‘Aladdin’ Is the Best Disney Movie I’ve Seen in Years

Last year Aladdin arrived in theaters to mixed reviews. While some enjoyed it most felt like it was a bland interpretation of the classic animated film…however, it would still go on to make a little over a billion dollars. A couple of days ago Aladdin became available to watch on Disney+ and because my family and I were interested in the film, mainly to see how Will Smith injected new life into the infamous Genie, we decided to watch it.

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At first, the film started a little rapidly and I found myself beginning to understand why the film received mediocre reviews. And then…as the story continued onward and the narrative began to slightly stray from the animated version I started finding myself invested in the film, which clearly grasped me from the beginning with its STUNNING visuals. I mean, gosh these Disney movies are eye-catching.

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When Will Smith’s Genie showed up, however, I was pretty much sold. He was so funny, so fantastic, and his rendition of “Friend Like Me” was absolutely perfect. I could not stop smiling…and neither could my family. Continue reading ‘Aladdin’ Is the Best Disney Movie I’ve Seen in Years

Throwback Saturday: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Apparently Wasn’t Iron Man’s Last Movie After All

One of the reasons Avengers: Endgame was such a big deal for the Marvel community was because it was supposedly the final run of two of the franchise’s most famous and beloved characters, Iron Man and Captain America.

Iron Man would perish after saving the world from Thanos’s ultimate goal to destroy the universe and Captain America went on to become old and pass the mantle on to Sam Wilson a.k.a Falcon. But, according to a report from Deadline that’s spreading around the internet, Endgame may have not been Iron Man’s last outing after all.

They have said, and I quote: “Downey will be seen in the role of Stark one more time, however, in the Marvel prequel Black Widow in May 2020.”

While this is clearly exciting news for all the above reasons it almost feels like it’s underwhelming his incredible sacrifice at the end of Endgame. So much detail and time went into delivering Robert Downey Jr./Iron Man an impactful departure that the thought of that departure being erased with him making a sure-to-be-cameo appearance in Black Widow is almost distracting.

But, I’m not complaining. Because this is a prequel, I would love to see Iron Man in the film, and heck, who knows, maybe even Captain America can join the party as well. Because this is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow, toward the end of the film, will surely have to make her way to joining Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, and Wanda Maximoff as a Secret Avenger. So…why not show that transition in the movie and make all of our days?

There is honestly so much potential with this Black Widow prequel and as it draws nearer my excitement for the film is only growing.

How do you feel about the prospect of seeing Iron Man in the Black Widow movie? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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

Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Forty-Four

Ben Solo had not thought about his past in a while. At least, he tried to forget his earlier days as an agent of the dark side existed. But Ora’s questions, her eyes that stared at him with such yearning for truth, as if willing him to say that everything her mother had told her was a lie, it had seared into his very being, reminding him of the ugliness and the regret of his younger years.

He didn’t want Ora to become like him. He had to make sure she was protected. That she wouldn’t use anger as a vent for her power. To use hatred to let herself be known, or heard. He wanted to let her know that everything would be okay. That the loss of her mother would not hurt her but help her. But he also knew, deep down, that he wouldn’t always be with her, and that was when she’d have the hardest time. Continue reading Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Forty-Four