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Iron Man vs. Captain America: Who Was Right?

It’s a week until Avengers: Infinity War premieres (YES!) and in the time since Captain America: Civil War came out two years ago I have never made a stand on who I thought was right in the movie between Iron Man and Captain America. Frankly, I think they both have their reasons for choosing the sides that they did and they are both noble for making those choices but since Infinity War is almost out and the next phase of these character’s friendship is about to be known I figure I might as well discover which side I thought was right before the movie comes out. Enjoy!

Iron Man

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Okay, here’s the one major blip in Tony’s side of this story for me.

Tony is a very rebellious kind of guy. Throughout his films he’s never been a team player, which has gotten him in trouble multiple times. He even created Ultron without the approval of his teammates and you see how that turned out? So here’s yet another example of him going behind his friends’ backs as he creates the Sokovia Accords with Secretary Ross and it only created conflict within the Avengers rather than a common interest that could’ve brought the superhero team even closer together.

This, I’d say, is Tony’s biggest fault. He reacts off of self-interest and never stops to think if his decisions will hurt people in the process. That can be a problem. Now was he right in creating the Sokovia Accords? Yes and no.

For him he felt that the Avengers were going to be placed under the governments’ control sooner or later so he just wanted to be ahead of the curb and have a say-so in the matter before having to take orders from government officials that he wouldn’t be able to get along with.

What makes it wrong though is the fact that he didn’t tell anyone what he was going to do. He just concocted this plan without the approval of his friends (like he always does) and presented it to the Avengers like a side punch out of nowhere. That was wrong and it left the Avengers feeling kind of hopeless as he forced them to make the difficult choice between joining the Accords and becoming a fugitive within a few days.

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The Evolution of Vision

I still remember my immense surprise when Vision appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron. I had seen the commercials, I had seen the trailers, and they hadn’t hinted at Vision’s involvement in the slightest so imagine my surprise when this new hero who’s so powerful he could pick up Thor’s hammer showed up. My jaw dropped! I don’t know anything about the comic books so Vision was a brand new character for me and it was truly one of the greatest surprises in the MCU. Since then, however, he hasn’t exactly diminished in awesomeness but he hasn’t been fully explored yet, which is kind of a shame considering how cool of a character he is. And now with the events of Avengers: Infinity War quickly approaching it seems like his chances of getting a major part in this story is dwindling fast. So, before the movie premieres next Friday, let’s look at his evolution through the years. Enjoy!

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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Like I said before, when Vision came to life in Age of Ultron it was definitely an exciting moment for me because it was such an awesome surprise. First of all, it was cool seeing Tony Stark’s AI pal, Jarvis, come to life in this AI human robot thingy. Secondly, he had an Infinity Stone in his forehead! Wow. And then he was just ridiculously cool. Can you imagine how Vision felt though?

Here he is, this strange red skinned Infinity Stone bearing being who can make the illusion of clothing at will and can process everything in his brain like a computer and yet he’s still slightly humanoid at the same time. He has a heart (I think) and he has feelings just like a human and yet he’s SO different at the same time. When he joins the Avengers his immediate mission is to stop Ultron and that must’ve been kind of hard for him. I mean, if you really think about, Ultron was kind of his dad and so of course he wouldn’t want to kill him but he had to do what he had to do.

At the end of the movie he was inducted into the Avengers and he would soon discover that more obstacles would lie ahead.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

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In Civil War Vision didn’t have a lot of character development because he’s kind of difficult. He’s half robot/half human, he’s extremely powerful, so powerful in fact that if he really wanted to he could vaporize everybody to dust, and so to make him seem a little normal along with the other Avengers the Russo Brothers made Vision start to receive feelings for his fellow Avenger, Scarlet Witch, which was destined considering they had a romantic relationship in the comic books.

For Vision he could find the humanity within himself through his relationship with Wanda. With him beginning to care for her he was starting to understand what it meant to be a human and that was the greatest development that could happen for his character.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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Now he’s returning in Avengers: Infinity War with a new look; the Paul Bettany edition, and I don’t what’s going to happen to him (even though it’s kind of obvious considering the glowing spot a.k.a the Mind Stone on his forehead) but I hope he finally gets a compelling story this time around. We’ll see. I have a bit of advice for him though. He better let Wanda know that he loves her before he’s gone for good because his time is definitely numbered.

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The Evolution of Scarlet Witch

When Scarlet Witch was introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron I was excited for a couple of reasons. One, she was another female superhero who had been added to the then meager list. Two, she was very cool. I really liked her. And ever since her debut I’ve grown to like her character more and more and now I’m legitimately excited to see her in Infinity War. So today I’m going to share with you her evolution throughout the couple of movies that she has been a part of. Enjoy!

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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Wanda Maximoff had experienced a traumatic life. She had lived with her parents and twin brother for a majority of her younger years but then lost them in an explosion that was caused with weapons bearing Stark’s name. She wanted revenge and allowed a Hydra scientist to tamper with her DNA and make her an enhanced being through the power of the Tesseract. I can’t imagine how torturous that ordeal must’ve been for her but she and her brother survived the experiment and began their revenge tour on Stark and co. a.k.a The Avengers.

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At first she was a compatriot of Ultron as she thought the AI robot would provide her and her brother the revenge against Stark that she wanted but when she found out Ultron was planning to make all life one Earth extinct she had to act. This shows the tremendous good in Wanda. If she had been truly blinded by hate and anger she would’ve stayed on Ultron’s side, despite the eventual outcome to life on Earth, and reveled in the Avengers’ defeat, which would’ve of course been terrible. But she didn’t allow that and sided with the Avengers instead, despite having to fight alongside Tony Stark, the man that she had hated for so long.

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But even then she was very unsure of herself. I mean, she had partially helped bring the monster, Ultron, to life by freaking Tony out to the point that he created the life-erasing machine. But Hawkeye, who is kind of like the sensible father to all of the Avengers, helped make her understand that yes, she had done some wrong things, but that didn’t matter. The world needed her and it was going to be the choice that she made on the floating Sokovia that would actually matter. Long story short, she took his advice and became an Avenger, her twin brother unfortunately died which was a huge growth for her considering that she would then have to continue on without him, and she became the hero that she was always meant to be.

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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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