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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review

Wakanda Forever was a perfect and worthy sequel. I enjoyed it just as much and maybe even a little bit more than the first. As usual, it had amazing acting, CGI, and music so I’m not going to bother talking about the obvious. But there are 2 specific things I do want to talk about. First is of course Shuri’s journey throughout this movie. She was already pretty fun, to begin with, but seeing her go through this emotional journey gave her character the depth that she needed. Shuri went from being the fun, smart aleck, younger sister to a strong warrior.

Now, the second thing I want to talk about is Namor of course. More specifically I want to talk about how I enjoyed the fact that for 90% of the movie Namor was a straight-up villain. I would say there were only a few moments where I felt where he was coming from, but then he immediately said some stupid-ass villain stuff and I was like “oh yeah never mind you’re bad bad not misunderstood bad”. I can’t help comparing him to Killmoger whose movie did a good job of making you feel conflicted about him. While in Wakanda Forever it did a really good job of making sure Namor was seen as a villain. Sure he might have had a “good and noble” motivation but he just kept saying and doing very bad things. And that felt very refreshing for me, after watching a bunch of movies with a bunch of complex villains who you can’t help but wonder if they were right. You know sometimes you just want a bad guy who’s a bad guy and nothing more.

So I feel like this movie gets a nice and solid 8 out of 10.

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She-Hulk Review

I loved She-Hulk and it’s definitely my 2nd favorite MCU show so far, just behind Moon Knight. It had me laughing every episode followed by excitement for the next episode. Which truthfully not many of the other shows have left me that desire for next weeks episode to come faster. I think the best part of the show was that it didn’t take itself too seriously, it was just plain fun. Honestly, I feel like She-Hulk succeed where Thor Love and Thunder fell short. It had that fun sitcom feel but when it did have those few moments of seriousness they stuck and actually felt like they had an impact. Of course, I have to mention my love of all the cameos(especially one blind lawyer) and the 4th wall breaks. Every single 4th wall break and cameo was amazing and I am shocked about how much this show makes me want Matt and Jen to be end game! I was not expecting that!

On the other hand I know a lot of people hated this show and shat on every little detail but I truly do not understand where their hate is coming from. Now, I will admit there were maybe twoish times in the entire show where the CGI was lacking but it was only for a minute and I quickly moved on. I just don’t understand why some people are so harsh on a show that was just having fun and letting loose. And so I give the show a 9 out of 10.

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Werewolf by Night Review

As a lover of werewolves and all things supernatural, I was very excited for Werewolf by Night. And let me just say I was not disappointed. I was a little worried a first because I’m not the biggest fan of black-and-white movies but it fit really well with the whole feel of the movie. I’ve seen a lot of people saying that it has that classic monster movie feel and I totally agree. While I really enjoyed the action, my favorite part was Jack and Ted’s relationship!! They were the cutest best friends ever, and I can not wait to see more of them together.

Now, sadly for my 2 complaints. Number 1… I wish it was longer!!!! That’s not really a complaint I just really wish that I had more because it was a super fun movie. But now time for my real complaint, the werewolf. First, I feel like I need to explain that I’m very picky with what my favorite type of werewolf looks like so that’s why I had a small problem with Werewolf by Night. Basically, I like my werewolves to be more wolfie, you know…longer snout, tail, the works. So, I’m not a huge fan of the more hairy human werewolf but I usually learn to love it when the characters and story are good enough. Which this one is! So, all in all I give Werewolf by Night a solid 9 out of 10 and I can’t wait to see where else the supernatural side of the MCU is going!

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Thor Love and Thunder Review

I feel conflicted with this movie because, on one hand, I had a lot of fun watching it in theaters while on the other hand, I’ve been enjoying the more serious MCU movies more than this one. So, I both liked and just a teeny bit disliked it. My only, but pretty significant, problem was that there were too many jokes. It was constantly one joke after another, which is fine for a plain old comedy, but for a movie that is also trying to go over some serious stuff, it’s a little much. Almost any serious moment is basically forgotten because it’s overshadowed by funny. While Love and Thunder is definitely not in my top 10 MCU movies I do think it’s a good addition. I feel like it makes a good palate cleanser you know, after watching some sad/darker ones you get to watch a nice cheery one.

I also reluctantly feel like I have to mention the one thing that people would not shut up about with this movie…the CGI. I hope I’m not the only one here but I did not give a shit about “bad” CGI. I don’t know if I’m just easy to please when it comes to special effects but Thor was completely fine to me. Sure when people posted stills on Twitter they looked pretty fake but not once did I notice anything that looked like shit when watching the movie. And I like to think that that has something to do with the fact that movies are meant to be watched when they’re playing not when they’re paused.

So, all together I would give Thor Love and Thunder a 7 out of 10. Good but not my favorite.

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Doctor Strange 2 Review

Even though the internet has already let the cats out of the bag I’m still going to attempt to review this without spoilers (mostly to challenge myself). First things first this movie was crazy! It was an insane and brutal rollercoaster ride of a movie that I enjoyed every second of.

The main thing I enjoyed, which many have already mentioned, is that this movie is another example of how this Phase is becoming darker/more mature. This change can not only be seen in the more violent fights but also in the darker themes of trauma, abuse, and of course loss throughout the MCU. It feels cliché to say but I just really love how this Phase is getting darker since it almost feels like the MCU has been growing up alongside me.

On a less serious note, I also can’t get enough of how they do the different types of magic. They always look so cool(especially all the different colors for all the spells) and I can’t wait to see even more magic in the rest of Phase 4. All in all, I give this movie a 9 out of 10.

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WandaVision Review So Far And Theories

I don’t think it needs to be said but obviously this show has great acting, plot, special effects etc. which is to be expected for anything in the MCU. Now that that is out of the way I can get into the deeper stuff. This show, so far, is strange, weird, and definitely unique and honestly I have no idea yet if I actually like it or not. But I know for a definite fact that I am all in! I need to know what’s going on! Obviously I went in knowing things were going to be confusing from the trailers but I didn’t really “know know”, you know? So, now I have a new show to wait for every week!

Since I’m a huge nerd as you might have guessed I have already come up with some theories that I just want to put out there. I going to start this by saying yes I’m a huge MCU fan and I know I can easily look up info on specifics to confirm stuff but I don’t want to spoil things for my self.

First thing that is obvious is that nothings real but my 2 theories on that is that it’s either in Wanda’s head or Vision’s. But because Vision was just a little dead last time we saw him I’m more inclined to say Wanda’s but if it is Vision’s I’m guessing it’s something like Altered Carbon(another show I love) where a copy of his mind was stored somewhere before the unfortunate Thanos incident.

Second thing is S.W.O.R.D. is a thing. Now this is where my knowledge is lacking because I haven’t read the comics but I don’t want to look it up to confirm things right now. What I do know from the internet and a book I have is that S.W.O.R.D. is a thing. I know that it’s connected to S.H.I.E.L.D. but I don’t know if it’s better or worse then S.H.I.E.L.D. that I will leave up to the show to tell me. But I do have two theories about S.W.O.R.D.. One is that they’re the good guys and are trying to wake Wanda up from some crazy coma some yet unknown bad guy put her in for some nefarious reason or they are said bad guy and someone yet unknown is trying to save her from S.W.O.R.D..

And so the only way to find out is to keep watching while I also wait for any more easter eggs or connections to the rest of the MCU. Specifically any mentions of Stark because I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed my Tony fix and I will never admit to my self that he is truly gone. But anyways back on topic I will definitely keep watching!