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The Character Interactions I’m Most Excited To See in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

I can’t believe it. I can literally count one hand how many days there are left until Avengers: Infinity War and I am beyond ecstatic! There are so many fantastic reasons why I’m super ready for this film but one of the major reasons why I’m nearly bursting at the seams with excitement is because of the multitude of characters that is going to be in this movie. The last time there were this many superheroes in a movie was Captain America: Civil War and that was one of the best Marvel films ever made with plot twist after plot twist after plot twist. To think that all of my favorite superheroes (Bucky, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Black Widow, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Captain America, etc.) are going to be in this movie is just a dream come true. And what’s even more exciting is to think about how these characters, some of which who have never met before, will interact in this film and I’m here to share with you which of these interactions I can’t wait to see the most. Enjoy!

Iron Man and Doctor Strange

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Okay, this has been a duo waiting to be realized since Doctor Stephen Strange came into the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe.) Both characters have similar personalities, or at least had similiar personalities (Doctor Strange isn’t a jerk anymore while Tony Stark is still Tony except he has a conscience now.) They both have the dark hair and the goatees, they both have red in their superhero outfits, and they’re both AWESOME! I absolutely can’t wait to see Tony Stark and Doctor Strange interact for the first time because I know for a fact it’s going to be hilarious. Doctor Strange is well, strange, and I think Tony is going to have something very funny to say about his abilities.

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The Evolution of Thor

Thor was, for a long while, one of my least favorite Avengers simply because he was kind of lame, if I’m being honest. I knew Thor from the cartoons and the God of Thunder was quite epic in those cartoons but when I saw the live-action version of the character he just didn’t seem very cool to me, at all. First of all, he was too pretty to be the character in my opinion and he just didn’t ooze that stern epic quality that I had grown accustomed to knowing when it comes to Thor but throughout the years I’ve grown to like him more and more and now when he returns in Avengers: Infinity War I am legitimately excited to see him. So, as I count down the days until the release of the epic blockbuster, here’s the story of his evolution throughout the years. Enjoy!

Thor (2011)

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I remember going to go see Thor in theaters back in May of 2011 and I was excited to see it then but when I walked out of that movie theater I was extremely disappointed. The story of Thor becoming, well, Thor wasn’t what I expected and it just wasn’t a great movie. Now I did highly enjoy the first part of the movie when Thor was still in the other realms of the galaxies but as soon as he crashed to Earth the movie slowly began to turn upside down for me. After a while I was just waiting for the film to end. But in terms of Thor’s story this film presented him with one of his greatest challenges as he had to discover what it meant to eventually become the king of Asgard. Still, unfortunately, this movie was pretty boring and it wasn’t a great debut for the God of Thunder.

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Which Avengers Do I Think Are Doomed in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’?

It’s nearly three weeks left until Avengers: Infinity War comes out and not only is it the movie that these previous eighteen films have been leading to but it is also the first Marvel movie to finally bring an end to some of these Marvel heroes and I am one part excited one part petrified. The last time there was a chance for people to die in a movie I was really excited about (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) they all ended up dying. *wince* Now I know that won’t be the case this time around but we will definitely be saying farewell to some of these heroes and so I’m going to make some bold predictions for who I think is going to perish under Thanos’s “might.” Enjoy!

Captain America

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Captain America is doomed, there is no doubt about that. Chris Evans has already said he’s done playing the character after Avengers 4 and that might as well be the nail in the coffin for Steve Rogers. Whether he dies in Infinity War or the sequel he is going to die and I’m already getting myself prepared for that heartbreaking moment.

Iron Man

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Iron Man is another character who has been around for a long time and whose days are numbered. I would love it if Iron Man didn’t die but I have a gut feeling that we will finally see the “genius playboy billionaire philanthropist” meet his match.

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These New Posters for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Will Get You SO Excited!

With Avengers: Infinity War releasing into theaters less than a month away the marketing for the film is starting to ramp up which is beyond exciting and as part of that increase of publicity Marvel Studios has released five incredible new posters that’ll make you even more anxious for this film to come. So, with no further delay, here they are.

Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy

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First of all, I love the new version of Thor with his short hair and eye patch so it’s awesome seeing him. Secondly, it’s the Guardians of the Galaxy! Woo! I mean I would’ve never thought I would see a team-up as cool as Thor and the Guardians but now that it’s here and hopefully here to stay I can’t be happier. And then the color for the poster is purple, my favorite color, so that’s even more awesome. Gosh, I’m starting to get really ecstatic about this movie.

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I’ve Seen ‘Thor: The Dark World’!

The same day that I watched Jurassic World I also happened to see Thor: The Dark World for the first time and this is why I wanted to watch it. I have watched every Marvel film there has ever been except for Thor: The Dark World and it was bothering me. How could I have seen all seventeen films except for this one? So I watched it because I was curious to see what the Thor sequel was like and I found out alright.

This movie was terrible. I was literally laughing at how bad it was. The action was some of the worst I’ve seen from a Marvel film, the story was bland, the villain was horrendous, the CGI, oh my gosh the CGI was so bad Justice League‘s CGI looks great in comparison, and overall it made me appreciate Thor: Ragnarok even more after seeing the movie. The only scenes I actually enjoyed in the film were the ones with Loki involved.

He managed to make the movie enjoyable at times when the film was at its murkiest. And then as soon as he “died” the movie became boring again. I was shocked. I knew the movie wasn’t that great but this film was ridiculously bad. Thor is one of my least favorite Marvel movies and it was better than Thor: The Dark World.

And oh my goodness, I’m so glad Taika Waititi scrapped Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster.

She brought absolutely nothing to the movie except the aspect of romance and the means for Thor to save his Earth damsel in distress over and over again. It was kind of bad how out of place she was in the movie. In Thor she had a reason for being in the movie. She was a scientist who just so happened to be in the same vicinity as Thor when he crashed to Earth. In Thor: The Dark World she was really out of her comfort zone and brought no substance to the movie whatsoever. And having her slap the mess out of Thor and Loki doesn’t make her a strong character. It only reiterated that she couldn’t do anything but slap people and hope her Thor would be there to rescue her all the time. Ugh. It was so terrible.

My Conclusion of the Film

I was hoping Thor: The Dark World would surprise me and actually be a decent film but it was very much the opposite. Even without Jane Foster the movie would’ve still been super boring because it was terrible plot altogether. It was so bad in fact that I had to ask myself why the movie was even called Thor: The Dark World? It’s pretty terrible when a movie’s story is so disjointed that the title of the film doesn’t even match with the movie. The only good thing I got from it is I’ll understand what’s going on in Thor: Ragnarok even more now thanks to Thor: The Dark World but that’s about it.

I give this movie 2 out of 5 stars and a 68 out of 100. It was poorly made and I definitely won’t be watching it again. At least I can say I’ve seen every Marvel film now and that’s all I cared about achieving. If you haven’t seen this movie I highly recommend that you don’t watch. It’s not worth the hour and fifty-two minutes.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a glorious President’s Day.

My Complete Review of Thor: Ragnarok

It’s been a week since Thor: Ragnarok came out and now I believe it’s time to talk about the movie in its full detail. SPOILER ALERT! If you still haven’t watched Thor: Ragnarok yet then I advise you to discontinue reading this if you don’t want to know what happens in this film. Okay now that that’s out of the way, enjoy!

The Story

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Thor: Ragnarok was easily one of the funniest and most fun movies this year with its hilarious humor and wild visuals but there was one thing that this latest installment in Marvel was missing…a solid story.

The movie starts with Thor being suspended in the air as the god Ragnarok’s prisoner. Now at this point in time in the film, Thor’s mission is to stop Ragnarok from destroying his home world of Asgard from the face of the galaxy. When he does it seems like everything is going perfectly okay until….

He goes to Asgard and finds that Loki has become ruler and so he takes his brother to Earth to find their father, Odin. They end up, with the fantastic help of Doctor Strange finding Odin in Europe on the cusp of death. It is with his final words that he tells them of Hela’s inevitable return and then Odin dies.

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When Hela returned it was a frightening occurrence. She was light years more powerful than her two brothers, Thor and Loki, and every other Marvel villain so far. In the beginning of the movie I was really frightened for what was going to happen. This serious story line, however, was lost in the midst of the comedy bubble that the movie ended up becoming.

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The gladiatorial brawl between Thor and The Hulk wasn’t serious at all. It was a rather comical fight that was full of laughs, hilarious references to Avengers: Age of Ultron, and serious butt kicking.

After that though the story was even more lost in the comical aspects of the film. Having The Hulk talk was hilarious, the way Thor’s new team, The Revengers, was created was perfect, but there was no seriousness to the movie whatsoever.

And there were quite some plot holes in the film, like them not explaining why Thor was with The Hulk in his room or how The Hulk even got to Sakaar in the first place!

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And while the battle at the end of the film was fun to watch it didn’t really have any groundbreaking significance. No one died, except for Skurge as he turned into a last minute hero, but the greatest shocker was the fact that Thor literally lost his eye! Now while that was a surprise twist in the film it wasn’t anything half as surprising as Bucky being the murderer of Tony Stark’s parents or even finding out that The Vulture was the father of the girl Peter had a crush on in Spider-Man: Homecoming. That’s unfortunate because I like watching a movie and feeling like I came away from it with a jaw-dropping reveal. Thor losing his eye was not that groundbreaking.

And the movie was boringly predictable. There weren’t any shocking twists and yes it made sense that Ragnarok was brought back to destroy Hela at the end of the film I wasn’t surprised when that happened because like I said, it was predictable. Yes, Thor: Ragnarok was a fantastic movie and one of my favorites of the year so far but there was way more comedy than actual storytelling which is kind of a shame.

My Conclusion of the Film

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It was also a perfect film because of its newest members.MV5BMTYxNTEzMjg4MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzM2MTgwNDI@._V1_SX1777_CR0,0,1777,744_AL_ Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster at first seemed like a terrible idea when it was announced earlier this year but after watching the film I wouldn’t want anyone else to be the slightly psychotic ruler of the junk world Sakaar.

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Taika Waititi as the comical rock creature, Korg, was an absolute hilarious addition to the film. He was so great as a slight mentor to Thor in Sakaar as well as just a good friend throughout the movie. I hope he gets a little more time in the future because he was a pretty cool character that I would love to see more of.

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And then there was Valkyrie. If you’ve read any of my other posts about Thor: Ragnarok you would already know that she has become my favorite female superhero in Marvel so far. Tessa Thompson was the absolute perfect person to play this character. She’s tough and yet there’s a kindness to her underneath all of that steeliness that makes her character shine and makes her become part of the team, The Revengers. She’s also just very cool, simple as that. I’m really hoping she’ll at least have a small role in Avengers: Infinity War because it would kind of be ridiculous if she didn’t, especially that she’s now a part of Thor’s convoy. I also just want to see how she would react to characters like Tony Stark or even Ant-Man. I bet it would be hilarious.

All in all, I think Thor: Ragnarok is nearly a perfect movie if you just want to have fun. If you’re looking for a serious, story-based film then you pretty much would not enjoy this. I, however, love what Taika Waititi did. I love that he turned Thor into a kind of a joke and really brought out the comical side of the god of thunder. I also loved the retro feeling of the movie with its music and colors and visuals. If there is another Thor movie in the future I would love for him to direct it again. He did a great job.

I thank you for reading my review and I hope, if you’ve seen Thor: Ragnarok, that you enjoyed it as much as I did. Have a wonderful Veteran’s Day weekend.

Where Does Thor: Ragnarok Rank In The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Thor: Ragnarok has hit the movie theaters and is taking the world by storm but while it is one of the best and funniest movies in the MCU where does it really stack up against its predecessors? I’m here to find that out. Let’s see.

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a delightfully rugged film. There aren’t any superheroes with fancy abilities, the action isn’t pretty, the scenery is grounded and real, overall the Captain America films are way more down to Earth, literally, than most Marvel movies. And the story is spot on. There are shocking plot twists, suspenseful moments, and stunning reveals that make this film one of my favorites. Even though this came out three years ago it still shines because of its flawlessness. This is still, to me, the best Marvel movie ever made. Continue reading Where Does Thor: Ragnarok Rank In The Marvel Cinematic Universe?