Category Archives: Women

Rey Has An Awesome Signature Move

Rey is one of my favorite characters in cinema history for so many reasons but one of those blaring reasons is because she is such a great fighter. Through The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi she has displayed countless times her incredible combat skills but I have also noticed recently that Rey has her own, very awesome, signature move that is a rather cool staple to her character and I am so excited to share it with you. Enjoy!

I Call it The Rey Kick

rey-bio-gallery-6_30be54d6.jpeg

During the confrontation between Rey and Unkar’s thugs on Jakku she handled herself very easily against them but one of the most memorable moments of that fighting sequence for me is when she kicked one of the thugs away. It always makes me so happy when she kicks that assailant away and I’ve loved that part of the fight ever since the first time I watched the film. So, that’s the first example of her using her now famous kick.

Related image

Then when she fought Kylo Ren she used her kick again to, well, kick his butt. 🙂 Awesome!

Star-Wars-The-Last-Jedi-Rey-and-Kylo-Fight-Praetorian-Guards-in-Throne-Room

And then during the epic Praetorian Guard fight she displayed her awesome kicking ability yet again as she kicked one of the Guards away. Rey is so cool and I’m so excited that I discovered this fantastic connection between her and all of her close-combat duels. I hope that her kick purposely is her signature move and that we’ll see her literally kicking some more butt in Episode IX.

I thank you for reading this short observation of mine and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.

The Evolution of Gamora

Gamora is a really cool character who hasn’t been utilized to the fullest yet. She’s an assassin, a daughter of Thanos, and she’s awesome but throughout the Guardians of the Galaxy films she hasn’t been allowed to burst out of that hot female sidekick persona yet. I’m waiting for her to become something more than what she is at the moment and I’m really hoping Avengers: Infinity War will be the beginning of that transformation. So, even though she hasn’t had a major story line so far I’m still excited to share with you her evolution throughout the couple of movies she’s appeared in. Enjoy!

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

MV5BMWJmMzY1NmQtNThhNS00MWFkLTk5MzQtMjFmNjllOWM2MDg5XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNTc3MjUzNTI@._V1_SX1777_CR0,0,1777,898_AL_.jpg

When Gamora first appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy she was still very much a compatriot of Thanos and his minions but that was just a facade. In truth she was a traitor and was ready to leave Ronan, Thanos, and their monstrous ways behind. That right there shows the immensely good character that she is. She could’ve easily stayed with the bad guys and just watch on the sidelines as the galaxy burned but she knows what happened to her home, her family, and she can’t allow that to happen to anybody else.

If anything, she’s the most heroic of the Guardians of the Galaxy for making such a bold choice in her life. She didn’t have to run away from Ronan, steal the orb to sell it, and place a Thanos-sized target on her back but she did because she’s that awesome. She also didn’t have to fight Ronan and try to stop him from wiping out the Xandarians but she did because she’s, well, a Guardian of the Galaxy. 🙂

Gamora is the good hero the galaxy needs and I’m hoping she’ll be around for a long time to come.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

MV5BMTg4NDQ4Njg3N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDUzMTIyMjI@._V1_SX1500_CR0,0,1500,999_AL_.jpg

One of the reasons why I was so excited to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was to see Gamora again. She didn’t have a lot of development in the first film so I was hoping the sequel would focus more on her and make her even cooler. Well, that didn’t happen. In fact, she barely had any development in the movie at all. The sequel focused highly on Peter Quill’s story and she was utilized to only serve his character arc rather than her own as she grew to like him more and more throughout the movie and ended up, by the end, confessing cryptically that she had romantic feelings for him. (Ugh.)

I’m totally fine with her having a romance with Peter Quill because that was obviously going to happen but the fact that they basically revolved her whole story around that aspect of the film is saddening. I love it when women aren’t placed into movies to incorporate romance into the movie and I felt that she was unfortunately placed into that lackluster bubble creators always want to put women in.

Now one of the positive developments to her character was her complicated relationship with her sister, Nebula. It was cool seeing the two sisters become friends again and that was a nice arc to the two assassin daughters.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

mv5bzgrhogmwmjetndvjos00zgfklwfmzwytzjuxngixyzg3ztzhxkeyxkfqcgdeqxvyoduxmzm3mje-_v1_.jpg

When Gamora returns in Avengers: Infinity War I have a feeling that she’s finally going to get the character development that she deserves as trailers and commercials have hinted at the reveal of her back story with Thanos. And that is SO exciting! Gamora is an awesome character who needs to be treated with the creative respect that she deserves and I’m so excited to see her in this highly-anticipated movie.

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

 

Is Rey the Next Chosen One or Another Darth Vader In the Making?

The story of Star Wars really harks back to the tale of destiny that has been told for centuries through fairy tales and epic plays. In the original trilogy the story revolved around Luke and his journey as he turned from being just a hopeful farm boy wanting to go an adventure to a powerful Jedi who would then bring peace and order back to the galaxy. His journey was complex and difficult but it all led to a rather satisfying end. For Anakin his journey was reminiscent to Luke’s and the exact opposite at the same time. He was a young slave boy who wanted to travel the galaxy and explore the stars but instead of him becoming a hero like Luke did he became a galactic monster as he transformed into Darth Vader and brought a terrible darkness to the galaxy. Both of these men were central figures in their trilogies and while their humble beginnings were very similar their outcomes were much different. And that’s where I come to Rey.

Rey's Home

Rey, like Luke and Anakin, has a nearly identical humble beginning to her incredible journey. She was a scavenger surviving day by day by providing Unkar Plutt mechanical scraps in return for food. She too, like them, wanted to journey beyond the stars and make a better life for herself. She was basically a slave, like Anakin was, and she also came from a sand planet. If you really think about it, it’s kind of odd how much alike Luke, Anakin, and Rey’s stories are.

So yeah, Rey is very much like these two past central characters but, judging from her story in the two movies of her journey so far, what does it look like the end of her journey will entail for her? Well, let’s take a quick look at that journey she’s partaken on.

Continue reading Is Rey the Next Chosen One or Another Darth Vader In the Making?

The Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Is a Beautiful Take On A Fairy Tale Classic

Today I finally watched the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast and I can honestly say I highly enjoyed it. Here’s a rundown on what I know of Beauty and the Beast. I never watched the animated Disney Beauty and the Beast film, I missed that bandwagon, but I did own a book of the fairy tale when I was a child and I LOVED it. I read it over and over again and so to see the movie brought back all of that nostalgia from when I was little girl.

When this movie was coming out last year there was so MUCH publicity surrounding the film I didn’t want to watch it but now that it’s been just over a year since it burst into theaters I’ve finally seen it and I am very happy that I did. I tried to watch Cinderella and couldn’t finish it but Beauty and the Beast was much better and I am here to share with you my review of the movie. Enjoy!

Continue reading The Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Is a Beautiful Take On A Fairy Tale Classic

The Evolution of Black Widow

Black Widow has become one of my favorite superheroes as I’ve followed her story throughout the several films she has appeared in and in every single movie she got cooler and cooler and cooler until now, where she is at her greatest rendition of herself so far. But what did it take to get the character where she is now? What personal obstacles did she have to face to get to Avengers: Infinity War? Well, that’s what I’m about to elaborate on and I’m so excited to share with you her journey from flattering sidekick to the strong leader that she now is. Enjoy!

Iron Man 2 (2010)

MV5BZTdlODU5OWItMTllZC00NjQ2LWI5MDUtODFmNTdmMmRiYjRhXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNDAxOTExNTM@._V1_SX1777_CR0,0,1777,757_AL_.jpg

When Black Widow was introduced in Iron Man 2 I had no clue who she was (I’ve never read any of the comics.) To me she was just this sexy assistant/secret agent that was supposed to be so great but I just didn’t like her that much. She felt too pretty and young, I might add, for the role and I just felt that she was utilized into the movie as simply eye candy, nothing more. That idea that she was just eye candy dissipated real fast after her next few movies.

The Avengers (2012)

MV5BMTY3ODMxNzMwN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjA4MDg4Ng@@._V1_SX1777_CR0,0,1777,999_AL_.jpg

When I went to see The Avengers I still didn’t understand her character very much. She was this S.H.I.E.L.D agent who was an Avenger? Really? What made her so special to be an Avenger other than Marvel including her into the superhero group just so there would at least be one woman in the Avengers? Throughout the film she never excited me or made me say, “Yeah, Black Widow!” She was just, yet again, the pretty sidekick who had a bit of story development as I got an idea of the dark past that she had managed to escape with the kind assistance of Hawkeye. It was the next movie that she appeared in that made me start to actually really like Black Widow.

Continue reading The Evolution of Black Widow

I’m Convinced That Captain Phasma Isn’t Gone

The Force Awakens introduced some exciting new characters to the Star Wars universe and one of those incredible new additions was Captain Phasma. I remember seeing some concept art for The Force Awakens in the early months of 2014 and one of the most interesting pieces of art was the one that highlighted Phasma in concept form. It was literally one of the coolest things I had ever seen. Then, when I found out that this incredible new stormtrooper was a woman I was like, “WHAAAT!” She was so awesome!!! And then I watched The Force Awakens and I was like, “Huh?” There was so much hype surrounding that character and she ended up playing a ridiculously minor role that quite possibly didn’t need to be in the movie. She was simply eye candy for the film and a chance for Disney to say they introduced the first female villain to a Star Wars movie.

Star-Wars-The-Last-Jedi-Phasma-and-Stormtroopers

Then they brought her back from the dead for The Last Jedi and hyped up her involvement for the film yet again. They introduced a novel about her in her early days as a brutal warrior before she joined the First Order (which I own) and it really did give some incredible back story to her. They even made a comic book showing how she escaped the trash compacter in StarKiller Base and rejoined the ranks of the First Order but, like in The Force Awakens, her role in The Last Jedi was much smaller than I imagined it being. She didn’t even show up in the movie until over an hour and a half into the film and then “died” within a few scenes of her coming into the movie which is just a terrible waste of an awesome character. But, I don’t think she’s dead.

captain-phasmas-baton-db-tlj_4e47c742Phasma is not only a fierce warrior but she’s very good at surviving. Surviving near death and seemingly insurmountable odds is something Phasma has done since she was a child growing up and I don’t think her defeat in The Last Jedi is the last we’ll see of her. Yes, she fell down in a pit of fire and the odds of surviving that are pretty scarce but this is Phasma we’re talking about. She’s survived worse…I think. And I mean, come on, her armor can deflect blasters! I think it could withstand some fire for enough time to allow her to get to a ship and escape the Supremacy.

And that would be great because she’s such a fabulous character. Her feud with Finn has been so enjoyable throughout this trilogy so far and I would love to see a round three duel between them two. That would just be fun. 🙂

I just also want to see some more Phasma. She’s such a really cool villain.

I don’t know, maybe she is officially gone and the story of Phasma will just be a shiny, chrome waste of a character but if she does come back I will probably jump up and down with joy.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force and Phasma will be you.

Ranking the Marvel Villains: From Worst to Best

Marvel, throughout its decade long run, have had some memorable villains and then some rather lackluster antagonists at the same time. Unfortunately, Marvel is more known for having terrible bad guys with one-dimensional agendas rather than having enticing antagonists that really push these heroes to the test. Thankfully, after the last few films the villains in Marvel are getting a better wrap than they once did but there’s still work to be done. So, on that note, I’m going to provide you my ranking of the seventeen Marvel villains so far.

17. Malekith

MV5BMTYyMDA0NjcxNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTU5MDMxMDE@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,1503,1000_AL_.jpg

Malekith is definitely the worst Marvel villain. When I watched Thor: The Dark World I was flabbergasted by how laughable his ideals and his plan for universe domination was. Malekith was 100% corny and I have nothing more to say.

16. Ronan the Accuser

mv5bmjexnzkxmjmzmv5bml5banbnxkftztgwodkxotmymje-_v1_-1.jpg

I literally just watched Guardians of the Galaxy yesterday after not having seen it for quite a while and Ronan was definitely not a great villain. He was powerful, nothing more, but his corny aspect was perfect for the film and at least he was a rather formidable foe.

15. Yellow Jacket

MV5BMDIwNDY3N2ItMzIxMy00NTJiLThhNjQtNjlhOTMxODcwNzhmXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNTc3MjUzNTI@._V1_.jpg

Yellow Jacket was laughable. He was cynical, wanted to become the hero of humanity, and everything that a cliché villain is. Yellow Jacket is as forgettable as they come and that’s why he’s so low on this list.

Continue reading Ranking the Marvel Villains: From Worst to Best