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Thor: Love and Thunder Review

Disastrous press campaign aside, Thor: Love and Thunder has been a fascinating test of just how far a fandom will defend garbage. Christian Bale screaming in the mud, rumbling around the floor and scarpering about as an opening moment reflects nicely on the scrabbling fans. Sadly, this smug metaphor comes to chastise the best part of this Taika Waititi-made car crash. Bale, naturally, is the talent that is raised taller than the rest of the family-friendly indulgence on display in this bland, colourful shlock. How it is possible to make a feature so vibrant yet so muted and uncomfortably grey is fascinating. Thor: Love and Thunder makes it possible though, a remarkably flat and banal feature that does very little with its simple parts.

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Zero Dark Thirty Review

We all remember where we were for key events of modern history. Where were you when the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death broke? For many, they were told by an American hero, John Cena, who stood in a wrestling ring and announced it to a crowd. This memory lives on forever, rent-free in the minds of those who found out that a prominent terrorist was finally killed. Zero Dark Thirty omits Cena but provides an exceptionally lengthy recount of the decade-long search that finally led to the death of a notorious criminal. Kathryn Bigelow directs this piece with an all-star cast backing her up on the inevitable train toward varied, exceptional accounts of what sacrifices were made to, eventually, throw a horrible man’s body deep into the ocean.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

“I don’t know what you’re talking about, but I like the way you say it.” is a good line, more for my review rather than that of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It summarises my thoughts on this piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe rather nicely, for I have no clue what this instalment of the franchise intends to be, but there is a part of me that enjoys it. Was this the rut? Or has it been a decade-long rut all along? The master con is not that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has nothing going on, but that this whole phase had no real impact or influence. What better to do when there is time to kill than bulk up some of the newer characters? It is better than doing nothing at all. That would, however, imply Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 does anything.  

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