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Captain America: Secret War (TWENTY-NINE)

Colonel James Rhodes walked down the driveway of a stunning mansion in Miami, Florida, the sweltering heat of the bright sun bearing down on him. Palm trees swayed in the wind and beautiful flowers filling the air with a sweet scent lined the white pebbly pathway that led to the front door of the mansion.

Rhodes knocked on the creamy white door gilded with golden lions and crests and waited several seconds before he heard a voice behind the door. When the door opened Tony Stark was standing before him wearing a black robe and holding a fruity cocktail.

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‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 7

Iron Man is the type of hero where you could either love him or you could hate him. He’s always been egotistical, narcissistic, self-absorbed, pretty much a billionaire douchebag at times. And yet, he’s also one of the most heroic heroes ever brought to the big screen, making him not only memorable but entirely different than iconic heroes like Batman and Superman, or even Captain America for that matter.

Iron Man’s story has shaped the MCU and his conclusion in Endgame was not only perfectly established and executed but emotionally and impactfully powerful as well. There’s a reason I can’t stop crying whenever the end of Endgame arrives. His story, whether I knew it or not, has affected me deeply, and knowing that it has reached its end is both heartbreaking and rewarding at the same time.

Today, on the final part of this series, I’m focusing on Iron Man’s incredible last leg in this fascinating journey. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 7

‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 4

Nebula has had one of the most complex stories in the MCU. She began as your common villain, killing good guys and fighting the heroes. The good streak that came equipped with Gamora was seemingly nonexistent in Nebula but Marvel had a plan for her. Instead of killing her off, as one might expect, she was allowed to survive another day. It was in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 where her heroic side finally started to blossom, leading to what would be a very redemptive story in Avengers: Endgame.

Having Fun for the First Time

nebulasmiling.png

You’re probably looking at this picture and saying to yourself, “What? Is that Nebula smiling?” Yes…it is. At the beginning of Endgame while Tony Stark and Nebula are stranded aboard Star-Lord’s ship they play a game. For nearly all of Nebula’s life, she has been trained to be a killing machine. The competition between her and her sister Gamora was never pleasant. They were always at each other’s throats, each daughter trying to prove dominion over the other, and as Nebula constantly lost their sparring matches Thanos would replace another part of her with something to augment her abilities.

Nebula didn’t know what fun was until this very moment with Tony Stark. For a second, she almost seems like a normal human being whose every instinct hasn’t been crafted to kill. It’s actually a really touching moment and the first step of her redemption story.

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‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 7

Iron Man is the type of hero where either you love or you hate him. He’s always been egotistical, narcissistic, self-absorbed, pretty much a billionaire douchebag at times. And yet, he’s also one of the most heroic heroes ever brought to the big screen, making him not only memorable but entirely different than iconic heroes like Batman and Superman, or even Captain America for that matter.

Iron Man’s story has shaped the MCU and his conclusion in Endgame was not only perfectly established and executed but emotionally and impactfully powerful as well. There’s a reason I can’t stop crying whenever the end of Endgame arrives. His story, whether I knew it or not, has affected me deeply and knowing that it has reached its end is both heartbreaking and rewarding at the same time.

Today, on the final part of this series, I’m focusing on Iron Man’s incredible last leg in this fascinating journey. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 7

‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 4

Nebula has had one of the most complex stories in the MCU. She began as your common villain, killing good guys and fighting the heroes. The good streak that came equipped with Gamora was seemingly nonexistent in Nebula but Marvel had a plan for her. Instead of killing her off, as one might expect, she was allowed to survive another day. It was in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 where her heroic side finally started to blossom, leading to what would be a very redemptive story in Avengers: Endgame.

Let’s look at her storyline in Avengers: Endgame.

Having Fun for the First Time

nebulasmiling.png

You’re probably looking at this picture and saying to yourself, “What? Is that Nebula smiling?” Yes…it is. At the beginning of Endgame while Tony Stark and Nebula are stranded aboard Star-Lord’s ship they play a game. For nearly all of Nebula’s life she has been trained to be a killing machine. The competition between her and her sister Gamora was never pleasant. They were always at each other’s throats, each daughter trying to prove dominion over the other, and as Nebula constantly lost their sparring matches Thanos would replace another part of her with something to augment her abilities.

Nebula didn’t know what fun was until this very moment with Tony Stark. For a second, she almost seems like a normal human being whose every instinct hasn’t been crafted to kill. It’s actually a really touching moment and the first step of her redemption story.

Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 4

‘Avengers: Endgame’ at Home

Yesterday was the day Avengers: Endgame arrived on Blu-Ray in the United States and, because I had preordered it months ago, I walked into my local Best Buy and got my Limited Edition Steelbook copy of the film with a HUGE smile on my face. When I got home I entered in my digital code, sat down with my little sister at my side and the speakers ready to loudly project the film into my ears, and watched Avengers: Endgame.

The greatest surprise I had about the movie was how unexpectedly short it felt. The movie is three hours long and yet it feels like the shortest 3-hour movie that I have ever seen. The story flys by with brilliant efficiency and next thing you know you reach the film’s tantalizing conclusion which, once again, made me cry like a baby. I don’t know what it is about that final battle that gets to my emotions so hard. Maybe it’s an instinctive reflex of unbridled joy at seeing so many of my favorite superheroes all coalesced into one EPIC battle of the ages. Every hero gets a highlight, every MCU hero that you love dons the screen, every hero is there! It’s unprecedented. Nothing like it has ever been achieved and it just…gosh, it messes me up. Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’ at Home