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Star Wars: Andor (Episode 1-3)

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Andor is such a phenomenal series. It presents the Star Wars universe in such a fascinating and eerily compelling manner. It becomes easy to forget that beyond the battle of balance ongoing between light and dark and at times the same forces, there exist the side of the universe that doesn’t have the privilege to engage in such ideological reflection. Within that exhibition, Andor feels like a breath of fresh air. While the Jedi and Sith embody the core iconic appeal of Star Wars, the meaning of Star Wars lies more entrenched in it’s universe and the societies conflicting and harmonizing within.

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

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United We Stand. Divided We Fall.

Effectively the film is about four characters; Captain America (Steve Rogers), Ironman (Tony Stark), Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes), and Black Panther (T’Challa), driven by a misunderstanding, a Hydra experiment, the fear of power and differing views of safeguarding the world. The lead up to Civil War with the previous MCU films sets the stage for the fracture between Ironman and Captain America and why after being united for so long they are divided in their views of how their powers should be used. Not just an action blockbuster that satisfies with memorable fight sequences, Civil War raises the emotional stakes and compels the viewer with its treatment of the multiple characters featuring in the film. A definite worthwhile watch.

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