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Guardians of the Galaxy was an interesting and fun movie, the way that each of the characters were all introduced was superb. Gunn has created a 3 act story that flows in a very elegant and entertaining way. Along with that, the antagonist of the film felt intimidating and chilling. Despite, a little bit of a slow pace in the first act of the film I found it highly enjoyable. Along with that, this film has had spectacular scenic shots and used CGI in a way that I have never seen Marvel do before. The plot of the film was entertaining and I found it extremely interesting, however, the story was a little generic with a few overused cliches stuck in there, the comedy of the film, however, did make up for it as there were absolutely hysterical scenes. Overall, I would give this movie a B+.
After watching the all MCU movies, and rewatching the one that started it all. I must say, this film could arguably be one of the best superhero films that I have ever seen. The action was absolutely stunning, the way that it was superbly handled made the action feel intense and suspenseful. The way that each and every single one of the characters were very well introduced in the first 20 minutes of the film, and I remember being extremely happy the first time watching this film, that I was able to follow this storyline without having to be a comic reader. It was an entertaining, fun film that has some of the best CGI I have ever seen even 10 years since the release of this film. The best part of the film is no doubt the character arc that Tony has been through, there is some major character development in the film and it is extremely satisfying to see the arrogant man grow into someone more and becoming more than just himself. As we follow Stark through his act, the character arc has been conveyed in a nicely paced and progressive way which is massive props to both the writers and Downey Jr. The way we saw him grow as a character makes the audience jubilant and want to see more.
The one flaw that I see in the film is with Obadiah Stain, his character and his motivations were never really clear to the audience, although he posed as an intimidating threat to the audience, we never really understood his motive. After learning that he was the one who told the Ten Rings to capture Tony, we figure out that he is the antagonist of the film. However, a better way to create the antagonist's motivation would be by having Obadiah not be connected to the event with the Ten Rings, the beginning of Stain's arc would be when Tony announced his ending in the weapon manufacturing department, Obadiah simply needed a job and his real motivations would start from there, instead of having a blurry motivation for Obadiah like he did in the film. Regardless, the film was still extremely enjoyable and worth many watches.
Final score: A.
The Incredibles could be one of the best, most engaging animated film that has been ever produced. After re-watching it (again) recently I seem to have noticed that the film is just a complete masterpiece. The story of the film is compelling and captivating, and the storyline is a very unique and interesting idea that perhaps done something new with superhero movies, with the new idea of having superheroes banned, this has created a very extraordinary plot with new elements. Because of the condition in superhero work, the work of the protagonist had to be undisclosed to the public which also created the conflict of familial issues, such as the miscommunication between him and his family. Because of this the film wasn't only a superhero movie, it was a touching, family film where the characters eventually reach a consensus and become a functional family to defeat the villain. Each of the characters have story arcs and character growth which was very satisfying to watch as they all reached a unifying idea and perspective of the world from the experience, this was made especially well from the story telling method and how we are able to see multiple events happening at the same time from different character's perspective. However, in the very end the family comes together and completes their story arc.
As for the villain of the film, Syndrome posed as a very intimidating and spine-chilling villain, he was relatable and understandable. His character origins were blended into the film very well and the twist villain that Syndrome was the boy Bob met so long ago was unexpected and surprising. When we see the villain we understand his actions and almost persuades the audience to his side, which was a great job from the writers and Lee. Overall, the film has ben very entertaining, albeit disguised as a superhero movie, the context behind their actions about the familial conflicts and compelling moral made the movie have depth.