Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Marvel

The sequel to the awesome first movie and it definitely did not disappoint πŸ˜€ ! We got to see the guardians once again and it was nice to see how they have bonded as a group and their development. The beginning was cool as it introduced the new story (and development for one character in particular) well and I loved the new characters. Ego (Kurt Russell) was a very interesting character and his role in the story (I shall try not to spoil πŸ˜› ) was really good. Adding more of Yondu (Michael Rooker) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) was also a very interesting mix πŸ™‚ . The songs are awesome again and it was nice to find out what was on Vol. 2 πŸ˜› . My favourite scene was the β€œMr. Blue Sky” beginning (for the Guardians at least :P) as that was funny and I also liked the β€œrealisation” moment. Again, I can’t say too much as I don’t want to spoil but I loved how we learn how β€œthe twist” affected Peter Quill’s parents πŸ™‚ . The fight scenes where also good especially the β€œPac-Man” one πŸ˜› . Baby Groot is also so adorable in this and the humour level is still pretty high throughout this film πŸ˜€ . There is also a really sad moment in this movie that is really shocking near the end. Though, it surprisingly did not make it depressive and felt fitting for the characters to continue in the Marvel Universe. The new alien races and the new worlds they introduced to this movie were also exceptional πŸ™‚ . I can’t say too much more as I think anyone who loves Marvel or the first movie will want (and should) see this sequel. I definitely recommend πŸ˜€ . Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

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You only get one chance to save the galaxy twice.

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange (2016)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Marvel

I was very excited to see the newest instalment from the Marvel Universe and was not disappointment by this movie πŸ˜€ . The story was very entertaining, enjoyable for all and the movie was paced well and had no dull sections. Benedict Cumberbatch was amazing as Doctor Steven Strange and created a fantastic character πŸ™‚ . I also loved the character of Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams) and the villain Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) who was pretty impressive. What I loved the most in this film was the CGI and graphics πŸ™‚ ! The way the film looked, the way the colours worked together and especially the way the buildings were β€œmoved” was pretty awesome πŸ˜€ ! The scenes were enticing and entertaining creating a type of uniqueness from the other Marvel movies. Personally, I loved Dr. Strange’s clock which was absolutely hilarious (and cool πŸ˜› ). When Doctor Strange is introduced to the Magic the psychedelic sequence is very different but works well making it a very unique scene. The action and humour is plentiful, the ending (how it is all resolved) worked extremely well.Β  I also liked how they travelled and I would advise you to wait for the scenes after the credits (if you don’t do it already πŸ˜› ). A brilliant Marvel Superhero movie that lives up to the hype πŸ™‚ . Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

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Open your mind. Change your reality.

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Marvel

This is the sequel that follows the great success of the first iron man movie back in 2008. I really enjoyed this film and thought it created a very successful sequel πŸ™‚ . Robert Downey Jr. was exceptional as Tony Stark / Iron Man and showed new depths to the character that we had not seen before πŸ˜€ . We got to see characters from the previous movie while getting to see new heroes such as War Machine (Don Cheadle) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) πŸ˜€ . The story itself was interesting and loved the danger it presented (the fighting, danger and personal life for Tony). I loved the battle between Rhodes and Stark (one of the best points) though I wasn’t a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow’s character (Pepper Potts). I got where she was coming from but she came across as annoying and mean maybe because I understood Tony more. Though I really like the ending of this movie and Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) was pretty awesome as a villain. Great sequel that I recommend as it hints to greater films to come πŸ™‚ Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!

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It’s not the armour that makes the hero, but the man inside.

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Marvel

I was so excited for this film and it does not disappoint πŸ˜€ . The narrative is compelling, interesting and I loved the villain Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) ! He was amazingly powerful and the scene where everyone notices him (with the nukes and Stan Lee’s cameo πŸ˜› ) was one of the best moments πŸ˜€ . I actually liked the character of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and loved the new cast who reminded me more of the original comics. I quite liked the nostalgic yet new versions of the original stories as it feels like they are trying to make this film more “correct”. Peter Maximoff /Quicksilver (Evan Peters) was awesome and probably the best thing in this movie with his dialogue and his Sweet Dreams scene (won’t spoil πŸ˜› ). The beginning scene in Egypt was my favourite as it set the feel of the film off well. I loved the entire cast though I felt so sorry for Magneto who was performed great by Michael Fassbender. This is a great film that is long but worth it. Though the film is not as good as days of future past was πŸ˜› . Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

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Only the strong will survive.

Thor 2: The Dark World

Thor 2: The Dark World (2013)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Marvel

This film is so much better than the first film and I know I gave the previous one full marks πŸ˜› . The storyline is more dramatic, enthralling, captivating and the acting has gotten better πŸ˜› . You see more depth in the characters like Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Odin (Anthony Hopkins) that previously had not been shown. Plus other side characters got a fair share of screen time like Frigga (Rene Russo) and Darcy (Kat Dennings). There are plenty of great action scenes and Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) threat is more “threatening” to the world making it more interesting πŸ™‚ . There are some shocking deaths (won’t say who) that are surprising, work well for plot and create some tender moments. The humour is on point again in this film and my favourite section has to be the “Captain America / Loki” thing πŸ˜› . Plus the CGI, overall set design of the other worlds was pretty good and it is set in London πŸ™‚ . I loved the ending scene as it is a shocker and you cannot wait to watch the next instalment. An amazing movie that is definitely worth a watch πŸ˜€ Enjoy πŸ™‚

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

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Long before the birth of light, there was darkness…

Thor

Thor (2011)

Genre: Marvel, Action, Adventure, Fantasy

This is a decent enough superhero movie that adds to the huge Marvel Universe. I truly liked this movie and was highly entertained πŸ™‚ . Β I know I have said before that some films feel like they throw you straight into the action but this one truly does. It throws you in, brings you back to the beginning then takes you back to the start before it continues. I liked this as it keep me very entertained, I liked how the situation built and the overall story was crafted well. Great cast in this film such as Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins πŸ˜€ . Β There are nice touches of humour in this film along with the dramatic battles and decent CGI πŸ˜› . My favourite funny moment has to be the “Xena, Jackie Chan and Robin Hood” quote πŸ˜› . The character of Jane Foster was a decent character type (than the typical superhero love interest), she was likable and the relationship was believable. Also my favourite part in this movie is Thor trying to get his Hammer back πŸ™‚ A great story for those who are a fan of Thor, a fan of the Marvel Universe and will need to see this film before Avengers Assemble πŸ™‚ Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

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The God of Thunder

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Genre: Marvel, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

This is an awesome movie that will excite any Marvel Fan or anyone looking for a decent film to watch πŸ˜› . You are thrown into the action / story straightaway and you stay captivated in the ever unfolding plot! What I loved about this movie was the connections to all the previous Marvel films making it great (nostalgic) to see other superheroes. The narrative (especially near the end battle) was shocking but awesome and I can’t wait to see how the Avengers will recover πŸ˜€ ! The two leading characters Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) were great plus I liked the character developments (they had flaws πŸ˜› ). The battle between the two sides was climatic, action paced and really entertaining πŸ™‚ . There are plenty of funny moments in this film along with the dramatic plots mostly from the side characters like Ant Man or Bucky Vs Falcon πŸ˜› . Each of the other superheroes like Ant Man or Spiderman where given a good amount of screen time and felt like they belonged in this film (didn’t feel out of place). Yes the film is really long and maybe the “true villain” may not be as strong as previous ones but it works well πŸ™‚ . A highly enjoyable film that is amazing πŸ˜€ Enjoy πŸ˜€ !

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

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Whose side are you on?

Avengers Assemble

Avengers Assemble (2012)

Genre: Marvel, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

This was the first of the Avenger films where all our favourite (and popular) superheroes got together! It is an awesome film πŸ˜€ ! The narrative is great, action packed, thoughtful, we see the character’s develop and it is full of wit. I loved the main characters (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye) and how they reacted to each other. For example, the way the Hulk just punched randomly (won’t spoil) and the battle with Loki πŸ˜› . Even though the humour is great in this film it is quite well balanced. The fights scenes and dangers are plentiful and pretty interesting πŸ™‚ . I was not bored in this film and I would happily watch again πŸ™‚ . The villain Loki is a popular choice (probably the best villain from the Marvel Movie Franchise) and Tom Hiddleston plays a great part πŸ˜€ . There is a cleverly crafted turning point in this film (that brings everyone together) with a death that is surprising! This is a fantastic movie that it definitely better than the Age of Ultron Film πŸ˜› . Seriously recommend if you love Marvel πŸ˜€ Enjoy πŸ™‚ !

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

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Avengers Assemble!

Deadpool

Deadpool (2016)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Marvel

This is simply one awesome movie πŸ˜€ ! Simply brilliant, hilarious and well casted! Indeed those who are easily offended may not enjoy this movie that much but personally I think it complemented the narrative πŸ™‚ . The story is extremely interesting and the references to previous films/modern references are brilliant! I loved the constant jokes (especially the X-Men Studio one πŸ˜› ) . The bad guys was convincing. The narration from Ryan Reynolds character (who was fantastic as Deadpool) was refreshing and entertaining (constantly breaking the forth wall). Β This is a unique anti-hero movie that has great action shots (I loved the beginning montage), an amazing narrative (for both boys and girls πŸ˜› ) and is simply a movie made for the fans!! Even the clip after the credits was hilarious (for us true Marvel fans πŸ˜› )! I can’t pick a favourite scene because I loved the entire movie and I am probably not giving it enough credit!! If you are a fan of anything superhero (or anti -hero πŸ˜› ) than this is for you! Enjoy πŸ˜€ !!

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Deadpool
Bad ass. Smart ass. Great ass.