Godzilla: King of Monsters (2019)

The monsters from around the globe are awakened by Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) with the help of Alan Jonah (Charles Dance) and his team of hired mercenaries.

A device called the Orca used to settle down large monsters now called Titans. The piece of technology is the heart and true connection to the monsters that roam about.

Godzilla has been made a multitude of times, and of those times there are only a few that rise above it all. Two come to mind, and it includes the most current, Godzilla: King of Monsters. The other film goes way back to 1984, Godzilla 1985. Raymond Burr stars as the hero of the film, at least he was back in 84.

Granted the films in 1984 weren't the best but it had substance, at least for me it did. The imagery back then was good, it managed to pull you in. The story was basic, the actors did what they could to make the story work, and believe me, it did. Raymond Burr was the bomb! Perry Mason man. He's old school, but it's what we had back in the day. It was directed by Koji Hashimoto and R. J. Kizer; Writers credit go to Hideichi Nagahara, Tony Randel, and story by Tomoyuki Tanaka. The story wasn't a huge blockbuster, but it was an amazing film to watch back in the day.

That being said let's talk about the new film, Godzilla: King of Monsters. The opening sequence was exciting. It was as if you're diving into a pool, head first. besides everyone knows that's the way you dive right? What if someone were to push you in. Or even laugh at you when before the big jump; Messing with your position, stance, whatever. Either way, the film put you right in the action. Especially when Mothra is first introduced, the Titian is not only beautiful but a cool monster. The effects are really amazing, I also love the battle between Mothra and Rodan which was a really good fight, both Monsters fought well.

Vera Farmiga did a really good job as her character archetype. She like any part this wonderful actress gets plays her part to perfection. The story arch which had a big reveal later in the film, I sorta revealed it the first part of my review or intro. My apologies to my fans; It went a bit off, sorry. Anyway, the story is focused on the central character, which is Dr. Emma Russell. She has that Orca device that controls, calms the Titans. A way of communication. Her daughter, Madison Russell played by (Millie Bobby Brown) is distraught about her dad, Dr. Mark Russell (Kyle Chandler). I like the way the family issue came in despite the problems happening in the world.

Godzilla: King of Monsters is not your typical film. It's a creature feature with a lot of monster action, old school way. The aircraft being taken out by the monster Rodan. The scenes were so good; jets flew by as Rodan flys towards them with amazing agility. Taking out one jet with his talons, the other with his beak. Then looping high, swooping behind the other jets. That scene itself was a huge reason why this film was so successful. The action flowed, I know I write about it many times, but the action also tells a story. It manages to compose a beautiful synergy that when it stops you feel content. If anything this film is one of the best Godzilla films to date. My thumb high up to the creators of this wonderful film. My suggestion, see the film and enjoy the monster rampage. Because if anything this film has it's just that, cool monster fights.

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Dark Phoenix (2019)

After the X-men save the astronauts in space, a solar flare emerges and consumes Jean Grey (Sophie Turner). She passes out, her fellow X-men save her, bring her back to the Blackbird.

Shortly after she awakens Jean Grey begins to remember her past which was cloaked by Professor Xavier (James McAvoy). Her abilities begin to consume her as well. Quick to anger, which leads to uncontrolled aggressive stances that never ends well for anyone at the other end. Her anger runs deep within her. As she goes looking for answers, she finds only hate, depression, which turns into anger. The Dark Phoenix within her arises, her form will consume everyone.

Good:

The better part of this film is Hans Zimmer who composed the soundtrack. It was beautiful, dark, all about the descent of a major character.

A huge shout-out to the actors, they did their best in what was a sub-par at best screenplay. James McAvoy did an amazing job as always when he reprised his role as Professor Xavier. He could play anything; Hence his role as the iconic X-men leader, and mentor.

Michael Fassbender plays Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto the misunderstood mutant. In the movie, he played the part as he had always played the iconic character, neutral. He was always not very good as the most trusted mutant. This time around he leads his own team of young mutants. A force to be reckoned with; A unique band of misfits that would harbor anyone that seems unfit to the world. So yes I absolutely loved his scenes, because the actor did what he could do. Act his butt off in order to get the job done.

Even Peters (Quicksilver), Sophia Turner (Jean Grey), Jessica Chastain (Vox), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Jennifer Lawrence (Raven), Nicholas Hoult (Hank), and Tye Sheridan (Cyclops).

The actors above did the best in what they had as per screenplay. So I named the main ones. Before I go into the Bad and then change to the Ugly. Let me say that the Dark Phoenix story is one of my favorite X-men tales, so if you don't like what I'm about to write, then don't read the review; Stop here and click out of the site. I'm very opinionated about my X-men, as I should be as a fan and a comic collector.

Bad:

The scene started with Raven complaining about putting her team in danger. (LOL!) Her team. Since when is Raven the leader of the X-men. I thought it was Scott Summers, aka Cyclops. Guess that went out the door. Why? Even hire the actor for the spot if he's not going to have the proper source material. In the comics, all of them Scott is the leader of the X-men. Afterward Storm becomes lead as well; If the writer knew what the hell he was doing then just read the comic.

Raven went on and stated that the women of the team are always saving the teams asses. The team should be called X-women, not X-men. Really! I mean why? Because it was a political movement in that sentence. The film went from being a superhero film to a political rant. The X-men are a team of men and women that strive to save humanity from evil. The key here is men and women together, in unison. I could name female X-men characters that are iconic and unique.

Dazzler, Psylocke, Kitty Pride, Rogue to name some. These are wonderful characters in a dark world between humans and mutants.

That being said let me continue with my rant. Tye Sheridan (Cyclops) part of the film was pointless. He did nothing; At the beginning of the film he helps with the shuttle, afterward, he basically fought a bunch of alien space bad guys and that's pretty much it. Oh and he screamed Jean a couple of times in the end. He was just used in the action pieces, and it was pretty bad. The whole scenes with him were bad as can be, I mean why? Would you write a character in and use him so badly in the story.

Even Peters (Quicksilver) probably one of the most underwritten characters of all time. He as a whole should've been in the action, not just one to five minutes, but pretty much the entire film. Peter's acting alone is stellar, and the writer has him in the story in about 5 mins of screentime. Wait I'll give him ten. Quicksilver is Magneto's son and a pretty big deal was only in the film about 10 or less. If you have the power to make a great film with these actors, then write something good; Especially Even Peters.

Ugly:

In the nutshell, Jean Grey goes around the globe trying to find herself, and finally meeting Vuk (Jessica Chastain). The alien whose homeworld was destroyed by the Phoenix, so instead of finding an apartment or taking over the planet; Vuk wants world destruction. Really because fighting Apocalypse wasn't enough. This Vuk comes in and it's game on, world killer. She even brought her friends as well. Jean continues to become angry as the Hulk and Vuk convinces her to chill with good old Vuk.

Professor Xavier the founder of the School for the gifted. He is Jean Grey's mentor, a father. He took her in when her family decided to cast her aside as a young girl. Xavier also trained the X-men, in the comic the original team consisted of Iceman, Jean Grey, Beast, Cyclops, and Angel. Guess who the leader was? Cyclops will and always be the leader, period.

I went crazy when the story wrote out the most influential characters of them all; Charles Xavier. The treatment he got from the script was not only ridiculous but wrong. It wasn't his fault Jean went postal. It was her choice alone. He blocked those memories for a reason, and it was because of the pain she would carry with her for the rest of her life. Charles was like a father to her. Raven treated him horribly and the very end they put in Jean Grey name as the school head.

The film has so many SJW (Social, Justice, Warrior) it kinda ruined the movie for me. A superhero film should not be like this at all. The box office numbers show it guys. 32 million in the United States, and 136 million worldwide. A budget of about 200 million, and the reason it bombed why? The director, writer of the film Simon Kinberg did his own thing, and to be frank, it was horrible at best. I could say more but why bother pointing out bad scenes. Either way, guys don't see the film. If you do it's not my fault. If you like it, then it's your opinion.

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Brightburn (2019)

Tori Breyer (Elizabeth Banks), and Kyle Breyer (David Denman) are just like any other parent. An American Dream, everything you could ever want. The only exception is the secret that only the Breyer's know.

Long ago, just before the birth of their son Brandon Breyer (Jackson Dunn). A meteorite had crashed on their property and like any concerned frightened person, they investigated the scene and what the Breyer's found was a ship, and a baby on board. The dream of raising a family had come true, the gods somewhere in space had answered Tori Breyer's prayers. Now she has little one she can call her own. On that night, little Brandon was born a Breyer. The ship was moved to the Barn, hidden from the public eye. Little Brandon Breyer the alien from space became a human boy, son to Kyle and Tori.

Brandon Breyer grew up like any other normal boy until puberty had hit. The real story and the truth about this young boy from space will be told from a very different perspective. Something evil had awakened little Brandon from his sleep. The ship, meteorite called to him. His true calling had begun.

The film is a very dark depiction of Superman's story. The ship from outer space crash lands, and as the story goes, the boy was raised by the Kent's, where the boy grows up becoming something bigger, and afterward finding out his true path, Superman.

In Brightburn Kansas the story of Brandon Breyer is much different. It comes from a horror aspect. The boy becomes evil, his path is set. He even has a costume. A dark looking, evil incarnate. Brandon simply goes around the town and causes havoc. The deaths in the film are pretty gory. In fact, Brandon's attacks are so vivid that it almost makes you cringe.

The film is a typical horror film, but the main difference is the hero part of it. The antagonist flys shows some form of super strength. The kicker here is the red blast from his eyes. Although it looks cool, you kinda have to remember that the kid is a real villain. Nice isn't on his list of things to do. All the actors did they're very best in what they got out of the writing which was done to perfection. Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn really made there mark here in this film. The good old Superhero becomes an evil alien from outer space. The plot, acting, even down the middle school which was filmed in the Netflix Original Stranger Things. Everything you see in the film feels, looks, like an old school town. Now add horror, gore, and hate as your main catalyst, making Brightburn a very good horror film; Even with the Superman similarities. Truth is this film scares on all levels. If you're interested in Brightburn my suggestion is simply to go check it out.

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) manages to evade the other assassins. He moves like a ghost to a new place of solace. The only hope he has, the ticket out of murder town, New York City.

Wick finds his way to a library, a certain book which holds a cross, and various things that are important to Wick. A crucifix necklace, a medallion 'marker', and a picture of his wife. He must locate the Director. She had been a mentor to Wick many years ago. The crucifix necklace is a safe passage to Casablanca, Morocco.

Meanwhile, the Adjudicator (Asia Kate Dillon) is behind Wick's previous locations. Finding everyone that has helped him evade his execution. Those include Winston (Ian McShane), and Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne).

Finally, the time has come to review the long-awaited John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. This film for starters I've been waiting for it for a while now; Especially knowing that it's the finale of the Chapter. Like all big films, I will try not to give to much of the plot.

To some folks, I've been talking to about this film the only thing that bothered them was the constant action, no real stopping point. The plot was subpar. Sorry, guys I respectfully disagree. The action is there for a reason. It serves a purpose. John Wick was running away, trying to find a hideout. All of his contacts, resources, were depleted. The only hope he had was to get to the New York Library before the 20 minutes was up, and the hunt begins. The cross and medallion are the very things that will help him get out of town.

The plot to John Wick 3 is done well, mixed in with beautiful close up in personal action. Smoothly choreographed scenes that are placed in the story to perfection. It manages to put you in the action making it lifelike. The reality of the sequences grabs the audience watching Wick move, kick, shoot, run throughout the film. It tells the story, unlike any other action film.

Remember when those other films, without mentioning the titles. They usually have choppy action. The transition from one sequence to another is done badly. You could see the kick isn't dropped correctly or the jump just isn't there. The action isn't smooth; It's like watching a bad B movie. Low budget filming a best. John Wick 3 doesn't do that. It's beautiful all around, a film that tells a story through action sequences. After all guys, he's hunted by assassins from all around the world.

John Wick 3 serves as an end to the dynamic trilogy. The film continues with a deep understanding of the world of assassins. It's dynamic ends just right when it begins. The film goes from one extreme to another, it runs out and starts up again. Whatever you might think of this film, it's your right to either hate it or love it. For me, it's wonderful from the start to the very fitting end. Will we see John Wick again? Time will only tell, and can't forget the box office numbers thats an important factor as well. The movie is none stop, but it also has a point, and I don't mean the end of a gun. Wick 3 is without mercy, it's what it is, an action film with a story. Check it out, trust me you'll love it.

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Avengers: Endgame (2019)

The review from Reeltime Movie Review will not be spoiler free. I would advise to not continue. This review in order to have a clear understanding of the events that took place in that world must be with spoilers.

In 2018 an event took place on the planet Earth. The Titian by the name of Thanos had destroyed 50% of the world population. He did it with a snap of his fingers. The very difficult infinity stones have been taken from a specific location. Each stone takes something from its wielder. The soul stone, for example, takes life in order to hold the stone. That price was paid in full; Gamora (Zoe Saldana) was pushed off the cliff by Thanos (Josh Brolin). He cared for her so the ultimate price had come true, and Gamora was dead.

That year I had reviewed the film with total hate for it. The writers of the Infinity War had committed a crime that holds no bounds. They killed off Loki (Tom Hiddleston). My disdain for the film grew more than the Hulks anger. The writers then had bested the Hulk with a one-minute fight scene that took down the green goliath. I had originally said that the Hulk grows stronger fused by anger. That scene Thanos put him down quick; a way to portray his strength. My thoughts on that are pretty simple, it was just bad, bad. The Hulk was defeated without even getting the chance to redeem himself. All I know is the Green dude didn't get his redemption. Technically if The Hulk could, he would be destroying everything in its path.

I said and will state again if Avengers End Game explained at least some of the holes then as a film I'll take back every word. From Ant-Man, Hawkeye, the very badly done Wakanda battle. I mean the whole scene was just another special effect explosion, eye candy driven section of the film to bring the nutty fans on a rampage.

Avengers: End Game started with a fresh look at Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). He was in a good place. A picnic with his family. The rest is pretty uncomfortable. His family had disappeared, what a way to start things off. One of the biggest failures from the past has been lifted from the grave and into the light. The very thing I wanted them to bring forward was Hawkeye. He had no chance of fighting alongside his other family, the Avengers. Why even have the actor in the credits if you're not going to use him accordingly. Avengers: End Game had repaired the damage and at least visually explained what had happened. To me when a story is mangled like Infinity War was I tend to pick It apart. Yes, it may have been too long. But what it did was wonderful. The emotion that opening sequence brought to the table spoke volumes.

The first half of the film brought the main Avengers together. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson). With James Rhodes (War Machine) because originally the character wasn't the very first Avenger, it came later then he jumped in as a regular. They all had a choice, move on or try and figure out what to do next.

That scene alone gave me goosebumps. The worlds strongest superheroes couldn't come up with a plan, something to defeat Thanos. Until the extended Avengers as I call them. Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) had come up with a location on a remote planet, where the Titan was I guess vacationing on. The plan was to go to the planet and engage Thanos. A weak frail version of the Titan had been found. Thor kills him almost instantly. The problem was not simple, because Thanos had destroyed the stones and a way to reverse the effects of his creation is now finalized.

So now to point out that particular scene is very emotional. Imagine trying so hard to win and come to find out that all your efforts don't really matter. The emptiness and failure you feel are very strong. The point is now no longer a point, go on with your lives, try hard I guess. The filmmakers really made you feel hopeless like the characters on screen did. This film is up to this point better than any hero film to date. Hope, love, hate, fear, all those feelings are flowing within you. The film does a time jump which I will address but from that point of the story, I will no longer reveal. To me, these points and scenes I pointed out were impactful enough to go over.

Five years later the only Avenger still watching, waiting, observing any out of this world problems Is none other than Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson). With the help of Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Rocket (Bradley Cooper). The feeling that comes to you at that moment is awesome. No other words to describe it. The team still hopes, even with or without Ant-man which comes to the forefront of the story. I guess without him the hope is faded away.

The film has emotional sequences that surpass most hero films to date, even DC Universes best. Not to go into the film from the points I had mentioned. They may be a bit out of order but enough to gather the main gist out of the story. By the way, the Tony Stark scenes are absolutely amazing. In my true to the heart opinion, this film is wonderful, beautiful, amazing, all the above. Some may complain about all explanations, closing, etc. But you know what? The End is the end period. No real need to explain that part. The film closes everything up, and it does it with grace. The smooth transition from scene to scene made this film my number one all-time superhero film.

Does the movie have problems? I'm sure all do; Even the academy award winning ones as well. There is always room to add for that. But today this review will only bring to the table the positives. This movie has so many positives that bringing out the negatives will basically do nothing because this movie is more than what it's not. This film isn't a bad film. This movie rises above many, and those who shun it are just jealous as the amazing feat in the box office. Go see it and enjoy as so many did. Avengers: End Game is truly a remarkable film.

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Hellboy (2019)

The Dark Ages King Arthur defeats Nimue ( Milla Jovovich) using his greatest of weapons, the Excalibur. The Blood Queen's remains are hidden throughout England. The evil is vanquished and the land is safe, or so they thought.

Hellboy (David Harbour) present-day resides in a dive somewhere in Tijuana. He is looking for an ex-paranormal investigator who somehow has transformed his appearance to a creature of myth. Hellboy is called out to the center of the ring, a match between Esteban Ruiz an agent from the Paranormal organization known as B.P.R.D. (Bureau For Paranormal Research). Ruiz has turned into a vampire, and he just called out Hellboy into the ring with him.

The main core of the film is really about a portal bring opened and bring Chaos to the Earth. Sounds all good but the expectations, especially in this kinda film. The film did lead me into a very different direction. That being said I'm not going to take away from David Harbour. As far as Hellboy his performance was dead on. Hellboy was very violent, it was based on the comic which is fine with me. The comic comparison is there, it just wasn't the Hellboy that was done before.

Rated R films are fine but when you start as a PG-13 film back in 2004, it really doesn't work as a film. The feel is very different between R and PG-13. The violence, language is kicked into another gear. So now the character kinda has to spew bad words and react differently. The dialog is written differently as well. The whole story changes to fit the parameters of R or PG-13. An example of this is Once Upon a Deadpool which was changed to see audiences reactions, sales, etc. Many critics gave it an ok rating. The problem was it cut out the language, dialog that was Deadpool and changed the story with added footage.

Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and director Guillermo del Toro's vision was different. The direction was amazing and the characters weren't empty. Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, John Hurt, Rupert Evens, and the rest of the amazing cast did the comic justice, at least to me it did. This film back in 2004 was something beautiful. The movie had filled a void on screen. The characters were done right, it felt like a comic and it should be because it was based on one.

The Blood Queen and the battle for the basically everything are done in a dark tone. It should've always been R. Harbour's performance was really good but doesn't rivals Perlman Hellboy. Not because of bad acting either. Both did amazing in their perspective parts, they had different feels, tones, unique quirks. The 2019 version is good but not good enough. It didn't meet my expectations for this kind of film. A rated R version isn't going to make or break a movie. It depends on how it was written, and the 2019 version of Hellboy was done badly. The writing to me wasn't on par with the Hellboy. Maybe it's because of the previous films, it's world, concepts, vision, and direction. So the film was changed to R rating; The violence and deranged ugly version of Hellboy was envisioned. So to meet the R ratings it vamped up the violence, language and everything else. To me, a film should just follow a story, a path that takes you on a journey. That journey wasn't hinted in the film. That Journey should be the discovery of the events unfolding instead of blood and guts, and what not.

Triple Frontier (2019)

Santiago 'Pope' Garcia (Oscar Isaac) gets a team together to head over to South America. Tom 'Redfly' Davis (Ben Affleck), William 'Ironhead' Miller (Charlie Hunnam), Ben Miller (Garrett Hedlund), and Francisco 'Catfish' Morales (Pedro Pascal).

The former Delta force team is after Lorea (Reynaldo Gallegos) a drug lord that has over 75 million stashed somewhere in his home in the jungle. Garcia working for the Colombian government as an adviser befriend a young woman who wants out of the country. Now the team must take Yovanna (Adria Arjona) to a safe haven away from Lorea. But she must first give the team the very house that he lives in. An exchange, pure and simple.

Let me tell you that the original actors for this Netflix film are ok at best. The actors they have here are really good, they stay on point to the story. Not saying that Tom Hardy or Channing Tatum would've been awful. This particular story is very different and these guys did justice to their roles.

I especially loved the way they charcters came together as a very difficult situation went from bad to worse. The house was empty, yet when they searched again they noticed inside the walls the money had been placed throughout accordingly. They had taken 250 million from the drug-lord. A feat that would not come with a price. Ben Affleck's character had a plan, it went bad because of greed. They wanted more from the pot of gold. The timing would've been perfect. The escape would be clean, no encounters except the drug lord himself.

The problems weren't the guards like a typical action film. It was the ride back home. The jungle, mountains and the people from that region that really don't understand why Americans would occupy their lands and kill innocent people without reason or cause. It sounds like a simple plot but it really isn't because it brings out so many emotions about soldiers after their service with the good old USA. The lack of money, drinking, drugs, all of those things. In the film, it was brought up in small clips. You really understand the problems, at least I did. One of the characters brought up drugs, he mentioned it was pretty hard to move on after being a soldier. A small scene, it was taken in, moved forward story-wise.

The lack of intense action wasn't needed. A simple to the point story, it didn't need an explosion that killed thousands of bad guys. That's not what the story was about. It wasn't Peppermint or Diehard; Triple Frontier was former soldiers all going through life. Each had taken a different turn, yet the 75 million going five ways does it every time. No matter what the cost, these guys still went on the mission to South America where dangers are not the guys with the guns but the terrain and dense jungles.

Triple Frontier was a great film, it had some problems, but they're minor enough to oversee. The characters were engaging enough to keep you glued to the events of the story. Folks I've talked to said that Netflix films are B-movie at best. I would have to say they're very wrong and don't complain until you've seen the film. It's engaging enough to entertain you from start to finish.

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Captain Marvel (2019)

Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) past is shrouded by mystery; Fragments of memory haunt her as she fights an alien race that could alter the fate of the human planet, Earth.

A mysterious superweapon constructed on planet Earth. The alien race known as the Skrull tracked the coordinates to the human planet; along with Kree warriors not so far behind. Can Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) stop the aliens from taking the weapon? Or is there something deeper than what it seems.

The main characters in the next phase of MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) are very different. The cosmic hero Captain Marvel has incredible power. But her power is complicated, to say the least; She becomes a pilot in the Airforce, to transforming into a Kree warrior. Her evolution from start to finish is truly amazing. Jude Law (Yon-Rogg) is the team leader for the Kree team; A mentor somewhat. Law's character is a real pain in the ass. Their relationship is professional at best. He pushes her which to me is a very good character archetype. Almost like a Yoda, You know the little 900 yr old prune face Jedi master. The connection here was good because it established something more than plot devices or points. An emotional tie that is opened like a can of worms later on in the film.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is the younger version of Fury. Fury has a wonderful connection with Danvers in the film. Both characters work well in the story, it brings a fresh look at what Fury was like before the Avengers. Danvers just adds to Nick Fury. The balance of a very powerful superhero and a guy, an S.H.I.E.LD. agent rising above every occasion. Danvers just give Fury that extra push. A great team, that someday I would like to see on film again. Both characters are just wonderful to see work off of each other. Just another reason to love this film even more.

The film is set in the 90s. So the technology isn't just there yet. Earth was the battleground, an unlikely place, especially in that time period. In fact Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan) a Kree warrior makes it a point to call Earth a piece of "Sh*t!"

The Kree team consists of Yon-Rogg (Jude Law), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Bron-Char (Rune Temte), Att-Lass (Algenis Perez Soto), and Korath (Djimon Hounsou), and Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan). The team feel is great, a badass special forces team from outer space. They really did the research in technology, tactics, which made you think you're in a first person shooter. The comlinks, controls, movements, on the ground extraction which was done early on in the film. The team had a mission, which went badly. The team was separated and came upon an ambush.

Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) a Skrull leader that will stop at nothing to complete his mission. Yet that mission is shrouded in mystery. Carol Danvers, a weapon wanted by the Skrulls. And finally, the Kree warriors wanting to stop the shapeshifting alien race from killing, and destroying. Hands down Ben Mendelsohn is an awesome actor. He played so many epic parts which really made him rise to new heights. The acting is done to perfection in this film. He really hits the mark. So if you want to see a well-versed actor in a huge part then check out Captain Marvel.

The story, the plot is very good all around. That being said let's not forget this movie is the beginning of phase four. The complication will arise in Avengers: End Game. The writers from Infinity War will have to explain so much, hopefully, they won't disappoint. Getting back to the story in Captain Marvel. Her origin was done throughout the film, balanced, keeping the first Act to the final Act in position. The film was steady, it followed a path and a good for the most part. Storyline wise it managed to keep with them. The writers knew what to do with balancing action, story, origin, and comedy which was done nicely.

Finally, I will address the feminism aspect of the film that other reviews mentioned and killed the movie because of it. First off the film was about a woman lost between two worlds. One a warrior who must focus on the mission. The other is a human girl struggling throughout her life. memories fading from what is real and fabricated. In the film, she evolves from weak to real strength, which is complicated. You're just going to have to see the film. To me, it was a girl transforming to become someone powerful, a hero, bigger than life. The other sites gave those moments a low rating. They rated the film because it pointed out that woman can be just as strong as men.

The film was just about struggle. A human woman becoming something more. A hero is developed the best by describing the challenges they must overcome throughout their lives. She was able to overcome the extreme situations, which to me fits her character nicely. The film is just that a superhero film. The one that will ultimately take out the big-bad in Avengers: Endgame. If you're interested in a quality superhero film go see Captain Marvel. Forget the feminism, political garbage and watch the film. Sometimes, actors, Hollywood types like to spew their opinions which is fine. That's their right as a citizen of this country. I'm not going to hate on them for that. Remember when your voice is silenced then that's when you have to worry about things. Now just sit back and enjoy the show.

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