Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thor: The Dark World- An action packed thrill

Chris Hemsworth is back as the mighty “God of Thunder” from Asgard in Marvel’s latest comic book film,Thor: The Dark WorldThe film is a sequel to the 2011 blockbuster hit, Thor and is directed by Alan Taylor.Thor The Dark World focuses on a race known as the dark elves that relish in the thought of misery, darkness and death. Thousands of years ago, the dark elves attempted to turn the universe dark by secreting a fatal weapon known as ether through the air. Luckily, warrioirs from Asgard (Thor’s homeland) were able to stop the dark elves’ leader, Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) and save the universe. Fast forward to present day, where all nine realms are aligning and Asgard is in the mist of falling to ruins due to Thor’s disruptive brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his recent destructions both on Earth and with the nine realms; Malekith is awaiting the perfect opportunity to strike the ether once again into the universe. Meanwhile, Loki is banished to a prison cell in the dungeon of their castle, while Thor and his father, Odin, King of Asgard (Anthony Hopkins) struggle to keep peace and balance in their world. Can Thor and Odin save Asgard once again, or will the realms falter and seep into darkness?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

12 Years a slave: A disturbing true story told on-screen

12 Years a Slave is a powerful, riveting tale that is based off a true story, written by Solomon Northup, dating back to the mid 1800s. The film is directed by Steve McQueen and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as the title role. The film centers on a young father and husband, Solomon (Ejiofor) who lives as a highly educated free man in Saratoga, New York in 1841. When his wife takes an annual trip for work, she takes their two children and leave for three weeks. In the mean time, Solomon unfortunately meets two men that will forever change his life. The men coerce him into dinner and drinks to discuss a possible job opportunity, but wind up getting Solomon so drunk that he passes out. When he awakes, he comes to find out that he was kidnapped and sold as a slave and is sent down South.