“Learn from your loss, Freya, and your day will come.”
What’s it about?
Okay, well it kinda goes around the first story (like 300: Rise of an Empire did, but with a lot less topless men) mixed with Frozen (if Anna had dark powers, was a little more vain and was a complete psychopath).
Who’s in it?
Thor with an axe instead of a hammer, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, the back of the head of someone who’s suppose to be Kirsten Stewart and a mirror that is harder to destroy than the one in Oculus.
Why should I watch it?
+ Charlize Theron is still solid as the evil Queen, her evil laugh is pretty terrifying
+ Thought the dwarves were just chucked in there and would find them unfunny but they really grew on me, ironically enough
+ Especially when they introduce the female dwarves
+ The back-and-forth insult game between the genders provides plenty of humour
+ Action scenes were decent enough (although it never really achieved war status, unlike the title suggested)
+ Visual effects and costumes were great to look at, if you’re into that kind of thing
+ Supports messages that we can all get behind with
+ Love conquers all (#LoveWins) and never set your niece on fire
+ I just hope people listen
+ Liam Neeson’s soothing voice as the narrator
+ Castle by Halsey is a great track
Why shouldn’t I watch it?
– Emily Blunt as Freya was pretty one note, with very sudden character changes
– Plus how are you suppose to build your army if you keep collecting children like they’re Pokemon and not letting them fall in love
– Movie is also too long with a whole lotta clichés and a plot that even Stevie Wonder can see coming (which was also ruined by the trailers)
– So it says a lot, without actually saying anything
– Really didn’t care about the love/hate thing, when they clearly still like each other
– Why must we play these games guys?
– Also, there’s a ton of fake deaths going on, probably the most I have ever seen in one movie
Genuinely can’t remember the first film and probably won’t remember this too. I think I know more about the details about the story of the Kirsten Stewart/director affair than the plot to the first one. If you’re a lover of the original film, you will have a great time with this, no doubt. If you have a lover who is a lover of the original film, you might have to make some sacrifices.
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