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Star Trek Beyond - Movie Review

Verdict - "A conventional summer blockbuster"

Directed by Justin Lin who previously directed the very recent Fast and Furious films, Star Trek Beyond is the third film in the rebooted Star Trek franchise and is willing to invoke the same global commercial success the first two films have been. 

After completing three out of five years in their exploration trip, the enterprise and the crew arrive at Yorktown to restock their supplies. Subsequently, the controllers in Yorktown track down a nearby alien ship heading their way and were confronted by an outsider who claims that she lost contact with her ship and the team. Disrupting their time off, the entire crew of the enterprise were dispatched on a rescue mission which is considered unsafe as the communication system inside the enterprise will disable when they enter the nearby nebula.

The progressive aspect of the overall film was the screenplay written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, the dynamic and the interaction between the characters of Spock and Bones, Kirk and Chekov, Scotty and Jayla were magnificently presented on-screen. Especially the humour, which was perfectly elongated throughout the film primarily through the performances of Karl Urban and Simon Pegg. 

But, the conventional storyline (although presented well) will make the film forgettable after its fruitful run. Sure, I had a good time watching this movie in the theatre, the action sequences were enjoyable and the CGI was noteworthy and it's an entertaining summer blockbuster, Yet, the striking enduring factor that I expect from a Star Trek movie was clearly missing.

Nonetheless, excluding few flaws which could've been easily improved, Star Trek Beyond is still a delightful movie to watch in a movie theatre and will surely bring in few staggering benefits to the studio and the franchise.

My Rating - 3.25/5
Grade - B (Entertaining with few noticeable flaws)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) 

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Thor: The Dark World - Movie Review [Repost]

[Thought it would be cool to re-post few reviews that I wrote in the early days of my career on my old website. My writing skills were not that great back then, so, bear with me.]

Verdict - “Extremely Fun to Watch and a Decent Extension to the MCU.”

The main plot of the film circles around Dark Elf Malekith who intends to destroy the whole universe by using his unsolidified weapon Aether and to take his desired revenge against Asgard and it's civilization after being trounced by Bor (Odin's father) and his army. 

Meanwhile, Thor fears about Jane's disguise and voyages to Earth. After discovering the fact that she's been infected by Aether, Thor takes her to Asgard seeking medical help. 

After the Dark Elves invasion on Asgard, Thor decides to team up with his evil brother Loki in taking down the Dark army and also to protect the nine realms of the entire universe.

As per the amendment factor, Thor 2 is a step up in imposing visuals and enormous action sequences when to compared to it predecessor, following with the humor. But things were flat insipid at times which slightly takes you out of the experience. The comedic sequences between Darcy (Kat Dennings) and her intern were completely annoying and didn't quite mingle up with the film.

The movie did spend more time on Asgard, as we get to know further things more about its civilization and culture, consequently, the cinematography and set design are astounding and were completely gorgeous to look at. 

Commencing with his familiarity of the popular TV show Game of Thrones, Alan Taylor is in fine form here. His proficiency and vision in capturing immense action sequences worked out in a comprehensive way and shaped out the movie really well and made it a fun watch.

Chris Hemsworth's charisma and persona are captivating, at this very point his portrayal of Thor are unsurpassed and undoubtedly he's the perfect fit as Thor and cannot be easily replaced. Tom Hiddleston as Loki is the strong asset of the movie, he's extremely amazing with his sneaky look and is a complete treat to watch him teaming up with Thor and kicking some ass. Natalie Portman's character is pretty much essential and significant and she does a good job with her portrayal. 

Indeed, I've got few flaws with the movie regarding the villain's boring insubstantial character and the lack of overwhelming sequences and the additional humor in the climax was disturbing and didn't work out on the most part.

Nevertheless, Thor: The Dark World is a fun gratifying experience. The movie did have some serious weak spots but it's pleasurable vibe and stunning visuals made the movie a definite watch which you'll completely enjoy.

My Rating - 3.25/5 | -By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) 

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