DOCTOR STRANGE: Multiverse of Madness is, all in all, an okay but enjoyable film that lacked much to set it apart from any other Marvel entry. A film that actually loses the plot at the most important time (Act 2) and kind of drags along, as well as feeling rather disjointed and too ambitious at times.
Well, here we go again. Apart from the first two Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies, Sony has proved to be a bad studio for Comic Book Movies. And Morbius is unfortunately another example of that.
Like everyone else, it’s hard to not get excited about something like this. Though, I am someone who prefers character-driven narratives to plot-driven. Considering that this film involves a big concept like the Multiverse, I went to the cinema with low expectations. But man, this film proved me wrong big time.
Shang Chi is a spectacle in regards to action sequence and fighting choreography. Visual effects combined with the martial arts look very pleasing and somewhat well-executed. Another new world of fantasies and mystical creatures seems enthralling. But what the movie has in abundance brought through visual richness lacks a strong storyline for an origin story.
After all the hype since its continued delays, Eternals had high expectations to shine as a stellar entry in Marvel Saga. Unfortunately, it meets those expectations with a boring, nonsensical, and reckless affair.
Venom 2: Let there be Carnage isn’t actually quite a good film. It’s somewhat a minimization from the past film which itself was very average. There was misuse, love, kinship, father-child, and craziness. All of this squashed in a nonsensical way and ineffectively created style. Carnage wasn’t even given an appropriate character other than killing the bloodline.
Marvel has always had problems with bland and goofy writing that makes it feel too adult for a children’s show but too childish and shallow for a film for grownups. The beginning moments Loki are pretty cringe and confusing. It gets better, but not by much.
If you are willing to watch a film filled with really bad attempts at family drama, poor CGI-focused action sequences, and an ending like the writer and director quit before the completion of the movie, well then Black Widow is the film for you.
Many people in tinsel-town thought that there would be a dip in quality the moment Marvel boss Kevin Feige announced the move to shift minor-Avengers characters onto the silver screen. But as always, Marvel proved them wrong, redefining what can be done on minimal budgets by delivering a fantastic season of the Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The buddy-cop dynamic between Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan is organic and forms the main reason as to why this series has really taken off.
In recent years, very rarely has Marvel tried to push the boundaries with their content by moving away from your typical superhero film and started blending them into different genres. WandaVision is the first introduction to something that feels completely fresh and new, at least regarding some aspects of it.