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‘Justice League’ vs. ‘Thor: Ragnarok’: Which One Wins?

I recently watched Justice League and, surprisingly, I enjoyed it immensely. The story was easy to follow, the action was epic, and it was a great way to bring the six superheroes together. Now that I’ve seen both Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League I am going to determine which movie I enjoyed the most. Enjoy!

The Characters

The Justice League

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When you bring together incredible heroes such as Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman etc. it’s always going to be amazing and Justice League wasn’t an exception. The characters, while they were great, a few were a little less awesome than others, mainly Aquaman. When The Avengers came out in 2012 nearly every superhero had their own debut film, except for Black Widow and Hawkeye but they were co-stars of those other movies. Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman are the only characters in this team who have had their own movie. That means it’s always going to be kind of hard to introduce three new characters in the span of only two hours while trying to keep track on one story line about preventing the end of the world. I’m frankly surprised the new characters were developed as well as they were.

Thor and Co.

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While “The Revengers” clearly aren’t as epic as the likes of the Justice League I happened to really like these characters. Thor, after Thor: Ragnarok, has become one of my favorite Avengers because he finally was given the chance to shine with his comedic personality. The Hulk is just…The Hulk. You can’t really do anything with him except make him a giant green rage monster, who can talk, and that’s what makes him great. Valkyrie has become my favorite female hero in Marvel because she’s just that awesome. And Loki, surprisingly, was very lovable in this movie. He wasn’t being the jerk that he normally is. I mean, he kind of was, but it was nice to see him on the side of the good guys this time around.

All in all, I loved Wonder Woman and Cyborg in Justice League but everyone else was okay. When I came away from Thor: Ragnarok I loved every single character equally and I can’t wait to see them all again.

Thor: Ragnarok: 1 point

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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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Is the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer A Spoiler for the ‘Black Panther’ Movie?

I watched the new Avengers trailer yesterday a bunch of times and as I took time to think about it yesterday evening I thought to myself, is this trailer spoiling the events of Black Panther? Here’s a great example of that.

They waited for Thor: Ragnarok to come out before they brought out this Avengers trailer, and for good reason. While Thor: Ragnarok didn’t provide any major changes to the overall story of these Marvel movies like Captain America: Civil War, SPOILER ALERT, Thor’s missing eye and Loki secretly obtaining the Tesseract were significant spoilers that had to be seen before this Avengers was able to be released.

So does that mean Black Panther’s movie is that outside of the realm of the Avengers and so forth that they don’t mind showing the outcome of King T’Challa’s world before the movie even comes out?

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The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Teaser Has Been Released!

So I was watching Good Morning America this wonderful Wednesday morning and out of nowhere it was announced that the Avengers: Infinity War trailer would debut and when it did I went a little bonkers. I’m still losing it in fact as I write this now but no more chitchat, we’ve all been waiting for this moment and so here it is. Enjoy!!!!!!

Okay, first of all, this trailer is beyond amazing. The music is simply incredible and gives me chills every time I watch it. (I’ve watched this trailer six times already.) The situations look downright epic. And there are so many superheroes in this teaser!!! Iron Man with Doctor Strange! Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy! Spider-Man with his Iron-Spidey Suit. It’s just too much awesomeness in one trailer. I’m going to try to calmly talk about everything that I noticed in this teaser but that’s going to be hard considering how amazing this trailer was. Okay, here goes.

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Where Does Hela Rank Among The Marvel Villains?

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has spewed entertaining movies for the past nine years most of the films have shared one nagging problem; the villains have been very lackluster. So much work has gone into the development of the heroes that the villains are just annoying baddies. They’re not complex, they’re not scary, they’re just…the bad guys. And that does make sense because most of the villains didn’t make it through more than one film but after nine years you begin to get tired of the constant trend of boring antagonists. Well, lately the villains have been a little better and after Hela debuted in Thor: Ragnarok there was no way I wasn’t going to write a post determining where she stands amidst the other villains throughout all seventeen films. Enjoy!

1. The Vulture

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I didn’t really know anything about Michael Keaton except that he was the first epic Batman but after Spider-Man: Homecoming I am an even bigger fan of the fantastic actor. Part of the reason why Spider-Man: Homecoming was such a marvelous movie is that the villain was just as complex as the hero. Mr. Toomes was a simple blue collar man who provided for his family with his wreckage cleanup business but Tony Stark ripped the floor out from underneath him by taking over the duty of cleaning up after the Avengers. It was this heartless move that turned Toomes into a weapon dealer for the black market and can you blame him? I mean if you look at it from a different point of view you can say that Iron Man and Spider-Man were the villains and that Mr. Toomes was the real hero of the film. We of course root for Spider-Man though because how can you not but it’s still an interesting observation.

And not only did he have a complex and believable story in the movie but his Vulture suit was also rather cool. And the best thing about it, he didn’t die, and a post-credits scene has already hinted at him returning to the MCU…with the help of a mysterious friend. That’s even more exciting and I can’t wait to see him again.

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My Favorite New Black Panther Posters

Now that Thor: Ragnarok has come out the Marvel Cinematic Universe can now turn their full attention to their next installment, Black Panther, which I am so glad is coming out in February. This past weekend a whole bunch of awesome Black Panther posters surfaced online and I am here to talk about my favorite ones. Enjoy!

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The first one I found was really great is this poster featuring Killmonger and I have to say, it’s pretty marvelous. The two weapons, the downcast head, I mean it’s a perfect poster and it really showcases Killmonger not so much as the movie’s villain but as a man who didn’t get the opportunities that others might have obtained. He’s broken and he wants revenge, that’s what this poster speaks to me.

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