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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful:
This Thor was strange, random and completely out there...of course I loved it!, 7 November 2017

I was not sure what to expect from this Thor film as I saw only one trailer of the film. It seemed to be having multiple things going on and a lot of randomness so when I finally saw the finished product it was a very random at times movie. It was also a very fun film and I enjoyed it immensely as there were more than a couple Marvel characters in the film. I knew Hulk was going to be in it, but he appeared in the film a lot more than I was expecting speaking more in this film than all his three solo films combined. I was not sure what to expect from Loki either, but sure enough he was his usual self and once again I really enjoyed the scenes with him and Thor together as they have such an interesting relationship. There is a lot going on in this one and it almost had the feel of a Guardians of the Galaxy film, just with Thor interjected into it.

The story has Thor fighting a being who wishes to bring about the end of Asgard. Thor fights this being and wins, thus hopefully stopping this Ragnarok from occurring. He soon returns to Asgard where he reveals to everyone that Odin has been replaced by Loki. The two go to find Odin on earth and Thor is assisted by the sorcerer supreme. Thor and Loki learn of Thor's sister who is soon to be released upon the world where she takes over Asgard while Thor ends up on a strange junk planet ruled by the Grandmaster. Thor must battle the champion of the planet, find a way off the planet so that he may return home and try to reclaim the throne from his diabolical sister.

Love the characters of Thor and Loki as they always have such humorous exchanges. There is a scene where Thor is imprisoned on a chair and I am thinking I see Loki kind of just chilling in the crowd and sure enough it was him. I also liked Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner in the film as he is all disjointed and a bit messed up. Seems the Hulk has been the far more dominating persona as of late and I found it humorous that both Banner and Hulk accused Thor of liking the other one more. Jeff Goldblum and Cate Blanchett also did well in their roles.

So fun is the way I am describing this film as it is like a Guardians film or the latest Spider-man film. With the passing of my fiancé I do not have a lot to look forward to these days, but I do look forward to the latest Marvel release. The films keep being very entertaining and they make me smile if only for a bit and for that I am grateful. I will probably see the Justice League film when it comes out in a couple of weeks as well, but I am sure I will not like it as much. Marvel just works better for me I guess. I mean, they do not fear having a scene where Hulk is in a hot tub and gets out and you see his bare ass! Just a very enjoyable film that kept me entertained and made me forget my depression if only for a bit, but even if it is only temporary I am still grateful.

Great visuals, superb acting...kind of a predictable plot, 26 October 2017

I enjoyed this film as it has that Guillermo Del Toro style to it which means some very good visuals. He crafted a very lovely period piece that injects us into a world where things are not as they seem and where one wonders who to trust. That being said, when revelations were made, there was not anything all that surprising and I honestly thought the ending would entail something cooler. Still, it was a pretty good story, just nothing that is really going to be making you gasp in surprise. The house within the film looks incredible and is a house that I would love to explore and they actually apparently made the entire house; unfortunately, they promptly tore it down after filming to make room in the studio.

The story has a young woman recount the first time she had seen a ghost. It happened to be her mother and the apparition carried with it a warning to stay away from Crimson Peak. Years later the young woman meets a strange man from Europe. He is trying to garner funds so that he may create a device to get the red clay that resides on his land out of the earth so that it may be processed and used. The young woman's father scoffs at the idea and is immediately suspicious of the stranger from another land. This stranger soon begins to warm up to the daughter which makes the father more suspicious. Well, in the end the young woman ends up married to the stranger and they head off to he and his sister's very dilapidated mansion. During her stay there she sees things within the walls as the very house seems to have a life of its own, but the true terror may reside in the heart of her husband!

The acting is really good. I liked the guy who played the father as I liked how he was immediately suspicious. Tom Hiddlestone was great as the mysterious stranger too. The true star though was that really warped house they created as it looked incredibly creepy. A house that seems ready to collapse at any time. Honestly, I am surprised the character of Edith did not just turn around once she set foot inside that thing. Looks like it would be cool to explore, but there is a freaking hole in the ceiling where it constantly is raining debris down below!

So I enjoyed the film, would have been better with a bit more supernatural flair to it. It does have supernatural elements to it, but I was expecting it to be more supernatural than it turned out to be. It is Guillermo though so his movies generally have a look to them that can make up for the fact that sometimes the story is lacking. This one's look does that as does the acting in it. I am pretty sure most figured out what was going on fairly quickly, but it is just a matter of how it plays out.

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I really enjoyed this anime inspired film, 25 October 2017

First off, I have never seen the anime, so I would say that is why I enjoyed this more than others, but I believe I would have enjoyed it even if I have seen the anime. I can differentiate between one format and another so I don't mind if this film is not an exact duplicate of the original. Also, I find the complaints about the casting ridiculous. Seems a lot of people forget that Major is a machine body so it does not really have to be Asian. To me, this movie was just really cool as I loved the visuals and style of the film. It reminded me of a cooler version of that Keanu Reeves film from the 90's, Johnny Mnemonic which I also really enjoyed and it pretty much bombed at the box office. I just like the whole future setting, but the future along with its cool colors and stuff kind of is depressing too scenario. I enjoy the anime Akira for this reason too, that would be cool to see a live action adaptation, but chances are it will not happen as it was floated around for a bit, but considering this one's lack of success and most anime adaptations failures I am pretty sure it will never be made unless the Japanese themselves take the initiative to do so.

This one features a future where people are able to augment their bodies with robotic parts. However, a new technique has been devised that is all robotic body with the exception of a living brain. A female's brain is transferred into one such body and she becomes known as Major and uses her augmented body to help a special unit that fights cyber crimes and terrorism. The latest criminal they are trying to track down is a particularly devious one that is targeting scientist from the corporation that created Major. She along with the team try to track him down, but Major soon learns that there may be some secrets that the corporation that has given her the gift of a second life may be withholding from her about her past and how she came to be a ghost in a shell.

As I have stated I really enjoyed the visuals in this film, but I also really thought the characters were cool too. Along with Major there is also a character named Batou who is really cool too. I have seen part of the second Ghost in the Shell film where he is the primary character and they did a really good job of making the actor who played him look like his anime counterpart. I also really liked the old man with the six shooter! Another reason I am sad this did poorly is because I would have really enjoyed another film featuring these characters.

So, yes, I thought this movie was really good and it makes me want to watch the anime version of the film. It also makes me want to track down as many anime films as possible that have this kind of weird future setting as it just makes for a great looking film in live or animation form. The action was cool and the story was interesting too as I kept wondering what revelations would be made.

An okay adult film, thought it should have been better, 5 September 2017

This film had such promise as the two stars in this one are really cute and look like real people; unlike a lot of adult movies today where they are slathered with makeup and such. Unfortunately, the film is hampered by the fact the film seems to rely to much on jump cuts to different things while the girls are enjoying sex. At one point the two girls watch a stag film and the film cuts to the the film, but then on the version I have it cuts to a film that looks like it would have been made in the 90's or 2000's. Not sure why they did this, my guess is they wanted to vary up the stag film, or perhaps there was an underage performer in it, but it seems to me they could have found something from the 70's to insert so it would not have seemed so out of place.

The story is about two friends. One who really enjoys sex, Marla, and one who enjoys sex, but likes to act like she is innocent, Debbie. They go from one sex filled adventure to the other. Not much of a plot to this one, but not a lot of dead time either as it pretty much moves from one scene to the next. They go from sex in a van, to a lesbian scene, to a strange couple where the story is told two different ways to the finale at Debbie's house with two guys.

The two girls are really cute. The girl who played Debbie has a really good look about her as she looks so surprised at times during the sex. She has a real girl next door type look that really makes her scenes work. The other girl, Marla, could pass for Drew Barrymore as she has the same mouth. Though you cannot say she is copying the actress as this film predates Drew. Both are so attractive, but the film is hampered by the fact the sex scenes are so rushed. You get a trade off, films in the 70's has hotter situations and more real like sex; however, adult films today have the ability to get better angles during the sex due to the fact the equipment is probably easier to maneuver. Back then you have film so it covers the girls' blemishes, but today you get way longer sex scenes. I mean, I like the stories and how the sex unfolds better, but it is always so rushed in some of these films and the only thing that lasts a long time are the scenes of oral sex on the guys and I am not wild about looking at other guy's dongs and seeing their sweaty faced reactions. Not sure why guys do like watching these, I like seeing the girls having sex, getting oral and their reactions.

So, it was not that great of an adult film. The girls were cute, but the scenes suffer from the typical rushed mentality or to many cutaways during the actual sex. The last sex scene was pretty good, but they really needed to pace it better and make it hotter. Actually, just reduce the guy getting oral sex, so again this is a personal preference. However, once he was finished it was hot watching Debbie get down and dirty, only they needed to focus on her more, kept cutting away. Still, it was the best scene in the film with the longest sex shown. Too bad they cannot somehow make films like this today using the technology so they appear on film and with a story, but with the longer sex scenes.

A sex filled school trip to a museum, 31 August 2017

This film is a pretty good old school adult film. Not super great, but it has its moments. I like to watch the older adult films as the sex in them seems more spontaneous and the fact they are shot on film helps hide any blemishes on the girls or the fact they are wearing a ton of makeup. Suffice to say, these days when they shoot these newer ones and you watch a DVD you see a lot of stuff you'd rather not. Not to say there is not something to say for newer films as they can do a bit more as far as angles are concerned and so you can get a few more positions, but then most simply have adult stars do a position for a while and then switch and then keep saying the same stuff over and over. It lacks the feel of the old ones where the final scene in this one does seem more real.

The story has a group of students going to a museum on a field trip. Interesting premise, too bad most of the film was simply shot in one room as a guy lectured the students. Then again, I can understand why they could not get into a real museum and actually have sex in the exhibits. Well the students are horny (of course) so we have some fantasizing about having sex, others tricking the teacher to have sex, and you have a couple of students kind of falling into some sex. All this sex and they did not really do anything that felt like a museum.

The girls in this one are rather pretty. The blond who has sex with the teacher and the brunette who has the best sex scene at the end are the best ones. There is another blond who gets two sex scenes and she seems a bit too old to be playing a student in this one; in fact, I would say the female teacher could have pulled off a student better. This blond should have been the teacher! Not that she was bad looking, just you could tell she was probably a veteran actress in adult films.

So, it was an okay adult film, and is kind of saved by the last scene as I was going to give it a five or six before it. The other sex scenes are okay, but just do not last long enough or have as much punch. The scene with the cute blond and goofy teacher for example was kind of undercut by the fact the professor was so goofy looking. Still, it was good for what it was.

Arugosu no senshi (2002) (VG)
A lot like God of War, a game this one predates, 22 August 2017

This game came out well before God Of War, but it is very similar in nature to the more well known game. Your hero swings a weapon around and you are fighting mythical creatures and such. That being said, it is just an okay game. It is not really anything all that special as it has pretty good graphics for the time; however, there are issues with camera angles and that is unforgivable unless this game had come out on the first Playstation console. There are other issues as well, but I shall get to them later. Rygar was first scene in the arcades and in a very good NES port. The game was fun to traverse and though you had to complete it in one go, took some time to get through. I remember having to leave my NES on overnight paused so I could continue. This game is rather short, even by PS2 standards. This is the console that housed Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas so I know the system and discs could hold a lot more than this game that took me just under four hours to complete. I do not want to be totally negative though as these days it is nice to have a game you can win in a sitting or two.

The story has evil forces arising and attacking the kingdom of Argos. The princess Harmonia is kidnapped and it is up to Rygar to save the day with the help of a weapon called the Disc Armor. He must traverse many temples and fight mighty titans on his quest to rescue the princess and put a stop to the villain Icarus' plans to destroy Argos by resurrecting the king of all titans, Cronus!

The game play consists of going through temples and such for the most part using your Disc Armor weapon to attack enemies and defend yourself from their attacks. It is pretty basic and easy to pick up. You also can perform a type of summon to inflict damage upon the enemies too. You also solve a few puzzles in this one as you collect more abilities and such along the way. You can level up your Disc Armors (there are three different types) to make the game a bit less challenging. For the most part it is straightforward, though there are times you must backtrack to certain areas as there is an area that is a bit like a staging ground that leads to the various levels. The music is disappointing as it is not really all that impressive, I would say the NES version had the better music and that is just sad.

So this game may have been a bit of an inspiration for God of War, but it is not as good. If only they had put a bit more effort into voicing those cut scenes that could have helped a lot as they are very goofy sounding at times. It is pretty much a standard hack in slash with some light puzzle solving and platforming in it as well. Though the platforming is rather pointless as it does not really affect you if you fall off a cliff or something, just have to start at a checkpoint and do it again. More annoying than anything. That being said, overall, it was a pretty fun game made during my favorite era of gaming as they did more back in the day than they do now as it is all sequels and such these days. Fun, but nothing too special is my final verdict.

The girls at this school know how to make the grade, 22 August 2017

This adult film was released in the early 80's, according to the end credits 1984. The title is obviously taken from the 80's comedy, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", but it really does not take anything from that film. Adult films back in the day would have a title similar to a more popular and mainstream film, but it is not like today where they try to dress up people as the cast. Heck, these days they don't even try to create a clever title that is close to the actual title, they usually just use the actual title and add not to the beginning of it. This adult film is similar to another adult film, "Little Girls Blue" as both feature girls at a school, there are also daydream sequences to start each film. I am not sure which I prefer, as both are pretty good. The girls in both are attractive too. It is a coin toss.

The story, what little there is, is pretty basic. The girls want to graduate and use their bodies and a few other tricks to get the grades. Granted, compared to most adult films today the story is King Lear. The film has a good number of sex scenes and you get to see the girls naked a lot too as they try to get the grades. Sometimes they can be direct and just have sex with the teacher to get the grade and at other times they have to have sex with the janitor to get him to get the tests for them or to distract him to take his keys.

The girls in this one are pretty cute. The one I found least attractive opened the film in the sex filled title scene. She was not bad, but just did not compare with the rest. Unfortunately, my favorite was a blond who had some weight on her, but nearly everyone other than the first girl had it really going on. The sex scenes were pretty good, but like a lot of scenes from this time period a bit brief. The first one had some good moments, but did feature the least attractive girl. The second was a guy getting oral, which is usually not my favorite thing in an adult film, but they made it better by having this girl in the next stall playing with herself as she watched. The third was good too as it had a girl having sex with her music teacher and a lesbian scene happened at the same time! So all in all the sex scenes were good, the last one could have been longer though as it closed the film.

Adult films in this time period have some advantages and disadvantages. Usually, the sex scenes are brief and at times the story is just plan silly making you wish someone's clothes would come off. At the same time, the fact the movie is on film covers up the girls. They look better as you don't see scars and blemishes as easily. It hides their age better too. In today's films, you can tell when a 'teen' is actually in her 30's. Also, when the story progresses as this one did it makes it more fun as the sex seems more real. Also, when stuff was not going on they would show some skin here. So all in all a pretty good adult film.

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Captain America is a super soldier in a rather super film, 21 August 2017

I see over the years the score has lowered here on IMDb, but to me the film is still a very good origin story. I enjoyed it more than Thor that was released the same year; however, the other two Captain America films would be better than this one. Of course they would be as there is more action and such, but for an origin story it does alright. The main problem with the film is that it is so well done at first, the second half almost seems a bit rushed. Not bad mind you, just like they were running out of time or something. That being said it did have a really cool battle between hero and villain at the end. This would be the fifth and final Marvel film leading up to the Avengers and basically where Disney took over pretty much all the Marvel films. This is good and bad as now all the films seem to have the same flow, but at the same time, you did get a bit more unique experience when different filming companies were doing them.

The story has a team during the present finding a huge airship at the North Pole. Then the film turns back the clock to World War II where a team of Nazis known as Hydra bursts into a cathedral where the head Hydra agent, Schmidt finds an object of immense power. Over on the US side a man by the name of Steve Rogers is being declared 4F by the military again as he keeps trying to enlist in the army. He and friend Bucky go to the Stark expo of the time and instead of enjoying himself, he wishes to try and enlist again. This time a doctor with some clout sees him and gets him into the army in a super soldier program. Soon he is chosen to be the first super soldier, but unfortunately, he is the only one as the good doctor is killed by a Hydra agent. Captain America is born and at first is stuck doing promos and such to help boost of the sale of bonds and enlistment, but once he learns that his friend was in a group of infantry men demolished by Hydra he goes to the rescue. During the rescue he meets Schmidt who has taken on the persona of the Red Skull due to the serums gruesome effect on his face and the two race towards a final confrontation as Captain America and a group of troops destroy the Hydra bases one by one.

The film is good and a large part has to do with the casting as Chris Evans does a very good job as Captain America. He is completely different from when he did the Human Torch in the two Fantastic Four films. Tommy Lee Jones is also good in his role as a cranky colonel who even when he warms up to Rogers still remains the same. Hugo Weaving though was totally excellent as the Red Skull and I do not see anyone else doing as well as he did in the role. Which also saddens me because he has yet to turn up in another Captain America film. I thought for sure he would be in the second Captain America or something.

So, I enjoyed this film a lot. Though once again, after a certain point the film seems a bit rushed to me. Basically, after Captain America saves the prisoners and then gets his trademark shield this occurs where we only see a few clips of battles and things going on. Even the infiltration of the last base seems a bit rushed. One wanders when Captain America and Agent Carter had time to develop feelings for one another during this stretch. Still, the final fight on the huge airship is cool and it ends nicely as it sets up the Avengers film.

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Godzilla returns to Japan more than a monster, 7 August 2017

I was wanting to see this movie in theaters; unfortunately, it never came to a theater that was all that close to me. I figured it would be on DVD in March, but it took all the way to August for the DVD release and now that I have finally watched it I have to say I enjoyed it; however, at the same time I have to wonder what all the fuss was about. I actually think the 2014 American Godzilla film was better than this one, once again I liked this one as the scenes with Godzilla are really cool and there are a lot of weird things going on as far as Big G in this film, but there is way too much bureaucratic stuff going on that makes what should be an exciting and even scary film at times a bit of a slow moving one. When I saw the trailers I noticed that there were lots of shots of meetings and stuff like that and that the shots of Godzilla had him barely moving at all and that is pretty much how the film plays out. In a strange way, the film is kind of like an American action film akin to the Hulk. You get three action scenes and a lot of filler in between. Makes the actions scenes seem cooler, but at times I was getting bored and hoping there would be some strange new revelation or there would be shaking indicating Godzilla had arrived or begun moving again.

The movie starts out rather quickly as a boat is found without anyone on it and then steam begins to rise from the bay and an underwater tunnel springs a leak. Then we get meetings and such about the disaster and one person suggests that it may be a huge creature and he is scoffed at until the television reveals a giant tail. Soon this creature is making its way down the river and the public is told that it is believed the creature cannot make landfall due to its massive size right before it makes landfall. Then they keep hesitating attacking the behemoth though it looks very weak initially as it must crawl, then it stands erect and the skin seems to harden. It soon retreats to the ocean and comes back larger and more powerful than anyone could have imagined. A team working independently of the government forms a plan to stop the monster dubbed Godzilla as the military fails with its attacks. Can this group come up with a good plan before a nuclear missile is launched into the middle of Tokyo?

This Godzilla was interesting and strange as I thought it would be knowing the director. That being said, while this Godzilla is rather tough, former Godzillas would make mincemeat of it. The one from Final Wars would have destroyed it fairly quickly. I see a lot of people debating this and some actually suggest this one would win because of its multiple ways to deploy its signature heat beam, but it is so slow! The Final Wars Godzilla would run circles around this one and its heat ray doesn't deplete it to the point of stopping for days! I did enjoy the 2014 movie more, but this is due to personal preference as I have always enjoyed Godzilla fighting another monster. Here he looks cool and there are some cool aspects to him, but I would rather of seen it go toe to toe with another monster.

So, I liked this Godzilla film as there were some interesting things going on, but I really think 15 or 20 minutes of this thing could easily have been trimmed off. If you are going to have human scenes do something interesting like finding the strange link between the one missing scientist and Godzilla or something. I do believe a sequel to this could be made as there were some questions left unanswered and it would be interesting to see how it would play out and if another monster would be introduced or perhaps some sort new military weapon that is similar to something found in the Evangelion series. It would be interesting, thus the fact this movie was slow is because it was an introduction to a series that will get even more bizarre as it progresses. One can only hope as I would like to see the story continue.

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Spider-man comes home to the Marvel universe, 11 July 2017

I am not going to lie, I really like Spider-man, he is my favorite comic book hero. So, this film could be considered bad by most people, but I am still going to like it. Heck, I even enjoyed the two James Garfield Spider-man films. Here, we have another reboot, but this time it is a bit different as this Spider-man has already been introduced to us in last year's Captain America: Civil War. It also does something different than other superhero stories as we do not have to witness the whole origin thing again! I was relieved as I did not want to see Uncle Ben die again and I do think t hat most of us are pretty familiar with how Peter Parker became Spider-man. This time we are also treated to a fairly upbeat Spider-man film as well. No tragic death after tragic death in this one as this one maintains a more positive vibe throughout. Which is good for me as I had to deal with a very harsh personal tragedy and I really do not care to deal with more, even in film. It is strange that they seem to insist on making Peter Parker younger each time though seeing as how in the main cannon of comics he was maybe in high school briefly at the start as when I was reading it he was in college and working for the Daily Bugle; however, at least the high school he is in is one for more intelligent kids so they at least factor in his intelligence.

The story first starts off during the aftermath of the first Avengers film as a crew that seems to salvage and clean up debris is on the scene. The government takes over though leaving Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) and his crew in a very bad state as he put everything he had in this cleanup. He ends up keeping some stuff that they had gotten the previous day and thus he and his gang begin stealing the high tech weaponry. Flash years later and Peter Parker is under the tutelage of Tony Stark, well actually he is under the tutelage of Happy Hogan. He eagerly awaits another mission after the battle with Captain America and he eagerly awaits the end of each school day so he can go out and fight crime which oftentimes takes the form of stopping bike thieves and accidentally stopping people from trying to get into their own car. However, he soon runs into some thieves robbing an ATM using advanced weaponry and soon he will come face to face with the Vulture! He also tries to woe the girl he likes as Homecoming is soon.

This one was a fun movie as Spider-man is in the Marvel universe. So we get some comedy in there and we get some really good action sequences. A minor complaint I do have is that Spider-man's spidey sense did not really seem to play that big of a role in his powers. Tom Holland did a very good job as Spider-man as he looked the part of Peter Parker and he talked the role of Spider-man. I always thought Tobey was a great Peter Parker, but lacked the trash talking ability of Spider-man while Andrew could trash talk, but he just did not have a Peter Parker vibe. Keaton was great as the Vulture, it was cool seeing him in another superhero film and he made a really good villain. They also had the Shocker in this one and I loved his inclusion as I always thought he should have been in other Spider-man films as a secondary villain. They also hinted that the Scorpion may be coming!

So I enjoyed this Spider-man film. I liked it about the same as Guardians Volume 2 which I also enjoyed immensely. Then again, I like comic book films and I like most superheros. There really is not a superhero offhand I can think of that I do not like. I do prefer the Marvel universe over the DC one, but I like DC too. This one had everything one comes to expect from a marvel film as it had good humor and good action. I liked Tony Stark's inclusion in the film and I like how he mentors Peter and is at the same time his same arrogant and off the wall self. It was just a fun film and I really thought it had the spirit of Spider-man within it even though things did not go exactly as they do in the comics. As I stated in my Logan review though, in comics there are different existences and in the Marvel cinematic one Peter is a high school teen who has to balance out his studies with fighting crime!

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