Avengers: Age of Ultron Is a Spectacular Follow-Up to The Avengers

After Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), goes rogue, the Avengers are called in to stop him from wiping out the human race with Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who have unique powers of their own. Continue reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron Is a Spectacular Follow-Up to The Avengers”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Godzilla 2014

Godzilla: The Monstrous Superhero We Need

In 1999, a nuclear power plant meltdown caused by an unknown electromagnetic force devastated Janjira, Japan. For the last 15 years, Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) has been trying to figure out what caused the destruction. His son, Lt. Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) thinks he’s crazy. That is, until they make their way into Janjira to find an organization called Monarch led by Dr. Ichiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) has set up camp to monitor a prehistoric monster they found nesting under the former power plant. MUTO (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism), feeds on radiation and destroys using electromagnetic pulses. Unfortunately, the only thing big enough and strong enough to take out the MUTOs is another legendary monster, Godzilla. Continue reading “Godzilla: The Monstrous Superhero We Need”

Chloe Moretz in Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2: Jim Carrey, Rape, and The Sequel

So the first Kick-Ass movie rocked, right? It was one of those movies that took me completely by surprise when I saw it (If I had read the comic, I would’ve been more aware). I thought, “A bunch of nerds playing superhero? This should be funny.” And then it turned out to be a seriously violent reflection of what it means to be a superhero. Continue reading “Kick-Ass 2: Jim Carrey, Rape, and The Sequel”

Savages (2012)

Savages: Sex, Drugs, and Lots of Violence

I’m guessing a lot of you probably weren’t interested in seeing Savages, which is okay because it does take a special person to like and/or understand movies like this one. Most people go to the movies because they want to escape from reality—they want to laugh and be rewarded with happy endings. But director and screenplay-writer Oliver Stone doesn’t cater to those types of moviegoers. Continue reading “Savages: Sex, Drugs, and Lots of Violence”