Movie – Guardians of the Galaxy: A+

guardians of the galaxyA+
I’ve always convinced myself I was a fan of Marvel’s cosmic series, but to be honest, I would classify very few as “good”. But now, finally, I am rewarded for my vigilant fandom. Guardians of the Galaxy threw more cosmic comic references than I could’ve dreamed, and topped it with nostalgia for things non-comic-bookers love too, most notably the music. But even the space adventure structure felt warmly familiar. The humor exceeded expectations (which were already high) and the action flowed gorgeously. And for a movie overflowing with characters, each was granted enough time to find a purpose.

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Movie – Wreck-it Ralph: A

wreck it ralphA
This movie had a plan and stuck to it perfectly. First, it hooked me with its promise of nostalgia. Then, it weaved in a plot that had nothing to do with that nostalgia, but was engaging nonetheless. There were several hilarious moments and one liners, especially from Jane Lynch. The plot “twist” was obvious but the pacing of the film still prevented me from anticipating it.