Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Disney’s Marvel’s fake-out extravaganza

by Benjamín Harguindey

Presented as the epic conclusion to a decade of “cinematic universe” build-up, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (2018) is actually the first half of a two-parter. It’s not that the movie has a somber ending so much as that it has no ending at all. Following the latest in a series of skirmishes with big bad Thanos, the Avengers take a breather and the movie sort of cuts to black – a “To be continued” on par with The Matrix Reloaded (2003).

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Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Does whatever a Spider-Man movie can.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Fifteen years, six movies and three iterations into the friendly neighborhood masked superhero, Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) hits all the requisite beats and little else. It’s a fun bit of entertainment, light in drama, romance and action (and here I’m thinking of all the highlights in previous movies, which have no real equivalent here) but comically hopped up in Marvel’s meta-cynicism, if that’s your thing.

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