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.
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…
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.
Just read this on the BBC News. Marvel have decided to change Thor into a female character. Really? A female Thor? You must be kidding. Is this just a coincidence that it is happening at the same time that David Cameron reshuffles the UK Government Cabinet to include more female cabinet ministers? I think not. At last it is now confirmed that Stan Lee is in league with the Tory party…
Starbuck changed gender in Battlestar Galactica, but that was many many years after the original TV series that it worked. What will we get now? A female Thor in one set of comics and the original Thor in the Avengers?
I have read Thor since the very first issue of Journey Into Mystery #83. Not that I have the actual issue, or was reading much at all in 1962, but I have caught up with the Thor story through to the Avengers and it has always been one of my favourite characters. So if the male Thor is to become “unworthy” and give up his right to Mjölnir, that does mean that this replacement lady-Thor can be a temporary thing and ultimately give back Mjölnir when man-Thor becomes worthy again. I can hope.