Wandavision centers on Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) as she deals with the grief of losing her loved one, Vision (Paul Bettany) and the trauma she faced throughout her life.Continue reading “Wandavision (Disney+)”
Hopefully 2021 things will start going back to normal, but it will be a slow process. Cinemas are still mostly closed around the world, so a lot of these movies will be seen at home. And as many of you know, a lot of 2020 movies were pushed back to 2021 and 2022, so some films that were on my Most Anticipated Movies of 2020 list will re-appear here.
First up, here’s some honorable mentions: Black Widow, Eternals, Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It, Blonde, Don’t Look Up, and EncantoContinue reading “Most Anticipated Movies of 2021”
Spider-Man: Far From Home takes place a couple of months after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) goes on a class trip to Europe where he plans to confess how he feels to MJ (Zendaya). However, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) recruits Spider-Man into helping defeats monsters named Elementals with the newcomer super-hero, Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).
Avengers: Endgame takes place during the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War. The leftover Avengers now must try to bring those who perished back but that begs the question to what cost?
Captain Marvel centers around Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) a Kree soldier who ends up on Earth to stop the villainous skrulls – a race of alien shapeshifters. She must work with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and an old friend named Maria (Lashana Lynch) to find out what her past is.
This film has a ton of controversy over it which isn’t rare for comic book movies, mainly from fanboys who aren’t a fan of Brie Larson or don’t want to see a female superhero on screen, but I think it’s safe to say to Captain Marvel beat the odds. It’s enjoyable, and while it may not be the best MCU film, I think it’s definitely worth checking out.
Season 2 of The Punisher finds Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) keeping a low profile until a troubled teen named Amy (Giorgia Whingham) gets hit-men after her and Frank reverts back to killing to protect her. Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) also finds himself recovering and doesn’t remember what he did and what happened to him, with Agent Madani (Amber Rose Revah) keeping a close eye on him.
Season two was a big disappointment for me, it was a big step down from the first season. These 13 episodes really need to be trimmed down by Netflix (though I doubt we’ll have anymore Marvel/Netflix shows). There is more action this season, but none of it wowed me.
Daredevil season 3 surrounds Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) as he recovers from his injuries from the end of The Defenders. He is struggling with his faith, when he finds out that Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onfrio) has been let out of prison and is again slowly rising to power.
This is the best season that Marvel and Netflix have produced. The action is great. There were some really great additions to the cast specifically Wilson Bethel as Agent Poindexter (aka Bullseye), Joanne Wallay as Sister Maggie, and Jay Ali as Agent Nadeem. The character work was great this season, specifically for our hero, Matt Murdock, who is in a really dark place this season. Everyone has their own story line and they all tie into the main story of bringing the Kingpin down.
Ant-Man and the Wasp takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War where Scott Lang aka Ant-Man has been on house arrest. Hope Van Dyne aka The Wasp and her father, Hank Pym, are trying to travel through the Quantum Realm in order to get Hope’s mother, Janet, back and they recruit Scott to help.
Ant-Man and the Wasp was an easy breezy good time. It filled with tons of humor and is a great palette cleanser from the darkness and gravity from Avengers: Infinity War. Paul Rudd once again is really great as Ant-Man, he brings a lot of laughs and some heart with the scenes involving his daughter. Evangeline Lilly though has more of the spotlight and deservedly so. As the Wasp, she is much more graceful and bad ass than Ant-Man, I’m interested to see her interact with the other Avengers in the future. Michael Douglas again is good and so is the rest of the supporting cast like Laurence Fishburne and the villain, Ghost, played by Hannah John-Kamen. Ghost isn’t very developed though so she doesn’t cut it as one of Marvel’s best villains which we got with Killmonger and Thanos recently.
Luke Cage is back with season 2. This time around Luke struggles with the fame of being Harlem’s hero, has some major anger issues, and tries to protect Harlem from the newest villain, Bushmaster, who is out to get one of last season’s villains, Mariah Dillard.
Let me start off by saying this – don’t watch all of this season. The start of this season was so boring and uninteresting, you should just skip the first half all together. Pacing has always been an issues with these shows because this, and arguably, all the Marvel/Netflix shows do not need to be 13 episodes. It shouldn’t take 8 episodes in for the show to hook me, that just wastes my time as a viewer and makes other viewers quit the show. It also made Luke unlikable especially at the beginning.
Deadpool is back! In the sequel, we find Wade Wilson fighting bad guys but unexpectedly he tries to save a young mutant who Cable, who is from the future, comes back in time to kill. Deadpool must assemble a team called the X-Force to help save this boy and to stop Cable from killing him.
The first Deadpool was groundbreaking because a comic book film never had an meta inappropriate comedic tone to it before. Deadpool 2 does bring the same tone but for me it didn’t work like it did the first time. As with all sequels, the film tries to up the stakes, add more characters, and blows up their budget and like I said before it didn’t always work. David Leitch is the director of Deadpool 2 (he did not direct the first Deadpool) and he is most known for the well choreographed action sequences in films – he directed John Wick and Atomic Blonde – so Deadpool 2 has many action sequences, and while they aren’t as flashy as they are in his other films, they took me out of the movie a bit because Deadpool isn’t about action, it’s about the humor.