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

Image
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…

You Again (♦♦♦♦)

Marnie (Kristen Bell) was tortured through all her high school years by beautiful and ever popular Joanna, a.k.a. JJ (Odette Yustman). Years later, Marnie is an accomplished PR executive on a fast lane for promotion. Traveling home to New York for her big brother’s wedding, Marnie finds out that her soon-to-be sister-in-law is no other than JJ, her former arch nemesis. From then on, Marnie does everything to show her family and mainly her brother that JJ hasn’t changed a bit.

Despite the predictable situations that always come up in these types of movies, I found the acting refreshing and the situations very funny. I enjoyed this film very much. Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver and Betty White, shine here, surrounded by all other charming and borderline crazy characters.

Comments