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The Agents Of SHIELD Are On A Field Trip To The 1930s For Its 7th And Final Season!

This is a recap-review of Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Premiere episode

(SPOILER Alert! – If you’ve not seen the season 7 premiere of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, you should leave and go talk about #TheMatter with your friends. 🤧

Daisy and the rest of what’s left of the Agents of SHIELD have travelled back in time to the Prohibition Era (USA, 1930s) to save SHIELD in its early days. What they didn’t know is, to do that, they’ll have to save Hydra, too, as both organization’s destinies are intertwined.

That, ladies and gentlemen — with a near-perfect LMD Coulson, Daisy and Deke still giving us f*ckable vibes, a new version of Jemma without Fitz, and Chronicum scums literally stealing and erasing people’s faces– is how you kickstart a season!!! 🥳🥳🥳

2013 feels just like yesterday, but AoS is in its 7th and final season, which means we’ll be saying goodbyes to another beloved show, soon. 😫

I’ve got two words to describe this show – Resilent and Resourceful. It refused to give up even when most people hated its first season and didn’t want to give it another chance to get things right, and it made the best of the scrap the MCU (studio edition) left for it and kept on crafting spellbinding stories season, after season.

I’ll really miss it when it ends, and I can’t wait to enjoy the adventure the ’30s will unfold.

What about you? 🙂

Black Widow: Taskmaster Has The Avengers Trapped In His Head

Here’s a little info about Taskmaster, for those who know next to nothing about the big bad in the upcoming Black Widow movie.

According to the comics, his primary ability is that he can mimic any physical movement, once he sees someone perform it – Photographic Reflexes- and can predict their next move with high-accuracy during a fight. For the character as seen in the movie trailer, this includes watching same stunts being performed on a screen.

The implication of this is that, Taskmaster might just be the greatest hand-to-hand combat ready guy in the MCU.

Already, he’s confirmed to have the skill-sets of Black Panther, Hawkeye, Spiderman, Black Widow, and Captain America (I hope I didn’t miss any one). It’s likely he got his hands on these guys’ stunts by watching acquired footage of the Avengers’ civil war showdown at the airport in Germany. The implication is, if he got theirs, he probably got others, too, we aren’t yet privy to, like that of The Winter Soldier. Gosh!

We’ll get the full gist once Black Widow hits cinemas May 1

Is ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ Season 3 A Bore To Watch?

Release Date: December 13 (Hulu)

Staring: Rhenzy Feliz, James Marsters, Brittany Ishibashi, et al.

FYI, Marvel’s Runaways isn’t terrible, but it isn’t good enough to remember once you’re done watching. For me, that’s always been the biggest problem about the show; asides, of course, its cringe-worthy dialogues and painful expositions.

The titular Runaways –one of the last surviving shows from the old Marvel TV division– try to make sense of their continued war with the aliens still possessing their parents’ bodies. In 10 very long hours, the show wraps off two lingering storylines and still manages to find time for a crossover with an already cancelled sister show.

The third and final season of Marvel’s Runaways isn’t a bore; its only crime is trying to conclude a story no one really cared about.

Rinzy’s Rating: 3/5

Rinzy Reviews ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ (2019)

Release Date: July 5

Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marrisa Tomei, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, et al.

Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ rides high off everything we know and love about the MCU. There are a few misses, but, as expected, the glitz and glamor of the MCU- makes Mysterio’s illusion and a heart-crushing epilogue to Tony Stark/Iron Man even more believable.

I read somewhere online after the release of Avengers: Endgame that if that movie’s the end of the Infinity Saga era then this one’s its epilogue, and I agree. Spider-Man: Far From Home is like the love song to Tony’s sacrifice to defeat Thanos in the biggest movie of all time, and for the most part it works. Even though I for another Spider-Man movie not to overly reference or feature Tony Stark/Iron Man, I’ve come to a place where I can coexist with this iteration. Here’s the MCU, where Spidey’s Tony’s prodigy, and even in death, his shadow still looks over the lad.

Tom Holland does a great job as Spidey as usual, it’s as though he was born for the role. Happy Hogan gets a more prominent role in this sequel, and I like it. Zendaya, too, gets more to do, mostly because Holland’s Peter Parker is finally making his move to secure his own MJ just like all the ones before him.

Jake Gyllenhaal shines bright as Quentin Beck aka Mysterio, master of illusions. Jake’s the new kid in the block, but excels at not feeling out of place; this is mostly due to the terrific range he possesses as an actor. Though marketed otherwise, Mysterio’s from the comics and animated series is well-known to be a villain, so that’s not the big twist Kevin Feige and his team have planned for this movie. To know what it is, you’d have to go see the movie at the cinema, or wait for its release in digital.

So you know, the twists are mind-blowing. Make sure to stick around for the mid and post credit scenes, in my opinion they’re the juiciest part of the movie.

Directed by: John Watts

Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5

Rinzy Reviews ‘Point Blank’ (2019)

Release Date: July 12

Starring: Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Adam G. Simon, et al.


Two of the MCU’s finest headline this casual Netflix movie. They’re the best thing about it; but that doesn’t mean Point Blank‘s great.

If you were expecting a game-changing thriller from Point Blank, you’d be disappointed. But if what you craved going into this Netflix chill time was good, old, cliche pass time, then you made the right choice. Point Blank doesn’t offer anything new; its jokes don’t really stick and its plot twists can be seen coming a mile away. To be put it plainly, it’s just another addition to the popular buddy-cop formula, one where Frank Grillo’s Abe is the guy with the fist and temper, and Anthonio Mackie’s Paul provides the heart to see the movie through.

Imagine showing up to work one day only to be caught in the crossfire of conspiracies and having the rest of your life potentially fucked up? That’s what Paul contends with at few minutes into this action flick, but just before the end credits start to roll the movie jumps one year into the future and everything’s as bright and beautiful as they were ab initio.

The search for a drive with enough exposé to clean up the American justice system is the main conflict of Point Blank. We see this infamous drive pique the interest of an ostensibly deadly crime boss, and also drive Paul into engaging in one of life’s oldest rules – kill or be killed. But for Abe and his brother Mateo, it’s another episode inside life contending against bad cops and deadly gangsters like Big D.

If you’re into buddy cop movies Point Blank might get you excited, but expect to forget all about it as soon as you’re done watching.

Directed by: Joe Lynch

Rinzy’s Rating: 2.5/5

Rinzy Reviews ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 3 (2019)

Release Date: June 14

Network: Netflix

Starring: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Carrie-Ann Moss, Jeremy Bobb, Benjamin Walker, et al.


The popular saying, with great power comes great responsibility is often used in comic book movies to describe a hero’s moral compass, and their trajectory towards the dark, whilst trying to find their way back to the light.

The third and final season of Jessica Jones bares its soul, holding almost nothing back. And though it drags at first, in the show’s usual form takes the titular character on another adventure of twists, turns, and shocking heartbreaks.

Unsurprisingly, and long overdue, this season really shines light on Trish Walker, taking her to really dark places as she further embraces her comic book persona, eventually picking up the alter-ego of Hellcat…

Of course Karl’s near-fatal experiment worked, Jess!

There’d always been darkness in Trish; she’d always loathed being the ordinary sister, missing out of the main action and having to hide behind Jessica’s shadow. And like she endlessly reiterated throughout the season, she wanted this, unlike Jessica. That impulsive need to mostly prove herself Jess coupled with grief drives her over the edge. She’s able to recognize this fact at the point of her incarceration when she blurts I’m the bad guy. Hopefully, this signals some sort of redemption in her future. We’ll never know now, would we?

Although Trish closes the show, the season starts with some other villain, one not up to par with Jessica in terms of physical strength, but full of charisma. Gregory Salinger (the Foolkiller) and his brutal fetish for peeking into his victims’ truth steer the season in a direction that’s both climaxing as it’s thrilling.

The Foolkiller isn’t the first serial killer to be on the show. Kilgrave and Jessica’s mom weren’t big fans of life either, but there was something different in the way Gregory Salinger determined who deserved to live and die. He’s merely human -highly intelligent- yet, still boringly human. But he presented a threat Jessica just couldn’t punch her way through. Through him, we see a side to Jessica that takes a more rational and procedural approach to solving her problems. Seems like there’s hope for New York’s unlikeliest hero after all!

Ruefully, this entry suffers from the same malformation as most of its predecessors in the Netflix corner of the MCU – over-bloated, unnecessarily dragged, and sometimes exhausting to follow. A shortened episode would’ve told a tighter, better paced story, but I guess we should be done regurgitating on this contractual obligations of the show. Multiple episodes reiterate issues already tackled from a new PoV, and even though they shed more light on plot issues, they sometimes become painstaking to follow.

Supporting characters like Malcom, Jeri, and newly introduced characters like Erik, Jess’s new assistant get arcs of their own, and get ample time to shine. Malcom, veers into dark places of his own, but manages to find his way back to the light fast enough to attain redemption. Jeri is still Jeri, scheming, manipulating, and would probably die alone as her lover prophesied.

I’ve been a hardcore fan of Jessica Jones’ series, more than I was for any of the other Defender shows. It’s hard to say goodbye, but I couldn’t be more prouder of how things ended. We’ve watched Jessica grow much over the years into the more mature she’s in now, and can rest easy knowing NYC is in great hands.

PS: Did you catch that surprise cameo from Harlem?

Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5

Rinzy Reviews ‘Captain Marvel’ (2019)

Release Date: March 8

Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, et al.


Captain Marvel is one helluva badass lady!

Make no mistake, she’s no damsel in distress, for she’ll whoop your ass effortlessly if need be. Following the lead of Wonder Woman, her DCEU counterpart, Captain Marvel toes the line of recent movies aimed at women encouragement and empowerment, in and out of the cinema. It’s not groundbreaking, but it’s a welcome addition to the club. Whether it’s Carol Danvers kicking ass or Maria Rambeau, her best friend, riding a space jet like it’s a bike, there’s no shortage of high octane moments for women in this movie.

When the announcement of Brie Larson’s casting was made public, a swash of backlash quickly followed. Most termed her acting uninspiring, and unworthy of headlining an MCU movie. Honestly, I think they were wrong; I enjoyed everything about Larson’s portrayal of Ms. Danvers. Her chemistry with Samuel L. Jackson is believable, and the buddy cop, road trip angle of the movie is quite beautiful. I really enjoyed every scene they both shared.

Captain Marvel’s cinematography in deep space shares some semblance with the Guardian of the Galaxy franchise; the aura’s so similar, most times through those early scenes it seemed as though I was watching another one of James Gunn’s creation.

I liked the story twist… The Skrulls not being the villain as portrayed early into the movie. I’m a sucker for characters with shape-shifting powers, and really looking forward to seeing more of these guys in the MCU.

Unfortunately, it’s not all fun and roses with this movie. The major downside I’ve got with this movie is its villain. I have this popular saying, that a hero is only as powerful as his/her villain, and considering just how powerful Carol Danvers is, her nemesis, Yon-Rogg (Jude Law), doesn’t measure up. The villain problem is one that’s plagued Marvel for a long time, but every now and then there comes a movie like Avengers: Infinity War and Spiderman: Homecoming that proves this formula wrong. Even though I hope Marvel finally fixes the problem once and for all, I understand the need to sacrifice a great villain for a good story for the greater good of the cinematic universe, and I’m good with it.

Favorite Scenes:

– When Jude Law’s character challenges Carol to a one on one bawl, only for her to ignore and blast him off.

– When Fury was listing the many ways he’ll always go by the name Fury.

Favorite Appearance

– Phil Coulson.

Standout Characters

– Ben Mendelsohn’s as Skrull boss, Talos.

– Goose the cat.

Favorite Retcon

– Finding out Fury lost an eye to an alien cat.

Directed by: Ryan Fleck

Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5