I get easily obsessed. Though I have not posted in a long time, I have not given up on my crazy, media mania, quirks. A recent example of this is that I have watched the same film every day this week. Yes, I am that level of media crazed. While viewing films over and over again, something that often crosses my mind is “they have to sometimes get hurt doing this crazy shit.” On a whim I looked up instances of actors getting hurt during filming. I have compiled a few times the show really did have to go on.
1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Fire caused several serious injuries on the set of the classic film “The Wizard of Oz.” The actress who played the Wicked Witch of the West, Margaret Hamilton, and her stunt double were both seriously burned on set. In a scene where the Wicked Witch of the West was skywriting with her pyrotechnic broom, Margaret Hamilton’s stunt double badly burned her legs, landing her in the hospital for several weeks. Hamilton herself had over a months stay in the hospital after being burned on the hands and face after flames were triggered to soon. Continue reading 10 Times Actors Have Been Seriously Injured on Set
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In keeping up with what I have done with this blog thus far, I went to see a movie last night because I am a movie addict and see too many. So I decided to review the film on here for the benefit of anyone who cares to read it. Last night I went to see Thor: The Dark World.
Random Thought Moment: Has anyone noticed that high action movies recently are very focused around darkness? There is this one, Thor the Dark World, when just a few months ago there was Star Trek Into Darkness. We as a society must be serious scaredy cats about the dark!
Now, before I get into the review of the actual movie itself I have somewhat of a disclaimer because it will color all of my opinions. This film is another Marvel action movie. It is high action with little substance. If you are looking for deep and meaningful then this is not the movie for you. So if you do not like these action hero movies then you won’t like this one either because it follows the same formula as the Iron Man’s, Avengers and Captain America films. Alright, with that said, here we go-
The universe is in danger of annihilation again… how does this keep happening? Thor has to save everyone, including his girlfriend, and needs his imprisoned brother, Loki’s, help to do so. Mayhem ensues and against all odds and extreme opposition, Thor saves the day. Whew! I did not see that coming, I was pretty sure that THIS time… the super hero would fail. Oh well.
Even though the above description is very sarcastic, I quite enjoyed the movie. It accomplishes its purpose to entertain its viewers. This second Thor film is quite funny, far more so than the first Thor. The mischievous younger brother Loki is an extremely likeable and funny “baddie.” Loki is easily the most fun, and my favorite, character in the movie. Plus later on in the film, the audience is beguiled with a butt naked Stellan Skarsgard (bootstrap Bill Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean).
Overall the movie is fun, fast paced, full of action and has several good twists to keep it interesting. If you like action films I would definitely recommend this movie. Side Note- as most people know, these action films have scenes after the credits but this film has two! One of the post film scenes happens part way through the credits, the other happens after all the credits have rolled. Stay for both!! Most people in my theater left after the first one, don’t be deceived.
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