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1. The Infinity Stones: Where Are They Now?

As of the release of Thor: Ragnarok (2017), five of the six Infinity Stones have surfaced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Space Stone (also known as the Tesseract) was first revealed in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and now resides with Loki. The Mind Stone, which was housed in Loki's staff until Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and now is in the possession of Vision. The Power Stone, first seen in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), is under control of the Nova Corps. The Reality Stone (also known as the Aether) was first seen in Thor: The Dark World (2013), and was placed in the care of the Collector. With the destruction of the Collector's Vault in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), its whereabouts are unclear. The fifth and final known stone, the Time Stone (also known as the Eye of Agamotto), was revealed in Doctor Strange (2016) and is under his protection in Kamar-Taj. The whereabouts of the sixth stone, the Soul Stone, is unknown and may appear in this movie.

2. A Little Context Before You Watch the Movie 

It has been confirmed by the Russo brothers that what happened in Captain America: Civil War (2016) will still continue in this movie where the teams will still be divided. The film will conclude the Thanos and the Infinity Stones story arc, and the plot will follow the Avengers joining forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from destroying the universe with the six Infinity Stones.

3. The Dope New Shield: Made in Wakanda

Steve Rogers wields a new shield in this film, made from Wakandan Vibranium, that splits apart into two arm guards. This is based on two different shields Rogers wielded in the comics: one shield was provided by the Black Panther, and the other split apart into two guards. The tech reflects his surroundings, apparently made of vibranium — the same rare naturally occurring meteoric ore that Black Panther’s suit is made of — which derives from the African nation. And according to the recent reveal that Shuri is the tech genius behind her brother’s superhero gadgetry, it’s pretty safe to say that Cap’s new gauntlet shield was invented by the Princess of Wakanda herself.

4. Hey Thor! How About a New Hammer!?

Having lost his hammer Mjolnir in Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Thor constructs a new hammer in this film, known as Stormbreaker. Stormbreaker is named for the Asgardian hammer given to Thor's comrade Beta Ray Bill. It is a war hammer-ax, based on the Marvel Ultimate Mjolnir.

5. The White Wolf < The Winter Soldier

Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Bucky Barnes will go by the code name 'White Wolf' in Avengers: Infinity War, as he was referred to by the children of Wakanda in the after credit scene in Black Panther (2018). White Wolf in the comics was T'Challa's adopted brother Hunter who was the leader of Wakanda's secret police: The Hatut Zeraze.

Sources and Writing Credits - IMDB and Nerdist. (Thanks)

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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The Martian - Movie Review

Verdict - "An amazing survival thriller with a great touch of humor."

Who else thought the two-minute trailer of The Martian gave away too much about the storyline of the movie when it was first debuted? Yeah! Include me in the minority of people who hates when trailers give away an excess amount of information and spoils a good part of the movie. But, The Martian is an exclusion, there's so much more in the movie to explore and get ecstatic about.

In the course of their manned mission (Ares III) on Mars, the crew of Hermes led by commander Mellisa Lewis (Jessica Chastain) is hit by a huge storm that makes them leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon) presuming that he is dead. Unexpectedly, Watney survives the attack and was left alone on the red planet that makes him create few ideas about his survival for the next three years until the arrival of the next of Ares IV.

Now, if you're reading my reviews for a while, you know that I focus more on the screenplay. I always loved movies when they are well-paced and executed. Stunningly, The Martian was on the money when it comes to the screenplay, the sense of humor and the comedic aspect of the movie was cleverly executed without holding back the viewer with its stern premise.  

Being aware that it's a survival movie of an astronaut stranded on a dead planet. Director, Ridley Scott made sure that lead character Mark Watney was well developed. The optimistic thinking of his character accompanied with his humor and intellect kept the movie going and moreover, I didn't bother to check my watch for every fifteen minutes. 

Reinforced with a gigantic cast, the performances from every single actor in the movie was outstanding. Matt Damon's representation of his character was a treat to watch along with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kristen Wiig.

Altogether, The Martian was one of the best movies I've seen in 2015 and indeed one of the best Ridley Scott movies we've seen in a very long time. Remember The Counselor and Exodus in 2013 and 14? This man is in a desperate need of a splendid hit and he captured it in a remarkable way. The Martian is certainly a must watch in a theatre and in 3D. I'm sure that you'll love it.

My Rating - 3.5/5 
Grade - B+ (A perfect weekend pick!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Movie Review

Verdict: “Undeniably the best Marvel stand alone movie till date. An exhilarating action thriller”

What I revered the most about this movie was that its uncommon and novel when compared to every other superhero movie. Constructing a new genre in the superhero movie franchise, Captain America: TWS narrates it's own story in a contemporary format where we get to experience spectacular action sequences, relentless political drama and a much needed gratifying humour that we all enjoy.

Slightly unequipped with the progressive environment, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is been designated for a mission by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to rescue a ship that belongs to S.H.E.L.D and he's been convoyed by Agent Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johanson).

Complying with Fury's commands, Agent Romanoff extracts some secret information from the ship which doesn't function when Fury tries to unlock with his directives eventually. Fury later comprehends that he's been targeted by a mysterious organization and entreats Rogers to discover the influence behind it.

As I listed out earlier, this movie didn't trail with the generic superhero formula, it took it's own directions and triumphed over in every single aspect with it's engaging heroic act. The suspenseful political drama between these two enormous forces was riveting and it's nearly unpredictable in every single string.

Compared to the previous Marvel stand alone movies, I desperately missed the other characters existence and significance in the movie and to my surprise in this movie, I'm overwhelmed with the amount of time they've granted for every single character. Every single lead in the movie had their moment to cherish and emphasize their intent.

Making the most of their given screen time, the performances were remarkable. I can't elect an astounding one but overall as a prevailing team they all done a great job equally.

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo absolutely had no experience in directing action, they've only had a considerable amount of experience in TV programs and they're phenomenal with their work in this movie. I can undeniably admit that the action sequences were top notch, amazingly shot as we can delightfully enjoy them completely because of it's indisputable display.

As per the references part, they were many that link up for the Avengers and Cap3 sequels and I deeply recommend you to check out the first part before, for refreshing your thoughts. Also the first end credits scene was vital and I suggest you to sit back and keep an eye on it.

With that being said, Captain America 2 is the best Marvel movie next to The Avengers, I'm completely surprised with every single aspect of the movie. The novelty that Russos brought to the big screen was astonishing which will entertain every single viewer as I call it a film fiesta.

My Rating - 4/5
Grade - A (The best one around!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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