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The Top Ten Post-Credit Scenes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

I haven’t done of these ranking posts in a while but after watching Ant-Man the other day and seeing the film’s second post-credits scene (which is the scene from Civil War when Falcon mentions recruiting Ant-Man) I got serious chills and a yearning to write this post. So, here we are, trying to rank ten out of many awesome post-credit scenes. Here we go.

10. Is Steve Rogers Still Alive?-What If…?

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I may be in the minority here when I say that What If…? is one of the best entries in the entire MCU but I, personally, loved every second of it. The animation was gorgeous, perfectly illustrating the characters to make them feel almost lifelike, most of the actual actors were able to voice their characters which, of course, added extra depth to the story, and each week’s episode surprised me more than the last.

For this to be Marvel Studios’ first venture into animation they did a remarkable job.

And to end off the season we got another wonderful tease, that being Steve Rogers’ potential survival into next season. Will he be evil like Bucky or will the story take a different turn? Whatever the case, I’m excited to see what happens next for Captain Carter’s story.

9. Thanos’ Debut-The Avengers

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Nine years ago a movie came out called The Avengers. It was an unprecedented achievement as it brought together six of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and shattered the box-office with its engaging story and iconic moments. The experiment that was the Marvel Cinematic Universe had paid off and from there it’s been quite the ride ever since.

But Kevin Feige had something greater in mind. An endgame that would lead to the highest-grossing film of all time thanks to a certain purple villain whose name would end up sending chills down the spine of any avid MCU fan; Thanos.

His first appearance in the MCU is small as he performs an out-of-character evil grin and simply side-eyes the camera with foreboding music playing in the background but for loyal comic book fans, they understood exactly what was coming. I, however, did not but after watching Infinity War I understood what the hype was about.

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A Movie Ranking: Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer is one of the most iconic actresses with her distinct features that have managed to grow only more polished over the decades. She has graced some of the best movies I’ve ever watched and played roles that have essentially become iconic. To be honest, she has surprisingly become one of my favorite actresses and I’m SOOO happy she’s part of the MCU. I thought it would be awesome to highlight her for this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!

7. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Michelle Pfeiffer, Angelina Jolie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elle Fanning, Ed Skrein, and Harris Dickinson in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

Michelle played cunning villainess Queen Ingrith and besides the jaw-dropping costumes that she wore in this film, the movie was ultimately bogged down by terrible storytelling and bad CGI.

6. Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

I mainly watched this film because Daisy Ridley was in it. Turns out, it wasn’t that bad. I tried to determine who the culprit of the movie was. I ended up getting it wrong which left me pleasantly surprised. All in all, it’s a good whodunnit movie but Knives Out is much better.

5. The Prince of Egypt

Val Kilmer in The Prince of Egypt (1998)

One of the animated films I remember from my childhood was The Prince of Egypt. It wasn’t my favorite animated movie by a long shot but it was enjoyable and I have seen it several times. I had no idea Michelle Pfeiffer voiced Tzipporah in this film.

4. Batman Returns

Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Christopher Walken, and Cristi Conaway in Batman Returns (1992)

This movie isn’t exactly a good Batman movie but it is ultimately memorable because of Danny Devito’s The Penguin and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman. She played the heck out of this iconic comic book character and it is undoubtedly one of my favorite roles of hers.

3. Ant-Man and the Wasp

Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Walton Goggins, Michael Peña, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Hannah John-Kamen in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Several decades later she would cross franchises, appearing in Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp as Janet van Dyne, a woman who has learned to harness the powers of the quantum realm. What that means moving forward, I don’t know, but I cannot wait to see her story grow in the coming phase (or phase) of the MCU.

2. Avengers: Endgame

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I just watched Avengers: Endgame yesterday after participating in a Captain America marathon and boy was I invested emotionally into this film. It’s practically a perfect movie, impeccably concluding a ton of storylines that were built throughout the eleven years of the MCU. There were deaths and new beginnings for certain characters. We got to see characters evolve and become better people. We got to see the villains finally lose in an epic way. And geez, we got one of the greatest moments in cinema history with Tony Stark’s “And I am Iron Man” moment. Cue the tears.

I love this movie and I have a feeling I always will.

1. Scarface

Al Pacino in Scarface (1983)

I mean, come on! This is one of the greatest movies ever made. Next to The GodfatherScarface stands as one of the greatest crime films ever conceived and it ultimately is what has made Michelle Pfeiffer so memorable over the years.

No, she didn’t speak much in the actual film but she graced every scene with an untouchable elegance that made her seem almost otherworldly. And yet, you couldn’t help but feel sorry for her because in every scene she’s either drinking, smoking, or taking cocaine along with Al Pacino’s Tony Montana until she eventually can’t take it anymore and decides to leave him. You can’t help but wonder…did she end up in an alley somewhere half-dead or did she leave that dark world behind and goes on to live a much cleaner life free of drugs, alcohol, and criminals? Hmm…

So, that’s my movie ranking.

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

Ant-Man or the Wasp: Who’s Your Favorite?

Ant-Man and the Wasp is the latest superhero movie to arrive in theaters and with Marvel releasing a new tag team duo with Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp what is there not to love? But which of the two heroes may be your favorite? Well, that’s what I’m here to ask you all on this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Enjoy.

Ant-Man

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Ant-Man is awesome because he’s a regular dude who just so happened to become Ant-Man and it’s truly what makes him so lovable. He’s all of us and so when he does things like becomes Giant-Man or helps save the world he doesn’t handle it in a way that maybe Captain America would. He’s just as shocked at his abilities as we are and that’s why he’s such a fantastic hero.

We have seen his ups and downs (literally) but he has managed to prevail over every obstacle because he is a hero worthy of being an Avenger. And he’s hilarious too. I’m a definite Ant-Man fan. 🙂

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The Ten Most Kid-Friendly Marvel Movies

(This is an updated repost.)

Marvel has become a wonderful franchise that people of all ages can enjoy. Some Marvel films are catered to an older audience while others may appeal to younger fans. But which of these movies are the most kid-friendly of the bunch? That’s what I’m here to share with you. Enjoy!

Ant-Man

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While Ant-Man is catered to a younger audience with a tamer storyline, a villain that isn’t too scary, and an actual child who plays a small but very important role in the film, this movie can also have some rather shocking profanity throughout it. There’s a balance between kid-friendly themes as well as more adult-level jokes and situations but overall it’s a fun film for the whole family.

 Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Like Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun movie that caters heavily toward children. It isn’t dark and gloomy like some of the other Marvel films and, in fact, it has less profanity than its predecessor. It’s simply a fun movie that’ll have your kids bouncing in their seat with joy.

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Movie Review Flashback: My Spoiler-Free Review of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

Marvel hasn’t had the best luck with sequels over the years. Iron Man 2 was largely considered worse than its hailed predecessor, Iron ManThor: The Dark World, the sequel to Thor, is so bad I’m still trying to figure out why it was even called Thor: The Dark World. And Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was a far cry less enjoyable than the critically acclaimed Guardians of the Galaxy. So, would Ant-Man and the Wasp suffer the same fate? I’m glad to announce that it didn’t.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp is a small-story type of movie. There are no surprise Avengers cameos dropping in to make the movie exciting or complex situations that turn the film into a whirlwind of material. Ant-Man and the Wasp take place in one city, in three days, and with four main characters, Scott Lang, Hope van Dyne, Hank Pym, and the constant thorn in their side, Ghost. Simple as that.

It’s always a breath of fresh air to see movie creators decide that less is more. When writers try to over complicate things and make a sequel that’s bouncing all over the place seven times out of ten that movie’s going to end up becoming a confusing hodgepodge of material. Ant-Man and the Wasp does not suffer from that in the slightest.

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A Six-Year Poster Evolution: Ant-Man

Ant-Man sounds like the silliest superhero ever right? Well yes, he is a bit goofy, but more importantly, he’s a powerful hero that can kick butt. He is going to be such a welcome help to The Avengers in their fight against Thanos.

But before we watch him turn into Giant Man and stomp on Thanos’s face (lol) let’s take a look at his character posters.

Ant-Man

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This is Scott Lang’s origin story as the Ant-Man. What I love about this poster is the helmet. Not only does it look great but it feels so superhero-like. I love Ant-Man. He’s so much fun.

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