‘Iron Man’ Is Actually Pretty Good!

I’ve seen Iron Man before but I obviously wasn’t paying much attention when I first watched it because after seeing it for only the second time on Friday night I was kind of blown away by how good the movie was.

At the time Marvel and superhero movies were a joke. The first couple of X-Men movies were received with praise by critics but beyond that Marvel films weren’t the go-to superhero flicks that you wanted to see. Hulk received a fresh but dismal 62% on Rotten Tomatoes. Both Fantastic Four movies in the mid-2000’s received rotten reviews with Fantastic Four receiving a 27% rating and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer garnering a 37% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Eesh. And remember that HORRIBLE Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner that came out in 2003 and ended up receiving a rotten 44% rating.

Yeah, Marvel’s tries at becoming a globally beloved cinematic universe didn’t begin until 2008’s Iron Man which would change the landscape of cinema forever. Continue reading ‘Iron Man’ Is Actually Pretty Good!

My Ranking of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy

It’s #HobbitDay so I figured I might as well look back at one of the greatest, if not the greatest, trilogies of all time. Enjoy!

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the greatest cinematic feats of all time and easily one of my favorite franchises. I’ve watched The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers at the least a combined total of 200 times throughout my years growing up and even now, after nearly two decades since the first one came out in 2001, it’s still just as magical and epic as it has always been.

Peter Jackson really achieved what seemed impossible by creating these films and I can only commend him for the absolutely incredible job he did bringing this epic story once told by J.R.R Tolkien to life. The question is, in which fashion do I rank the films in this trilogy? Is the Oscar-winning The Return of the King the installment that excites me the most or is say, The Fellowship of the Ring, the movie that transports me to Middle-Earth and makes me so happy? That is what I’m excited to share with you in this post and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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Let’s Talk About Those ‘ Spider-Man: Far from Home’ Post-Credit Scenes

Spider-Man: Far from Home was already a very entertaining installment in the MCU but the two post-credit scenes took the film over the edge for me. One of the post-credit scenes delivered a jaw-dropping spoiler that I had already discovered via internet spoilers but it still was nothing compared to seeing it play out in the actual movie. The second post-credit scene utterly blew my mind in ways I couldn’t have predicted in any sense of the imagination.

I know I’m being cryptic but I’m trying to prevent anyone from gleaning the contents of these post-credit scenes because they are so spoiler heavy.

So, here’s my spoiler warning.

MAJOR SPOILER AHEADS! DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME YET! Thank you for heeding this warning. Now I feel comfortable about talking about these post-credit scenes. Continue reading Let’s Talk About Those ‘ Spider-Man: Far from Home’ Post-Credit Scenes

QI’RA: Chapter Thirty-Four

The Meeting

Nienye stood in the lobby of the building the Imperial Captain had offered them to stay in during their visit to Coruscant, his gaze roaming the throng of individuals walking through the area to their various destinations.

He fixed the high collar of his dark blue and golden tunic, an especially fancy garment that was more fit for nighttime life rather than going to the Senate Building. But he wanted to make an impression on the political figures of the Empire, considering that he may never get the chance to be in the presence of such powerful people again. Continue reading QI’RA: Chapter Thirty-Four