I’m going to be honest here. I can’t review this movie. I just can’t without spoiling the hell out of it, and I want everyone to see this movie and experience every gut-punch and every triumph. Just know that once the movie ended, everyone in the movie theater sat in stunned silence. That is all you need to know. Go see this movie.
I went to see Black Panther on the 16th, after being excited for it from the day Marvel announced they were making the movie. I was not disappointed.
To be fair, I was never truly into Spider-Man. I’ve only seen the first two Toby Maguire movies, which were fine, I guess, but nothing mind-blowing. They mostly made me wonder why Peter looked way older than a high school kid. And the trailers for the Andrew Garfield ones just never drew me in.
I’ve been awaiting the release of Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 with bated breath ever since the first one ended and announced we’d be getting a sequel in 2017. I went to go see it yesterday – one of the perks of living in Europe; you get to see the MCU movies earlier than most.
Doctor Strange is the MCU’s first movie that deals with straight up magic. I must admit I knew very little about Doctor Strange, except that his name was Stephen Strange (name-drop in Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and that he was a doctor. I was very excited for this one, and also a little nervous. The trailers looked good, and the promo pictures of Benedict were great, but there was also a lot of outrage about Tilda Swinton playing The Ancient One. But I put all of my preconceived notions aside as I stepped into the theatre.
I went to see this movie on the 30th of April and it’s at times like these that I’m glad I write short spoiler-free reviews and don’t dive deeply in themes and such, because for this movie all that I could delve into is my sea of tears. This movie was so hyped, and I was so hyped for this movie, and it lived up to it. This movie was all I wanted it to be, and it broke my heart just as I feared it would.
I’d been waiting for this day ever since the first Avengers came out and I stepped out of the cinema completely overwhelmed and over excited. And now it’s here! I’ve just come home from watching Avengers – Age of Ultron!