‘Captain Marvel’ review [2 of 2]: Unconventional, dismantled origins

Captain Marvel creatively spins an origin story by reversing the wheels of the classic MCU Phase 1 formula. Fresh off from the monumental showdown of Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel carries a ton of expectations for fronting the ‘strongest superhero’ in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not to mention that this stand-alone/Phase 1-ish material competes withContinue reading “‘Captain Marvel’ review [2 of 2]: Unconventional, dismantled origins”

‘Captain Marvel’ review [1 of 2]: Marvelous embodiment of 90’s heroine

‘Captain Marvel’ brightens up the future of MCU with its refreshing take on the superhero origin story. The first ever female-led MCU film follows the unconventional and retrospective journey of a Kree-human hybrid Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the mightiest heroes in the galaxy. In her past human life, Carol isContinue reading “‘Captain Marvel’ review [1 of 2]: Marvelous embodiment of 90’s heroine”

‘Captain Marvel’: A spoiler-free character guide

For casual moviegoers, we can’t blame you if you have little or no idea on what’s going on with Captain Marvel. After all, this first female-led Marvel film initially caught buzz during the post credits scene of Infinity War, where everyone just assumed that the said heroine is the solution to beating Thanos. Anyway, itContinue reading “‘Captain Marvel’: A spoiler-free character guide”

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ review: Giant-sized fun from miniscule stakes

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’, like its predecessor, remains to be a light-hearted yet unpretentious superhero film that holds together with its heartfelt universal appeal of family and extended families. Temper your anticipation for Avengers 4, Ant-Man and the Wasp won’t answer any of your lingering Infinity War questions. Still, the timing couldn’t have been moreContinue reading “‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ review: Giant-sized fun from miniscule stakes”

Sacrifice is the undercurrent theme in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (Spoiler Review)

Marvel’s latest gargantuan, Avengers: Infinity War, has already earned a whopping $1 billion within its first 11 days of release (the fastest film ever to do so), surpassing the biggest opening weekend set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens (for US release) and The Fate of the Furious (for worldwide). Most impressively, Infinity War hasContinue reading “Sacrifice is the undercurrent theme in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (Spoiler Review)”

MOVIE REVIEW: Avengers: Infinity War (2018) [1 of 2]

After a decade of patronage, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ takes its viewers to high highs and low lows. If you’re an MCU fan, you may find yourself buying another ticket for a repeat viewing. If I were to channel Mantis’ empathic skills to understand Thanos’ plan of saving the universe by wiping half of it, IContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: Avengers: Infinity War (2018) [1 of 2]”

RECAP: Everything you need to know before watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Hey MCU fans (or casual moviegoer who has never seen any Marvel film but wants to join the hype for Infinity War anyway)! We are only a few days away from the premiere of the biggest event in the history of cinema and my guess is that you don’t have enough time to re-watch allContinue reading “RECAP: Everything you need to know before watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’”

Survival odds of each hero appearing in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

The time of reckoning has come. Opening in Philippine cinemas this April 25 is Avengers: Infinity War. The culmination of 10 years and 18 movies leads to this most gigantic and fatal crossover in the history of cinema. And what way to end this event of cosmic significance? With a big bang. Guardians of theContinue reading “Survival odds of each hero appearing in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’”