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

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…

Something Borrowed (♦♦♦½)

Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin, Walk the Line) has been attracted to Dexter (Colin Egglesfield) since law school, but since he never made a move, she assumes he doesn’t feel the same way she does. Thus, she seems cool when Darcy (Kate Hudson, Nine), her best friend, hits on him and ends up engaged to him. When Rachel winds up in bed with Dex after her surprise birthday party, things get complicated.

John Krasinski (The Office) co-stars.

I really liked this movie, though it works better as a dramedy than as a romantic comedy. The situations are totally believable and most times hard to accept with dry eyes. All four main characters are strikingly beautiful, but I was rooting for Dexter and Rachel’s couple, which made the twists in the story even harder to accept.

Very enjoyable movie.