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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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The Ten Greatest Marvel Action Scenes

Marvel movies are highly based upon the superheroes and their constant struggles to save the world but at the heart of every Marvel movie are the action scenes. From Iron Man to the latest installment, Black Panther, the action scenes have either been superb or sometimes a little lackluster but at the end of the day most of the action scenes have been very, very enjoyable. So, after ten years and eighteen movies what are the ten greatest action scenes of them all? I’m very excited to share them with you and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

10. Spider-Man and the Washington Monument Rescue

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This is a great action scene because it’s the first time Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming had to really become a hero as he saved his school mates from eminent death as they experienced an elevator accident in the Washington Monument. It’s also a visually enticing scene as Spider-Man scales the Monument all the way to the top. The view from the top will give you vertigo, it’s so high. All in all, it’s my favorite action scene of the movie.

9. The Chase Through New York

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Doctor Strange is one of my favorite Marvel movies because it is one of the coolest and riskiest Marvel ideas they brought to the big screen. Doctor Strange is not an easy character to bring to the blockbuster world. His world of realms, magic, and psychedelic visuals could’ve been a huge mistake for Marvel to introduce into their movie timeline but they prevailed by arranging a stellar cast to tell this story and making a highly enjoyable film. And the action scenes, wow, the action scenes were out of this world, sometimes literally. I remember watching this scene in IMAX and simply being blown away. I have watched this movie over a dozen times and I still haven’t seen everything in this part.

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Ranking the Ten Best Movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

With the arrival of Black Panther a couple of days ago there are now 18! Marvel movies that have come out in the last decade. Not only is that amazing but the majority of the films are actually really enjoyable. Marvel has become a franchise juggernaut. In fact, they’re starting to make Star Wars look kind of weak in comparison when you think about how many more films they have compared to the science-fiction franchise (but Star Wars is still the best, in my opinion, so far.) So today, since I have now officially seen the groundbreaking superhero film, Black Panther, I want to share with you where I rank it among nine of its other predecessors. Enjoy!

10. Ant-Man

Three years ago Ant-Man debuted and while it definitely wasn’t one of the best Marvel movies I’ve ever seen it is a fun film to watch. Scott Lang brings the laughs, Hope van Dyne is an awesome heroine, and the movie is entertaining. Now is it anywhere close to the quality of the nine other films ahead of it, no, but against the eight movies behind it I happen to like this film more.

9. The Avengers

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I still remember when I saw The Avengers for the first time. It completely changed my view on what a superhero movie could be. I mean seeing six superheroes fighting together to save the world was really amazing and it immediately turned me into a Marvel fan. Now I saw this movie the other day and I was laughing at how lame it was. In 2012 this movie was the best you could get from Marvel but now after there being so many movies that are light years better than The Avengers it just looks old. And there’s nothing particularly wrong with that. In fact, it makes me happy to see that it’s so ancient. That means the Marvel films have gotten much better since then and that’s always a good thing.

8. Avengers: Age of Ultron

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While The Avengers is a better made movie than its sequel I happen to like this movie a lot more simply because the original Avengers’ stories are much more developed and the addition of Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Quicksilver makes the movie that much more enjoyable.

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The Top Ten Scenes in Marvel

In the past ten years Marvel Studios has presented seventeen! movies, all with their own style, own stories, and there have been countless incredible scenes between them all. Today I’m going to share with you my ten favorite scenes that have come from the movies that have spanned nearly half my lifetime. Enjoy!

10. Vision Comes To Life (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

Paul Bettany and Chris Evans in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn’t one of the best Marvel movies but it had one of the greatest surprises for me; Vision. One of my favorite things in a movie is a surprise you don’t see coming and I definitely didn’t see this coming. I remember watching the movie and as Thor electrified the case holding Ultron’s experiment robot with lightning he was residing in I was waiting to see what would happen. When Vision popped out of that container not as a villain but rather as an ally I was shocked.

And then…he grabbed Thor’s hammer and handed it to him! Mind blown! I was utterly stunned. Who was this remarkably powerful superhero that I had no idea about? And he had Jarvis’s voice! It was profoundly one of the greatest surprises I have ever seen in a movie and it’s why this is one of my favorite scenes.

9. The Chase Scene (Captain America: Civil War)

One of the reasons why this is my favorite scene is because it’s the first time we get to see Black Panther in action. I mean the scene was already enjoyable because it was a car chase (I love car chase scenes) but add the element of Black Panther and it really becomes special.

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The Ten Best Scenes in Marvel

Over nine glorious years Marvel Studios have accumulated seventeen films and counting and the amazing thing is most of them are pretty good. Last week I wrote a post about my five favorite scenes in Star Wars and after an Avengers: Infinity War teaser debuted last Wednesday it got me thinking, “What are my favorite scenes out of all of the Marvel films so far”? Well, I’m about to share with you the ten scenes that have really made me love Marvel’s fantastic superhero flicks. Enjoy!

10. When Thor, Bruce Banner, and Valkyrie Escape Sakaar

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Thor: Ragnarok was one of the best Marvel films made so far and my favorite part of the film was when Thor and co. had to escape Sakaar. First, it was fabulous seeing Valkyrie in action. She could fly a ship pretty well but when she decided to take on their attackers with her bare hands the action scene became just that much better. And then when Thor joined her they became the ultimate Asgardian duo. It plastered a smile on my face and became one of my favorite scenes in Marvel.

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