(Movie Review) Spider-Man: Far From Home // Spoiler-Free

 Based on Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Directed by Jon Watts

Written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers

Produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal

Starring: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Genre: Action

Synopsis: Parker is recruited by Nick Fury and Mysterio to face the Elementals while he is on a school trip to Europe.

Review

Not what I expected. I didn’t expect it to start as it did.

I enjoyed watching Peter Parker as a student, going on trips and juggling his crazy life. Now that is one thing I would like to see more of. His relationship with Mary Jane is simply different from the other versions/remakes. I love watching Peter’s stress building up from multitasking two things at once. Yes, I know I’m cruel but I live for that. Seeing the characters struggling is far more interesting and entertaining. We can get another sense of his student life as well as being Spider-Man. I need more of that. I also love that the movie portrays the awkwardness in teenagers which is rarely shown in shows.
 
I am glad that there are bits here and there of students noticing that their classmate is missing. And thank God that they didn’t act as though Peter Parker doesn’t exist as in most superhero movies tend to do. I love it that we as the viewers don’t have to go through another cycle of someone guessing who’s under the mask. To avoid spoilers, I can’t say more about this. It’s a  superhero cliche. It’s tiring and that needs to change but thank goodness it did in this movie. Nobody is that dumb after all. Well, that concludes my review.
 
I rate this 9/10.
 
I am looking forward to the third movie. THAT ENDING had me stoked, and I cannot wait for the next one!!!

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(Movie Review) AVENGERS: ENDGAME // Spoiler-Free

Based on the comic, The Avengers by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

Directed by Anthony and Joe RussoAVENGERS: ENDGAME SPOILER-FREE REVIEW

Screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Produced by Kevin Feige

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, and Josh Brolin.

Synopsis: it picked up where it left off in Infinity War

Review

Wow, I have a lot of mixed feelings about this movie. I am going to come out and say it, this finale was too hyped. I get it why it’s hype though; to end the saga, of course! But was it worth the hype it was getting? Half yes, and half no. The movie was any superhero movie. It had action scenes, torn relationships, good friendships, and tragedies. But the storyline was boring, only until the ending was near where they found a way out, and settle this once and for all — it became better.

I like that the main characters were well-developed enough that it was easy to care about them while watching them suffer on screen. But I couldn’t connect with the new members of the Avengers.

With that being said, the movie was still pretty entertaining to watch. Seeing Peter Parker’s and Tony Stark’s relationship grow as an apprentice and mentor touched my heart. We get to see that Iron Man has a heart made up of not only steel but love too. It was cool and far more interesting to watch them fight alongside their allies.

Some of the questions were explained in the movie. But I didn’t get this one because of spoilers, not gonna say it. I still prefer Infinity War to Endgame. It had a good start at the beginning, everything was well built up, but things went downhill in the follow-up movie when the solution is brought up. The plan was the simplest solution. I feel like they were taking the easy way out. I just wished the writers came up with something other than that.

Also, I felt like Thanos wasn’t at all a villain. Yes, he made humans suffer and almost destroyed their planet. But he wasn’t that developed as the other characters were which was disappointing. It felt like something about him was missing. I thought Captain Marvel and he will have an EPIC battle, considering their powers were quite similar. But nope, I didn’t get any of that. I needed more action scenes with her in it if not why would they make a movie all about her. 

Despite everything, it was a good movie but not the best. It was enjoyable but draggy for most parts especially the beginning leading up to the middle. I rate Endgame, 6/10

That concludes my review.

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(Movie Review) Captain Marvel // Spoiler-Free

Written and Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet

Produced by Kevin Feige

Music by Pinar Toprak

Cinematography by Ben Davis

Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Language: English

Synopsis: Set in 1995, the story follows Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien civilizations.

Review

I am loving this alien-themed story. I find aliens associating with human-kind-of-movies fascinating. I always wonder how do “aliens” see us when in actual truth we are the aliens to them.
 
The story line was captivating. A science fiction mixed with secret agents, aliens, and superheroes. Best combination ever. It sort of reminds me of Men in Black. I like the world building. Even though it was a few seconds to get to know the setting, it was still relevant to the story. 
 
The action scenes are fast which I like. I like the theme ‘aliens and humans’ become friends in the end. I love how Captain Marvel takes charge of her own destiny. I love the twist at the last scene. I didn’t see that one coming. I AM curious to see what kind of role she will play in Avengers: Endgame.
 
I rate this 8/10
 

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