicles the legendary rivalry between the formula 1 drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt. From the moment they first met until Lauda’s terrible accident and the aftermath, we get a round picture of the racing scene and the two very different men.

 

The Rating:
I have to admit, I never cared for formula 1 – not even the slightest bit. So I wasn’t quite sure about this movie but decided to give it a chance anyway.
Well, Ron Howard managed to impress me! In general the film was very exciting, entertaining and touching. It features some racing scenes but just enough to make the whole thing more interesting without including too much and making it boring. Despite the length of over 2 hours, you’ll still be holding your breath several times and won’t even notice the time passing by. Continue reading