My Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

2020 is here, and with the new year comes new movie releases, which makes me excited; There are plenty of movies that I cannot wait to see this year, and while some of the movies haven’t had a trailer released for them yet, I know they will be coming and it has me stoked to see them. My list features Marvel movies, horror movies, DC films, action movies, and more. I’m excited to share my Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020 in addition to some honorable mentions that I cannot wait to see as well. Check out my list:

10. Antebellum – April 24

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Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Janelle Monáe , Eric Lange, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe , Jena Malone

9. No Time To Die – April 10

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Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes 

8. Bad Boys For Life – Jan. 17

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The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Paola Nunez, Joe Pantoliano, Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton, Alexander Ludwig

7. A Quiet Place Part II – March 20

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Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou

6. Halloween Kills – Oct. 16

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The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards, Nick Castle

5. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – Sept. 11

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“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, Julian Hilliard  

4. Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) – Feb. 07

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You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? “Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco, Ewan McGregor

3. Wonder Woman 1984 – June 05

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Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the Super Hero’s first outing, last summer’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office. “Wonder Woman 1984” will also be helmed by acclaimed director Patty Jenkins, and star Gal Gadot in the title role. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Pedro Pascal 

2. Black Widow – May 01

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Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow in Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow”–the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina. Directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige, “Black Widow” hits U.S. theaters on May 1, 2020. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, O.T. Fagbenle

1. Eternals – Nov. 06

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Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants. (from Geek Tyrant)

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Salam Hayek, Richard Madden, Brian Tyree Henry, Kumail Nanjiani

Other 2020 movies I’m excited to watch 

I cannot wait until these movie release dates; Upon hearing about these films I knew I had to add them to my must see list. Are there any movies on this list that you want to see this year ? Check out the following list for more of my anticipated movies of 2020:

The Invisible Man – Feb. 28

Antlers – April 17

Death On The Nile – Oct. 09

Morbius – July 31

Venom 2 – Oct. 02

Tenet – July 17

The New Mutants – April 03

Dune – Nov. 20

Brahms: The Boy II – Feb. 21

Sonic The Hedgehog – Feb. 14

Fantasy Island – Feb. 14

The Woman In The Window – May 15

Spiral (From The Book Of Saw) – May 15

Candyman – June 12

The Hitman’s Wife Bodyguard – Aug. 28

Last Night In Soho – Sept. 25

Deep Water – Nov. 13

Godzilla vs. Kong – Nov. 20

Trolls World Tour – April 17

Did your anticipated movie of 2020 make the list ? 

Doctor Sleep (Movie Review)

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Release Date: November 08, 2019

Genre: Horror

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):

“Doctor Sleep” is the continuation of Danny Torrance’s story 40 years after the terrifying events of Stephen King’s The Shining. Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality. Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before-at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.

Review By Me

Last month, I watched The Shining for the first time. I know, with me being a horror fan, I should’ve been seen this horror classic, but you know what they say, better late than never. Now set decades after the events in The Shining, we see a grown-up Danny Torrance played by Ewan McGregor, who struggles with childhood trauma and alcoholism. I was excited to see Doctor Sleep, because when I saw the movie trailer, I got goosebumps, and my goosebumps mean that a movie is gonna be good. The cast in this movie did an amazing job, the acting was great, and the new characters were interesting. I want to highlight the performances of Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, and Kyliegh Curran. Ewan McGregor gave a fine performance as an older Danny; I love the relationship he had with Aba Stone, a kid who also has “the shine”, a role played by newcomer, Kyliegh Curran, who gave a powerhouse performance as the fearless, powerful, little girl who embraced her “shine”, I loved it. Rebecca Ferguson gave a terrifying performance as Rose the Hat, a cult leader who feeds on children with psychic powers. Speaking of cult leader, the cult goes by the name of “The True Knot”. I’m not gonna say much, except that these people are bad, terrifying, and hunts kids with “the shine”. In Doctor Sleep we get to see flashbacks from The Shining, which you kind of figured you would see. Being a sequel to the horror classic, The Shining, the movie stands on its own, and it shines lol.  I really enjoyed this movie, it’s definitely one of my favorite movies of the year ! The movie score was haunting, and the visuals were stunning, I was not disappointed. Doctor Sleep is one of Stephen King’s best film adaptations as well as one of my favorites. Is it safe to say that I like Doctor Sleep a bit more than The Shining ?  If you’re a fan of Stephen King, then you should watch this movie, or if you are into Horror Or Suspense, then this movie should be on your must see list. Will you guys be seeing Doctor Sleep ? If so, let me know in the comments below. As always thanks for reading !

*Rating: 5/5 *

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Joker (Movie Review)

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Release Date: October 04, 2019

Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert DeNiro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Shea Whigham

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):

“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Review By Me

The Joker is one of the greatest comic book villains ever, and one of my favorites. I fell in love with The Joker when Heath Ledger portrayed him in 2008’s The Dark Knight. He gave an amazing performance as the character, which earned him praise for fully immersing himself into this role; This also earned him a well-deserved Oscar. A little over a decade later, a film on the origins of the iconic villain is now out, starring the talented Joaquin Phoenix. When I heard a Joker film was being released I was excited because The Joker is a great villain. The fact that Joaquin Phoenix is starring in this role is perfect, because he is a great actor. The entire cast of the movie was great: Zazie Beetz, Robert DeNiro, and Frances Conroy, but the star of the film is no doubt Joaquin Phoenix. I loved him when he starred as Johnny Cash in Walk The Line, and I love him even more in this role. The role of The Joker has great character development, and Joaquin brought that darkness and tragedy to the role. My favorite part of the movie is maybe about the last 45 minutes to a hour of the film, when Arthur Fleck, embraces his Joker alter ego; That last hour of the movie gave me chills, I loved it ! Another thing about this movie is the suspense; It’s like you don’t know what will happen next, but I think that’s a great thing. The director of the movie, Todd Phillips did an extraordinary job with Joker, he captured the story of the character so well with the darkness and grittiness. The cinematography and score were brilliant, I wouldn’t be surprised if the movie received Oscar nominations for its cinematography, score, and more. Joker is an amazing, dark, gritty, and intense masterpiece taking us into the origin of Gotham’s and comic book’s iconic and greatest villain. Joaquin Phoenix gives a tour de force performance, which deserves an Oscar nomination and a win for sure ! This movie is one of the best comic book movies I’ve seen and is one of my favorite movies of the year ! Joker is a cinematic piece of art and a movie that I would go see again. This is a must see film ! Have you guys seen Joker ? Or do you plan on seeing it ? Let me know in the comment below. As always thanks for reading !

* Rating: 5/5 *

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IT: Chapter Two (Movie Review)

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Release Date: September 06, 2019

Genre: Horror

Cast: Bill Skarsgard, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes): 

Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club in a return to where it all began with “IT Chapter Two,” the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, kids are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all…putting them directly in the path of the clown that has become deadlier than ever.

Review By Me

I loved 2017’s IT, it’s one of my favorite horror movies, so of course I could not wait for IT: Chapter Two to be released. The first one was really good and so I knew the second one would be great as well. IT: Chapter Two takes place 27 years later, after the Losers Club make a pact to return to Derry, if IT (Pennywise) returns. I bought the book a while ago and had plans to have it completed before I went to see the second part, but time got the best of me; However, I still plan to continue and finish the book. Within the first 15- 20 minutes of the movie, it’s like what I had read was right in front of me on the screen. I was pretty excited, because I did not think those specific parts of the book, would be in the movie, for some reason, it was exciting to me. Now let’s talk about the Losers Club. I think the casting of the grown-up version of the kids was perfect, look wise and personality wise. They all did a great job of acting. I also loved how we were able to see flashbacks of the young Losers Club, including scenes we did not see in the first film, it was kind of nostalgic. Let’s talk about the star of the film, Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. I love Bill as Pennywise; he gives a great performance, just like how he did in the first film. He’s menacing, creepy, and terrifying. I read some reviews where some people were complaining about the film’s length being almost three hours long; I did not have a problem with the film’s length, but I kind of feel that since the book is over 1,000 pages, an almost three hour long film should not be a problem. Also, Bill Hader playing the older Richie Tozier, I read that people thought the movie had too many funny scenes/ jokes. This character is known to be funny, and he crack jokes. I was expecting him to be funny in this film and I did not think it was a problem. We did not see Pennywise much in the film, but his slight absence made it more terrifying, because he would manifest into their fears, which is pretty scary enough ! Andy Muschietti did a great job with the second part of IT, just like he did with the first one. This is a well-written film, as well as an intense emotional ride – for the audience and the characters. This film contained a few surprises, but that may be because the audience may not have read the book, or the director wanted to add an element of surprise to the film; I loved the movie and would recommend this film to watch. IT: Chapter Two is a great conclusion to the story and I think it is just like the first film: a horror masterpiece; Let me know in the comments if you plan on seeing this film, if not You’ll Float Too ! As always thanks for reading !

* Rating: 5/5 *

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Spiderman: Far From Home (Movie Review)

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Release Date: July 02, 2019

Genre: Action & Adventure

Cast: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Jacob Batalon

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):

Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent !

Review By Me

MCU’s 23rd film, Spiderman: Far From Home is out, and just like its predecessors is raking in big at the box office, which is no surprise lol.. I’m always happy and excited when any MCU movie is getting released. As I’ve stated before the MCU is this amazing shared universe focusing on these series of superhero films, and not only are they great as solo films, but when you have the characters together in a film, and the films are connected in ways you can’t imagine, its amazing. I love being invested in these movies, it’s not a bad thing, I’m just passionate about these movies. Spiderman: Far From Home takes place after Avengers: Endgame, and I hope everyone has seen Endgame, because in this film, Peter is dealing with the death of Tony Stark (yes death) , and of course he misses him a lot. I loveee Tom Holland as Peter Parker; I think he does an awesome job at portraying this character, with his charm and youth. Some of our favorite characters return: MJ, Ned, Happy, and Aunt May. There’s also new faces (wink wink) lol. Spiderman: Homecoming is a good movie and was a great way to introduce Spiderman into the MCU. But Far From Home is pmy favorite of the two and is a great sequel.  I really enjoyed seeing Peter being with his friends on this fun, romantic adventure in Europe. As usual Peter tries to keep the balance of being Peter Parker and Spiderman a secret, which sometimes isn’t easy lol. The visual effects in this movie are amazing, you feel like the visuals are right there. I loved Far From Home, it made me laugh, and is a fun, action packed, and surprising ride. The cast is amazing and gave great performances, plus I love Zendaya as MJ, being her morbid self lol. And woah as usual stay after the film for the mid-credit and post credit scene, you don’t want to miss it. Spiderman: Far From Home is a satisfying conclusion to the Infinity Saga, and I loved it. Wow, It’s been a fun, emotional, and exciting ride on this 23 film journey, here’s to Phase 4 and the films to come. Hey, If you’ve seen Far From Home, let me know what you think below ! If you havent seen it, I recommend you to. Thanks for reading !

*Rating: 5/5 *

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Toy Story 4 (Movie Review)

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Release Date: June 21, 2019

Genre: Animation, Kids & Family

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan- Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Joan Cusack

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.

Movie Review: 

When I saw Toy Story 3, I thought like many others, that it would have ended the popular franchise. As June 21 got closer, I was excited to watch this movie. The Toy Story franchise is one of my favorites from Pixar; The memorable characters, the stories, what’s not to love. Toy Story 4 had everyone’s favorite characters back: Woody, Buzz, Jessie, The Potato Heads, Slinky Dog, the Aliens, Hamm, Rex – “The Good Old Gang”. We also got introduced to some new characters like we always do; Not to reveal the plot, but if you’ve seen Toy Story 3, then you know how the Toys ended up with Bonnie, after Andy went off to college. In this film Woody goes on an adventure with Bonnie’s new toy, who thinks he’s not a toy lol, so Woody goes after him to bring him back, which he is doing to make sure Bonnie is happy. The animation in this movie is amazing, the details, the vivid colors; its like the animation gets better with each movie. Now let’s move on to the voice actors; The dynamic duo of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, along with a slew of other actors, who brings these amazing characters to life, you gotta love these actors and characters. A few new characters we get to meet are: Duke Caboom, Ducky and Bunny, Officer Dimple McGiggles, and Forky (who are voiced respectively by: Keanu Reeves, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Ally Maki, and Tony Hale). Without spoiling the movie, there are some surprises in the film, especially the ending ! (wow ! ) I loved Toy Story 4 so much, I would go see it again. This movie is fun, surprising, heartwarming, and has that Pixar humor that we love. I laughed, smiled, and teared up. This movie is definitely my favorite of the sequels and I recommend Toy Story fans and Disney Pixar lovers to see this movie; If you’ve seen Toy Story 4, what did you think ? Let me know if you want to discuss it below..Or if you plan on seeing it drop a comment below ! Thanks for reading !

* Rating: 5/5 *

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Avengers: Endgame (Movie Review)

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Release Date: April 26, 2019

Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Review By Me

MCU’s 22nd film, Avengers: Endgame was released this past weekend and in less than a week, this film has made an estimated $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office for its opening and will continue to break records. At last Marvel fans, the most anticipated movie of the year is out, and is everything we could hope for. Just as Marvel fans and I have anticipated Infinity War, Endgame is no different. In Infinity War, the Avengers and their allies are trying to stop Thanos from collecting the Infinity Stones, which wasn’t successful; Thanos snapped away half the universe after getting the stones; In Endgame, the Avengers and their allies plan is to find Thanos, undo what he has done and defeat him….For me sitting in the movie theater waiting for the movie to start, had me feeling anxious, because you don’t know how the movie will come on; This movie had me on the edge of my seat — Not in a horror movie thriller type way, but in a way where you have this built up anticipation and you are excited yet anxious not knowing what will happen next. If you are Marvel fan, then you’ve become familiar with these characters, these heroes; they become apart of you, being emotionally invested in these movies and characters is an amazing thing. I also love that the cast has this great family bond on and off screen, which you can see throughout the movie; The acting is strong and every time you see them just reminds you why you fell in love with the characters, the actors, and the movies. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner, yes the original 6: The Avengers, gave some emotionally charged and funny performances; And with Endgame concluding the first three phases it’s no surprise. Plus what’s a MCU movie without a few funny scenes. MCU movies are also great on the action and special effects; I mean come on from Thanos himself to the great fight scenes, what’s not to enjoy watching. Avengers: Endgame is an epic, emotional, exciting and amazing experience. Over 10 years leading up to this, the fans got the movie we’ve been anticipating., including a few surprises (yes surprises). I cried several times during the film, I cheered, and laughed –This movie was definitely an emotional roller coaster. Endgame is a great conclusion to wrap up the first three phases of the MCU movies.. It does saddens me to see this concluding the first ten years of the MCU, but makes me happy and excited for the future movies that will be released. I loved Endgame, and it is one of my favorite movies in the MCU; So yes, three thousand times yes (did you catch the Endgame reference ? lol), I recommend you to see Avengers: Endgame — And if you are a Marvel fan, then I’m sure by now you’ve seen the movie, and if you have let me know what you think in the comments below; And if you haven’t seen it, then what are you waiting for lol ? As always thanks for reading !

* Rating: 5/5 *

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