Avengers: Endgame (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Avengers: Endgame (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Written by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

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

Runtime: 181 min

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos (Josh Brolin) that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.

One of my Most Anticipated Movies of the year (decade, century, and even of all-time) and part of one of the most successful sagas ever created: Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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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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Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Written by: Gabriel Ferrari, Andrew Barrer, Erik Sommers

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip "T.I." Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas

Runtime: 118 min

In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil WarScott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission.

Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

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Ant-Man (2015) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Ant-Man (2015) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Written by: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Tip "TI" Harris, Wood Harris, Jordi Molla, Michael Douglas

Runtime: 115 min

Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) brings Ant-Manto the big screen for the first time, to end Phase Two. Armed with the extraordinary ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his sensational Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.

Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo

Written by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Pom Klementieff, Sebastian Stan, Zoe Saldana, Tom Hiddleston, Chadwick Boseman, Idris Elba, Paul Bettany, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle

Runtime: 156 min

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time.

The Avengers and their superhero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos (Josh Brolin) before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

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Black Panther (2018) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Black Panther (2018) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

Written by: Joe Robert Cole, Ryan Coogler

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis

Runtime: 135 min

Black Panther is the last Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)  entry before the highly expected Avengers: Infinity War and it tells the story of T'Challa's (Chadwick Boseman) rise to become King of Wakanda.

Right after the events of Captain America: Civil WarBlack Panther returns to the isolated nation of Wakanda, but an old enemy reappears and the King's throne is put to the test. A conflict ensues and the fate of the whole world becomes in danger.

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Taika Waititi

Written by: Eric Pearson

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins

Runtime: 130 min

In the third film of the series, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself imprisoned on the other side of the universe and in the need to get back to Asgard, in order to prevent Ragnarok (the end of Asgard and its civilization) at the hands of Hela (Cate Blanchett), a new very powerful threat.

However, to return to his homeworld he has to fight through a gladiator-like battle in a gladiator-like pit against ... his old friend and fellow Avenger, the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)!

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