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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Is Better Than I Remembered

Wonder Woman 1984 is once again available to watch on HBO Max and so I decided to watch it because what the heck. It’s a Wonder Woman movie and I was in the mood for a superhero movie.

I watched the film totally expecting to hate it again like last time but I actually kind of enjoyed my experience. Knowing the story and which icky parts to skip gave me the chance to understand what Patty Jenkins was going for and while the film isn’t perfect I did find it somewhat enjoyable.

The thing about Wonder Woman 1984 and why it performed so poorly among casual viewers was because it did not live up to expectations. Most superhero sequels tend to get bigger and flashier than their predecessors. Take The Dark Knight which features both the Joker and Two-Face, two extremely well-written antagonists that give Batman a challenge he didn’t get in the first film. And Marvel has pretty much perfected the superhero sequel.

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Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe: from Worst to Best

I haven’t had the chance to update my ranking for the MCU but now, I can. And now that we have the shows this list doesn’t only include the movies but the shows too. Enjoy!

25. The Incredible Hulk

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It’s still at the bottom of the list and most likely, always will.

24. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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This movie has dropped down the ladder drastically over the years. As much as I loved the first film this movie just gets on my nerves, besides the fact that it’s gorgeous.

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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 Falcon and the Winter Soldier’: The Parallels Part 2

I wrote a post last week sharing my thoughts on the striking parallels between Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and now that another episode has come, I’m here to share my observations of what parallels I noticed for this latest episode. Enjoy!

SPOILERS for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier AHEAD!

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The Striking Parallels Between ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has two episodes now and while the series is my favorite piece of MCU content since Infinity War, the parallels between this show and The Winter Soldier is striking. For the first time in the MCU, we have been given a story that actually mirrors the basic structure and story beats of a previous installment and yet it’s this style of storytelling for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier that makes it so compelling. So, with no further ado, let’s look at these fascinating story parallels and what a continuation of this approach for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier could mean for the show.

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The Opening Words

On Your Left" Steve Rogers & Sam Wilson - Running Scene - Captain America:  The Winter Soldier - YouTube

How did Captain America: The Winter Soldier begin? With Sam and Steve interacting in this perfect scene that immediately established the two characters as burgeoning friends.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 1 recap: Captain America's legacy  leaves Sam lost - CNET

In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the series opens on a more somber note, showing the incredible contrast between their first meeting and their last onscreen time together in the MCU (the moment when an old Steve Rogers gives Sam the shield.)

The first words we hear are being said by both Sam and Steve.

Steve: “What does it feel like?”

Sam: “Like it’s someone else’s.”

Steve: “It’s not.”

It shows immediately how far the characters’ relationship has grown over the years and that this is now Sam’s story, not Rogers.

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‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Is the Proof That the ‘Captain America’ Movies Are the Best

I’ve seen the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier four times now and each viewing has been so rewarding. The tone, the directing, the cinematography, everything about this show so far has got me buzzing.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier were characters that I always loved and wanted to know more about but we weren’t afforded that chance of exploration for these characters because Captain America was the star.

Captain America always had the best trilogy in the MCU with stories that both impacted the MCU in powerful ways while also delivering us some of the greatest moments in the franchise. These films also gave us Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, two characters who are Steve Rogers’ best friends and so, so very fascinating.

Now The Falcon and the Winter Soldier seems to be using the same template as Captain America: The Winter Soldier and already it’s better than most MCU installments. And we’re only one episode in!

Not only are we getting Sam and Bucky’s stories expanded upon, but we’re also getting Sharon Carter and Zemo, two returning characters from the Captain America trilogy who should get some much needed upgrades in story development this time around.

This story is undoubtedly going to be revolve around the primary villains of this show, the Flag Smashers, for a while but what is this story leading to? I’m not going to delve into any outlandish theories like I did with WandaVision but I am expecting a surprise here and there through the series because all Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War were filled with plenty of plot-twisting moments.

So yeah, even though Doctor Strange is my favorite MCU hero, Captain America has definitely got the best story and it looks like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is continuing that legacy.

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