A Spoiler-Free Review of Wonder Woman

I have just recently watched the new Wonder Woman movie and I’m proud to say…it was awesome!!! Now as a young woman for years I have had to watch men be the heroes. Yeah, there were a few women around in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but they weren’t the ones to save the day. They were just part of the team and would probably never get their own movie. That’s why Star Wars has been so much fun to watch. When the galaxy needed saving I had the pleasure watching Jyn and Rey kick butt, take care of themselves, and be important role models to everyone around the world. In the superhero world, there weren’t any super powerful women. And even though Wonder Woman appeared briefly in Batman vs. Superman she still was just a sidekick, a part of a team. Well, she isn’t anymore. She is now front and center and is the new hero of superhero movies throughout Marvel and DC Comics.

I have to say, I was a little skeptical. When I saw all of the raving reviews I was excited but not convinced. What if these reviewers were saying it was good but really it was actually kind of terrible? What if was good to some people but I wouldn’t like it? I’m so happy that wasn’t the case. From the very beginning, I was engaged.

Wonder Woman’s homeland of Themyscira was breathtakingly serene and gorgeous. The story was engaging. And the Amazonians were amazing. They were diverse, strong, beautiful women who were ready to fight and defend themselves at any moment. It was amazing looking around the fictional world and seeing only women. There weren’t any men anywhere! I was beaming inside.

Then Chris Pine’s character, Steve Trevor, showed up and everything took a turn for the worse (and I don’t mean that in a bad way.) There was an epic battle upon the beach of Themyscira full of butt-kicking women, bows and arrows, and horses. Did I say it was epic? After the action sequence, Diana began to follow her destiny and her story truly began.

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There were many awe-inspiring moments. One, in fact, was when she had to face a battalion of soldiers and it was so incredible it nearly brought me to tears. The visuals of seeing a woman be that powerful and that heroic is something I have never seen before in a movie. She jumped into the fray against all odds, her male companions had to follow her advance, it truly was a beautiful sight. And the choreography was very impressive. It was so fluid and perfect that I just have to applause Patty Jenkins for the incredible job that she did. I can tell she really put her heart and soul into this movie.

I enjoyed the fact that there was actually humor in the film. DC has been getting a lot of backlash for having overly serious, dour movies. I was glad to see them incorporate humor without it feeling forced or worse, for the movie to actually not be funny.

Now the movie isn’t perfect. There were a lot of cliches and slightly predictable moments. One of my least favorite aspects of the movie was the romance between Diana Prince and Steve Trevor.

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Yes, I understand they’re supposed to have a love story and I know every DC Comics movie has one but I just felt that it was a little forced. The relationship between her and Steve didn’t seem realistic, it slightly dampened the strength of Diana, and if felt kind of unnecessary at times. Take Rogue One, for example, Jyn and Cassian could’ve easily had a love story but there wasn’t one because it would’ve been unnecessary and would’ve felt forced. That’s why when they died at the end of the film it was actually sad because they had literally just realized they liked each other. When Steve and Diana’s relationship comes to a crossroads I didn’t really care. I had no empathy for the two and was actually very glad about how things turned out. And I am a very sappy person. I’m a fan of love stories so when you mess up one I definitely feel a little offended.

The message the movie sent, however, was very profound and very important to the world we live in now. After all of these terrorist attacks and just crazy things happening it’s nice to go watch a movie that refills you with the hope that there’s something good in this world. And what mother or father doesn’t want to take their daughter to an empowering movie about a powerful woman overcoming some of the greatest odds.

Now if you’re wondering whether it’s appropriate for your children it totally is. There is an awkward conversation about procreation between Diana and Steve, Chris Pine is nude at one point, and there is an intimate kissing scene but besides that, the movie is perfectly okay.

And I’m happy to say there is a plot twist in the movie. One thing I love is when I try to figure out how a movie is going to end and something entirely different happens.

All in all, it was a very enjoyable film that you should definitely take the time to see. Out of a 100, I’ll give it a 93. It’s only because there were some considerable flaws that just couldn’t be overshadowed by the epicness of Wonder Woman in action. It’s undoubtedly the best DC movie so far, without question. And it is the best DC film since The Dark Knight. I’m definitely going to get it on Digital HD when it’s available just to at least watch the action scene on the beach and Wonder Woman in action on loop.

Well, that’s my post. I hope when you watch it you’ll enjoy as much as I did. And to all women and girls, Girl Power!

 

The Best Birthday Ever!

I love movies! I love movies with superheroes. I’m a fan of DC Comics. And I love Wonder Woman. So what’s the perfect way to celebrate my nineteenth birthday? Going to watch Wonder Woman in IMAX. And it was perfect.

First of all, I am a fan of movie theaters because every single one is different. Some are okay, some are really beautiful, and others are just fun to go to. This happened to be a really nice theater.

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This mural is so awesome

As you can see there is a giant mural showcasing classic films. I happened to immediately recognize Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan from one of my favorite comedies, Rush Hour, as well as Dorothy and her companions in The Wizard of Oz. The mural was so large in fact that I wasn’t able to fit it all in the picture I took. So that was the first surprise of the night.

Secondly, of course, were the Wonder Woman posters in the lobby. There was one that was lit up and simply beautiful.

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I really love this poster

And then there was another poster that was so cool I couldn’t resist taking a picture alongside it.

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Here I am posing with the Amazonian Warrior

After that, I got the tickets, got a large tub of popcorn and some water, and went into the theater. Now, this was how perfect my birthday was. I went to a 10:45pm showing of Wonder Woman so twenty minutes before the movie came on it looked like this.

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A completely empty auditorium

I was so excited. So I sat in the empty auditorium with my family for quite a while just enjoying the experience. After a while, a few people did enter the theater as well but it wasn’t near anything close to a quarter full.

Part of the movie theater experience are the trailers. I love seeing trailers in the movies because they are loud, very awesome, and they determine how good the movie you’re about to watch is. So there were a few trailers that were a little boring. There was a trailer for a new movie coming out called Valerian. It’s based on a novel and I have to say, it looked pretty amazing. The colors, the originality, all of it was mind boggling. Then there was, of course, a trailer for The Mummy which is coming out this Friday. It was fun but I’ve seen it a million times on tv so it wasn’t anything to get excited about. There was a trailer for this movie called Kingsman which looked slightly interesting because it just showed a lot of action but no plots for the story. There was a trailer for Transformers and even though it is going to be a CGI-centric film I don’t even care because those Autobots are so impressive in IMAX. And then…there was a special seven-minute preview of Dunkirk.

Now I am a big fan of Christopher Nolan’s movies. They are very intense, very well written, and just very, very good movies. From Inception to Interstellar he creates movies that make you think about life. He even took a superhero film (Batman if you’re not familiar) and turned it into a fantastic rated R, psychedelic, disturbing, dark film that still has not been touched with its brilliance. Heath Ledger’s Joker is beyond scary, he is terrifyingly believable. And his jokes are not funny. Two-Face was once the pride of Gotham City and became a broken man bent on hate and revenge. And then Batman is not your typical hero. He had issues, he wanted to do what was right but was faced with many difficult choices. To this day there has never been a villain, or villains, as carefully written and thought out for any superhero film as The Dark Knight. It was groundbreaking and still is for a matter of fact. So when I heard Christopher Nolan was making a war film I was beyond excited. I’ve seen the commercials but in the movies, let me just say this, you will come away from that movie shaken to the core. I was literally shaking as I watched it. And at one point it got so loud and horribly real I was leaning back in my seat in horrified anticipation. Dunkirk is clearly the film of the summer and, if Hollywood is sensible, will be nominated for Best Picture. It’s that good.

After the trailers finished the IMAX started to count down and I was able to enjoy Wonder Woman. And it was so much fun it was worth every penny. When I left out I was so excited I decided to take another picture.

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Me with my sister

And then even though it was half through one in the morning my family and I went to Waffle House for a late night meal afterward. It was so much fun.

So yes, this was the perfect birthday. I got to go watch a movie that was actually worth seeing and it will be a memory I’ll treasure forever. Thank you for reading my post. If you want to know a little bit more about how I felt about Wonder Woman check out my spoiler-free review. You won’t want to miss it.

 

 

 

My Review of The Great Wall

As you probably have noticed from my site I love movies. There are some films however that I happen to miss when they come out in the movie theaters and I have to wait until they’re available on Digital or Blu-Ray. Well, this was one of those movies.

When it debuted its first trailer last year it was met with a ton of backlash, and deservingly so. The trailer portrayed that this was going to be a movie about a Caucasian man played by Matt Damon of all people who, somehow, was on the Great Wall and was obviously the savior of the entire Asian race. It was a very bad way to advertise the movie and ended up killing any chances of the movie becoming profitable. It was so bad that I don’t think I saw any heavy advertising for the movie until a couple of weeks before the movie came out. And Matt Damon seemed to be very absent. He was barely on any late night shows and he was definitely not in any entertainment magazines. When the movie was coming out I had no desire to watch it. I instead wanted to see The Lego Batman Movie which ended up being a very dry, very boring, not-that-funny hour and thirty minutes movie that felt like it was taking forever to finish.

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So a few weeks ago The Great Wall was available to watch on Google Play and craving a new movie I decided to rent it and see if it was good or not. I came into the movie thinking it was going to be just a tad bit more enjoyable than Assassin’s Creed which would mean it would be a pretty awful movie. As soon as the movie started I immediately noticed the cinematography was extremely impressive. It grasped my attention because it was so beautiful. I still was watching the movie however with the notion that it was going to be terrible and would annoy me somewhere down the road. Well, to my great surprise, it didn’t.

First of all Matt Damon’s character William and his rascally friend (I can’t remember his friend’s name) were men looking for gunpowder. That’s why they were all the way over at the Great Wall. I wish they had advertised that when the movie had been coming out because it would’ve made people a little less upset.

Secondly, the movie was gorgeous. It was so beautiful that all I could do was watch the film in stunned awe. Let me give you a mental picture of one of the early sequences in the movie. Think of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and the epic battle between the humans and uruk-hai at Helms Deep near the end of the movie. If you have watched the incredible fantasy flick you will remember how the elves and men waited upon the wall before the battle began. Well, think of that epic setting except there aren’t elves. It’s instead a beautiful array of colorfully segmented squads in the Chinese army who have different objectives in battle. And their armor is stunning. Long capes, beautifully engraved armor, striking helmets and wonderfully designed weapons. I was shocked.

Thirdly the story wasn’t bad. It was predictable, yes, but it was enjoyable. Matt Damon was, of course, the main hero but it wasn’t as bad as it was made out to be. You could say he was really a co-star alongside the powerful, very awesome female warrior Commander Lin. I have no idea why more people didn’t talk about her character. At a time when people want more diversity and leadership roles for women in movies, I’m surprised no one didn’t praise the movie for at least that much. And (there’s a minor spoiler alert ahead) she ended up becoming General of the army due to some unfortunate circumstances. It’s really sad that no one said anything about her and her very important role in the movie.

Was this the best movie I’ve ever seen? Of course not. It was however much better than I anticipated and I think if you’re bored and you want a movie to watch this is one to see. In fact, I’m giving the movie a B+, that’s how consistent and fun the movie was to watch. I even watched it for a second time the next day because there were things I wanted to see again.

I’ll be writing a review about the new Wonder Woman movie within the week and you won’t want to miss it. Until then thank you for reading my post and have a wonderful day.

 

 

My Favorite New Things From The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi is coming out later out this year and I am ecstatic! In April fans (like me) were finally shown a teaser for the highly anticipated film and was introduced to a brand new character, the small but mighty Rose. Ever since the Star Wars Celebration, there has been little news about The Last Jedi, even fewer spoilers, and a whole bunch of theories fans has tried to glean from the teaser. Then out of nowhere last Tuesday Vanity Fair let loose a fantastic spread for The Last Jedi and it blew my mind. There were exclusive photos, interesting interviews, and new characters to marvel over and theorize about. So on that note let me talk about some of my favorite moments from the awesome spread.

First of all the Covers

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This happened to be my favorite cover. Leia is already a groundbreaking character because she wasn’t your typical princess. She was the woman who stood up to the menacing Darth Vader, talked junk about Grand Moff Tarkin’s odor problems, and told off her saviors because they didn’t have a perfect rescue operation. Yes, that’s Leia. And now she is the General of the Resistance and this cover embodies all of her strong, beautiful qualities. It slightly made me emotional when I saw it because, as we all know, she is no longer with us. She won’t be at any of the red carpet events, she won’t be able to say anything else that’s hilarious and genuine, she can only look down from above. R.I.P Carrie Fisher, we definitely miss you.

My second favorite was with Finn, Poe, and the newcomer Rose.

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I don’t know why but this cover makes me so excited. Seeing Finn awake and well is already cool but his serious expression shows that he’s not going to be a joke in this next film. And the dashing Poe looks ready to blast a tie fighter right out of the sky with his incredible flying skills. Not only are they cool however but there’s Rose alongside them. I’m so excited to find out about her in the film and just exactly what her skill set is. I have a feeling she’s going to become one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars universe. And yes, it’s another strong female character! I’m loving Star Wars these days.

The other two covers are great too. The one with Kylo Ren, General Hux, and Captain Phasma is exciting. And don’t they just look mean?

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Rey and Luke’s cover was my least favorite simply because I’ve seen tons of pictures and moments with them on the island. It just didn’t excite me like the other ones have. It’s still awesome though.

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The New Pictures

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Now, this is an epic picture! Rey is already a wonderful character but this photo is incredible. The backdrop is so beautiful it looks like it could be CGI but it isn’t! And her with that lightsaber, oh I’m so ready for this movie.

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Yes, it’s another photo with Rey but it’s awesome. Her in the cockpit with Chewbacca is special because he no longer has Han to hang out with (that’s so sad) but he’s now with Rey. And that’s extra significant because Han told Rey Chewie liked her and now they’re buddies. I can’t wait to see how their relationship evolves in this next film. I mean isn’t this a beautiful picture?

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This, on a creativity level, is out of the roof. I have never seen anything like this in Star Wars, even from the prequels. Yeah, the prequels showcased a sort of fancy side of Star Wars with the city of Coruscant and the night scenes there but nothing compares to this. This looks like the most amazing environment I’ve ever seen in Star Wars. It’s part of the new casino planet Canto Bight and I just can’t wait to see everything in motion. I’m really loving Rian Johnson’s vision of Star Wars. In fact, it’s kind of amazing.

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The hairstyles, the fancy black and white clothing, the aliens, it’s simply magnificent.

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I like this picture because it’s Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher together again. This is another one of those photos that made me emotional. At the time they took this picture they both had no idea that Carrie would be dead soon. It’s just such a beautiful picture. The magic they brought to this franchise was wonderful and I just can’t wait to see them in action again. I really hope they will reunite in the film one last time. I’ll probably shed a few tears when they do.

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I love this picture because once again there’s a new character being introduced in this film and she looks awesome! This is Vice Admiral Holdo of the Resistance and her getup is spectacular. I already love Laura Dern from her performance on Jurassic Park. To know she’s going to be in Star Wars, a franchise I love dearly, can this movie get any more perfect? I’m excited to see what her character’s role will be in the movie.

There are many more pictures as well as plenty of interesting interviews on Vanity Fair’s website. These just happen to be my favorite. After these exclusive looks at the upcoming film, I’m very excited to see the first trailer for The Last Jedi. I think they’ll be debuting it at the D23 in July and if so I can’t wait. Until then I’ll just gawk over these pictures and try to put pieces of the movie together from the interviews.

Thank you for reading my post. It’s the first day of June which means we’re nearly halfway until it comes to theaters. Until then I’ll keep talking about the new trailers and updates about the film. Have a beautiful Thursday and May the Force Be With You!

 

My Introduction to the ALIEN Franchise

A couple of weeks ago ALIEN: Covenant entered theaters and because of this I became very curious about the movie that started this frightening franchise. Now my first encounter with the horrific specimen wasn’t in the form of the movie. It instead was because of a game. A few years ago I obtained Mortal Combat X for my wonderful XBOX One. Through the months the game introduced new characters and one of them happened to be Alien. Now when I saw this terrifying creature I was excited. It was a new character to play on the fighting game and I am proud to say I am very good at him. I had no idea I was playing with a character that sparked sci-fi minds around the world and inspired a generation of creators who want to make anything remotely scary with aliens whether it be a movie or a game. When I found out it was a movie character I was definitely intrigued but I wasn’t completely interested in watching the film. Then I saw this new ALIEN flick coming out this May and my curiosity began to boil.

I didn’t want to see the new one because it didn’t excite me but I really wanted to see the original. I was told it was scary but I didn’t know it was going to be just as frightening as it was. When the movie came on I have to admit I was starting to get a little sleepy. The futuristic music and the quiet of the movie were very soothing. Even when they got to the planet I was still a little tired in the eyes. And then…that thing jumped on that guy’s face! After that, the movie captured me with its very disturbing and disgusting and horrific situations. I can’t tell you how much that alien parasite freaked me out. If I see any bug with creepy legs like that I’m going to be messed up. It’s going to take a while for the image of that parasite on that man’s face to get out of my mind.

Because this truly was a horror/sci-fi film things had to get worse. I watched that movie in wide-eyed terror. The crew was dropping like flies, the scientist Ash was an evil robot which was horrifying, and the ALIEN just kept showing up!

When that movie ended I understood why Sigourney Weaver is an icon still to this day. Her character, Ripley, is one of the bravest, toughest women I’ve ever seen in movies. She was afraid because who wouldn’t be. She was sane enough though to take command when everyone else was freaking out and strong enough to fight the Alien when it threatened her life.

The special effects for the 1979 film were stupendous. It’s 2017 and it still looks great. Yes a few things didn’t look real but nearly everything looked better than some stuff you’ll see in movies today (like Fantastic Beasts.)

And the director, Ridley Scott, is a genius. The way he moved the camera down the halls of that dark ship ever so slowly had me terrified. He truly captured the terrifying aspect of having a hostile alien life form on board a ship in the middle of space. I had watched some of his other movies like the Best Picture Winning Gladiator which is one of my favorite films and the Oscar-Nominated The Martian in 2015 but ALIEN was a whole other beast. It, to me, is his best work. What he did to the psyche was phenomenal. I can’t imagine the poor individuals in 1979 who went to go see it in the movies. I’m sure they had a long night.

ALIEN was so enjoyable I watched it again the next day because I was sure I had missed some information in the movie and it was still terrifying. It was actually kind of worse because I knew what was coming.

Because ALIEN was so good I decided I wanted to see the second one because I just wanted to know how they could possibly make another one. When I saw that the title was ALIENS I was already mortified. I watched the movie and I can say it was okay. I liked that it helped answer some questions I had from the first one and I liked the concept of the story. It was very obvious that Ridley Scott was no longer directing the movie. The mind behind the film was instead James Cameron, the director of fantastic movies such as Terminator, Rambo, and Avatar. And it was so apparent. It was a much more militaristic style film, there was more action than just suspenseful demises of unfortunate victims, and the look was much crisper and straightforward.

The movie was scary at times but it never reached the level of terror that the first one did. And it was very long. It felt like a rollercoaster that just doesn’t seem to end. It’s like when you go around that bend and you think the ride is over and then it tosses you somewhere else. That’s what ALIENS felt like by the end. I was ready for the movie to be over fifteen minutes before it was. It wasn’t terrible though. If I had to rank it from F to A+ I’d give it a B+. The first one is clearly a perfect film, it doesn’t need to be ranked. To truly understand the differences between the two films ALIEN was a horror/sci-fi film whereas ALIENS was a slightly scary action movie.

I’m so glad to say I’ve finally seen it. I loved that each movie was so good it didn’t need any inappropriate content. There was harsh language which is completely understandable and lots and lots of violence. And if ALIEN: Covenant happens to be good I’ll totally watch it when it’s available on Digital.

Thank you for reading my post and I hope you have a great day.

My Excitement for Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is coming out this Friday and I am beyond excited. For the last nine years, Marvel has dominated the superhero genre with their incredible storyline that has now spanned fifteen movies. And to their credit, most of the movies are very enjoyable. DC, however, has only in the same amount of time made about five movies. That’s a big difference. And to top it off most of the movies received terrible reviews despite all of the money the movies made. Now I personally enjoyed Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman but they still weren’t up to the standards of Marvel’s nonstop blockbuster machine. Now 2017 has come and I have to admit I am more excited to watch Wonder Woman than two of the Marvel films coming out this year (Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man.)  Here are the reasons why.

DC Comics Have Epic Superheroes

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When you compare the epicness between the two comic superpowers DC Comics will always win. Yes, Marvel has the flashy Iron Man, the heroic Captain America, and the thunder-wielding god Thor but they could never compete with the likes of the shadowy Batman or the immensely powerful but good-natured Superman or the extremely awesome Wonder Woman. Now ever since I learned anything about Wonder Woman I was instantly hooked. She had those bullet-deflecting bracers and the golden lasso of truth. That’s all she needed to win me over. Now she has a sword and a shield and Wonder Woman has reached her most epic incarnation. Even though Batman vs. Superman was a little long and a tad bit annoying at times the best parts of the movie clearly involved Wonder Woman. From when she sparred with Bruce Wayne in a mental contest (she won of course) to when she fought Doomsday like a boss I was thoroughly impressed. On top of that, the actress they chose to be the new Wonder Woman is perfect. Because she is Israeli her accent makes her seem like she could really come from some fictional island of women warriors. And she’s a naturally beautiful woman who embodies the essence of everything Wonder Woman’s supposed to be. Yes, Marvel has great superheroes I have learned to love but DCs’ superheroes will always be more epic.

This Will Be The First Female Superhero Film In Over A Decade

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In a time when Hollywood is trying to be more inclusive, this is the perfect time to have a female superhero get her own film. Black Widow has been part of the Marvel Universe for seven years now. She has proven to be an interesting character in the movies and has grown into one of the most easily recognized heroes in Marvel. And yet she still hasn’t been given her own film yet. In fact, there still won’t be a female superhero-based film for Marvel until 2019! Isn’t that ridiculous? I know they’re trying to get there but they definitely could’ve done something better than they have. DC, however, has not let the poor reviews sway them and decided to invest all of their hopes and efforts into this new Wonder Woman and I can tell. The more I see the commercials for the upcoming film the more excited I’m getting. All I can think when I see those action scenes is this movie is going to be awesome!!! I can’t wait.

And Did I Say It Looked Epic?

Part of the reason why a movie is so enjoyable is the cinematography. A movie can be good but if it looks terrible I won’t watch it for two minutes. Wonder Woman is already proving to be a beautiful movie that’s going to really pop in IMAX. The environments, the fighting sequences, oh I’m getting giddy just thinking about it. I haven’t been this excited for a movie since…The Force Awakens came out which is saying something. And I love that they had a female director be the creative vision behind this film because it only makes sense. Let’s see Wonder Woman through a woman’s eyes instead of a man’s. Let’s see her tell the story of the powerful superhero.

Yes, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 came out earlier this month but they did so much advertising it literally made me not watch the film. I’ll just wait to see it on Google Play. On top of that it looked terrible and surely enough it wasn’t as good as the first one was. In July Spider-Man is coming out but after watching four trailers for it I’m also not that excited. It’s going to be a typical Spider-Man movie except Peter Parker is actually being played by someone who looks like a teenager, Iron Man is in it (which is really the only reason I’m excited about the movie,) and it’s a Marvel movie so I know it’s going to be enjoyable. It doesn’t, however, scream epic or the best Marvel movie ever made. It’s just going to be a decent superhero blockbuster that’ll make people laugh and make people happy.

Wonder Woman is going to be an epic movie and it’s going to give even the best Marvel movies a run for their money. In fact, it’ll probably be better than ninety percent of the Marvel films that have come out. That’s why I’m excited to see this movie.

Well, that’s my post. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it on this fine day wherever you are in the world. And if you’re a woman or girl and is just as excited as me to watch this film I say to you Girl Power!

Chocolate Is Delicious, Especially When It Helps the World

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 Tony’s Chocolonely 

I love all kinds of chocolate. I love dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, chocolate with caramel, chocolate with nuts, you make it and I’ll eat it. This company, Tony’s Chocolonely, however has decided to make the delicious desert the right way. Until yesterday I had no idea there was still slavery in the world, and I definitely didn’t know slaves harvested cocoa beans in Ghana and the Ivory Coast to provide me with the sweet treat that I love so much. And to make it worse the slaves harvesting these cocoa beans are children! Can you believe that? It is 2017 and there are still people in the world who are treated like dirt so we can enjoy a small bar of chocolate that only provides a short period of happiness.

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Six Flavors of Delectable Chocolate

That’s why this new chocolate company I’ve discovered is so important. Teun van de Keuken, a Dutch journalist, discovered that large companies in the chocolate industry were buying cocoa from plantations that had child slavery which is unacceptable! He ate twelve chocolate bars and then decided to turn his back on the tainted sweets and created his own chocolate company to combat the cocoa slave industry. So Tony’s Chocolonely was born.

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Chocolate Made 100% Slave Free

Chocolonely has become the largest Dutch chocolate company in less than ten years, showing that you don’t need child slavery to have a profitable company. And let me tell you, the chocolate is delicious.

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When You Open It Up It’s In A Golden Wrapper

First of all the wrapper encasing the sweet treats is golden which is very reminiscent of the golden wrapper in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Secondly the inside of the paper contains a message explaining about the story of the brand and their duty to help children around the world.

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There’s a message inside the wrapper  

The inventive uneven squares in each bar show the inequality in the chocolate industry. And last but not least I have tried two of the seven flavors and they are amazing.

The first one I ate was dark chocolate almond sea salt and it was delectable. There were plenty of almonds and the sea salt was a nice surprise that only enhanced the taste of the chocolate bar. The second flavor was dark chocolate coffee crunch and it was incredible! There was literally a crunch of coffee in every semi-sweet bite. This is the perfect bar to eat with coffee. There are four other flavors that I haven’t tried yet but I know they’re all going to be delicious.

Chocolonely is not only a fantastic Dutch company but last fall they entered the U.S. via Portland. Now you can obtain the delicious chocolate throughout this wonderful country and I am ecstatic. The sweets are so important to the world and so magnificently tasty that they have definitely found a new customer.

And the extra special thing about Chocolonely is their incredibly affordable prices. Their large bars which are six ounces of delicious chocolate are only $4.99 and their small 1.8 ounce bars are $1.99. Yes, the chocolate is very inexpensive. It’s nine days until Mother’s Day and if you would love to give your mother some tasty chocolate get her these amazing chocolate bars in their largest size. She will first of all love the taste plus she’ll love the story behind the wonderful brand.

I’m so pleased to discover a new brand that not only is very, very delicious but is also great for the world. If you see this chocolate at a store you have to try it. This delectable sweet will put a smile on your face for two reasons, it’s delicious and it’s good for the world.

Thank you for reading my post and I hope you’ll try this chocolate. It’s truly worth getting. Have a beautiful day!

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