The Ten Greatest Marvel Action Scenes

Marvel movies are highly based upon the superheroes and their constant struggles to save the world but at the heart of every Marvel movie are the action scenes. From Iron Man to the latest installment, Black Panther, the action scenes have either been superb or sometimes a little lackluster but at the end of the day most of the action scenes have been very, very enjoyable. So, after ten years and eighteen movies what are the ten greatest action scenes of them all? I’m very excited to share them with you and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

10. Spider-Man and the Washington Monument Rescue

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This is a great action scene because it’s the first time Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming had to really become a hero as he saved his school mates from eminent death as they experienced an elevator accident in the Washington Monument. It’s also a visually enticing scene as Spider-Man scales the Monument all the way to the top. The view from the top will give you vertigo, it’s so high. All in all, it’s my favorite action scene of the movie.

9. The Chase Through New York

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Doctor Strange is one of my favorite Marvel movies because it is one of the coolest and riskiest Marvel ideas they brought to the big screen. Doctor Strange is not an easy character to bring to the blockbuster world. His world of realms, magic, and psychedelic visuals could’ve been a huge mistake for Marvel to introduce into their movie timeline but they prevailed by arranging a stellar cast to tell this story and making a highly enjoyable film. And the action scenes, wow, the action scenes were out of this world, sometimes literally. I remember watching this scene in IMAX and simply being blown away. I have watched this movie over a dozen times and I still haven’t seen everything in this part.

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My Ten Favorite Superheroes

Superhero movies have become the staple of blockbusters for the past decade with movies featuring major and not-so-major Marvel and DC Comics characters, taking these heroes straight from the comic books onto the big screen and it has been a very enjoyable experience. Now, with Avengers: Infinity War coming out in nearly a month and more superhero movies (Ant-Man and the Wasp and Aquaman) gracing the big screen later on this year I would like to share with you my ten favorite superheroes. Enjoy!

10. Bucky

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Okay, I didn’t even realize how much I liked Bucky until I saw him in the end-credits scene in Black Panther. I got giddily excited seeing him and that’s saying something. Throughout the films he has been in he has slowly begun to grow on me and now I can honestly say he is one of my favorite superheroes. I can’t wait to see him return in Avengers: Infinity War and I’m beyond ecstatic to see what his new vibranium arm can do.

9. Thor

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I used to not like Thor. In fact, I thought he was kind of lame. He was this pretty-faced, god of thunder with flowing golden locks and a special hammer and he just wasn’t cool to me. Whenever he was around the other Avengers he was always the one I was least interested in. And then there was Thor: Ragnarok and my view of him changed completely.

Not only was he funny but the fact that they gave him a complete, unconventional makeover by cutting his golden mane and ridding him of his hammer was the perfect growth for him. After seeing the film a few times I actually really like him now and I’m so glad about it.

8. Black Widow

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I am SO excited to see Avengers: Infinity War and one of those reasons is because of Black Widow. She’s been on the run since Captain America: Civil War and now that she’s back it’s awesome to see how different she has become. Her signature red hair is now replaced by a blond do-over, she’s got new weapons and a new outfit, but I’m sure she still the same kick-butt hero she was the last time I saw her. Another thing that’s exciting about her return in Avengers: Infinity War is how prominent her role seems to be in the movie. For a long time she was just a sidekick, a pretty face among the rugged male heroes, but now she’s standing alongside Captain America not as a co-star but as a leader in her own right and it’s kind of amazing. And that’s why I can’t wait to see her movie in 2020 because I know for a fact it’s going to be off the chain! 🙂

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The Ten Coolest Vehicles in ‘Star Wars’

So last year I wrote a post highlighting the coolest vehicles in Star Wars but after The Last Jedi it’s time to condense that list and add some new ships to the fray because one thing The Last Jedi definitely had were some amazing vehicles. I’m beyond excited to share with you my new list and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

 

10. Naboo Royal Cruiser

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This is my favorite of the extremely elegant Naboo ships Ms. Amidala had throughout the prequels because it’s just so downright pretty. The beginning of Attack of the Clones has one of my favorite beginnings of all of the Star Wars films mainly because of this ship. Its four motors, the way it descends into the white clouds, it’s simply a gorgeous opening to the movie. Too bad the actual movie wasn’t that great.

9. Dreadnaught

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One of the reasons why The Last Jedi is such a fantastic movie is because of the beginning. The movie literally opened with a space battle, a rather epic one at that, and in the middle of this exciting conflict was the Dreadnaught, a massive Star Destroyer with a pair of giant turbo laser guns bent on obliterating anything and everything. This is such an incredible ship and even though it only appeared in the movie briefly it definitely was cool enough to get on this list.

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Luke Skywalker is the First True Jedi

One of the lines in Star Wars that has always confused me is something that Yoda told Luke once when he was training him on Dagobah in The Empire Strikes Back. Luke wanted to know how he could distinguish the good guys from the bad guys and Yoda said he would know if he was calm and at peace with himself. Then he said: “The Force is used for knowledge and defense. Never for attack.” Now, while this was an interesting idea that the Jedi supposedly believed in they didn’t exactly follow through with that concept with their actions. I mean think about it, for decades the Jedi used violence to try to keep “peace and order” in the galaxy but their ways only begot more war, more enemies, and more suffering. In The Clone Wars Obi-Wan’s old lady friend, Duchess Satine Kryze, confronted him with this truth.

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Duchess Satine was the ruler of the once war-torn world of Mandalore and instead of joining either the Separatists or the Republic she decided to keep her world a neutral zone, for she wanted to keep her world out of the conflict and remain as a peaceful nation. On a diplomatic mission to Coruscant with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker joining her for protection she told Obi-Wan how she felt about the Jedi’s ways.

The Jedi were supposedly the guardians of the galaxy (I’m not trying to actually reference Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.) The inhabitants of the universe looked up to the Jedi Order to save them from the Separatists but the Jedi didn’t even try to achieve peace by fighting war with harmless negotiating. They solved every problem, every crisis, with violence and Satine didn’t believe in that. In her eyes the Jedi were just robed hypocrites using their religion to belittle others and claim dominion over the weak while spouting “wisdom” about the Force and destiny to glorify their violent reasoning to save the galaxy.

The Jedi were so blinded by their own power that they didn’t even sense the ruler of the Republic (who was a Sith lord!) manipulating every event to his own eventual dominion because there was just no way the Jedi could be beaten.

So, long story short, the Jedi were nearly wiped from existence and Yoda and Obi-Wan went into exile, waiting for a new hope to restore order to the galaxy.

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This Is The Funniest Thing I’ve Seen All Day

So I was just checking out starwars.com to see what was new and as I scrolled down the home page I saw this two-minute long video displaying the LEGO version of The Last Jedi. Now, let me give you a brief history of my experience with legos. When I was younger I had a Wii and a few of my favorite games was LEGO The Lord of the Rings (fantastic game by the way,) LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4, and LEGO Star Wars. These games made me love the LEGO version of some of my favorite movies. Then when I got an XBOX One I also ended up getting LEGO The Hobbit and LEGO The Force Awakens, both of which I enjoyed playing immensely. If there just so happened to be a LEGO The Last Jedi I would own it on the first day, that’s how fun and hilarious these games are.

So anyway, like I said before, I saw this two-minute video of the LEGO version of The Last Jedi and I just had to watch it. Check it out:

This is literally one of the funniest things I have ever seen. It’s the entire story of the original trilogy plus The Force Awakens plus The Last Jedi all within two minutes and it’s just absurdly perfect and comedic. I love legos, I loved The Lego Movie when it came out four years ago (I actually own it,) I love seeing these characters I know so well depicted as LEGO toys, and the child narrating the short film only made it funnier.

I love hilarious stuff and you can’t go wrong with legos. I hope this made you laugh as much as it made me laugh and I thank you for reading. Have a beautiful day and May the LEGOs (hee-hee) be with you.

The Five Best Scenes of ‘Rogue One’

When Disney announced that, along with a new trilogy, there would be Star Wars stand-alone films I was undoubtedly skeptical. I love Star Wars and I know there are tons of stories in the universe that hadn’t been told but I wasn’t exactly sure if these Star Wars stories would be enjoyable or not. And then when I found out the first Star Wars story was going to be about the rebels who stole the Death Star plans I was even more unenthusiastic. That was a story I didn’t think needed to be told, a story that I wasn’t very interested in, but I held out hope that LucasFilm knew what they were doing and this was going to be an amazing film. Well, Rogue One ended up becoming an incredible, no, extraordinary movie that took what I thought of Star Wars to a whole other level. Now Solo: A Star Wars Story is coming out in a matter of months and if it’s anything like I think it could be it’s going to blow a lot of minds.

So, today, I’m going to share with you the five scenes from Rogue One that have made this film my second favorite Star Wars movie ever made. Enjoy!

1. The Death Star Test

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The moment when Rogue One hits another gear in the already good movie status is when the Death Star obliterates Jedha. It’s such a horrifically riveting scene as the rebel heroes try to escape the planet before being crushed by mountain sized boulders and buried in the roiling sand and it’s the first time the Death Star was ever tested, making this scene all the more important. I mean, the glee on the Imperials’ faces as they watch the poor city of Jedha eradicated within minutes is slightly terrifying to witness.

The other day I watched Rogue One and something dawned on me. Jyn Erso saved a little girl during the skirmish between Saw’s rebels and the Imperial stormtroopers on Jedha but that girl still ended up dying thanks to the Death Star. That’s a sad realization I discovered and it makes the rebels’ goal to rid the galaxy of the genocidal weapon that much more understandable.

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‘Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle’ Is the Surprise Hit I Wasn’t Expecting

So last December Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle came out I think a week after The Last Jedi and even though it had some pretty stiff competition against the Star Wars it did a very decent job at the box-office, officially making roughly $900 million in its box-office run (*jaw dropped*) which is very impressive indeed. But even though it had such a great run at the movie theaters I wasn’t totally convinced that this movie would be good or not. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a menial score of 76% and the commercials I saw made this film look like something I wouldn’t want to watch. And then in the past week I kept seeing commercials boasting that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was still in theaters and coming out on digital at the same time. That was the moment when I thought to myself, “Maybe this movie is actually good?”

So, yesterday I rented the movie and low and behold it was FANTASTIC! There’s not a lot of times when I watch a comedy and it’s actually really good but this was one of those rare surprises that reminds me why I love movies so much. The story was refreshingly simple; a group of high school students stuck in detention ended up sucked into a game called Jumanji and they had to, of course, finish the game in order to escape and return to their regular lives. In Jumanji, however, they were transformed into the game characters they chose which was absolutely hilarious and led to some very great character interaction that had me laughing non-stop.

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Spencer, the nerd boy, was Dr. Bravestone, a.k.a Dwayne Johnson. The football player, Fridge, was Kevin Hart, a zoologist. The nerd girl was Karen Gillan’s character, the Killer of Men (ha-ha!) And the pretty, popular girl, Bethany, was Jack Black (which was even funnier.) This combo of actors was perfect for the film and they made the movie so enjoyable from beginning to end.

If you’re a gamer (which I am) this movie is even funnier because it really does strike the imagination of what it would be like if you were stuck in a game. And it conveyed to me how much I wouldn’t want to be trapped in a game. Jeez.

To my great surprise there was nothing in the movie that I didn’t enjoy.  I mean this film was laugh-out-loud funny throughout the entire film and the story never let up or got corny. And, I have to admit, I did get a little emotional from this movie as well. I held back the tears because I didn’t want to embarrass myself by crying at Jumanji but it definitely touched my heartstrings at a certain point in the movie.

My Conclusion of the Film

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I’m glad to say this movie got a grip on me on early on into the film and it didn’t let go. It was impeccably written, perfectly cast, the action was exciting, the situations were riveting, the movie was funny, and like I said before, the film definitely plucked at my heartstrings I’d say a couple of times.

I will give this film a 95 out of a 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. While it is one of the better comedies I’ve seen in a long while it definitely isn’t the best movie I’ve ever seen and that’s the only reason why I didn’t give it a 100 or 5 stars. But, if you haven’t seen this movie or you’re a little curious about it like I was I highly recommend that you watch it. It’s the perfect film to watch if you’re bored and you need a light movie to brighten your day.

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

I. Love. MOVIES!