This Deleted Scene Should’ve Been in ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Avengers: Endgame was a good movie but over time it has become more and more disappointing. Like I said before, the movie was good but it wasn’t great, like Avengers: Infinity War. The darker themes that I liked in Infinity War were near-eradicated in Endgame as the writers chose for a lighter tone to conclude the Infinity Saga. But overall, I have been somewhat satisfied with the ways things played out…that is until I watched a thrilling new deleted scene released for Endgame via Disney Plus. A deleted scene that blew my mind in ways that I wasn’t expecting and rekindled my dissatisfaction. Here it is.

I couldn’t find a better video but here’s the one I liked the most. This alternate version of the Vormir scene in Endgame is EXTRAORDINARY. I’m talking about an emotionally impactful, satisfying, thrilling, riveting deleted scene that featured Black Widow and Hawkeye taking on a small army of Chitauri soldiers while still trying to receive the Soul Stone.

Black Widow’s sacrifice is all the more heartfelt as she, half-dead from being shot three times, saves Hawkeye’s life when he finds himself at the mercy of a Chitauri warrior. At that moment she repays her debt to him, the love they have for one another is on full display in a tear-jerking way, and her sacrifice feels like a powerful, resounding conclusion to her story, just like Iron Man and Captain America’s conclusions leave one feeling satisfied.

A lot of people, like myself, were bummed with the way that Black Widow’s death came about, but if this had been in the actual movie, I have feeling it may have been some fans’ favorite sacrifice in the film. In short, it was amazing!

What this deleted scene tells me, however, is that there was a darker version of Avengers: Endgame that the executives of Marvel Studios (and probably Disney) debunked, considering the tragic events of Infinity War. I just wish we could’ve seen this grimmer take on the Avengers finale.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Is the First Disney ‘Star Wars’ Movie

You probably saw the title of this post and was confused. “The Rise of Skywalker isn’t the first Star Wars movie under Disney,” you may have said. No, it isn’t. It’s actually the fifth. But it’s the first “Disney” Star Wars movie. Let me explain.

When Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 Star Wars fans’ worries were heard. Would the House of Mouse turn a franchise we loved so much into a joke? And then The Force Awakens came out.

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Suddenly, we began to believe that Disney had this beloved franchise in their safe and loving hands.

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The very next year, Rogue One only increased our excitement by delivering a standalone film that was unlike anything we’d ever seen before. There was drama, there were stakes, and every character was lovable, making their individual demises that much more painful to watch.

Star Wars fans were riding high with joy. The next two years wouldn’t be so kind to Disney. Continue reading ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Is the First Disney ‘Star Wars’ Movie

A Movie Ranking: Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway has become one of my favorite actresses for her work. She can be a comic book character at one moment and a smart galaxy-traveling professor the next. So, for this week’s A Movie Ranking, I wanted to highlight her. Enjoy!

4. Ocean’s Eight

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I wish I could say Ocean’s Eight was a tremendous remake of the beloved Ocean’s trilogy but honestly, this was a bad movie. So bad, in fact, that I couldn’t finish it. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Anne Hathaway

Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Twenty-Four

The last thing Maz Kanata saw was a face in the stars as she, Rey, Ben Solo, and the teenagers were flying toward their mission. Rey screamed for her to get them out of hyperspace and as she pulled back on the lever everything went black.

When her eyes reopened she was lying on a cold floor. She sat up and noticed that she was in a small ship the size of an escape pod. In fact, it probably was an escape pod.

She put a hand to her throbbing head.

“Where am I?” Continue reading Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Twenty-Four