Phase 5 has now officially begun and that means it’s time to see where Quantumania ranks in the MCU. Enjoy!
41. The Incredible Hulk
Who knew that this movie would now be one of the most important early films in the MCU? I’ve got to watch it again so I know who The Leader is by the time of Captain America: New World Order.
Thor has its moments but overall it’s pretty subpar.
39. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Decent, not great.
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If you’ve been following my blog or my Twitter page recently you will know that I LOVE Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. I was already excited about the movie but when I actually sat in my local IMAX theater and watched it I was blown away by its profound storytelling and awe-inspiring moments. Shuri commanded the screen as the film’s lead and Namor pierced my heart with his searing performance, instantly joining my personal pantheon of favorite Marvel characters.
The movie, now having received five Academy Award nominations including Best Supporting Actress for Angela Basset, is filled with layers upon layers of details that make the film all the more rewarding. But a striking detail that I actually discovered several months ago but have only now decided to share is the fascinating parallels between T’Challa and Shuri’s journeys as the Black Panther. Let’s dive deeper.
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When I watched this movie four months ago I was blown away by how powerful this film was. I already liked Black Panther but its sequel feels like a masterpiece in comparison.
I’ve now watched this movie twice in two days once it dropped on Disney+ and that’s because it is beyond outstanding. From the costume design to the action sequences, from the characters to the profoundly moving story, all the way to the fact that this is, in part, a dedication to a real man who died unexpectedly: Chadwick Boseman. The fact that Ryan Coogler was able to deliver an origin story for Namor, an origin story for Shuri’s Black Panther, and still allow it to be a tale about grief in the waking of Boseman’s passing is astounding.
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It’s very hard for actors to be taken seriously in blockbusters but Angela Bassett’s incredible portrayal of Queen Ramonda in Wakanda Forever was an exception. She has now become the first actor to be nominated for an Academy Award in a Marvel movie which is beyond exciting. The Black Panther franchise is still the template of the superhero genre at its finest. Ryan Coogler not only beat the sequel curse, but he also showed that his stories truly are, pun intended, marvel-ous.
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2022 has been an exciting year if you’re a cinema lover. There have been some disappointments along the way but for the most part, moviemakers have brought their A-game, delivering flicks with a simple promise that should be the basis of all films; entertainment. Movies like Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar, and RRR reminded us of the majesty of cinema, providing experiences audiences will never forget, while other movies like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, All Quiet on the Western Front, and Everything Everywhere All at Once hit viewers in their emotional cores, reminding us of the power of a great, shockingly human story.
I’ve seen a lot of movies this year. making this the longest year-in-review movie list I’ve ever had to rank, so with no further delay, let’s get to this list.
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Two weeks ago I watched Black Panther: Wakanda Forever for the first time and like four years ago with Black Panther, I was overcome with emotion by the power of seeing so many beautiful, smart, and powerful POC on the big screen. This time, the movie was laced with a new emotion though, grief. Grief and vengeance are at the heart of this movie in a way that could’ve easily felt overwhelming or mishandled. Instead, what transpires is a superhero epic that at times feels grander than most superhero movies.
Every action scene feels a little longer and a bit more visceral, especially compared to Black Panther. Every section of dialogue feels important and interesting, And the music in this superhero film is the best I’ve heard in any superhero movie ever. It’s astoundingly good.
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