Sadly Black Widow strolls into cinema's too late. The film feels irrelevant at this moment and it's a shame she wasn't provided this film prior to Endgame. This film would have made Endgame all the more heartbreaking for the character as there's a lot of great moments here. The film brings an action packed finale that feels out of place and this has been an ongoing issue with most of the Marvel films. The villain is secondary but that's more of an issue with the story of the film. The threat and family building is the central piece of this film and sadly the villain that should have been the central villain, Taskmaster is relegated to some two-bit villain role. There was a better film here and sadly this feels empty for the character's overall journey.
Watched this on its initial release and it definitely works with its one set structure. It has some gut punching moments and it's a showcase for Levitt in the lead role. It's a shame that more character driven films like this are relegated to the streaming networks but on the other hand it's nice to have a film like 7500 released. I hope Amazon continue to push smaller budgeted films to ensure the indie film market is still available for fans like myself.
Gritty and well done. Gravesend is one of those films I skipped on VHS and it fell into the abyss. I'm happy to have found it via a friend on DVD and it has not lost its appeal. The film was made during the indie movement and Oliver Stone rightly saw a film that warranted viewing. The film works thanks to its setting, not the story. It's the world that built around the characters that influences their actions. The characters are just your average unintelligent group that allows things to escalate without ration thought. You won't see many movies like this film and it's a massive shame it has never found its way to HD. This film deserves to be discovered and deserves a cult following.
Another solid Marvel entry and it's a good thing as this Phase 4 has been quite a mixed bag. I've never been a Shang Chi fan and I think Marvel has succeeded at the cinematic experience for the character. There's a lot here to enjoy and finally a villain has a bite sized chunk of the film. There's better Marvel films in there library but this was a lot of fun and had enough style to ensure it separates itself from the others. The only weak moments are in the end credits which setup sequels that don't feel that relevant right now. Marvel films are in danger over saturation with the Tv shows and films so Shang Chi definitely works to bring an origin that feels different and cinematic.
This film is truly one of a kind and if you can't disappear within the story, you'll be left in the group that hates this film. The film rests on the reveal and that moment is both crazy and utterly insane. You cannot discuss the twist without giving the film away and that's not going to happen on my watch. The film is pure James Wan and its the style that makes this film succeed. I'm obviously in the section that enjoyed this film and I really enjoyed that a studio film would take this leap. It won't appeal to everyone but if you're looking for something original and a lot of fun, this will be for you.