When I think of epic movies that never disappoint I think about Marvel superhero films and Star Wars flicks (both companies of which are owned by Disney) and these franchises basically own the pockets of most moviegoers, because we as movie fans have come to expect a whole bunch of fun with a film that has Marvel or Star Wars plastered all over it. In the past couple of months my movie happiness has been obtained by Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars’ second standalone film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. After watching Infinity War I honestly began to question my love for the Star Wars franchise. Marvel Studios has become a movie franchise powerhouse and has constantly cranked out highly enjoyable superhero films for years while Star Wars has made fantastic movies as well but haven’t landed on a concrete formula that moviegoers around the world can enjoy. And then I watched Solo last week and my mind was utterly blown.
Usually when a film bombs box office wise that particular movie is terrible but Solo was the exact opposite. It was the definition of fun from beginning to end and honestly, I’m still reeling at how good the movie was. So here’s the question; Infinity War or Solo, which movie did I feel was better? That’s what I’m here to answer for all of you curious readers and I hope you enjoy.
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Avengers: Infinity War is the highest grossing film of the year so far and just recently joined an exclusive movie club as it has become the fourth film in cinema history to surpass $2 billion dollars. And that’s not a surprising fact. Avengers: Infinity War was a film eighteen previous movies had been building to and it delivered on almost every level of sheer enjoyment that we expected from a film that was supposedly the culmination of ten years of work. The only criticism the movie managed to garner from both critics and casual moviegoers was that the tragic ending of the film, as shocking as it may be, was destined to be reversed. I mean, Marvel wouldn’t possibly dare to kill off some of their biggest players…would they? In a recent interview from the Russo Brothers they might’ve just confirmed the unthinkable as they have stated that we should take the deaths of those disintegrated by Thanos’s infamous finger snap seriously. Here’s a following quote from them.
“I think it’s important to remember anything is possible in the MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe]. Just because there’s a sequel on the books doesn’t mean… people become accustomed to time moving linearly in the MCU. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There’s a lot of very inventive ways of where the story can go from here.”
So basically they are kind of hinting at the idea that both Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 and the Black Panther sequel are actually prequels that happen prior to Avengers: Infinity War, which actually makes a lot of sense if you think about the time frame both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther sat in. Each film’s story happened shortly thereafter Captain America: Civil War and so that means nearly two years went by before the galactic ending events of Infinity War. It makes sense that both Spider-Man and King T’Challa would have more adventures within that large stretch of time.
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Since the Tesseract appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger it’s been a slow culmination of the six infamous Infinity Stones that Thanos has been secretly waiting to get in the past seven years and now that they have all been found…and used *wince* I couldn’t help but ask myself which of the Infinity Stones was my personal favorite? Well, as you can see from the picture for this post, my favorite stone is the Time Stone, and for good reason.
First of all, it appeared in one of my favorite MCU films, Doctor Strange, and so that was a nice surprise.
Secondly, the Eye of Agamotto is such an amazing relic. It’s actually, besides Doctor Strange’s cape and Thor’s new axe, Stormbreaker, my favorite item in the MCU. I love its ancient look. I love that it is truly shaped like an eye and when it is opened the bright emerald green glow of the gem within its confines is just brilliant to look at.
Three, it can turn back time! How awesome is that? If I had the ability to turn back time I would probably go back and watch The Force Awakens in the movie theaters another five times. 🙂
The Time Stone is such a powerful stone that it ended up becoming the most important asset in Thanos’s quest for galactic cleansing, for when Scarlet Witch destroyed the Mind Stone (and Vision along with it) all he had to do was turn back the clock and retrieve the stone for himself (which was horrible by the way.) If that doesn’t prove that the Time Stone is undoubtedly the most powerful of the incredible gems then I don’t know what to say. Now we haven’t seen the Soul Stone in action yet. Maybe it can be used to bring people back to life, which would then probably make it actually the most powerful stone in Thanos’s collection but until I see it resurrect Thanos for a Round 2 of fighting or something outlandish like that then the Time Stone will remain as my favorite.
Which stone is your favorite? Feel free to join in on the conversation in the comments below. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.
This week has passed and that means it’s time for another weekly Who’s Your segment. Last week I asked you all who was your favorite classic Star Wars character and this week I’m excited to see which Marvel villain is the one you happen to enjoy the most. Here are all of the villains.
Ronan the Accuser
Ronan was a slightly corny villain but that’s what made him so perfect for Guardians of the Galaxy. He was still a worthy adversary though as he nearly destroyed Xandar and was able to wield the might of the Power Stone. Thankfully the Guardians were more powerful than him though. 🙂
General “Thunderbolt” Ross
The anti-Hulk, that could’ve made for a very compelling and intimidating villain. While I don’t remember The Incredible Hulk very well I do remember this villain because he definitely was scary looking. Too bad the movie wasn’t better. *shrug*
Malekith definitely wasn’t anywhere near the most compelling MCU villain but he did provide Thor and Loki plenty of anguish as he managed to kill off Thor’s mother.
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One of my favorite things about movies are the eventual conclusions a film’s story is unknowingly leading to. Some films have predictable endings that you can see coming from a mile away while the best movies leave you on the edge of your seat all the way until the end and then rewards you with a shocking climax that you won’t soon forget. While the MCU at first installed only mediocre entries into their franchise their films of late have been downright phenomenal. True masterworks of storytelling and climax building. But which Marvel movies have the best ending? That’s what I’m excited to share with you. Enjoy!
10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of my favorite Marvel films because it’s entertaining through and through and this ending was just exciting to see. The thought of Captain America and Falcon trying to find Bucky after he just went “good” was an exciting prospect and an interesting story lead into Civil War.
9. Guardians of the Galaxy
After the surprising delight of Guardians of the Galaxy the fun ending of the film with Peter Quill and co. deciding what their next objective was going to be is just the perfect climax to their adventure. They’ve just saved the galaxy, yes, but at heart they are still a bunch of misfits just wanting to have a bit of fun. Seeing the Milano fly off into space with the Jackson Five’s “ABC” playing is just 100% movie magic.
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Disney has made me SOOO happy over the past few years with their mega-franchises, Star Wars and Marvel. Marvel has slowly but gradually become more and more entertaining over the years and Star Wars, well, Star Wars is the best. One thing Star Wars always had better than Marvel however were the villains. Marvel’s villain conundrum was the franchise’s main setback and made the films a little boring to watch because at the end of the day I knew, somehow, with every film that the heroes were going to win. Now, Marvel crafted a perfect formula at shaking things up and keeping the films fun and interesting but that’s exactly what it was; a formula that was never shaken or eradicated.
Star Wars on the other hand truly allows creative freedom to the movies’ individual creators and that was almost to a fault, for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi were so different from each other that a lot of people rebuked the new direction the current Star Wars trilogy had headed and that slightly hurt the franchise.
With Avengers: Infinity War that formula was flipped on its head as the MCU finally created a villain that not only was compelling and memorable but so powerful that the heroes, no matter what they did, couldn’t defeat him! It was honestly one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. Thanos was basically a ridiculously difficult endgame boss brought to the big screen. Um…awesome!
And then The Last Jedi helped elevate Kylo Ren to a level where he wasn’t looked at as just a villain but as an individual who had just as much of a compelling storyline as Rey which isn’t usually seen in movies. At the end of The Force Awakens I despised Kylo Ren with all my being but by the end of The Last Jedi he was my favorite character of the current trilogy and that is a huge transition achieved by fantastic storytelling on Rian Johnson’s part. So…which villain is greater? Well, I’m going to base this analysis off of five criteria; design, villainy, storyline, victories, and music. I hope you enjoy. 🙂
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Over the last ten years there have been an abundance of Marvel superheroes brought to the big screen and each of these heroes have their own specific strengths and weaknesses. After Avengers: Infinity War it became kind of obvious which heroes were more powerful than others in some really fantastic ways and I’m here to provide you who I think are the ten strongest Avengers. Enjoy!
I didn’t realize how incredible of a fighter Gamora was until she fought Thanos in Infinity War and “killed” him within seconds. I was totally stunned. For two movies straight she was treated as just a sidekick who was an important asset to the Guardians team but not as strong as Star-Lord. It took until Infinity War for her true strengths to shine and that is a shame but when she did shine it was truly awesome. And that’s why I have her on this list.
A superhero who has the strength of an ant and can supersize himself into a giant! is a pretty extraordinary hero and while we didn’t get to see him fully utilize those abilities against Thanos the first time around I’m sure he’ll become an important asset in Avengers 4.
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