Well, considering that I already wrote my spoiler-free review yesterday it’s time to rank the Eternals. This is going to be fun!
Lia McHugh does a decent job bringing Sprite, this almost fairytale-like character who never ages, to life but unfortunately, I never found much love for her as a character. In fact, after a while, she started to kind of get on my nerves so…
I thought Kingo was going to be one of my favorite characters but honestly, he wasn’t. He was definitely the primary source of comic relief in the film and I liked his “finger guns” but there was something about Kumail Nanjiani’s performance that came off a little forced. It was almost like even he couldn’t believe he was getting the chance to play a rad Bollywood star alien superhero and you could feel that in his portrayal of the character.
I’m not one to get prematurely excited for a film that hasn’t even come out yet but I am beyond pumped for Marvel’s latest film, Eternals, which features one of the most diverse casts of any superhero flick and will most likely usher in a new Era of MCU movies.
Now it’s been announced that tickets are on sale and they’re going fast so make sure you check out your local theater to reserve your preferred seats before they’re gone. Along with that surprise announcement more posters for the film were released. Enjoy!
Sometimes movie posters can be disappointing but these posters (and every poster/magazine cover) that have been made for this movie are probably the best in the MCU. Absolutely outstanding.
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Over the past four days I have asked myself the question that is the title of this post. In the past two parts I have evalluated the soaring highs and depressing lows of each franchise. I have even shared my personal experiences with each franchise, providing greater insight into what Marvel and Star Wars means to me. But now the time has come. Which franchise is better?
And the winner is…
I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe with every fiber of my being. At face value, the MCU clearly defeats Star Wars just by its incredible achievement.
Over the span of four decades, Star Wars has provided us 11 movies and only maybe four of them can be considered by all to be great films.
Meanwhile, the MCU has provided 25 films in thirteen years and there are at least ten movies in the franchise that are favored warmly by the fandom.
However, even though the MCU is a far more cohesive story there’s nothing quite like Star Wars.
The level of iconicism that is Star Wars is staggering. It literally changed the world, permeating our very souls with its brilliance and inspiring generations of fans. Would the MCU even exist if there was no Star Wars? I don’t think so.
And personally, as much as I cherish the MCU and every moment of joy it has given me, it will still never match the level of euphoric exhilaration that Star Wars can give me.
Take this story for example.
I remember the indescribable feeling I had when The Force Awakens was coming out. I remember my father, the day before its premiere, taking us to our local movie theater early in the morning. It was a chilly grey morning and as we walked up to the theater doors and peeked inside I remember seeing this poster.
The feeling of unexplainable awe that washed over me in that moment is something I will never forget.
I also remember the day that I saw The Force Awakens teaser for the first time. My family and I had gone to Washington D.C. to see family for Thanksgiving and as we sat in our hotel room on the beautiful morning of Thanksgiving Eve, the teaser dropped.
My family and I piled onto the same bed and watched the teaser on our laptop and yes, my mind was blown. It was the most incredible thing I had ever seen. We watched it over and over again utterly astounded that yes, Star Wars was back.
It’s those little personal moments like that that makes Star Wars a franchise unlike any other. And even though the MCU will continue to grow and amaze us all on a yearly basis I assure you, my heart will skip a beat when The Book of Boba Fett trailer eventually drops.
There’s not a single upcoming MCU trailer that can get me that excited. Well, my heart might skip a beat when the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer drops in January. (Had to slip in that trailer prediction.) 😁
So yes, Star Wars still reigns supreme, no matter how much I complain.
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You all. I’m kind of freaking out. Guess why? Because I’ve got IMAX tickets for tomorrow’s 12:30pm showing of Shang-Chi at my local Regal theater and I am so pumped I can barely contain myself.
Everything I’ve heard about this film has been overwhelmingly positive among the critics and casual viewers. The film has a 92% Rotten Tomatoes score, it’s currently sitting at 8/10 on IMDb, and yeah, it’s got a couple of awesome post-credits scenes that I can’t wait to see, just to make things even more exciting.
Yesterday’s episode of What If…? was amazing and I just know this movie is about to be awesome! But I’ve still got a bit of Marvel marathon work ahead of me.
I’ve reached Endgame and now all I have to do is finish it.
With each Marvel marathon that I do the list gets longer…and longer…and longer. It used to be easy getting through all of these movies but now it’s an actual chore. But it’s an exciting and rather fun chore nonetheless and that’s the great part.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings dropped a cool two-minute featurette that highlights the film’s action sequences and styles. So excited for this!
The film’s review embargo has been lifted as well so the Rotten Tomatoes score is out and with 51 reviews it sits at an eye-widening 94%. In fact, the score has literally gone up since I started writing this post. I may have to revise this section of the post again before I publish this. Wow!
With that score it’s regarded as the second best Marvel film behind only Black Panther (96%) and is currently tied with Avengers: Endgame and Iron Man. Oh snap!
With every day that passes we get closer and closer to the premiere of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Just to put in perspective how close we are to seeing this film on the big screen, we only have two more episodes of What If…? to watch before it comes out. That, alone, is ridiculously exciting!
Tonight, the Red Carpet Premiere is taking place in Los Angeles and it will be available to watch Live on Youtube at 8:45pmET/5:45pmPT and I am totally watching. I haven’t been this excited for a Red Carpet Premiere since The Rise of Skywalker so, that just gives you a clue of how excited I am to see this movie.
In the meantime, here’s the IMAX poster for the film.
It’s a beautiful poster, of course, but my eyes are immediately drawn to THE DRAGONS! I mean, dragons in Marvel? Let’s go!
Did I mention that I’m excited for this movie?
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