Avengers: Infinity War is the biggest movie in Marvel history. Why? Because the fate of tons of Marvel characters is packed into two movies.
Before Infinity War, Thanos was nothing more than post credit scenes, yet we built him up to be a big threat; which he turned out to be. Before Thanos, no one could harvest more than one Infinity Stone, making Thanos one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel universe. With all six Stones, Thanos is capable of destroying the entire galaxy: but in the end, only have of the galaxy disappears, not without cost.
While Loki didn't last past the title (*breaks down crying*), he was one of the heroes of the film. Loki has been known as a major villain in Marvel, killing hundreds of people. He "redeemed" himself several times, helping Thor save Jane (Thor: the Dark World) and saving the Asgardians (Thor: Ragnarok), but in Infinity War he truly redeemed himself. He died heroically, double-crossing and trying to kill Thanos. And I am not ashamed to admit that I cried during his death... because, if you don't already know, I adore Loki, and watching him struggle to survive is the worst thing ever.
|| UPDATE: I recently found the most accurate theory EVER countering Loki's death in Infinity War: "Loki is right-handed. If you look, in the movies since Thor 1 to Avengers to Ragnarok, he wields with his right hand. He holds weapons with his right and and the scepter in Avengers with his right. There are two occasions that he uses his left hand ..... . One, when he fakes his own death in Dark World. You can find him holding the dagger with his left hand during the entire scene. Two, when he stabs Thanos. So, Loki's illusion uses his left hand because he's a mirrored version? The Loki that was killed [at] the beginning of [Infinity War] was an illusion, and he's still out there, maybe disguised or just in hiding." ||
With the Time Stone, Dr. Strange had a lot of responsibility in Infinity War, but I feel like in the end when he neglected it by trading it for Tony Stark's life, he knew that it was the only way for that single good ending to happen.
GAMORA AND NEBULA
For a long time now I've been saying that if Nebula gave up on trying to kill Gamora and just killed Thanos, then we wouldn't have to worry about Infinity War. But I said that not knowing how hard it was to beat Thanos. Turning to Gamora, I feel like she shouldn't have told Thanos where the Soul Stone was. Why would she tell him to save Nebula's life when thousands of people would die if she told Thanos? But the real (and unimportant) question: is Gamora going to come back? Because I'm going to scream if she doesn't.
I was happy that Wanda and Vision became a thing, since it's a canon ship. But it was so short-lived, it made me sad. I was dreading the moment when Thanos would come for Vision, and for a while I had hope that Shuri would be able to remove the Stone safely from his head.
Overall, Infinity War was a terribly sad movie.
I have a theory for part two: I think the Time Stone is going to come in handy. I feel like someone is going to turn back time and kill Thanos from the moment he attacks the Asgardians, saving everyone--even Loki. And we're set up for an appearance by Captain Marvel... I wonder what that's going to be like?
WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom.
Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom was, to my surprise, an actually good movie. I went into the theater with incredibly low expectations, and at first I was like "Yeah, okay, so we're gonna go save the dinosaurs because they're 'creatures on this earth like us'? Alright... yeah, what could go wrong? I mean it's not like in the past people have died or anything." I mean honestly, why couldn't they have listened to the Grand Master (Ian Malcolm, I'm talking about him.)?
But once they got past the relatively boring part on the island, I actually found the movie highly entertaining. I loved the story with Maisie, and I thought that out of all the kids ever to be in a Jurassic movie, she was the best. I loved the new dinosaur, too: it wasn't like the India-Rex-thing (it's called the Indominus Rex, I'm just making a point...) in the first Jurassic World, it was actually awesome. I found myself waiting to see what was going to happen next, because it was just such a creepy, well-thought-out dinosaur. It was especially creepy when it would out-clever someone. It's like, "Congrats Jurassic, you've finally made a GOOD dinosaur!!" (That wasn't sarcasm, by the way.)
Blue was awesome, for the short amount of time she was in the movie. She did save the day, so we've got to give her credit for that.
But what I really want to talk about is the ENDING. ARE WE GOING TO IGNORE THE FACT THAT THERE'S NOW DINOSAURS ROAMING AROUND OUT IN THE WILD? Apparently, clearly, we're going to have another movie. I mean, how can you not after that ending? I hope Maisie is proud of herself.
Anyway, if you haven't seen Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, or if you don't want to, GO SEE IT because it's awesome.
It's Star Wars time again, and I've now seen the Last Jedi twice. Each time it was awesome.
Spoilers ahead, people.
Okay, first of all: Kylo Ren. No one liked him in the Force Awakens, let's be honest. In tFA he was labeled by all fans a "crybaby with anger issues"... at least that's what I labeled him. But let's face it: in the Last Jedi, he was pretty awesome. The whole backstory with Luke and Ben gives you a glimpse into why he is the way he is, so I can respect that.
Next, Rey. I loved what they did with connecting Rey and Ben through the Force. I was really just waiting for them to kiss. I mean, come on Ben, just JOIN REY. Please.
The one part that disturbed everyone (except Kylo Ren fangirls) was the scene where Kylo Ren was shirtless. Why is this in my review, you wonder? Well, I was talking with a friend about the Last Jedi, and she told me about an article she read. She said that the Kylo-Ren-shirtless scene wasn't as a joke, it was actually to show viewers that Ben and Rey couldn't just hear each other, they could also see each other.
Luke Skywalker. I have never been a fan of Luke. In this movie, they should have taken away the humor with Luke, I really didn't like it. But other than that, I thought Luke was pretty cool. I mean he faced the whole First Order as a hologram.
I mean yeah he died afterwards but YES.
Finn had always been my favorite. He's like: awesome. I really loved his character in this movie, but the whole Finn-and-Rose thing... I'm not too big on it. I honestly prefer Finn and Rey, but that's just me. There's really not much to say about Finn in the Last Jedi... yes he went to find a master code breaker. But that was all. Nothing exciting.
Poe is incredible. In the Force Awakens I saw him as a wise character, but the Last Jedi really shows who he is and that he'll blow something up before he thinks. He has, apparently, a quick temper, but no matter what, we'll always love Poe. Always. I don't have his POP character for no good reason.
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." If Rose was named Brittany I still wouldn't like her. I am NOT a Rose fan. She was literally pointless in the Last Jedi. The whole thing with the code breaker was pointless as well. I feel like Rose was just there to BE and as a love interest for Finn. So yeah. I don't like her.
*Phasma enters the shot* *epic music plays* I'm a Phasma fan. She doesn't do much. But she's awesome. I am highly disappointed though: I wanted a big reveal in this movie. I want to know who Phasma is. And now she's DEAD.
D-D-DJ. Was hilariously amazing. I want to see him again.
So these are some of my thoughts on the Last Jedi. Did you disagree with me, or were you nodding 'yes' the whole article? Tell me what you thought in the comments!
WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THOR RAGNAROK.
Okay... not what I expected with Hela. Thor's SISTER? Odin's FIRSTBORN? Loki's HALF-SISTER? I guess that's the Marvel Movie Universe's fault for not giving Loki a wife, therefore no child... but sister? I didn't see that coming, I must admit.
Right, let's take this one step at a time though...
So Thor. The mighty Thor. In chains at the beginning of the movie, confronting a fire demon, that started us off with a pretty cool fight scene. Not much to say about the main guy... only because I don't like him that much and there's nothing to say.
Eomer as Skurge? That I loved, I think I can call myself a Lord of the Rings fan. I thought that Skurge would play a bigger part in the movie. I mean yes he was Hela's executioner and yes he died at the end fighting to save the Asgardians, but still, I thought the role would be bigger; or at least that we would get to know Skurge a little better. He just seemed a sort of distant character from the rest.
You're probably wondering why I haven't spoken about my favorite, Loki, yet... all in good time.
So Loki; thankfully not in chains or in prison upon first seeing him. Disguised as Odin, I thought that was hilarious (especially that one line he said after seeing Thor... major LOL) because he was so bad at acting as Odin. Overall though, I feel really bad for Loki. Literally no one cares about him, they throw him around (Get Help) all the time. Let's just say though that Loki was BRILLIANT and leave it at that. One thing that concerns me, however, is the Tesseract. On his way through Asgard's vault we see Loki stop when he sees the Tesseract, but then we immediately cut back to Thor. We all know what that means: Loki has the Tesseract up his sleeve. The coming Infinity War is all about the Infinity Stones, and Loki is now in possession of one. He won't easily give it up, I know him.
Bottom line: Loki, don't get yourself killed next movie, I will die.
Valkyrie was hilarious. I wasn't expecting her to be so... Captain Jack Sparrow. Drunk all the time, not to mention savvy. But let's face it: when that suit went on, she was awesome.
Hulk/Bruce Banner. First of all, will we ever get Bruce Banner back? Second of all, what happened with Bruce/Natasha? Because I love them. Third, Thor beat him in a fight... not bad. Fourth, Hulk's speaking in sentences now... and last, I'm serious, Hulk, QUIT SCARING LOKI. DON'T EVEN TOUCH HIM.
Running over a few quick things now: All of Thor's friends died, I'm super upset about that. I loved them so much.
I don't recall seeing Sif in the movie... was she even there or do I just not remember?
Heimdall was AWESOME people, I mean seriously.
Hela with the knives? Thought she'd have a better/more powerful weapon.
Hela is supposed to be Loki's daughter. Fenris is supposed to be Hela's brother.
Over all it was a great movie. While having a little too much humor, it was still AWESOME and Loki was INCREDIBLE.
I know I'm not the only one who loves taking tests online to find out who I am in different movies/books. So I surfed the internet and found some for you! Here you go:
*I am not taking credit for any of theses tests. I found them online and am only sharing them with you.
Every book/movie has one of those wise characters. Those are, most of the time, the characters that form the story, and by that I mean without them there would be no story. I'm going to take two stories: The Lord of the Rings/ The Hobbit (they count as one) and Harry Potter; and with these stories I will put down some of the most wise and inspiring quotes we hear.
Dumbledore (from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling): "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light." "We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy." ". . . . . pity the living, and above all, those who live without love." "It is our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." "We are as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." "It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be." "While we may come from different places and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one."
Sirius Black (from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling): "We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are." "If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
Gandalf (from The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien): "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." "Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends."
Galadriel (from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien): "Even the smallest person can change the course of the future."
Legolas (from The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien): "Few can foresee wither their road will lead them, till they come to its end." "Strange it may seem." "Yet do not cast all hope away. Tomorrow is unknown. Rede oft is found at the rising of the sun."
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WARNING: If you have not yet seen Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, this holds spoilers.
After watching it the first time, I went back and watched Dead Man's Chest again to search for hidden things; and I found several. But the one that shook me up the most was the one hinting the fate of my absolute favorite character, Will Turner. I had already had that feeling that Will was going to die, but then I knew for sure when this happened:
When Tia Dalma first sees Will, she says "You have a touch of destiny about you, William Turner."
As Tia Dalma throws down all of the crab claws, she says "A touch of destiny!" She was referring to the Flying Dutchman as she said that, and it was what she first said to Will. . . which made me think Will was, for sure, going to die on the Dutchman and then somehow become the new Davy Jones.
I searched on the internet, and sure enough. . . I was right.
I feel so wise (and heartbroken). I hope everybody reads this because I will NOT be doing it again.