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  • The Blues Brothers

    ★★½

  • Kick-Ass

    ★★★★½

  • To Love a Maori

    ½

  • Patu!

    ★★★★★

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  • The Blues Brothers

    The Blues Brothers

    ★★½

    Other than the expertly choreographed musical numbers and the jaw-droppingly spectacular car crashes, I don't really know what makes The Blues Brothers so iconic and more than just a stretched-to-within-an-inch-of-its life SNL skit. A bevy of musical cameos, Carrie Fisher owning every weapon imaginable and being sent "on a mission from God" isn't enough to propel it along without it becoming tiresome quickly.

    1980 ranked

  • Kick-Ass

    Kick-Ass

    ★★★★½

    "He's good at getting his ass KICKED."

    An homage to Richard Donner's Superman, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man and the general absurdity of superheroes in general, Kick-Ass is a hilarious, brutal and 'real' send up of superhero origin stories and shows us in no uncertain terms that if you or I dress in a wetsuit and embark on a life of fighting crime, we're probably going to get stabbed.

    While the stupidity of the concept is hilarious itself, most of the humour…

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  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    It's such a shame that Spider-Man has become one giant walking meme because it is a solid superhero adventure from a time when solid superhero adventures still didn't really exist.

    Much like Bryan Singer's X-Men, this film could be blamed for starting the glut of superhero films that we are (un)fortunate to have these days, but it's also a product of its time in the sense that it did a lot of the heavy lifting for the genre in establishing…

  • Thor

    Thor

    If nothing else, I think the humour of Thor is really underrated amongst the plague that exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: quipping. The humour in this, which is helped out a lot by Thor's fish-out-of water predicament, is really subtle and understated. For example, Thor smashing a mug and shouting "ANOTHER!" is hilarious because he knows this to be a sign of respect and gratefulness for sampling the wonders of the universe, but we Earth people don't like noise and outsiders.

    2011 ranked
    Marvel Cinematic Universe ranked
    Kenneth Branagh ranked