2017 Movie #117: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

2017 Movie #117: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok is the funniest Marvel movie yet, and the best of the three films in the Thor franchise… If this sounds like damning this film with faint praise, it really shouldn’t – while these marks absolutely represent a low bar within a broader moviegoing context, the fact remains – Thor: Ragnarok is quite good.

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Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim (2013)

This review was originally published on Kabooooom.com on July 12, 2013. 

The summer blockbuster tradition has a long established history of homage for pop culture of the past: Star Wars was made in homage to the Flash Gordon movies of the 1930s and ‘40s, and Indiana Jones was similarly inspired by pulp magazines of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ childhoods. Joining in this tradition is Guillermo del Toro’s latest offering, Pacific Rim, a movie made in loving homage to Japanese mecha (giant humanoid robots which have inspired such properties as Transformers) and kaiju (giant monsters, the most famous of which is Godzilla).

 

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