"I am Odin, King Of Exposition, Guardian Of The Nine Parts Of The Script We Couldn't Figure Out A Graceful Way To Shoehorn Into Dialogue!"
The weakest Marvel movie since THE INCREDIBLE HULK, THOR: THE DARK WORLD (to be followed, I expect, by Ralph Bakshi's THOR: THE COOL WORLD) coasts along on the superb casting of its leads and their near-godlike charisma. It would be fun to watch Chris Hemsworth's Thor and Tom Hiddleston's Loki snake a shower drain, which…
A particular favorite of the great R. Emmet Sweeney, but I wasn't quite as enamored. I found the charms confined mostly to the strong performances from Steve Austin (who, in another time, would have made an amazing B-Western hero) and Dolph Lundgren (who turns making a fruit smoothie into the most terrifying activity imaginable). I would have liked a bit more variety and intensity from the rest of the supporting cast, which is as generic as they come, and a…
I should say first of all that I am not a huge Wes Anderson fan. Over the years, I've accumulated a bit of a tolerance to his work; I loved RUSHMORE, but liked each successive movie a little bit less than the one before (at least until MOONRISE KINGDOM). On more than one occasion, I've been one of those critics accusing Anderson of making the same film over and over and hoping he would try something different.
I've never been…