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Who’s Your Favorite Groot?

Groot is one of the most unique characters in the MCU for his tree-like form and his simple “I am Groot” vocabulary. When I first saw him I didn’t know what to make of the tree hero but now I can’t imagine the Marvel Cinematic Universe without him. So, on this exciting week of Who’s Your Favorite it’s all about the Groot. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

Classic Groot

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When Groot first came onto the Marvel scene he immediately attracted the love of most fans with his Chewbacca-esque personality and role within the Guardians of the Galaxy. He was sweet, at times disturbingly violent despite his benevolent disposition, but most importantly, he was as heroic as any hero has ever been.

He sacrificed his life to save his friends and it honestly is one of the bravest moments from any hero in the MCU. Now every time I watch that moment when he says to Rocket, “We are Groot” I get a little teary because he was so cool.

I Am Groot. Translated: RIP Classic Groot.

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Can ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Continue Without Gamora?

Avengers: Infinity War was one of the most surprising installments in the MCU as it featured twist after deadly twist throughout its entirety. One of the biggest shockers in the film was when Thanos sacrificed his daughter Gamora in exchange for the Soul Stone. Not only did it reveal how heartless he can be but it was a legitimate surprise that I couldn’t have seen coming in the film.

But Avengers 4 is supposedly going to reverse at least a good deal of the deaths that transpired in the movie so will Gamora be one of those reversals? Or will she remain dead on Vormir for eternity? And how will that effect Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?

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Gamora is a central piece to the Guardians of the Galaxy puzzle and with her missing it’ll feel like the team is incomplete. I mean, how will Star-Lord go on knowing that the woman he loved was killed and he couldn’t do anything about it? How will that affect the team moving forward?

Of course, because of James Gunn’s abrupt firing a few weeks ago, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may not even happen (it’s been postponed indefinitely until they find another director.) But if the movie does go along as planned then it’ll be very interesting seeing the team dynamic possibly without everyone’s favorite “fiercest woman in the galaxy” along for the ride.

Honestly, I hope Gamora is brought back to life in some sort of way in the next Avengers film because she still hasn’t been fully explored yet and I want to see more with her. To have her permanently dead just feels like a waste of a great character to me.

What do you think? Do you think the Guardians of the Galaxy will be perfectly fine without her or would it be best for her to return? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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What’s Your Favorite Marvel Movie?

Ten years, twenty movies, over two dozen characters, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t even close to coming to an end. It’s kind of incredible! Over the years the MCU has gotten better and better at creating films that are just downright awesome and now I honestly can’t imagine a year without a Marvel movie. And now as another week has passed Who’s Your Favorite is back with a new question; What’s Your Favorite Marvel Movie? Here are all of the Marvel films so far.

Iron Man

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This is the film that started it all and that alone makes it one of the greatest Marvel films ever made.

The Incredible Hulk

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The Incredible Hulk was the second Marvel movie to appear in the MCU and while it hasn’t been met with the highest praise it is still an important piece to the overall puzzle of the story.

Iron Man 2

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With the booming success of Iron Man people expected Iron Man 2 to be a raging success. While some claim it to be a disappointing sequel I love it because it’s the film that replaced Terence Howard’s Rhodey with Don Cheadle (which was SO much better) and it introduced Black Widow! That’s pretty awesome.

Thor

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Thor is, well, Thor’s origin story and while this is one of the few films that I’m still unfamiliar with it plays a big role in Thor’s overall story leading all the way to where he is now with the events of Infinity War. It’s kind of an awesome movie.

Captain America: The First Avenger

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Captain America is one of the MCU’s earliest characters and this film is where his story began. It’s amazing to see how far he has come.

The Avengers

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Before The Avengers there had never been a film that featured this many superheroes in one movie. Not only was it a groundbreaking achievement to bring so many beloved characters together in one film but it was really good too. It was the first superhero movie to make over a $1 billion at the box office and that isn’t a surprise. This movie is awesome.

Iron Man 3

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Iron Man 3 is an emotional film for Tony Stark. He battles PTSD as well as demons from his past that have arrived to antagonize him in the now. We also see his battle with his role as Iron Man. Does he want to remain an Avenger or is he ready to give up the suit and settle down with Pepper? Of course we know the answer but this movie does play an interesting role in his development moving forward.

Thor: The Dark World

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Thor: The Dark World is another one of those Marvel movies that didn’t turn out to be as great as it could’ve been but, like The Incredible Hulk, it does present an interesting portion to Thor’s evolution.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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It’s hard to make an awesome sequel that surpasses its predecessor (well in this case it wasn’t) but The Winter Soldier clearly is one of the MCU’s best entries. It helped impact the MCU moving forward and it’s simply a great movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy

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Gaurdians of the Galaxy could’ve been absolutely ridiculous but with James Gunn’s brilliant take on these characters this movie quickly became a smash hit. It’s a shame he’s gone but, oh well, he shouldn’t have been nasty. *shrug*

Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Avengers: Age of Ultron has its flaws but at the end of the day it’s still awesome seeing new and old heroes come together to defeat a powerful enemy.

Ant-Man

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Ant-Man? Who is Ant-Man? This film quickly helped introduce us to the lesser known but really cool superhero and Paul Rudd’s rendition of the character has made him easily one of the most lovable characters in the MCU.

Captain America: Civil War

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Behind Avengers: Infinity War I’d have to say Civil War is the most heartbreaking film as we watch The Avengers fall apart before our very eyes. It’s a brilliantly told story that’ll keep you riveted until the end of the movie and that’s why it’s one of Marvel’s best entries.

Doctor Strange

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Doctor Strange could’ve easily been a flop as it stood as one of the MCU’s trippiest installments but with the brilliant casting of Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Eijofor, etc. the movie was destined to succeed. I love this movie!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 may not have been the sequel some people wanted but it did present new challenges for the Guardians as well as some awesome new characters. And who doesn’t love Baby Groot? 🙂

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Spider-Man was great in Captain America: Civil War so it’s honestly not a surprise that the movie turned out to be as good as it was.

Thor: Ragnarok

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Thor is an awesome character but when it came to his standalone films they just never were exactly up to par. Taika Waititi changed that after completely revamping the entire tone of Thor and it was one of the greatest decisions in the MCU.

Black Panther

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Black Panther is a cultural phenomenon that has shaken the world with its brilliantly diverse cast, its powerful storytelling, and its remarkable representation of black people. Now Marvel is pushing this film for a Best Picture nomination and I can’t wait to see what happens.

Avengers: Infinity War

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Infinity War is easily the MCU’s largest installment with twenty plus characters making an appearance and the film featuring a villain with almost invincible powers. It took ten years to reach this movie and thankfully it was totally worth it.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Ant-Man and the Wasp was a fantastic sequel to Ant-Man, as it kept an overall small approach to the MCU while still providing a thrilling film with new characters and challenges for the heroes. All in all, great film.

So, of these twenty films, which one is your favorite? Mine is Infinity War. Surprisingly, I enjoy it more at home than I did at the movie theaters. There aren’t a lot of films that are 100% epic but Infinity War is, in my opinion. And to see so many of my favorite heroes together in one movie is downright incredible. I. LOVE. THIS. MOVIE!!! 🙂

I can’t wait to hear which film is your favorite. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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The Ten Most Kid-Friendly Marvel Movies

Marvel has become a wonderful franchise that people of all ages can enjoy. Some Marvel films are catered to an older audience while others may appeal to younger fans. But which of these movies are the most kid-friendly of the bunch? That’s what I’m here to share with you. Enjoy! (And I’m not ranking these movies by the way.)

Ant-Man

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As someone who’s a little older Ant-Man can be a little cheesy at times but younger children will have a blast watching this film. There isn’t a lot of profanity, the violence is contained and not that graphic, and it’s a fun film filled with a lot of humor. Children will quickly fall in love with Ant-Man after seeing this movie.

 Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Like Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun movie that caters heavily toward children. It isn’t dark and gloomy like some of the other Marvel films and it isn’t filled with a whole bunch of profanity. It’s simply a fun movie that’ll have your kids bouncing in their seat with joy.

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Who’s Your Favorite Guardian of the Galaxy?

Marvel has introduced over two dozen fascinating and fabulous superheroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of the most memorable of these wonderful characters have been, undoubtedly, the Guardians of the Galaxy. While they are clearly a bunch of misfits they have grabbed the hearts of Marvel fans and casual moviegoers around the world with their uncanny heroism. But which of these lovable scoundrels is your favorite? That’s what I’m here to ask you on this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Here are the characters.

Groot

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Groot is practically the Chewbacca of the MCU. He’s big and represents the brute strength of the Guardiab, he speaks a foreign language in the form of “I am Groot” which we, as moviegoers, can’t understand, and he’s awfully sweet and kind (at least every version of Groot except the teenage Groot.) Groot is one of the coolest, most original characters I have ever seen in a movie and that’s why he’s so awesome.

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