A Fun Double Header: ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ and ‘Mortal Kombat’

It’s 9:30am ET as I write this and honestly I’m so amped up right now because I watched the finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Mortal Kombat back to back and both blew my mind. So, let’s start with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

I have loved Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes since Captain America: The Winter Soldier but it wasn’t until this show that my heart absolutely exploded with adoration for both these characters and these actors. For these last six weeks I have been on an emotional ride that has been so much fun to observe and that finale was perfect.

WandaVision was great and it had a decent finale but it left a lot of loose threads. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier does not leave anything to the imagination or any questions unanswered. Everything is wrapped up in a nice little bow while also very clearly setting up plot threads for a second season, which is very exciting by the way.

I clapped, I beamed, I laughed, and yeah, I cried a lot. There were some truly profound moments in this finale that really spoke to the theme of this series and yeah, as an African-American, this series just really hit me in the feels.

I have loved Captain America for years and this show just cemented that fact yet again.

Tomorrow I’ll talk a bit more about the plot points in the finale and what we could expect from a second season but for now I’m just thanking Marvel for this masterpiece because that’s what it was.


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And then there was Mortal Kombat which left me cheering, laughing, and losing my mind…in a good way. I’ve been playing Mortal Kombat X for a few years and yeah, I’d like to say I’m a pretty good player, namely with Katana and Kung Lao. I get it why some people won’t like this because it is very catered to fans of the game but as a fan I couldn’t wipe my smile from my face.

The film added some light stakes which was nice, each character was so perfectly represented in their choice of actor and fighting choreography, and yes, it was very faithful to the game in almost every sense. The silliness and oh yes, the goriness.

Kung Lao had me going nuts since his introduction into the movie, Liu Kang had me going bonkers, and the new character, Cole Young, was fun to watch.

Mortal Kombat is no masterpiece but compared to other game adaptations, it’s the best by a mile. Most game adaptations feel either terribly unfaithful to the source material or are just plain terrible. This movie had me wanting to play the game as soon as I finished it and polish up my skills.

And sometimes, just a fun movie is the perfect film to watch. I thought Godzilla vs. Kong was going to be like that but it irked me too badly. This was FUN and now I’m ready for the sequel.


Today has been so much fun! Now I’m going to watch The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s finale over again.

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

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