Black Widow

Hello, hello!
I was so excited when this movie finally hit the theatres! I had been waiting for it to come out for so long, I didn’t even care whether it’s any good, I just wanted to see it. So, naturally I went to the cinema on the first day they had, but it took me a little while to finally write the review. 😅 Well, here we finally are!

The Plot (as found on RT):

Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

The Rating:

Okay, so I have mixed feelings on this one. Let’s begin with what I enjoyed!
To a degree, this film is self-aware. It’s a superhero action flick in a long line of superhero action flicks and often takes little jabs at that. For example Yelena makes fun of Black Widows ‘posing’ which is definitely a thing. Red Guardian as a whole is a bit of a joke on the genre. What he says, how he behaves (his Karl Marx knuckle tattoos). And it’s great! The film is serious and quite dark at times but these tiny funny moments work far better than they have any right to.

The soundtrack is also amazing. Pretty much at the beginning we get an impressive cover version of Smells Like Teen Spirit – and believe me, I am extremely judgy when it comes to Nirvana but this was really good! The soundtrack is just an amalgam of interesting tracks!

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

My darling readers!
You may have noticed that I’m a little excited about the whole MCU thing. The latest Spider-Man film came out while I was traveling, so I had to wait until I was in an English-speaking country to finally catch it at the cinema!
Anyways, it was worth waiting for!

The Plot:

Barely recovering from the loss of Tony Stark, Peter is grasping at a straw of happiness that presents itself on a school trip to Europe.
Unfortunately, superheroes don’t get holidays…

The Rating:

Those who read my previous reviews know that I am rather infatuated with Tom Holland as Spider-Man. He is by far my favorite actor in this role and I think that he depicts Peter Parker the way he was supposed to be.
So, of course, I was excited that we’d get a new Spidey film so soon after Endgame.

At the same time, I was a bit concerned about whether it could live up to all the hype and how it would deal with such a huge legacy.
Well, Tom Holland didn’t disappoint!

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Avengers: Endgame

Hello, my darling readers!
After a movie marathon where I quickly got up to date with the entire Marvel Universe, I finally went to see Endgame!
While I usually keep my reviews spoiler free, it won’t be the case here. I’ve got too many emotions regarding this film!
This will be a long post, but also did a video version of my review, so if you want to check that out instead, it’s at the bottom of the post.

The Plot:

After the events of Avengers: Infinity War, the remaining heroes try to come to terms with what happened. While some of them reluctantly settle into their new life, not all of them are ready to give up. So, the fight continues…

The Rating:

First of all, let me begin this by saying “Fuck you, Steve Rogers”, for two reasons. Why on earth did he have to shave his beard first thing in the movie? He looked infinitely better with it! But more importantly: what kind of end was that? I’m really pissed at Steve for just dumping Bucky like that and staying in the past with Peggy. Not only is not fair concerning Bucky, but there are also two things about this that don’t make any sense at all. In the video at the museum back we saw back in the Winter Soldier movie (if I remember correctly) that she was married. So what happened to the guy when Steve just came back? Also, I thought the super soldier serum meant he doesn’t age? So why was he old and frail at the end of the film?
And how dare he not giving his shield to Bucky?!

Don’t get me wrong, I still like Captain America, but I just have a few issues with him in this film. One more thing: I love that fact that Steve was worthy to pick up Thor’s hammer, but I was somewhat irritated that he knew how to work it so well. It’s a weapon he’s never practiced with before, it’s completely unlike everything else. Yet he wields it expertly. Sorry, but that’s just not realistic!

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Ant-Man and the Wasp

Hello, hello!
It’s sequel time again! Two weeks ago I shared my thoughts on Ant-Man. But guess what? One movie is never enough for Marvel, so here we go with Ant-Man and The Wasp!

The Plot:

Scott Lang is still adjusting to being both a superhero and a father. He’s trying to be a good guy when Hank and Hope kidnap him.
Hope’s mother might still be alive – just stuck in the quantum realm…

The Rating:

Second solo movies have so far not been too impressive.
Although Ant-Man and the Wasp has some funny moments I am ultimately not thrilled.

As before, this film 100% lives off Paul Rudd. He does a great job and perfectly embodies the characters. However, I am not thrilled by the other characters (maybe except for Luis, he’s adorable). Even the Wasp, played by Evangeline Lilly was a miss for me. I appreciate the fact that another bad-ass female character was introduced, but I just can’t be bothered to care for her.
At least they changed her hair back to something normal. The style from the first movie was beyond hideous.

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Avengers: Infinity War

Hey guys!
We’ve made it to the last Avengers movie before Endgame. So, let’s take a closer look at the film that set the stage for the culmination the MCU franchise!

The Plot:

The Avengers have to fight like never before not only to save our world but the entire universe. Thanos is gathering the Infinity Stones, will they be able to stop him?

The Rating:

This one certainly was epic.

Thanos is such an interesting take on the antagonist. Even he is complex and although his methods are questionable, his motives are not evil. You can’t help but sympathize with him a little be despite hating him.

As he is gathering the Infinity Stones, the story is all over the place, drawing in just about everybody we ever met in an MCU film. The separate plotlines are well written and how they come together smoothly.

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Thor: Ragnarok

Hey guys!
The end is already in sight. Only two more films to watch after this before we can tackle Avengers: Endgame. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Today we talk about Ragnarok, the final Thor solo movie (so far)!

The Plot:

Siblings can be such a pain in the ass! Thor already has his hands full with Loki when another “blast from the past” enters the picture…

The Rating:

After the second Thor movie was a bit of a miss for me, I dialed my hopes for Ragnarok down. Turns out, the film was actually a pleasant surprise!

Thor Ragnarok is one of the funniest MCU films so far. The humor is absolutely great and many of the introduced characters are hilarious (e.g. Jeff Goldblum’s character.
The banter between Thor and Loki is off the humor charts. You might remember the “We need help” scenes, which had me in tears from laughing too hard.

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