Marvel has made twenty-two movies in the last eleven years and through this fascinating journey that Marvel has taken us on we have seen an evolution of the franchise right before our very eyes. Take The Avengers for example. In its heyday, it was the talk of the town, the groundbreaking movie that broke creative barriers that people didn’t know could be achieved as it proved that a superhero film could be successful with multiple heroes. It broke records and set a precedent for the Marvel movies that would come afterward. Now it’s just an old example of the first steps Marvel was taking to create this fantastic journey that has led up to the events of today’s current Marvel films. But as great as The Avengers was it’s always a little jarring seeing how much it lacked diversity compared to how the franchise looks now.
The only major women in The Avengers was Black Widow and Agent Hill and the only person of color to participate in the film was Nick Fury. Marvel, at that time, was still heavily centered around white male characters and in the last few years that dynamic has changed a lot, making the franchise that much more enjoyable. So, through the course of the next two days, I’m going to look at how the roles of women have evolved throughout the years to what the MCU is now. Enjoy!
In the MCU’s first installment, Iron Man, the one major female presence was Pepper Potts whose character was the typical hot assistant that the rich guy, in this case, Tony Stark, couldn’t keep his eyes off of. She was merely a part of the movie’s story as Tony’s imminent love interest and soon to be damsel-in-distress.
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When you watch a superhero movie you don’t exactly prepare yourself for potential crying but the MCU has proven many times to have some pretty sentimental moments that has brought a tear or two…or three to my eye. So, let me share with you ten moments in the MCU that has managed to make me cry, or almost at least get teary. Enjoy!
10. Spider-Man Gets Dusted
Avengers: Infinity War was devastating and this was easily one of the most gutwrenching moments in the film. Watching Peter Parker freak about dying, apologize to Tony Stark, and then turn to dust was one of the hardest things to watch, leaving me feeling rather hollow inside the first time I watched the film. And yeah, I was trying hard to keep from crying my eyes out. Boy, this scene was brutal.
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Have you ever seen a perfect movie? A movie so undeniably brilliant and spot on that the more you watch it the better it gets? A movie that’s so good that you kind of can’t believe it’s that incredible? The Dark Knight is that movie for me.
I first wrote this post last November after watching The Dark Knight for only the third time in my life and now, after seeing it again for my fourth viewing on this fine Sunday, I decided to revisit this post and add a little bit more of why I think The Dark Knight is such an amazing movie. So, on that note, enjoy!
I don’t watch The Dark Knight on a daily to weekly basis. But every so often I get the unshakable desire to see it. And so last night with that fervor upon me I decided to watch it. I got sleepy, couldn’t finish it last night, so I decided to finish it this morning and boy was I pleased…again.
For nearly two hours, I was sucked into the dark and demented world of Gotham where a man as horrifically twisted and brilliant as The Joker resides to wreak havoc on Gotham’s citizens for no reason other than pure amusement. And as the story slowly builds upon The Joker’s madness the movie gets better and better and better until one can only stare at the screen in appreciative awe.
The Dark Knight is unlike any other superhero movie that’s been created. In fact, can we even say it’s a superhero movie? Batman isn’t exactly a hero, as the movie made clear. And that’s the genius approach to this story among many other things.
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Five years ago I watched The Lego Movie and I fell in love with the film instantly. It’s one of the few times I actually cried laughing while watching a movie in the movie theaters. When they announced Batman was getting his own Lego movie I was SO excited…and then I watched the film.
I’ll leave it at that. You’ll get a greater understanding of how I felt about the movie in this review I wrote back in February of 2017. I hope you enjoy. 🙂
The Lego Batman Movie
The Lego Movie was great because it was hilarious. I mean it was a very, very funny movie. From the comical song “Everything Is Awesome” to the Millennium Falcon showing up with Lando, C-3PO, and Chewbacca trying to find Naboo so they could go to a party. And yes, Batman was the funniest character in The Lego Movie with his grumpy personality and his “sweet” ninja moves. This is the thing though. While I watched The Lego Movie it never exactly felt like I was watching a children’s movie. Yes it was an animated movie and yes it was for children but even I, at the age of fifteen, could enjoy it. With The Lego Batman Movie, I couldn’t and let me explain why.
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