This film is not only action packed but filled with drama and character building that we have come to expect from the Marvel franchise. The story draws you in and doesn’t let go, not even at the end. You see more than just the shield toting Captain America, we get to see Steve Rogers as a human being having to deal with the same things that veterans have to each and every day. True he does have some gifts that let him cope but he is dealing with them on a day to day basis as each vet must. Read more...(694 words, 132 images, estimated 2:47 mins reading time)
We all know the story of Noah, at least any and all that have even heard about the bible. Even those that have not know many of the great flood stories that are all around the world. They all have a very common theme of a man, his wife and a few children saving the world from massive flood waters. How do they save the world? They save it by building an ark for themselves and all the animals that they can find so that something will remain. This version of Noah is no different except it has biblical threads woven in and around it. That is what makes it so controversial, it is based on the biblical story. Read more...(581 words, 106 images, estimated 2:19 mins reading time)
I was rather impressed by Man of Steel. Even though it was a Zack Snyder film, which tend to be very monochromatic and strange, this was no Sucker Punch or The Watchmen. I liked that we get more insight on the history of the destruction of Krypton, and how its demise led to Kal-El’s journey. We also saw more interaction with his adoptive parents, the Kents of Smallville, particularly Martha Kent (Diane Lane).
So let’s go back to Krypton, and learn a bit more about how Jor-El (Russell Crowe) attempted to save his dying people, and how those in power led to its downfall. Like the dwarves in the Mines of Moria, the leader had their workers dig too deep searching for an energy source. The people of Krypton were a population of clones made from the days when the world was clean and natural. Unlike the dwarves, they did not unleash a demon, but something far more foul. The breached the core of their planet, and now it is on the brink of imploding. Jor-El and his wife, Lara Von-An (Ayelet Zurer) have worked against the council and have created the last natural borne Kryptonian in their son, Kal-El. General Zod (Michael Shannon) and his followers is wanting to take over the planet against the wishes of the council. Read more...(1001 words, 130 images, estimated 4:00 mins reading time)
A surprisingly good animated story about the union of Batman and the Magician, the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul. Ra’s you will recall is one of the Bat’s greatest enemies as well as one of his teachers. This story shows us that a chance encounter or rather manipulation of Bruce Wayne by Talia produced a son, named Damian. And what a child he is.
Damian has all the warmth and compassion that you would expect being a child of Talia and the grandson of the leader of the League of Shadow, actually League of Assassins in the film. He also has the resourcefulness and tenacity to complete that his father Bruce Wayne has as well as that intellect. He proves this at one point when he tells his father that he had been hacking into the Batcave computers ever since he was 4 years old. Batman just gave the kid the “It figures” look and continued on since he couldn’t do anything about it anyway. Read more...(830 words, 83 images, estimated 3:19 mins reading time)
As the saying goes, “I don’t usually drink beer, but when I do, I choose….” The same can be said with Musing movies reviews. We don’t normally review every bad movie we see, but when we do, watch the sparks fly. Good examples are 2012: Supernova and Piranha. We welcome Barbarella to the list of movies to avoid, even if it was made during the very campy late 1960s. This is cheesy sci-fi at its pinnacle, with spaceship interiors made of shag carpeting, set designs featuring psychedelic images and clear Plexiglas furniture. The only good thing to come out of this mess was the new romantic band Duran Duran, but they would not see their highest success until almost twenty years later.
Jane Fonda plays the lead as the space explorer, Barbarella. She comes from an Earth that is full of the peace and love of the hippie culture, but none of the sexiness that came with it. Considering all the erotic fashion designs Paco Rabanne put her in, it was rather hard to believe how quickly this lady went from virgin to ‘ho. Read more...(457 words, 99 images, estimated 1:50 mins reading time)