film reviews: Thor: The Dark World and Captain Phillips

There’s nothing else in the cinema except Thor: The Dark World. It’s probably making a killing; and rightly so, because it is a damned enjoyable movie. So was Captain Phillips, really, but I don’t know if a lot of Filipinos would go and see that. It is a shame, though, because it is a hell of an enjoyable and thrilling adventure. Tom Hanks at his best, really. But Thor: The Dark World took me by surprise. I really didn’t think I was going to like it as much as I did. But I did. Enjoyed it a whole lot more than Iron-Man 3, if you could believe.

Read my review for Thor: The Dark World here.

Read my review for Captain Phillips here.

my brother and I are arguing on who gets to be Loki and who gets to be Thor; of course, we both want to be Loki

my brother and I are arguing on who gets to be Loki and who gets to be Thor; of course, we both want to be Loki

And while I give a lot of credit to Chris Hemsworth from playing a comic book character with such bravado that he makes it work, and that is not an easy thing to do, that movie really showcases the amazing-ness of Tom Hiddleston and Rene Russo. More than anything, Tom Hiddleston has the most complex character in the movie and so gets to shine the most; especially because he plays Loki so well. It’s an amazing performance by any actor and he takes full advantage of the interesting role he gets to play — neither villain nor hero — he is a completely random and unpredictable element in a straight-forward action/sci-fi/adventure and runs with it.

I really enjoyed Thor: The Dark World but I got to see on the very first day that it opened. I wish there was another film in the cinema that I could watch but, as of the moment, it’s all the thunder god.

Oh well. Just wait another week then…

 

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