Movies I’ve seen lately

Captain-Phillips1Captain Phillips – There has been some controversy over the true character of the real Captain Phillips. This may have had some effect on the total box office draw. Putting that aside, the movie was good. The suspense worked even though I knew the outcome. It was also a great reminder of just how good the SEALs shots were that day. Multiple shots from two moving watercraft is pretty amazing. It’s worth seeing.thumbs up

Movie description: IMDB

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.


Ender’s Game – Since my son said this was the best story he’s ever read and I feel similar so we had to see Enders Game. It was pretty true to the book although it had to be condensed considerably. In the book Enders progression took a few years. The key points were still there though and it was entertaining. The movie did leave out a pretty significant part of the story regarding Enders Brother and Sister and their influence on the situation on Earth. Ender’s Game is definitely worth seeing.thumbs up

Movie description: IMDB

The International Military seek out a leader who can save the human race from an alien attack. Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young mind, is recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine the future of Earth.


Thor The Dark World – What to say about Thor the dark world. I guess if you have some time on a Saturday AT HOME and it was on a free station it would be ok to watch. But I don’t recommend paying for this movie. It was too convoluted and other than Anthony Hopkins nobody really stood out. It’s not that you can’t enjoy this film but it’s just doesn’t pull you into the story. At least for me and those I watched it with. So it’s not a full price movie in my book.thumbs down

Movie description: IMDB

Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.


2 thoughts on “Movies I’ve seen lately

  1. I think with Thor the studio is just trying to string you along till the next Avengers flick and wring out the last few dollars they can.

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