Kamis, 23 April 2015

Thursday Movie Picks: Superhero Movies


To celebrate Avengers: Age of Ultron's premiere, Thursday Movie Picks's theme for this week is................SUPERHERO! God, I really want to watch that damn film. I can't really tell you how I envy some of my fellow bloggers for review the said film already. I have high expectation, but let's just say that some reviews tone my expectation down.

Thursday Movie Picks is a weekly recommendation of three films for a certain theme that is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. If you're interested to participate in this series, you can click here for more information.

Batman Returns (Tim Burton, 1992)


I'm ecstatic by the fact that I'm the first person to pick this film, haha. 

Batman Returns is the first film that introduces me to Superhero world and...Batman. It didn't take much time for me to fall for Catwoman's charm and Tim Burton's quirkiness. I have to admit that back then, the only reason I love Batman more than Spidey and Superman is because I think black is a cool color, haha. You can't blame a six-year-old's train of thought. But poor Bruce Wayne, it seems that he's destined to live in the shadow. Michelle Pfeiffer and Danny DeVito steal the whole show for me. Pfeiffer was a great as a sudden villain while DeVito was awesome as a man who craved power and affection. However, I have to say that I don't completely understand Selina Kyle's transformation as Catwoman and antagonist. 

Iron Man 3 (Shane Black, 2013)

 
Second is the charm. I really enjoy Iron Man 3 in the second time I watch it.

Thank God they casted Ben Kingsley for this film. His part is the best. I don't care if someone said that his part is stupid, it's the funniest part for me. But the best part of this film is where all kinds of Iron Man's suits appear. If I were a nerd, I would have a nerdgasm. 

By the way, Pepper is soooooo awesome. She will definitely win all the arguments for a while, lol.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer, 2014)


Words can not describe how I regret not watching X-Men: DOPF in the cinema. Come on, (the sexy) James McAvoy, (even sexier) Michael Fassbender (yes, it's bold), Sir Ian McKellen, and Sir Patrick Stewart in ONE screen?!! Hell, there are also Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, and Dirk Diggler. But most importantly, CYCLOPS APPEARS IN THIS MOVIE TOO! Damn, I miss the quarrels between him and Logan.

Anyhow, I agree that while X-Men: First Class is Magneto's film, X-Men: Days of Future Past is where James McAvoy shines. Although McAvoy shines brightly in this film, he doesn't shine alone. For me, DOPF has one of the best cast ensemble. I wish there were more moments between old Charles and old Erik. I want to see how they interact as they unite in the future.

Well, I can only say that I'm sold for X-Men: Apocalypse. Sadly, I predict that there will be less moment between Charles and Erik than the two previous films.

Honorable mentions: The Avengers (bless Hiddleston), Captain America: Winter Soldier, Sky High, Spider Man Trilogy (Garfield is a better actor, but Tobey Maguire did a better job as Peter Parker), X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: First Class (because Cherik isn't canon), The Dark Knight trilogy, and The Incredibles. And...I haven't watched Kick-Ass.

13 komentar:

  1. I really like James McAvoy too! And Robert Downey Jr for that matter.

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    1. I just heard that RDJ walked out from an interview, lol!

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  2. Fun fact: Do you know the scene where the 'mandarin' is watching a football/soccer match? The team that scored the goal is the team I support! Liverpool. I almost started cheering myself. haha.

    Anyway, I've seen two of your picks, both good choices. I need to catch some of the older Batman films, I've only seen the Nolan films

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    1. Really? Wow, that must be gold! :D

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  3. Catwoman!!! Yes, that was such a brilliant turn and a really great Batman flick.

    I also wish I saw DOFP in the theater. It would have been a fun ride, for sure, and I'm right with you on the ensemble. It's one of my favorites of last year...every actor was just IN IT!

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    1. I think we are never meant to watch DOPF in theater *sigh*

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  4. Great list! My top 3 Batman movies were all directed by Christopher Nolan but Returns is my favourite of the last franchise. Anne Hathaway did a fine job in Rises but there's no beating Michelle Pfeiffer!
    And Days of Futures Past is my favourite X-Men, mostly because McAvoy ups his game so much. "I don't want your future!". Classic.

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    1. Oh my god, I'm completely and absolutely agree with you. Hathaway is good, but Pfeiffer is not her match.

      I hope McAvoy will get more recgonized after X-Men.

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  5. X-Men is the BEST superhero franchise, and I had so much fun with Days of Future Past.

    Batman Returns is probably my pick for best Batman movie, mostly because of Pfeiffer's Catwoman - she's incredible, and the rest of the movie is pretty damn great, too.

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    1. Really? Well, I can't say anything about it as I haven't watched The Last Stand and the whole Wolverine films.

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  6. Glad to see Batman Returns get some love. DOFP is very good...popular pick this week. Not a big fan of Iron Man 3, but I will say this is RDJ finest performance of Tony Stark.

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    1. I haven't watched the first movie, and I don't really remember the second one (I remember that I wasn't impressed though).

      Well, Iron Man won't be marvelous without RDJ.

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  7. Good picks! Batman Returns is probably my top favorite of the whole Batman series. Everything about it is nearly perfect. Still need to see the rest of Iron Man series and X-Men Days of Future Past (which I missed in the cinemas too).

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