Special to RyanJayReviews.com, by associate film critic Matt McCoy: Avengers: Endgame is more about trust than anything else. Not only is the storyline built on the characters’ conviction for a better world, but as a viewer, you need to have confidence in the storytellers’ end goal. The Russo brothers (co-directors Anthony & Joe) have proven ..
RYAN: I think I have a new favorite superhero! It’s the latest Marvel superhero movie but seems a lot more like a fantasy action film. It somehow folds into the Marvel universe, which we glimpse into in the first of two after credits extra scenes. It’s not funny racy like Deadpool, but has comedic lines. Benedict Cumberbatch ..
RYAN: It’s DC’s big hope for their superhero franchise. Marvel has universally won praise from audiences and critics and even though the DC movies do well, they’re still not considered a success in comparison. And audiences have been pretty vocal about feeling disappointment in them. I didn’t like Suicide Squad as much as Batman v Superman, which I ..
RYAN: It’s the latest in the X-Men franchise which, if we’re paying attention, has been a bit all over the map – with prequels and spinoffs, etc. It all clicks in this movie though. This was just as good as the last one in terms of innovation and cool factor. I love the villain in ..
RYAN: This movie is like a king size candy bar. It’s more of a good thing and I’m calling it – it’s really an Avengers movie more than a stand alone Captain America. I love the whole #TeamCap versus #TeamIronMan, fresh off of Batman v Superman. That standoff between two of the greatest heroes was one ..
RYAN: I’m joined by several associates for this super-packed review because I wanted to share as much expertise as possible for this one. I’ll begin by saying I loved this. It’s a hefty movie. It’s less like a typical superhero movie and more like a great drama with grit whose characters happen to be superheroes. ..
RYAN: Deadpool is a Marvel comic book hero I was completely unfamiliar with aside from hearing my 13-year-old nephew talk about him. I’m always leery of heroes I haven’t heard of before but I suppose I shouldn’t be because these big screen adaptations have become so consistently reliable. CAROLINE: Yeah it’s remarkable how it’s become ..
RYAN: This is the reboot of these Marvel comic characters, previously brought to the screen in a two-film series with different actors and a totally different vibe. They came out before the real superhero movie renaissance that we’re now in and because the first two weren’t stellar and it feels like we’re getting a new ..
RYAN: This is a new documentary written and directed by my friend Eric S. Dow, someone I’ve worked with for many years at major TV networks. It’s his second feature-length documentary. I was impressed by the first one but I’m even more so by this one. I’m proud of and impressed by him as a strong storyteller ..
RYAN: It’s latest superhero film from Marvel Studios and no one was really anticipating this because no one knows who this character is. But they will now as it’s a real crowdpleaser. After the screening, everyone was thrilled by it. I, however, never totally got all into it. CHUCK: I am 100% opposite from that. This is now one ..
RYAN: One of the most anticipated movies since the last one came out in 2012, it’s gonna be a billion-dollar-grossing movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron is here and it starts off so great, having the whole crew together. There’s a “hero-shot” new the open of the film, where they’re all together and you just feel excited ..
RYAN: This is the new X-Men conglomerate sequel because it’s the proper sequel to X-Men: First Class but also a sequel to the original X-Men movies. It ties everything together and it’s most satisfying for coming so full circle to so many movies. If you, like I, have seen all of the X-Men and Wolverine ..