I’ve seen a whole bunch of GREAT movies in my time but there’s nothing more memorable than an awesome ending. A movie can be really good but if the ending is sub par then the movie ends up being sub par. So, I’m here to share with you the ten movie endings that have utterly rocked my world, in fascinating, thrilling, and sometimes chilling ways. Enjoy!
(And this isn’t a ranking.) 🙂
The Empire Strikes Back
The Empire Strikes Back is easily one of the greatest Star Wars movies (and sci-fi films) ever made. Every time I watch it I am simply awed by the fact that it came out in 1980 because it is still, to this day, one of the best renditions of special effects ever created in a movie. From the asteroid field chase to the Cloud City sequence this movie is filled with incredible moments but the ending of the film is literally the cherry on the sundae.
The movie is already really, really good but the ending is simply magical for me. It has made me cry, covered me in super goosebumps, and just taken my imagination to other places. It’s definitely one of my favorite endings.
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Infinity War ended with quite a shocking conclusion as Thanos managed to obtain all six Infinity Stones and wipe out half of the universe (emphasis on half of the universe.) I was of course shocked to see some of my favorite heroes turn into brown ash such as Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Black Panther, etc. but recently I’ve begun to wonder who else may have been wiped from existence after the terrible event. So, I’m going to share with you all of the other characters that might have disappeared as well. Enjoy!
Wong made a brief appearance in Infinity War where he fought alongside Iron Man and Doctor Strange against two of Thanos’s children. He, of course, survived that encounter but can we be sure that he survived the snap? Nothing is certain.
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For a long while I couldn’t figure out which moments in Avengers: Infinity War I loved the most because there are so many incredibly AWESOME parts in this movie that it’s hard to decide. But after seeing this film over ten times now I feel that I finally have distinguished the moments that make the happiest in this superb superhero flick. So, of course, I’m here to share them with you. Enjoy!
1. Iron Man vs. Thanos
Tony Stark has feared the arrival of Thanos for years. He’s gone through PTSD after the Battle of New York, he made Ultron because he wanted to create a defense mechanism that would help protect the world from Thanos’s eventual arrival, and finally, in Infinity War, these two characters that have known of each other from across the cosmos have themselves a one-on-one duel. It’s awesome!
Iron Man gets in quite a few licks with that incredible nanotech suit of his but at the end of the day Thanos is truly the most powerful villain in the universe and that becomes quickly obvious as he defeats Tony. This scene makes me so happy every time I watch it because to see these two goliaths on opposite sides fight each other is pretty cool indeed.
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After recently owning Avengers: Infinity War I decided to have a Marvel marathon, starting with The Avengers. It was kind of fascinating seeing the movies literally evolve and get better over the course of the years and it was so awesome in fact that I want to share my experience with you. Enjoy!
2012: The Avengers
When The Avengers came out six years ago I remember being blown away by how awesome the movie was. The fact that it brought all of these heroes together in such a cohesive way was marveling. Now when I watch it I get nostalgic seeing the beginning of these characters’ relationships and their involvement in this franchise. Iron Man, at that time, was the only character to have two solo movies but everyone else was just finding their footing.
The Battle of New York is still a blast to watch even after all of these years and it’s great movie.
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Throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ten year run there have been several directors and writers who have brought these movies and characters to life. The Russo Brothers first Marvel movie debut was Captain America: The Winter Soldier where they displayed a great sense of understanding the character of Captain America and creating a superhero movie on a lesser scale than some of the other Marvel films that had been made at the time.
Only until recently The Winter Soldier was my favorite film because of its more personal storyline and its impactful significance to the overall plot of the MCU. Since The Winter Soldier, however, they have made two other films (Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War) that are clearly some of the greatest superhero movies ever made. But what makes these three movies so perfectly composed and entertaining? Well, it’s simple. The Russo Brothers like cliffhangers.
For example; let’s look at the endings of these three movies.
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It’s Day 2 of my Ranking the Marvel Trailers from Worst to Best series and I’m so excited to share with you the top ten trailers. Enjoy!
(If you missed it the first part to this series is linked here.)
10. Iron Man 2
Whoa, this is a good trailer. It shows plenty of exciting money shots without giving the viewer any idea of what the movie is about. It’s kind of amazing. And Whiplash actually presents a legitimate threat in this trailer. I like it.
9. Captain America: Civil War
I remember seeing this trailer and being a tad bit horrified. Seeing these heroes that had grown to be friends fighting each other is kind of mortifying. I’m glad the movie ended up being even better than this trailer because that shows how good it is.
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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.
Continue reading It’s Fact: Marvel Movies Are Better With Compelling Villains