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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Doctor Strange

Hey, guys!
We’re already getting close to the end of the MCU review marathon. However, before Endgame, Marvel has a new superhero to introduce. Let’s meet Dr. Strange…

The Plot:

The vain neurosurgeon Stephen Strange’s life is in pieces. Following a car accident, he suffers from severe injuries in his hands, leaving him unable to operate. Strange is not the kind of man who gives up easily. Grasping at each straw he finds himself in Kathmandu talking to the Ancient One about astral planes and other dimensions…

The Rating:

Benedict Cumberbatch is an amazing actor and I enjoyed his performance as Sherlock thoroughly. Naturally, I was quite excited about this film.

The beginning actually had me intrigued. The accident, his characters struggle, I had hopes up for where this might be going.
However, once he started the whole thing in Kathmandu, the film lost me. The story just wasn’t that gripping anymore and I really couldn’t be bothered to care.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

Hello, my darling leaders!
Welcome to my review on Spider-Man: Homecoming. This film marks the proper introduction of another new player in the MCU after giving him a quick appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Let’s check it out!

The Plot:

Peter Parker struggles to balance his regular life as a teenager and his responsibilities as a superhero. All he wants to do is be good and impress Mr. Stark. However, some of the problems Peter takes on may be too much for him to handle…

The Rating:

There’s an abundance of Spider-Man movies out there. I only saw two of them, I think. So, I wasn’t sure whether we need another film about the spider dude. However, after Tom Holland’s initial appearance in the third Captain America movie, I was intrigued.

First of all, Spider-Man: Homecoming lives to 100% off of little gold nugget Tom Holland’s performance. After seeing numerous interviews with him, he did to a certain extent play himself, which is definitely one of the reasons the film was good. I honestly hadn’t expected to like the film all that much, but Holland managed to convince me.

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