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The Top Ten Scenes in Marvel

In the past ten years Marvel Studios has presented seventeen! movies, all with their own style, own stories, and there have been countless incredible scenes between them all. Today I’m going to share with you my ten favorite scenes that have come from the movies that have spanned nearly half my lifetime. Enjoy!

10. Vision Comes To Life (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

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Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn’t one of the best Marvel movies but it had one of the greatest surprises for me; Vision. One of my favorite things in a movie is a surprise you don’t see coming and I definitely didn’t see this coming. I remember watching the movie and as Thor electrified the case holding Ultron’s experiment robot with lightning he was residing in I was waiting to see what would happen. When Vision popped out of that container not as a villain but rather as an ally I was shocked.

And then…he grabbed Thor’s hammer and handed it to him! Mind blown! I was utterly stunned. Who was this remarkably powerful superhero that I had no idea about? And he had Jarvis’s voice! It was profoundly one of the greatest surprises I have ever seen in a movie and it’s why this is one of my favorite scenes.

9. The Chase Scene (Captain America: Civil War)

One of the reasons why this is my favorite scene is because it’s the first time we get to see Black Panther in action. I mean the scene was already enjoyable because it was a car chase (I love car chase scenes) but add the element of Black Panther and it really becomes special.

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Marvel vs. DC: Whose Outfits Are Better?

Marvel Studios and the DC Extended Universe have taken the superhero world by storm with their incredible films that have generated billions upon billions of dollars and while the superheroes that have helmed these films are usually really enjoyable and easy to get behind sometimes their incredible outfits help make them that much cooler. And so, because the DC Universe has only six major superheroes in their roster so far I’m going to compare their suits with six of Marvel’s best outfitted heroes. Enjoy!

Superman vs. Doctor Strange

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Superman’s outfit is basically the classic design but what makes this suit stand out are the metallic accents to the waist area. It makes the suit look alien and it provides a slightly epic feel to the overall outfit. Now I’ve never been a huge fan of Superman because of his suit; the red cape just never appealed to me, but I will admit that Henry Cavill wears it well and makes it not look as corny as it used to.

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Doctor Strange’s outfit is also highly inspired by the original design from the comics and that’s why it’s perfect. The high collared red cloak provides an impeccable sorcerer sort of look and the dark blue robes and several belts also make him look different in a very good way. There is no doubt who I think wins this round.

Marvel: 1 point

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My Awesome Magazine Collection

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is coming out in less than three weeks and yesterday I suddenly got a fabulous idea. After getting my latest issue from Entertainment Weekly last week featuring The Last Jedi I decided I wanted to head down memory lane and look at the Entertainment Weekly issue I obtained two years ago featuring The Force Awakens. What was going to be a simple trot into the past ended up turning into a fantastic excavation of all of the magazines I have collected featuring upcoming Star Wars and Marvel movies over the past two years. It was so mind blowing and exciting in fact that I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy!

My Marvel Movie Collection

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These issues are all in alphabetical order and date back to December 2015. Can you believe that?! So many Marvel movies have come out in that time. You’ve got first looks at Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. There’s Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor and Black Panther. I mean…it’s just amazing. What was even better about rediscovering all of these covers is the fact that I forgot nearly 75% of these fantastic issues.

I can’t wait until I get my Entertainment Weekly issue featuring a first look at Avengers: Infinity War. That’s going to be a wonderful day.

So out of these eight marvelous covers I broke it down to the four I like the best. Here they are.

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My Five Favorite Superheroes

Throughout Marvel and DC Comics there are countless superheroes to enjoy and in the last decade more of these characters have come to the forefront. There are, of course, heroes that are just simply cooler than others and so I am here to tell you who my five favorite superheroes are. Enjoy!

5. Captain America

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The first time I was really introduced to Captain America was in The Avengers and I have to admit, I didn’t like him very much. He was too serious, his suit was awful, and he just didn’t fit into the team to me. I hadn’t seen the first Captain America film and so I didn’t really understand where he was coming from in The Avengers film. And then after The Winter Soldier, I seriously warmed up to the shield-bearing hero. He was good, he was benevolent, and he stood up for his beliefs in a heroic way. I loved Captain America after that film and my fondness for the hero has only grown since.

It was very difficult for me to pick between Iron Man and Captain America for fifth place on this list but at the end of the day, Tony Stark is still a billionaire playboy philanthropist like he was back in 2008’s Iron Man whereas Steve Rogers has grown and has become more of a leader. And Chris Evans is just, I feel, a nice person and so he is my fifth favorite superhero.

4. Spider-Man

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Spider-Man has never been one of my favorite superheroes…until now. Spider-Man is so cute and fun and he’s rather heroic in his own Spider-Manny way. Marvel has really outdone themselves on the beloved character. When I become a fan of the web-slinging hero I know that Marvel has done something very right. And who doesn’t love his incredible suit? Can I have one?

3. Doctor Strange

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I knew Benedict Cumberbatch mostly from his incredible role as Smaug and Sauron in The Hobbit Trilogy. Ever since then I have liked Cumberbatch’s work. I was worried about a talking dragon in a film, I didn’t think it would work. But his voice was so scary and so perfectly matched with the terrifying beast that I still say that seeing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at the movies, in IMAX, was one of the best movie experiences I have ever had.

Marvel picking him as Doctor Strange is one of the most genius castings they have done so far. Not only is he a marvelous actor but he really embodies Doctor Strange perfectly. I’ve only watched one movie with him and he’s already one of the coolest superheroes I have ever seen. He’s definitely my third favorite superhero.

2. Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman is an epic character, simple as that. I mean she’s literally an Amazonian princess with a shield, a truth-telling lasso, a sword, and her magnificent bracers. And she’s also very pretty too. She’s just a wonderful character. Her debut film wasn’t perfect but I’m totally excited to see her school all the boys in Justice League.

Wonder Woman is undoubtedly my favorite female superhero and is so amazing she wasn’t going to be anywhere else but in second place.

1. Batman

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And this picture tells it all. From Michael Keaton’s Batman way back in the 80s’ to Ben Affleck’s Batman of the present, this dark-suited hero has always been epic. The bat ears, the fantastic flowing cape, the awe-inspiring vehicles and gadgets, Batman is AWESOME! This hero is so incredible that even Ben Affleck could pull the beloved character off. I have to say, Christian Bale’s Batman is the best rendition of the dark knight so far (mainly because of Christopher Nolan’s genius.) He was the most believable Batman and Christian Bale really immersed himself in the dark role of the troubled hero. Besides, Batman movies have the scariest villains. That makes Batman all the more incredible.

I could talk on and on about this winged hero but to get to the point yes, he is my favorite superhero out of all of the heroes throughout all of the various comics.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I thank you for reading. Have a beautiful day.

 

Where Does Spider-Man: Homecoming Rank in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Yesterday I wrote a review about Spider-Man: Homecoming and I absolutely loved the film but how does it stack up against the other Marvel films that have come before it? Well, this is what I’m going to find out and I hope you enjoy.

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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I loved Spider-Man: Homecoming, it was a pretty flawless movie. There’s something about The Winter Soldier, however, that really makes me happy. I watched this film four times in the movie theaters and now, three years after it came out, it still reigns supreme in terms of what Marvel can do. The storyline is simple yet complex, Robert Redford’s portrayal of Secretary Pierce was spot on, Bucky’s arc throughout the movie was one of the better plotlines in Marvel so far, and this was the first movie that Captain America really shined in.

Another reason why the movie was so good is its lack of heroes with super incredible abilities. Captain America, while he retains superhuman strength, speed, etc, he isn’t as powerful as someone like, say, Thor, or even Spider-Man for that matter. And then Black Widow is only a Shield agent, she’s not a superwoman, and that gives the movie a grit that most of the Marvel films don’t have. And Falcon is also a rather regular human besides the awesome exoskeleton. That’s why I love this movie. I’m waiting for the day to come for a Marvel film to finally dethrone this one but it still hasn’t happened yet.

2. Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is undoubtedly the second best Marvel movie ever made. It’s funny, it’s original, and it’s simply a great film. The plot twists were shocking, the characters were fun and engaging, the storyline was impeccable, and it all led to Spider-Man officially becoming an Avenger, which is so exciting.

There are other great Marvel films like Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War, the first Guardians of the Galaxy, but this movie was so cute and perfect that there was no way I wasn’t going to rank this as the second best Marvel movie made so far.

So, this is where I rank Spider-Man: Homecoming in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I thank you for reading and I hope you have an absolutely beautiful day.

My Review of Spider-Man: Homecoming

I’ve just recently watched Spider-Man: Homecoming and this is what I have to say about it. This movie. Was. Amazing!!! Marvel really outdid themselves with this Spider-Man film. I had seen nearly every trailer, I had seen all of the tv spots and advertisements, but I never imagined that this movie would be as good as it was.

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Spider-Man is a fan favorite, and for good reason. He’s a nerdy kid who obtained outstanding abilities from a radioactive spider and ended up becoming an incredible superhero who saves his hometown from all sorts of diabolical villains. Spider-Man is so famous that even way before I knew anything about the difference between Marvel and DC Comics I knew who Spider-Man was.

There used to be this DVD I would watch, it was a cartoon called The Amazing Spider-Man, and I would watch it all of the time. There was Dr. Octopus, my favorite Spider-Man villain, the Green Goblin, and a whole bunch of other sinister villains. I loved it. I didn’t, at that time, know any other superheroes except for Superman and Batman. And even though I wanted to watch the actual Spider-Man movies I never could because there was just way too much suck facing in those films.

And then Sony just recently made two new Spider-Man films starring Andrew Garfield as the wall-climbing superhero and they weren’t that great. I only saw the second one with Jamie Foxx as the villain and while I did like Spider-Man the rest of the movie was terrible.

Then in 2016 Marvel partnered with Sony and a new Spider-Man was born.

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Why I’m Excited about Spider-Man: Homecoming

It’s been over a year since Spider-Man made his surprise debut in Captain America: Civil War. Tom Holland’s version of the infamous superhero had me very excited to see him again. I’m not even a fan of Spider-Man and I knew this was clearly the best version of the swinging hero. And then when I found out he was going to have his own movie this year I was even more excited. He was one of the best elements of Civil War so I had no doubt his movie would be great.

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Now it’s coming out this week and early reviews are already saying it’s going to be a blast. Of course, I make my own judgment on movies but hearing that it is good as I thought it would be is reassuring. And you can’t beat a movie with Iron Man in it. Iron Man is one of my favorite superheroes and Tony Stark always brings the humor. I’m sure the scenes with him will be great and the action will be even greater. I’m also curious to see what the post-credit scenes will be. I’m hoping there will be something about either Avengers: Infinity War or possibly the future Spider-Man film.

Wonder Woman was easily the best DCEU movie so far. I enjoyed it thoroughly and I can’t wait to see it again at home. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was unfortunately not that great and was so unappealing that I didn’t even want to go see it. Spider-Man is almost here and I can’t wait to see where it ends up in the list of my favorite Marvel films. I’m guessing that it’ll be in the realm of either Guardians of the Galaxy or Doctor Strange. If it is I’m going to emerge from that movie theater very, very happy.

I’m excited to eventually write a review about it. Until then I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for reading this post.