For this new weekend, we focus on superheroes shows, as a buddy movie but in series (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), pure comedy (Thunder Force) and during the time of Victorian London (The Nevers)!
Check out our mini-reviews and have a great weekend!
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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – The Whole World is Watching
The investigation continues for our duo of superheroes and sends them to Kiev in the company of Zemo who has definitely contacts all over the world. This will be the occasion to see again the terrible Dora Milaje from Wakanda who want to get Zemo back. The latter always seems to be one step ahead of our duo. And it’s not the new Captain America who will help to improve the atmosphere and the collaboration between them. This episode will deepen in an interesting way the different characters of the series, especially Karli Morgenthau who is not a typical and binary villain but whose methods begin to sow doubt among her group of revolutionaries but we will especially discover a much more complex and darker side of the new Captain America. Who, even if he takes a beating during his confrontation with the Dora Milaje, can show a much more terrifying face when his teammate is attacked. The final shot of this episode will be very iconic and striking and announces an extremely interesting end of season!
Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of “Avengers: Endgame,” team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience.
Joss Whedon‘s new creation takes us to Victorian London which has just been hit by a fantastic intervention in the form of a beautiful and mysterious flying ship! It has released particles that have affected some women and transformed them in different ways or forms. Banished from society, these women try to find some peace and a refuge. They will find it thanks to an orphanage managed by Laura Donnelly and Ann Skelly! This is the starting point of this new HBO series, The Nevers, which will offer you a thrilling investigation filled with supernatural and fantastic powers, it is a real pleasure to discover new “Touched” women and their new skills such as this magnificent voice. The women of the orphanage will face many dangers from different groups. Some see the girls as a serious threat to society but also some prefer to use their powers for bad things! Laura Donnelly’s fighting skills and delight in violence and Ann Skelly’s inventions will keep the girls safe for a while. We have seen 4 episodes out of the 10, we regret a little that it is really (too much?) talkative and that the departure of Joss Whedon along the way is not reassuring. He has been replaced by Philippa Goslett for the end of the show. Despite this, the quality of the cast, the beauty of the costumes and the sets, not to mention the setting up of the story and its universe have really hyped us and we can’t wait to know more!
In the last years of Victoria’s reign, London is beset by the “Touched”: people – mostly women – who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities – some charming, some very disturbing. Among them are Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), a brilliant young inventor. They are the champions of this new underclass, making a home for the Touched, while fighting the forces of… well, pretty much all the forces – to make room for those whom history as we know it has no place.
For their 6th collaboration, Melissa McCarthy and her husband, director Ben Falcone, are going to look at the world of superheroes with Thunder Force. The starting point of the story is quite interesting, humans are terrorized by super-villains. And one of the heroines, Octavia Spencer, who we are more used to seeing in drama roles, tries to create superheroes to fight them back. This was supposed to go smoothly until the arrival of her childhood friend Melissa McCarthy! Then follows a quite funny long sequence of trainings for the two superheroes in the making with a radical changes of treatment for one of them. The story unfortunately gets lost a little bit afterwards and you have to be a fan of Melissa McCarthy to support her humor even if it is more successful during the first half of the movie. Fortunately the villain of the film, Bobby Cannavale, is freewheeling in his role and this works quite well especially during his meetings with his lieutenant Jason Bateman, as an unlikely crab man, and his poor henchmen. The movie is perfect to take your mind off of a weekend night.
In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city.