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A Definitive Ranking of the Episodes of ‘What If…?’: From Worst to Best

Well, it’s finally that time. The super fun What If…? series has reached a conclusion in its first season and now it is time to rank every episode. Enjoy!

9. What If…The World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes?

Thor in Marvel Studios' WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Despite this episode being fun for what it was I was ultimately a bit bummed by its rushed final minutes which flew through the story and concluded in an abrupt way. But it had its humorous moments and it was fun seeing how they utilized Loki in the episode.

8. What If…Captain Carter Were The First Avenger?

Captain Carter/Peggy Carter and the Hydra Stomper in Marvel Studios' WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Despite absolute LOVING Captain Carter her episode was a bit boring in the fact that it felt like the least creative episode in the series. It basically took the storyline of The First Avenger and transplanted her into the role of the First Avenger, with a few tweaks along the way. And while that was enjoyable, the other episodes were entirely different beasts.

7. What If…Zombies?!

(L-R): Bucky Barnes, Sharon Carter, The Wasp/Hope Van Dyne, Okoye, Zombie Hunter Spider-Man/Peter Parker and Bruce Banner in Marvel Studios' WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

This episode was enjoyable with its incredible use of humor to balance the horror aspect thanks to the zombies. There were a lot of good jokes in this episode and the Zombie-fighting Avengers consisting of Spider-Man, Bruce Banner, Okoye, Sharon Carter, Bucky, Wasp, Happy, and Kurt was fantastic. They were a team I didn’t even I know needed.

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A Special Fan Art Saturday

Last year on this day we lost a great man, Chadwick Boseman, who impacted the world with his presence on and offscreen. His death is one of the saddest tragedies in recent memory that I can remember but his legacy lives on through his work and his powerful message. Today, I’d like to honor him with a special edition of my Fan Art posts. Enjoy!

Illustrated by Yafi Veda Oktavinanda
While I could not find the artist who drew this it is truly marvelous in its simplicity.
This is another piece by an artist I could not find but it is very clear this piece is gorgeous and maybe even tear-inducing.
Illustrated by Uzuri Art

Just putting this post together has gotten me quite a bit emotional actually. Chadwick Boseman was a beautiful person and I thank him for bringing such a powerful, good, inspiring character to the big screen for my own children to see one day.

R.I.P Chadwick Boseman.

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In Case You’re Wondering, ‘What If…?’ Is Really Good!

Marvel Studios just can’t seem to lose. Even with their first animated series, they still manage to elate and surprise at every turn and the same can be said about the second episode (actually the best episode so far) of What If…?

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This episode features T’Challa as Star-Lord and honestly, I was not ready for all of the surprises in this episode. I found myself smiling and giggling throughout the episode’s run and when it concluded I felt a strange sense of sadness because the episode was, in fact, over even though I wanted so much more!

As a Marvel fan, this series is giving me everything I want and a little bit more. The stories are fun, the changes are thrilling, and the possibilities, thanks to Loki, are endless.

Of course, I must confront the unfortunate truth that this is Chadwick Boseman’s last performance as T’Challa. Thankfully he will lend a voice to this character for three more episodes so that’s a welcome surprise but it’s still a bit sad hearing him and seeing how awesome the character is knowing that he has, in fact, passed away. Rest in power king.

I don’t want to end this post on a somber note so I’ll leave it at this. If you think this series has the chance to be boring trust me. It isn’t. In fact, it’s really fun and worth the watch, especially if you’re missing some good Marvel entertainment.

The next two episodes are going to have me doing cartwheels. Next week’s episode will feature Loki up to whatever new shenanigans he will find for himself and the week after that we’ll be getting Doctor Strange’s episode. Honestly, I could pop just knowing that information.

All in all, another great episode from a fantastic new animated series.

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The Oscars Made History But They Still Didn’t Have the Guts To Go There

Well, I watched The Oscars last night and it was fun. The setting was gorgeous, the cameras used to broadcast movie’s greatest night of the year felt so immersive it almost looked like we were watching a movie, and making it personal by giving the viewer a bit of insight into the nominees was an inspired touch.

Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah) and Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari) had the most memorable speeches of the evening, cursing was rampant during an Oscar song game, Glenn Close did the ‘Da Butt’ dance on live television, and Frances McNormand howled to the rafters like a wolf.

The night was a win for people of color in a bunch of categories, with two Black women making history by winning an Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for the first time in the Academy’s 93-year history. And yet, at the end of the night, with only three categories left, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Picture, the night took a sharp left turn.

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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’: Powerful, Poignant, and Depressing

So, I finally just watched Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and to my relief, it was better than I expected. Based on a play written by playwright August Wilson, the film tells the story of blues legend, Ma Rainey (Viola Davis) and a tense recording session in Chicago of 1927 as she clashes with her trumpeter (Chadwick Boseman.)

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The film lives up to the hype, delivering some of the best acting of the year. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is dark, powerful, and oh does it shine a light on the trauma of African-Americans.

In a time when racial tension is such a topic this movie is like a slap to the face with authenticity. Even though it speaks of race in a 1920s’ light it speaks to the horrors of our present so boldly that you can’t help but sit back and just take a deep breath.

Viola Davis is once again superb as Ma Rainey, delivering every line and moment with purpose and conviction. And Chadwick Boseman, gosh Boseman was gone too soon. This unapologetic depiction of an angry young black man traumatized by horrific events of his past may just be his best performance and is definitely deserving of every award he can muster. He’s already gotten a posthumous Golden Globe nomination for the role today and deservedly so. I honestly feel like he should win but I’m going to check out Sound of Metal next to see how Riz Ahmed does.

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Should Chadwick Boseman Get a Posthumous Oscar for ‘Da 5 Bloods’?

It’s still heartbreaking to think that Chadwick Boseman is no longer with us but as time goes on so must we. I’ve pretty much dedicated this week to the actor in commemoration of his legacy and as such I wanted to write this post which points out the obvious; Boseman needs to be nominated for a posthumous Oscar next year.

It’s happened before. Heath Ledger was nominated posthumously for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight, a nomination that culminated into a win for his chilling and very memorable performance. The last movie I watched featuring Chadwick Boseman was Da 5 Bloods and to say he was extraordinary as the commanding soldier, Stormin’ Norman is an understatement. I didn’t see Black Panther and that is saying something considering how great of a job he did as the Marvel superhero.

His role was small in the film but every scene he graced he commanded with such power. He undoubtedly deserves an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor for that role and yes, maybe even a win. That’s how great he did and I’m not even exaggerating. Just watch the film and you’ll see for yourself.

Do you think Chadwick Boseman deserves a posthumous Oscar for his role in Da 5 Bloods? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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