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The Evolution of Drax

Drax isn’t high on my list of Marvel heroes, in fact he’s near the bottom, so forgive me if I’m not very enthusiastic with his evolution throughout the movies. I still hope you enjoy though. 🙂

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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I have to admit, I actually kind of liked Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy. Yes he was little much at times but overall he was funny (I loved that he took everything literally, even metaphors) and when he needed to be he was quite heroic. He was also an interesting character because of his devotion to his dead family. He was determined to find them justice with the death of Ronan and he wouldn’t rest until that goal was achieved. I can totally get behind a hero with those sort of admirable motivations and it made him a character worth caring about. It was his next movie that made my appreciation of his character dwindle drastically.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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I actually liked Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy but the sequel turned into a joke, literally. Gone was his serious attitude that I liked and he was forced to become this vessel for comedy that just didn’t improve the movie in the slightest. Now I legitimately enjoyed his interactions with the new character, Mantis. They were a rather funny duo but he definitely needs to be dragged down a notch in the comedic realm if I’m going to start caring about his character in the slightest again.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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From what I’ve seen of Drax in Infinity War it looks like he’s finally going to return to being the serious Drax I have grown to enjoy. I am definitely kind of excited to see what will happen with him in this next film and if he’ll finally finish his goal of bringing justice to his dead family by defeating Thanos. I can’t wait to see what happens.

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The Evolution of Groot

Groot is awesome in his own “I am Groot” way. I remember when I first saw him I was like, “Who’s this talking tree thingy?” He was definitely unique and a little odd but it didn’t take long for me to really latch onto his Chewbacca-esque character. He was so sweet, kind, and sometimes disturbingly violent but overall he was a great addition to the band of misfits, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and I’m excited to share with you his evolution in his previous two films. Enjoy!

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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Groot is just a really nice character. I mean he’s undoubtedly the nicest member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. His involvement in the movie wasn’t complex in the slightest. He just followed everyone around like a lumbering tree who, on occasion, gave his opinion in certain situations. So it’s kind of sad to think that he came to a tragic ending as he died sacrificing himself for his friends near the end of the movie. Yes, if you didn’t know, he died! James Gunn just recently told everyone in a tweet that Groot actually did die when Ronin’s ship crashed and I was instantly heartbroken. For years I had thought that Baby Groot was just Groot reborn but no, that was his son. The original Groot ended up perishing in that crash and that has made that heartwarming scene when he tells Rocket, “We are Groot” all the more touching and heartbreaking at once.

“I am Groot.” (RIP Groot.)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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And then there’s Baby Groot. Oh my goodness, Baby Groot is so cute and he could’ve been even cuter if the movie had been written better. Did he really have any development in this Guardians sequel? Not really. He was just cute throughout the entire movie…and sometimes a little feisty, but there wasn’t a lot of character development for the character. I mean come on, he’s a baby. Of course he’s not going to be written with as much care and attention as say, the adults! But he was one of the few positives to the movie and that’s good because the film needed that.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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And now when Groot returns he’ll be a grumpy teenage Groot, which I’m sure will bring a lot of comedy to the film, and I’m excited to see this new version of Groot that we haven’t exactly discovered about.

I am super excited to see this movie and I can’t wait to see Groot return. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.

Here’s the Marvel Movie Lineup to Get You Ready for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

It’s only ten days away until Avengers: Infinity War comes out and I kind of can’t believe it. For so long it felt like this Avengers movie was so far away but now that it’s a little over a week until it premieres worldwide I am just ecstatic. So today to celebrate the start of the ten day countdown I am here to share with you the movies that you should watch to start getting pumped for this highly-anticipated premiere. Enjoy!

Avengers: Age of Ultron

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While Avengers: Age of Ultron isn’t one of the greatest Marvel movies to have been made in the past ten years it is one of the most essential to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as it introduces some fascinating new characters and story developments to the entire mix of things that continues on through the later films such as the introduction of Scarlet Witch.

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This is the first movie that she appears in and it’s the film that provides her the most character development as we see her turn from a Sokovian science experiment looking for revenge to a bonified Avenger ready to save the world. This movie also introduces Vision, one of the most important characters in the MCU to date.

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While Vision hasn’t played any major parts in the films that he has appeared in he is central to the story of Avengers: Infinity War considering that he has an Infinity Stone in his forehead! (Which Thanos is hunting for. Uh-oh Vision. You are in trouble.) This movie also presents how incredibly powerful he is as it highlights the fact that he’s the only other Avenger who can pick up Thor’s hammer. That’s something you’ll definitely want to know.

There’s also the more personal character developments that are important to a couple of the character’s stories such as the blossoming romance between Black Widow and Bruce Banner/The Hulk and the reveal of Hawkeye’s family. These are topics that should be known going into Avengers: Infinity War so viewers will have a better grasp on what matters to these characters and what they’re truly fighting for.

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The Evolution of Rocket

Rocket is actually a pretty cool character if you really think about it. I mean, he’s a talking, gun toting raccoon and yet he’s not corny or extremely weird. How is that possible? You see, that’s how awesome of a character he is. His blaring personality makes us see him as basically a human being…in raccoon form. I remember when I saw Rocket for the first time. I was definitely a little baffled by this raccoon Marvel character with his tree counterpart but the strangeness of that combination was what made Guardians of the Galaxy such a fascinatingly different superhero movie. Guardians of the Galaxy could’ve easily been a flop but James Gunn brought this weird bunch of space guardians to life in an impeccable way that I wouldn’t change in the slightest. Rocket is part of that equation that made the movie so enjoyable in the first place and so today I am beyond excited to share with you his evolution heading towards Avengers: Infinity War which is coming out in ELEVEN DAYS!!!!! Oh my gosh, I’m SOOOO EXCITED! Okay, I’m getting a little off topic here. Enjoy the post. 🙂

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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Since the first time you see Rocket in the movie he’s immediately likable because of his sarcastic, kind of mean attitude that’s just hilarious to see coming from this raccoon fella. His personality roared into life on the big screen and he was just fun to watch. His evolution throughout the film isn’t at the forefront of the story but when you really look at the movie it’s kind of incredible how much of a good guy he actually becomes by the end sequence of the film.

You see, at the beginning of the movie he was basically a bounty hunter searching for douchebags across the galaxy who were going to get him a quick dose of money. That’s how he came across Peter Quill. Peter was wanted, Rocket was ready to collect his bounty, but in a scuffle he got himself captured and placed in a prison along with, well, the eventual Guardians of the Galaxy. At this point in the movie he’s still in the bounty hunter mentality as he concocts a plan to break out of the prison and practically salivates over the fact that if he and his newfound friends sell that strange orb they will be four billion units richer.

He doesn’t really change from being the grumpy raccoon he pretends to be until after he finds out the orb is an Infinity Stone and what it could do to the people of Xandar. When Peter and Gamora get captured by the Ravagers outside of Knowhere he doesn’t hightail it out of there and leave everyone to their own devices. No. His first thought was to go back to Xandar (to the people who imprisoned him!) to warn them about what was coming. That sounds like a much different Rocket than the Rocket who we meet at the beginning of the movie.

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The Evolution of Star-Lord

Star-Lord is the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy and for the most part, he’s pretty cool. He’s funny, he’s heroic when he needs to be, and he has partaken quite the journey through his two films. I am beyond excited to see him interacting with the other Avengers in Infinity War and I can’t wait to see this movie! So, let’s look at his evolution through the two movies he’s appeared in so far.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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When we first meet Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy he was galactic scum. He was a thief, a liar, a cheat, a womanizer, a criminal, and he just overall wasn’t a great guy. But as the movie continued on he eventually realized that maybe he was something more than just a Ravager. Ravagers are heartless criminals in the galaxy but Peter Quill wasn’t exactly that.

When Gamora nearly died he risked his life and his freedom to save her. When the world, Xandar, was in imminent danger of being wiped out by Ronan the Accuser did he run to the other side of the galaxy and hide like a coward? No. He decided to fight against the odds and try to save the Xandarians. He sounds like quite the hero if you ask me.

And the fact that he wasn’t afraid to grab the Power Stone when it was unveiled from Ronan’s weapon even though it was very likely that he would die shows how much of a hero he truly is. He, with his friends, saved the galaxy and even though he was scum at the beginning of the movie he was an incredible savior of the galaxy by the end and that’s pretty awesome. Oh, and he was a leader too. So he really did live up to his superhero identity, Star-Lord, after all. 🙂

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was heavily centered around Star-Lord as James Gunn introduced his father to the equation of his story. Peter was faced with an emotional obstacle as he had to discover who he was and what his place was in the galaxy. He obtained a caring father who was ready to finally be the parent that Quill had been wanting for years and then lost him nearly as soon as he got him when he discovered that his father, Ego, had been the one to kill his mother. Can you imagine how terrible that was for him? He just found his real biological father but then had to find out that his dad was this galactic maniac within maybe a couple of days of knowing him. That’s a pretty messed up situation.

So, he had to become a galactic hero again as he had to save the galaxy from the disturbing plan of his father and even though he had to destroy his other parent he learned that he had a family in his friends anyway so it didn’t even matter.

The loss of Yondu really affected him at the end of the movie, for the Ravager mogul was really his true father throughout his life. In losing Yondu his relationship with his friends will surely tighten even deeper and the next time we see the Guardians of the Galaxy they’re going to be a tighter galaxy saving unit.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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And so now Star-Lord will finally return in Infinity War and I can’t wait to see his interactions with other humans of Earth. For his entire life, he has lived with aliens and humans from other planets and so to finally see him with other people from Earth will be really interesting.

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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 Favorite Portion of the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Teaser Trailer

Three days ago Marvel Studios surprised everyone with a sudden debut of the Avengers: Infinity War teaser trailer. It was absolutely incredible and still makes me happy every time I see it. I’ve seen a lot of trailers in my time but this one was really epic. Here’s another look at it.

Anyway, the teaser was Marvel-ous and I’m here to talk about my favorite portion of the trailer because this teaser was so good I couldn’t just pick one clip. So, I’m going to talk about the clips that really stood out in the last half of this trailer. Enjoy!

The Hulk-Buster Returns!

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First, I loved this Iron Man suit in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’s really one of the only things that can actually defeat The Hulk in a one on one fight. Two, it’s the beginning of the phase of the trailer that’s just beyond epic. The music, when the Hulk-Buster appears, sounds so amazing it gives me chills every time.

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