Since the Tesseract appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger it’s been a slow culmination of the six infamous Infinity Stones that Thanos has been secretly waiting to get in the past seven years and now that they have all been found…and used *wince* I couldn’t help but ask myself which of the Infinity Stones was my personal favorite? Well, as you can see from the picture for this post, my favorite stone is the Time Stone, and for good reason.
First of all, it appeared in one of my favorite MCU films, Doctor Strange, and so that was a nice surprise.
Secondly, the Eye of Agamotto is such an amazing relic. It’s actually, besides Doctor Strange’s cape and Thor’s new axe, Stormbreaker, my favorite item in the MCU. I love its ancient look. I love that it is truly shaped like an eye and when it is opened the bright emerald green glow of the gem within its confines is just brilliant to look at.
Three, it can turn back time! How awesome is that? If I had the ability to turn back time I would probably go back and watch The Force Awakens in the movie theaters another five times. 🙂
The Time Stone is such a powerful stone that it ended up becoming the most important asset in Thanos’s quest for galactic cleansing, for when Scarlet Witch destroyed the Mind Stone (and Vision along with it) all he had to do was turn back the clock and retrieve the stone for himself (which was horrible by the way.) If that doesn’t prove that the Time Stone is undoubtedly the most powerful of the incredible gems then I don’t know what to say. Now we haven’t seen the Soul Stone in action yet. Maybe it can be used to bring people back to life, which would then probably make it actually the most powerful stone in Thanos’s collection but until I see it resurrect Thanos for a Round 2 of fighting or something outlandish like that then the Time Stone will remain as my favorite.
Which stone is your favorite? Feel free to join in on the conversation in the comments below. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.
This week has passed and that means it’s time for another weekly Who’s Your segment. Last week I asked you all who was your favorite classic Star Wars character and this week I’m excited to see which Marvel villain is the one you happen to enjoy the most. Here are all of the villains.
Ronan the Accuser
Ronan was a slightly corny villain but that’s what made him so perfect for Guardians of the Galaxy. He was still a worthy adversary though as he nearly destroyed Xandar and was able to wield the might of the Power Stone. Thankfully the Guardians were more powerful than him though. 🙂
General “Thunderbolt” Ross
The anti-Hulk, that could’ve made for a very compelling and intimidating villain. While I don’t remember The Incredible Hulk very well I do remember this villain because he definitely was scary looking. Too bad the movie wasn’t better. *shrug*
Malekith definitely wasn’t anywhere near the most compelling MCU villain but he did provide Thor and Loki plenty of anguish as he managed to kill off Thor’s mother.
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Disney has made me SOOO happy over the past few years with their mega-franchises, Star Wars and Marvel. Marvel has slowly but gradually become more and more entertaining over the years and Star Wars, well, Star Wars is the best. One thing Star Wars always had better than Marvel however were the villains. Marvel’s villain conundrum was the franchise’s main setback and made the films a little boring to watch because at the end of the day I knew, somehow, with every film that the heroes were going to win. Now, Marvel crafted a perfect formula at shaking things up and keeping the films fun and interesting but that’s exactly what it was; a formula that was never shaken or eradicated.
Star Wars on the other hand truly allows creative freedom to the movies’ individual creators and that was almost to a fault, for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi were so different from each other that a lot of people rebuked the new direction the current Star Wars trilogy had headed and that slightly hurt the franchise.
With Avengers: Infinity War that formula was flipped on its head as the MCU finally created a villain that not only was compelling and memorable but so powerful that the heroes, no matter what they did, couldn’t defeat him! It was honestly one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. Thanos was basically a ridiculously difficult endgame boss brought to the big screen. Um…awesome!
And then The Last Jedi helped elevate Kylo Ren to a level where he wasn’t looked at as just a villain but as an individual who had just as much of a compelling storyline as Rey which isn’t usually seen in movies. At the end of The Force Awakens I despised Kylo Ren with all my being but by the end of The Last Jedi he was my favorite character of the current trilogy and that is a huge transition achieved by fantastic storytelling on Rian Johnson’s part. So…which villain is greater? Well, I’m going to base this analysis off of five criteria; design, villainy, storyline, victories, and music. I hope you enjoy. 🙂
Continue reading Thanos or Kylo Ren: Who’s The Better Villain?
Throughout my years as a movie viewer I’ve seen my fair share of villains. The maniacal Joker in The Dark Knight, the iconic Darth Vader, the complex Kylo Ren, Kathy Bates’ unforgettable performance as Annie Wilkes in Misery, the world-ending Sauron, the list could go on and on and yet all of these villains, as menacing, formidable, or straight down cool as they have been they seem lackluster in comparison to Thanos and these are the reasons why.
Unlike most of the Marvel villains that have made an appearance in the MCU Thanos wasn’t out to get just the Avengers. In fact, he didn’t care about them at all, which was a refreshing change of narrative from the last two previous Avengers villains in revenge-crazed Loki and the delusional protector/genocidal robot, Ultron. His only mission was to obtain the six Infinity Stones and eliminate half the galaxy. Pure and simple. And that’s why he was so great.
There weren’t any elaborate plots or complex schemes. They didn’t try to make Thanos special or iconic and yet they succeeded in making him, in my opinion, one of the most memorable villains in recent memory.
I didn’t know who Thanos was because I don’t read the comics but now after Avengers: Infinity War I feel like have been completely caught up on who this character is. Villains in movies are usually defeated soundly by the end of a film in one way or another but Thanos had the exact opposite situation. He continued to beat the heroes over and over again in ways that could only make the viewer sigh with disappointment. And it was awesome! I have been waiting for this moment for six years and Marvel has constantly hinted at the imminent arrival of Thanos but I wasn’t practically jumping and down with excitement. I was just hoping that he would be worth the agonizing wait. Oh my goodness, he was.
Continue reading Thanos Just Might Be the Greatest Villain of All Time
It’s Wednesday, five days (actually six if you count last Thursday) since Infinity War burst into theaters, and I think it’s finally time that I break the barrier and start talking about some of the more spoiler prone topics of the movie and I am so excited to share with you my surprise for all of these moments. Enjoy!
WARNING! EXTREME spoilers ahead and so if you haven’t seen the movie yet I HIGHLY advise you to discontinue reading this post now. Okay, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about this movie.
12. Thanos vs. The Hulk
Okay, like I’ve said before in other posts I had no idea who Thanos was or how powerful he was but Infinity War brought me up to speed real fast. The Hulk seemed to kick Thanos’s butt for a split second (like every other superhero in the movie) and then Thanos went plum martial arts on him. He beat The Hulk so badly The Hulk didn’t want to come back. I didn’t even know that was possible! At that moment I realized Thanos was the real deal and I ultimately became worried for the rest of the heroes. How right I would end up being.
11. Loki’s Death
I honestly didn’t see this coming. I thought they weren’t showing Loki in the trailers and commercials a lot because he was going to join Thanos and then later on betray him and team up with the Avengers to stop him. I didn’t think he was going to DIE in the first eight minutes!!!!
For so many years he had continued returning to the MCU despite the odds and finally, when Loki decided not to be a mischievous anymore and become heroic that was the moment he died. I can’t believe it. I actually almost cried but I was just a little too stunned to when it happened. I’m sorry Loki but you’re finally gone. I will definitely miss him.
10. Spider-Man’s New Suit Has Legs!
Okay, we all knew Spider-Man’s new suit was going to be special in some sort of very awesome way but I could’ve never imagined his suit having actual spider legs that could help him clamp down on stuff. That was undoubtedly one of the coolest surprises in the film and it only helped make Spider-Man that much cooler.
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It’s been one day since I’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War and I’m still reeling from the movie’s climactic ending. Of course, I can’t tell you what happens and you should DEFINITELY avoid spoilers but I can say this…you won’t see it coming and it’s legitimately stunning. Now let me tell you about the rest of the movie (spoiler-free) before I delve into massive spoiler territory. Enjoy!
As soon as you see the Marvel Studios graphic at the beginning of the movie you completely understand that this isn’t going to be your typical Marvel film. The film begins darkly with a terrible and terrifying scene that had me nearly shedding tears and the movie truly doesn’t let go thereafter. Situations become more dire as the movie progresses, characters are faced with foes that prove to be very formidable, character relationships are pushed to the test, and the stakes for humanity are raised to the max.
Now is this film incredibly dire throughout? No and yes. There is quite a bit of a humor in the movie which is actually rather surprising. In fact, it’s the funniest Marvel movie, in my opinion, to date. I have never laughed so hard at a superhero movie but don’t let this make you concoct a picture that this movie is light because it isn’t. It’s funny when it needs to be funny but it’s dark when it needs to be dark as well. And let me tell you, the ending of this film is anything but funny.
Continue reading A Spoiler-Free Review of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’