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” »

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” »