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The Multiverse Is Open But Iron Man Should Remain Dead

Loki has changed the scope of the MCU forever with a chance for Marvel Studios to take this story in any way it wants thanks to the multiverse being created. With the arrival of the multiverse it seems like anything is possible.

Have you ever wanted to know what Emily Blunt would’ve been like as Black Widow? Or John Krasinski as Captain America? The multiverse could make it happen.

Do you want to see Chris Evans return as Captain America? There’s been rumors that he’s eyeing a return to the MCU and I’m pretty sure after what’s happened with Loki that’s going to happen. Hugh Jackman may have even teased a reprisal of his iconic role as Wolverine in the MCU via his Instagram page a couple of weeks ago.

Or do you want Deadpool to meet The Avengers? We’re in the multiverse now. Anything could happen.

So yes, the Multiverse is open and that means Kevin Feige can run wild with his imagination but there are some things that need to remain permanent and one such instance is Iron Man’s death.

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‘Tropic Thunder’: What the Heck Was That?

I like comedies. My favorite comedy that I’ve seen over a hundred times (and this is no exaggeration) is Rush Hour 2. My family and I watch every chance we get and we pretty much know every line in the movie. A good action comedy film can be so much fun but can have those exhilarating moments that you get with a classic action movie and Rush Hour 2 embodies that perfectly. My second favorite action comedy movie is now Tropic Thunder.

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Starring the likes of Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey Jr. in a role that garnered him only his second Oscar nomination, Tropic Thunder is an insane plot that is written so hilariously, outrageously, and bluntly that it’s almost a miracle it was ever even made.

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‘Zodiac’: Another Creepy Thriller

I love a good mystery thriller. Movies like The Silence of the Lambs and Prisoners are films that get my heart racing, my eyes widening, and leaves me riveted! So of course, being the thriller lover that I am, I decided to watch Zodiac; a movie that features the real life crime story of a serial killer from the late 60s’ through 70s’ by the name of Zodiac who was terrorizing California.

Starring in the film were three Marvel alums; Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and its lead actor, Jake Gyllenhaal. They each injected a sense of life into the movie but it was Gyllenhaal who stole the show, his frantic youthful obsession with discovering the identity of the serial killer driving the story forward.

I really enjoyed the movie. It felt like a cross between Spotlight and Prisoners and its last twenty-thirty minutes were uber frightening. I found myself actually peeking through the fingers a few times because it was that scary.

Is this the best movie I’ve ever seen, no, but it was enjoyable.

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

‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 7

Iron Man is the type of hero where you could either love him or you could hate him. He’s always been egotistical, narcissistic, self-absorbed, pretty much a billionaire douchebag at times. And yet, he’s also one of the most heroic heroes ever brought to the big screen, making him not only memorable but entirely different than iconic heroes like Batman and Superman, or even Captain America for that matter.

Iron Man’s story has shaped the MCU and his conclusion in Endgame was not only perfectly established and executed but emotionally and impactfully powerful as well. There’s a reason I can’t stop crying whenever the end of Endgame arrives. His story, whether I knew it or not, has affected me deeply, and knowing that it has reached its end is both heartbreaking and rewarding at the same time.

Today, on the final part of this series, I’m focusing on Iron Man’s incredible last leg in this fascinating journey. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’: A Hero’s Redemption Part 7

How Robert Downey Jr. Could Return to the MCU

Robert Downey Jr. helped create a solid foundation for the MCU and eleven years after his superhero debut as Iron Man that incredible contribution to the franchise that has now made billions came to a powerful conclusion when his character, Tony Stark, sacrificed himself to stop the ultimate comic book villain, Thanos, from annihilating all life in the universe.

Apparently, Robert Downey Jr. will return for an eensy-weensy role in the Black Widow prequel but there have been rumors that the actor could return to the MCU in the future. How you may ask. Didn’t we see him die before our very eyes? Well, yes, and as I said before, it was a powerful death that was given the emotional heft it deserved. To try to bring him back to life would almost be an insult on the character…but there is a way Downey Jr. can return, and that’s to play a J.A.R.V.I.S role. Continue reading How Robert Downey Jr. Could Return to the MCU

‘Iron Man’ Is Actually Pretty Good!

(This is a repost.)

I’ve seen Iron Man before but I obviously wasn’t paying much attention when I first watched it because after seeing it for only the second time on Friday night I was kind of blown away by how good the movie was.

At the time Marvel and superhero movies were a joke. The first couple of X-Men movies were received with praise by critics but beyond that Marvel films weren’t the go-to superhero flicks that you wanted to see. Hulk received a fresh but dismal 62% on Rotten Tomatoes. Both Fantastic Four movies in the mid-2000’s received rotten reviews with Fantastic Four receiving a 27% rating and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer garnering a 37% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Eesh. And remember that HORRIBLE Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner that came out in 2003 and ended up receiving a rotten 44% rating.

Yeah, Marvel’s tries at becoming a globally beloved cinematic universe didn’t begin until 2008’s Iron Man which would change the landscape of cinema forever. Continue reading ‘Iron Man’ Is Actually Pretty Good!