Avengers: Infinity War left me (and probably everyone else who saw it) flabbergasted, while breaking a ton of box office records along the way. But now I've had time to process it, here are my spoiler-filled thoughts on it.
If there's anything that can get me out of my writing slump (for now), it's Avengers: Infinity War -- the culmination of all we've been waiting for since we first saw Thanos six years ago -- which I just watched today. Took leave to catch the very first show (which was pretty packed, despite the early hour!) And can I say: WHOA.
Continuing on from my review in the previous post, here are the fun stuff I noticed in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and more of my reactions to the plot.
Spidey has finally come home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I know we've already seen him in Captain America: Civil War, but with so many characters in that movie, his appearance was more of a side note than anything. But now, we have a movie which focuses on him and his teenage problems while being part of the superhero universe he belongs to, and interacting with his older superhero siblings. We've never seen a Spider-Man movie that does the latter before, because Sony has always hoarded the rights to Spider-Man... until now.
Captain America: Civil War is heartbreaking. It's a much more sombre film than any in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before, walloping you in the stomach with emotional punches. But it is also one of the best Marvel films to date -- second-best, in my opinion.
Before I start on this review proper, buckle up for a not-so-brief history of how Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (from now on referred to as BVS) came to be. It'll help you understand why BVS rubbed me wrongly from the get-go, and why I went into it with derisive feelings. My friend accused me of being biased against the film, and so even if it was good, I wouldn't say so, but that's not true. *If* it was good, I would admit it -- in tones of absolute surprise, yes, but I would.
Here's how the Marvel Phase One & Two limited edition box sets look like. Marvel hasn't released Phase Three's. Here's hoping it'll be out soon!
Half the world -- excluding North America and a few other unlucky foreign markets who only get it after May 1 -- went to watch Avengers: Age of Ultron over the past weekend. If you are the unicorn who intends to but hasn't yet: GO WATCH IT NOW. Because here there be (minor) spoilers, unless you don't mind reading them.
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