Thor: The Dark World
Although far from the best Marvel movie, Thor: The Dark World is entertaining enough. In this sequel Chris Hemsworth’s Thor becomes a dependable but boring superhero, and it is villain brother Tom Hiddleston’s Loki who steal all his scenes; the movie ultimately becomes less fun whenever Loki is not onscreen.
12 Years A Slave
12 Years a Slave is a great but harrowing movie. If it was depressing just to be watching it for 133 minutes, imagine how bad it was for the millions of slaves who spent their entire lives living in such abject terror at the inhuman horrors being inflicted on them.
Anyone hoping for a Hangover-ish plot from Last Vegas would be disappointed. Still, the effortless and sometimes cheeky camaraderie among Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Klive brings some easy and happy laughs to the audience. An enjoyable way to while away 104 minutes of your time.
Reviews courtesy of Sharon Ho, Singapore.