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The Top Ten Most Memorable Moments in the MCU

Why is the MCU so beloved? Because we have been given 23 movies and two amazing series over thirteen years…and the ride isn’t ending anytime soon. I’ve been enthralled in this world since I was eleven-years-old, gazing wide-eyed at the screen as my parents would show me some scenes from Iron Man. At the time, he was my favorite superhero.

Now, all these years later, Doctor Strange is my favorite Marvel superhero and the MCU pretty much dominates my every day.

This franchise is wonderful for so many reasons but it also has some of the most memorable moments in recent blockbuster history. So today, I wanted to share what I think are the top ten most memorable moments in the MCU (and this includes even the Disney+ series.) Enjoy!

Spoilers Ahead!

10. Wanda’s Iconic Credits Roll

WandaVision: Who is Pulling the Strings in Westview Aside from Wanda?

WandaVision was filled with a bunch of interesting and memorable moments but the moment that stuck out to me in the entire series was when Wanda, during a tense moment with her husband Vision, began to roll the credits of her show on him as if to say goodnight.

It is so diva and I have loved it ever since I first saw it.

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Reevaluating ‘WandaVision’: Wanda Was The Villain All Along

Yesterday I decided to watch all of WandaVision. It took me two days to finish it but I did this morning, coming away from the series with rekindled excitement for her role in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. But what I didn’t notice the last time I watched the series as a whole roughly two months ago was how clearly the writers depict Wanda as the hidden antagonist of the series.

Watching this show with the knowledge that the Westview-sitcom reality was all created by Wanda allows the viewers to see how Wanda is constantly manipulating everything and when things don’t go her way, she simply rewrites history.

It gets to the point where even Vision is not only angry at Wanda for having an entire town hostage for her own perfect imaginary eutopia but he is most of all terrified that his wife would do such a thing and not seem to mind.

I know it’s hard to stomach, but Agatha is ultimately the hero of the series. If it wasn’t for her butting in and making Wanda snap out of her self-induced amnesia Westview’s citizens would’ve been held under Wanda’s influence forever. Of course, we know that Agatha’s intentions are bad and so it looks like she’s the villain at the end of the story but honestly, Marvel Studios has already clearly begun to spin Wanda’s story toward the dark side.

I love it though. Wanda’s most likely going to be the primary antagonist of Phase 4 (“It is your destiny to destroy the world,” says Agatha Harkness to Wanda during a pivotal moment in the WandaVision finale) unless Kang the Conqueror becomes the ultimate baddie for this phase. And now we’re getting Sharon Carter as the Power Broker, a slightly villainous gangster boss who doesn’t mind killing to get what she wants or to retain her power.

Phase 4 is finally giving us compelling female villains and I love it!

This was just an observation I noticed while watching WandaVision that I wanted to share. Do you think Wanda will be the main villain of Phase 4? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe: from Worst to Best

I haven’t had the chance to update my ranking for the MCU but now, I can. And now that we have the shows this list doesn’t only include the movies but the shows too. Enjoy!

25. The Incredible Hulk

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It’s still at the bottom of the list and most likely, always will.

24. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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This movie has dropped down the ladder drastically over the years. As much as I loved the first film this movie just gets on my nerves, besides the fact that it’s gorgeous.

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White Vision Needs to be Friend Zoned in His Upcoming Role in the MCU

WandaVision is over but it left some nuggets, like all MCU installments, along the way. One of the biggest teases for the future of the MCU was the return of Vision via White Vision in the finale. We saw him get his memories back and then he flew away to who knows where.

In the final post-credits scene we see Wanda somewhere by a beautiful lake drinking tea and enjoying life but she is alone. White Vision is nowhere to be seen and the scene itself didn’t set up any highly-anticipated reunion between her and this new version of Vision. So…what’s going to happen next for the two lovebirds? Honestly, I think Wanda’s epic love story with the humanoid synthezoid ended with the finale of WandaVision and now I believe it will be best if she moves on.

Wanda Maximoff has experienced potentially the most grief out of any character besides Thor thanks to the fact that she lost her parents as a child, her brother during the Sokovian battle, and then her boyfriend over and over again. Does she really want to have to feel that pain again, especially since her story seems to be barreling toward villainy and the eventual destruction of the world? I don’t think so. And honestly, just because White Vision has Vision’s memories doesn’t exactly mean that he’s suddenly deeply in love with Wanda.

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Why ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Still Hurts

A couple of days ago I watched a Marvel marathon on TBS consisting of Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame…yeah, the Holy Trinity. I had a blast, to say the least, as I let Marvel Studios occupy my day into the night while simultaneously watching the extended editions of the 2nd and 3rd Hobbit movies on my laptop. (I was…busy.)

And as I watched Avengers: Infinity War I found myself so happy (which is expected considering that it’s my favorite MCU movie) but mainly impressed by how much it has affected the events of the MCU. When Endgame happened and the heroes changed things and defeated Thanos it seemed like Marvel Studios had every chance to kind of walk back the trauma caused by Infinity War and make it seem like everything would be okay. But it’s become very clear that the events of Infinity War will most likely affect the events of Phase 4 for a while.

Think about Wanda Maximoff. When she got brought back she didn’t find solace in her fellow Avengers. She instead wallowed deeper and deeper into her grief without Vision and created a whole new reality for herself, causing years of trauma for Westview’s citizens and becoming a bit of an anti-hero. Now she’s the Scarlet Witch and according to the Darkhold (you know, that book) it’s her destiny to destroy the world. Uh-oh.

Vision was killed and his corpse was used as a weapon against Wanda. Soul Vision (that’s what the creators of WandaVision call Wanda’s vision) gave him his memories but that doesn’t mean anything. He’s been programmed by Hayward, not Tony Stark, Banner, Thor, and the Mind Stone so his directive is very different. White Vision is very robotic and may not even harbor feelings for Wanda…hence the Vision that died in Infinity War really feels like he’s gone. You know, like Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy who actually died and the Groot that we have now is a different version.

Iron Man’s death has undoubtedly left an impact and his protege, Spider-Man, has become pretty much his replacement. Steve Rogers is gone and now his legacy has been left to his best friends, two individuals who have to fit into this new blipped world. Gamora is back but who knows how she’s fitting in. She’s definitely not with the Guardians of the Galaxy anymore. Monica Rambeau got brought back only to discover that the person she treasured most in the world, her mother, had died. Black Widow died. And Hawkeye will forever have to live with his dark deeds when he went Ronin on everyone.

Infinity War changed the entire scope of the MCU in really impactful ways and I can’t wait to see how these upcoming shows and movies delve into the lasting trauma Thanos’ actions have left on these characters.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

Why Director Hayward May Be a Bigger Villain Than We Thought

WandaVision is over, yes it is, and it kind of ended on a sour note but that alone isn’t enough to dissuade me from continuing to think about this series that has dominated my excitement for the past two months. In nine days I will be able to move on to a new obsession, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but for now WandaVision is still very much on the brain.

And who do I keep thinking about? Director Hayward. Yeah…that guy.

We Can't Trust WandaVision's Director Hayward

Hayward is about as annoying as they come. His punchable face had people on Twitter mad for weeks and with each passing episode he seemed to get worse and worse ’till by the end, he was trying to shoot Wanda’s (imaginary-made-real) children without even blinking.

His actions, however terrible, seemed justified though. In a conversation with Monica Rambeau in Episode 6, he tells her how hard it was during the five years after Endgame when half of all life had been blipped. His hatred for superheroes had coalesced and hardened him into a no-nonsense type of fellow whose only goal seemed to be wanting to permanently end Wanda.

And yet there’s a moment that I can’t stop thinking about. It’s a small blink-and-you’ll-miss-it type of moment but its impact may be felt long after Hayward’s role in this series. And it’s during the eighth episode.

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