Why Black Panther is more than previous Marvel heroes

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A little over a week ago I watched Black Panther at a preview event, and while teaching and getting sick might have gotten in the way of me posting, it hasn’t kept the film and it’s lead character T’Challa off of my mind, for a few big reasons. Minor spoilers below.

The first reason being IT’S SO GOOD! Those are the exact words, with the exact applied emphasis used when I told a co-worker the very next morning.

I typically refrain from using all caps in my posts, because it feels like I’m shouting, but since I literally had shouted about how good this movie was it felt appropriate. Everything from the visuals (especially of Wakanda) to the story to the acting was fantastic! Continue reading “Why Black Panther is more than previous Marvel heroes” »

Why Captain Marvel’s Green Costume Doesn’t Matter… Sort of

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A couple days ago Marvel fans started to reacting to images of Brie Larson in her Captain Marvel costume. And the details look great, except for one tiny problem, the color. As someone who has LOVED Captain Marvel since before she donned her current costume, I have a few thoughts.

Let me start by saying I’ve always been a Carol Danvers fan. It didn’t matter when she was a human woman, when she was half-kree, when she was Binary, or anything in between.

The reasons I admire Carol Danvers have NOTHING to do with what she wears, and considering she’s fabulous feminist who came to her powers in the 70’s, what a superhero wears should for the most part be secondary to the content of their character. Continue reading “Why Captain Marvel’s Green Costume Doesn’t Matter… Sort of” »

The Shape of Water Spoiler Free Review

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If I told you about The Shape of Water without spoilers, what would I say, I wonder? At first I had resigned myself to doing only a spoiler filled review, but upon further reflection I realized that not everyone I know has seen it yet, and to give it all away would be doing the film or potential fans a disservice. So, if you haven’t seen it yet, I’ll boil it down to three reasons.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is an Awesome Mix of storytelling and feels

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I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in theaters last week and it’s taken a bit of time to process all of my thoughts. After all, I don’t blog about the MCU films as much lately, typically because I’m less than impressed (looking at you Iron Man 3 and Civil War), though perhaps I’ll get to those at a later time, after a re-watch (when there’s time). All of that being said though, I loved Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 enough to want a re-watch of both it and its predecessor ASAP, lack of time be darned! Why did I love so much? Interestingly it’s because of some parts I didn’t want to watch.

Oh, and unless you’ve seen it, there may be parts of this you don’t want to read, due to spoilers! Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is an Awesome Mix of storytelling and feels” »

Was Logan Just For Fans?

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While the blog has been a bit overtaken by Disney posts in the last week I want to take a moment to talk about a different beauty and a different beast… Logan. Yep, the movie all about Wolverine when he’s old. I watched it this past weekend, and while I don’t have a lot of complaints, it left me wanting more.

I wonder if I’d feel that way if I were just a casual viewer, instead of a fangirl and comic reader with more background and high expectations.

 

Warning, spoilers below! Continue reading “Was Logan Just For Fans?” »

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Spoiler-Filled Feelings Dump

batb1A few days ago I re-watched the animated Beauty and the Beast, and now I’ve seen the new movie twice, as well as listened to the soundtrack an embarrassing number of times. My last post was my spoiler-free first impressions after seeing the movie at an early screening. Now that it’s out, this review is basically a spoiler-filled feelings dump. So if you haven’t seen the movie yet and you care about spoilers, turn back now. I’m not really sure how to organize this, so I’m just going to list stuff and talk about it. Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast (2017) Spoiler-Filled Feelings Dump” »

Beauty and the Beast (2017): Spoiler-Free First Impressions

batb06bWhen Beauty and the Beast came out in 1991, I was five years old. It’s my favorite Disney animated movie, and Belle has been my favorite Disney princess for basically my whole life. About two years ago, when I heard that Disney was making a live action version, I was both excited and nervous. It was extremely important to me that it do justice to the original, even if it could never quite measure up to it.

I saw the new Beauty and the Beast on March 6th, eleven days before its official release, at a special screening at the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Hollywood. My expectations were high, but I was still completely blown away by how good it was. All of the worries I had were completely unfounded. The movie is as close to perfect as I could have ever hoped for. I teared up throughout the movie, not because it was sad, but because I was so happy about how amazing and beautiful it was. It did justice to the original, and then some. Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast (2017): Spoiler-Free First Impressions” »