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  • Justice League

    Justice League

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    That was a blast! At this point I'm thinking a lot of the haters have just hardened themselves against anything DC, or maybe anything Snyder. Consider me a JL fan and apologist!

    I will however grant any and all CG complaints. I don’t know why, between this and BvS, DC can’t do better with the visuals. It’s like Marvel has bought out all good CG companies in perpetuity. This problem plus a couple scenes of awkward or poorly structured dialogue…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★½

    Thankfully, it gets better every time. The darkness of it all kind of overrides the scenes of hope that Superman offers, which are still filmed very dark, but repeated viewings help in seeing those more clearly. Still cannot get over the "save Martha" moment.

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  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Loads of fun" has become the standard description for the last few years of MCU films, and Thor: Ragnarok is suitably lumped in to that descriptor.

    When the God of Thunder and the God of Mischief discover they have a long-lost sister, and uncover an Asgardian past purposefully hidden from them, they must stop their sister from bringing about Ragnarok on Asgard.

    It's pretty widely assumed that this is a good movie. So much so that this is one of…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★½

    Took me a day or so to wrestle between a 4 or 4.5, the latter being a spot in the upper-echelon of superhero films. In the end any problems I had (which are very few) felt minuscule in light of the overall film. A satisfactory tone is finally reached with a DC film that fully embraces the darkness of reality, while also exalting the hope inherent in heroes like Wonder Woman or Superman. BvS, and to a lesser degree Man…