A friend once compared me to an extreme Christian, except I worship movies, so that’s neat.
Shave 15 minutes off and iron out some heavy exposition in the script department and this would be in contention for top five MCU here. I would not envy any filmmaker who faced what Coogler does here, but he and the crew up their game in nearly every department. At its best, it’s a rip roaring blockbuster while also acting as a story about loss that takes the emotionally charged stakes and characters seriously.
Even with some duds, I’m happy Phase 4 ended with something bittersweet and genuinely triumphant while acting as a tribute to one the franchise’s greatest leads.