QI’RA: Chapter Thirty-One

Seeing the Crimson Dawn Leader

Moff Arnim had never looked more excited, Captain Peer observed, as he led the diminutive leader of Crimson Dawn through the Senate building, showing her around like a trophy to all of his allies. The battle with the senators would come tomorrow. For now, this was the warmup, and she was handling it well. Continue reading QI’RA: Chapter Thirty-One

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies, Ranked by IMDb

31 movies, 31 rankings, which movie will be on top? Let’s see what the critics and the audience decide.

31. Eternals: 6.3/10


I understand that there are people who didn’t like this movie but this seems kind of extremely low for a film that isn’t nearly as bad as this score would let you believe. However, with review bombing and an overall dismal reception, this is the score this movie has been burdened with.

30. Thor: Love and Thunder: 6.3/10 stars

Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder | Official Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go8nTmfrQd8 CR: Marvel Studios

Between the review bombing and the dismal reception of this movie this score isn’t surprising in the slightest.

29. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: 6.5/10 stars


Peyton Reed said his third Ant-Man film was going to have a “more serious” tone compared to his other movies. What people weren’t expecting was an epic Spy Kids movie. Hence, this score.

28. The Incredible Hulk: 6.7/10 stars


Even among IMDb voters, this movie will always be one of the worst films in the MCU.

27: Black Widow: 6.8/10 stars


The fact that this movie is lower than Captain Marvel seems absurd but once people realized Taskmaster had been gender-swapped and that the film had a lot of feminist messages in it, the movie was bombarded by people determined to give the film a bad review.

Hence, its a shockingly atrocious bad score despite being, in my opinion, one of the better MCU movies.

26. Thor: The Dark World: 6.8/10 stars


Thor: The Dark World is convoluted. On one side the film tries to stay in the same epic/romantic narrative sense as Thor but then it veers away from the seriousness and tries to be as comical as Thor: Ragnarok, producing a movie that is both fun and forgettable at the same time.

25. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: 6.8/10 stars


Well, this score is definitely affected by review bombing because there is no way this movie is worse than Captain America: The First Avenger. In fact, this film is phenomenal. It almost got nominated for Best Picture and it managed to garner five Oscar nominations as well as plenty of other acclaimed nominations and wins during this award season.

Not only is it one of my favorite Marvel movies but it’s also widely considered the best film in Phase 4.

24. Captain America: The First Avenger: 6.9/10 stars


I love this movie but apparently, there aren’t a lot of people who perceive it with as much love as I do. And it’s understandable. When I first watched it I wasn’t a fan either but after the conclusion of the Infinity Saga, this film feels so much more poignant and lovable.

I’m an unapologetic fan of this movie.

23. Captain Marvel: 6.9/10 stars


Captain Marvel is a cool character but her debut film is BORING…until it isn’t. The last twenty-thirty minutes are rewarding but unfortunately, those last minutes aren’t enough to save this movie.

22. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: 6.9/10 stars

(L-R): Rachel McAdams as Dr. Christine Palmer, Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, and Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez in Marvel Studios’ DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

This movie had a lot of expectations riding on it, especially after Spider-Man: No Way Home. When those expectations weren’t met people weren’t happy, hence this score. Sure, I don’t think this movie deserves a score this low but I get it.

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Revisiting ‘Hamilton’

Oh my gosh, I forgot just how much I love this musical. Before yesterday I had seen the Broadway work of art a total of four times in the span of about two weeks and then I decided to take a break…a break that finally ended last night and once again, I was lost.

This Broadway masterpiece is truly one of the greatest things I have ever seen. Its attention to detail is staggering, its lyrics tell a story that is both complex and mostly accurate, the actors are simply outstanding, specifically Leslie Odom Jr. who does such a tremendous job breathing life into Aaron Burr’s side of the story, and of course, by the end, I was crying again. (Five times in a row and I haven’t been able to contain my tears.)

I cannot fully express in words how moving and inspiring Hamilton is to someone like me. Lin-Manuel Miranda provided the world something that feels poignant, powerful, and feels like a glimpse at what movies, television shows, and Broadway shows will and should look like in the coming decades. The idea that people of color can’t hold a show, aren’t as talented as other actors, and aren’t smart enough to produce the type of mediocre content that dominates our entertainment is laughable and Hamilton proves that point.

I love it, love it, love it so much and I can’t wait to see more Broadway shows in the future.

I thank you for reading my gush post about Hamilton and I hope you have a lovely day.