Captain Marvel (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Captain Marvel (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Written by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Geneva Robertson-Dworet

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

Runtime: 128 min

The story follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

As a fair and impartial film critic, I need to state this: I don’t care about the controversy surrounding Brie Larson or the agendas this movie is trying to push or not. I’m not part of any hate group or factions that hate those hate groups. I just want to watch a good origin superhero film, that introduces me to a new character that I’m supposed to care about and root for. Read my review, sure, but make up your own mind. Go see the movie and be honest. Since that’s out of the way, let’s keep going …

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: David Yates

Written by: J.K. Rowling

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoë Kravitz

Runtime: 134 min

At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his real agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt, who's unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

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