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How Large Will Janet van Dyne’s Role Be in ‘Avengers 4’?

Ant-Man and the Wasp seems like a film with a story that’s very reserved in its own place and time and doesn’t have anything to do with the outside world but in actuality, Ant-Man and the Wasp may be much more important than it seems to be. In the film, we get a deeper look into the quantum realm where Janet van Dyne had resided for thirty years. In that time she was able to absorb the realm’s power and now she’s able to use those secrets in the world to aid others. But is that power part of the key to stopping Thanos in Avengers 4?

It’s common knowledge that those who were turned to dust in Infinity War will be resurrected which means Janet van Dyne will return. During those years in the quantum realm, she became powerful and that might mean that she’ll be one of the most important players in the film.

Of course, her screen time will probably be menial but I can’t wait to see what role she’ll specifically play in Avengers 4.

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Who Won The Summer?

The season of summer isn’t officially over yet but the exciting blockbuster season has unfortunately passed. And wasn’t this quite the summer? We had two Marvel movies, a Star Wars film, another terrifying Jurassic flick, the return of a Pixar classic, and a thrilling Mission: Impossible movie. This was quite the busy blockbuster season and so today I’m going to share with you my ranking of these films from worst to best. Enjoy!

6. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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When I saw Jurassic Park for the first time five years ago I didn’t realize how incredible it was going to be. Since then I’ve become a Jurassic fan. I’ve seen every film, I’ve watched Jurassic Park a number of times, I’ve grown to enjoy Jurassic World at home, and I actually like Jurassic Park: The Lost World.

When it was announced that Jurassic World would be getting a sequel I couldn’t wait to see what it would be about. The first film in this new trilogy seemed pretty enjoyable so there was no way the sequel could be that bad. Wrong!

I walked away from that film utterly disappointed for a number of reasons.

  1. Every scene in the movie was something I had seen in a commercial or trailer so I knew what was going to happen.
  2. The story wasn’t enticing at all. Seeing Chris Pratt and Bryce-Dallas Howard trapped in a mansion overrun with dinosaurs is not as exciting as it sounds.
  3. There weren’t any stakes. I’m still waiting to see a Jurassic film that has some serious stakes connected to it. And even with the dinosaurs ( MAJOR SPOILER ALERT AHEAD!) getting released onto the North American continent at the end the movie it still didn’t feel dire in the slightest.

Who knows. Maybe the final film in the trilogy will be the best Jurassic movie ever made but it is clearly my least favorite blockbuster this year.

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Ranking the Marvel Trailers From Worst to Best; Part 1

There have been twenty movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far but at one time all we knew of these films were their exciting or somewhat disappointing trailers. Trailers tell you everything about a movie’s quality and that’s why I’m ranking them. But because there are, well, twenty trailers to rank I’m breaking it up into a two-day series. Enjoy!

20. The Incredible Hulk

Like The Incredible Hulk this is clearly the worst trailer of them all. Maybe I’m being a little biased because I know the movie isn’t that good but still, it’s kind of lame. It could’ve been a good movie but unfortunately it isn’t.

19. Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger is a boring origin story, pure and simple. The story is well told but the movie is poorly made. In the hands of the Russo Brothers it might have been a completely different film but in those days Marvel hadn’t entirely gotten their footing yet. It definitely is #19 in my opinion.

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It’s Fact: Marvel Movies Are Better With Compelling Villains

Yesterday evening I watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier after not having seen it in months. I enjoyed it thoroughly of course, for it’s one of Marvel’s greatest installments in the franchise, but as I watched it I realized something. For a while now I have presented the argument that a movie can’t truly be incredible and memorable without a great villain. Take The Dark Knight for example. Many people herald it as the greatest superhero ever made not because of Batman (even though he was clearly awesome) but mainly because we remember The Joker.

Heath Ledger took the iconic Batman villain to the next level, making us believe in the cynical plans he constantly concocted and shaking us with his dark jokes about how he got his scars just before killing someone. He was, at many times, smarter than Batman and he made for a compelling antagonist that took the movie to a whole other level.

Marvel has started to figure that out over the years. Villains are Marvel’s one blaring flaw. Their constant obstacle that has become a suspected hindrance to the franchise. But of late they have tried to change that narrative by incorporating villains that are actually memorable and worth caring about in the past few years. And that’s where I come to the point of this post.

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The Ten Most Kid-Friendly Marvel Movies

Marvel has become a wonderful franchise that people of all ages can enjoy. Some Marvel films are catered to an older audience while others may appeal to younger fans. But which of these movies are the most kid-friendly of the bunch? That’s what I’m here to share with you. Enjoy! (And I’m not ranking these movies by the way.)

Ant-Man

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As someone who’s a little older Ant-Man can be a little cheesy at times but younger children will have a blast watching this film. There isn’t a lot of profanity, the violence is contained and not that graphic, and it’s a fun film filled with a lot of humor. Children will quickly fall in love with Ant-Man after seeing this movie.

 Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Like Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun movie that caters heavily toward children. It isn’t dark and gloomy like some of the other Marvel films and it isn’t filled with a whole bunch of profanity. It’s simply a fun movie that’ll have your kids bouncing in their seat with joy.

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Ant-Man or the Wasp: Who’s Your Favorite?

Ant-Man and the Wasp is the latest superhero movie to arrive in theaters and with Marvel releasing a new tag team duo with Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp what is there not to love? But which of the two heroes may be your favorite? Well, that’s what I’m here to ask you all on this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Enjoy.

Ant-Man

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Ant-Man is awesome because he’s a regular dude who just so happened to become Ant-Man and it’s truly what makes him so lovable. He’s all of us and so when he does things like becomes Giant-Man or helps save the world he doesn’t handle it in a way that maybe Captain America would. He’s just as shocked at his abilities as we are and that’s why he’s such a fantastic hero.

We have seen his ups and downs (literally) but he has managed to prevail over every obstacle because he is a hero worthy of being an Avenger. And he’s hilarious too. I’m a definite Ant-Man fan. 🙂

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Is Ghost A Forgettable or Remarkable Character?

Ant-Man and the Wasp introduced us to a new female villain in the form of Ava/Ghost. She hounded the heroes left and right and caused them quite a deal of trouble throughout the film but at the end of the day she was of course defeated (like all Marvel villains, besides Thanos, are.) Her quest in the context of the movie was actually rather valiant and palpable, as she was trying to use Hank Pym’s quantum technology to save herself from death. It showed that once again Marvel was willing to make an antagonist with a comprehensible mission and storyline rather than creating a villain that was the typical I’m-going-to-take-over-the-world antagonist. I liked that. But was she a remarkable and memorable character like Erik Killmonger or was she as forgettable as say, Yellow Jacket?

Major Spoilers Ahead!

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