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…

Bridesmaids (♦♦♦)

Annie’s (Kristen Wiig) life starts to spiral out of control from the moment her best friend (Maya Rudolph) names her maid of honor for her wedding. The rivalry with her friend’s newest friend Helen, threatens to tear Annie and her friend apart.

The humor in this movie is crude despite of its almost all-female cast. The film still manages to be insightful towards love and friendship in spite of it all. The acting is not particularly great, but it convinces.

Funny movie, but not worth the theater admission price.

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