Thursday Movie Picks is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. Participants have to pick three movies that are in line for the week's theme and share their choices and thoughts about it. Seeing that the new Avengers movie opens this week, it's quite fitting that this week we talk about superhero movies. While the superhero genre has been consistent since then, it peaked when Marvel released Iron Man and people were impressed so thus began the stream of movies. This boom has made an impact on movie sales that even a fresh franchise (Spider-man) got its reboot before the movies reached a decade. We're even getting prequels for superhero movies! With a ton of these slated for the next couple of years, I wonder if the audience is starting to have superhero fatigue or we just can't get enough of them? Cutting this short, here are my picks this week:
One movie that I was surprised I’d love was Chronicle. I wasn’t a fan of the found-footage format so the movie initially turned me off. Until I watched it. Then I loved it. It’s about three teenagers who acquire superpowers when they stumble into something unknown. However, one of those teens start to use his powers for revenge.
Besides Iron Man, Thor is my favorite stand-alone Marvel movie. The whole movie does seem to happen in a span of three days and you know the cliche rom-com trope that was going to happen between Thor and Jane, but you just get sucked in Thor’s action/personal drama and that’s that. This movie formally introduces us to Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, the latter bringing his character to be an iconic villain.
One of my favorite Pixar movies is The Incredibles, a superhero movie involving a whole family! This was a sequel worthy movie, so I’m very happy that it is finally in development. This was a fun movie, with an array of interesting characters and it helped the family develop their relationship with each other.