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So my problems with the Eternals movie are endless, evident by the fact that I’ve now written 4 articles about it but I think my biggest issue with the film is that it's so obvious that the writers have absolutely no idea who these characters are, so let me shed some light…
So here's the deal, the Eternals was terrible. I've said it repeatedly and I'll say it some more, but here's the thing…it didn’t have to be. The Eternals was a lot to tackle all on it's own, with 5 generations it's not only a lot of characters to choose from but it's a lot of personalities and relationships to flesh out which is why first and foremost, the Eternals should have had a miniseries before it became a movie.
Eternals vs GotG 2
So I watched and was disappointed by the Eternals and to be quite honest all I was thinking about through a good portion of that movie was “Guardians of the galaxy did this so much better” because like it or not we’ve already been introduced to the concept of eternals and we’ve already seen a family like dynamic when they all have different motivations and moral compasses. We’ve already seen relationships within a family like a unit develop and play out and we’ve seen it sone so much better then the underdeveloped mess that the eternals gave us.
My first thoughts when this movie was announced were “that's ambitious” the Eternals have a fairly rich comic book history and I knew they could never tackle that in the MCU so I was at the very least, interested in how they were going to make this work. Since its release I've only heard 2 opinions of this film, it's amazing OR it sucks with really no in between, but I never take public opinion very well because to be honest the masses have very little media literacy…that said my Stark boys were cast and I love them both soooo here we are.
Finding a New Home
An MCU movie releases and the rumours fly! We’ve heard two major things, 1) Tom is signed on for 3 more movies and immediately after that we heard 2) That Tom was stepping away from the role and taking a break. Now the more likely option is that he is in fact signed on for more movies, there is so much more that I would love to see from Tom’s spiderman and I think that No Way Home set him up perfectly for not only more character development but also bringing in more of the Spider-verse characters into the MCU. Tom has been pushing hard for either some of the Spider woman and/or Miles Morales, here's hoping that we see both!
The Future of the Amazing Spiderman
With the success of the newest Spiderman installment, the internet has been asking for a new Andrew Garfield Spiderman movie. Now I am in the camp of no, and that makes no sense and it's unnecessary mostly because Sony has already proven that they can’t make a good Spidey movie by themselves, however if, in theory, we were to get another Andrew movie there are a couple of storylines that would be interesting and not interfere with the current cannon of the MCU.
So here's the deal, there was a lot of lead up and hype to this movie and to be honest I was not only skeptical but I have very little hope that Sony and Marvel could pull off having a live action Spider Verse movie. I didn’t care for the previous two renditions of the web slinger and felt no reason to see them on the big screen again, more than that I didn’t want them to take away from Tom’s Spiderman. Well after seeing the film I am very happy to say that I was wrong and No Way Home was in fact the best live action spiderman movie that exists as well as being in my top 5 Marvel movies ever.
Black Widow Review
Many of us Marvel fans waited over a decade for a Black Widow movie, well we finally got one. As promised I wrote 2 reviews; 1 judging it as an independent film and 1 in the context of the MCU. This is the review in regards to the film as a Marvel movie.
Black Widow Review
Alright so as soon as this movie was over I decided that it needed to be two separate reviews because although it is a Marvel movie it had too many independent film qualities to ignore. So this is the review of Black Widow as if it were simply a stand alone film.
The release of Shang-Chi brings many milestones for Marvel, the first Asian superhero movie of course, but what Shang-Chi opened the door for was so much more than a statistic. Shang-Chi had one of the biggest box office openings of any Superhero origin story as well as setting up even more opportunities for phase 4.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier
The hatred for John Walker grows in episode 2 and I think it boils down to one thing, everything we know about him points to him being a good soldier, including the fact that he was dubbed Captain America by the US government but nothing we know about him even gives us the illusion that he is a good man. The whole tagline for what makes Captain America relatable, loveable and a hero is that he wasn’t a perfect soldier but a good man and John Walker spits in the face of everything that Steve stood for and that's why him being in possession of the shield simply feels wrong.
Falcon and Winter Soldier
Of course the internet has been speculating about what this show would hold since before the conclusion of WandaVision, and I am willing to bet most of that speculation is wrong as it was with WandaVision because you people can’t seem to come up with fan theories that make any kind of sense. But we’re off to a great start it's been rumoured for the last week that the first episode of the new series was to be titles “Rest in Peace Cap” causing the internet to frantically theorize about whether or not that was death to Steve Rodgers or death to the legacy title of Captain America...well it actually doesn’t matter as the actual title for the first episode is “New World Order” so here we go, week one of Falcon and the Winter Soldier.