Film review: Les Miserables (2012)

This review contains unmarked spoilers. Les Mierables, directed by Tom Hooper, is an adaptation of the English-language musical translated from the French musical based on the French book (all of the same name) written by Victor Hugo. It stars Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, a petty criminal who served 19 years hard labour for repeated […]

Film review: Captain America (2011)

Captain America (2011) is our final Avengers film before our intrepid Avengers assemble. This film is a little different than its sister films Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor: it’s still an origins film, but it’s more of a war film than a superhero film. This, I think, contributes to why it is my […]

Film review: Thor (2011)

Kenneth Branagh’s beautifully directed epic superhero film Thor, released in 2009/2010, follows the adventures of Marvel’s version of the Norse mythological god, Thor – the god of thunder. BAM! Even though these gods age, Thor is still a young man in this film, and his arrogance and certainty of his own sense of entitlement means […]