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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier – Ep 1 Review | Spoiler FREE

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This review will be spoiler-free and will not go into any detail about plot or story points.

As soon as one exciting Marvel show ends, we’re treated to another as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier soars onto our screens. The two shows are completely different, but it looks like TFATWS is shaping up to be another great show.

I’m not going to divulge any details about the plot or the story as I’d like to try and keep this as spoiler-free as possible so that you can go into the show blind so some of this might seem a bit vague. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has that MCU feel that the first few episodes of WandaVision didn’t but at the same time there’s more worldbuilding going on and it does feel much more intimate and personal than lots of the films and yet it still has lots of ties and references to the wider MCU. It manages to feel familiar, but it also expands into new territory as we’re seeing a different side to these heroes. We’ve seen them in end-of-the-world situations before but no we’re seeing what their families are like or what it’s like for them when they’re not out there saving the world.

The show opens with an extraordinary action set piece that just feels bright and exciting and entertaining. It does feel like a lot of the other MCU action scenes, but it also does feel a bit more gritty- well as gritty as a show about a guy in a flying bird suit can get. This immediately throws you right into the show and gets you fully on board and makes you feel like it was only yesterday that we saw The Winter Soldier or Civil War for the first time.

But as well as the action scenes, the show is character focused and spends a lot of time with our two main characters and seeing how they’re adapting to a post-Avengers: Endgame world. But the show also focusses on how Sam and Bucky, as well as the rest of the world, are reacting to a world without Captain America. At the end of Endgame we saw Cap hand his shield to Sam and now we see what happens to the world, and what happens to America, now that they no longer have a national hero and we get to see everyone’s response to this and it’s really fascinating and it’s exciting to see where the show goes next with this.

Much like WandaVision the show ends with something big drawing you in and making you even more excited for next week and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has definitely set itself up well for the coming weeks and I can’t wait to see where it goes next. The episode ends with something really big that looks set to shake things up for the rest of the series and quite possibly for the rest of the MCU.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier premieres on Disney+ on Friday March 19.

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage A Dark Comedy Infused With Fast-paced Action

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‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ was absolutely Full of CARNAGE. It’s a dark comedy infused with fast-paced action and the relationship between Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and Venom was like watching an old married couple. And Woody Harrelson’s performance was CHAOTIC in a good way. 

After so many potential release dates due to the film being delayed, Venom: Let There Be Carnage was officially released in Cinemas here in the UK on Friday the 15th of October. It is the sequel to Sony’s 2018 film Venom in where the Symbiote links himself with a host and used their bodies to service. Venom now lives amongst us but Eddie Brock struggles to adjust to his new life as the host of the alien symbiote. Venom grants him super-human abilities in order to be a lethal vigilante. Brock attempts to reignite his Journalism career by interviewing serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson), who becomes the host of the symbiotic Carnage and escapes prison after a failed execution. 

The film wastes no time and dives straight into the storyline which dives deeper into the origin of Serial Killer Cletus Kasady. Harrelson’s performance as said earlier was Chaotic in the best way possible as his character encapsulates the rage and insanity. His performance was brilliantly matched by Tom Hardy who reprises his role as Eddie Brock, his chemistry with Venom is once again the true highlight of the film. The duo of Harrelson and Hardy work great as frenemies.

Speaking of venom this is truly where the film shines. Since this is a continuation from the first movie, Venom fells more settled inside his host and is more comfortable as Eddie’s conscience. However their rocky relationship has caused a lot of problems for Brock as both want to do different things for example, Eddie just wants to get on with his life and get his career back up and running, Venom does comply however he lusts for brains and chocolate. he feels stuck and wants to be free, but unfortunately cannot control his impulses. 

They argue, fight and trash Eddie’s apartment. This is a very venomous love affair between them both but in an interesting scene, Venom attends a rave and opens up and i’m not kidding about his love for Eddie. Director Andy Serkis opens up about this particular scene saying that it was Tom’s idea to have Venom sort of Come out and go to a party that was a ideally an LGBTQIA festival. Venom speaks for freedom of others by asking to stop this cruel treatment of aliens. 

At it’s heart this film is a love story about the extraordinary relationship between symbiote and host. 

Reprising their roles from the first film are Michelle Williams (Anne Weying) , Reid Scott (Dan Lewis) and Peggy Lu as Mrs. Chen. I felt all have less screen time during the film but these characters are vital to help Eddie’s journey and Venom’s. 

However I felt Naomi Harris was criminally underused. Her character Shriek acts more as a walking plot device than an actual character, though she does brilliantly on what the writers have given her to do. Another Character i felt that had potential but little to do was Stephen Graham, his character felt more like another plot device to tease the sequel. 

With a new director to the franchise, Andy series brings a new quality to the story and action due to his knowledge of motion capture, the VFX on the symbiote’s are outstanding and realistic.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a step up from the first film. It’s a fun 90 minutes and OMG do not miss the credits!!!!!

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DC FanDome | First Look At ‘Black Adam’ – Starring Dwayne Johnson

“Five thousand years ago, Kahndaq was a melting pot of cultures, wealth, power, and magic. Yet, most of us have nothing, except for the chains around our necks. Kahndaq needed a hero, instead, they got me. I did what needed to be done and they imprisoned me for it. Now, five thousand years later, I’m free and I give you my word… No one will ever stop me again.”

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DC FanDome gave us our first look at DC’s upcoming ‘Black Adam.’ starring Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Shahi, Noah Centineo, Pierce Brosnan and Aldis Hodge.

Five thousand years ago, Kahndaq was a melting pot of cultures, wealth, power, and magic. Yet, most of us have nothing, except for the chains around our necks. Kahndaq needed a hero, instead, they got me. I did what needed to be done and they imprisoned me for it. Now, five thousand years later, I’m free and I give you my word… No one will ever stop me again.Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam [Credit: New Line Cinema]

Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam [Credit: New Line Cinema]

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The Flash Teaser Footage | DC FanDome (2022)

The Flash is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Produced by DC Films, The Disco Factory, and Double Dream, and set for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is intended to be the twelfth film in the DC Extended Universe. Wikipedia
Release date: November 4, 2022 (USA)

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The Flash is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Produced by DC Films, The Disco Factory, and Double Dream, and set for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is intended to be the twelfth film in the DC Extended Universe. Wikipedia
Release date: November 4, 2022 (USA)

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