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Ranking the Guardians of the Galaxy; from Least Cool to Coolest

When the Guardians of the Galaxy were getting ready to make their MCU debut in 2014 I was highly skeptical about how well the movie was going to do because it was so strange. Marvel was taking us viewers to places we had never seen before and introducing us to aliens and characters as wildly different as a talking raccoon. You would think a superhero movie with a talking raccoon! would be an ultimate flop but to my great surprise it wasn’t. In fact, it’s still one of the best Marvel movies ever made as its simple storyline has become more and more enjoyable over the years. Now with the Guardians officially meeting The Avengers in Infinity War their cool points have risen a lot, as I got to see how truly incredible they really are as the Guardians of the Galaxy. The other day I watched the Guardians of the Galaxy and as I was watching the film I asked myself which Guardian did I enjoy the most? Well, that’s what I’m here to share with you and I hope you enjoy.

Mantis

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The one good thing about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was that it introduced Mantis to the MCU and I’m so glad she ended up becoming a Guardian. What makes the Guardians so hilariously awesome is the wackiness of its occupants. Take Mantis for example. In a word she’s weird…but that’s why she’s so great. Only in the Guardians will you see characters as unique as Mantis and that’s why I love them so much.

Groot

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I am Groot. Translated: Groot is awesome. 🙂

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ or ‘Solo’: Which Movie Is Better?

When I think of epic movies that never disappoint I think about Marvel superhero films and Star Wars flicks (both companies of which are owned by Disney) and these franchises basically own the pockets of most moviegoers, because we as movie fans have come to expect a whole bunch of fun with a film that has Marvel or Star Wars plastered all over it. In the past couple of months my movie happiness has been obtained by Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars’ second standalone film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. After watching Infinity War I honestly began to question my love for the Star Wars franchise. Marvel Studios has become a movie franchise powerhouse and has constantly cranked out highly enjoyable superhero films for years while Star Wars has made fantastic movies as well but haven’t landed on a concrete formula that moviegoers around the world can enjoy. And then I watched Solo last week and my mind was utterly blown.

Usually when a film bombs box office wise that particular movie is terrible but Solo was the exact opposite. It was the definition of fun from beginning to end and honestly, I’m still reeling at how good the movie was. So here’s the question; Infinity War or Solo, which movie did I feel was better? That’s what I’m here to answer for all of you curious readers and I hope you enjoy.

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The Dead Heroes In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Actually May Not Return in ‘Avengers 4’

Avengers: Infinity War is the highest grossing film of the year so far and just recently joined an exclusive movie club as it has become the fourth film in cinema history to surpass $2 billion dollars. And that’s not a surprising fact. Avengers: Infinity War was a film eighteen previous movies had been building to and it delivered on almost every level of sheer enjoyment that we expected from a film that was supposedly the culmination of ten years of work. The only criticism the movie managed to garner from both critics and casual moviegoers was that the tragic ending of the film, as shocking as it may be, was destined to be reversed. I mean, Marvel wouldn’t possibly dare to kill off some of their biggest players…would they? In a recent interview from the Russo Brothers they might’ve just confirmed the unthinkable as they have stated that we should take the deaths of those disintegrated by Thanos’s infamous finger snap seriously. Here’s a following quote from them.

“I think it’s important to remember anything is possible in the MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe]. Just because there’s a sequel on the books doesn’t mean… people become accustomed to time moving linearly in the MCU. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There’s a lot of very inventive ways of where the story can go from here.”

So basically they are kind of hinting at the idea that both Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 and the Black Panther sequel are actually prequels that happen prior to Avengers: Infinity War, which actually makes a lot of sense if you think about the time frame both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther sat in. Each film’s story happened shortly thereafter Captain America: Civil War and so that means nearly two years went by before the galactic ending events of Infinity War. It makes sense that both Spider-Man and King T’Challa would have more adventures within that large stretch of time.

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My Five Favorite Marvel Sidekicks

While there are nearly two dozen superheroes saving the world time and time again in the MCU from life threatening villains sometimes they need help from their not-so-super, or sometimes kind of super, sidekicks to get the job done. So, in honor of these lesser advertised heroes, I’m dedicating a post to these characters who have brought me so much joy over the years.

5. Heimdall

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I remember when I watched Thor: Ragnarok for the first time Heimdall was my favorite character from Thor’s world after seeing the movie. His eyes were strange and he was so cool looking as he stood as guard of the Bifrost (I think that’s what he was guarding.) Throughout the Thor franchise his awesome never particularly dwindled and his involvement in Thor: Ragnarok only helped increase his coolness. Unfortunately he was killed at the very beginning of Avengers: Infinity War so it’s a good chance we’ll never see him again but he was definitely an awesome compatriot of Thor’s while he lasted.

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Which Infinity Stone Has The Coolest Power?

Since the Tesseract appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger it’s been a slow culmination of the six infamous Infinity Stones that Thanos has been secretly waiting to get in the past seven years and now that they have all been found…and used *wince* I couldn’t help but ask myself which of the Infinity Stones was my personal favorite? Well, as you can see from the picture for this post, my favorite stone is the Time Stone, and for good reason.

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First of all, it appeared in one of my favorite MCU films, Doctor Strange, and so that was a nice surprise.

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Secondly, the Eye of Agamotto is such an amazing relic. It’s actually, besides Doctor Strange’s cape and Thor’s new axe, Stormbreaker, my favorite item in the MCU. I love its ancient look. I love that it is truly shaped like an eye and when it is opened the bright emerald green glow of the gem within its confines is just brilliant to look at.

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Three, it can turn back time! How awesome is that? If I had the ability to turn back time I would probably go back and watch The Force Awakens in the movie theaters another five times. 🙂

The Time Stone is such a powerful stone that it ended up becoming the most important asset in Thanos’s quest for galactic cleansing, for when Scarlet Witch destroyed the Mind Stone (and Vision along with it) all he had to do was turn back the clock and retrieve the stone for himself (which was horrible by the way.) If that doesn’t prove that the Time Stone is undoubtedly the most powerful of the incredible gems then I don’t know what to say. Now we haven’t seen the Soul Stone in action yet. Maybe it can be used to bring people back to life, which would then probably make it actually the most powerful stone in Thanos’s collection but until I see it resurrect Thanos for a Round 2 of fighting or something outlandish like that then the Time Stone will remain as my favorite.

Which stone is your favorite? Feel free to join in on the conversation in the comments below. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.

 

Who’s Your Favorite Marvel Villain?

This week has passed and that means it’s time for another weekly Who’s Your segment. Last week I asked you all who was your favorite classic Star Wars character and this week I’m excited to see which Marvel villain is the one you happen to enjoy the most. Here are all of the villains.

Ronan the Accuser

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Ronan was a slightly corny villain but that’s what made him so perfect for Guardians of the Galaxy. He was still a worthy adversary though as he nearly destroyed Xandar and was able to wield the might of the Power Stone. Thankfully the Guardians were more powerful than him though. 🙂

General “Thunderbolt” Ross

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The anti-Hulk, that could’ve made for a very compelling and intimidating villain. While I don’t remember The Incredible Hulk very well I do remember this villain because he definitely was scary looking. Too bad the movie wasn’t better. *shrug*

Malekith

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Malekith definitely wasn’t anywhere near the most compelling MCU villain but he did provide Thor and Loki plenty of anguish as he managed to kill off Thor’s mother.

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The Ten Best Endings in the ‘MCU’

One of my favorite things about movies are the eventual conclusions a film’s story is unknowingly leading to. Some films have predictable endings that you can see coming from a mile away while the best movies leave you on the edge of your seat all the way until the end and then rewards you with a shocking climax that you won’t soon forget. While the MCU at first installed only mediocre entries into their franchise their films of late have been downright phenomenal. True masterworks of storytelling and climax building. But which Marvel movies have the best ending? That’s what I’m excited to share with you. Enjoy!

10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of my favorite Marvel films because it’s entertaining through and through and this ending was just exciting to see. The thought of Captain America and Falcon trying to find Bucky after he just went “good” was an exciting prospect and an interesting story lead into Civil War.

9. Guardians of the Galaxy

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After the surprising delight of Guardians of the Galaxy the fun ending of the film with Peter Quill and co. deciding what their next objective was going to be is just the perfect climax to their adventure. They’ve just saved the galaxy, yes, but at heart they are still a bunch of misfits just wanting to have a bit of fun. Seeing the Milano fly off into space with the Jackson Five’s “ABC” playing is just 100% movie magic.

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