Black Panther is coming out in a little over two weeks and the marketing moguls behind Marvel Studios took that as the perfect time to release the official trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp yesterday. I, of course, watched it excited to see what the Ant-Man sequel would bring to the table and I definitely found out. Here it is.
Okay, this is what I like and dislike about this trailer.
Dislike (The Music)
The last four teasers for Marvel movies (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War!) have had some incredible, exciting music that have set the tone for the movies in very positive ways. Avengers: Infinity War has my favorite Marvel trailer partly because of the epic music and Thor: Ragnarok instantly sold me due to its Guardians of the Galaxy take with the retro music and vibrant settings. Ant-Man and the Wasp is the first Marvel trailer I’ve seen in a long while that actually dissuaded me because of the music.
I’ve seen many trailers like this and every movie with a trailer with this sort of format and music usually doesn’t end up good. I’m sorry to say it, but Ant-Man and the Wasp looks like it’s going to be yet another annoying Ant-Man movie.
Like (The Serious Tones)
The main problem I had with Ant-Man was its humorous and almost childish storytelling and scenarios. While I did like Ant-Man, Hope van Dyne, and her father the goofy co-stars and lackluster villain were a major blot to the movie. At least this time around it seems like the overly humorous aspect of the film will be dropped down a notch because the situation is much more dire. Ant-Man and his friends are on the run from the FBI because they’re literally criminals due to teaming up with the fugitive, Captain America. That obviously means there won’t be annoying sidekicks to just simply ruin the film. Yes!
The question is, can a more serious Ant-Man and the Wasp still be enjoyable or is Ant-Man’s movies going to remain as my least favorite films of the Marvel franchise (tied with the first two Thor movies?)
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Last year I wrote a post about my five favorite scenes in Star Wars and after The Last Jedi I knew it was time to update this list. And then as I thought about the scenes I would have to replace in my top five roster I realized I couldn’t, in good conscience, get rid of those fantastic scenes that have made me so happy. And so, here is the updated and extended version of that incredible list. Enjoy!
8. Obi-Wan/Jango Fett Over Geonosis
I always say The Attack of the Clones is my least favorite Star Wars movie, and for good reason, but this scene has always given me chills every time I watch it. I mean who doesn’t love seeing Boba/Jango Fett’s ship, the iconic Slave 1, in action? That ship has one of the coolest sounding motors in Star Wars and seeing all of its hidden weapons is also fascinating as well. It’s my favorite dogfight in space and everything about this scene makes me happy. And that is why it’s undoubtedly one of my favorite scenes in Star Wars.
7. The Falthier Chase
I know there were a lot of people who felt the Canto Bight section of The Last Jedi harked back to something out of the prequels and was just a waste of time but I highly disagree. Not only was it paramount to Finn and Rose’s mission because that’s where Maz sent them to find a code breaker but the Canto Bight scenes were just fun to watch. *cough* (Or maybe I feel this way about these scenes because I grew up with the prequels.) Whatever the case, they were fun to watch and the Falthier chase, the highlight of the Canto Bight sequence, has become one of my favorite scenes in Star Wars.
This scene is so magical to me for two reasons. One, the music at this part is John Williams gold. He provides, with his music, this adventurous wonder to that scene that is so powerful my whole body gets covered with chills. Secondly, the cinematography is stunning. When it shows Rose and Finn riding the Falthier with the backdrop of the moon not only does it hark back to iconic imagery such as the little boy in E.T. riding his bike across the sky in front of the moon but it provides its own iconic feel to the movie that makes that part that much more special.
This scene is ridiculously magical for me and I have a feeling it always will be.
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Captain Marvel is going to be the first female-led Marvel film and our first look at Brie Larson as the powerful superhero is here. Check it out.
So, here it is. I was definitely expecting the red and blue design but I’m digging this retro look. Is it the coolest suit I’ve ever seen? Not by a long shot but it is exciting seeing Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. I’m hoping her debut film is going to be enjoyable but we won’t know until a teaser is released for the movie.
I will say though, I’m glad the suit isn’t sexualized at all. There isn’t any skin showing or provocative tightness and that’s always awesome.
I’m happy to see this first glimpse at Captain Marvel and I hope this excited you as well. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.
The Last Jedi has been out for over a month and it’s finally starting to marinate, meaning all of its ideas and hidden Easter eggs are starting to be discovered and analyzed. And as I’ve thought about this film and all of its scenarios I realized this is the first Star Wars movie that I feel didn’t have a concrete villain and that’s exciting. We can’t have franchises with one-dimensional villains in all of its movies (I’m talking about you Marvel) because that is what makes a franchise boring. If you can predict the outcome of every movie then what’s the point in watching it? Well, Rian Johnson didn’t take that approach. In fact, he killed off the one-dimensional villain in the movie, Supreme Leader Snoke, to give Kylo Ren the top baddies spot and make him a more complex character. Genius!
Rian Johnson also muddied the line between good and evil in the film by making the good characters look bad at times and the bad characters look good. I love the trend of these grey Star Wars movies. Rogue One blurred the lines of good and evil and The Last Jedi took that concept to the next level. So, because of that, who ended up being the true villain of The Last Jedi? Here are the three people in the film that had villainous tendencies in the movie.
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I remember when I saw Interstellar for the first time. I was going to a midnight showing of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug and they played a teaser for the movie. I remember watching that teaser and at first, from the way they made it look, I thought it was a documentary or something. But then the word Interstellar appeared on the side of the screen in a strange vertical fashion and I was just confused at what the movie was.
Then the first trailer came out and whenever I saw it in the movies it would always give me so many chills that it was ridiculous. It totally made me want to see this movie. Then I saw the second trailer and it slightly dissuaded me from wanting to watch the film because it showed Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in the movie crying too much. But I did end up seeing it and long story short I was absolutely flabbergasted at not only how ridiculously amazing the movie was from a visual standpoint but also a writing standpoint as well.
Interstellar was my first Christopher Nolan film that I had watched and it still is the best Christopher Nolan movie that I have seen so far. He took this incredible science-fiction story about a small group of people who were trying to save humans from extinction on Earth and made it the most captivating movie I have ever seen.
It’s been a little over three years since this movie came out and after watching it a few days ago (because I own this movie) I was still looking at the film it in utter awe and fascination. The story is so complex that even, after all of this time, I’m still hearing and seeing new things. It’s absolutely incredible.
There are four reasons why this is one of the greatest movies ever made.
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Earlier this month I wrote a post about all of the movies I was excited to see this year and Mission: Impossible 6 was of course one of those movies. Now we finally, thanks to Tom Cruise, have the name for his next installment in this action-packed franchise. It’s called Mission: Impossible-Fallout.
That’s an interesting name but what does it mean? The last one was called Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation and it was about a covert organization that were basically the anti-IMF who were using their skills to terrorize the world. Now this film is called Fallout and I can’t wait to see what that implies.
Paired with the name of the movie Tom Cruise also released an image of the movie showing him performing yet another jaw-dropping stunt. Check it out.
Yes, that is Tom Cruise hanging on to the side of a helicopter because he is just that awesome. Who knows what’s going on but I can’t wait to find out. Hopefully, because he just released the title of the movie, a teaser trailer will be coming out soon but until that time this is the latest news about the newest Mission: Impossible film.
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When The Clone Wars debuted on Cartoon Network back in 2008 I missed nearly every episode of its long six seasons except for maybe four of them and I was bummed about that. I am a huge Star Wars fan (as you may know) and so if there’s anything to do with Star Wars I want to know about it. Well, it’s been ten years since the television show debuted and after discovering, with great excitement, that they had all six seasons on Netflix I decided to binge-watch it.
Oh. My. Goodness. This show is so ridiculously entertaining that I’m still a little dumbfounded that it was that good. The Clone Wars is a cartoon made for children and yet the creators and writers didn’t treat it that way. The rating for the show was PG and for good reason. It is hands down the most violent children’s cartoon I have ever seen. And the scenarios were never childish. Every episode was like watching a 23 minute Star Wars movie full of action and suspense. I was utterly riveted.
And not only was the show really enjoyable but it introduced so many incredibly strong female characters.
There was Ahsoka Tano, Anakin’s padawan, sidekick, and trusted friend. It was amazing watching her turn from this childish Jedi padawan who made rash decisions based off of emotion into a full-fledged Jedi Knight who was wise, benevolent, and powerful. Her arc throughout her five seasons was a blast to watch and the way her story ended was so sad.
It was the first time I had seen a Jedi willingly walk away from the Jedi Order and it was aheartbreaking moment watching her say goodbye to Anakin, her master and best friend. They had been through so much together but a simple misunderstanding had destroyed their friendship and mutual trust in each other.
It makes her story that much more interesting because due to her leaving the Jedi Order she wasn’t victim to Order 66 and I know she was part of the Star Wars: Rebels show but what did she do between that time? I think a Star Wars Story should fill in that gap because now I’m super interested and I’m sure there other people who feel the exact same way.
Asajj Ventress was such a fascinating character. She was an assassin trained by Count Dooku in the Dark Side of the Force but was cast out due to the infamous Sith rule of two. She wasn’t a very complex character but she was cool all the same, especially with the shortage of female villains in Star Wars. I wish there were more female baddies in this franchise but at least she’s part of the meager list.
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