Marvel’s Black Panther Movie Review

Wakanda forever!

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T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) has returned to his home of Wakanda, and is prepared to be crowned king, after the death of his father in Civil War. One of the things that surprised me about the movie, wasn’t how awesome the actions sequences were, although they were pretty cool, but what the struggles T’Challa has to face. Being King is no easy task!

Being Black Panther, the King of Wakanda, protecting his people, doing right by his father etc. you realize that were are forced to meet this high expectation but what it comes down to is we all have to do what we believe is right and deal with the consequences of that head on.

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The movie deals with a lot of family and the issues of it and I loved it! Especially Shuri (Letitia Wright) who plays T’Challa’s sister and a hell of an inventor and super intelligent, and a badass! I would love to see her and Tony in the same room!

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THE WOMEN ARE BADASSES!!!! I mean you have Michonne and Maz in a movie you bet your ass these women bring it! Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) plays T’Challa ex and believes that hiding Wakanda and all the resources puts them in the wrong. The relationship between the two is a constant battle but levelness. She’s not one to just be Queen and stand by him, she wants to act on what she preaches and believes that sacrificing something that has been hidden can make the world a better place.

Okoye (Danai Gurira) is a soldier through and through. Her oath lies with whoever sits in the throne and I’ve never seen someone be put in a difficult position when their very loyalty is questioned. The battle within herself what such an interesting thing to see and I loved it!

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T’Challa is then challenged for the title by Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). One of the things that people did have troubles with is that we don’t see Killmonger until half way into the movie and I would have liked to have had more of him but I loved T’Challa more, so I wasn’t too upset it by it. What they did beautifully was make the villain have his reasons and you do end up seeing them. Though wrong as they are, you do have a bit of a moment and think “does he have a point?” Rare when a movie does that and does it right.

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The action sequences were mind blowing and add to some kick ass tech, I couldn’t have asked for a better duo! The culture of it all was just so beautiful and fascinating to me and wanted more and more.

Black Panther was a movie I knew was going to be good and it ended up being amazing. I had a great time watching it. I ended up loving Black Panther more as well at Chadwick Boseman. The women were portray as intelligent, loyal, fearless warriors and I couldn’t be prouder! Idols my nieces can look up too!

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If you haven’t seen Black Panther, DO IT! Another great one Marvel!

There is no reason why you shouldn’t already know this but there are two post credit scenes! 


Thor: Ragnorak Movie Review

A different Thor, basically Thor is playing Chris Hemsworth. What I’m saying is that it’s a hilarious Thor movie!

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Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns to Asgar to prevent armageddon or Ragnarok from happening. When he arrives he finds not his father Odin but his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) pretending to be Odin, which we’ve known since the last Thor movie.

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Just when they start to resolve their family issues, Hela (Cate Blanchett) arrives to cause chaos.  Breaks Thor’s hammer and sends Loki and Thor to another planet and does it with her evilness attitude with humor attached. Ragnorak is definitely to be considered a comedy movie above a Marvel film. Not complaining just stating.

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Now Thor is trapped in another planet run by Jeff Goldblum’s character, Grandmaster, knowing Hela is releasing hell on Asgard and to make his day worse his is forced to fight good o’ Hulk! Though the Grandmaster isn’t a very good guy he isn’t the main villain and does what he was tended to do and that is to bring two Avengers together.

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Just like we see a different side of Thor, his humor side, we see another that we’ve never seen before and that’s Hulk talk and have a personality. The movie does a great job in directing it from a comedy, action, MCU movie to a comedy buddy movie. What I really enjoyed watching was Hulk having his own person instead of having him be the bad part of Bruce Banner with the whole Jekyl and Hyde persona.

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Seeing how successful Guardians has become I know that they were able to see MCU as something more than just action and superheroes fighting. I had a blast watching it and definitely laughed out loud through the whole movie. Although some humor lines were a bit out of place where the scene was trying to be serious, I didn’t mind it. This is the 15th MCU movie and with Infinity War just another movie away, Black Panther, I liked them going to a lighter route because Infinity is most likely going to be a heavy movie. So why not have a little more fun before we ball our eyes out.

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Again since it is the 15th movie the chemistry between the actors have already proved worthy and that was no different when they welcomed a new member, Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). Overall, I loved Ragnarok and it just makes waiting for Infinity War that much more difficult. Thor is different but you welcome the change. Well frickin done Taika Waititi (Director/ Korg).

Spider-man: Homecoming Movie Review

A stand-alone movie I’ve been waiting for since Civil War.

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After the events of the first Avengers the streets of New York need to be cleaned up, obviously. Michael Keaton’s character is about of the crew that is cleaning up the mess our heroes have created. When an organization, run by none other than Tony Stark, they’re immediately shut down. Angry that himself and his crew is out of a job he takes it upon himself to steal some of the alien artifacts and sell them on the streets. Ultimately becoming the Vulture. What they did so well was make this ordinary dad, who has lost his job and a way to support his family into a realistic villain. A person can either find another way or lean towards crime and I thought that was brilliant! Rock bottom can make or break someone.

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Present time and we see that Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is still very much eager in joining the Avengers after fighting along side Iron Man (Robert Downer Jr.). Then Tony tells him that he will call me when needed and sends Peter to a much more cruel place…high school. After months of nothing from Stark, Peter still tries everything to prove that he’s worthy by saving cats from a tree, to helping an old lady find her destination etc. Tom Holland as Spider-man couldn’t have been better. He is something we haven’t seen before and that’s a teenage Spider-man.

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I wasn’t a huge Spider-man fan growing up and I did enjoy Tobey Maguire’s take but if I had to choose I would choose the animated series that really captivated the essence of the teen years of Spider-man. Tom really brought it because he is young. All the high school scenes and he’s struggle with wanting to prove himself but still dealing with crushes and bullies and homework and what teens actually go through was amazing to see. Another great character was his best friend Ned played by Jacob Batalon. He played the fascinated, nerdy and concerned friend that worked well in the film.

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What they risked on was telling this origin story without really going into the origin story. It was freakin awesome! We know Aunt Ben died, we know Peter was bitten by a radioactive spider so we don’t need to see it. It starts off after Civil War and now Peter has to learn to live his life with what he’s witness and dealt it all in his teenage years. I didn’t expect to have loved it as much as I did. Granted, I went in with high expectations between we had already experienced Tom Holland in Civil War and loved it, so this was to be mega high. A lot of people were confused seeing Tony Stark in the trailers and thinking it was another Iron Man movie, but he really didn’t come on screen much and when he did he didn’t over stay his welcome and shy away from Peter. Like I said early, there is not Uncle Ben and the who ” with power comes great responsibility.” Tony fills in the mentor role with Peter and why Peter is do determined to impress him.


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The action is awesome and a lot of it. The humor was great and was placed so well without it feeling like a comedy movie, because it isn’t. It’s a coming of age story that he so happens to be a super hero and there’s humor. There’s one typical scene where I had tears in my eyes because I was laughing so hard!

Tom Holland kills it as Peter Parker and Spider-man! The movie was fun, exciting, Michael Keaton is intimating as hell as the Vulture, and a achieved in creating a fan out of me. I can’t wait to see movie of Peter as his matures and definitely in Infinity War.

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Spider-man: Homecoming was a film I didn’t now I needed until after I was walking out of the theater.

Until next time…


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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Review (Spoiler-Free)

This is the 15th Marvel Movie!!

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Star lord (Chris Pratt) ends up finding his long lost father whose played by Hurt Russell. Family reunion! Some of the guardians go with Hurt Russell’s character while Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Baby Goot, who is the cutest freakin thing, stay behind.

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Vol. 2 is definitely a Star-Lord movie but its broken into groups of each of them! I was surprised that it turned out to be a very emotional movie. These gold people called the Sovereighn are hunting them down because Rocket had stoled valuable batteries from them. The Sovereign’s weren’t necessary for this movie other than leading into Rocket’s true natural.

Star-Lord reunites with his father. Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) try to yet again, to kill each other because their sisters. Want I did like was that we were given a little more back story on how evil Thanos really is.

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Then we’re with Rocket and that was a shock. I him as this comedic, strong willed raco… I mean person. To learn that was his defense mechanism was really an eye opening to how I will see him that was great.

Although I’m all for crying until the next morning, I found it too overwhelming. Not saying that they should take it all out but perhaps cut the time on each them. It felt like an origin movie than a sequel.

There was one thing I didn’t really like but that goes into the spoiler territory. The music of course was kick ass and I excepted nothing less!

I will say that there’s a scene with Star-Lord And Yondu that had me tearing up but because of Chris Pratt and his father that made that scene all the more powerful. I’ve read about how much this movie helped him with his father that i found it amazing that he took everything he was feeling and reflected it to Star- lord and that was great!!

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Overall, it wasn’t as great at the first but I had a good time watching it. It had A LOT comedy relief, the cast has even better chemistry and I hope they change a few things in the next Guardians.