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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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My Five Favorite Superheroes

Throughout Marvel and DC Comics there are countless superheroes to enjoy and in the last decade more of these characters have come to the forefront. There are, of course, heroes that are just simply cooler than others and so I am here to tell you who my five favorite superheroes are. Enjoy!

5. Captain America

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The first time I was really introduced to Captain America was in The Avengers and I have to admit, I didn’t like him very much. He was too serious, his suit was awful, and he just didn’t fit into the team to me. I hadn’t seen the first Captain America film and so I didn’t really understand where he was coming from in The Avengers film. And then after The Winter Soldier, I seriously warmed up to the shield-bearing hero. He was good, he was benevolent, and he stood up for his beliefs in a heroic way. I loved Captain America after that film and my fondness for the hero has only grown since.

It was very difficult for me to pick between Iron Man and Captain America for fifth place on this list but at the end of the day, Tony Stark is still a billionaire playboy philanthropist like he was back in 2008’s Iron Man whereas Steve Rogers has grown and has become more of a leader. And Chris Evans is just, I feel, a nice person and so he is my fifth favorite superhero.

4. Spider-Man

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Spider-Man has never been one of my favorite superheroes…until now. Spider-Man is so cute and fun and he’s rather heroic in his own Spider-Manny way. Marvel has really outdone themselves on the beloved character. When I become a fan of the web-slinging hero I know that Marvel has done something very right. And who doesn’t love his incredible suit? Can I have one?

3. Doctor Strange

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I knew Benedict Cumberbatch mostly from his incredible role as Smaug and Sauron in The Hobbit Trilogy. Ever since then I have liked Cumberbatch’s work. I was worried about a talking dragon in a film, I didn’t think it would work. But his voice was so scary and so perfectly matched with the terrifying beast that I still say that seeing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at the movies, in IMAX, was one of the best movie experiences I have ever had.

Marvel picking him as Doctor Strange is one of the most genius castings they have done so far. Not only is he a marvelous actor but he really embodies Doctor Strange perfectly. I’ve only watched one movie with him and he’s already one of the coolest superheroes I have ever seen. He’s definitely my third favorite superhero.

2. Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman is an epic character, simple as that. I mean she’s literally an Amazonian princess with a shield, a truth-telling lasso, a sword, and her magnificent bracers. And she’s also very pretty too. She’s just a wonderful character. Her debut film wasn’t perfect but I’m totally excited to see her school all the boys in Justice League.

Wonder Woman is undoubtedly my favorite female superhero and is so amazing she wasn’t going to be anywhere else but in second place.

1. Batman

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And this picture tells it all. From Michael Keaton’s Batman way back in the 80s’ to Ben Affleck’s Batman of the present, this dark-suited hero has always been epic. The bat ears, the fantastic flowing cape, the awe-inspiring vehicles and gadgets, Batman is AWESOME! This hero is so incredible that even Ben Affleck could pull the beloved character off. I have to say, Christian Bale’s Batman is the best rendition of the dark knight so far (mainly because of Christopher Nolan’s genius.) He was the most believable Batman and Christian Bale really immersed himself in the dark role of the troubled hero. Besides, Batman movies have the scariest villains. That makes Batman all the more incredible.

I could talk on and on about this winged hero but to get to the point yes, he is my favorite superhero out of all of the heroes throughout all of the various comics.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I thank you for reading. Have a beautiful day.

 

Here’s A New Look At Thor

Yes, Thor Now Has Short Hair

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This is so exciting! I’ve been waiting paitently for some news about Thor: Ragnarok since I heard it was coming out. There was an incredible tease at Doctor Strange joining Thor in the mid-credit scene for Doctor Strange which was great news but that was all. What was Thor going to be up to in this next movie of his? The last time we saw him he was going to search for answers after his vision in that pool. This past week Entertainment Weekly released the first pictures of Thor: Ragnarok (this was one of them) and I was stunned. Not only did Thor have a completely different hairdo (which I think looks much better) but as you can see on this photo he doesn’t have his hammer. Now I know why he doesn’t have his iconic weapon but I won’t spoil the surprise for you. If you would like to know just go to Entertainment Weekly.com and you’ll find out all you need to know about this installment into Marvel.

I was already excited about this new Thor movie but after this week it’s truly become the Marvel film I’m really anxious to see. I think it’s going to be very entertaining but of course I won’t know for sure until the teaser comes out. Hopefully that’ll be sooner rather than later.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and like I said earlier, if you would like to know more about Thor: Ragnarok go to Entertainment Weekly. They have lots of other cool pictures of characters in the movie that’ll have you even more excited. Until tomorrow, have a great day.

The Top Ten Suits of Marvel’s Superheroes

Every year since 2010 there has been at least one Marvel movie to grace the big screen and with each movie comes new superheroes with fresh, innovative suits that seem to get better than their predecessors. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe a.k.a MCU there are currently over twenty superheroes and each hero has either one suit or multiple versions of their iconic character. I’m going to list my ten favorite suits from the MCU.

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Why I Love Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange came out four months ago but until recently I had only seen it once in the movie theaters. When I saw it again at home my love for this new installment was reawakened. Back when it first came out I couldn’t be sure if I truly liked Doctor Strange as much as I thought as I did because sometimes when I watch a movie twice it’s worse the second time. I’m glad to say this was not the case. This movie is full of humor, epic fighting scenes, and fantastic characters that are more memorable than even some of the Avengers(mainly Hawkeye.) And even though this is one of the shortest Marvel films at a time of an hour and fifty four minutes it’s packed with so much content it feels about as long as an Avengers movie. So on that note let me delve a little deeper into why I loved this movie so much.

Doctor Strange

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He is definitely, at the moment, my favorite superhero that has been introduced to Marvel. Having Benedict Cumberbatch play Doctor Strange was a perfect idea. He embodies the essence of Doctor Strange so well that he’s really made that character his own. He’s also surprisingly funny which was a shock considering all of the other roles that he’s played. The thing that makes Doctor Strange wonderfully unique compared to the other Avengers is his unwillingness to kill his foes. Until Doctor Strange I had never really realized how easily the Avengers take their enemies’ lives without a single remorse. Having Doctor Strange’s perspective in the Avengers on how to defeat terrible foes will be very interesting. After I finished watching the movie and I saw the mid-credits scene where he’s conversing with Thor November just doesn’t seem to be coming fast enough. Yes I’m excited for Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man but the thought of a Marvel movie with Thor, The Hulk, and Doctor Strange in it is too exciting. I foresee a very, very epic fighting scene in Thor: Ragnarok at the end of the year.

The Action Sequences

From the very beginning to the end the action scenes in this movie are simply mind blowing. I love that the movie starts off by showing you this is not your normal Marvel flick. The Ancient One faces her traitorous disciples with a masterful grace that’s breathtaking. It’s definitely the perfect way to start the movie. I can’t say what my favorite action scene is because there are so many good scenes. I really love when Doctor Strange first fights Kaecilius and his zealots at the Sanctum Sanctorum in New York. It’s filled with humor, mind boggling special effects, and Doctor Strange’s amazing cloak. I think it’s hilarious when Doctor Strange grabs that glowing pot and Kaecilius just stops and looks at him like what are you doing. That is very funny.

The Characters

Not only was Doctor Strange a joy to watch but the characters around him were also great. First off I am so glad Rachel McAdams’s character, Christine Palmer, was in the movie as much as she was. If she had been in the movie any more she would’ve definitely been a nuisance. Her being with Doctor Strange in the midst of all that stuff that was going on would’ve been more ridiculous than Lois Lane being on that island when Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman were fighting Doomsday. That’s pretty bad. Her role as the sort of anchor to his normal life was perfect and really helped remind viewers that he was previously a doctor before he became a sorcerer.

The Ancient One was so awesome in this movie that I’m kind of sad that she died. I get it, she had to die because why else would Doctor Strange be important to the Avengers but it’s still sad. She was very, very cool. I think that they should’ve maybe given her a little more time in the spotlight before killing her off because I didn’t even get to truly see how powerful she is. She was a great character though.

Wong is also awesome. He has a very austere countenance but that’s what makes him great. I can’t wait to see him in the next Avengers.

And last but not least there is Mordo. He is definitely an essential piece to this movie. This film is just as much about his fall as a sorcerer as Doctor Strange’s rise as a sorcerer. When you first meet him he’s the Ancient One’s right-hand man, her most loyal disciple. After he finds out that she uses the powers she forbade everyone else from using he feels deeply betrayed. In his eyes everyone is doing the wrong thing. Doctor Strange fiddles with time as if he’s making coffee, Kaecilius veered away from the natural order of things and has contacted Dormammu, and his teacher, The Ancient One, has used Dormammu’s great power to prolong her life and give her great power. When he walks away from it all I understand his point of view. Everything he’s believed in has been false. He believes that he’s doing the right thing and that makes me very excited to see what he’ll be up to the next time we see him. Will Doctor Strange be able to convert him back to his side or is too late? I can’t wait to find out.

Well that’s the main reasons I love Doctor Strange. If Captain America: Civil War didn’t have such an epic story line it definitely would be my second favorite Marvel movie under Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And even though there has been no announcement of a Doctor Strange 2 at least he’ll be in Thor and the next Avengers so that’s exciting. Until then I’ll enjoy watching him fight Kaecilius and his zealots with his fire whip.

 

When To Expect Doctor Strange on Blu-Ray

On November 4th Doctor Strange graced the big screen with its mind boggling visual effects, fantastic characters, and a funny new superhero who will eventually join the Avengers’ ranks. I only watched Doctor Strange once and I loved it. It was a great movie that I couldn’t wait to own on Blu-Ray. Well if you’re like me and is just as excited to see it at home you’ll be ecstatic to know that it’s coming out on Blu-Ray on February 28th. If you don’t really care about Blu-Ray and you just want to own it digitally it will be available on February 14th. Yes, it will not be long until the red cape wearing sorcerer will be back to bring happiness to a boring day.

Why I love Blu-Ray is I love tangible things. Having a DVD that you can hold and look at is special. I also love the bonus features that come with Blu-Ray. Captain America: Civil War had a terrible set of bonus features with content that was less than an hour long. Star Wars: The Force Awakens had nearly two hours of amazing content worth watching. Doctor Strange is said to have over an hour of bonus material and I am so excited to see it. I hope there is a section on the work they put into the visual effects. That’s what I’m most excited to see. I also would love to see concept art and how they created the dazzling world of the sorcerers.

So yes, it’s less than two weeks until Doctor Strange is available digitally and less than four weeks until it’ll be on Blu-Ray. I’m very excited and I can’t wait.

My Top Ten Marvel Superheroes

Marvel has been spitting out great blockbusters for the last nine years. With those great films come an awesome array of amazing superheroes. After last year’s introduction to three new heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe a.k.a MCU my excitement to see more newcomers appear in later films has grown. Until that time these are my ten favorite Marvel superheroes.

10. Spider-Man

538cd3628a05e Spider-Man is awesome and with Tom Holland’s latest version of the iconic character this web slinging hero has become that much more enjoyable. I, however, am not a super fan of Spider-Man. Yes he is funny, his abilities are great, and seeing him alongside characters like Iron Man is goosebump inducing but I happen to like nine other superheroes more than him. I am still very excited for Spider-Man: Homecoming this July. I hope it’s good.

9. Ant-Man

54ad72b6084a0 When Ant-Man was coming out in 2015 I didn’t know if I was going to like this new superhero. The name Ant-Man sounded silly and didn’t make me overly excited. After watching the movie I was impressed with Ant-Man’s abilities but he still wasn’t Iron Man or Captain America caliber…until Captain America: Civil War. When he turned from Ant-Man into Giant-Man I about lost it. It was totally unexpected and definitely one of the highlights of the entire film. His role in Civil War might’ve been limited but after that jaw dropping moment he has deservedly risen in the ranks of cool superheroes.

8. Falcon

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Falcon was an awesome addition to the MCU. When Sam Wilson showed up in Captain America: The Winter Soldier I had no idea that he was going to become a superhero, let alone an Avenger. When he fought Ant-Man it was cool because his suit was different and better. His abilities in Civil War however were amazing. I loved his wings which could turn into a shield. How awesome is that! I also loved his drone, Red Wing. That was another nice addition to his character. Even though he still would’ve been my eighth favorite superhero without these great new abilities it definitely cemented him in the eighth spot.

7. Vision

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Vision is awesome. He is so ridiculously powerful he can pick up Thor’s hammer! Wow. Unfortunately he’s still trying to discover the depth of the power he wields from that destructive mind stone lodged in his forehead so he basically doesn’t do anything except pass through solid objects, shoot yellow lasers, and fly. I mean during the airport fight in Civil War he barely did anything. He was basically the referee of the dispute. He was there to make sure things didn’t get out of hand. That shows how cool he is because he doesn’t even have to have the best abilities in the world and he’s my seventh favorite superhero. I hope he’ll unlock a little more of his potential and do something really cool before he (and hopefully this doesn’t happen) comes to his demise at the hands of Thanos.

6. Scarlet Witch

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Scarlet Witch is pretty cool. After Avengers: Age of Ultron I was excited to see a new female superhero join the Avengers ranks. Then I was even more excited that she would be in Civil War. She was great too. I loved that they displayed more of her abilities. It’s also really cool because she’s so powerful she can beat Vision which is extraordinary. I can’t wait to see what she’ll be up to in the next Avengers.

5. Black Widow

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Black Widow is awesome. When she first showed up in Iron Man 2 I didn’t like her that much. Then after the first Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier I was still wasn’t that impressed. She was, at the time, only a little cooler than Hawkeye. After Age of Ultron they finally started to reveal her background a little more and I was able to truly understand who she was. Then in Civil War you can really see how she’s become such a leader in the Avengers. She’s no longer the only female Avenger whose abilities are kind of boring and whose story is so-so. She is actually one of the toughest superheroes because she’s not like Captain America who has been scientifically enhanced. And she doesn’t have very impressive abilities like being able to shoot lasers or summon lightning. She only has her athletic skills, electric bracers, and her tiny black sticks to use and she can literally fight Ant-Man. That’s pretty awesome. I can’t wait to see her again in the next Avengers and I really hope that she gets her own movie soon. She deserves it.

4. Iron Man

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If you would’ve told me five years ago Iron Man would end up being my fourth favorite superhero I would’ve laughed. Iron Man is great but he has, surprisingly, diminished in awesomeness. While there were old characters getting cooler and great new characters appearing Iron Man has stayed the same since the very first Iron Man. Tony Stark has changed in the last nine years because he has faced a whole bunch of difficult challenges. Unfortunately as the list of Avengers grows larger Iron Man’s spot in the top drops further.

3. Captain America

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I was first introduced to Captain America in the first Avengers which was not a great introduction. He was overly stern, didn’t fit in well with the team, and his outfit was horrendous. I didn’t like Captain America very much. In fact he was my least favorite Avenger. After The Winter Soldier my view of Steve Rogers was changed forever. He was actually a great leader and the most impressive thing about him is all he has is a shield and his scientifically enhanced endurance and strength. That’s why he rose to top three in the list. After the conflict he faced with Iron Man I can’t wait to see him in Avengers: Infinity War. Will he still be Captain America or will he be something different? I’ll have to wait and see.

2. Black Panther

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Black Panther is ridiculously cool. I had no knowledge of Black Panther until last year and I was so surprised. When I saw him on the trailers and commercials for Civil War I knew he was going to be awesome but he was even better than I expected. I still get excited every time I watch Civil War when he first attacks Bucky and he unfurls those deadly claws. That is an awesome part. He’s so cool that I can’t wait to see his standalone movie next year. I’m so excited to see his homeland of Wakanda and the people of that secluded country.

1. Doctor Strange

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I had no idea that after November 4th Doctor Strange would be my favorite superhero but he is. His powers are so amazing that I was stunned. I also loved that even though he could make mirror dimensions and could rewind time he still has his basic weapons like the fire lasso he used to fight those sorcerers. And not only is he cool but he has the best companion ever, the cloak. That cloak is so funny and great that it’s kind of a superhero of its own. Doctor Strange was so awesome that as I was watching the movie all I could think was how will he be with the Avengers? I mean can you imagine him floating in the air and while a great battle is happening around him with heroes like Captain America, Iron Man and The Hulk he’ll be up there making the world around him shift and bend in mind boggling ways. I’m so, so very happy that he’s going to be in Thor: Raganarok so I can get a taste of what him alongside The Avengers will be like. Until then I’ll enjoy watching him face off against Dormammu on Blu-Ray.

Well those are my ten favorite Marvel superheroes…for the moment. I can’t wait until May to watch Guardians of the Galaxy. Who knows. Maybe there’ll be another new hero from that movie who breaches my top ten list.