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Heimdall Is The Unsung Hero of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

I still haven’t gotten over the fact that Avengers: Infinity War was such an amazing movie. After my most recent viewing I realized something that was rather obvious but I didn’t think of until now. If it weren’t for Heimdall sending Hulk to Doctor Strange things would’ve been a LOT worse.

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Tony Stark would’ve been hanging out with Pepper completely oblivious to the fact that Thanos would be arriving to end life as he knew it.

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Bruce Banner wouldn’t have called Captain America which means he and his friends wouldn’t have saved Vision and Wanda from the Thanos’s minions which means that Wanda Maximoff would’ve probably perished and Vision’s stone would’ve been taken then.

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And Doctor Strange would’ve still been captured by The Maw but he wouldn’t have had Iron Man and Spider-Man to rescue him which means…well, it wouldn’t have been pretty.

All in all, if you think Avengers: Infinity War is depressing without Heimdall’s aid at the beginning of the movie things could’ve been a LOT worse.

I thank you for reading my simple observation and I hope you have a great day.

Phase 4 of the MCU Needs To Introduce Blade to the MCU

Before there was Black Panther there was Blade. Twenty years ago Blade entered theaters, becoming the first black superhero to have his own film. But because it was ten years too early it pretty much was forgotten, lost to a breed of Marvel films that are practically ancient in comparison with today’s MCU movies.

But, with the booming success of Black Panther this year, it proves that we need more black heroes to take the lead with these awesome movies. And what more awesome character to introduce to this upcoming phase of the MCU other than Blade.

What got me thinking about this was a certain episode of the animated series Avengers Assemble: Secret Wars on Disney XD. It was an episode featuring Hawkeye and he had to fend off a character I had never heard of in the MCU, Dracula. I was blown away. Dracula was a Marvel villain?! What?!

I went to see who Dracula’s archnemesis was and when I found out it was Blade all lightbulbs went off in my head.

And then I went to see who Blade has been affiliated with in the comics and two of the characters he has connections with are, get this, Doctor Strange (yeah!) and Spider-Man. Oh my goodness, could get this any better?

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Marvel’s Evolution in the Past Six Years

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

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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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Ranking the Marvel Trailers from Worst to Best: Part 2

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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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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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ At Home

I haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War in months so imagine my excitement when I bought and watched it last night in the comfort of my house. It’s always interesting watching movies for the first at home on the small screen because it’s different than watching the film in a giant, loud movie theater. The sound may not be as good or the CGI might look terrible. Or maybe the movie isn’t as good as you remembered it to be because there isn’t any IMAX to make the film decent.

Well, I can tell you that it was an amazing experience watching it at home. For months I have watched the Marvel movies such as Black PantherCaptain America: Civil WarThor: Ragnarok, and Doctor Strange with the excitement that these individual stories all leads to Infinity War. I watched Ant-Man and the Wasp several weeks ago and its constant levity helped tone down that ultra serious tone Infinity War had blanketed over the entire series. But after seeing it again last night I realized just how incredible Infinity War is.

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Yes! There’s Going To Be A ‘Doctor Strange 2’

If you were like me, wondering whether there was going to be a Doctor Strange sequel or not, well wonder no more for Kevin Feige has announced that there will indeed be a Doctor Strange 2 and I couldn’t be more excited. Doctor Strange was already an amazing character in his feature film and he utterly stole the show in Infinity War. And then he disintegrated. (Boo.) The question that I suddenly began asking myself was whether he would return or not. It seemed inevitable that he would but with Benedict Cumberbatch seeming to not know where he stood in the MCU anymore I was honestly starting to get nervous. Was my favorite Marvel superhero honestly not coming back? Well, I’m glad to hear that he will be returning for a new film in the upcoming years and I couldn’t be more pumped.

The creators behind Doctor Strange have already said they figured out who the primary villain for a sequel would be and that would be the classic Doctor Strange antagonist, Nightmare.

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Nightmare is a demon who torments humans in their sleep, taking them into his Nightmare world within the Dream Dimension and feeding off their psychic energies. That sounds…scary. The simple concept of Nightmare could easily make Doctor Strange 2 the scariest and most disturbing entry in the MCU and could prove to be very interesting indeed.

Mordo is also still out there wreaking havoc on the sorcerer world which could lead to an interesting storyline as well. I’d love to see a Mordo/Doctor Strange showdown happen at least once during the movie.

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I’d also love to see the debut of Clea who is a very important character in the Doctor Strange comics. She is the Sorcerer Supreme of the Dark Dimension and she ends up befriending Doctor Strange. Long story short Doctor Strange and Clea end up becoming a dynamic duo/lovers which would be an interesting plot to Strange’s story. He’s, at the moment, one of the few major heroes in the MCU to not have a romantic partner and wouldn’t it be awesome to see his eventual girlfriend as this equally powerful sorcerer of the darkness? Sounds awesome to me.

All in all, I can’t wait to hear more news about Doctor Strange 2 and I can’t wait to see him return in Avengers: End Game (yeah, I think that’s the official name) next year.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.