Daredevil Season 3 (Netflix)

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Daredevil season 3 surrounds Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) as he recovers from his injuries from the end of The Defenders. He is struggling with his faith, when he finds out that Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onfrio) has been let out of prison and is again slowly rising to power.

This is the best season that Marvel and Netflix have produced. The action is great. There were some really great additions to the cast specifically Wilson Bethel as Agent Poindexter (aka Bullseye), Joanne Wallay as Sister Maggie, and Jay Ali as Agent Nadeem. The character work was great this season, specifically for our hero, Matt Murdock, who is in a really dark place this season. Everyone has their own story line and they all tie into the main story of bringing the Kingpin down.

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Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)

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Ant-Man and the Wasp takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War where Scott Lang aka Ant-Man has been on house arrest. Hope Van Dyne aka The Wasp and her father, Hank Pym, are trying to travel through the Quantum Realm in order to get Hope’s mother, Janet, back and they recruit Scott to help.

Ant-Man and the Wasp was an easy breezy good time. It filled with tons of humor and is a great palette cleanser from the darkness and gravity from Avengers: Infinity War. Paul Rudd once again is really great as Ant-Man, he brings a lot of laughs and some heart with the scenes involving his daughter. Evangeline Lilly though has more of the spotlight and deservedly so. As the Wasp, she is much more graceful and bad ass than Ant-Man, I’m interested to see her interact with the other Avengers in the future. Michael Douglas again is good and so is the rest of the supporting cast like Laurence Fishburne and the villain, Ghost, played by Hannah John-Kamen. Ghost isn’t very developed though so she doesn’t cut it as one of Marvel’s best villains which we got with Killmonger and Thanos recently.

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Luke Cage Season 2 (Netflix)

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Luke Cage is back with season 2. This time around Luke struggles with the fame of being Harlem’s hero, has some major anger issues, and tries to protect Harlem from the newest villain, Bushmaster, who is out to get one of last season’s villains, Mariah Dillard.

Let me start off by saying this – don’t watch all of this season. The start of this season was so boring and uninteresting, you should just skip the first half all together. Pacing has always been an issues with these shows because this, and arguably, all the Marvel/Netflix shows do not need to be 13 episodes. It shouldn’t take 8 episodes in for the show to hook me, that just wastes my time as a viewer and makes other viewers quit the show. It also made Luke unlikable especially at the beginning.

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Incredibles 2 (2018)

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Incredibles 2 picks up immediately after its predecessor, with the Parr family fighting crime. Superheroes are still illegal though, so in an effort to legalize superheroes, Elastigirl is now in the spotlight leaving Mr. Incredible to stay home with his kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack Jack, who are all going through some sort of trouble.

It took 14 years for everyone to get Incredibles 2 and its a worthy sequel. The animation is beautiful as always when it comes to Pixar. And I was very impressed with a lot of action sequences involving Elastigirl. Kudos to director Brad Bird for still coming up with inventive ways to showcase superpowers.

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Black Panther (2018)

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Black Panther centers around the new king T’Calla (Chadwick Bosman) as he ascends the throne after the death of his father in the African country of Wakanda. But when Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) challenges T’Calla for the throne, T’Calla must fight with the help of his family and friends in order to prevent Wakanda’s secrets from being exposed.

First off what an amazing cast who all gave stellar performances. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis all star in this film. Boseman of course has inhibited the role of Black Panther exceptionally, he was my favorite part of Captain America: Civil War, and here we get to see him struggle about hiding Wakanda’s advanced technology if it could save those who are underprivileged and in need of help. Michael B Jordan really shines as Killmonger and he is no doubt one of Marvel’s best villains to date. He is someone who you can understand his point of view – he was wronged by his country so he wants to help those who are wronged by theirs and don’t have the resources to do so. But perhaps the standouts here are the women of Wakanda, both Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira were total badasses and Letitia Wright as T’Calla’s sister stole most of the scenes in the film for me.

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Justice League (2017)

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Justice League has finally arrived and all everyone wants to know after the critical failures of Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad is – is it good? Well I’m here to tell you it’s certainly better than the previously mentioned DCEU movies.

Justice League takes place after Superman’s death, where Batman needs to assemble a team of heroes after run ins with an insect like creature called parademons. The League which consists of famous heroes such as Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, along with Batman. Together they need to stop the villain, StepphenWolf, who is collecting power sources called Mother Boxes in order to conquer the world.

Justice League, which has certainly gone through a tough production process, is actually an enjoyable time at the theater. While its villain and plot are lacking, seeing these heroes together on the big screen makes up for that. Wonder Woman is the total standout here and deservedly so after the success of her film last June. The Flash (Ezra Miller) is also a scene stealer bringing light and comic relief to the team. And minor spoiler I guess, but if you follow these movies at all you should know this, but Superman returns from the dead and he makes a mighty fine, enjoyable entrance.

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