New on Blu-ray this month, reviews of five of the latest releases: Thor: Ragnorak, Coco, The Dark Crystal, Lady and the Tramp, and Darkest Hour.
Let Thor electrify you in Thor: Ragnarok, as the god of thunder (and lightning) takes on a sister he didn’t even know he had. Enter now for a chance to win one of three copies of Thor: Ragnarok on Blu-ray courtesy of Marvel Studios.
While 12 Strong doesn’t reinvent the war film template, this suitably rousing, intelligent, witty, and well told story contains more than a few surprises that make the film’s unceremonious inclusion amid the January theatrical dumping grounds a bit of a head scratcher.
All the major players have been introduced, the stage has been set, and Marvel has finally debuted the first look at what fan can expect from Avengers: Infinity War in the first trailer for the new film, which opens on May 4, 2018.
Thor has been one of my favorite Marvel characters on screen. He’s brash and funny, and he’s from a whole other realm than the mortals of Earth. His films, however, have never really lived up to the potential of Thor’s thunderous charm, and the charms of star Chris Hemsworth, at least until Taika Waititi took the figurative helm in Thor: Ragnarok.
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Joss Whedon probably never wanted it to turn out like this. Maybe he even regrets getting on board for the whole Marvel experience. I don’t know. All I do know is that there’s very little of what we’ve come to expect from him in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and I doubt he’s all that happy with what ended up on the big screen in his latest superhero smash-up.
In the hands of your average director, The Avengers could have been ridiculous. There are long stretches of conversation where superheroes just talk to each other in small spaces, loads of complicated special effects, and the film is a whopping 2 hours and 22 minutes. On top of that, The Avengers is charged with bringing together three heroes from their respective blockbusters, and giving them some sort of likable chemistry together with new characters we don’t know all that much about.
After watching so many slasher movies, monster films, and gory extravaganzas, it’s easy to forget there is such a thing as horror with a new perspective, but The Cabin in the Woods laughs its way through a bloody story that is filled with surprises that you likely won’t see coming until they’ve grabbed you by the throat.