A New Trailer for ‘Incredibles 2’ Has Arrived and It’s Actually Kind of Awesome

I’m a HUGE fan of The Incredibles. I mean, as a child I used to watch The Incredibles nearly every single day and it just brought me SO much joy that no other animated film had ever provided me. It was, and still is, one of the best superhero movies I have ever seen but its ending practically begged for a sequel that, unfortunately, never came. As the years went by and I got older the hope for an Incredibles sequel continued to dwindle and after a while I began to accept the fact that there would never be another Incredibles film.

Then Disney finally decided to revive the incredible (see what I did there? :)) franchise and bring out a sequel fourteen years since it debuted back in 2004 and even though I’ll be twenty this year I couldn’t be more excited. Just hearing the classic Incredibles music again brings back all of those memories of me sitting with my younger sister in front of my television getting chills and watching this fascinating animated superhero flick that was perfectly constructed from beginning to end. So, on that note, an official trailer for the sequel premiered this past weekend and I’m excited to share it with you. Enjoy!

I have to admit, I didn’t like the teaser that much but this trailer is actually pretty good. It’s emitting that special thing that The Incredibles had but now the story is switched around as Mr. Incredible has to become a stay-at-home dad, which is hilarious looking already by the way, and Elastigirl has to go save the world and bring superheroes back into the spotlight. I loved all of the family interaction in the trailer, I loved seeing that Frozone will probably play a bigger role in the movie this time around, I highly enjoyed the humor in the trailer, and I loved seeing that there will undoubtedly be plenty of action in the film. I have a very good feeling about this movie now. And the most exciting moment, for me, from the trailer was seeing the new villain, Screenslaver.

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He actually looks kind of scary which is perfect because that’s how an Incredibles villain is supposed to be. What made The Incredibles so awesome was the fact that the antagonist was actually a worthy opponent. He wasn’t easy to defeat and he brought a lot of trouble to the Incredibles. The fact that they showed this new villain, Screenslaver, at the very end of the trailer shows that there’s a lot more to this movie than meets the eye. Yay! Wow, am I starting to legitimately get excited for this movie? I think I am.

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Cassian Andor and Bodhi Rook Are the True Heroes of ‘Rogue One’

I just recently watched Rogue One after not having seen it for quite some time and it. Was. AMAZING!!!! My focus has been on The Last Jedi for the past few weeks and for a little while I thought The Last Jedi was the best Star Wars movie ever made but the more I watch it the more flaws I’ve seen and it’s slightly began to deteriorate in quality. Rogue One has not gotten less enjoyable over the years, in fact, it’s only gotten better and it’s hands down the best Star Wars movie, in my opinion. The whole movie, from beginning to end, is absolutely incredible and I’m just so glad it exists in the Star Wars universe. But as I watched it the last time I realized something that I hadn’t really noticed before and that is the fascinating stories of Cassian and Bodhi throughout the film.

Jyn is the face of Rogue One. She is what the whole movie is wrapped around and she’s the central character to the story but, when you really look at the film, she’s not the hero of the movie. She’s one of the heroes who helped begin a destructive chain in defeating the Empire but the rebels didn’t succeed in getting the Death Star plans because of her exactly. It was the heroic acts of Cassian Andor and Bodhi Rook who made that possible. And so, in this post, I’m going to relay to you why they are the true heroes of Rogue One.

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.

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General Hux: The Reason Why He’s Better in ‘The Last Jedi’ than ‘The Force Awakens’

One of the smaller and less important characters in The Force Awakens was General Hux. He was supposedly the next Tarkin of this new Star Wars trilogy of but he just didn’t emit that stern, cold persona that Tarkin possessed so easily. In fact, when I first saw Hux in The Force Awakens I didn’t take him very seriously at first. He was awfully young looking to be a general first of all, he tried to adopt a mean looking face but he couldn’t really pull it off that well, and he just seemed too animated to me.

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I honestly didn’t take him seriously until this disturbing Nazi-inspired speech and gathering that transpired halfway through the film. I distinctly remember sitting in that theater actually quietly chuckling as Hux spat hate towards the Republic and spoke of their imminent fall because he looked so silly. And then when they actually destroyed Hosnian Prime and its surrounding systems (I just recently discovered it wasn’t Coruscant that they blew up…yay) that’s when I realized he wasn’t a joke after all. He was just an angrier-than-usual General of the First Order who wanted to see everything good (the Republic and the Resistance) go up in flames. After that there wasn’t much more from General Hux because he was such a minor character in the movie. Fast forward to The Last Jedi and he’s finally obtained more of a role but it’s not the way I would’ve imagined.

Rian Johnson understood that General Hux wasn’t a Tarkin type. In fact, he saw Hux in a funnier sense, like I did, and so he utilized that slightly comedic aspect of the red-haired officer and made General Hux funny in The Last Jedi. And while it, at first, was a startling contrast to his role in the previous film I have to grown to legitimately enjoy his character because of that change.

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Hux is a serious guy, there’s no doubt about that, but I loved his sarcastic attitude throughout the movie. It made him much more interesting and memorable and I think it really elevated Hux’s character. And who doesn’t love seeing Hux getting himself into trouble with both Snoke and Kylo Ren throughout the movie? Ha-ha, absolutely hilarious.

I enjoyed Hux in The Last Jedi so much that I’m honestly hoping he returns in Episode IX for some more sarcastic remarks.

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The Evolution of Star-Lord

Star-Lord is the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy and for the most part, he’s pretty cool. He’s funny, he’s heroic when he needs to be, and he has partaken quite the journey through his two films. I am beyond excited to see him interacting with the other Avengers in Infinity War and I can’t wait to see this movie! So, let’s look at his evolution through the two movies he’s appeared in so far.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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When we first meet Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy he was galactic scum. He was a thief, a liar, a cheat, a womanizer, a criminal, and he just overall wasn’t a great guy. But as the movie continued on he eventually realized that maybe he was something more than just a Ravager. Ravagers are heartless criminals in the galaxy but Peter Quill wasn’t exactly that.

When Gamora nearly died he risked his life and his freedom to save her. When the world, Xandar, was in imminent danger of being wiped out by Ronan the Accuser did he run to the other side of the galaxy and hide like a coward? No. He decided to fight against the odds and try to save the Xandarians. He sounds like quite the hero if you ask me.

And the fact that he wasn’t afraid to grab the Power Stone when it was unveiled from Ronan’s weapon even though it was very likely that he would die shows how much of a hero he truly is. He, with his friends, saved the galaxy and even though he was scum at the beginning of the movie he was an incredible savior of the galaxy by the end and that’s pretty awesome. Oh, and he was a leader too. So he really did live up to his superhero identity, Star-Lord, after all. 🙂

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was heavily centered around Star-Lord as James Gunn introduced his father to the equation of his story. Peter was faced with an emotional obstacle as he had to discover who he was and what his place was in the galaxy. He obtained a caring father who was ready to finally be the parent that Quill had been wanting for years and then lost him nearly as soon as he got him when he discovered that his father, Ego, had been the one to kill his mother. Can you imagine how terrible that was for him? He just found his real biological father but then had to find out that his dad was this galactic maniac within maybe a couple of days of knowing him. That’s a pretty messed up situation.

So, he had to become a galactic hero again as he had to save the galaxy from the disturbing plan of his father and even though he had to destroy his other parent he learned that he had a family in his friends anyway so it didn’t even matter.

The loss of Yondu really affected him at the end of the movie, for the Ravager mogul was really his true father throughout his life. In losing Yondu his relationship with his friends will surely tighten even deeper and the next time we see the Guardians of the Galaxy they’re going to be a tighter galaxy saving unit.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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And so now Star-Lord will finally return in Infinity War and I can’t wait to see his interactions with other humans of Earth. For his entire life, he has lived with aliens and humans from other planets and so to finally see him with other people from Earth will be really interesting.

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The Evolution of Falcon

One of the reasons Captain America: The Winter Soldier is my favorite Marvel film is because it introduced Falcon to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sam Wilson a.k.a Falcon is so ridiculously cool. He was a great dude, his superhero identity was downright amazing, and every time he has appeared in a Marvel movie I get so happy. So, today on the two week mark until Avengers: Infinity War I’m celebrating his evolution since his debut four years ago. Enjoy!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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Before I saw these Marvel films I didn’t know anything about these superheroes. In fact, the only Marvel superhero I knew was Spider-Man so when Sam Wilson appeared in The Winter Soldier I didn’t know who he was or the fact that he was going to become a superhero. I just thought he was this ex-soldier who managed to befriend Captain America. So imagine my surprise when I found out he was Falcon, this super cool superhero. It was such an AWESOME surprise and it really made the film that much more enjoyable. And I’m so glad Sam’s involvement only increased.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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Falcon barely made more than a cameo appearance in Age of Ultron but it was a worthy cameo, as he got a bit of fun interaction early in the movie with Captain America and then, at the end of the film, he was officially inducted as an Avenger. How incredible is that? But the surprise was the fact that his Falcon suit was transformed for the better in every aspect. The color scheme, the outfit, Falcon truly looked like an Avenger and that was so exciting.

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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.

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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.

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