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Blue Beetle (Angel Manuel Soto, 20230

I was eager to catch this before it left theatres and glad I made the effort (and an effort it was). The only Mexican-American superhero I know of. The film is extremely ambitious, with considerations of class, capitalism, imperialism and ethnicity completely woven into a narrative that is immersed in the US’s Hispanic cultures. References abound from Macario to Calle 13’s Atrevete. It’s very enjoyable and well done if also a bit obvious and overly sentimental about family.