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Which Redhead Reigns Supreme?

If you haven’t noticed there’s been a lot of redheads in movies lately. And I don’t mean natural gingers like Jessica Chastain or Amy Adams. I’m talking about actresses wearing red wigs to match their red-headed characters. It’s an interesting trend that has only grown since Aquaman introduced the fearsome warrior princess Mera (or as I like to call her, Warrior Ariel) to the superhero world.

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And don’t even get me started about Serinda Swan’s nightmarish rendition of the red-haired Medusa on the awful ABC mini-series, Inhumans.

When it comes to female superheroes and red wigs there’s a quality grade to each hairstyle, and clearly Jean Grey, Mystique, Mera, and Black Widow sport the red-haired look in the best ways. So, on that note, let’s take a closer look at these hairstyles and determine who is Queen of the Red Wigs. Enjoy! Continue reading Which Redhead Reigns Supreme?

‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Has One Major Problem: Its Treatment of Women

X-Men: Dark Phoenix was the final installment in the X-Men franchise before Disney would get its Mickey Mouse paws on these characters and stories and while it was received with scathing reviews I happen to enjoy the film. But there is a problem. A problem that I find is a common theme when it comes to these superhero movies.

In Avengers: Endgame Black Widow, a character fans had grown to love over the years, was killed, ceremoniously, but killed nonetheless without given any chance to truly shine. We saw her cry, we saw her sacrifice herself, but she was never able to kick butt in any awesome action scenes and she wasn’t around during the final battle against Thanos, which only felt even more gutwrenching as the women in Marvel assembled for a powerful charge against Thanos’ forces in one of the best scenes in the entire MCU.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix treats its female characters with the same sad lack of awesomeness. Continue reading ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Has One Major Problem: Its Treatment of Women

Who’s Your Favorite X-Men Character?

Considering that I’ve been watching so many X-Men movies lately I had to revisit this post for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? Enjoy!

(My X-Men knowledge is still somewhat limited so I will be listing the characters I am most familiar with.)

Cyclops

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Cyclops has always been a cool character because of his interesting eye beam ability and the same can still be said from this most recent rendition of the character. While I never knew that much about the X-Men I still knew who Cyclops was when I was a kid and that shows the impact this hero had on me as a child. I can’t wait to see who will bring him to life this time around.

Nightcrawler

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Nightcrawler is pretty cool, actually. His teleporting abilities are pretty fantastic but it’s when he turns into a deadly wrecking machine that he really gets his chance to shine. I’ve only seen him in the newer X-Men movies so I’m interested to eventually see him in the older X-Men films as well.

Mystique

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Mystique is easily one of the coolest concepts of a character in the superhero world. The fact that she’s this shape-shifting alien-ish sort of being is remarkable and it’s what makes her so intriguing. I like to think of her as the blue Black Widow.

It should be interesting to see what sort of cameos we may see as she shapeshifts into current or previously deceased MCU characters when she appears in later films.

Continue reading Who’s Your Favorite X-Men Character?

Who’s Your Favorite X-Men Character?

(This is a repost.)

The X-Men are an awesome array of unique characters with incredible abilities. It’s only until recently that I’ve begun to actually care and pay attention to the different heroes and I have to say, they’re pretty awesome. Their movies aren’t as great or easy to follow (timeline-wise) as the MCU movies but if you like superheroes there are tons of heroes to get behind in this franchise. With this many cool characters to enjoy there will always be debate of who’s the best of the X-Men. And that’s why they are the topic of this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Here are the characters.

(My X-Men knowledge is limited so I will be listing the mainstream characters that I know.)

Cyclops

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Cyclops has always been a cool character because of his interesting eye beam ability and the same can still be said from this most recent rendition of the character. While I don’t know much about the X-Men I knew who Cyclops was in my younger age and that shows the impact this hero had on me as a child.

Mystique

mystique

Mystique is easily one of the coolest concepts of a character in the superhero world. The fact that she’s this shape-shifting alien-ish sort of being is remarkable awesome and it’s what makes her so cool. She’s also a great fighter as well. All in all, Mystique is pretty cool.

Continue reading Who’s Your Favorite X-Men Character?

Which Redhead Reigns Supreme?

If you haven’t noticed there’s been a lot of redheads in movies lately. And I don’t mean natural gingers like Jessica Chastain or Amy Adams. I’m talking about actresses wearing red wigs to match their red-headed characters. It’s an interesting trend that has only grown since Aquaman introduced the fearsome warrior princess Mera (or as I like to call her, Warrior Ariel) to the superhero world.

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And don’t even get me started about Serinda Swan’s nightmarish rendition of the red-haired Medusa on the awful ABC mini-series, Inhumans.

When it comes to female superheroes and red wigs there’s a quality grade to each hairstyle, and clearly Jean Grey, Mystique, Mera, and Black Widow sport the red-haired look in the best ways. So, on that note, let’s take a closer look at these hairstyles and determine who is Queen of the Red Wigs. Enjoy! Continue reading Which Redhead Reigns Supreme?

Throwback Friday: These Are the X-Men Characters I Want To See in the MCU

With the MCU moving to new horizons for Phase 4 and Disney acquiring Fox it’s inevitable that we’ll see the X-Men in the near future. In fact, technically the X-Men have already graced their presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver’s role in the franchise. How the X-Men will join the fray and which new actors will play these iconic characters is still a mystery but it’s an exciting mystery nonetheless.

And that’s why today, for this Throwback Friday post, I’m sharing with you all of the X-Men characters I’m most excited to see make their presence known in the MCU. Enjoy!

Magneto

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I didn’t realize how cool Magneto was until my most recent viewing of X-Men: Days of Future Past. It was then that I realized how awesome this character actually was. I think Magneto would be such an epic character in an MCU setting and I’m hoping Kevin Feige is thinking the same as me. Continue reading Throwback Friday: These Are the X-Men Characters I Want To See in the MCU