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The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer and Poster Is Here!

So earlier today I wrote a post about an Avengers: Infinity War trailer appearing tonight during March Madness but turns out it actually came out this morning and it’s finally here. First off, here’s the poster.

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Pretty awesome right? Wow, there are so many characters. And here’s the trailer:

So this is what I think about the trailer. I love the teaser, the teaser is perfect for everything that it is. The music, the action, the characters, the story, everything about the teaser was impeccable and this trailer only built on that narrative.

I loved seeing more of Thanos and the Guardians of the Galaxy, I loved seeing Shuri make an appearance in the trailer, I finally got a glimpse at Thanos’s henchmen, and overall it was an exciting trailer but there was nothing utterly jaw dropping from it and that’s a great thing.

You can’t give viewers all of the film’s nuggets before we even see the film. That would be ridiculous and it would show that the movie isn’t worth watching. The fact that Marvel Studios provided us with a trailer that gave us tantalizing imagery without giving anything away is utterly perfect. I mean come on, the movie is coming out in exactly seven weeks. If I can’t wait until April 27 to find out what’s going to happen in this movie I obviously need to take a chill pill.

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing this trailer as much as I did and I am SO EXCITED to see this movie because it’s clearly going to be OFF THE CHAIN! And that last bit of the trailer with Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, lol, now that was perfect. I’m already liking this Spider-Man/Doctor Strange dynamic. *thumbs up.*

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Don’t Miss the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer Tonight

Yesterday evening I was watching March Madness on CBS and out of nowhere an Avengers: Infinity War commercial popped up announcing that the world trailer premiere for the movie will be coming out tonight. Well, that was a surprise! I’m so excited about this news. As you can see on my Avengers: Infinity War countdown it’s only 42 days until the movie comes out and it’s about time for the marketing for this movie to ramp up. So, tomorrow I will undoubtedly provide you with an extensive post on how awesome the trailer undoubtedly is going to be and if you want to see it tonight tune in to March Madness on CBS.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a glorious day.

This ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ News Will Blow Your Mind!

Okay, we all know that an Avengers: Infinity War trailer is just around the corner and to get us ready for the trailer premiere there have been some rather exciting developments for the movie.

First, off there’s a new promotional poster featuring Thanos and his villainous crew. Here it is.

Okay, this is already exciting enough as it is but listen to this. Here are Thanos’s four henchmen and the actors that are playing their voices.

Corvus Glaive (the creepy guy in black) is the general of Thanos’s armies and wields a pike that makes him immortal! The pike can also penetrate any surface or object. (Captain America and Black Panther, don’t get too cocky with your impenetrable vibranium.) And guess who’s voicing this character? None other than…Mark Hamil!!!! Yes, it’s true. Mark Hamill is voicing one of the villains in Avengers: Infinity War. Can this movie get any better?

The second character is Proxima Midnight (the only female on the poster)  who is the wife of General Glaive and carries a spear forged from a star by Thanos himself. (These villains sound like the real deal. Uh-oh.) And she’s being voiced by Whoopi Goldberg. Can you believe that? This movie is going to be off. The. CHAIN!!!

The third character is Ebony Maw (this is the alien by Thanos’s left arm) who is a mind manipulator. I guess he’s basically Scarlet Witch on steroids in the persuasive department. He’s voiced by Bill Nighy (I, unfortunately don’t know who that is.)

And the final henchman is named Cull Obsidian (he’s the horn faced alien in the right corner) who is basically the Hulk of Thanos’s army. He’s big, he’s brutish, and I’m pretty sure he kicks serious butt. He will be voiced by Vin Diesel.

I have to say, after hearing the descriptions of these villains, including Thanos, I am legitimately worried now. These Marvel superheroes have faced difficult antagonists before but they have never come across the likes of these powerful beings. I mean, these villains sound just as powerful, maybe even more powerful than some of the Avengers and that’s worrying me greatly. I knew there were going to be casualties in this movie but I think it’s going to be worse than I imagined. Or maybe not. I don’t have long to find out though. *thumbs up*

And finally, the biggest development for Avengers: Infinity War is this. You know how how it was supposed to come out on May 4. Well, Disney changed the dates and it’s now coming out on April 27. Yes, this is not a joke. Avengers: Infinity War is coming out a week earlier and I am bouncing-off-the-walls happy.

Paul Bettany, Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson in Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

This is a game changer and the perfect move for Disney. Ever since Solo: A Star Wars Story was announced to come out in May of this year I knew it was going to be a problem box-office wise. Having two mega-blockbuster franchises like Marvel and Star Wars have movies coming out in the same month just doesn’t sound right and I think Disney knew that.

They also probably moved the date back to avoid spoilers from the movie leaking online. You see, it was going to originally open internationally in India on April 27 but that would’ve meant there would have been a whole week for spoilers to spring from the international premiere onto the internet. And I’m sure the spoilers would have been ridiculously awesome so Disney just decided to have us over here in the United States and Canada see it at the same time so we Marvel fans can enjoy the movie all the same time. Thank you Disney.

Well, this is the latest news for Avengers: Infinity War and it has absolutely made my day. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a Marvel-ous day.

A New King Has Been Crowned…and His Name Isn’t T’Challa

Black Panther has been out for six days and it has broken box-office records left and right and is the best rated superhero film of all time at a stunning 97% Rotten Tomatoes score which isn’t surprising. The movie is good!!! When I came out of that movie theater five days ago I had embarked on a cinematic journey that I never thought I would ever experience and it is still impacting me to this day. There are great movies and then there are perfect movies. Black Panther was practically perfect and one of the reasons why it was such a fantastically enjoyable film is because of its villain, Erik Killmonger.

Minor Spoilers Ahead! If you haven’t seen this movie yet and you would rather go into the movie clean of any details of the film I suggest you read no further. I thank you for heeding this warning and I hope you enjoy the rest of the post.

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I’ve Seen ‘Thor: The Dark World’!

The same day that I watched Jurassic World I also happened to see Thor: The Dark World for the first time and this is why I wanted to watch it. I have watched every Marvel film there has ever been except for Thor: The Dark World and it was bothering me. How could I have seen all seventeen films except for this one? So I watched it because I was curious to see what the Thor sequel was like and I found out alright.

This movie was terrible. I was literally laughing at how bad it was. The action was some of the worst I’ve seen from a Marvel film, the story was bland, the villain was horrendous, the CGI, oh my gosh the CGI was so bad Justice League‘s CGI looks great in comparison, and overall it made me appreciate Thor: Ragnarok even more after seeing the movie. The only scenes I actually enjoyed in the film were the ones with Loki involved.

He managed to make the movie enjoyable at times when the film was at its murkiest. And then as soon as he “died” the movie became boring again. I was shocked. I knew the movie wasn’t that great but this film was ridiculously bad. Thor is one of my least favorite Marvel movies and it was better than Thor: The Dark World.

And oh my goodness, I’m so glad Taika Waititi scrapped Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster.

She brought absolutely nothing to the movie except the aspect of romance and the means for Thor to save his Earth damsel in distress over and over again. It was kind of bad how out of place she was in the movie. In Thor she had a reason for being in the movie. She was a scientist who just so happened to be in the same vicinity as Thor when he crashed to Earth. In Thor: The Dark World she was really out of her comfort zone and brought no substance to the movie whatsoever. And having her slap the mess out of Thor and Loki doesn’t make her a strong character. It only reiterated that she couldn’t do anything but slap people and hope her Thor would be there to rescue her all the time. Ugh. It was so terrible.

My Conclusion of the Film

I was hoping Thor: The Dark World would surprise me and actually be a decent film but it was very much the opposite. Even without Jane Foster the movie would’ve still been super boring because it was terrible plot altogether. It was so bad in fact that I had to ask myself why the movie was even called Thor: The Dark World? It’s pretty terrible when a movie’s story is so disjointed that the title of the film doesn’t even match with the movie. The only good thing I got from it is I’ll understand what’s going on in Thor: Ragnarok even more now thanks to Thor: The Dark World but that’s about it.

I give this movie 2 out of 5 stars and a 68 out of 100. It was poorly made and I definitely won’t be watching it again. At least I can say I’ve seen every Marvel film now and that’s all I cared about achieving. If you haven’t seen this movie I highly recommend that you don’t watch. It’s not worth the hour and fifty-two minutes.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a glorious President’s Day.

Ranking the Ten Best Movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

With the arrival of Black Panther a couple of days ago there are now 18! Marvel movies that have come out in the last decade. Not only is that amazing but the majority of the films are actually really enjoyable. Marvel has become a franchise juggernaut. In fact, they’re starting to make Star Wars look kind of weak in comparison when you think about how many more films they have compared to the science-fiction franchise (but Star Wars is still the best, in my opinion, so far.) So today, since I have now officially seen the groundbreaking superhero film, Black Panther, I want to share with you where I rank it among nine of its other predecessors. Enjoy!

10. Ant-Man

Three years ago Ant-Man debuted and while it definitely wasn’t one of the best Marvel movies I’ve ever seen it is a fun film to watch. Scott Lang brings the laughs, Hope van Dyne is an awesome heroine, and the movie is entertaining. Now is it anywhere close to the quality of the nine other films ahead of it, no, but against the eight movies behind it I happen to like this film more.

9. The Avengers

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, and Chris Hemsworth in The Avengers (2012)

I still remember when I saw The Avengers for the first time. It completely changed my view on what a superhero movie could be. I mean seeing six superheroes fighting together to save the world was really amazing and it immediately turned me into a Marvel fan. Now I saw this movie the other day and I was laughing at how lame it was. In 2012 this movie was the best you could get from Marvel but now after there being so many movies that are light years better than The Avengers it just looks old. And there’s nothing particularly wrong with that. In fact, it makes me happy to see that it’s so ancient. That means the Marvel films have gotten much better since then and that’s always a good thing.

8. Avengers: Age of Ultron

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, and Chris Hemsworth in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

While The Avengers is a better made movie than its sequel I happen to like this movie a lot more simply because the original Avengers’ stories are much more developed and the addition of Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Quicksilver makes the movie that much more enjoyable.

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A Spoiler-Free Review of ‘Black Panther’

I watched Black Panther yesterday and I’m still reveling in how good the movie was. In fact, I watched Captain America: Civil War last night, which is something I haven’t done in over a year, because Black Panther was so great I wanted to look back at how T’Challa was introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And the movie had such an impact on me I woke up still thinking about brilliantly fantastic the film was. So, while the movie is still fresh in my mind, here’s my spoiler-free review.

The Story

Black Panther (2018)

Everything about this film worked. The story was one of the best I’ve seen in Marvel so far. It kept me wondering what was going to happen next while also clarifying earlier scenes in the movie that, if left untouched, would’ve left us viewers with some serious plot holes to try to fill.

The Characters

Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o in Black Panther (2018)

The characters were not only incredibly cool but they each had an essential part to play in the film. There was no one who could’ve been left out of the film. And Michael B. Jordan’s portrayal of the villain, Erik Killmonger, was beyond what I expected, becoming an immediate favorite in the MCU. He definitely wasn’t your typical Marvel villain.

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One of my favorite things about a movie is when you can actually relate with the bad guy. It’s one of the reasons I like Kylo Ren so much and why this new Star Wars trilogy is so entertaining. If the villain is always someone you immediately want to root against then the story isn’t very complex but if the antagonist presents an argument that’s kind of understandable and makes you question the antics of the good guys that’s when a movie gets really interesting and Black Panther did this. If Erik Killmonger is any indication on the direction Marvel is heading villain-wise I’m all thumbs up.

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