The Women of Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok is a fun film, through and through, and what really helped this movie shine were the new female additions to the MCU. Valkyrie was spunky, tough, and she wasn’t one to mince words while Hela was frighteningly powerful, merciless, beautiful in a Goddess of Death sort of way and a great villainess for the film. I absolutely loved these awesome, strong women and I am here to talk, in full detail about them. Enjoy!

Valkyrie

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The Last Jedi Gets Some New Photos

It’s almost exactly a month until The Last Jedi hits theaters and that means new images and tidbits into the highly-anticipated film are getting scarcer by the minute. Here are, however, three of the newest photos that have been released for our curiosity and I’m here to share them. Enjoy!

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Luke’s role in The Last Jedi is growing all the more mysterious by the second and these ancient tomes only add to that mystery. In this photo, I have no doubt that these books are being kept in the tree that Rey is seen approaching through the mist in the official trailer. The question is, what hidden knowledge are these books holding and will these books reveal a terrible truth about the Jedi that, until this point, that had not been known? I feel like that’s going to happen and that’s why Luke is so conflicted with the whole idea of the Jedi now but maybe I’m wrong. Thankfully, I have only about a month to find out the truth.

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There has been little to no imagery of Laura Dern’s new character, Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo but this is one of the rare moments where we get to see the purple-haired character. I’m excited to see what her role will be in the film and I’m glad to see a new female face in the Star Wars universe. And who doesn’t love Laura Dern? I’m so glad she’s part of Star Wars now.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi John Boyega as Finn and Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Credit: Jonathan Olley/© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.

This past issue of Entertainment Weekly revealed a special photo highlighting Rose and Finn and I was so excited when I saw it. In this picture, they’re supposed to be heading to the glamorous city, Canto Bight, and the first thing I happened to notice from this picture is this glorious cockpit. I have never seen in Star Wars a ship with red chairs so that’s a new vision of what I think about when it comes to Star Wars ship interiors. Secondly, if you look closely, Rose has this crescent-shaped necklace that according to the article in Entertainment Weekly has some significant importance to Rose throughout the movie. This picture is all around exciting because throughout the official trailer and even the newest mind-blowing tv spot there was no sign of Rose anywhere. I was kind of surprised if I’m being honest because she seems to have a substantial role in The Last Jedi and yet she still is being left out of the trailers. I don’t know why that is but I figure her contribution to The Last Jedi is going to be so great that they want to leave her for us to enjoy when we’re literally sitting in the movie theaters watching the movie unfold before our eyes.

Well, these are the latest new photos to show up. Until next time, May The Force Be With You.

Where Does Thor: Ragnarok Rank In The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Thor: Ragnarok has hit the movie theaters and is taking the world by storm but while it is one of the best and funniest movies in the MCU where does it really stack up against its predecessors? I’m here to find that out. Let’s see.

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a delightfully rugged film. There aren’t any superheroes with fancy abilities, the action isn’t pretty, the scenery is grounded and real, overall the Captain America films are way more down to Earth, literally, than most Marvel movies. And the story is spot on. There are shocking plot twists, suspenseful moments, and stunning reveals that make this film one of my favorites. Even though this came out three years ago it still shines because of its flawlessness. This is still, to me, the best Marvel movie ever made. Continue reading Where Does Thor: Ragnarok Rank In The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

A Spoiler-Free Review of Thor: Ragnarok

I have to admit, I was kind of skeptical going in to watch this movie yesterday. While I knew the movie looked beautiful and fun I was afraid that the overall humorous aspect of the film would overwhelm the quality of the film. Luckily Marvel has become the masters of marrying the elements of comedy and great movie making together flawlessly. Thor: Ragnarok is a definite win in the long line of Marvel films that have come out in the past nine years.

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Up to this point and time, Thor has always been my least favorite Avenger, and it wasn’t his fault. His two previous movies were horrible and I never took him very seriously. Thor: Ragnarok was really a rebirth of the God of Thunder. Taika Waititi took everything we’ve known about Thor so far and pretty much flushed it down the drain and created an entirely new rendition of the lightning-wielding superhero and it was all for the better.

If you are looking for a complex story full of plot twists and shocking moments like Captain America: Civil War then this is not the movie for you. Thor: Ragnarok is mainly a hodgepodge of comedy, beautiful scenery, and thrilling action, nothing more. The story is slightly predictable, everything happens in the movie timeline like I expected, but that doesn’t keep the film from being one of the best Marvel movies made so far.

What really makes this movie shine, however, are the characters. Continue reading A Spoiler-Free Review of Thor: Ragnarok

My Experience Going To See Thor: Ragnarok

So yesterday I went to watch Thor: Ragnarok and I had a marvelous time. One of my favorite parts about going to see a movie in the movie theaters is seeing the trailers. When The Last Jedi trailer came on I watched it in quiet awe. There’s a certain feeling Star Wars has that’s beyond any other movie experience. I’m predicting that The Last Jedi is going to be a very intense movie. Black Panther’s trailer was also remarkable too. The technology, the world, the characters, I mean Marvel is just refusing to back down and make a mediocre movie. Black Panther is going to be an absolutely fantastic film.

The movie itself was spectacular, the atmosphere was fun, and I just simply had a wonderful experience watching Thor: Ragnarok.

When the movie was finished I couldn’t help but take a picture alongside Thor and his buddies.

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This was a great movie!

And then when I had first come into the theater I had seen this incredible poster for The Last Jedi and so there was no way I wasn’t going to take a picture with it.

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Isn’t this the coolest movie poster you have ever seen? Oh my goodness, it’s better than the actual official poster for The Last Jedi. And Luke is on both sides of the poster! What is that about? It’s also interesting seeing the sizes of the characters. Captain Phasma is rather large which means it looks like she’s going to have a much bigger role in the film than expected. And Kylo Ren is so cool with his long black cape and his awesome lightsaber. Oh, I could go on and on about how cool this poster is but I’ll just stop there.

All in all, I’m counting down the days until December 15th. I am so excited for this movie!

Well, I hope you enjoyed and I thank you for reading my post. Have a wonderful day.

 

My Overview of Episode 6 of Survivor: Season 35

This past episode of Survivor was full of surprising twists and turns and plotlines leading into the rest of the season and that is always an exciting thing. I dislike watching an episode of Survivor and just by looking at how the editors put the episode together I can figure out which tribe is going to lose and who is most likely going to go home. That wasn’t the case with this episode.

On the blue tribe, everyone was scared of Joe finding an idol. Devan was sticking to Joe like glue but…Joe is tricksy. He managed to get away from him and sure enough, he found a clue to yet another hidden immunity idol. Now, this was early in the episode and so I thought their tribe would end up losing and there would be another showdown at tribal council with Joe the Idol Man.

And then on the red tribe, you have Cole getting on everyone’s, including me, last nerve because he’s always so hungry. Now he did end up passing out so he really wasn’t playing when he said he needed to eat but this was yet another direction the episode could’ve headed towards the end at tribal council.

After the Immunity Challenge, however, the blue and red tribe won and that was surprising considering all of the situations that were being set up throughout the episode. That was an incredible Immunity Challenge by the way. At one point it got so intense towards the end of the challenge I closed my eyes in sheer suspense. That was one of the best challenges I have ever seen.

So anyway, the yellow tribe lost and that meant it was a showdown between Ali and J.P.

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I have to say I was kind of shocked when she got kicked off. I mean I would’ve done the same thing if I was in Ryan and Chrissy’s shoes because is too strong of a strategic player. If she got to the merge she would be a force to be reckoned with. It was mainly stunning because just two tribal councils before the last one she was on top of the world and had complete control. It’s amazing how fast things began to spin out of control for her game. And to think she was only one day away from making it to the merge. That’s a bad way to go.

I’m excited to see what happens next week once everyone merges. Will there be epic showdowns, shocking betrayals, suspenseful immunity challenges, jaw-dropping blindsides? I guess we’ll find out next Wednesday.

I thank you for reading my overview and I hope you have a beautiful day.

The Last Jedi Releases A Surprise TV Spot

So last night I was watching the World Series (congratulations to the Houston Astros by the way) and there was a commercial break. It was a regular commercial break until out of nowhere comes this tv spot of The Last Jedi that seemed like a new trailer because of all its new clips and enticing moments. I was stunned. I had no idea that a special tv spot of The Last Jedi would debut . If you haven’t seen it yet here it is. Enjoy!

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