What If…?: Season 2 – ★★★½

What If…?: Season 2

Not quite as good as Season 1 and didn’t quite stick the landing after the great Kahorri and the 1602 episodes, but still a fun mix of stories with some good through lines. Looking forward to Marvel pulling Kahorri into some other MCU stories/movies.

Rating: 3.5 stars

Marvel’s Secret Invasion – ★★★½

Secret Invasion

Finally caught up with this since The Marvels is coming out soon and it was much more enjoyable than all the grouchy comments would let make you believe. Not really sure what people want or are expecting, but this was an interesting thriller with several really good performances (Charlayne Woodard and Kingsley Ben-Adir in particular). It’s not groundbreaking or anything but it does a good job of what it was trying to do.

Of course, the fact that the show is centered around a shapeshifting alien species that can be any character in any scene hamstrings it a bit, but I feel like they were largely judicious enough in their use of that trick that I wasn’t expecting a few of those reveals. I might find the Skrulls abilities more annoying in upcoming MCU stuff than I did here where they’re the main plot line.

Olivia Colman is really fun in this. Hopefully she continues to have chance to be funny and kinda badass if her character continues popping up in future MCU stuff.

Rating: 3.5 stars

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Loki Season 1 rewatch

Gosh season 1 of Loki is just so fantastic. Rewatch done, now finally can start the new season with the kiddo.

I watched it through twice when it first came but glad I did it again because there was a surprising amount of spoilerly world building details I completely forgot about.

I wish I had 1/100th of the creativity & imagination of the artists behind the visuals of Across the Spider-Verse. ?

Captain America: Civil War – ★★★

Cival War

Doing a Black Panther MCU binge before Wakanda Forever. First time I’ve rewatched this in ages, easily the MCU movie I least enjoy watching.

I truly hate storylines that revolve around miscommunication or simple misunderstandings. Even more so in this case because it robbed us of a true Captain America movie. The Spider-Man and Ant-Man bits are great though.

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