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Wonder Woman

I went to see Wonder Woman, I reckon the best of the recent DC movies. Being set in World War I rather than the present day made for a nice change.

Diana Prince, the Wonder Woman, is a bit on the indestructible side so the danger never really seems to bother her.

The No-Mans-Land scene was the best bit as she struggled to understand how a war can come to a grinding halt with no side wanting to advance. Of course Wonder Woman had never faced down machine gun nests before.

The ending was disappointing, too much CGI for the villain. The bad guy should have remained in his plain three piece suit as that would have been much more disturbing, massive power and an ordinary appearance.

Still it was good fun and much more enjoyable than Batman vs Superman.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

I went to see Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 yesterday with the family. Quite enjoyed it, but it did not grab me as much as the first one did.
The special effects are almost too much, there is sometimes so much going on that it is difficult to keep to with what is actually going on. It must be very difficult to act in one of these movies as it must nearly all be green screen on set. There are some good gags, but I did feel it tries too hard to be funny.

Still worth seeing.

Rogue One

I went to see Rogue One, A Star Wars Story. A great Star Wars war movie, reminds me of Saving Private Ryan in space. Intense and brutal.rogueone
The massive space battle beats anything done in Episodes I, II or III. The ground battles on some idyllic beaches were equally epic and rival the great assault on Hoth.

Considering it has only been out for a few days and we went on a Saturday night, why was the cinema so empty?

Doctor Strange

I went to see Doctor Strange this evening in the next installment of the Marvel marathon movie franchise. Beardy Benedict “Sherlock” Cumberbatch was a good choice for the role, Marvel do have a habit of getting the casting right.
The folding city scenes were very well done, but I’m glad I did not see it in 3D, I probably would have fallen off my seat…

Suicide Squad

I went to see Suicide Squad last night. Not bad, not in the same league as recent Marvel movies, but still a good watch.

Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are wicked in their roles, and Will Smith brings a touch of simmering clinicalness to the party. There is perhaps a bit to much CGI with the blobby headed drones and the swirly machine of destruction was not particularly well defined.

Another Suicide Squad movie in the future might be fun, especially if some of the soon-to-be-established characters from the Justice League make an appearance.

Civil War

I went to see Captain America Civil War yesterday, excellent movie, one of the best Marvel outings yet. Some good laughs blended in to the action, in fact more laughs than in some recent alleged comedies. Stan Lee gets a good line. No spoilers here, just go see it.