Higher, Further, Faster: Captain Marvel Review

Hello everyone!! It’s finally here. It’s Marvel’s first female lead film ever finally hitting the big screen – and fittingly enough on International Woman’s Day! Marvel knew what they were doing on that one for sure.

This movie has been highly anticipated and at first received some backlash for being pushed back a whole extra year. But now the day is finally here and we’re about to go in depth with Captain Marvel and I will give you all my thoughts and screams under the cut.

Before proceeding, read my spoiler warning here and proceed with caution.

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DOCTOR STRANGE movie review

The time has finally come for Alyssa to come out of the shadows and review another Marvel movie. Doctor Strange was hyped and highly anticipated by people all over the world. Some of the reasons why it was hyped may not have been the best reason, like white-washing the Ancient One by casting Tilda Swinton, but none the less people were excited to see the official debut of the Sorcerer Supreme, Stephen Strange. I finally got around to seeing it Sunday night in full IMAX 3D glory, and my god this movie was fucking fantastic in every single way I can think of.

Read my spoiler warning here before moving forward.

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The Diversity of Luke Cage

When it was announced that Marvel was releasing another Netflix show, I was automatically excited. I am a lover of Marvel anything so that just immediately excites me for anything Marvel that is announced and released. That being said, when Luke Cage was announced I had no idea what it was about and I kind of just ignored it (very much like Daredevil and Jessica Jones I wanted to be surprised). When I saw him for the first time in Jessica Jones, I immediately became more interested in the idea of the show.

How did he get to the way he is today? Is the rest of the cast going to be African American as well? I was very much pleased when I finished the show and saw that every single character (excluding one) was either African American, Latino, or of Asian decent (i’m pretty sure they are Asian, please correct me if I’m wrong in the comments).

And then I realized: Luke Cage is the very first model of an extreme diverse cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yes, I am aware that Black Panther’s cast right now consist of four African Americans, but think about it. Black Panther is still in the pre-production stage.

Luke Cage was Marvel’s first and probably most diverse cast so far in any production that they have put out. There was a singular white male in the whole of the show (unless there was some that I missed but I’m not really counting minor characters) and everybody else was either African American, Latino or Asian. I don’t think a lot of people realize how important this actually is, even if in some cases the roles are extremely stereotyped (black people in gangs, like hello stereotype).

This opens up a window for Marvel, seeing the success that Luke Cage has given them will now hopefully make them be more diverse in their casting and to stop whitewashing roles that are meant for a diverse group of people (i.e this whole mess on Tilda Swinton playing The Ancient One, who is of Tibetan descent). Hopefully after this Marvel can take a hint that people want more diverse casts and for people of the correct ethnicity to be cast in the roles that are meant for them and to stop whitewashing important lead characters.

Let Luke Cage also be a model to other studios as well and for them to take a lesson in this: people want casts that are diverse.

Captain America Civil War REVIEW

 

This post is so damn overdo i’m so sorry

I am dead. I am deceased. I am writing this review from my grave. If you’ve been following me for ages, or just know me period, you know that I am probably one of the worlds biggest Marvel fangirls. I’ve had by this time the chance to see Captain America: Civil war not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES. Once prescreening, once pirated online, and the third with friends. My opinion still is pretty much the same, but I was able to pick up on different things seeing it more than once. So here it is, my official Captain America Civil War Review!

As always read my spoiler warning here and don’t bitch if I reveal a spoiler.

So let me outright say that this movie is AMAZING! In every single way. People complained a lot about Marvel releasing to many trailers, but I have to say that they really didn’t reveal the whole big plot and how it would end. But let’s get straight to it, shall we? I’m gonna take a moment to talk about the new characters first, starting with Black Panther.

Black Panther was AWESOME. He started out with a thirst for revenge and ended with realizing he was wrong and doing the right thing in providing Steve & Bucky a place in Wakanda. His acting was great and his development throughout the movie was incredible. He went from wanting to kill Bucky to helping him in the end.

Spider Man was the comic relief of the big fight scene. He’s in a LOT more of the movie than you originally think they would put him in. Tom Holland’s Spider Man interacting with RDJ’s Tony Stark was hysterical, and it clearly shows that Spider Man is just a kid who’s new to the whole superhero thing. He talks throughout the action scenes for comic relief and its amazing.

I have to give a mention to Ant-Man, who was just fucking hysterical. I love Scott Lang and Ant-Man, and I love how he surprised us all with showing us he can go giant.

I entered the theatre being Team Cap, and I still left being Team Cap but that’s probably because Tony was trying to beat the shit out of my Bucky towards the end.

SPEAKING OF THAT LITTLE SHIT – HOW DARE HE PUT HIMSELF BACK TO FUCKING SLEEP AT THE END OF THE MOVIE! Seriously, I just got him back and he goes and he PUTS HIMSELF TO SLEEP AGAIN. I cried a little bit. Oh, I also cried when Peggy Carter’s picture was shown at her funeral.

So that’s all I’ve got for you about Captain America Civil War! Let me know if you’ve seen it and what you think!

Marvels Jessica Jones Season 1 Review

Marvels Jessica Jones

Before you continue on, be sure to read my philosophy on spoilers here.

Who else was hyped for Marvels Jessica Jones Season 1? Because I sure as hell was. It’s Marvel’s pretty much first ever thing to be lead by a female actress. As a matter of fact, I was so excited to watch this that I watched all 13 episodes in probably less than 48 hours. So after all that binging, here I am with my review on Jessica Jones, Season 1!

Marvels Jessica Jones Season 1 Review

Jessica Jones herself is played by the lovely Krysten Ritter and the main big bad of the season Killgrave is played by none other than David Tennant. Other important characters are Trish Walker played by Rachel Taylor and Will Simpson played by Wil Traval. Oh, and let’s not forget Luke Cage, who is played by Mike Colter.

Side note, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage are 2/3 of the Defenders, which is another series coming to Netflix. The missing Defender in JJ? Matt Murdock. Anyways…

Anyways, Jessica Jones is the perfect female ‘herione’ that the Netflix MCU needed. She doesn’t take any shit from anyone and doesn’t need the help of anyone else to take down Killgrave. She asks for assistance with some of her plans, but I really don’t think she needed it after all.

Her relationship with Luke is odd at first. It’s originally they just get together for a one-night stand, then Jessica realizes it was his wife that she killed under the control of Killgrave. Then they get sort of together and he finds out, and leaves her. Then he comes back and helps her try to take down Killgrave, as he almost dies in the process.

Let’s get to Killgrave. If you are a die hard Doctor Who fan and the 10th Doctor is your favorite, Killgrave is totally going to ruin how you look at David Tennant. I have mixed feelings about Killgrave: I love him as the villain of the show and as a plot device character, but the actions he’s made and what he’s forced Jessica to do is what i dislike about him. I’d easily say that I’m torn between Jessica and Killgrave being my favorite characters on the show. Again, that is not because I particularly like what his character has done, but he is just that well written and that well of a villain that I am almost in love with how the character is portrayed by Tennant.

Trish Walker is a support system for Jessica on the outside, but she is also a bad-ass herself. Trish is willing to sacrifice herself to save Jessica it seems and towards the end of the series makes it known that she is not just going to sit around and be a useless plot device.

This is the same with Simpson. I actually couldn’t stand him in the end, but at the beginning he is just someone that Killgrave mind controls to kill Trish, but at the end he develops into his own sort of evil due to going out of his mind. Here’s a funfact: Simpson in the comics later becomes Nuke. He also fights Daredevil as Nuke.

Want a brilliant idea for a crossover/first season of the Defenders? Daredevil fights Nuke first. Jessica Jones and Luke Cage find out who Nuke really is and step in to help. Thus, defenders.Plus, imagine Jessica meeting Foggy. She’d get annoyed within the first 2 seconds of being around him.

(I’m really into a Jessica Jones/Daredevil crossover. It needs to happen)

Well there you have it, my Jessica Jones reviews and my thoughts. It was absolutely incredible and I’m already waiting for season 2.

My next review, to be posted Saturday night or Sunday afternoon: Doctor Who’s Heaven Sent and Hell Bent!