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We’re Finally Getting A Black Widow Movie!

Yes, the title of this post is correct. A Black Widow movie is finally in production eight years after introducing the awesome assassin to everyone and I am thrilled. If I’m being honest, I wasn’t a fan of Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and The Avengers because she was portrayed as this flirty assassin who I felt didn’t really convince me as an Avenger. Then when she appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier she had moved beyond being just the hot assassin and became a character with an actual back story that I found more and more interesting in every movie that she appeared in. Then by the time Captain America: Civil War ended I was a full-fledged Black Widow fan. 

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For years I have been wondering why a Black Widow movie hasn’t been made yet. I mean, here was this already developed and well liked character who was an Avenger for crying out loud and yet Marvel thought it would be better making movies about unknown characters such as Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, even Spider-Man got a film and he had only, what, ten-fifteen minutes onscreen while she has been in five movies! The sexism is plain as day. If Black Widow had been a man he would’ve been had his own film.

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I mean the idea that Natasha Romanoff wouldn’t be able to hold her own in a movie is absolutely bogus. She has been kicking butt and taking names since the first movie she debuted in and I know for a fact I would profoundly enjoy an entire film showcasing her taking on dastardly villains with espionage and seriously awesome assassin skills.

So, now that Marvel has finally come to their senses and is making a Black Widow movie that’s rumored to come out in 2020 here are the things I would love to see in a Black Widow film.

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The ‘Star Wars’ Endings; Ranked from Worst to Best

One of my favorite things about Star Wars are its movies’ end scenes. From The Phantom Menace to the latest installment, The Last Jedi, each film’s ending is wildly different and unique and I love that. Today I’m excited to rank all of the movies’ final scenes. Enjoy!

9. Attack of the Clones

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Attack of the Clones has, by a long shot, my least favorite ending. In fact, I dislike this final scene so much that I stop the movie every time it comes to this part because I just don’t feel like seeing Anakin and Padme suck facing anymore. Ugh. Gross. This is the only Star Wars movie where I literally don’t watch the end and that’s why it’s undoubtedly the worst ending out of all of the movies.

8. Return of the Jedi

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Whether you watch the Ewok version or the new version with Hayden Christensen’s Anakin as the ghost this ending is a very enjoyable finale to the original trilogy. I remember when I used to watch this and I just wished that there would be another movie afterwards. Now when I see this ending there is an actual continuation and I am just so happy about it. I mean we get to see all of these characters (beside Lando) in their old age and what ended up becoming each of their eventual destinies. Unfortunately, every single one of them didn’t have happy endings but at least I know that and I don’t have to imagine where they ended up. That’s so awesome!

7. The Last Jedi 

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While The Last Jedi is, at the moment, tied with Rogue One as my favorite Star Wars movie its ending was surprisingly less enjoyable than I thought it should’ve been. The Last Jedi was such a serious film throughout the entire movie and then it ended in such a lackluster fashion. I was okay with Leia talking to Rey about the Resistance moving forward and hope, blah blah, but it was kind of strange how dire a situation it had been before that time and yet the remaining Resistance members were chatting in the Millenium Falcon lounge like they were at a cantina or something. And the final scene with the Force-wielding boy was perfectly fine but it feels a little disjointed from the previous scene. The first time I watched the movie I thought it was over once it showed the iconic ship in hyperspace. Then it jumped to these kids on Canto Bight and at first I had no idea what it had to do with the rest of the movie. The fact that the two scenes didn’t flow together seamlessly is why this ending is so low on this list.

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Who Is the Best Batman: Michael Keaton or Christian Bale?

Yesterday I watched Batman Begins and it was a relief seeing a Batman that isn’t bulky and humongous like Ben Affleck’s version of the caped crusader. I’ve gotten used to the new Batman because I frankly had to. Ben Affleck isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. So, seeing Christian Bale’s impeccable portrayal of the Dark Knight was absolutely wonderful.

It was also nice watching a DC movie that was actually epic. Christopher Nolan is already a fantastic movie maker and what he did to Batman was legendary (see what I did there?) He made Batman a complicated hero with a dark side. That’s something you don’t really see in heroes throughout Marvel and DC films. It made the movies he created that much more complex and enjoyable. And at the head of these remarkable films is, of course, Christian Bale.

Christian Bale’s Batman was the first live-action Batman I had ever seen and to a lot of people he is the greatest version of the black-clad warrior but is that true?

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One of the reasons why he was such a great Batman is mainly because the concept artists for Christopher Nolan’s movies were so much better than the old Batman concept artists from the 80s’. His suit was sleeker, more fascinating, and it made him look like the most epic ninja ever. And Christian Bale definitely helped contribute to making that suit look great. I mean if Ben Affleck was wearing the same outfit it wouldn’t look the same at all, that’s for sure.

But could Michael Keaton have pulled off the Christopher Nolan version of the Dark Knight? Of course he could have, and that’s why this topic is always so hard for me to decipher.

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When I watched Batman from 1989 I was expecting Michael Keaton’s Batman to be super wack and instead he was rather epic in both Batman and Batman Returns. I enjoyed him so much as Batman in fact that I was stunned when I found out he didn’t make a third movie. He was incredible throughout the two sub par Batman movies and I was utterly astonished.

He frankly created the idea of what an epic Batman is supposed to be like. No one has shirked away from his stern, ninja style version of the iconic superhero. It has only been elevated due to Christopher Nolan’s movies.

To tell you the truth though, while Christian Bale did a fabulous job portraying Batman in such an incredible fashion if Michael Keaton had done the same three movies I’m pretty sure I would’ve preferred him as the caped crusader instead of Christian Bale.

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I mean look at this suit. It’s so not cool and yet he exuded such epicness I looked right past it. Michael Keaton gave the model of what Batman is supposed to be like and it’s still the model that is used to this day.

I guess I’m saying I like Michael Keaton more. Now are his movies better? Of course not because Christopher Nolan is a genius filmmaker but in terms of who’s a better Batman Michael Keaton definitely wins.

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Is This ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Synopsis Worrying?

It’s already destined for Avengers: Infinity War to be the first Marvel film that has actual major casualties in it and this synopsis tells as much. Here it is.

“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their super hero allies must willing to sacrifice it all in an attempt to defeat the power of Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.”

So, it’s official. Some of our favorite heroes are finally going to find their demise in this film but the question is…who?

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I’m trying to stay away from as many potential spoilers as possible but with Avengers 4 wrapping filming just a few days ago it’s been kind of difficult avoiding any topics from the fourth Avengers film.

I’m glad to see that we’re finally getting a Marvel movie that’s willing to kill off some of its main heroes because that’s been a constant complaint about these movies. Take Captain America: Civil War for example. It was playing out to be one of the more dire films in the nonstop franchise and while it did provide the most shocking reveal in the MCU there weren’t any high stakes. When the heroes fought each other on the airport tarmac it wasn’t a hugely suspenseful showdown because at the end of the day no one even died. It ended up being much more underwhelming than I would’ve imagined and didn’t exactly bring anything exciting to the movie except us getting to see all of these heroes in one place fighting each other.

Avengers: Infinity War doesn’t look like it’s going to repeat that mistake and I’m legitimately terrified. This might be the first Marvel film that I walk away from with a tear-stained face, depending on who dies. For example, if Black Widow or Captain America (especially Captain America) perishes I just might shed a tear or two. We’ll see what happens in four months.

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The First Look at Wasp Is Here!

Ant-Man and the Wasp is the third and final Marvel film coming out this year and, thanks to Marvel Studios, we have our first official look at Wasp. Check it out.

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Oh my goodness, doesn’t she look awesome?! I watched Ant-Man and while I didn’t like it very much I had no problem with Hope van Dyne in the film because I love Evangeline Lilly. She was marvelous as the elven warrior, Tauriel in The Hobbit Trilogy and so for her to become a Marvel superhero was exciting enough as it is. Now we have an official look at her suit as the Wasp and I am thrilled.

She was already cool when she wasn’t a superhero but now that she’s donned her mother’s suit she’s even greater now. I know for a fact that she’s going to probably become one of my favorite female superheroes and I’m glad she’ll add to the expanding list of awesome heroines in Hollywood.

I can’t believe it, but I’m starting to actually get excited to see this movie a little bit. Whenever the teaser for this film comes out (it’ll probably be after Black Panther hits theaters) I think it’ll actually be fun to watch. Hopefully.

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Should ‘The Last Jedi’ Be Part of the Oscar Conversation?

When you think of Star Wars the Oscars doesn’t immediately come to mind. The Force Awakens only got nominations for Best Original Music Score, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Editing, and it didn’t get a single win for these nominations. And Rogue One only obtained two nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Mixing. Now it’s The Last Jedi‘s turn to hit the Oscars and I think it should get a lot more recognition than its two predecessors.

First, I believe it should be nominated for Best Picture and this is why.

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Rian Johnson put so much thought and work into the making of this movie that it would be sad to see him get zero recognition for his hard work. And it’s not like the movie was poorly reviewed. Critics and fans loved the film for its bold choices and its impeccable storytelling. Because The Last Jedi was one of the more thoughtful Star Wars movies in a long time I think it should be nominated.

Two, Adam Driver needs to be nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role because his performance in The Last Jedi was utterly perfect.

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I hated Kylo Ren at the end of The Force Awakens but The Last Jedi humanized him. I felt his sorrow, his inner conflict, his anger, his pain, I understood Kylo Ren and that could only have been achieved because of Adam Driver’s impeccable acting. He made Kylo Ren believable, relatable, and he’s now my favorite character in the trilogy.

One of my favorite scenes with Kylo Ren is his final scene in the movie when he enters the rebel base on Crait. He had just found out he wasn’t as powerful as he thought he was when he faced Luke’s mirage and he was an emotional wreck. When he sees Han’s golden dice and watches as they melt away it’s such a powerful moment. The expression on Kylo Ren’s face is that of pure sorrow and I can’t believe it but I truly feel sorry for him.

Adam Driver is a remarkable actor and even though he probably won’t be nominated I he should be.

Three, Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley should also be nominated for Actor and Actress in a Leading Role.

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They are both incredible actors and whenever they were onscreen, whether they were together or not, they infused the movie with a sense of mystical wonder and realism that made the movie that much better. I’m sure they won’t be nominated because, well, they’re starring in a Star Wars movie but if the committee can look past that and recognize how incredible their acting was I would definitely give them consideration.

Well, this is how I feel about The Last Jedi and its chances with the Oscars. I know for a fact The Last Jedi won’t be part of these major categories but if it does I am going to be a very happy Star Wars fan.

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Finally Has A Synopsis

There has been little to no news about Solo but LucasFilm has finally released the synopsis for the film. Here it is, courtesy of starwars.com.

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Okay, this is a very safe synopsis. It doesn’t give any details about the movie whatsoever. What is interesting, however, is the part that tells of his daring escapades. That tells me that this movie will have some exciting and suspenseful moments that’ll hopefully be a blast to watch.

Does this synopsis excite me? Not really, it just shows that LucasFilm is starting to release a tad bit of information on the Solo movie. Hopefully, due to this synopsis coming out, that means the teaser will appear shortly as well.

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