Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – Review

Review Thor Ragnarok

When you take a look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe there are some characters who are used more often for comedy than others. The Hulk is often comic relief, usually physical stuff (just think of him slamming Loki back and forth), but if you take a look at the other super heroes it’s Thor who is also the source for a lot of jokes. In the first movie he was a fish out of water who stood out because he talked differently and didn’t know how everything on earth worked. But also in the other Marvel movies a lot of comedy came from him. So it was great news to hear that Taika Waititi would be directing Ragnarok. Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows were extremely funny and Boy was also a very good movie. But as we’ve seen in the past with Edgar Wright and Antman, there is always a risk that the comedy a director wants to bring doesn’t align with the ideas the studio has. Fortunately Waititi has been able to finish the movie and keep his brand of humour intact. Continue reading

Tom and Jerry: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2017) – Review

Review Tom and Jerry Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

When you do a quick Google search on this movie you quickly realize how many people think this is one of the worst ideas ever, which is also realized badly. Why would you add Tom and Jerry to a movie classic? Before watching it I was completely unaware of the controversy. The 1971 original has been a personal favorite of mine which I still enjoy watching. I watched a lot of Tom and Jerry as a child and as my daughter is also a fan of them (and hadn’t seen Willy Wonka yet), I decided to check it out, on a DVD which also contains 60 minutes of other Tom and Jerry shorts. Continue reading

To Be or Not to Be (1942) – Review

To Be or Not To Be2017 Blindspot films
For the past couple of years I’ve been making a selection of twelve movies for my Blindspot list at the start of the year. Movies which for example have been on my “to watch” list for ages or ones for which I’ve got the feeling I should have seen them at least once as a movie lover. I’ve also made a list for this year and as we’re already in october I noticed that I almost hadn’t watched any of them. So it was necessary to change that so I decided to check out this 1942 movie, by director Ernst Lubitsch. I hadn’t seen any of his previous work, but this one often is named as one of his best. Continue reading

Despicable Me 3 (2017) – Review

Recensie Despicable Me 3 Verscrikkelijke Ikke 3

The return of the yellow creatures was looked forward by many, this time together with their boss Gru again who is working for the Anti-Villain League (AVL). He has to fight Balthazar Bratt, a bad guy who seems to still think he lives in the eighties, when he was successful as a child actor. Gru’s mission doesn’t entirely goes as planned and together with his wife he’s fired. No longer making money he has to wonder what he is going to do now, but when he hears he has a twin brother, Dru, he decides to see him, together with his family. Continue reading

The Great Wall (2017) – Review

Review The Great Wall

Matt Damon is one of those actors where I basically watch every movie he is in automatically. In general his appearance makes a movie worth watching. When this movie was in the cinemas I decided not to see it as I didn’t find the poster very appealing. Once it was available on DVD I decided to check it out. The question is if a movie set in China in the year 1000, starring Matt Damon (amongst others), works? Continue reading