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Fan Art Wednesday

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post for this series but I figured I might as well today. Get ready for an epic Fan Art Wednesday featuring one of my favorite superheroes of all time: Captain Marvel.

I have no idea who the artist was to bring this masterpiece to life but boy is it stunning. And the American flag on the arm is simply magnificent.

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A Sunday Movie Extravaganza!

Okay, yesterday was eventful because I watched SO many movies yesterday. I’m talking watching movies from 6am to 9pm before finally passing out into la la land (I’m meaning sleep, not the movie, lol.) It was such a random movie day that I wanted to share miniature versions of my experience with each film that I watched yesterday. Enjoy!

The First Movie: The Last Samurai

If you’re new to my blog you may not know this but The Last Samurai is one of my favorite movies of all time and it’s my personal favorite Tom Cruise film.

This movie, set in the 1800s’ and documenting the last days of the awe-inducing Samurai through the eyes of American Captain Algren (Tom Cruise), is an absolutely beautiful movie. Its sweeping score, composed by Hans Zimmer, carries the emotion of the film incredibly, leaving me in sheer awe (and goosebumps) every time I’ve ever watched this film. Ken Watanabe would get his only Oscar nomination for this movie as he portrays the leader of the last Samurai, Katsumoto.

Honestly, this movie needed more accolades, including a Best Picture nomination because it is utter perfection. Unlike The Great Wall which clearly follows the narrative of the superhero white guy (Matt Damon, in this case) who seems to know more and be more skilled at everything than the actual Chinese, The Last Samurai never tries to act like Tom Cruise’s Captain Algren is the savior of the samurai and I appreciate that.

He is merely a spectator and a friend who happens to share in this historic event alongside Katsumoto.

And yeah, every time I have ever watched this movie it has made me cry buckets. But unlike most movies which have super emotional scenes at the end of the film, The Last Samurai‘s emotional moments start with roughly forty minutes left in the film, hence leaving me sporadically crying my eyes out for forty minutes straight. So, as can be expected, when the movie ended and I was left wiping the waterfalls protruding from my eyes, my head was throbbing. What a way to start the morning right?

10/10 stars

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Ranking the Marvel Heroines; From Worst to Best: Updated

When I first created this post I was still a month and a half away from seeing Avengers: Infinity War. Of course, since then, we have had three new heroines join the party; Captain Marvel, Wasp, and Pepper Potts, meaning this list needs an update pronto. Enjoy my new ranking of the Marvel heroines!

15. Agent 13

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I didn’t realize how much I liked Sharon Carter until it was announced that she may play a role in the upcoming Falcon and Winter Soldier series on Disney+. I was legitimately excited. At that moment I realized just how much she had grown on me over the years. I would probably place her higher if she wasn’t against such stiff competition, hence the last place on this list.

14. Agent Peggy Carter

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I like Peggy because she isn’t just a pretty face. She’s also tough, strong-willed, and she proved that she was more than just a love interest/damsel-in-distress. I appreciate that. It’s a shame that she only made one major appearance in the franchise in Captain America: The First Avenger but she definitely won me over.

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Captain Marvel: An Evaluation of Sexism

As I delve deep into this piece let me be honest with you; I may be a bit biased because I am a Captain Marvel fan…but my love for this ultra-powerful wrecking machine of a superhero did not come about immediately.

I didn’t know who this character was or what to expect in 2018. As the marketing for the titular hero’s first film started to ramp up I was beginning to feel like I wouldn’t like Brie Larson’s interpretation to the newest addition to the Marvel Studios family.

As I sat in my theater with my family and watched Captain Marvel unfold I understood that I was watching something that was, ultimately, a mediocre superhero movie. However, as Carol Danvers embraces her full power and takes on a Kree fleet led by Ronan himself I remember my heart swelling with admiration and a grin spreading on my face. In my mind, for the first time I understood why so many boys loved Superman.

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Throwback Friday: 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.

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The Heroic Women of Marvel

Here’s a look back at the wonderful and diverse women who comprise the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Infinity Saga has come to an end with Avengers: EndgameEndgame truly was a culmination of the previous twenty-one movies before the Avengers finale, highlighting nearly every character that has placed a stamp on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the powerful women.

Today I will celebrate these extraordinary heroines by looking at their thrilling involvement in Endgame and where their stories are heading for the future. Enjoy!

The Ancient One

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The Ancient One’s role in Endgame was slight but impactful as we got to see her protecting the New York Sanctum during the Battle of New York and schooling Bruce Banner in the seriousness of tampering with the past. It was delighting to see her again after her being gone for so many years and even though she is a permanently dead character her wisdom will always be felt in the MCU.

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