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2019: RR’s Top Movies

With each passing year, ranking my top 10 movies becomes increasingly more difficult thanks to ever-improving standards in filmmaking. 2019 was the year that gave us Avengers: Endgame and other high profile movies; you won’t be forgotten in a a hurry.

In no particular order, here are the most enjoyable movies of 2019


1 Avengers: Endgame

2 Joker

3 Marriage Story

4 The Irishman

5 The Farewell

6 Ready or Not

7 Crawl

8 Dolemite is my Name

9 Toy Story 4

10 The Last Black Man in San Francisco


Honorable mentions: Us, The Lighthouse, Knives Out, Hustlers, Parasite, Booksmart, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Rinzy Reviews ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019)

Release Date: April 26

Starring: Robert Down Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johannson, Paul Rudd, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffallo, Josh Brolin, et al.


Last year, when I first saw Avengers: Infinity War at the cinema, I was in awe at how one movie could be so awesome. How so many characters could be fitted into a run-time of about 150 minutes, and, yet, justice was done to most of the characters. Now, take almost everything I felt about Infinity War and magnify it by three or more… that’s how Avengers: Endgame made me feel, especially in its final act.

Endgame movie leaps five years in time since Infinity War, and Earth’s mightiest heroes have taken the time to handle their grieves in various ways, some better than others (hello, Hawkeye, can you read me?)

In a way, it’s understandable considering all they lost at the hands of the Mad Titan, but the movie fails to address the fallout from their various actions during that time, and instead proceed to erase and ignore that timeline in its entirety with the introduction of time travel. Thanks to the quantum realm and Tony’s groundbreaking technology, The Avengers can now go back in time to various key events that shaped the MCU into the juggernaut it now is.

I liked seeing new parts of scenes previously closed out to viewers, like Alexander Pierce’s appearance after the Battle of New York, which gave an insight into how Loki’s Sceptre got into the hands of Hydra kicking off the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and so many more tidbits.

By the final act of Avengers: Endgame, Thanos proved once again why he’s the perfect big bad for the MCU. “I am inevitable,” he says, and I almost concurred, that is until that snap didn’t work. Thanks to Tony’s sacrifice, Earth’s mightiest heroes (what’s left of them) can live to fight another day, and for that were grateful.
Thank you Marvel for 11 years of awesomeness. This was a terrific swansong ; I love you 3,000 โ™ฅ๏ธ.


Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5

Directed by: Anthony and Joe Russo

Thoughts And Questions I Had After Watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Some SPOILER filled thoughts and questions I’ve had since I first saw ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. If you still haven’t seen the biggest movie of the year, even with the release of its digital version, you’ve got yourself to blame. Sorry. ๐Ÿค—.

I never thought Heimdal would be the first to die. I didn’t even think Loki would die in the first act. Oh well, someone’s got to die first for others to follow.

I wonder if Pepper was among Thanos’ snap casualty? If so, it means there’s no more wedding, which means we’re left with a madder Tony. Which brings us to:

What if by the time we return to the MCU everyone who didn’t fade away from existence starts to forget those who did? That’ll be very very very scary.

I can only imagine what was in Wanda’s mind before Team Cap’s arrival, when she defended Vision, without much success, from Proxima Midnight and Corvius Glave.

That moment Gamora stabbed Thanos in the gut was a shocker. I was like… ‘Is that it? Is this the villain we deserve after all these years of build up?’ Thankfully, it was just the power of the reality stone at work. ๐Ÿ˜.

Imagine you were Gamora. After all these years, would you have warmed up to Thanos or still resent him for killing your people?

Is it just me or is Star Lord and Gamora’s love not-so-believable?

Star Lord is quite silly; after foiling his teammates’ plan to defeat Thanks he still asked if they lost. What a drunk fellow!

What kind of destiny causes one to kill his own daughter? ๐Ÿ˜ข

Tony and Strange’s subtle animosity is funny.

The Avengers vs. The Guardians brief scuffle on Titan was a very funny one. The easily silly line ‘Why is Gamora?’ rendered by Drax lends credence to the fact that he might just be the silliest character in all of the MCU. 

Do you think Drax can ever be sensible? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Do you think Loki is truly dead?

Who do you think is the man – Thor or Star Lord? 
Are you a fan of Vision and Wanda’s romance?

Where was Thor all the while Thanos decimated the rest of the Avengers on Wakanda? He just had to wait for another triumphant entrance.

Do you remember the names of the children of Thanos and the order with which they died?

The battle at Wakanda should be termed ‘The World’s Most Orgasmic Battle’ and the chant Yibambe ‘The Most Orgasmic Chant’. ๐Ÿ˜.

It isn’t coincidence all the founding members of The Avengers survived Thanos’ onslaught.

Rinzy Reviews ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018)

Release Date: April 27, 2018

Budget and Box Office: $400M and $1.814B

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, etc.

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What’s arguably the most anticipated movie of the decade arrives after a 10-year wait, and the world isn’t exactly ready for what followed. That shocking cliffhanger.

I had high expectations going into the cinema. Were they met? Some were, some weren’t. But that’s normal for every theatrical release; there’s no way a movie can please everyone.

But I want to state here that Avengers: Infinity War is the Greatest Comic Book Movie yet!๐Ÿ‘Œ.

We all knew we’d be losing some of the characters we’ve invested time and energy following. The painful realization that some of the earth’s mightiest heroes might not make it out alive battling the Mad Titan Thanos was just excruciating to contain. The road leading to Infinity War’s release didn’t make it any easier to deal with. But the roaster of the dead we got was shocking, could pass as laughable (considering almost all of the dead have confirmed sequels in the MCU), and further butresses the point that huge losses are coming in the still untitled Avengers 4ย movie scheduled for a May 2019 release.

Okay. Moving on to more specific plot points from the movie Avengers: Infinity War, I’ll like to scream SPOILER ALERT!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚. So, if you still haven’t watched the movie now’s the right time to leave. Bye, see you later… โœ‹.

As revealed by The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 1, there are six infinity stones in existence, with each bearing a unique power that contributes to shaping the existence of the universe as we know it. ย Thanos, the ultimate villain of the MCU, had a relatively straight forward mission – find all six stones and with the snap of a finger erase half of the universe’s population, using a highly complex, magical algorithm, to strike perfect balance to life. Talk about misguided beliefs. SMH. ๐Ÿค•. The heavy sacrifices The Mad Titan makes to achieve his goal, which includes murdering the one person he loves the most, appear to bear fruit as can be seen at the last scene of the movie when he has that wry smile on that says ‘I finally did it!’

With a heavily decimated roaster and a villain that’s at full strength now, how the Avengers will defeat Thanos in the next movie can only be left to the imagination. One thing is certain though – time travel will play a major role in it and Captain Marvel ๐Ÿ˜. How? I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out. ๐Ÿ‘Œ.

PS 1: I predicted Infinity War would earn above $2B and a lot of people doubted me. As at the time of writing this article we’ve just crossed the $1.9B mark. Who’s the liar now? ๐Ÿ˜

PS 2: I don’t know why all members of the Black Order were decimated. ๐Ÿ˜”. I loved Ebony Maw and wish for him to return in the sequel. Am I alone in this line of thought?

Directed by: The Russo brothers

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5