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Spider-Man : No Way Home (2021)
Warning: spoilers ahead
I really enjoyed the film, mostly because of the way it was written and weaved in past villains and spidermen. I loved the social commentary of heal/cure vs. kill. I felt it relevant to the covid world we live in and how much we continue struggle with it.
The acting is decent across the board, with a few light and emotional moments to pepper the action scenes and top quality special effects. The result: a well fleshed out plot with enough bang for your buck.
Comfortable seating or an IMAX experience would be great for it. It is a refreshing exploration of the multiverse and leaves many avenues open and doors to knock on for future franchises.
Doctor Strange (2016)
For the uninitiated, like me, who don’t know about the marvel hero or the plot of the film, you are in for a great viewing experience. I resonated so much with its content and philosophy that I was swept away by its many dimensions (pun intended).
The film delves on various eastern philosophies, ours included, and speaks of them with an authority and subtlety which is truly fascinating. Benedict Cumberbatch is perfect for the title role, embodying the talent and ego which would warrant a transformation. He is supported wonderfully by Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who become his world of the Mystic Arts.
He encounters Mads Mikkelsen and Benedict Wong amongst others in that world, with differing agendas and protocols. What impressed me the most was how the sifted through they subject matter so effortlessly, weaving in good quality humour. The special effects are spectacular, sometimes you feel you are looking through a kaleidoscope lense. That’s when your feet leave the floor! How I wish I would have seen this in IMAX.
An entertaining, well written film, a slick direction by Scott Derrickson, crisp at under two hours with a deep message.