Hits upon familiar themes and dresses them up in splashy visuals for an ambitious but ordinary adventure.
Author Russ Ceccola
I have had a strong love for entertainment since I was old enough to play pinball machines and go to the movies. I have been writing professionally since 1986 when I branched out from my position as Entertainment Editor of The Villanovan to write about computer games and video games for lots of different magazines like Commodore Magazine, GAMES and Electronic Games. Rich and I started an online magazine about games called Escapade in 1998, so it's only fitting that we join up once again to write about our other love - movies - as well as games, politics, music, theater and anything else that moves us. Heck, it feels like I'm back to being an Entertainment Editor again.
Delivers a unique experience in some otherworldly place borne of imagination.
Forges its own path as a fun, original film that both stands on its own and fits into the larger Marvel Universe.
An experience that goes off the rails almost from boarding.
Celebrates the downtrodden people, outcasts and defiant dreamers in a musical that you didn’t know that you needed to see.
Wanders without focus instead of concentrating on the core story and characters.
Puts the Asgardian god of thunder on top of the Marvel Universe mountain for the first time.
Like a puzzle where the pieces have the same shape and familiarity but the image that they produce is different.
This big-budget mess amounts more to a minor tremor than a full-scale disasterpiece.
The plot and believability melt away to nothing over the course of the film.