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A ‘Captain America’ Marathon

After finishing the fifth episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, I decided to watch a couple of movies highlighting three movies that feature Captain America in such a positive light; Captain America: The First Avenger, Avengers: Infinity War, and Endgame.

And, thinking of these movies, I decided to look back at my reviews of these three films, starting with this one. Enjoy! capthefirstavenger

Even though I’ve seen the movie before the last time I watched it was a long time ago so I forgot so much. This time I was able to fully concentrate on the film and it was kind of fascinating seeing all of the references that the later Marvel movies took from this one film. Like Captain America’s suit in The Avengers for example.

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I never understood why Marvel would give him such a horrendous suit in The Avengers when his classic suit was clearly so much better. Today I just figured out the story behind the ultra tight Captain America outfit.

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When Steve Rogers first became “Captain America” he was presented as a figure in advertisement to make people want to join the army and his suit was a super tight suit. When Agent Coulson told Steve that his new suit was fashioned off of the original design now I get it and I have to admit, that’s pretty cool.

His suit in The Avengers is still the wackest rendition of the iconic outfit but at least now I understand why it looks the way it does.

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‘Snowpiercer’: One of the Best Sci-Fi Movies I’ve Ever Seen

I’ve often seen this movie, Snowpiercer, as I filed through the movie library on Netflix but I never decided to watch it…until yesterday. The film, written and directed by Bong Joon Ho, the same brilliant man who wrote/directed the historic Oscar-winning movie, Parasite, stars Chris Evans in an intense sci-fi movie unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

Snowpiercer, set in the near-future 2031, follows the story of the last dregs of humanity who are forced to live on the most incredible train ever built after the world is completely frozen into ice following the events of global warming. All life on Earth is extinct and life on the train for the poor is savage.

Stylish 'Snowpiercer' takes a cold look at class divisions

We enter the movie with the poor citizens of the train preparing to revolt. What transpires over the next hour and fifty minutes is utter plot-twist storytelling that gripped me intently, leaving me in utter silence and in tears.

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Could and Should Steve Rogers Make an Appearance in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’?

Oh, the end of Avengers: Endgame is an emotional wrecker. One of the best parts of the entire movie comes in the film’s final minutes as we are introduced to an elderly Steve Rogers who thus gives his shield to Sam Wilson for him to be Captain America.

It’s an impactful moment that’ll bring tears to the eyes and really sets up fans’ excitement for the upcoming Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but it leaves one to wonder, will we see Steve Rogers again in the series?

Rogers is now in the same role that Peggy had in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Steve is elderly, his wife has passed, and now he’s got nothing to do but watch his friends save the world without him.

I don’t see Sam or Bucky not going to see him again in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier but, if Chris Evans’ contract is truly expired, does that mean that like in Captain America: Civil War, we’ll return to the story after Steve Rogers’ natural passing. Will there be a funeral that manages to unite Sam, Bucky, and Sharon Carter together as they mourn the passing of a very great friend? And how many tissues will I need for this scene? Continue reading Could and Should Steve Rogers Make an Appearance in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’?

Throwback Friday: Could and Should Steve Rogers Make an Appearance in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’?

Oh, the end of Avengers: Endgame is an emotional wrecker. One of the best parts of the entire movie comes in the film’s final minutes as we are introduced to an elderly Steve Rogers who thus gives his shield to Sam Wilson for him to be Captain America.

It’s an impactful moment that’ll bring tears to the eyes and really sets up fans’ excitement for the upcoming Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but it leaves one to wonder, will we see Steve Rogers again in the series?

Rogers is now in the same role that Peggy had in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Steve is elderly, his wife has passed, and now he’s got nothing to do but watch his friends save the world without him.

I don’t see Sam or Bucky not going to see him again in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier but, if Chris Evans’ contract is truly expired, does that mean that like in Captain America: Civil War, we’ll return to the story after Steve Rogers’ natural passing. Will there be a funeral that manages to unite Sam, Bucky, and Sharon Carter together as they mourn the passing of a very great friend? And how many tissues will I need for this scene? Continue reading Throwback Friday: Could and Should Steve Rogers Make an Appearance in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’?

Could and Should Steve Rogers Make an Appearance in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’?

Oh, the end of Avengers: Endgame is an emotional wrecker. One of the best parts of the entire movie comes in the film’s final minutes as we are introduced to an elderly Steve Rogers who thus gives his shield to Sam Wilson for him to be Captain America.

It’s an impactful moment that’ll bring tears to the eyes and really sets up fans’ excitement for the upcoming Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but it leaves one to wonder, will we see Steve Rogers again in the series?

Rogers is now in the same role that Peggy had in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Steve is elderly, his wife has passed, and now he’s got nothing to do but watch his friends save the world without him.

I don’t see Sam or Bucky not going to see him again in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier but, if Chris Evans’ contract is truly expired, does that mean that like in Captain America: Civil War, we’ll return to the story after Steve Rogers’ natural passing. Will there be a funeral that manages to unite Sam, Bucky, and Sharon Carter together as they mourn the passing of a very great friend? And how many tissues will I need for this scene? Continue reading Could and Should Steve Rogers Make an Appearance in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’?

Throwback Friday: ‘Knives Out’ Gives a Voice to the Voiceless

Why did Knives Out get nominated for an Oscar? It clearly wasn’t a film unlike any other I’ve ever seen. It was a classic whodunnit movie that has twists and turns, leaving you to watch the story unfold with knit eyebrows and rapt attention just for the film to conclude with a shocking reveal that you probably won’t see coming.

(Unfortunately, the culprit of the crime was spoiled to me by a tweet I saw on Twitter.)

Do not worry. I will not spoil the identity of the culprit. But I will spoil a specific aspect of the film that would, in fact, garner the film its Oscar nomination. And that is the poignant plot that wraps around a foreign worker who works for a wealthy white family. Ecuadorian-American woman, Marta Cabrera takes care of the head of the household, an elderly man named Harlan Thrombey, played by Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer. He dies tragically and his family hungrily await the result of his will. Continue reading Throwback Friday: ‘Knives Out’ Gives a Voice to the Voiceless