Thor

Because GP called me out for being a Chris Hemsworth fangirl, here’s my review of Thor.

I’m team DC so not only do I know close to nothing about the Marvel universe, I am also not particularly interested in it. Truthfully , the only reason I went out to see Thor was because I wanted to see what Natalie Portman’s been doing after her Oscar win. But surprise, surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoyed it better than the first Iron Man movie, which up to now I consider one of the best superhero movies so far. (No, I do not like Christopher Nolan’s Batman. See, I’m not biased against Marvel. I did hate Iron Man 2though, so I guess they’re even.) It makes me sad the Marvel’s totally kicking DC’s ass when it comes to live-action movies. Come on, DC! Make your live-action movies as awesome as your animated ones!

My first and last encounter with Thor was in one of the Avengers animated movies which had him on a boat trying to stop some whalers. So, kudos to Chris Hemsworth for owning the role and making it totally badass.

Mmm, yeah. Badass was exactly the adjective I meant. Gif totally necessary.

I also really, really liked Tom Hiddleston as Loki. He was subtle and awesome and looked a little like Steve from Blue’s Clues. I read somewhere that he initially tried out for Thor. I’m glad he didn’t get that part. He was perfection as Loki.

We’ve come to a point in movies where talking about the special effects has started to become redundant, but I liked how they rendered Asgard, particularly the Bifrost. Still rainbow-y without being My Little Pony.

Thor didn’t feel as fleshed out as it could have been, but it did succeed in one critical aspect─I totally want to go watch The Avengers now. Forget the Captain America movie, bring on the Avengers!

HP and The Half-Blood Prince

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Is it just me, or does the poster look like Dumbledore’s making a pass at Harry?

I don’t know if it’s because I’m older and a lot less into the books each year, or if the adaptations are getting better. I might need to read all the books and watch all the movies again soon to figure that out.

While I thoroughly enjoyed it, there are some things that tick me off. Slight spoilers after the jump. Continue reading “HP and The Half-Blood Prince”

Moar The Last Airbender Photos!

Don’t look at me like that.

Last Airbender Fans.com have released photos of the main cast for “The Last Airbender“:


[Paramount Pictures had my blog suspended and demanded I remove the photo above. So let’s just pretend you can see what I’m talking about]
Noah Ringer as Aang; Dev Patel as Zuko; Jackson Rathbone as Sokka; Nicola Peltz as Katara.

So what are we thinking? I’m thinking this Ringer kid’s growing on me, Dev Patel is still hot and the Water tribe sibs are looking a little meh.

I’m more anxious than excited to see this. Yes, I’m past denial. I want to watch this. Bring it on, M. Night Shyamalan. Let’s see whatchoo got.

[edit] I take that back. They’re replacing Chinese calligraphy with unreadable symbols in the film. I am resuming my previous stand of boycotting the film when it comes out. Mebbe buy a pirated dvd of it, just for curiosity’s sake.  But not spending on anything that’s going to profit this travesty of a film.  [/edit]

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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I was not hyped up to see this. At all. I was hyped up about the first one. Watched it advanced screening and all, but this one was just meh.

Michael bay was a little too explosion-happy with this one. And by little, I mean a lot. Seriously, two hours of explosions and 30 minutes of plot. This film would have been a lot better if Michael Bay wasn’t showing off how many explosions he could fit into one movie.  The transformer twins and Sam’s new roommate were annoying. Megan Fox was just eye candy and played no real role in the film. On the other hand, Shia LeBouf was less annoying than in the first film, so I guess they get props for that.

I was initially excited to see Arcee, but she was on screen for about 5 minutes and was the collective name for 3 different bikes, which was weird.

Also, “The Fallen”? Seriously? Couldn’t they at least have come up with a name for him? Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen featuring new bad guy:  “The Fallen”. WTF.

Oh, and Optimus dies. Like we haven’t seen that happen before.

The only good thing in this movie was grampa Jetfire who made me ROFLMAO so hard I nearly peed.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go dig up my copy of the 1986 animated film to get rid of the bad taste this sequel left in my mouth.

200px-Transformers-movieposter-westYou got the touch! You got the powaaaaaaaah!

Katherine Heigl

I’m not really a chick-flick chick. “Love Actually” was the only one that didn’t have snorting and scoffing every 10 seconds, but I suspect it was mostly caused by Alan Rickman and the fact that he, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Rodrigo Santoro, Bill Nighy and Mr. Bean were all in the same film.

Last night, I watched, “27 Dresses” on Star Movies. Not only did it make me feel warm and fuzzy inside, it also suspended my cynicism towards marriage, if only for just 5 minutes.  The cause of my estrogen-frenzied evening? Katherine Heigl.

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Somehow chick flicks don’t seem so ridiculous when she’s in them.  She’s smart and funny and so awesomely self-deprecating. Of course, the only other movie I’ve watched with her in it is, “Knocked Up”, so I don’t have a lot to compare with. Knocked Up was great, btw. And no, I don’t watch Grey’s Anatomy.

First look at the Avatar movie

About a month ago, Producer Frank Marshall released a statement saying that the cast for the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender movie was final and no amount of bitching on the intarwebz was going to change their minds, so I planned to just boycott the whole thing, or torrent it so Paramount won’t get any of my money.

First images of the film were just released by USA Today a few hours ago, and now I have mixed feelings about it. The avatard in me wants to watch it just because it’s Avatar. But the casting still  really, really ticks me off.

airbender-patelx-topper-mediumDev Patel as Zuko

tla_aang_noahNoah Ringer as Aang

Nothing against Dev Patel, I think he’s great, but I still think he’d be better off as Sokka. Noah Ringer doesn’t look that bad. I don’t get that smudge on his forehead though. Are they nixing the tatoos, or CGI-ing them post-prod? This whole thing’s just really weird. The trailer will be out in June, so I’m crossing my fingers.

Dear World. Pls to stop raeping my fandomz. kthxbai!♥ Gab

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<edit> The intarwebz just coughed up this photo. (Thanks, Julie!)

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Patel’s looking hot. The angst suits him hahaha. This movie might not suck as hard as I thought. </edit>