Review: An American Pickle (2020)

An American PickleĀ is one of those movies that is enjoyable to watch but you don’t expect it to exceed expectations — which, for the most part, it doesn’t. And, as the first film released exclusively on new streaming service HBO Max (of which I am now a subscriber), the expectations weren’t all that high.

MCU: Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPY5Iq-tCvk Best Line: “It’s easy to fool people when they’re already fooling themselves.” (Quentin Beck)Funniest Line: “Bitch, please! You’ve been to space.” (Fury to Peter)Worst Line: N/AVillain: Mysterio/Quentin BeckVillain Grade: A-Film Grade: ARotten Tomatoes Score:My Opinion (after latest viewing): UnchangedBest Relationship: Peter and MJWorst Relationship: N/ABest Casting: Jake GyllenhaalWorst Casting: Read More

MCU: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWB31WFomz4 Best Line: “I…am Iron Man.”Funniest Line: “So he’s an idiot?” (Rhodey to Nebula, about Quill)Worst Line: N/AVillain: ThanosVillain Grade: A+Film Grade: A+Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%My Opinion (after latest viewing): UnchangedBest Relationship: The AvengersWorst Relationship: N/ABest Casting: N/AWorst Casting: N/ABest Fight: Cap, The Avengers, Guardians, Wakandans, etc. vs. Thanos et. Read More

MCU: Captain Marvel (2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq4wu_CIXu8 Best Line: “This isn’t about fighting wars; it’s about ending them.”Funniest Line: “We talking cheek swab or urine sample?” (Fury)Worst Line: “You do know why they call it a cockpit, don’t ya?” (Guy from Carol’s memory, at a bar, insinuating that women aren’t meant to be pilots)Villains: KreeVillain Grade: Read More

MCU: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIM78NrhixA Best Line: “We’re in the endgame now.”Funniest Line: “Dude, you’re embarrassing me in front of the wizards.” (Tony to Bruce, when he can’t get the Hulk to surface)Worst Line: N/AVillain: ThanosVillain Grade: AFilm Grade: A+Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%My Opinion (after latest viewing): ImprovedBest Relationship: Peter and GamoraBest Casting: N/AWorst Read More

MCU: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtUMnzvAWVM Best Line: “You can do anything. You’re the world’s greatest grandma.”Funniest Line: “Hiya, Champ, how was school?” (Hank to a child-sized Scott)Worst Line: “If you two are finished comparing sizes…”Villain: Ghost/AvaVillain Grade: BFilm Grade: B+My Opinion (after latest viewing): ImprovedBest Relationship: Scott and CassieWorst Relationship: N/ABest Casting: Michelle PfeifferWorst Read More

MCU: Thor: Ragnarok

Best Line: “He’s a friend from work.” Funniest Line: “We are not doing ‘Get Help!’” (Loki to Thor, when planning their escape) Worst Line: N/A Villain: Hela Villain Grade: A- Film Grade: A- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92% My Opinion (after latest viewing): Improved Best Relationship: Thor and Loki Worst Relationship: Read More

MCU: Doctor Strange (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slubggR1WLU Best Line: “Forget everything you think you know.”Funniest Line: “Any late fees I should know about? Maiming, perhaps?” (Stephen to Wong)Worst Line: “I don’t want you to go.” (Christine to Stephen)Villain: KaeciliusVillain Grade: A-Film Grade: ARotten Tomatoes Score: 89%My Opinion (after latest viewing): ImprovedBest Relationship: Strange and CloakWorst Relationship: Read More

MCU: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A95znmfX4Bw Best Line: “If you’re nothing without the suit, then you shouldn’t have it.” (Tony to Peter)Funniest Line: “Do you lay eggs?” (Ned to Peter, peppering him with questions about being Spider-Man)Worst Line: “What are you wearing? Something skimpy, I hope.” (Tony flirting on video with Aunt May)Villain: VultureVillain Grade: Read More

MCU: Black Panther (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxZcVWc-yJA Best Line: “Wakanda Forever!”Funniest Line: “The real question is…what are those?!” (Shuri, in reference to T’Challa walking into her lab with open-toed shoes)Worst Line: N/AVillain: Killmonger/ErikVillain Grade: AFilm Grade: A+Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%My opinion (after latest viewing): UnchangedBest Relationship: T’Challa and ShuriWorst Relationship: N/ABest Casting: Michael B. JordanWorst Casting: Read More