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Eternals

Eternals

Director Chloé Zhao, with her eye for vast open spaces, lots of silence, and naturalistic acting, seemed an odd choice to helm a massive big-budget superhero movie, but bless Marvel and Disney for giving her a chance. The combo unfortunately is not magic, like a kid with a cape being forced to jump off a …

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Aquaman

[Executive speaks, dominating the meeting] Aquaman has been kind of a joke in the superhero world, so we need to reclaim him, and, you know, make him AWESOME. We need to get a beefy, manly guy, you know, no more blond wussy guy in spandex. Be sure he is naturally funny… you know, like that …

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Glass

To prepare to see Glass, I watched Split over the weekend. I found it to be a tight film with a fantastic performance by James McAvoy as a psychopath with 23 personalities (plus a potentially super-human one called The Beast). When the final scene (a Marvel-type Easter egg) showed Bruce Willis as Unbreakable‘s David Dunn, …

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Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame doesn’t have much faith in the resilience of humanity. Five years after Thanos (Josh Brolin) made half of Earth’s (and the universe’s) population disintegrate into ash with a snap of his infinity-stone encrusted glove, apparently the spirit has gone out of everyone. No fun is to be had, stadiums are empty, garbage and …

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