Snapshots - #42: Thor: Ragnarok, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, LBJ

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017), (♦♦♦♦½): Thor has saved earth twice by now and has, for the last two years, wandered the universe searching for infinity stones. He hasn't found any. He has, however, become prisoner of an enemy of Asgard, Surtur, who tells Thor that his visions of Asgard engulfed in flames is a premonition of Ragnarok—the destruction of Asgard, which is already in motion. Thor frees himself and arrives at home to find Loki sitting on the throne, passing as Odin, and neglecting his duties to protect the Nine Realms. With Odin's exile, Asgard's enemies have been reassembling, but Odin's death may just free Hela, a goddess against whom neither Thor nor Loki are enough.
It was in Thor: The Dark World where Loki, an antagonist, first threatened to steal the show. He became the villain that Marvel fandom loves to hate. While Loki is at his most charming in this film, the director, with the help of a sparkling screenplay, has very much exploited the great chemistry of t…

The Social Network (♦♦♦)

Jesse Eisenberg stars as Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, starting from his days as a Harvard student to the rise of his enterprise as a multimillion dollar business that has changed the way we communicate, for better or worse. The movie focuses on the dynamics of the founding team, namely Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), Facebook CFO, whose friendship dissolved once Facebook started getting injections of venture capital. Aside from chronicling the creation of Facebook, at the heart of this film are two of the lawsuits that Mark Zuckerberg faced in the early days.

I experienced many emotions watching this film, and none of them were good. I am going to refrain from voicing the opinion I formed about the characters. On Saturday Night Live, Mark Zuckerberg said that the movie was “interesting”. Hmmm…I wonder what he meant.

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