Snapshots - #37: It, Breathe, Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House

It (2017), (♦♦♦♦): Four inseparable friends in middle school bond with other three newcomers. They all have in common that they are bullied by the same people. Over the course of one summer they'll fend off bullies and face a centuries-old demon in the form of a clown, named Pennywise, whom has been disappearing kids and terrorizing the town of Derry, Maine, every twenty-seven years since the town was founded.
Based on Stephen King's novel of the same title, It is a movie with a smart script and a sympathetic ensemble of nerds that deliver light humor, and deep thrills. It doesn't hurt that each and every character has his or her own arc, thus one gets to know their motivations and fears before Pennywise enters head on into the picture.
In a nod to 1980s movie classics such as The Goonies, and the Brat Pack ensemble, the newest adaptation of It takes place at the end of that decade, when it seems, at least from the Hollywood perspective, that every kid harbored a genius insi…

Thor 3D (♦♦♦)

The realm of Asgard has an uneasy peace with the neighboring realm of Bifrost, but when some of its inhabitants intrude in Asgard palace’s weapons hall, impetuous Thor (Chris Hemsworth) interprets it as an act of war. Odin (Anthony Hopkins), king of Asgard, drives away Thor from his realm to suffer penance for his rash actions and learn humility among humans.

Natalie Portman, Rene Russo and Stellan Skarsgård co-star.

This is the first movie I watch in 3D, and it took me about half the movie to get used to the eyeglasses; I’m not sure if that was the reason why the screen sometimes looked blurry and the battle scenes were hard to follow.

Anthony Hopkins was great as Odin. Rene Russo was miscast and didn’t get enough screen time. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman had good chemistry together.

If you enjoy the movies where everything gets smashed and everyone fights for a “powerful” reason, then this is a movie you shouldn’t miss.