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If you hesitate about going to the cinema to watch Guardians of the Galaxy, but you like Marvel/comic-books-based movies or just qualitative blickbusters, don't hesitate and go see it! It has a good balance between funny moments, sad moments, unusual characters, action scenes and beautiful visual effects.… Full Review »
Как это ни странно, но едва ли не лучшим фильмом MARVEL стал фильм, где режиссер почти полностью отошел от заданной вселенной практики: экшена достаточно, но его несравнимо меньше, да и важность (и качество!) юмора увеличилась. Джеймс Ганн снял хороший фильм, 8.5 из 10… Full Review »
There is a lot to like and admire in 'Calvary', not least a compelling opening demonstrating Brendan Gleeson's skill as an actor, and a strong ending with a powerful final moment. These two stand out scenes book end a film which, whilst containing great ensemble acting and intelligent writing, is to loosely directed to be totally successful. There is no real narrative drive beyond its almost inevitable conclusion. Gleeson is superb as the very human priest under threat of being murdered by a member of his own community. Living with this knowledge and battling his own demons he still carries on with the day to day effort of positively influencing the disparate bunch of characters he encounters on a daily basis. The screenplay, which takes place over the course of a week, examines the differing views on the church; from its hypocrisies, the cynicism of the non believers, to the almost obsessive nature of the converted. It is all served up with a delicious dose of black humour (I love the line ' Friends are enemies you've not made yet') which successfully makes its points without trivialising the serious nature of the film generally.
It certainly holds the attention and can also boast a fine supporting cast from which Chris O'Dowd stands out as the local butcher.… Full Review »
Highly recommend. Definitely the funniest marvel movie I've seen so far, though very different than what they've been doing. It's an ensemble sci-fi adventure comedy with clever dialogue and a memorable cast of characters. Similar group dynamic to what we saw in the avengers, made all the more impressive by the fact that they haven't had several movies to introduce the characters.
It has very little to do with the avengers specifically and instead widens the lens to encompass the greater marvel universe, making use of characters and alien races we've seen bits and pieces of before (most notably in the Thor films). The tone is very unique, bouncing effortlessly back and forth between comedy and genuine drama with an array of action scenes in a wide variety of set pieces.
If you've been following the marvel movies so far, you'll want to see this since it helps to expand the cinematic universe while setting the stage for the future avengers films (though in some ways it feels like it's setting up Avengers 3 more than 2). On the other hand, if you haven't been following the franchise very consistently or not at all, it still works as an adventure movie. The main characters have little or nothing to do with any of the movies so far, and while there are one or two faces we've seen before, especially in the villain department, you won't need to know them to be able to enjoy it. There's an important macguffin that ties into the larger story, but it's basically just there to drive the plot along. If anyone has been living in a cave somewhere for the past ten years or so, I'd be interested to hear what someone who hasn't watched any of the marvel movies thought of this.… Full Review »
I just saw guardians of the Galaxy and all I can think is WOW. That movie was amazing, the acting was top notch, the effects were breathtaking, and the general tone and theme of the movie was thoroughly pleasant. I didn't think a movie could have such a well thought out plot, have masterful effects, and be hilarious. Seriously go see it.… Full Review »