In case you haven’t noticed, Marvel’s 18th live-action MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), Black Panther was released President’s Day weekend and has exceeded well above the already popular expectation this movie was going to deliver. From box office numbers, to breaking barriers, and even showing the world that a predominant black cast can bring people to the theatre, this film has proven there is still room for different kinds of storytelling in filmmaking.
Okay, so I am a little late to the game in writing my review. By now, you have probably seen this movie once, twice, maybe even three times to catch every bit of wonderful this movie has brought to most of the world. I myself have only seen it twice. I say only because I think I have another itch to see it just one more time, just in case I missed something from my other viewings. From the many articles already released in favor of this movie, what exactly can I add to the table that you already don’t know?
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It’s finally here. The moment we have all been waiting for. The DC heroes are banning together for the first time in the DCEU. Since seeing The Avengers from the MCU, the anticipation on how DC was going to handle their band of heroes was on every geeks mind. I’d have to say that now the movie is out, I am happy that I was able to witness this movie during the superhero craze at the movies but unfortunately, this movie didn’t live up to the hype and expectation I had. Combined with reviews and comments from early viewers, the high action and very revealing trailers removed most of the surprise and WOW factor the movie could have presented. Sadly, I wanted more and wish this movie came further down the timeline.
Our heroes which include returning Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), with newcomers Cyborg (Ray Fisher), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and last but not least Aquaman (Jason Momoa) All from different parts of the world, they are intertwined with a long-time battle with Steppenwolf, the Destroyer of Worlds, awaken to carry out a mission to combine 3 artifacts to open a portal to his own version of hell onto earth. This big bad is joined by infected winged creatures who aid in his crusade. Batman searches for these heroes to join him in this fight as well as possibly start a team that could be there whenever the world is in need in the future.
“Spider-Man big screen adaptation take 3” *claps clapperboard
Sony is giving the Spider-Man franchise another go with another semi reboot of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man with the help of Marvel Studios. This time around, Spider-Man has been embedded into the MCU a.k.a Marvel Cinematic Universe. With his brief and scene stealing cameo in Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) was introduced and kicked off the start of his involvement into one day becoming an avenger. Up till now, his franchise only has him swinging into crime solving solo, never receiving any assistance with his heroism and now fans get to see him team up with other marvel heroes where he belonged.