It’s a visually extravagant, animated adventure comedy set in the fictional, futuristic city of San Fransokyo.
Like most of its predecessors, it’s an involving and intriguing, visually arresting entertainment about mutant superheroes with astonishing otherworldly powers who are second-class citizens, metaphorically speaking.
Like its predecessor, it has a sense of humor, but is still too self-important.
Mark December 19th on your calendar! That’s the day Philly gets its own Marvel Comics superhero-in-residence.
‘The Amazing Spider Man’ is another acrobatic, angst-ridden, arachnoidy thriller, a quick relaunch of the superhero franchise.
‘The Avengers’, an assemblage of Marvel Comics superheroes, not only took the weekend box-office crown with a vengeance, but set the record for the biggest debut in movie history.
There’s nothing like crisp movie making execution — a spirited mix of action, sci-fi fantasy, humor, nostalgia, and romance — to blast through one’s enough-already reservations and been-there-done-that fatigue.
“X-Men: First Class” is absolutely exceptional, the fifth and best of the bunch.
What will moviegoers be looking forward to, flocking to, then fleeing from or returning to, on theatre screens between now and late August?
Kenneth Branagh is not the artist you expect to find in the director’s chair when “Thor,” the epic fantasy about mortals and immortals, kicks off the big summer movie season.