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Throwback Friday: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Was A Fun Ride, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Is Going To Be An Emotional Rollercoaster

On April 4 of this year, I wrote a post highlighting the emotional differences between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Looking back, I’m surprised at how accurate I was in predicting how much of a cry fest Endgame would end up being. So, for this week’s Throwback Friday, I thought this would be the perfect flashback post to read. Enjoy!

Avengers: Infinity War is one of the few films that I can watch over and over again and still enjoy with every single viewing. It’s ranked #60 (or at least it used to be) on IMDb’s Top #250 movies with a ranking of 8.5 out of 10 and it totally deserves it. The movie is amazing. It’s one of the easiest movies to watch multiple times because there’s so much to love about it.

We get to enjoy all of our favorite heroes. The action scenes are phenomenal. The music is amazing. The emotional levels of this film are truly stirring. And the end is just…the best.

Avengers: Infinity War is one of the greatest stories I have ever witnessed onscreen. There are comedy and suspense, riveting dialogue and romance, triumph and tragedy, all locked into a film that feels like your classic superhero movie but manages to present a shocking twist as the heroes actually end up losing to the villain, Thanos.

And that’s why Infinity War is so great!

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Was A Fun Ride, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Is Going To Be An Emotional Rollercoaster

Avengers: Infinity War is one of the few films that I can watch over and over again and still enjoy with every single viewing. It’s ranked #60 on IMDb’s Top #250 movies with a ranking of 8.5 out of 10 and it totally deserves it. The movie is amazing. It’s one of the easiest movies to watch multiple times because there’s so much to love about it.

We get to enjoy all of our favorite heroes. The action scenes are phenomenal. The music is amazing. The emotional levels of this film are truly stirring. And the end is just…the best.

Avengers: Infinity War is one of the greatest stories I have ever witnessed onscreen. There’s comedy and suspense, riveting dialogue and romance, triumph and tragedy, all locked into a film that feels like your classic superhero movie but manages to present a shocking twist as the heroes actually end up losing to the villain, Thanos.

And that’s why Infinity War is so great!

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Why Are the Women in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ So Sad?

A few days ago I watched Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald for the first time and for the most part, I enjoyed it. The sequel played an interesting role in setting up what is sure to be a thrilling final three films but it also alienated some as it told a complex story that didn’t exactly reach the standards we were all expecting.

I found the movie to be better than I expected…and a bit underwhelming at the same time. But what I clearly noticed and was slightly disturbed by after watching the film was the dreadfully depressing storylines of each and every female character in the movie.

J.K Rowling, who is clearly one of the greatest storytellers in this generation, is a woman and as a fellow woman, I would expect her to create strong, powerful women in these films. And she did, for the Harry Potter movies.

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There was Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Professor McGonnagal, Bellatrix Lestrange, Ginny Weasley, and so many other women who were never depicted as powerful because of men. They were simply, powerful.

With so many incredible ladies to love in the Harry Potter movies, one would expect to receive women just as awesome in the Fantastic Beasts series and at first, we did in Tina and Queenie Goldstein.

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As sisters, they stood out, not because they were damsels in distress, but because they were two young women navigating themselves through the growing conflict in the Wizardling World thanks to the excelling murmurings of Gellert Grindelwald. Yes, they both had serious crushes on the two male characters that accompanied them (Newt Scamander and Jacob Kowalski) but romance doesn’t diminish a woman’s strength. Or at least, it didn’t.

Now both sisters have become sacks of sadness, and obviously, they wouldn’t be the only ones dealing with strong emotions in the sequel, for J.K Rowling introduced two new heroines in Leta Lestrange and Nagini.

I mean, listen to the storylines for these four women.

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Which Character Has the Saddest Death in ‘Rogue One’?

For Star Wars fans we all know how the movies usually role. There may be some heartbreak every once in the blue moon but ultimately there’s a happy ending right? Rogue One changed that narrative big time.

Do you remember sitting in the movie theater for the first time in utter shock as every hero in the film was efficiently killed off in the last eighteen minutes of the movies? It was pretty remarkable. After K-2SO’s death I knew anything was possible (because a droid had never perished in the franchise before) and sure enough, well, you know the rest.

Rogue One is, in part, a devastating movie because these characters managed to worm their way into our hearts in the most delightful ways. The diverse cast of characters gave everyone someone to cheer for. For me, my favorite character was Cassian. I knew he was pretty much doomed but it was still heartbreaking when he died. In fact, I think I cried for a year straight whenever I watched this movie. So yeah, Rogue One may be one the best Star Wars film ever made but it’s also one of the saddest leading to this week’s question for Who’s Your Favorite (or in this case, Which is the Saddest?) Enjoy!

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