Josh Trank's follow-up to the interesting and innovative Chronicle is anything but; with a cast with zero chemistry, following a script so painfully contrived with piss-poor dialogue and bastardised characters, leading to shoddy action scenes and woeful visual effects. Dark and depressing; it takes something for you to miss the innocence and charm of Tim Story's duology.
Another Lockdown Month of Animation
Returning to a far simpler story, Disney’s buddy film from DeBlois and Sanders about an unlikely pairing of ostracised beings carries with it immense heart that keep you invested in the characters as they deal with obstacle after obstacle in their journey to find themselves peace with themselves in this world and universe.
Friedkin’s thriller is a dark, unfiltered look at homosexual discrimination in American male society; Pacino providing a deeply humanising performance as a policed officer sent undercover to find a serial killer in a disturbing watch in this quest for justice in whatever form is acceptable for the police in this unappealing case for them.
If Infinity War was the culmination of ten years’ hard work by Marvel Studios, Endgame is a celebration of Marvel itself; a chance to spend time with old friends in one last hurrah in a film that gives new meaning to the word “epic”. For that, it is a technical masterpiece, making every single frame count and edited to perfection as Feige, Markus, McFeely and the Russos’ vision is fully realised in this capping-off point to twenty-two films’ worth of story as the universe moves on to a bright and unknown future.
There are few instances nowadays where a film can be classed as an event, but Marvel’s Infinity War, even for its strange inclusion of 4 sub-villains with no previous introduction and the film’s importance likely being retconned within a year’s time, is an event; from the “10” in Marvel Studio’s logo, this has been the culmination of the studio’s hard work that pulls no punches with its heroes for the most noteworthy Marvel film in the studio’s short existence of producing their own films.