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Ice The Retro Kid wrote his opinion about Thor: Ragnarok

3 weeks ago

They finally got Thor completely right. This is the first Thor film to really capitalize on Thor's lore and overworld without the interference of terrible Earth characters who aren't interesting and just soaked in its own overbearing nature that is the godly world of Asgard. It got the pacing down and it decided to not be unfocused and decided to master the dramedy blending that Marvel usually does. Also, finally, another good villain besides Loki!

Score: 9.0 (Fantastic!)

Ice The Retro Kid wrote his opinion about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

3 weeks ago

I actually like this one more than the original! The stakes were higher this time around. The jokes were coming at a mile a minute, while having great stakes. Dramedy blending in Marvel is as strong as ever here. Great stuff, most I've laughed watching a superhero film that isn't Deadpool.

Score: 9.5 (Fantastic!)

Ice The Retro Kid wrote his opinion about Spider-Man: Homecoming

3 weeks ago

This is the greatest Spider-Man movie ever made. Slice of life storytelling, an actual teenage Peter Parker and it doesn't rely on cliche origin storytelling from older superhero movies. They finally got Spider-Man right, without any unnecessary fast forwarding. The dialog is cutesy, Tom Holland does a great job being an adorable youthful Spider-Man. It doesn't have that cardboard campy character portrayal like in the original trilogy and unlike The Amazing Spider-Man movies, it commits to the slice of life style a lot more rather than trying to have its cake and eat it too (both trying to be an Oscorp plotted film and trying to balance high school life, pick one). It has superhero elements sure, but it actually puts A LOT more pressure on trying to balance school and being a superhero way better than any film I've ever seen try to do it. It even has a callback to cool stuff about the first MCU movie, Iron Man 1, having a similar identity reveal ending (BUT IN A FUNNY WAY). Great job. Welcome back home to Marvel, Spidey.

Score: 9.5 (Fantastic!)

Ice The Retro Kid wrote his opinion about Doctor Strange

3 weeks ago

Pretty creative film, the hero of Marvel I knew the least about so far, but the visuals and the witty dialog did entertain. Although, I thought some of the comedy in this film was a bit inappropriately placed, like I didn't need it in certain spots, it's one of those occasions where I could have used more time without a few jokes here and there, the movie felt pretty serious to me and it wasn't going as hokey as like Guardians of the Galaxy or Thor Ragnarok or something for me to allow as many jokes as it had, but it's still great!

Score: 8.0 (Great!)

Ice The Retro Kid wrote his opinion about Captain America: Civil War

3 weeks ago

Oh, yeah this was my apex of the MCU. This was more mature than most of the other MCU films and the amount of cameos and storytelling built from this, actually makes this feel more important of a setup for the future of the MCU than the last actual Avengers film was. This is basically Avengers 2.5. My heart was pounding during the intense conflict between Captain America and Iron Man. The introduction of characters like Spider-Man and Black Panther get me even more interested for the future of Marvel. This is definitely going down as one of my favorite Superhero films of all time for sure, it has the best fight scenes of the whole series and it seems that I can expect Captain America movies to be about stakes, since that's what I get from his trilogy of movies. The Airport Scene alone is worth the price of admission.

Score: 10.0 (Classic!)

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3 weeks ago

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Av...

Score: 10.0 (Classic!) - Rank it!

Ice The Retro Kid wrote his opinion about Ant-Man

3 weeks ago

This actually feels basically paced compared to other Marvel Cinematic Universe films. It's shorter than the other ones and the setup feels basic by comparison, like something more typical out of the early 2000s Marvel films. Still, the special effects were good and there was reason to care, so it's good.

Score: 7.0 (Good!)

Ice The Retro Kid wrote his opinion about Guardians of the Galaxy

3 weeks ago

This was an insanely funny Marvel film and felt like it was a more warped version of The Avengers. This proved to me that Marvel could practically just make a movie of any of their IPs and find a way to make it interesting. This was also a breath of fresh air compared to other Marvel movies in pacing and flow. Usually Marvel movies have about 10% of a joke factor. I think this movie upped it to like almost half per line spoken or it feels like it. (Also shout out to Dave Bautista as Drax, I am a Wrestling fan!)

WE ARE GROOT.

Score: 8.5 (Great!)

Ice The Retro Kid wrote his opinion about Captain America: The Winter So...

3 weeks ago

This was the first film that made me realize that it was worth the time and investment to build the MCU. Yes, I like the MCU as a whole, but aside from Iron-Man 1 and The Avengers, I thought that most of the series was just good, but I appreciated the scale of the franchise building, because nothing else was doing it. I didn't think we'd get a film at this level. I mean, I liked Iron-Man as a character, but the last 2 movies of his were kinda flawed, but it was nice to see him in it. I was interested in the world of Thor, but 2 films in and they won't tell me enough about the world of Thor that I'd like to know or see be expressed, they keep cutting to Earth or letting bland characters get in the way of the better ones. So I thought we weren't ever gonna reach that level of like Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy in terms of the stakes and dialog. (really, only Iron Man 1 had flirted with that at all)

So when this came out, I was just expecting, at best, yet another good film...boy, I was wrong. It's not just good, this is an amazing film. THE STAKES in this film are truly high and it's felt every second. it makes you relate to everything around you changing because so much time is lost. Captain America's loved one, now old and gray. Adjusting to his new time period seems difficult. Also, they didn't just do it as the fish out of water style where he doesn't know how anything works (which was starting to wear thin in the Marvel universe), like, he did fine at work in his modern job, but it's the emotional psychology of it that he can't grasp. I'm also glad they don't just start shoehorning a new romance in for Captain America right away, that's something I could do a film without on. This also had AMAZING action scenes and we finally get a villain besides Loki in The Winter Soldier. Captain America and The Winter Soldier fighting had some severe weight to it and it was amazing stuff. This is the film that made me think, yeah this MCU thing can really work with the levels of continuity here.

Score: 9.5 (Fantastic!)

Ice The Retro Kid wrote his opinion about Thor: The Dark World

3 weeks ago

This is a tragedy in the MCU, because this isn't just a complete horrible film. There is a good film in here, but it's also running against a bad film at the same time. This had an amazing hot set-up, they're arresting Loki from back in the original Avengers ending, they're bringing him in. That should have set up Thor to SOAR. You've got this gripping story between Thor's family, INCLUDING the interaction between Thor and Loki...with some meddling now that Natalie Portman's character is brought up to Asgard. Oh so, now Thor's love interest now off Earth, GREAT, now we don't have to cut down to Earth like in the last movie...wait... you mean we have to cut down to Earth MORE THAN THE LAST MOVIE!? HOW!? WHAT IS THERE TO SHOW!? KAT DENNINGS AND HER AWKWARD HUMOR WHILE TRYING TO HUNT DOWN A NAKED SCIENTIST!? THAT'S NOT IMPORTANT. AND IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY. THEY SPEND LIKE ANYWHERE FROM 30-40% OF THE MOVIE ON THIS. So there's this awful chase for a naked scientist plotline hogging up the serious moments of the movie. There's a death of a major character and it's hard to stay into it when the movie is bogged down by horrible comedy within minutes of each other. On top of that, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster is just so uninteresting compared to other significant others of the MCU. She gets so much screen time compared to other characters who'd do better with it. The romance is just not interesting in this movie. Thor's gang of friends I wanted to get to know more of in the last movie? They're barely in this, they seem so interesting and they get shafted. And of course, even the villain is kinda dull, probably the dullest villain of the MCU so far, bad use of Christopher Eccleston. So with all that, I barely tolerate the film only because of MCU franchise building and the half of the good movie that is held up by Thor and Loki. It's one of the rare cases where I find that the comedy and the romance of a Marvel film actually kills it and that Drama and Action was the strongsuit in this movie! It pretty much is the weakest MCU film. (P.S. I'd still rather watch this over any DC Extended Universe film that isn't WonderWoman, that's how strong MCU is, that even their blemish still kills most of their line-up!)

Score: 5.5 (Average!)