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The Genius of the Russo Brothers’ Marvel Movies

Throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s eleven year run there have been several directors and writers who have brought these movies and characters to life. The Russo Brothers first Marvel movie debut was Captain America: The Winter Soldier where they displayed a great sense of understanding the character of Captain America and creating a superhero movie on a lesser scale than some of the other Marvel films that had been made at the time.

Only until recently The Winter Soldier was my favorite film because of its more personal storyline and its impactful significance to the overall plot of the MCU. Since The Winter Soldier, however, they have made three other films (Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame) that are clearly some of the greatest superhero movies ever made. (I will only be talking about Civil War, Infinity War considering that Endgame ends with a profound conclusion.) But what makes these three movies so perfectly composed and entertaining? Well, it’s simple. The Russo Brothers like cliffhangers.

For example; let’s look at the endings of these three movies.

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The Top Ten Most Memorable Moments in the MCU

Why is the MCU so beloved? Because we have been given 23 movies and two amazing series over thirteen years…and the ride isn’t ending anytime soon. I’ve been enthralled in this world since I was eleven-years-old, gazing wide-eyed at the screen as my parents would show me some scenes from Iron Man. At the time, he was my favorite superhero.

Now, all these years later, Doctor Strange is my favorite Marvel superhero and the MCU pretty much dominates my every day.

This franchise is wonderful for so many reasons but it also has some of the most memorable moments in recent blockbuster history. So today, I wanted to share what I think are the top ten most memorable moments in the MCU (and this includes even the Disney+ series.) Enjoy!

Spoilers Ahead!

10. Wanda’s Iconic Credits Roll

WandaVision: Who is Pulling the Strings in Westview Aside from Wanda?

WandaVision was filled with a bunch of interesting and memorable moments but the moment that stuck out to me in the entire series was when Wanda, during a tense moment with her husband Vision, began to roll the credits of her show on him as if to say goodnight.

It is so diva and I have loved it ever since I first saw it.

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Of Our Generation

I know it’s been three years since Infinity War entered theaters and shattered box-office records and expectations like Thanos crushed the Avengers’ souls but after watching a Youtube video featuring the audience reactions to both Infinity War and Endgame this morning I was reminded the extent of magic these movies cast on us. I remember watching Infinity War and being blown away.

In my mind, I deemed Thanos this generation’s Darth Vader and Infinity War the closest thing we had ever gotten in pop culture to The Empire Strikes Back. Three years later, I can stand firmly on that belief because it really was that impactful.

Like The Empire Strikes Back, one of the greatest (and most copied) movies ever made, Infinity War perfectly balances humor, romance, and intensity while delivering a shocking conclusion that had people utterly astounded. Of course, there will never be a plot twist as great as Darth Vader’s iconic “No, I am your father” moment but Thanos’ Infinity Snap comes pretty darn close.

The cries of anguish from fans invested in these stories as their favorite heroes disintegrate before our eyes are not only chill-inducing but so telling. It’s not every movie that has entire theaters around the world reacting in the way these Marvel films make us react. And Infinity War/Endgame are at the top of that audience reaction list.

And yes, Endgame got the most raucous moments from audiences in theaters but it is Infinity War‘s profoundly surprising plot twists that set up what would be an epic conclusion in Endgame. Infinity War had us salivating for a year to see what would happen next. I’m sure back in the early 80s’ when fans had to wait those three looooong years for Return of the Jedi there was an equal, if not greater, level of excitement and anticipation.

Will we ever get another Marvel movie like Infinity War? Honestly, I’m not quite sure. Infinity War was special. It’s been 41 years since The Empire Strikes Back and no matter how hard Lucasfilm has tried there has never been another Star Wars film quite like it. That alone just goes to show how incredible these two movies are and why I cherish them.

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

The Rest of the ‘Captain America’ Marathon

Avengers: Infinity War, April 27, 2018

Oh my goodness everybody, Avengers: Infinity War is no joke! I’ve watched all of the Marvel movies and this is undoubtedly not only the best one but truly the entire culmination of the last eighteen movies. I sat in that movie theater waiting in silent anguish for the movie to start after all of the many trailers and once it did it latched on and didn’t let go literally from beginning to end. The audience was incredible. There were many laugh-out-loud (and silently funny) moments that had the audience in stitches. There were some fantastic character moments that just had the audience cheering with excitement. And then there were some legitimately heartbreaking moments that caused quite a bit of sniffling in the theater. When I walked out of that movie after its two hour and thirty-two minute long run I was stunned. I felt like a young woman who had just seen the most amazing Marvel superhero movie that she had ever seen and couldn’t believe how shocking the film’s ending was…because that’s exactly what I was. My feet were lead, my eyebrows were furrowed in stunned confusion, and my mind was racing in an utter “WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!”

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A Captain America Poster Appreciation Post

It’s Sam Wilson day (a birthday for the character, not the actor) and so because of such an occasion I thought it would be fun to highlight the fascinating character posters for the characters that will define the Captain America legacy due to their impact on the MCU (and yes, that means including John Walker too.) Enjoy!

Amazon.com: Captain America (The First Avenger) - (24" X 36") Movie Poster:  Posters & Prints
“I can do this all day.”
“A man out of time.”
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The Ending of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is Perfection

Avengers: Infinity War is a great film for its fantastic character interactions, riveting action scenes, or nail-biting scenarios, but it’s the movie’s ending that feels like a sucker punch to the senses.

Watching this film again last night, I couldn’t help admiring the beauty of a superhero movie that actually decided to turn things in favor of the antagonist.

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The scene where Wanda Maximoff has to kill Vision as her fellow Avengers do all they can to stop Thanos is emotionally taxing as the somber music rises in an emotional crescendo that oozes epicness. We get to see Wanda’s immense power highlighted in jaw-dropping fashion as she seeks to destroy the Mind Stone with one hand and hold off Thanos (with five Infinity Stones!) with the other. Continue reading The Ending of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is Perfection