Now that ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has had a good, albeit successful run in theaters for a few weeks, and the spoiler ban has been lifted, I have felt the need to go into detail about ‘Avengers: Endgame’. Being that this review is filled with spoilers, those who still have yet to see this epic conclusion to Marvel’s ‘Infinity Saga’ should turn back and come here afterward; otherwise, you can keep going.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has come to this; eleven years and twenty-one films have led to a conclusion of epic proportions! Though, it takes a while to get to where it needs to be, due to its three-hour runtime. As much as I would love to talk about ‘Avengers: Endgame’, I feel by doing so would ruin a movie this huge and massive, it has to be seen to be believed. Nothing can prepare you for what is to follow, and how it all ends.
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As of late, Marvel Studios’ newest installment ‘Captain Marvel’ has been the subject of political discussion and controversy. Most of the haters who do not tolerate what star Brie Larson had to say (if she said it) took to Rotten Tomatoes to bash the film, mere weeks before it came out. Yet, it has not stopped the film from being a cultural and financial phenomenon, becoming one of the highest-grossing female-led movies of all time; grossing close to $400 million worldwide, and showing no signs of stopping.
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Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Jack Reynor, Cillian Murphy, and Armie Hammer get into more trouble than it’s worth in Ben Wheatley’s action-comedy ‘Free Fire’. Through its first act, ‘Free Fire’ feels like a climax heavy rip-off of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’, with an equal (yet maybe more or less) amount of F-bombs, more bloody violence, and no back story to compare it to. Most of it even feels like an extended short film; for that, I will praise ‘Free Fire’. As much as I feel this is ripping off one of my favorite movies of the 90’s (and possibly one of the best Tarantino films of all time), I found ‘Free Fire’ to be quite original and bold.
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The visual effects on Kong may be more of a human look than Peter Jackson’s giant roaring gorilla in the 2005 remake of the original ‘King Kong’ films that have come before it, but holy moly, is the angry giant more amazing than ever! Watching Kong fight these monsters on the famous fictional Skull Island is one that is more reminiscent of Gareth Edwards’ ‘Godzilla’ and is of pure, amazing, albeit ridiculous action.
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