Tag Archives: Superhero

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Hail to Tony Leung

Superhero movie can only be as good as its villain character, and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, the latest product from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), is often elevated by the very compelling presence of its villain … Continue reading

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Black Widow (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Black Widow’s family reunion

“Black Widow”, the first film in the Phase Four of Marvel Cinematic Universe, is an entertaining product which finally puts its criminally under-utilized heroine at the center after many delays. While it is occasionally limited by its obligatory connections with … Continue reading

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Sincerely excessive to say the least

“Zach Snyder’s Justice League” is sincerely excessive to say the least. Although I felt rather tired as going through its exciting but exhausting final hour, I must admit that, thanks to its considerably extended scope in terms of story and … Continue reading

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We Can Be Heroes (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): They are surely heroes

Netflix film “We Can Be Heroes”, which was released on this Christmas, often tickled and entertained me more than I expected. While this is basically a kiddie version of “The Avengers” (2012), it did a better job of juggling various … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): She is back – with less wonder and excitement

To be frank with you, it feels like a long time ago when I and many other audiences were looking forward to watching “Wonder Woman 1984” early in this year. The movie was supposed to be released around the world … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Spider-Man goes to Europe

“Spider-Man: Far From Home”, the first Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) flick coming out after “Avengers: Endgame” (2019), is mildly disappointing without enough excitement or imagination to engage us. Although it is fairly enjoyable in its mostly lightweight tone just like … Continue reading

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Avengers: Endgame (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): This is the end (for now)

My mind often went stray as I was watching “Avengers: Endgame” at last night. While it is undeniably a big, ambitious finale for what has been steadily developed via more than 20 films during last 11 years, the movie still … Continue reading

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Glass (2019) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): A decidedly lukewarm superhero movie

“Glass”, which is supposed to be the concluding chapter for director/writer M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable” (2000) and “Split” (2016), is a decidedly lukewarm superhero movie which is fascinating enough to talk about but is not good enough to recommend. Although … Continue reading

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Shazam! (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A goofy lightweight superhero movie

“Shazam!”, the latest installment from the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), is a lightweight superhero movie as funny and goofy as expected from its silly promise, and that is surely a nice fresh change compared to the grim ponderousness of “Batman … Continue reading

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Captain Marvel (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Meet Captain Marvel

“Captain Marvel”, the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), is alternatively familiar and refreshing. Although it is your typical superhero origin story, there are a number of nice changes and variations for distinguishing itself from many other recent … Continue reading

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