I’ve been watching Andor for six weeks now and while the series has been one of the best-written and most enjoyable Star Wars projects I’ve seen in a long time it is bothering me for one reason and one reason only: its utter lack of aliens.
I have watched eight episodes and have counted only four aliens in the entire series so far! How can that even be possible in Star Wars?!
Since 1977 Star Wars has been a franchise of inspiring heroes, fierce heroines, lovable droids, and iconic aliens. There’s been Chewbacca, Yoda, Jar Jar Binks, Ahsoka Tano, Asajj Ventress, Zeb, Plo Koon, Kit Fisto, and so many other incredible alien characters throughout this franchise.
And then there’s this show and the lack of aliens is just strange. In fact, it’s jarring. Who thought it was a good idea to have a show set in this universe and yet it’s partly devoid of what makes this franchise so lovable?
I want to love this series, and I do, but the lack of love for alien characters in this franchise is starting to really bother me on a personal level. I hope the second season doesn’t repeat this same mistake.
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In a couple of weeks, the final movie of the MCU’s Phase 4 will be here: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. And that means it’s time to look ahead to the following slate of Marvel films coming our way.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the first film of Phase 5 and it undoubtedly looks like it will be the best Ant-Man movie of the trilogy with a thrilling and awe-inspiring first trailer. Here it is.
It’s been a fun few months since Ms. Marvel ended with She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Werewolf by Night debuting on Disney+. Now it’s time to see where they stack up with the ever-expanding list of decent to great installments in the MCU. Enjoy!
38. The Incredible Hulk
Who knew that this movie would now be one of the most important early films in the MCU? I’ve got to watch it again so I know who The Leader is by the time of Captain America: New World Order.
Thor has its moments but overall it’s pretty subpar.
If you had told me just a couple of weeks ago that She-Hulk: Attorney at Law would have my favorite finale of any of the MCU Disney+ series I would’ve cocked my eyebrow and said, “Really? Better than Loki?” Well, after watching it today, I can confidently say yes, yes it’s my favorite.
For 30 minutes straight I couldn’t stop smiling as the finale got better and better, transforming into an ultra-meta experience that literally made my jaw drop. The finale was nothing short of genius, delivering a level of creativity that needs to be more present in this franchise.
The last two episodes have been somewhat of a slow burn as it built to the halfway mark of this season. But this episode was worth every bit of development created in the last couple of episodes because it was that phenomenal.
From the first second to the last, the episode is riddled with a quiet intensity that builds and builds until, by the final seconds, I was sitting back with goosebumps and eyes wide with awe. This was an utterly exceptional fifty minutes of storytelling that never felt rushed or nonsensical.
Last Friday we were introduced to the first special presentation produced by the MCU with a 52-minute television special that was so much fun to watch.
The movie is nothing special but it is a nice addition to the franchise with a bunch of fascinating characters and a look at a new corner of this universe which feels like it’s ever-expanding. And with its 91% Critics and 93% Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems almost everyone who has seen this has met it with positivity.
I found myself wishing the special had been extended into a series because I became so connected with the characters. And for it to be Michael Giacchino’s directorial debut I honestly want to see more from him in this universe. He did such a great job incorporating suspense just through the framework. It was fantastic!
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