Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writer:  Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (Screenplay) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Jim Starlin (Comics)

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Josh Brolin, Danai Gurira

 

Plot: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.


Tagline – Avenge the fallen.

Runtime: 3 Hours 1 Minutes

 

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Cinematic Masterpiece

 

Story: Avengers: Endgame starts in the aftermath of the actions a Thanos (Brolin) in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, the remaining Avengers and the world are dealing with the consequences of the snap. The Avengers, Ironman (Downey Jr), Captain America (Evans), Hulk (Ruffalo), Thor (Hemsworth), Black Widow (Johansson), War Machine (Cheadle), Nebula (Gillan), Rocket are joined by Captain Marvel (Larson) and Hawkeye (Renner) to go face to face and look to undo Thanos actions.

 

Thoughts on Avengers: Endgame

Final ThoughtsThis is a movie I just don’t want to get into any more details about the story, or characters action through the film. This is however one of the greatest achievements in cinema history, to be able to bring us the 22nd film in a franchise and have the stakes on this high of a level, you are just left stunned by the spectacle of this movie. We easily get the best performances from many of the big cast members including Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans.

We do get one of the finest, most breath-taking scenes in the whole franchise that will bring the emotional factor to a level unlike anything we have see before. This does help us because of the factor of the emotional effect of the snap that we see not just the Avengers, but how the world is dealing with them.

This is one that I want to revisit for a lengthy review, which could include spoilers.

 

Overall: The Cinematic Event that we were Promised.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

Director: Desiree Akhavan

Writer: Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele (Screenplay) Emily M Danforth (Novel)

Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard, Kerry Butler, Dalton Harrod, McCabe Slye, Sasha Lane, John Gallagher Jr, Forrest Goodluck, Jennifer Ehle

 

Plot: In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.

 

Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes

 

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Eye Opening Drama

 

Story: The Miseducation of Cameron Post starts in 1993 as high school student Cameron (Moretz) knows that she is a lesbian, only she doesn’t know how to come out, keeping her relationship with Coley (Shephard) a secret, until it gets discovered.

Cameron is sent to a gay conversion centre run by Reverend Rick (Gallagher Jr) and his partner Dr Lydia Marsh (Ehle) who are trying to teach the young people that they are confused. Cameron is in the centre with fellow homosexuals Jane (Lane) and Adam (Goodluck) who find their own way to get through the centre.

 

Thoughts on The Miseducation of Cameron Post

 

Characters – Cameron is a high school student in the 90’s, she ha been raised through a religious community which causes problems with her family after they catch her making love to another girl. Cameron is forced into a conversion centre where she must learn to survive the ideas of the camp, while trying to keep her own identity. Jane is another young woman in the centre, she knows how to get by there and is there for the same reasons Cameron is, she doesn’t want to change, but knows it will be the only way out. Reverend Rick is running the centre, he has been converted in the past, using his story to guide the new students of the centre. Dr Lydia Marsh runs the psychological side of the conversion, trying to teach them it is in their heads.

PerformancesChloe Grace Moretz in the leading role shows we have a wonderful cast here that includes Sasha Lane and Forrest Goodluck in the young people performances, with John Gallagher Jr and Jennifer Ehle in the adult roles work well too.

StoryThe story follows a high school girl that gets sent of a gay conversation centre to fix her mind in the view of her guardians, here she learns that she isn’t the only one being treated like this and must decide what she wants from her future. This is a shocking look at how homosexuals were treated by the religious minds because it is confusing enough without somebody telling you that you will go to hell for being involved. Seeing how the curing is done, doesn’t seem as extreme as it could have been though, it is treated like a therapy session over any sort of torture. The friendship grown in the centre is important for Cameron because her point of view isn’t as strict as other lives involved. We do get to see just how damaging this idea could be on the patients too. This story isn’t going to be relaxing watching because of just how seriously everything is handled.

SettingsThe film is mostly set in the centre, it is a remote camp like location where the people there can do what they want in the free time, which does show us how certain parts of the world would want homosexuals isolated away from the rest of the world.


Scene of the Movie –
The trip.

That Moment That Annoyed Me The idea is frustrating to see.

Final ThoughtsThis is a shocking look at how certain parts of the world want to isolate homosexuals just because they see them as different, the performances are wonderful throughout, portraying the way the characters feel about being abandoned by their families.

 

Overall: Important watch.

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ABC Film Challenge – Action – Y – You Only Live Twice

ABC Film Challenge Non-Review Selection

I won’t be doing reviews for everything letter, so here are my pick for today.

ABC Film Challenge

Action

Y

You Only Live Twice

Why I’ve Picked this choiceOk, there is no review for this movie, yet, I have been teasing the James Bond movies for a couple of years, now. I can finally announce they will be happening through November, you will get the tease of the final rating in the poster though.