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House of the Dragon
House of the Dragon was released this last weekend and I have many, many thoughts… This series is adapted from a book and takes place 172 years before the birth of Dany aka the love of my life. Now the only reasons I am watching this show are because I love the Targaryens (meaning I love Dany), and because Matt Smith is in it and he is my favorite Doctor. With an all male productions team trying to tell a women's story I am going into this series very very cautious, and skeptical. I, of course, took stream of consciousness notes so here we go;
Comic Book Rewind
My last rewatch was the original release of X-men released in 2000, well the sequel was released in 2003 and continued the story we were introduced to as well as introducing new characters. The sequel retained the same screenwriting team allowing (hopefully) for consistency and cohesiveness. I enjoyed the first one overall but let's see how the second one holds up….
Thor: Love and Thunder
One of Marvel’s most anticipated projects, Thor: Love and Thunder premiered wide this week and I have many many thoughts and they all come back to this; Taika Waititi is a genius who should be in charge of all future Thor projects from now on, and any other project he wants. This review will have many of the spoilers so if you want to avoid that I strongly advise you to stop reading and come back later.
Jane Foster's Thor
With the newest Thor movie being released soon I think it's important to shed some light on Jane Foster’s Thor. Now there are some internet fanboys who have a fundamental problem with Jane taking the mantle, but those children are wrong. Many people that aren’t the actual God of Thunder have taken the hammer and therefore wielded his power.
We open with a very necessary flashback of British occupied India in the 40s, the lady from Kamala’s vision is there and so is Kamala’s great grandmother. She uses the bangle to try and save her people from the British. These women were close, and desperately trying to save themselves. They are all here from another dimension. Kamran is being teased because he clearly has a crush on Kamala and I love it.
Toy Story is arguably one of the best animated films of all time, and for many of us it holds a special place in our hearts. So when the news that there was to be a movie centered around Buzz Lightyear, I was ecstatic. I am someone who has been anxiously anticipating this film and to finally see it on the big screen was fantastic.
I thoroughly enjoyed episode 1 and I am genuinely excited for this show so here we go with episode 2… Kamala walls into school super confident and cool and owning it…until she runs into a cute boy. Kamala has to hear the girl she saved brag about getting saved, which yes makes absolutely no sense, but …high school girls.
This review series is going to be an interesting experience for me; as I am coming at it from almost an opposite angle of any Marvel review I’ve ever done. I am a Star Wars casual, I enjoy the properties but I do not know details, and I remember only major plot points. I’ve never really done a review not knowing everything I can beforehand before, so let's see what that does to my enjoyment (or lack thereof) of this show.
I have personally been looking forward to this show very much, and although I am disappointed by the change in her powers for the adaptation, I have hope. The lead actress is a perfect choice in not only appearance and personality but in knowledge. This girl really knows her comics and I am excited to see how that informs her portrayal of the character. So here we go with episode 1…
One of the biggest questions I get asked from MCU fans is what is a Nexus being? What does that mean? Nexus beings are a well known thing in the comics and it looks like this idea is going to become more prevalent in the MCU so I am here to clarify what a Nexus being actually is, their purpose and at least in the comics, who they are.