Actors, Characters, Entertainment, Star Wars

A Certain Character May Have Been Hinted to Being Force-Sensitive in ‘The Mandalorian’

Very soon we’ll be sitting down in front of our televisions, computers, phones, or whatever provides access to Disney+ watching brand new episodes of The Mandalorian. That means we get to follow the adventures of Mando, Baby Yoda, and we’ll get to surely learn more about the series’ primary antagonist, Moff Gideon.

In a recent video Giancarlo Esposito may have inadvertently slipped in revealing that Moff Gideon, the character wielding the iconic Darksaber, has the Force. Check it out below. Continue reading “A Certain Character May Have Been Hinted to Being Force-Sensitive in ‘The Mandalorian’”

Characters, DC Comics, Movies

The Five Reasons Why ‘Justice League’ Is SOOO Terrible

Yet again on a boring evening, my sister and I tried to watch Justice League. We ranted about the movie for twenty minutes straight before switching channels and electing to watch The Fate of the Furious to save brain cells.

Justice League, a film featuring six of the greatest superheroes ever conceived, could’ve been absolutely incredible. Instead, it was allowed to devolve into a story that doesn’t make sense and is just pure garbage. The extended edition of Batman vs. Superman looks like The Dark Knight in comparison. That’s how terrible it is. So, today, I wanted to share the five reasons why this movie is so egregious.

1. Having to Introduce Three New Characters

It’s hard enough to have a superhero movie that features multiple superheroes but to have to introduce three new complex characters to a story that only has two hours to be told seems preposterous. The result says as much.

Cyborg could’ve been cooler. Instead, he doesn’t get to really do anything except talk seriously, fly around, and get plugged into a glowing box. Aquaman only gets one chance to show how powerful he is with water. The rest of the movie he’s trying to come across as this likable guy but he’s very much the opposite. And Flash, first off, I don’t like Ezra miller. Secondly, he’s supposed to be the comic relief aspect of the film but he comes across as annoying after a while rather than legitimately funny like Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War.

2. Horrible CGI

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The CGI in this movie is laughably bad. With entire sequences that look like something out of a video game, Justice League is the pinnacle of poor CGI. In fact, this movie looks so bad it makes the visual effects in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies look kind of good.

3. Where’s the Music?

Music is the soul of a movie. When I think about the Avengers movie there is always a love of the music somewhere in the conversation. Alan Silvestri delivered powerful musical scores for both Infinity War and Endgame that prompted me to put the soundtracks on my Spotify. And then when I think about the music for Justice League it’s nonexistent in my mind. There is no theme, no astounding music that stands out, it’s just blah.

4. Superman

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First off, it was a bad idea to kill Superman in Batman vs. Superman. Especially that it was a tease death which would be reversed in Justice League. Secondly, when he was revived it was the worst iteration of Henry Cavill’s Superman in the four DCEU films he graced.

The fact that he wasn’t able to shave his mustache meant that they had to CGI-erase it. Bad idea! His mouth looks really weird.

Three, because fans said he was too dour the writers decided to make him a smiling idiot with a sense of humor and it came across so sickeningly bad that I can’t help but wonder, “Who made this movie?!”

5. Sexualizing Wonder Woman

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We get it, it’s Wonder Woman and Diana Prince is supposed to be gorgeous and with Gal Gadot playing her, she is, but that doesn’t mean we need to have several what feel like blatant butt shots of Wonder Woman. And then, on top of the super-tight pants, she’s forced to wear in this movie she’s wearing shirts with her cleavage super-visible.

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In Batman vs. Superman, I loved that they never refrained from making her beautiful but the clothes she wore were classy, elegant, and there were zero butt shots. I guess Joss Whedon couldn’t help himself.

Plus, that little romantic attraction between her and Batman in Justice League feels like something out of a boy’s fanfiction version of the story rather than something that should actually be allowed in the film. 😵

All in all, I could do a whole lot more ranting about this movie but those are the five things that make me absolutely despise this film.

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

Characters, Entertainment, Marvel, Movies

Who Should be the Primary Antagonist in ‘Captain Marvel 2’?

It’s going to take a while before we get to see Captain Marvel kicking more butt in her sequel which is supposed to come out in 2022. Until then, we can only speculate where her journey will take her next.

Of course, considering that Captain Marvel is so unbelievably powerful, it’s hard to imagine an antagonist that can take her through the wringer in the sequel but there will always be villains that can combat Marvel’s mightiest heroes. And it turns out, Captain Marvel 2 can feature a female antagonist that could actually give Carol Danvers a run for her money.

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Meet Karla Sofen a.k.a Moonstone, a psychologist to a criminal mastermind who came into contact with a Kree Gravity stone on the Moon and assumed its incredible powers. She acquired the ability to fly, pass through matter, project laser beams, and with the power of a second stone, can control gravitational forces, enabling her to move and otherwise manipulate matter, to create force fields, to increase gravity around a target and crush it, to generate miniature black holes and even to transport objects through dimensional rifts.

😯 Continue reading “Who Should be the Primary Antagonist in ‘Captain Marvel 2’?”

Characters, Entertainment, Harry Potter, Movies

My Ranking of the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies: from Worst to Best by Rotten Tomatoes

Harry Potter is a franchise as synonymous with iconism as the Star Wars franchise and its movies can be utterly riveting. I happen to love them all and now it’s time to rank them. Enjoy!

8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince isn’t a bad movie but compared to the other Harry Potter films it’s kind of a bore.

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

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An adventure that takes place outside of Hogwarts? That’s fun.

6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

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This finale has its powerful moments but I find it to be kind of boring. And the final duel between Voldemort and Harry is a bit underwhelming when they’ve had duels that have been far more rewarding in the past.

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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This movie has grown on me and the last thirty minutes are awesome, specifically the duel between Voldemort and Dumbledore. It is easily the best display of combative magic that has been seen in the Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts movies.

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: 88%

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is truly entertaining, dealing evenly with Voldemort’s creepiness, teenage drama, and great action sequences that leave you begging for more. Plus, the film’s last twenty minutes are golden. Absolutely golden.

3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: 81%

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Such a phenomenal beginning to a movie franchise that would wow the world. This is no casual children’s movie. This is the beginning of something truly special.

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 

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Turns out, both of these films would end up getting the same Rotten Tomatoes score which I find very interesting. Personally, Chamber of Secrets is my second favorite installment behind Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Half-Blood Prince is actually least favorite Harry Potter movie but hey…that’s what the critics think.

1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Creepy, fantastically written, filled with lovable new characters in Professor Lupin and Sirius Black, and with John Williams’ best musical score of the first three Harry Potter movies, this movie is perfection.

Wow, this has been rather interesting. My ranking looks much different and I’ll definitely have to share it in the future. Until then, I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.

Actors, Characters, Marvel, Movies

A Movie Ranking: Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan is an actress who has managed to make me smile over the years. She turned out to be one of the coolest women in the MCU as the cybernetic assassin, Nebula. And then she manages to make me laugh in her role as Martha in JumanjiI thought it would be fun to highlight her today. Enjoy!

6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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While this is my least favorite installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise it is the film that gave converted Nebula to the hero side of things so…that’s nice.

5. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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In the Marvel movies, Karen Gillan is painted all of these different shades of blue and she speaks in this rich, metallic voice that makes you feel like she’s one part shady one part mysterious one part awesome. And then she completely transforms in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, embodying the personality of an insecure teenager within the body of a confident hot female game character. It’s pretty cool and a nice twist for Karen.

4. Jumanji: The Next Level

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While both of these Jumanji films are practically identical in likability I just happen to prefer this one because it really does take things to the next level. I can’t wait to see the third one (because there is going to be the third one if the post-credit scene was anything to judge by.)

3. Guardians of the Galaxy

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Ever since the first time I saw Nebula I knew she was a really cool character. I was very relieved when she wasn’t killed off in this film, for I felt like she was a character whose story had plenty of chance to grow. And she did.

2. Avengers: Endgame

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I was really hoping Nebula would get her chance to face Thanos in this film. She didn’t but that didn’t matter. We still got to see her interact with The Avengers as an ally whether than an enemy. Her interactions with War Machine were the most intriguing, considering that he was one of the few characters that she seemed to legitimately bond with due to both of them having to use technology to function properly. I wonder if we can see their relationship grow over the years.

1. Avengers: Infinity War

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This is the best Avengers movie and no one can tell me otherwise. It’s action scenes are all phenomenal. The character interactions are stellar. Every hero is treated in a way where you don’t feel like the writers missed any opportunities. And by the conclusion, it is very clear why Thanos was indeed the big bad Marvel Studios had been trying to get to for ten years.

This has been a fun edition of A Movie Ranking and I can’t wait to see who I will be featuring next week.

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

Characters, Entertainment, Marvel, Movie Heroines, Movies, Superhero, Women

‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Has One Major Problem: Its Treatment of Women

X-Men: Dark Phoenix was the final installment in the X-Men franchise before Disney would get its Mickey Mouse paws on these characters and stories and while it was received with scathing reviews I happen to enjoy the film. But there is a problem. A problem that I find is a common theme when it comes to these superhero movies.

In Avengers: Endgame Black Widow, a character fans had grown to love over the years, was killed, ceremoniously, but killed nonetheless without given any chance to truly shine. We saw her cry, we saw her sacrifice herself, but she was never able to kick butt in any awesome action scenes and she wasn’t around during the final battle against Thanos, which only felt even more gutwrenching as the women in Marvel assembled for a powerful charge against Thanos’ forces in one of the best scenes in the entire MCU.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix treats its female characters with the same sad lack of awesomeness. Continue reading “‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Has One Major Problem: Its Treatment of Women”