The Five Saddest Deaths in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Avengers: Infinity War was the first Marvel movie to add real stakes for the heroes and finally provide us some shocking moments that made the wait for this film totally worth it and with so many of our favorite heroes dying I’m here to share with you which deaths struck my heartstrings the most. Enjoy!

5. Doctor Strange

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Doctor Strange was so cool in this movie. In fact, he was perfect for the film and so when Thanos snapped his fingers and half of all life in the galaxy came to a startling end I was devastated to see Doctor Strange become one of that massive number. To think that we would have to watch Avengers 4 unfold without him, at least for a time was a real heartbreaker for me. I can’t wait until he’s revived so I can enjoy him again.

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My Ranking of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the greatest cinematic feats of all time and easily one of my favorite franchises. I’ve watched The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers at the least a combined total of 200 times throughout my years growing up and even now, after nearly two decades since the first one came out in 2001, it’s still just as magical and epic as it has always been.

Peter Jackson really achieved what seemed impossible by creating these films and I can only commend him for the absolutely incredible job he did bringing this epic story once told by J.R.R Tolkien to life. The question is, in which fashion do I rank the films in this trilogy? Is the Oscar-winning The Return of the King the installment that excites me the most or is say, The Fellowship of the Ring, the movie that transports me to Middle-Earth and makes me so happy? That is what I’m excited to share with you in this post and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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L3-37, a Self-Made Boss

One of the exciting things about these Star Wars stories is there is always a new droid the world will be introduced to. Rogue One provided us a fascinating new droid in K-2SO who was basically the anti-C-3PO. And now Solo is bringing us the first major female droid in L3-37 and I can honestly say, she’s already one of my favorite characters.

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There’s something so perfect and self-reliant about her. She’s created her body through the parts of other droids, she’s very much Lando’s equal rather than being a servant to him, and she has quite the attitude. I love her. 🙂

I also love that she’s another tough, almost humanoid like droid like K-2SO was. That has become the new trend for the latest batch of droids and I’m totally down with it.

The marketing for Solo has highlighted her every once in a while but she’s also been kept out of the spotlight as well and that’s always a great thing going into a movie. I want to be able to watch the film and feel like I already know all of the twists and turns the movie is going to show me. That means I’ll be able to enjoy this brand new character to the fullest once I’m sitting in that theater and that is super exciting.

All in all, I have a huge feeling that after this movie L3-37 will be my new favorite droid (because she’s awesome) and I can’t wait to see her in action.

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

Dryden Vos, the Debonaire Gangster

The role of Dryden Vos was previously being played by another actor (I forgot his name) but after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were booted from the production of the movie and when Ron Howard was brought on board they gave the role to Paul Bettany. Now this made me really excited because I love Paul Bettany as both Jarvis and Vision. For years I thought Iron Man had the coolest AI sidekick in Jarvis and then when he was brought to life through Vision I couldn’t have been more excited. And I know for a fact Paul Bettany is going to bring a compelling villain to the Star Wars universe that we’ve briefly seen before in Jabba the Hutt but to the next level.

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We haven’t really been given a glimpse of the criminal underworld that is just as much a part of Star Wars as the concept of the Jedi and the Sith. In this hidden underworld are smugglers, bounty hunters, and gangsters, like Dryden Vos, who this movie will be introducing is to and I honestly couldn’t be more ready to see this film. Not only does he look really cool because of his scars but I love that LucasFilm is keeping his character throughout the marketing of Solo mysterious. That means I will be able to fully enjoy him without feeling like I’ve seen a whole lot of footage of him when I watch the film in theaters.

All in all, the countdown is growing less and less until the movie officially premieres in movie theaters around the country and I can’t wait to see it.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a magical day. May the Force be with you.

The Top Ten Scenes in Marvel

In the past ten years Marvel Studios has presented seventeen! movies, all with their own style, own stories, and there have been countless incredible scenes between them all. Today I’m going to share with you my ten favorite scenes that have come from the movies that have spanned nearly half my lifetime. Enjoy!

10. Vision Comes To Life (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

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Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn’t one of the best Marvel movies but it had one of the greatest surprises for me; Vision. One of my favorite things in a movie is a surprise you don’t see coming and I definitely didn’t see this coming. I remember watching the movie and as Thor electrified the case holding Ultron’s experiment robot with lightning he was residing in I was waiting to see what would happen. When Vision popped out of that container not as a villain but rather as an ally I was shocked.

And then…he grabbed Thor’s hammer and handed it to him! Mind blown! I was utterly stunned. Who was this remarkably powerful superhero that I had no idea about? And he had Jarvis’s voice! It was profoundly one of the greatest surprises I have ever seen in a movie and it’s why this is one of my favorite scenes.

9. The ‘Doctor Strange’ Ending

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Doctor Strange was filled with mind bending visuals, hilarious moments, and great action scenes but my favorite part of the movie is literally the quietest moment of the film. Doctor Strange has helped save the world, he hasn’t officially taken the role of the Ancient One but he now stands guard over the New York Sanctum, and it’s just a really silent moment as he realizes the responsibility he now has. The cinematography is beautiful, the music is special, and as the camera zooms out and you see the Sanctum against the backdrop of New York I always get chills. And now, after Avengers: Infinity War, this scene is all the more magical as we now know what takes place in Doctor Strange’s journey a couple of years down the road and that’s an exciting realization.

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Who’s The Most Fashionable Marvel Hero?

A couple of days ago I wrote a post ranking the styles of Marvel’s finest, kickbutt heroines in the MCU and now it’s time to turn the lenses on the men of the franchise. Enjoy!

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Thor has never, up to this point, been one of the most fashionable heroes but Thor: Ragnarok has changed that narrative by providing him a brand new, much more awesome look. He also has a pretty cool suit as well which has seemed to got cooler looking through the years.

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This is the God of Thunder I’m talking about. That red cape can be seen from a mile away and it impeccably represents his heroism as he flies across the sky destroying his foes and looking quite heroic while being that incredible hero everybody loves so much.

7. Star-Lord

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Star-Lord isn’t one of the most stylish people in the galaxy but he has quite the fashion sense when it comes to his clothes. The ravager coat, the dark brown pants, the expressive alien text shirt, it all perfectly matches the cool 80s’ centric personality of Peter Quill.

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I mean, look at this outfit. If that isn’t nice looking I don’t know what is.

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I’m On Instagram!

For all of you fellow movie lovers and followers of mine I’m proud to announce I’ve finally ramped up my Instagram for all of you to enjoy! There you can expect a daily treat that’s either linked to the post I’ve written that day, the exciting travels and events I’ve experienced, or just random, awesome daily stuff. I hope you enjoy and I’m excited to see you all there. Have a beautiful day. 🙂

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