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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.

Spider Man Swings Into Action With A New Trailer

Three days ago Warner Bros. released a new trailer for their highly anticipated Justice League movie and it was pretty entertaining. DC Comics is known for their epic superheroes and it looks like Warner Bros. is going to make sure that continues to be the reputation of characters such as Batman or Wonder Woman. Marvel is the rival in this huge superhero genre and so of course they have released a new trailer for one of their most beloved characters debut film, Spider Man. That’ll definitely divert some attention from the incredible looking film DC Comics will be presenting later on this year. Here is the new trailer for Spider Man: Homecoming.

My Summary of this New Trailer:

First off, this trailer was way better than the first one. There was much more action which looks spectacular, there’s more Tony Stark which is always exciting, there’s more humor, and there’s more of the villainous Vulture. So on that note let me talk about these four elements of the trailer.

The Action

Marvel’s movies are known for some of their incredible action sequences. Take Captain America: Civil War for example. Part of the reason why I came away from that movie so pleased was the extraordinary airport battle between the Avengers. There were so many fascinating elements to that one sequence in the film that it alone made Civil War one of the most enjoyable blockbusters I’ve ever watched. I’m happy to say it looks like this Spider Man film will definitely deliver on the action scenes.

First of all those little spider drones Spider Man now has are so cool. I can’t wait to see what they can do. Secondly the main fight between Spider Man and The Vulture is going to be something to witness. That part where it showed the two fighting on a crashing plane looks exciting and there’s no doubt it’s going to be very loud in IMAX. Third, did you notice that in the second half of the trailer it shows Peter Parker fighting Vulture without his special Spider Man suit Tony Stark made him? It looks like after whatever happens with that boat incident Iron Man is going to have to take away his heroic privileges because of those Accords all superheroes are supposed to abide by. That means Peter Parker is going to have a lot more trouble facing Vulture when he’s obviously only able to wear his old suit.

I’m glad to see that this trailer didn’t show all of the plot points of this movie. All I know is a lot of trouble is about to hit New York City.

There’s More Iron Man!

I feel bad saying this because this is a movie that’s supposed to be all about the new Spider Man but my favorite part of this trailer was when it showed Iron man helping to push that boat back together. It was so cool it literally gave me chills. Yes I love Tom Holland’s version of Spider Man. He looks like what you’d imagine Peter Parker looking like, he’s funny, and he’s simply the perfect Spider Man but Iron Man is an amazing character. First of all I’ve been watching Iron Man since 2010 and throughout all of those years he’s always stolen the show. It’s just until recently when there have been stellar new heroes such as Black Panther or Doctor Strange that he’s lessened in the ranks of incredible Marvel characters. When I saw the new clips of Iron Man in this trailer I momentarily forgot about Spider Man. That’s a little worrying. I hope Tony Stark will be more of a secondary character that only shows up here and there because he will definitely slightly steal the spotlight from this new hero that I can’t wait to see a little further. And I’m really hoping that Spider Man will be the one to defeat Vulture because if he’s aided by Iron Man it’ll diminish his ability to be an independent superhero who can save the world just as easily as Captain America.

The Humor In This Spider Man Trailer Is Perfect

I love a trailer that can make me laugh, for the right reasons. I loved the humorous moments such as when it showed Spider Man swinging through a neighborhood and he splashed a whole bunch of people at a pool party. That was a perfect Spider Man move. And secondly I thought it was very amusing seeing his friend try on his mask. Those little clips remind us that this version of Peter Parker is just a teenager with some pretty awesome abilities. I think it’s going to be great having this new dynamic to the line of heroes in these films because everyone else, besides Scarlet Witch, is over the age of 28. That makes Peter extra special once he eventually joins the Avengers in their fight against baddies throughout the galaxy.

The Angry Vulture

Judging from this trailer Vulture is going to become part of that list of lackluster villains. Yes his suit is gorgeously frightening but besides that he seems to be the cliché villain with that repetitive speech most villains have. Everything was taken from me and so I’m going to take everything from you. What this villain’s true motive will be interesting to see, like is he an angry Hydra officer that has been plotting his revenge or is he just some crazed individual who wants to see superheroes perish by his hand? There’s also the question if he’s working alone or is there some other behind the scenes villain that they’re keeping for a surprise?

My Overall Opinion of this Trailer

I think it’s going to be another successful entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel has the formula and I’m thankful to see they’re not letting up on delivering enjoyable films to all us movie lovers. The main thing that excites me about this new movie is what the surprise of the movie will be because there’s always a surprise. Age of Ultron’s surprise was the debut of Vision. Ant-Man’s was having Falcon in the film. And Civil War’s surprise was Captain America dropping his shield at the end. That jaw dropping moment still has me wondering if he’ll reprise his role as Captain America or if he’ll have a different identity. I’m also excited to see the post-credit scenes because those are always fun to watch. After July 7 all of my questions will be answered.

Well thank you for reading for my post. It’s been fun writing about this new trailer and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Have a beautiful day.

The Top Ten Suits of Marvel’s Superheroes

Every year since 2010 there has been at least one Marvel movie to grace the big screen and with each movie comes new superheroes with fresh, innovative suits that seem to get better than their predecessors. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe a.k.a MCU there are currently over twenty superheroes and each hero has either one suit or multiple versions of their iconic character. I’m going to list my ten favorite suits from the MCU.

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