Catching up with my backlog of posts, here we have the films I watched (to be accurate, mostly re-watched) in September
Seems fitting to be revisiting the Avengers in the week that we lost Stan Lee. I enjoyed this movie very much in the cinema but didn’t really review it properly; I’m ready to put that right. Given this is a story with eleventy-billion characters which brings to a partial climax a story that’s been told over the previous 10 years worth of movies, this is surprisingly well put together.
It’s fair to say that it probably works best for fans than it does for the casual viewer But sometimes that needs to be done – focus on the audience that will definitely be attending. The best bits for me (and for many others I’m sure) are where members of the Marvel Universe who haven’t come across each other before meet up and build new alliances; my particular favourite being of course Thor, Rocket & Groot. Very excited to see the follow-up next year.
A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
I’ve never read the book but was drawn into this film having seen the trailer on previous cinema visits. I liked it. It’s not a great film – it seems very much like a lot of others I’ve seen before, but the cast is engaging – I really like the way Cate Blanchett and Jack Black spar with each other and the actor playing young Lewis is very sweet and not at all annoying. It is quite an old-fashioned film
I still want to call it the Clock with a House in its Walls though…..
This was a re-watch on the arrival of the DVD. My original review is here; laughed like a drain second time around, but with a better appreciation of the various cameos. So much fun.