Big Hero 6

There’s a lot about Big Hero 6 that is stock-standard, and the boy-and-his-robot tale has echoes of Short Circuit and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Clichés abound, and whilst this may be based on a Marvel comic, there’s a lot that’s been Disney-fied.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I didn’t actually mind the movie so much when I was watching it, but found myself getting angrier and angrier the more I thought about it afterwards, until…well, here we are, all grumpy, thumping away at the keyboard.
Rating: 1.5 starsHoopla Factor: 2 stars Continue reading Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The film features half a dozen action scenes that are truly thrilling, and possibly the best of all the Marvel films so far. Some annoying shaky-cam rears its ugly head (really? I thought we were over this…) but despite this, I was never less than thrilled.
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Thor: The Dark World

Marvel really seems to have hit its stride with Phase 2. Most importantly, it’s learning from prior mistakes. As with Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World is very much its own film, not just a stepping stone on the way to Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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