Movie Review: Ant-Man (2015)

Ant man posterSometimes size really does matter – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #13

Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly
Peyton Reed

Synopsis: Fresh out of jail and trying to make things right in order to gain visitation rights with his young daughter, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) plans to pull one last burglary job for some money to get his life into order. Unbeknownst to him, the millionaire he is stealing from is Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) who’s safe doesn’t in fact contain gold and riches like everyone thought, instead it contains a suit and mask. Curiosity naturally gets the better of Scott and he proceeds to put the suit on, figures out it’s shrinking powers and ultimately get caught up in Hank’s plans to help save the world from his evil successor who is trying to replicate the suits power for not so good intentions. Continue reading Movie Review: Ant-Man (2015)

Movie Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

avengers 2 posterGetting the gang back together – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #12

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, James Spader
Joss Whedon

Synopsis: After retrieving Loki’s staff, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) discovers that the core has artificial intelligence which he thinks can extract and use to keep the world safe. While trying to extract it into one of his robots, he accidentally unleashes Ultron (James Spader) a highly intelligent and extremely tyrannical being who is set on destroying the Avengers and the world. The team must put their recent differences and slight bickering aside and work together to face off against Ultron and the powerful twins at his side. Continue reading Movie Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

guardians 2 posterWith the cutest Baby Groot you ever did see – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #11

Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Kurt Russell, Pom Klementieff
James Gunn

Synopsis: After saving the galaxy, the guardians are now a team for hire but when internal bickering and some minor theft suddenly have them on the run from and entire race, a mysterious savour comes in and whisks them away to safety on his planet. Once here, he reveals he is in fact Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) father Ego (Kurt Russell) who wants to reconnect with his long-lost son. With Peter distracted, the other guardians must overcome their own family and personal struggles to help realise that Ego is in fact out to destroy the universe and in order to save it from him they must call in a few old friends, rescue Quill and save the day. Continue reading Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians posterI’d forgotten how funny this movie is – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #10

Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
James Gunn

Synopsis: Galactic scavenger, Peter Quill aka Star Lord (Chris Pratt), inadvertently steals a highly sought after item. Upon realising that one of the people looking for it is Ronan (Lee Paca) who has ties directly to evil overlord Thanos, Peter must team up with a strange group of criminals if they are to stop him from stealing and using the item….an infinity stone. Continue reading Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

captain 2 posterCap is back and it’s even better than the first! – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #9

Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Synopsis: Steve Rogers/ Captain America (Chris Evans) is trying to find his place in the modern world but when S.H.I.E.L.D seemingly deceives him on a mission, he finds himself unsure how to tell the good guys from the bad. When all hell breaks loose and a threat reveals it has infected S.H.I.E.L.D from the inside, Steve must work with Black Widow/Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) to find out who the threat is, stop their plan all while trying to avoid their new weapon, The Winter Soldier. Continue reading Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World (2013)

THURS_003B_G_ENG-GB_70x100.inddHey look, Jane’s back – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #8

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Alan Taylor

Synopsis: In the lead up to an extremely rare cosmic event called the convergence, scientist Jane (Natalie Portman) finds herself accidentally ported to an unknown world where she comes in contact and accidentally infected with a substance called the aether. When Thor (Chris Hemsworth) discovers this infection he takes Jane back to Asgard to seek help in saving her, however, drawn in by the power of the aether, a once thought to be extinct race of dark elves threatens the safety of Jane, Asgard and the entire universe. If he is to protect Jane, Asgard and all of the 9 realms, Thor must work together with the one person he thought he’d never trust again, his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Continue reading Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Movie Review: Iron Man 3 (2013)

CAGED_006E_G_ENG-GB_70x100.inddMuch better than the second one – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #7

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow
Shane Black

Synopsis: After the events of The Avengers, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) is left feeling on edge about possible future events and how he can keep the people he holds dear to him safe. This leads to no sleep, many new Iron Man suits and even some panic attacks. Obviously, his worst fears are realised and a terrorist appears and ultimately threatens the life of Pepper and Tony himself. Separating himself from the woman he loves in order to keep her safe, Tony must figure out what is causing the bombs around the country and track down the evil guy……and be the hero he knows the people need. Continue reading Movie Review: Iron Man 3 (2013)

Movie Review: The Avengers (2012)

AvengersThe gang is all here, it’s time to begin – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #6

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, Jeremy Renner
Joss Whedon

Synopsis: When Loki (Tom Hiddleston) threatens Earths safety by stealing the Tesseract and opening a portal to bring in an alien army, Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) knows it’s time to call on a few friends for help. Finally teaming up, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk & Thor make the team initiative, that has been hinted through the past films, a reality…say hello to The Avengers. Continue reading Movie Review: The Avengers (2012)

Movie Review: Thor (2011)

thor posterThor’s eyebrows, that is all – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #5

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman
Kenneth Branagh

Synopsis: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is the God of Thunder, the son of Odin and a hot headed, cocky and totally unready successor to the throne. After disobeying his father and essentially re-starting a war with a long time enemy of Asgard, Thor is stripped of his powers and banished to earth. Here he meets scientist Jane (Natalie Portman) and with her help he learns compassion, empathy and what it means to be a king and save a world. Continue reading Movie Review: Thor (2011)

Movie Review: Iron Man 2 (2010)

iron man 2I want so much to love this movie but… – Avengers chronological re-watch, film #4

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow
Jon Favreau

Synopsis: 6 months after revealing he was Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) has been keeping up his appearance of Playboy turned Superhero while behind the scenes hiding the fact that the core keeping him alive is also killing him. While trying to figure out a cure, and insisting that Iron Man has essentially caused peace by being so advanced, a new enemy appears….one that seems to have the same technology that Tony has even though it was created by his father Howard….or was it? Continue reading Movie Review: Iron Man 2 (2010)