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October 28, 2017
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Thor: Ragnarok

Quick(ish) review because I wanted to get my thoughts on this out before I forget them, so I’m using the WordPress app for this post.

Synopsis: Hela, goddess of death, returns to Asgard and desires to take over more than just the Nine Realms. Thor and Loki – and a couple of other friends – have to work together to take her down and save Asgard.

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July 30, 2017
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Spider-Man: Homecoming

(I’m using one of the teaser posters here because the actual poster for the movie was astoundingly bad for a Marvel film.)

Thing to note: I was never a huge fan of Spider-Man. I thought the first two Tobey Maguire ones were okay, didn’t see the third one. I thought Andrew Garfield was okay too but I only saw the second movie and not the first.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s crack at its own version of Spider-Man. Peter Parker (Tom Holland), still highly enthusiastic after Tony Stark recruited him to help out in Berlin (during the events of Captain America: Civil War), is growing more and more disappointed and frustrated by the lack of missions following that exciting incident. He comes across underground trade in weapons made out of scrap materials from Avengers-related incidents such as the Chitauri invasion, and takes matters into his own hands. But he’s also still in school, and this does not make things any easier.

My overall rating: ★★★½
It’s a watchable movie, but not my favourite in the MCU.

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May 28, 2017
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Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Salazar’s Revenge

* For reasons I have not yet figured out, this movie is called Dead Men Tell No Tales in the US but over here in Malaysia, they’ve gone with Salazar’s Revenge. While I like the sound of Dead Men Tell No Tales as the title of a pirate-themed movie, after watching it I think Salazar’s Revenge is probably better.

Jack Sparrow apparently has a neverending list of people who hate him. This time it’s a Spanish naval officer named Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), who has been condemned to an undead life after Jack trapped him in the Devil’s Triangle. Will Turner’s son, Henry (Brenton Thwaites), is seeking Jack as well. He thinks Jack Sparrow can help him find the Trident of Poseidon, which can purportedly control the seas and break any curse – such as the one binding Will to the Flying Dutchman. Jack and Henry end up with two more new friends in Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a scientifically-minded woman who knows how to locate the Trident, and Captain Barbossa.

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May 7, 2017
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You Mean the World to Me

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Saw Teong Hin’s latest, Hai-Kinn Sin-Loo 海墘新路, is Malaysia’s first Hokkien movie. It goes by the English title of You Mean the World to Me, although the Hokkien title actually refers to Penang’s Victoria Street. (I prefer the Hokkien title.) HKSL is the story about Sunny, a director who returns to his hometown, Penang, to make a movie about his family in an attempt to find some redemption and some closure about a traumatic family secret.

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