Avengers: Endgame (Anthony Russo & Joe Russo, 2019)

WARNING: The very premise of this film contains spoilers for the series thus far. If you intend to watch Avengers: Infinity War blind, do not read any part of this review.

The unthinkable has happened. Thanos the Mad Titan has seized every single one of the six Infinity Stones, thereby completing the Infinity Gauntlet. With a snap of his fingers, half of the universe’s population disintegrated into dust. Countless heroes lost their lives, the Guardians of the Galaxy have fallen, and those who remain face a foe of incalculable power. With the Infinity Stones at their full potential, Thanos has control over all life in the universe, time, and every single mind in existence. Even if they mounted a resistance against him, he could easily stop them before they had a chance to effect their plan. If they were to defy the odds and strike him down, he would simply erase his defeat and respond in kind with a force his assailant couldn’t even dream of standing up to. Even with a powerful reinforcement in the form of Carol Danvers, do the surviving heroes stand a chance against this omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent enemy?

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Captain Marvel (Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2019)

Starforce member Vers of the Kree Empire has been suffering from recurring nightmares. Through brief glimpses, she sees an older woman, though the meaning behind these visions eludes her. Her mentor and commanding officer, Yon-Rogg, trains her to control her abilities, reminding her to suppress her emotions in battle. She and the rest of her team are sent on a mission to rescue an undercover operative who has infiltrated a faction of Skrulls. The Skrulls are alien shapeshifters warring with the Kree. Their commander, Talos, captures Vers during the mission. She manages to escape from their ship in an escape pod, but crash-lands on a planet named Earth.

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