Review: Thor: The Dark World

MV5BMTQyNzAwOTUxOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTE0OTc5OQ@@._V1._SX640_SY914_Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård, Rene Russo, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi

Directed by: Alan Taylor

Phase Two of the Avengers films continues, following this year’s Iron Man 3, with the sequel to Thor. Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins all return in their roles, under the helm of a new (to the series) director, Alan Taylor, taking over from Kenneth Branagh who directed the first film featuring the Nordic God, which was possibly my favourite of the Phase One films.

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Review: Man Of Steel

mosStarring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Lawrence Fishburne, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni

Directed by: Zack Snyder

No one is really a big fan of Superman Returns, Warner Bros. and Bryan Singer’s attempt at a Superman film. Some even dismiss it as just being made to keep the rights to the franchise. I didn’t hate it – I might even say I enjoyed it, however I will admit that even I knew that the next Superman film Warner Bros. made would have to be a drastic improvement if they wanted to keep the movie franchise alive and well. And so, they put it in the (producing) hands of Christopher Nolan, and his wife Emma Thomas, the pair who got them major success with his The Dark Knight trilogy, hoping his touch will do to the Superman series what it managed to with the Batman films.

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