Saturday, April 28, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

10 years ago, “Iron Man” appeared on the big screen. Known as one of Marvel's B-List heroes, what chance would be have of being a successful movie, It turns out, it was the right call. 10 years and 19 movies later, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going stronger than ever.

The 19th film in the MCU has finally hit theaters in the form of “Avengers: Infinity War”. The movie does not disappoint. The story starts before the opening logos are even off the screen, and it doesn't stop until the credits. Actually, this is an MCU movie, so it didn't stop until the scene after the credits.

With all the speculation about actor contracts and who has how many movies left, your head will be spinning trying to guess what's next. The movie has an endless supply of twists and turns, yet still manages to keep a solid flow.

My biggest concern when they announced a movie with so many of the beloved heroes, was that it could easily become choppy as they tried to fit multiple stories into the run-time of one movie. This certainly wasn't the case. Although I wouldn't advise looking away from the screen because you may miss a transition. Not that looking away will be an issue here. It takes some very talented filmmakers to have this many characters and locations, and make it into a terrific piece of art.

Many people have asked why the Marvel Comics based movies have done so well while the DC Comics based movies continue to struggle. I believe it is because Marvel and Disney have found a way to make you really care about the characters. Even in these fantastic sci-fi style scenes, the emotion feels very real. You connect to what you're watching, and that is what makes it all work.

That is thanks in large part to the cast. The cast in “Avengers: Infinity War” is enormous in both size and talent. It's impressive that a cast of this size can all be so perfectly picked. They all bring so much heart to their characters, it's hard to imagine them being played by anyone else, even though some actually were to start with.

There is no doubt that World Wide Blog of Movies founder, Jeremy, would call this movie “Amazing”. Although I don't think he would have stopped there. I definitely recommend this to anyone into fun action movies. Remember this is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which means stay until the credits are over. Also, the standard cliffhangers are replaced by scenes giving the audience the desire to see the next one before leaving the theater.

Do you agree with this review? Did I leave something out? Please comment below with your opinions. Please keep it family friendly and SPOILER-FREE.


See you at the movies!


-Brad-





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Monday, February 19, 2018

Black Panther

Some people have said that all superhero movies are the same. They think it will just have a good guy fighting a bad guy, with the same inevitable outcome, with no real substance. That is something that has not been true throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it is especially untrue in “Black Panther”.
While there is plenty of incredible action, the most powerful part of this movie is its substance. The real accomplishment is that they are able to do this without it feeling like it is being forced on you. The writing is done extremely well, with seamless transitions in and out of the action and dialogue.
Director Ryan Coogler seems to be a big fan of sweeping camera shots during the fight scenes. This gives a unique perspective to the events of the film. Many times, if multiple heroes are fighting, the camera pans from one fight to the other, and back again. You really get a feel for them being along side each other rather than the constant cutting back and forth. You can tell they are fighting simultaneously.
The writing was also up there with some of the best in the MCU. The story never really lost its flow. There are one or two points where the dialogue almost gets to the point where you want to get back to the action, but not quite. It helps that there doesn't seem to be much extra speaking. Everything said ties right into the story the filmmakers are telling you.
The acting was terrific. The producers hit it out of the park with pretty much every casting choice. Chadwick Boseman brings our main character, T'Challa, to life in a very convincing manner. There are many movies about princes becoming kings, and there are many movies about superheroes. There are not, however, many movies about one person being both of those. While everything we have seen so far of the Black Panther has been directly connected to his home country of Wakanda, it will be interesting to see the character develop in the future movies such as “Avengers: Infinity Wars”.

Of course, World Wide Blog of Movies is happy to see Lupita Nyong'o in the film. In October 2013, our founder, Jeremy, interviewed her as well as Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange, 12 Years A Slave) and Alfre Woodard (Captain America: Civil War, 12 Years A Slave) at the Red Carpet Premiere of “12 Years A Slave” in New Orleans. Take a look at that right here.                                                 
Marvel continues to up their game with the visual effects in each film. This is certainly no exception. One thing that begins to happen is that they seem to be stretching the concept of believable physics. Of course, many things that happen in the movies are beyond current abilities in the real world, but ever since “Iron Man” they have been able to show things in a way that make you think that would be how it would happen if it was really possible. However, some of the tech introduced here doesn't fit in with that as much. That isn't to say it's bad, it's just different. Although, with the upcoming movies being about the team fighting a big purple space tyrant, I guess they do want a transition into movie of comic book laws of physics.
“Black Panther” is certainly another win for Marvel. Jeremy would undoubtedly call it “Amazing”. Please take a minute and let us know what you think. Leave your thoughts in the comments. Please keep it family friendly and NO SPOILERS!!


See you at the movies!



-Brad-






Thank you to ESSEX CINEMAS and T-REX for being the theater of choice for our movie reviews. When you are looking for the best place to check out a movie, make it ESSEX CINEMAS and T-REX at the Essex Outlets Center in Essex, VT! 








The T-Rex Theater is AMAZING!!! With the 60 foot curved screen and 124 speakers which is part of 7.1 Digital Surround Sound, there are 401 extra wide luxury seats with memory-foam headrests making a movie theater trip you will never forget! T-Rex stands for “Theater Real Extreme” 
Also check out movies in Plattsburgh, New York at Cumberland 12!