Category Archives: Characters

A Special Fan Art Thursday

It’s been a day since Loki but my thoughts are still very much on the God of Mischief’s elating episode and the series so far. Today, in honor of the series’ first three glorious episodes, I’m sharing some fan art inspired by each episode from the incomparable Uzuri Art. Enjoy!

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Variant by Uzuri Art

The first episode of Loki really beat our favorite mischievous Asgardian down bit by bit until he was a crying, disheveled husk of himself. This piece encapsulates his “I don’t have time for this. I’m a God” personality in a nutshell.

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My Evaluation of Episode 3 of ‘Loki’

Oh, there’s so much to talk about. Usually, I wait until tomorrow to talk spoilers and what-not but not today. Today, I have to talk about the episode now while the juices are flowing.

With that being said: SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 3 AHEAD!

Okay, here we go.

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Our First Look At the New Suits for ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’ Is Here!

Shazam! was the surprise that I wasn’t expecting in 2019. I saw the trailers, I watched the tv spots, but I didn’t think the movie was going to be that good. Then I saw its shocking 90% Rotten Tomatoes score (I think it was 92% at the time) and my family and I went to go see it in IMAX. Suffice it to say, we loved it!

And the plot twist of all the kids becoming Shazam heroes was a surprise I wasn’t expecting. We all clapped with glee in response.

Since then, I’ve watched the movie several times. In fact, I was watching Shazam! last night on TBS. It’s such a fun movie with such a lovable cast and storyline. Unsurprisingly, besides The Batman, it’s the DC Comics movie I’m most excited for and right now they’re filming.

Because the director, David F. Sandberg, understands that there will be photos of the film leaking online he went ahead and shared our first look at the new suits for our Shazam family. Here they are.

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Yep, that’s an upgrade ladies and gentlemen! And in case you don’t see the difference…

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I Finished ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ The Other Day…But Why Was It So Hard?

I’ve been trying to finish Solo: A Star Wars Story for over a year now. Here’s the drill.

The first step to watching Solo is experiencing extreme boredom. Once I am extremely bored I always manifest the idea: “I’m going to watch Solo today.” There are usually three places I end up stopping; after the train heist (which is the best part of the movie), when they reach Kessel, or during the Kessel Run. If I make it past the Kessel Run sequence I’ll finish the movie.

When I watched Solo for the first time in theaters three years ago I was pleasantly surprised. The movie was actually pretty entertaining. But after subsequent viewings I began to dislike the movie more and more.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s not bad. In fact, it’s a solid Star Wars movie. But there is one common denominator that makes it a challenge to finish (and enjoy) this movie…and that is Alden Ehrenreich.

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I’ve Read Two Doctor Aphra Comics: Here Are My Thoughts

I’ve heard of Doctor Aphra for a while now after the character grew in fame among the fandom thanks to her fascinating storyline in the wider universe. She’s crossed the paths with the likes of Vader, Luke Skywalker, Hera Syndulla, and that’s just to name a few.

So I finally read a couple of her comics and I like her but I’m not a fan…yet.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2016) #19 VF/NM Ashley Witter Cover

Doctor Aphra is a character who just doesn’t give a ****. Excuse my language. She looks for relics, seemingly always finds herself in the wrong company, and yeah, she can get the ladies as well. She’s kind of cool in the regard that she is just so nonchalant and hilarious about everything but she’s also a bit annoying because she talks soooo much.

It’s like she’s moving at a million miles an hour and never slows down. I tried to read two of her comics back to back but geez, I was exhausted by the time I got three-fourths of the way through the comic you see above.

Would I love for her to show up in a series like The Bad Batch? Yes. Yes, I would. But will I be rushing to get more of her comics? If I run into some more I’ll pick them up but ultimately, I’ve spent enough time with her character to know she isn’t one of my favorites.

But her comics (Doctor Aphra and the Enormous Profit and Doctor Aphra Vol. 3) were entertaining, just a little tiring.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fabulous day. May the Force be with you.

My Favorite Father Figures in Entertainment

It’s Father’s Day and that means it’s time to look at some of the greatest father figures in cinema. Enjoy!

Scott Lang a.k.a Ant-Man

There aren’t a lot of fathers in the MCU but the most prominent and consistent father/child relationship is Scott and Cassie Lang. Scott cherishes his daughter more than anything in the world and his daughter wants to be just like her dad. It’s an ultra-cute dynamic that has continued over the course of three movies (Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Avengers: Endgame.)

Now, it’s very likely that the next Ant-Man film will see our first superhero father/daughter team-up which is truly an exciting prospect!

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