Should ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Be Nominated for Best Picture?

Avengers: Endgame is being heralded by some as the greatest Marvel film of all time and talk has already begun to spread of Endgame making a run at the Oscars. With Black Panther becoming the first film to be nominated for Best Picture and becoming the first superhero nominated for seven Oscars, winning three of these nominations, by the way, it seems that Endgame could get a bit of recognition as well. But here’s the question, does Avengers: Endgame deserves to be nominated for Best Picture? The short answer is no.

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Avengers: Endgame is a really good movie, there’s no doubt about that, but it wouldn’t be right to nominate it for Best Picture simply because it can be a bit, actually, very confusing. The time travel plotline of the film was well thought out from a writing standpoint but it confused everyone as the movie continuously tried to let us know that no, this wasn’t Back to the Future. This form of time travel was completely different as the heroes of the present could tamper with certain events in the past while not obliterating their current reality. This twist left many wondering just exactly how things worked and because it wasn’t presented in the most comprehensible fashion my family and I left the theater a little confused, as did many others.

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The Chosen One: Chapter Eighteen

An Unexpected Departure

It was the wee hours before dawn would arrive but Rey was wide awake. She couldn’t sleep, no matter how hard she tried. The prospect of a great evil more powerful than Snoke out there in the galaxy was haunting and not allowing her a moment’s rest. She sat up, pulling her knees to her chest. She looked to her right where Ben lay fast asleep, his broad chest heaving up and down intermittently. A small smile touched her lips.

After leaving Maz Kanata instead of retiring to their individual quarters Ben had decided to come with sleep with her. They felt the most comfortable sleeping in each other’s presence and sure enough, neither one of them were haunted by the nightmares that had been inflicting him before.

She bent down and kissed his nose. His eyes opened drearily.

“It’s time, isn’t it?” he asked.

“I believe so.” She looked toward the window where the sky’s dark blue was slightly giving way to a lighter color. “The Force is telling me that it’s time to leave. The more time we waste the more chance something terrible could happen.”

Ben placed a hand on her back. “We will leave soon but for now,” his hand eased its way down her back, “rest. You may wish you had in the coming days.”

She nodded, understanding his words of wisdom, and laid beside him, placing her hand on his chest and looking into his eyes. Neither one of them had to say anything. They could simply sense each other’s emotions as they held one another in a warm embrace.

Ben leaned toward her and kissed her softly before whispering, “Sleep.”

And that’s what Rey did. She closed her eyes, soaked in his warmth, and slept.

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Throwback Friday: My Experience Watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Oh my goodness everybody, Avengers: Infinity War is no joke! I’ve watched all of the Marvel movies and this is undoubtedly not only the best one but truly the entire culmination of the last eighteen movies. I sat in that movie theater waiting in silent anguish for the movie to start after all of the many trailers and once it did it latched on and didn’t let go literally from beginning to end. The audience was incredible. There were many laugh-out-loud (and silently funny) moments that had the audience in stitches. There were some fantastic character moments that just had the audience cheering with excitement. And then there were some legitimately heartbreaking moments that caused quite a bit of sniffling in the theater. When I walked out of that movie after its two hours and thirty-two-minute long run I was stunned. I felt like a young woman who had just seen the most amazing Marvel superhero movie that she had ever seen and couldn’t believe how shocking the film’s ending was…because that’s exactly what I was. My feet were lead, my eyebrows were furrowed in stunned confusion, and my mind was racing in an utter “WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!”

As I was walking out of that movie theater I saw this super awesome display for Solo: A Star Wars Story and I just had to take a picture with it.

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Yeah. It’s just me sitting in the Millennium Falcon cockpit with my Star Wars buddies. 😊

Isn’t that an awesome display?! I’ve seen some cool displays in my time but this one takes the cake. Just imagining myself sitting in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon was an awesome experience. So then after that, I went to find the Infinity War display so I can take a new movie photo and when I did I was so excited.

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This is the look of someone who just came out of Avengers: Infinity War. Yeah, it was a ride.

That expression on my face isn’t the look of disappointment. It’s the face of someone who doesn’t know what just happened. I’m telling you, the end of Infinity War is so unexpected and out of this world that usually an audience roars with applause at the end of a really good movie but this audience was mostly silent with the occasional murmur. All of us were legitimately stunned at what had just transpired.

All in all, Avengers: Infinity War will be a movie experience that I will undoubtedly remember for quite a while and it’s given Avengers 4 a very high bar to try to surpass.

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