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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    (NOTE: This review may contain some spoilers. While I'll try to be as cryptic as I can, it's almost impossible to review this film without giving a few things away)

    It has now come to this. As Doctor Strange had said, "We're in the endgame now." After the shocking ending of Avengers: Infinity War, which left many superheroes fading into dust literally at the snap of a finger, there were going to be many repercussions in it's follow-up Endgame. While…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★½

    (NOTE: First, let's address the elephant in the room. This film has come under a lot of fire over Brie Larson's stance about critics who are white males. I am not for that and her words were very disrespectful in disparaging an entire gender because of the color of their skin. That said, I don't care what she says and I'm going to have my say on this film. I'm not going to let the thoughts of one person amongst…

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★★½

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #20

    Out of all the films in the MCU universe, the first Ant-Man film was the one with the most troubled production. While it was initially being written and directed by cult favorite director Edgar Wright, creative differences led to him leaving the project. While Ant-Man was far from a disaster and at least mildly entertaining, it felt like a movie that was torn between two different viewpoints. There were elements of Wright's vision in the film,…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★★

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #19

    After ten years of films with numerous different characters, we come to Infinity War. This was the film where everything would change for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ever since his appearance at the end of the first Avengers film, we knew that Thanos would become the ultimate threat to the Avengers. However, instead of immediately entering the picture, he was only shown through a few cameo appearances during those six years. It's not until now that…

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★½

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #18

    Most of the time, a new character in the superhero genre is usually introduced in their own film. Black Panther is an exception. Having been introduced in Captain America: Civil War, we got our first look at the Wakanda prince. Being played by Chadwick Boseman, his performance gave us a very good addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Having only a supporting role in Civil War, this time he takes center stage.

    While a lot of…

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★½

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #17

    With Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel goes for a much more light-hearted tone. In an attempt to replicate the levity of films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool, director Taika Waititi goes for the comedic approach. While this makes it one of the more entertaining films in the MCU franchise, it's more like one of those films that will keep you entertained for a couple hours, but doesn't do anything game-changing. It's certainly better than The Dark…

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★½

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #16

    Spider-Man: Homecoming represents the third time that the character has been rebooted. The first Spider-Man was released back in 2002. While some aspects of it have shown its age, Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire's take on the character was very important to the superhero genre. Spider-Man's enormous success opened the flood gates for many other Marvel characters getting to the big screen. If anything, Marvel movies are where they are now because of it. Spider-Man 2…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★½

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #15

    When the first Guardians of the Galaxy came to theaters, Marvel was taking a big risk. Being one of Marvel's less known characters, they weren't big names like most of their other superheroes. But thanks to a great marketing campaign, it was a very pleasant surprise. Using a mix of sci-fi fantasy action and comedy along with characters who played off of each other really well, Guardians of the Galaxy was a huge hit. It also…

  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange

    ★★★★

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #14

    Like with Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange isn't your typical superhero movie. Beyond having the standard origin story, it is fairly unique compared to most films in the genre. Instead of iron suits, serums that give super strength and turning into a giant green monster, Doctor Strange gets more into the mystical as we see a character who is the Sorcerer Supreme that protects the Earth from more magical threats.

    Doctor Strange has been around…

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★★½

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #13

    Starting off Phase 3 of The Avengers, we get into the conflict known as the Civil War. While The Avengers have been shown to have had a few problems amongst themselves from time to time, they still manage to deal with their differences and work together. However, this film sees them coming into a dispute where two different sides fight each other. Despite having Captain America in the title, Civil War feels more like an Avengers…

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man

    ★★★

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #12

    At the end of Phase 2, we are introduced to a new hero: Ant-Man. This character is considered one of Marvel's more obscure products. While most people remember characters like Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four, Ant-Man was more or less about as familiar as Guardians of the Galaxy was before the movie hit theaters. And like them, Marvel sought to bring the character recognition through the big screen.

    When I first heard of the…

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ★★★½

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #11

    After building on four years of hype and five films, the first Avengers was the first time we had seen a group of superheroes get together for one big team-up. It broke numerous records at the box office and it still remains to this day one of the most entertaining popcorn blockbusters ever made thanks to its spectacle and the wonderful cast. After four standalone films, Age of Ultron sees our heroes battle a new threat.…