QI’RA: Chapter Thirty-One

Seeing the Crimson Dawn Leader

Moff Arnim had never looked more excited, Captain Peer observed, as he led the diminutive leader of Crimson Dawn through the Senate building, showing her around like a trophy to all of his allies. The battle with the senators would come tomorrow. For now, this was the warmup, and she was handling it well. Continue reading QI’RA: Chapter Thirty-One

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies, Ranked by IMDb

23 movies, 23 rankings, which movie will be on top? Let’s see what the critics and the audience decide.

23. The Incredible Hulk: 6.7/10 stars

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Even among IMDb voters this movie will always be the worst film in the MCU.

22. Captain America: The First Avenger: 6.9/10 stars

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I love this movie but apparently there aren’t a lot of people who perceive it with as much love as I do. And it’s understandable. When I first watched it I wasn’t a fan either but after the conclusion of the Infinity Saga this film feels so much more poignant and lovable.

I’m an unapologetic fan of this movie.

21. Thor: The Dark World: 6.9/10 stars

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Thor: The Dark World is convoluted. On one side the film tries to stay in the same epic/romantic narrative sense as Thor but then it veers away from the seriousness and tries to be as comical as Thor: Ragnarok, producing a movie that is both fun and forgettable at the same time.

20. Captain Marvel: 6.9/10 stars

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Captain Marvel is a cool character but her debut film is BORING…until it isn’t. The last twenty-thirty minutes are rewarding but unfortunately those last minutes aren’t enough to save this movie.

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Revisiting ‘Hamilton’

Oh my gosh, I forgot just how much I love this musical. Before yesterday I had seen the Broadway work of art a total of four times in the span of about two weeks and then I decided to take a break…a break that finally ended last night and once again, I was lost.

This Broadway masterpiece is truly one of the greatest things I have ever seen. Its attention to detail is staggering, its lyrics tell a story that is both complex and mostly accurate, the actors are simply outstanding, specifically Leslie Odom Jr. who does such a tremendous job breathing life into Aaron Burr’s side of the story, and of course, by the end, I was crying again. (Five times in a row and I haven’t been able to contain my tears.)

I cannot fully express in words how moving and inspiring Hamilton is to someone like me. Lin-Manuel Miranda provided the world something that feels poignant, powerful, and feels like a glimpse at what movies, television shows, and Broadway shows will and should look like in the coming decades. The idea that people of color can’t hold a show, aren’t as talented as other actors, and aren’t smart enough to produce the type of mediocre content that dominates our entertainment is laughable and Hamilton proves that point.

I love it, love it, love it so much and I can’t wait to see more Broadway shows in the future.

I thank you for reading my gush post about Hamilton and I hope you have a lovely day.