Shazam! (David F. Sandberg, 2019)

In 1974, a boy rode in the backseat of a car driven by his father. He didn’t have a good relationship with his family. His older brother would bully him, and his father refused to help, scornful of his younger son crying to others. Before he knew it, his father and brother vanished from sight, and he found himself in another world. The ancient wizard Shazam had summoned the young boy in a centuries-old search to find a champion pure of heart. His old champion turned evil, and unleashed the Seven Deadly Sins upon the world. Millions perished before the Sins could be contained once more. The wizard tested the boy, but he was unable to resist the Sins’ temptation. Time is not on the wizard’s side, but he will not give up until he finds the one destined to inherit his powers.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Dean DeBlois, 2014)

WARNING: The premise of this film contains unmarked spoilers for the series thus far.

Since the fall of the Red Death, the Vikings of Berk have made peace with the dragons forced to do its bidding, and they live together in harmony.  In just five years, the dragons have radically altered the culture of the village. Every Viking has now bonded with a dragon, and they even stage competitions to see who can capture more sheep. During one such competition, Hiccup, the son of the village chieftain Stoick the Vast, secretly leaves with his own dragon, Toothless, to explore uncharted lands.

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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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