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Poor Visuals, Grammar Gaffes Mar Bruce Bennett’s “Thor”

In response to Bruce Bennett’s 400‑word review of Thor: The Dark World on Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

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Bruce Bennett, sole critic and curator of, is a guy you want to root for. He’s giving this whole critic thing the ole college try and he’s succeeding in some areas, but a few pesky problems are holding his work back from being drafted into the pros.

“Thor: The Dark World” is a fitting example. It’s pleasantly comforting in tone and the critiques, while not quite earth shattering, are salient enough to warrant a read. Bennett knows enough technique to understand how to properly approach a review, methodically picking apart the acting, the pacing, and, in this case, the visuals with equal attention.

Sadly, all this effort is wasted by an inattention to detail. There are grammar issues galore and the rules of punctuation get butchered on more than one occasion. The prose, while solid in places, is less than spectacular in others.

Visually, there’s little to engage readers. It’s not as vomit inducing as some other movie sites out there, but it screams stock template from Websites R Us. The text is distracting as well; the lack of space between the paragraphs leaves readers with an intimidating mountain of copy to sort through.

If Bennett can get a handle on a couple of these problems, he’ll be a promising talent in the business.    

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