This has got to be the silliest fantasy movie ever, but that’s not so bad. The focus is not on the eldest prince of the land of someplace we never learn the name of, but on the younger prince. While Fabious (James Falco) is the dashing, courageous quester, his brother, Thadeous (Danny McBride) is happier being the arrogant, lazy courtier that prefers to hang out with the trolls by the river and smoke their herbal mixes. His constant companion is Courtney (Rasmus Hardiker) a servant that has become his best friend and confidante. This life of ease for Thadeous is about to end.
Fabious goes on yet another quest, and slays this week’s monster, and rescues a fair damsel from the keep of an evil wizard. Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel) has been kept prisoner by Leezar (Justin Theroux) for a very specific purpose, but when Fabious finds her, he is instantly smitten and brings her home to meet his father, King Tallious (Charles Dance), and announces to the court he and Belladonna are to be married. They are immediately preparing for a grand wedding the next day. The happy day is soon interrupted by Leezar as he comes to claim Belladonna by magickal means. Meanwhile, out on the river, Thadeous has skipped the wedding and is getting high with his troll friends. Read more...(587 words, 119 images, estimated 2:21 mins reading time)
Marvel Studios brings us the story of Thor like we have never seen before. They have always been doing all of the other heroes but have done little with the Champion of Asgard till now. We get to see the story behind the hero and not just bits and pieces from some over stylized comic stiff cartoon. We get to see the grandeur of Asgard, the relationship that he has with some of the other Asgardians and how he pissed off his father enough to wind up stuck on Earth or Midgard. We get to see the man behind the god and get to see just how human he can really be. Read more...(857 words, 143 images, estimated 3:26 mins reading time)
A truly enjoyable high action film with great comedic laughs along the way. The Phantom Menace is the start of the story for Star Wars, even if it is not the first one of the films that was made. The Jedi are troubled, the Senate is bickering and one small planet is besieged and almost no one cares.
Qui-Gon Jinn, played by Liam Neeson and Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by Ewan McGregor have been sent to the blockaded planet of Naboo to negotiate settlement with the Trade Federation. Naboo is a peaceful agrarian planet that exported plasma, grain and art. It was the plasma and the pricing of it that was the reason for the Trade Federations blockade but also influence by a Sith lord by the name of Darth Sidious. The 2 were not able to even start negotiations and were forced to flee to the planet surface so that they could try and get to Queen Amidala / Padmé played by a young Natalie Portman. Read more...(559 words, 49 images, estimated 2:14 mins reading time)