Not my favourite MCU film or Spider-Man film but a very decent upgrade on Homecoming. Mysterio is a fantastic character and is well portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal.
Spider-Man is pushed to his limits once again and does great at redeeming mistakes that he causes. Although the film had great action pieces, the first half of the film was a bore fest with only some of it needed.
One action piece in particular was really special and I wanted more. The CGI was a significant upgrade on Homecoming but the lighting & cinematography was a letdown with no specific identity, something which nearly all MCU films fall victim to.
Overall an okay film which some great mid/post credit scenes 7.7/10.
The end of a long and painful series of average films comes to a close. X-Men: Dark Phoenix is the last film before the inevitable reboot into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The plot is similar to the previous film X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) with Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) fighting with her newfound powers.
The highlight of the film was definitely the cinematic action pieces and music score to accompany it. The use of the camera and slow motion is the best in the whole franchise. Even though it was great action pieces the story development and progression was awful.
The characters had no real motives while the villain was practically useless. The final confrontation felt rushed which left me wondering were the rest of it was.
Overall the franchise goes out with a whimper. I wouldn’t recommend watching it 👎🏻 4.5/10.
Avengers: Endgame review.
Where do I even begin? The culmination of 11 years and 21 films later and the Endgame is upon us. I went into this film with a faint idea of what to expect but I was very surprised in the direction the film went. Tonally a very different film from Infinity War with surprising character arcs that I would’ve never thought of.
A unique story with absolutely mind blowing fight scenes which are built upon deep emotional character beats make for one of the best films around. A perfectly paced film that ensures the three hour runtime feels like 30 minutes.
This is a film you do not want to get spoiled at all. A truly defining moment of the MCU and a fantastic send off to some characters.
I’d strongly recommend watching this without getting spoiled! 10/10