By L. Janér
Sunday, 14th of April. For some of us, just another regular, glum Sunday night. But for most of us, specifically 17.4 million of us (a record number of viewers), it marked the much anticipated return of Game of Thrones, kicking off its eighth and final season. After an arduous two-year long wait, the beloved medieval saga finally returned to our screens, and as always, the fans had plenty to say about the new season.
I’m going to take you through a deep dive of Season 8 thus far, so stay with me.
Episode 1 - Winterfell
Dany and Jon finally arrive at Winterfell, but the North wasn’t too ecstatic about the Queen of Dragons and her, well, dragons. It was a fitting reaction for Northerners, who don’t exactly welcome foreigners with open arms. Jon is reunited with what is left of the Starks, namely Arya, Bran (who is now the Three-Eyed Raven) and Sansa, who showed particular animosity at the new Queen and doesn’t look like she’ll be bending the knee anytime soon.
Jon finally discovers the truth about who he actually is – Sam tells him how he’s a Targaryen, to Jon’s disbelief. Jon is obviously stunned as he learns Dany is actually his aunt, and, more shockingly, not the true heir to the Iron Throne.
Frustratingly, Jon spends the entire episode sticking up for Dany where he can and defending her profusely, even to his own family, who try and keep reminding him they have all named him King in the North.
Meanwhile, in King’s Landing, Euron Greyjoy has returned with the Golden Company and its captain (named Harry, a name which fans have pointed out is weirdly normal), albeit without the elephants Cersei was strangely obsessed with. Euron, being the deplorable character he is, charms Cersei and convinces her to lay with him. At this point he is oblivious to Cersei’s pregnancy, and tells her he wants to “put a prince in [her] belly.”
Theon saves Yara, and the siblings part ways: Yara returns to the Iron Islands and Theon heads back to Winterfell. What is dead may never die, right?
More interestingly, Jaime arrives at Winterfell after having abandoned Cersei who refused to take any part in the war against the dead. At the gates, however, he is greeted with a ghost from his past: Bran is sitting menacingly at his wheelchair, staring Jaime down. This is a reunion we’ve looked forward to for 8 seasons, and it did not disappoint (the things we do for love, huh?).
Tormund, Beric Dondarrion and Edd also arrive at Winterfell, bearing the news that the Night King is coming, after seeing Lord Ned Umber’s corpse impaled on a wall forming the familiar spiral pattern.
Episode 2 – A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
How would you spend your last night in Winterfell?
Nothing much happens in this episode, besides Brienne finally getting knighted - a heart-warming and much-needed scene which made everyone’s eyes water a bit. All the main characters each deal with the fact of their imminent death in different ways, and it's rather entertaining to watch.
Podrick sings (it turns out he has an angelic voice, which, why wouldn’t he? It’s Podrick.), all our favourite characters sit together by the fire and drink wine to contemplate their seemingly inevitable doom, Arya and Gendry finally get together, the Hound drinks his worries away, and Sansa and Dany are still at odds (nothing new here).
Basically, it’s the long night before The Long Night.
The climax, perhaps, is Jon telling Dany the truth. Awkward. They're interrupted by the sinister ringing of the battle horn signalling the arrival of the dead.
Episode 3 – The Long Night
This episode was intense. It was also very dark, but mostly very intense. The main takeaway: Arya kills the Night King. The thing is, people were upset about the white walker’s storyline ending too abruptly, but there was no other way for this battle to finish – it was either the Wights, or all of our favourite characters at once. The white walkers had already caused a lot of trouble, and it was time for them to go, unless they were to actually destroy everything. And it had to be Arya – she’s trained as an assassin and her incredible skillset needed to come in handy at some point. Jon has been the hero quite a few times, and Arya jumping over the Night King, dropping the Valyrian steel dagger and stabbing him will endure as an iconic scene. This was an amazing episode, despite being dark, and the people being negative just need to sit down and learn to enjoy things.
Honestly, I was expecting worse, so I was relieved most of the characters survived.
Episode 4 - The Last of the Starks
Again, pretty uneventful, besides the confusing death of Rhaegal, which many fans deemed unnecessary and kind of nonsensical. I agree on this point – although Rhaegal had to go, he deserved a more noble death. Also, Missandei was captured, which was not as unexpected after her and Greyworm planned to escape and live in Naath. It’s not Game of Thrones if it lets any character have a happy ending, specially a peaceful retirement to idyllic beaches in Naath.
Actually, the most important thing in this episode is not Dany starting to feel jealous of the love people have for Jon as a leader (more on that later), it’s not the rivalry between Dany and Sansa starting to cement even further and it’s not Varys basically admitting he’s going to commit treason against Dany because he thinks Jon will make a better king.
It’s Jaime and Brienne FINALLY happening. This is a long-awaited moment – fans have been rooting for the couple ever since Jaime lost his hand and Brienne fell in love with him (or what was left of him). Jaime’s character development was making us all so proud; Brienne was kind of a catalyst for his redemption arc as they both continuously looked out for each other in whatever scenario. He even knighted her! This episode, however, to everyone’s dismay, managed to completely shatter our hearts at the end, when Jaime somehow had the audacity to get on his horse to return to King’s Landing and save his sister. “I’m a hateful man”, he proclaims. I think we were all screaming at the TV at this point, cursing at the Lannister filth leaving a crying, heartbroken Brienne behind. Honestly, she deserves better and the writers have been unforgivingly cruel to her.
Now, back to Daenerys. The facts are: she’s in the North. She’s a sliver haired Targaryen from the South. Jon Snow is a Stark. Jon Snow grew up in the North, so Jon Snow knows everyone in the North. Naturally, one could assume that the people in Winterfell will support him, not the foreigner with dragons that are barbecuing their livestock. So, really, Dany doesn’t really have an argument when she snaps at Jon saying no one loves her. Of course no one loves her, they don’t know her. She literally just got there. Jon has repeatedly told her he does not want the throne, and she is “his queen” (cue eye roll). Therefore, Varys is actually right in saying he’s “worried for her state of mind”. She has the Mad King’s blood, after all – jealousy and a thirst for power are not a good mix, especially for a Targaryen.
Tyrion and Varys advise her against burning King’s Landing, wishing to save the millions of lives that will be lost if Daenerys takes her revenge, but to no avail: the queen choses not to listen to her advisors.
In the end, they march to King’s Landing. It’s a tense encounter, but the only thing that happens is the Mountain viciously beheading Missandei. This finally ignites the spark in Dany that was faint and weak all throughout the series, which all but explodes in the next episode.
Episode 5 – The Bells
Back in Dragonstone, we see Varys writing a letter concerning “the true heir to the Iron Throne”. It remains unclear to whom he ended up sending it to, if he even did, or if there were more copies. Tyrion tells Dany about Varys’s treason, and with a simple “dracarys”, he’s ash.
Tyrion frees Jaime, who was captured by Danaerys’s army, telling him to get Cersei and flee King’s Landing, assuring him she will die. Jaime sets off to save her on his own.
Now for the climax we’ve all been waiting for: they return to King’s Landing intending to put the city under siege and take the throne. Drogon destroys the scorpions (the giant crossbows) rather easily – rendering the city defenseless against dragons – and completely scorches the Iron Fleet as well as a good portion of the Golden Company. Dany’s army breaches the gate, with Jon and Greyworm leading the vanguard. They face the Golden Company, who eventually drop their swords and surrender. The bell rings, signalling surrender, and us viewers finally let out the breath we had been holding. However, something on Dany’s anxious facial expression tells us it’s not quite over.
Then, Drogon burns King’s Landing and all its people to ash. Cersei watches, defeated, from the tower in the Red Keep.
While the city goes up in smoke, Arya and the Hound get to the Red Keep, which is crumbling apart. The Hound convinces her to run, to let go of her thirst for revenge, letting his paternal instinct over her take over and melt all our hearts. He sets off to find his brother and we all finally get what we wanted: Cleganebowl. It did not disappoint and it was executed to perfection. In the end, the Hound throws himself into the flames, taking his brother with him, a symbolic and absolutely phenomenal death. Qyburn's nonchalant death is also a great bonus.
Jaime faces off Euron on a beach underneath the Keep, and kills Euron but gets fatally wounded. He manages to find Cersei, and both die crushed by stones. This scene made me very angry personally – not only because it ruined Jaime’s character arc, but because Cersei did not deserve to die a quick death in the arms of the man she loves. However morbid this may sound, she had to be killed.
Despite the Golden Company having surrendered, amidst the chaos and the flames, Greyworm lashes out and attacks them. This unchains bitter fighting, despite Jon trying to hold back his soldiers. He ends up entangled in battle and later takes a moment to contemplate the sheer destruction around him, which hints at some relationship problems with Dany later on.
Arya tries to find her way out of King’s Landing, missing death by inches multiple times, giving us all several mini heart attacks. She eventually makes it out on a white horse who just happened to be there, and many fans are theorising it might have been Bran warging.
Now, the big thing this episode was Dany becoming the Mad Queen. People are criticising it, saying it ruined her character and was unexpected and whatnot. The writers have been hinting at this for ages, you just had to pay attention to see it. As an Instagram user puts it,
“These people saying Daenerys’ “mad” turn makes no sense clearly are choosing to overlook the many times before she wanted to (and in some cases did) slaughter everyone but was only ever really kept in check because she chose to listen to those who advised her otherwise. With Jorah and Missandei dead, Jon revealing his true parentage, and Tyrion & Varys discussing Jon without her she feels like she’s lost all connection to those who made her better and now has no reason to temper her wrath.”
Let’s just hope Episode 6 ends this legendary series properly.
By R. Liaw
By: M. Pegurier
Every month or two, new and exciting trends are born and guided to our social media feeds - some about fashion and décor while others about better diets and health choices. However, there are just some trends that simply hang onto the spot light for longer. Minimalist fashion was always quite popular with audiences around the world but has recently grown in fame and widened its ways of interpretation by different artists and brands.
Stores like Forever 21 that have more than one specific style available for clients to purchase have released collections that bear minimalist fashion pieces due to their increasing popularity and demand by clients.
& Other Stories is a brand that recently surfaced to many people’s attention because of its clean, simple styled pieces and their range in products. They sell skincare, beauty, clothing, and accessories, all of which are of great quality, beautifully packaged and look stunning on. The first image above is a great example of a minimalist outfit for all the pieces are the same color and tone, none of them standing out from each other, giving the model a very clean-cut silhouette, same for the other two looks. They all have an elegant look to them; they really embrace the models' body and general features.
Fortunately, this trend grew to not only fashion, but home décor as well. In all the rooms designed above, besides some small décor items, there is very little color, highlighting the greens placed and wooden furniture installed in the rooms. They mainly focus on using various tones of greys and beiges for it gives a neater and homier feeling to the space. Plants and wooden objects are common in designed rooms like these because they unflatten and don’t fade away onto the white walls. Some patterns may be also present, tending to be black and white, or if they bear color, are very simple prints (ex. strips, dots etc.).
Overall, this is a very well put together style that, if looking at the pieces individually, can seem casual or maybe even plain, yet when assembled, can look elegant and fashionable. The reason for its appeal is due to its effortless appearance that looks great on anyone, combining simplicity, comfort and style all in one.
By P. Szwarc
Soon to be discovered by the whole world, Lençóis Maranhenses still remains the paradise of Brazil. Located in the northeast of Maranhão, this national park attracts tourists worldwide due to its one of a kind beauty.
Known to be the giant ‘desert’ of Brazil, the fascinating dunes formed by the wind are filled with crystal-like rainwater between the months of March and June. In addition to providing sightseers with incredible views, the site also enables you to refresh yourself in the world’s most extraordinary naturally heated lagoons.
How to get there?
The main cities that offer access to visit the park are Barreirinhas and Santo Amaro. However, I would opt to access Barreirinhas as it has a better infrastructure and it’s a shorter drive from São Luís, the capital of Maranhão. Also, there are various hotels for you to stay during your trip.
When should you go?
The coast of Maranhão presents two distinguished seasons all year round: the rainy season, and the dry season. After the rainy season, Lençóis completely transforms, and its beautiful scenery comes to life. Having said that, I would recommend going between the months of June and August as the lagoons will still be full even though rain won’t be as constant. Also, this is the best time of the year if you are looking to enjoy the warm heat of the sun.
What is there to do?
I will tell you right now that when exploring both cities, you will realize that there are many other options despite the national park. For example, in Barreirinhas, there is a breathtaking river called “Rio Preguiças”. There you will be able to find typical vegetation from Maranhão, and you will also spot some dunes along the way. In this tour, a ‘floating’ motorboat will guide you along the river so be ready for an adventure! Also, you can’t come to Barreirinhas and not visit the “Farol de Preguiças”. This lighthouse situated in Mandacuru provides panoramic views of the river. At the same location, tourists will encounter playful monkeys along the way that will do anything to steal your bijou, handbags or even so your sandals.
How long should you stay?
From my personal experience, I would suggest spending a total of four nights at the park. If you are willing to experience every single bit of what the park and other local attractions have to offer, I think that seven nights would be ideal. If you are looking for a faster pace trip, I would recommend spending two nights as you will still be able to visit the main lagoons: “Lagoa Azul” and “Lagoa Bonita”.
By: T. Kotler
The Atacama Desert is the second largest and most beautiful South American desert. It is the driest hot desert in the world, so don’t forget to pack your water bottle. Most people normally go there seeking for an adventure. Although some visit Atacama for its great cuisine and culture, others just want to observe the geysers’ explosions. But one thing is for sure, it will be the most diverse, relaxing and memorable experience of your life.
If you are a night owl, you simply cannot miss the stars at night. San Pedro de Atacama has almost no light pollution, thus you can clearly admire the southern constellations. If you wish to see them a little bit closer, most hotels provide professional telescopes, or you can visit the public observatory. In the Atacama Desert there are no cloudy days. Also, there is the night quietness. There is nothing more satisfying than hearing the absolute silence of the desert. It is not the silence found in libraries; at the desert, you can hear your heartbeat getting louder by the second.
If you are attracted to physical activities, sandboarding is the perfect fit for you. It is a challenging, unusual and quite dangerous sport. It is basically snowboarding in the sand, which makes it much more difficult. You need to hike to the top of the sand dunes and slide through the gold sand. At first you will probably fail miserably, but after the ninth time you will maybe get the hang of it.
For couples who enjoy hot air balloon excursions, it will be a really romantic experience; however, your kids will probably get very bored. You should definitely take them to glare at the geysers’ eruptions, which you will all enjoy. It is one of the most common and adored activities for tourists, which unfortunately requires you to wake up before sunrise due to the eruptions’ schedule. Seeing the geysers erupt is probably the most unique phenomenon you will ever witness. The discharge of a column of boiling water and vapour is amazing to gaze at. You can also enjoy the hot water pools that are naturally heated by the geysers.
There is also an attraction for the animal – lovers, the Llamas. They are the cutest animals, but beware, they spit. You can see these adorable mammals anywhere. These creatures have adapted to live in the warm arid desert. They can walk kilometres and spend days without drinking water.
Overall, the Atacama Desert is a marvellous place with breath – taking views and fascinating activities for all ages. If you want to try something new, you should definitely visit the Chilean desert.
By: M. Dutra
Dealing with everyday problems such as stress, school workload, self-esteem issues, or even bullying are not easy; some of those things might make life harder to live by for some people, and these can even lead to a mental illness. We live in a society where having a mental issue such as anxiety and depression is becoming common between teens and young adults, and we frequently hear stories about teenagers just like us who decided to end their lives when most of them had a mental health issue. Just in America, every year 1 in 5 teenagers between ages 13 to 18 experience a mental health condition and nearly 90% of teenagers who decide to end their lives had an underlying mental issue. As previously mentioned, mental illnesses are becoming increasingly popular, so we need to be aware of the symptoms surrounding them, and if possible, improve them either by talking to someone or taking these steps below.
1. Practice thinking positively
It might be extremely hard for someone with mental illness to find something positive in any situation they go through, but once you start training your brain to find positive even in your worst situations, you will see how brighter life can be - it's all about perspective after all!
2. Get enough sleep
Getting enough sleep is essential for your physical and mental health. The better you sleep, the better your mood will be, and it is proven that you will be more prone to react to stressful situations with a more positive approach. Additionally, many researchers believe that lack of sleep contributes to high rates of depression between high school and college students.
3. Take care of yourself
Taking care of yourself from time to time improves your self-esteem, making you feel better about yourself and it relaxes you. Ways to take care of yourself include eating nutritious meals, getting enough sleep, exercising, and drinking plenty of water. Additionally, taking care about yourself also includes never trying to avoid your feelings by taking drugs, drinking alcohol, bringing other people down, etc. – this will only make you feel worse about yourself at the end. It's better for you to talk about them to someone (or even to yourself) than trying to avoid it.
4. Surround yourself with positivity
If you surround yourself with people that only bring negativity to your life and only make you feel bad about yourself, it will definitely worsen the negative state of mind that comes with mental health diseases, therefore having a support system such as family members and friends who want to help you and that care about you is essential when it comes to being mentally healthy.
5. Look for help
You won't be able to heal alone, reaching out for help is the best thing you can do. Make sure you ask for help to someone you feel comfortable talking about your feelings with, that respects your boundaries, and that you trust that won't expose your privacy to someone else; it can be a friend, parent, teacher, a therapist – it doesn’t matter. There are also national phone lines that give support and help to people thinking about ending their lives or with mental illnesses.
6. Don't give up
We often hear about people our age giving up and committing suicide – but we can't let that keep happening; it doesn’t have to end this way. Sometimes people may have been experiencing extremely negative thoughts and feeling awful about themselves for a long period of time, and they think that the only way to end this pain and suffering is by ending their lives. So, if you know someone who is in this situation or if you are in feeling like similar to that, always remember to never give up because things will get better even though they don't seem like they will, and this experience will only bring you wisdom, growth and strength.
Finally, if you know someone who needs help, make sure you are always supportive and positive towards them; never judge their feelings, respect their own space, and let them know they can count on you if they want to (but never force a conversation or tell the issue to someone else; respect their privacy) and that they are loved and appreciated by many. Still, regardless if you know someone who needs help or not, make sure you educate yourself about the issue to spread awareness, fight the common misconceptions, and help someone in need. Also, never force help on someone and never assume someone has a mental illness – talk to them about it and let them open up – don’t force boundaries and assume things, it is really easy to assume someone is mentally unhappy just because of a single attitude or conversation you had with the person.
By: L. Mores
Have you ever wondered where the Game of Thrones episodes are shot? Did they actually build Winterfell? And where the heck is King's Landing?! Whenever I'm watching the episodes, I often find myself fascinated by the absolutely stunning locations the scenes are shot at and instantly feel the urge to get to know them myself. After doing some research, I've learned that internal scenes are produced in the program's headquarters studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but most of the exterior scenes are shot all around Europe. In this article, I've compiled some of the most interesting locations that are easy and accessible to the public – I really do hope I get to know some of these someday!
1. King's Landing: Dubrovnik, Croatia
“Growing up at Winterfell, all I ever wanted was to escape, to come here, to the capital. To see the southern knights and their painted armor, and King’s Landing after dark. All the candles burning in all those windows…” – Sansa Stark
Same, Sansa, same. King’s Landing was founded by King Aegon I Targaryen and home to the infamous Iron Throne. At first, I genuinely thought that the city was computer generated since everything seemed so perfect and fitting for the description of King's Landing, but I soon learned that it is a real-live city located in Croatia. Dubrovnik resides on the Adriatic Sea and is said to have been founded in the seventh century (wow, that’s ancient). With just over forty-two thousand residents, Dubrovnik is one of the most famous touristic destinations in the Mediterranean Sea, and in order to maintain its history it was named one of the "World Heritage Sites" by the UNESCO.
2. Pentos: Ouarzazate, Morocco
"Pentos is the most ruthless. The Magisters make a great show of choosing the Prince of Pentos from the Great families, and granting him powers of trade, justice and war... as long as he checks with them first" - Ser Jorah
Ser Jorah was wise beyond his ages and spoke of Pentos with truth. Pentos was founded by The Valyrian Freehold and home to Magister Illyrio Mopatis. You may remember Pentos from the very first episode of GoT – Danny and her (horrible) brother Viserys lived there for about a year before she married (my favourite) Khal Drogo. Pentos is actually Ouarzazate, an ancient city located in the region of Drâa-Tafilalet in the south of Morocco. The city, with only seventy-one thousand inhabitants, is known for its fortified village of “Aït Benhaddou”, which was also named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3. Winterfell: Doune Castle
“Winterfell is our home. It's ours and Arya's and Bran's and Rickon's. Wherever they are, it belongs to our family. We have to fight for it.” - Sansa Stark
Once again, our girl Sansa being wise and truthful. Winterfell is the ancient home of the notorious House Stark and contains a mighty castle situated right at the heart of the North. Nobody really knows who it was founded by, but an old myth states that it was created by Brandon the Builder – the first Lord of Winterfell and King of the North. The Doune Castle is the only part of Winterfell which is not CGI; the houses around it are all computer-generated. Home to the Duke of Albany and King of Scotland, the castle was built in 1440 in the Stirling district of central Scotland. The Castle is actually opened to visitation - you can really get to know its infamous tower at the entrance and feel like you’re a Stark returning from battle.
4. The Red Keep: Fort Lovrijenac, Dubrovnik, Croatia
“Aegon built his castle of red rock to remind people of the fire he roasted his enemies in, so whenever King's Landing looked up they'd see the price of defiance.” - Joffrey Baratheon
Wow, Joffrey is a character I really don't miss. The Red Keep is a castle home to the King of the Andals and the First Men located inside of King's Landing (the capital of the Seven Kingdoms). Currently the home of the “wonderful” Cersei Lannister, the Keep serves as a fortress and contains the famous Great Hall (a large throne room), which holds court and ceremonies. The Fort Lovrijenac resides outside the city of Dubrovnik in Croatia and was surprisingly built by Dubrovnik citizens early in the 11th century (wow, that’s old too). The fort has been used for many theatrical performances, the most famous one being Shakespeare's Hamlet during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
5. The Stormlands: Larrybane Quarry, Northern Ireland
"Tarth has lulled many a novice sailor into complacency. Our lush island sits on calm blue water like an emerald set into a sapphire. You would never be guessed that such a vision is only a sheath hiding the blade of Shipbreaker Bat, with its treacherous tides, unpredictable gales and sharp rocks lurking just below the water's surface. The storms that blow through the bat water the kingswood and rainwood, two of the great forests of Westeros, and they give the Stormlands their name.” - Brienne of Tarth
Wow Brienne, you're literally sounding like a poet. Located in south-east coast of Westeros, the Stormlands were customarily ruled by House Baratheon. This region is named The Stormlands due to the recurring violent storms originated from the Narrow Sea that crash on the coast. Larrybane Quarry is located in Northern Ireland and is primarily a lowland made out of white stone and coated in grass. It isn't really a famous location (it definitely doesn't contain an UNESCO title) like the ones previously mentioned but should nonetheless be treated with respect since it is said to be maintained impeccably.
By: V. Hsu
Title: Avengers: Endgame
Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo
Release Date: April 22, 2019
Main Cast: Too big to name everyone
Budget: $356 million
Running time: 182 minutes
Rotten tomatoes rating: 95%
It is no surprise that Avengers: Endgame made more than $1 billion only on its opening weekend. After all, following up from the cliff-hanger we get at the end of the previous film, Avengers: Infinity War, everyone was nervously waiting to see what happened next. Personally, as a big Marvel fan, I think this was one of Marvel’s best films yet, not only because of the incredible continuation but also because of the amazing job the Russo brothers made at merging various previous Marvel films and stories into one.
Most of us already know what happens at the end of Avengers: Infinity War; Thanos uses all his infinity stones, snaps his fingers and makes half of Earth’s population vanish, including many of the well-known superheroes (with exception of the six original Avengers members). In Endgame, we see that the Avengers that didn’t disappear have to come up with a plan and reverse this whole event. The plan actually takes place, although, only five years later when Ant-Man is able to leave the Quantum Realm and has the brilliant idea of reversing the idea by going back in time. Throughout the film, we see this idea come to life and like all Avengers films, there is an epic battle in the end. Fortunately, the Avengers prove to us that together they are invincible by saving the world (again), reversing the Thanos’ event and bringing back all those other superheroes that vanished on the previous film. Sadly, not all characters survive, such as Black Widow and Iron Man, which is what makes this film so emotional to the point of literally tearing up like I did.
As previously mentioned, one of the most incredible things of the film was how the Russo brothers were able to make references to many other Marvel films. For those who haven't seen any of the previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films, I recommend you to watch at least Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man and Wasp and of course Avengers: Infinity War; but for those who have been following the plot like me, will be happy to know that Endgame is full of inside jokes and references to previous films, which gives us viewers a sense of unity with the MCU.
The three-hour film seems long when thinking about, but when watching, time really flies. During the film, you won’t find yourself bored. Conversely, you will be nervous and tense through the whole film not knowing what to expect; you may even want to go to the bathroom but won’t go as you won’t want to lose any details. The film is everything you expect and much more. If you haven’t watched yet, I strongly encourage you to watch now, trust me, you won’t be disappointed.