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Movie Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

Posted by Stephen Solomon on Sunday, July 24, 2011, In : Movie Reviews 
Captain America: The First Avenger

After years of waiting, the star-spangled war hero finally got his own big-screen epic. Without a doubt, the usage of the word "epic" to describe this film is being extremely generous. I would love to be able to wholeheartedly call this film an "epic", but terms such as: fatuous, dull, bland and goofy are what honestly describe the movie.

Let's start with the films positive attributes. The cast was solid. Chris Evans as Captain America was not a complete disa...

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Movie Review: X-Men: First Class

Posted by Stephen Solomon on Friday, June 17, 2011, In : Movie Reviews 
X-Men: First Class

It should be said right at the beginning that this is a comic book movie that should be viewed and appreciated at face value, and not compared to any other X-Men movie or X-Men comics. All of the characters are very different than they are in the original comic lore. Essentially what the movie creators did was take the basic character elements (powers and basic persona), and started from scratch on everything else. The only character that was somewhat true to the established...
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