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CinemaFanatic has written 18 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★½

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #18

    Most of the time, a new character in the superhero genre is usually introduced in their own film. Black Panther is an exception. Having been introduced in Captain America: Civil War, we got our first look at the Wakanda prince. Being played by Chadwick Boseman, his performance gave us a very good addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Having only a supporting role in Civil War, this time he takes center stage.

    While a lot of…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★½

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #15

    When the first Guardians of the Galaxy came to theaters, Marvel was taking a big risk. Being one of Marvel's less known characters, they weren't big names like most of their other superheroes. But thanks to a great marketing campaign, it was a very pleasant surprise. Using a mix of sci-fi fantasy action and comedy along with characters who played off of each other really well, Guardians of the Galaxy was a huge hit. It also…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★½

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #10

    Ever since the release of Iron Man in 2008, most of Marvel movies have all revolved around the members of the Avengers. They each got their own individual movies, their own sequels (except for the Hulk in terms of the latter) and a team-up movie. The only adaptations that came between then and now outside of their universe was the rebooted Spider-Man (before being rebooted again for the MCU). However, for the first time since Iron…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★½

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #9

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the third film in Phase 2 of The Avengers, is one of the more unique films in the MCU. While it provides plenty of the spectacle that is expected of a Marvel film, it also has a bit of social commentary. Here, we get a story about political corruption and Captain America's sense of morality being tested. Where The First Avenger was lacking, The Winter Soldier delivers.

    However, this sequel does…

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers

    ★★★★½

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #6

    For four years the Avengers had been in the making. Ever since the post-credits scene in Iron Man back in 2008, with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) telling Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) about the Avengers Initiative, we were getting a superhero film where instead of one individual characters, several would come together for one movie. After that, there were four more movies: The Incredible Hulk in 2008, Iron Man 2 in 2010, and Thor and…

  • Iron Man

    Iron Man

    ★★★★½

    COUNTDOWN TO ENDGAME #1

    Over the course of a decade, we have had the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It all started back in 2008 with the release of Iron Man. Since then, we have spent a lot of time with Iron Man and other superheroes like Captain America, Thor, Hulk and several others. While you could argue that the MCU has caused the superhero genre to become over-saturated since we seem to get five or six superhero movies a year now,…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★½

    Ever since the release of Iron Man in 2008, most of Marvel movies have all revolved around the members of the Avengers. They each got their own individual movies, their own sequels (except for the Hulk in terms of the latter) and a team-up movie. The only adaptations that came between then and now outside of their universe was the rebooted Spider-Man. However, for the first time since Iron Man, a risk was being taken with the franchise's newest film,…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★½

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the third film in Phase 2 of The Avengers, is one of the more unique films in the MCU. While it provides plenty of the spectacle that is expected of a Marvel film, it also has a bit of social commentary. Here, we get a story about political corruption and Captain America's sense of morality being tested. Where The First Avenger was lacking, The Winter Soldier delivers.

    However, this sequel does things a little differently…

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers

    ★★★★½

    (NOTE: Sorry I was away for a while. Been busy with work and using my free time playing the new God of War game. But I'm back now.)

    For four years the Avengers had been in the making. Ever since the post-credits scene in Iron Man back in 2008, with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) telling Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) about the Avengers Initiative, we were getting a superhero film where instead of one individual characters, several would come…

  • Iron Man

    Iron Man

    ★★★★½

    Over the course of a decade, we have had the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It all started back in 2008 with the release of Iron Man. Since then, we have spent a lot of time with Iron Man and other superheroes like Captain America, Thor, Hulk and several others. While you could argue that the MCU has caused the superhero genre to become over-saturated since we seem to get five or six superhero movies a year now, these characters have still…

  • The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

    ★★★★½

    Ever since the release of The Jungle Book, the Disney company had struggled to capture the magic that defined most of their films. For two decades, the animated films that they had made were mostly subpar. With the exception of The Great Mouse Detective, none of those films came close to the majesty of films like Snow White, Pinocchio and Fantasia. While most of them were financially successful, Disney needed something that would bring back what made their company an…

  • The Great Mouse Detective

    The Great Mouse Detective

    ★★★★½

    After the box office and critical failure of The Black Cauldron, the Disney studio needed to get back up on its feet. Since it still had a lot of money left over from the numerous hits they had over the past several years, they weren't as desperate as they were back in the 40s and later 50s. So there was no need for a huge hit. Their next film, The Great Mouse Detective, showed that the Disney company still had…