Beautiful. GotG cements itself as the best trilogy in the MCU. It’s also the darkest thing the MCU has produced. Genuinely surprised Gunn was able to get away with some of it. But it’s darkness with a purpose and balanced with character-driven levity.
Evil Dead Rise 2023
Whew. Intense. It rips! And tears, and slashes, and grinds, and burns, and stabs, and grates! Now I will say, I’ve seen enough gore in my horror lifetime that I don’t flinch easily, but I did leave this one feeling a wee bit nauseous. It is brutal.
Creed III 2023
Creed in three! Another knockout entry in the Creed franchise. Michael B. Jordan makes an exciting directorial debut and showcases he has just as big of a future behind the camera as in front of it. Man really showcases his anime influences and skills he picked up from Coogler. Jonathan Majors delivers frightening intensity and magnetism, once again proving he’s one of the most exciting actors to emerge in the past few years.
Could’ve used another 20 minutes or so…