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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Iron Man 3

Hello, fellow MCU enthusiasts!
Today, we’ll talk about Iron Man 3, which is set after the first Avengers movie. It also marks the final solo film for Tony Stark, so let’s get down to it!

The Plot:

Still dealing with the aftermath of the events in The Avengers, Tony Stark soon finds himself in the middle of another predicament. Terrorist Mandarin is responsible for a series of bombings. In one of those Happy Hogan was badly injured, prompting Tony to challenge the terrorist…

The Rating:

While I wasn’t too thrilled by Iron Man 2, the third movie did a better job of impressing me.

First of all, I enjoyed the film because it makes Tony Stark more human. After his close brush with death in the first Avengers movie, he is suffering from PTSD, dealing with panic and anxiety attacks. It’s amazing that even though he is a superhero, the filmmakers decided to not make him, to show he has flaws, problems, and struggles to.

Iron Man 3 may not be as good as the first film, but I like the story and thought it well-crafted. It comes with a few nice twists and turns (some of them more foreseeable than others).

There are a couple of things that really stood out for me this time. First of all, I liked that Stark teamed up with Harley, a 10-year-old boy. Some people called it the typical 90’s action movie sidekick but for me, that’s not a bad thing. I enjoyed films like Last Action Hero, and the execution in Iron Man 3 was neatly done. So why not give him an adorable little side-kick to banter with?

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Iron Man 2

Welcome, my lovely readers!
I did a review on Iron Man yesterday, so let’s continue with Tony Stark journey and take a closer look at Iron Man 2!

The Plot:

Now even more famous than he was before, Tony Stark aka Iron Man has a new volley of problems to deal with. From his deteriorating health to a Russian nutjob who has issues with Stark’s dead father, Tony is in over his head…

The Rating:

Well, let’s make this short.
I’m not as in love with Iron Man 2 as I was with the first film. Tony is still amazing and his banter with Pepper is the stuff I came here for. I also love his (sort of) rivalry with Justin Hammer.

However, Micky Rourke (aka the Russian nutjob) was too much for me. So, I just decided to ignore the main story arc and focus on soundtrack and humor instead.

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Iron Man

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another MCU review. Today I want to talk about Iron Man, which was the kick-off for all the other Marvel movies out there. Let’s get cracking!

The Plot:

Tony Stark, your typical rich playboy, faces a life-altering experience: he is abducted by terrorists. In order to escape, he builds what would later become known as his Iron Man suit…

The Rating:

I have no idea why it took me so long to finally give this film a shot.
To be honest, there’s nothing about this film I don’t like.
First of all, it has one of my favorite soundtracks: ACDC, Black Sabbath, Audioslave… What else could a girl want?

Of course, the biggest strength Iron Man has to offer is Robert Downey Jr. His performance is absolutely divine (and I think that he is to some extent playing himself). I’m so glad he took on the role as nobody else ever would have been able to make the character come to life like this.

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Movie Mania: Chaplin

Hey guys!
Today I have a very special movie for you. Charlie Chaplin was one of the biggest names during the golden age of film-making. Even now, 40 years after he passed away, his genius still enchants the masses. In 1992 Robert Downey Jr. took on the larger than life job of playing him in this bio-comedy-drama.

 

The Plot:
An elderly Charlie Chaplin tells his biographer about his very eventful life. We get to follow him making his first on-stage performance at 5, we marvel at his successes in Hollywood, we weep about the way he got treated.

 

The Rating:
First of all, I want to state that Robert Downey Jr. really did a marvellous job. It’s not an easy task to portray someone this famous but he delivered and authentic performance. Continue reading