Category: adventure

X-Men: Dark Phoenix [2019] ★★

Judging from the early reviews and reactions, you’d think that “Dark Phoenix”, the final installment in the “X-Men” franchise (at least until Disney takes over), is a complete disaster. It isn’t. But it’s not great either. I think the film’s biggest mistake is that it happens to fall […]

Aladdin [2019] ★★★

I was 5 years old when my mom took me to see the animated version of “Aladdin” back in 1992. To this day, she still tells the story of how I sat through the whole movie mesmerized by pretty much everything. As the years went by, the movie […]

All Marvel Movies Ranked

Iron Man 2 [2010] Following the huge success of 2008’s “Iron Man” (which also kicked-off the Marvel Cinematic Universe), I personally had high expectations for this sequel. To say that I was disappointed would truly be an understatement. With half-baked ideas and a villain that didn’t really bring […]

Shazam! [2019] ★★★

In a DC universe already crammed with so many superheroes, “Shazam!” emerges as something fresh and unique. What’s more, Zachary Levi is fully up to the task (incidentally, he also starred in one of Marvel’s funniest films, “Thor: Ragnarok”). Armed with superpowers and a smart-ass attitude, Levi has […]

Dumbo [2019] ★★★

Alright, let’s take care of the elephant in the room right away (I’m giggling all alone here but I swear no pun was intended): this live-action version of “Dumbo” was never going to replace the beloved 1941 classic. The old one means so much to me to let […]

Captain Marvel [2019] ★★★

By now, you probably know that “Captain Marvel” will play a major role in the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame”. So it’s only natural that Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers gets a standalone film at this stage in the Marvel cinematic universe. And you couldn’t ask for a better movie to […]