Avengers Infinity War: An Insomniac Review (spoiler free)

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After seeing an early screening of Infinity War Thursday afternoon/evening, I was on the wire about doing a review about it because it was tough as is without revealing spoilers.  Not to mentioned that both my daughter and I were actually speechless in addition to me being tired as all hell.  There were so many things that this movie contained (I will discuss that further) and at the same time, there were things that kinda forced me to look back at the last 10 years of Marvel flicks.  That’s one crazy as buildup and in addition to all of that, I was stuck thinking to myself how the hell do I give you my opinion without spoiling anything for you?  Here goes…

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First of all, if both the Justice League and Thor Ragnarok have taught me anything, it’s fuck the trailers.  Don’t get me wrong they built up expectations and amped me up…so job well done.  But what I’ve noticed is that there is something called post-productions edits or something.  I will accept that without a problem because I know shit changes, gets deleted or added.  Also fine.  I also accept that trailers are only to give you a taste of what’s to come. Also accepted!

But what I hate is that with technology, things get completely changed when you finally sit your ass in the chair in the theater and sometimes changed again when it goes on demand/video.  So what I don’t like to sum it up…is to be fucking lied to. I know it sounds harsh.  But that’s cheating.  Anyway, that’s all I am gonna say about that. Yes, I loved Infinity War trailers and TV spots but those sneaky bastards had me for a second yesterday.
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Ok, I got that off of my chest.  Other things that bugged me a bit but I understand was the beginning, after the traditional action-y sequence “Avengers” title card popped up, was that after the 20 minutes into the film was the when the wheels started spinning.  And I say that because this flick pretty much did not waste any time at all. However there was a part of me thinking that it felt crammed all in.  I mean I understand that it’s a decade worth of movie characters plopped together as well as plots that all had to be blended up and worked into this movie itself.  Yet this movie literally gave me no “bathroom break” moments or time to fumble around with the nachos and cheese contraptions.

My eyes were glues to that screen and needless to say, my drink was pretty much untouched once I remembered how long that movie was.  All that being said, Infinity Wars at times felt rushed and agonizing at the same damn time.  Like I am sitting there thinking and hoping when this person was going to link up with that person but also wondering why did they pan away from a particular situation too.  So there was a lot of back and forth.  Also some to the characters didn’t give me the same feelings as they did in prior settings…despite being played by the same people.

But yet none of this took away from the film.  It was a spectacular film.  Considering most of the MCU flicks have had different directors and writers, it’s expected to see them be slightly different.  Thor is a great example of this especially if you judge him by Ragnorok & the first Thor movie and previous Avengers flicks.  Another thing I will point out is that in this flick, and unlike the other films, the stakes are much much higher.  I sat there thinking the whole time… “DAMN…it’s going down now!”
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The acting and direction (Kudos Russo Bros) did not give me this feeling for no reason.  So the feeling of “blink and you’ll miss it” is forgiven because this isn’t your typical Marvel flick or comic book adaption or even fantasy action movie…the characters on screen know it and you will too.  That my friends is primarily due to Thanos himself.  There is no fucking around with this guy.  Major big ups to Josh Brolin who I’ve adored for a while now (even in MIB 3…lol).  I guess you got it from your daddy!!

Anyways, Thanos is the type of villain I have been waiting for since seeing my first ever comic book flick.  He is not to be played with, he is not wasting time either.  He has a mission and he intends on getting it done…even if it means he knows that his lackeys (as they always do… will fail)  – remember both Avengers movie endings? While Thanos in my opinion never was the standout villain, he is definitely formidable.  And you will see why it’ll take all Avengers heroes to bring him down.  And while he looks like Darkseid and is probably just as powerful….he is not like DC villain.

Thanos does what very few villains do in this movie and each of the heroes know it.  What I also dig about Brolin is that he brings some serious depth to Thanos.  Something that I haven’t seen in the comics or animated movies.  He is more than just a greedy/world dominating/destroying cliche villain.  He has some conflict and you can honestly feel it.  He knows what he has to do and despite not wanting to, he sets out on a mission.  He is not tempted by greed, corrupted the thought of absolute power alone or blinded by rage/love…even if he is in the comics.  The crazy thing is that he feels what his is doing is right. (and on some twisted way, he does have somewhat of a point).

I just wish that his intensity on screen was matched by our heroes.  Not saying that the acting was bad by Iron Man, Captain and crew… I am just saying that Thanos stole each scene…well most of them.  When this dude stepped on the scene, it was like watching a Jason flick…You knew one thing and that was he wasn’t half-stepping or playing games.
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Despite all of that…this movie had me laughing.  It had the humor you would expect from a Marvel movie.  it had some emotion and heart at the same time.  The feelings you’ve grown to cultivate over the years and the love you’ve had for these characters is there. So expect shockers, twists and turns as well as some cameos.  But just keep in mind this is kinda like Harry Potter, Hunger Games and those annoyingly addictive Twilight movies…  there is more to come next year from the next Avengers Infinity War flick.  Also keep in mind, while it takes characters and elements from previous MCU movies, it is its own baby here.  So while you may want more and you won’t want to get up for a while until you process everything…do those ticket-holders waiting to see the next show a favor…just keep it moving!

You can clap, cry, laugh, cheer…hell you can even kick and scream real quick!
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…just hurry and get up because those ushers have shit to do.  Just keep in mind, it may feel like Infinity War is the end-all-be-all but there are more MCU movies to come.

My opinon is while you don’t have to watch every MCU flick to be caught up… I would advise it. Especially the last few releases and the Avengers flicks.
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My vote on Avengers: Infinity War… It was Awesome!
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Well Until Next Time Kiddies

shalom

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My Top 9 MCU Movies on the MARVELous road to Infinity War

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As promised, here is part 2 of my Marvel (MCU) comic book-to-movie adaptations.  These 9 flicks are my top picks and favs.  I ignored things like box office dollars and ticket/video sales, because let’s face it…people will pay to see them regardless. So no they  are NOT in chronological order and no they are not in order of critics success either…just mine!

That being said I wanted to have this out by the time Avengers released but life happened and I had to literally edit everything on my phone.

My Picks…
9. Iron Man 2
8. Spider-Man: Homecoming
7. Ant-Man
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
5. Black Panther
4. Captain America: Civil War
3. Thor Ragnorak
2. Iron Man 1
1. Avengers

Are you excited to see the Avengers movie, what comic book flicks have tickled your fancy?  Have you seen it already?  What did you think?

Stay tuned for my spoiler free quickie of Avengers Infinity War later!!

Well Until Next Time Kiddies

shalom

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“My MARVELous Countdown & Lookback at the MCU!

As promised, here is my first half of the Marvel (MCU) comic book-to-movie adaptations.  These 9 flicks are the not necessarily the worst (because I don’t really have any) but they are my least favorite half. In other words these are NOT in chronological order!

The second video to come will be the top enchilada of the MCU!!!

Are you excited to see the Avengers movie, what comic book flicks have tickled your fancy?

Well Until Next Time Kiddies

shalom

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The MARVELous Road To Infinity War

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For any of you living under a fucking rock… there has been the plethora of comic book flicks that has been leading up to this epic showdown of showdowns, The Avengers. Some of you may just see it as a simple cash cow… But for the rest of us who just may be what you call comic-book-fans, this is epic & short of fucking awesome! Don’t judge us, those who you call freaks and geeks. The Whedon Avengers (part 1) blew me away. And this…will be the same! As much as I wanted to like Age of Ultron…for me is was meh… Although James Spader was da bomb… (Yes I’m old) 😂

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But for those of you scratching your head, I am taking none other than the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For all of us as kids who watched Saturday morning cartoons or read a comic book, seeing our fav shit come to life on screen is without a doubt amazing. From the black and white days of Superman up to now, people love to see works of art come to life. And I am sorry, some of the things that Stan Lee and company have done are pretty much this age’s Renaissance. Even video games, despite a failure to launch well (except Mortal Kombat & to some extent, Resident Evil) have been brought to the big screen.

That being said, I will be talking about my fav comics-turned-movies as we countdown to Part 1 of the ultimate showdown: Avengers: Infinity War. Be warned since I am still playing with the vlog thing, this won’t my typical rant/rave review blog post but in preparation to one of the most anticipated comic book flicks…In fact for the next few posts that are reviews…I ‘m pretty much gonna wing it…so stay tuned!

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I will try to keep it short & post all MCU movies leading up to the release of Infinity War in order of release but showcasing my own favoritism. LOL! Hell there’s like damn near 20 movies already released, not including the TV shows so I will NOT be reviewing them all individually.

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And although, they are pretty much separated from the actual movies, I will moonlight a little about the TV shows on the side. This was something I wanted to do with DC comics, movies and shows but didn’t have the time to…besides I did a review of the actual Justice League movie with my comic-book-partner-in-crime, (my kid)…which you can check out here. Oh and if you haven’t been on my YouTube channel, which I promise to give regular love to…here is your chance to like, comment & subscribe.

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Are you excited to see the Avengers movie, what comic book flicks have tickled your fancy?

Well Until Next Time Kiddies

shalom

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Let Go…

DIW RANDOM THOUGHTS

I wrote this a little while back after ending a relationship with someone.  I left it in my drafts because I refused to breathe any air into the situation I was getting over.  But then I thought about that confused girl torn between someone she’d given her world to and the possibility of actually being happy.

Dear You,

Time to let it all go, the good, the bad, the ugly & the cutesy. Time to move on.  I know that is hard but I have to wipe the slate complexly clean before I can do anything else.  Screw closure. Screw holding on… It’s more of a detriment and no benefit was worth what I endured.  I know now that by staying I am only saying that I accept the unacceptable; I am ok settling for less than what I need or deserve.  It’s ok to walk away knowing you didn’t win but when you think about it, what was the prize anyhow?

No one who wants to hurt will continue hurting you. Fuck the honeymoon phase where you will only be subjected to mental anguish later. It’s one thing to revel in makeup shenanigans…but this is crazy! Fuck it even if you don’t find the best of what you had in something new. Trust yourself that ANYTHING is better than what you had. Fuck trying to settle and diminishing your worth for someone who doesn’t think it’s worth being loyal in the first place. If they cared…you wouldn’t be having this epiphany.  You may have troubles here and there. You may feel lonely and cold in your bed but is it worth feeling hurt in your heart and soul?

Trust in knowing that if a person loves you they do not make decisions to hurt you in any form.  There are no accidents in cheating or abuse… A real friend or significant other shows you both who they are and what you mean to them. PERIOD. If someone truly loves you and wants you to be happy, they don’t go doing the things that result in the opposite of your happiness or love. A person will put effort into the things that matter to them be it money, love, success, fame, etc.

So when you hear that little voice telling you to listen to the cries of a person who is guilty but not actually remorseful for what they did to you…remember these tidbits from me and a fellow blogger friend…

[Will he cheat again? Absolutely! He’s already established that she’s (you) not worth being loyal to. When a man shows you who he is, BELIEVE him. Will he try to make it up to her? Absolutely! However, that’s his guilt talking and not his character. It is not in a cheater’s character to be loyal.

 If you are married to a cheater, ask yourself, “What am I doing here? You didn’t get married to be cheated on. Did you? You deserve better. Don’t you? If/when you find, out, don’t go looking for a marriage counselor, there’s nothing wrong with you. HE needs counseling. What you need is a divorce attorney. When a husband cheats, he doesn’t need to fix his marriage, he needs to fix his character. And this is not something you can help him with. He’s already grown…]

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In your case there is nothing holding you back except emotions and the idea of escaping other annoying bullshit in your life. If you waste your time choosing a good time over a good person, you’re gonna have a bad time. Don’t let what you envision in a person be a distraction from who they really are. Besides sometimes holding on is more detrimental than letting go.

You may have not had the happy ending that you wanted but this isn’t the end of the book as far as you know…it’s just another chapter! Take what you learned and move on. We always think we need closure to move on but we don’t…not always. Fuck that needing to know why it happen and accept that it did… A fool is a man who learns not from his mistakes but who repeats them.

Well Until Next Time Kiddies

shalom

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Me Myself & I

DIW RANDOM THOUGHTS

I recently went out on a date not too (too) long ago and while it was a fun time, not to mention me having a good time for once, I must admit I thought I would’ve felt more happy or something in good company. All I could think about was all the shit I had to do afterwards, my writing and Call of Duty. At first I thought it was him. But then I went on another date and it wasn’t their company either. I mean she was awesome too.

Then it dawned on me that the problem or shall I say in this example, solution…was me. So when I found time, I did a little experiment. I went out on a dinner date solo (yep all by myself) and guess what?

I really fucking loved it!

Now I am not conceited or stuck or on myself or even a narcissist. And don’t get me wrong, I do like being a social butterfly. However, what I came to realize is that I enjoy me, myself and I. While this has made me a tad introverted, I won’t lie, it shed light on a particular thing that I’ve ignored… which was the fact I had spent too much time & the best years of my adult life on people (who were in my life longer than they deserved to be). No matter what my foolery, I clung onto the ideology that I need to be partnered with someone and that being single is the most horrible thing ever.

Now I am not saying that I want to be alone the remainder of my days or unmarried. But I figure the reason why I spent so much time unhappy within in a relationship was not only because of the men (or women) I chose but because how I saw myself while with them. To quote Perks of Being a Wallflower: “…we accept the love we think we deserve…” Even if we don’t know it, often times we deserve better but we bounce from relationship to relationship without giving ourselves adequate time to heal and find true love. Somewhere down the line we eventually feel like shit about it and the cycle repeats itself later on. We search for answers in faith, friends, family, work or whatever everywhere but within the soul.

And this quest doesn’t have to have a timestamp. Think about the fact that we spend half our lives searching for for the right one, the rest of our lives dealing with that decision and whatever is left trying to find ourselves.

I came to the conclusion until I am where and who I want to be not to mention ready to share myself and welcome others, I have no intention on being with anyone in any shape form or fashion. Call me selfish but I am only halfway there & I don’t intend on messing it up with random or casual sex either. Because we as human are so addicted to companionship that we are OK with being a side-piece or abused/neglected by others. And if I’m allowed to play Devil’s Advocate, we also screw things up for others because we’re not truly ready to open ourselves up… oblivious to it even.

When you first become happy with yourself, then you will be truly happy with others. More importantly, we learn to no longer settle. Now there may be some of you that are at that point already…and I applaud you but this here is my official (if not 10th) time in life to find myself. And I ain’t getting any younger so I need get my shit together soon.

Besides if you can’t be happy with you and you alone…why or how do you expect someone else to be happy with you? At this point in my life, I am more worried about the time I’ve wasted with the wrong one than what I “wasted” by myself thus far. Because trust me, the time I have spent single has been everything but wasted. Shit, while so many of us females, especially black females are out here talking about how happy we are by saying that we don’t know where we’d be without “him” we hide the possibility that we could probably be much farther in life. It’s not to say the bad relationships aren’t lessons but often times we stretch shit longer than we should.

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So I am going to sit back and sip my wine…enjoy some more writing, gaming, travelling and everything life has to offer but moreso I intend to continue discovering what makes me awesome. It’s okay to be a little selfish and to be alone with your thoughts. Use that time to mold those thoughts into positive ones.

Oh and not to dig too deep… there will be people who think that you are selfish because you want more “me” time. However there’s nothing wrong with that. It is totally okay. Don’t become a hermit in the hills or anything…that is just overkill still do not let others rush you. And definetly don’t let them trick you into thinking that you are an asshole because you tell them no for whatever. You are not obligated to be or do things with people. Some folks who are in turn afraid to be solo (or tired of it) and will force you to believe that you should be too…

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But that’s not so! Saying no doesn’t make you selfish especially if you’re always saying yes! So sit back folks, enjoy the show and just wait for it…

Well Until Next Time Kiddies

shalom

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Soda Made My Kid Fat

No lack of going outside & playing made your kid fat!
If liberal parents are going to criticize & even sue soda making companies, fast food chains & junk food snack producers… Then you might as well point some of the blame at video game makers, computer tech companies, hell even the internet for allowing your kids to sit around doing nothing all damn day! Stop blaming crappy food companies for your kids being overweight or overactive. Let their assed go out & play. Crappy foods YOU buy for them nonetheless! Yeah I know safety can be an issue but it’s no excuse.
But here’s a better bet… Blame yourselves moms & dads, instead of pointing fingers at the companies responsible for marketing ads towards kids. So bitchslap yourselves too for not having the decent sense to make them get off of their asses & burn calories!
All those electronic devices you let them zone out to keep out of your way on…that’s all on you!

But in hindsight, you little fuckers need to get up & do something! I tell my kid to get up, workout, play or something. She doesn’t wanna listen to me, well it’s on her… Not to be cruel but at the end of the day, if you don’t wanna have heart disease or feel shitty or be unhealthy, then that’s up to you.

If I workout,  she or anyone else can totally get to sweating with me. I won’t force or beg. I mean you can lead a horse to water but can’t make it drink…

Well I could always take away the WiFi… 😈

 Well til next time kiddies…

Shalom

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