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The Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Yesterday, Marvel Studios released the official line-up for Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phase Four consists of five movies and five TV shows. The line-up begins with the release of the Black Widow movie on May 1, 2020, and then The Falcon and The Winter Soldier series in fall 2020; we continue with the Eternals movie on November 6, 2020, and then the Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021. In spring of 2021, we have the WandaVision series, and right after we have the movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Then the Loki series will premiere in spring 2021 and then the What If? series in summer 2021; the next part is the Hawkeye series, which will come out in fall of 2021. Phase Four of the MCU ends with the movie Thor: Love and Thunder.
'The Lion King'
The Lion King is the newest Disney remake, and the film is directed by Jon Favreau. I know there are people who hate these Disney remakes, and they have a valid reason, but honestly I will keep watching them. It’s very obvious that Disney is just making money off our nostalgia and it’s fine, but I do think they need to step up and make more original content. The other problem I have with these remakes is that I feel like it pushes the idea that animation is subpar, or less than live-actions, which is not true at all. Animated films deserve so much more love, and I hope Disney releases more original animated movies. I love The Lion King, it is one of my favorite Disney movies of all time. I love it so much, I actually have a dog named Simba. Let's get to it, this movie was a photo-realistic computer animated film, which means the setting and the animals were made to look like how they actually are in real life.
'RocketMan' Spoiler Review
Overview This is a positive review, because I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and I will talk about it more in depth. Also this is not a spoiler free review so read at your own risk. The Rocketman film was a biopic film of the singer Elton John who, in the movie, is portrayed by Taron Egerton. The film cast includes Jaime Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Charlie Rowe, and many others. I did not walk in with super high expectations or with an abundant amount of knowledge about Elton John, but the movie was better than I could have thought, and I am a bigger Elton John fan now.
Collection of Thoughts
"There's a quite type of violence in the way women's talents are devalued and brushed aside in favor of bullying them into "traditional" roles that ultimately don't fulfill what they wanted for their lives. We’ve lost so much art, music, writing, science, and happiness to misogyny." "There are bugs that are literally split down the middle, half male and half female, worms and snails that have both sets of genitalia, fish that just up and switch sexes when there’s a male or female space in their group that needs filling and you want me to believe that God hates all sorts of gender-bending in his children. I think you need to take a better look at God’s creations." "Denounce gender roles but respect gender identity." "I used to cringe so hard at my “I’m not like other girls” phase until I realized that most girls have this phase and what we actually mean is “I’m not a thoughtless one-dimensional caricature of makeup and boobs” which is what girls have been taught to think. How can women be viewed so poorly that little girls everywhere all think they’re unique just for having independent thoughts and interests?" "Throughout history it has been a man’s job to provide... no throughout history men have actively prevented the independence of women, they have actively prevented our mobility, rights to an education, and livable income. They’ve abused our reproductive capability and passed us around like properties, they’ve used religion to rationalize their hatred of us, and to put us in place of subordination. So y’all can stop saying men are providers like it was some benevolent gesture in an attempt to rationalize sexism." "Your hurt feelings do not override my right to say no" "Women are not in charge of your feelings. If you can’t handle your emotions, that’s not our problem. It’s yours." "Notice how ‘“girls mature faster’” is never stated as a reason why girls should be given more positions of power and authority? It only works to hold girls to greater accountability than boys and to justify men’s attraction to them" "I disagree with the notion that women can’t handle the truth. Women handle the truth just fine. The problem is that you expect women to handle the truth in a way that still benefits you at her expense." "You can’t act like women are inherently suited for child care and should focus on being a stay-at-home-mom and then turn around and get mad about women being prioritized in custody. This is a system of misogyny upheld by men. You guys decided women exist to birth children and care for children. You don’t get to then blame these women for the laws based on a culture of misogyny that you men create and perpetuate." "‘Slut’ is attacking women for their right to say yes ‘Friend zone’ is attacking women for their right to say no And ‘Bitch’ is attacking women for their right to call you out on it" "Going out doesn’t make you a bad person just like going to church doesn’t make you a good person" - Miley Cyrus "Me addressing racism and violence against women shouldn’t make you uncomfortable" Racism and violence against women should make you uncomfortable” "Dressing older isn’t an excuse for older men to prey on younger girls" "Being socialized female is easily recognized as abuse the moment it is done to a male child" "We don’t want men to lower themselves, we just want them to make room for us" "You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you" "Women are expected to change for men. If you don’t want to have children ever then someone is bound to say to you well what if your husband wants children? We’re expected to lose weight, to dress a certain way to appeal to men, we’re expected to be less opinionated, less assertive, less talented when competing against a man." "When a women is violent, men use that to discredit the whole feminist movement and paint us as aggressive and abusive but when millions of men are violent we cant make generalizations" "There is female violence but do you know what sets it apart from male violence? It’s not a pandemic, it’s a rarity You cannot compare the entire history of men raping and pillaging and murdering and enslaving women to the minor blips on the scale that is female violence" " I think what bothers me so much about the “feminist are ugly” “ feminist are hairy” or “feminist are lesbians” stereotype is the so fucking what some of us are ugly some of us are hair some of us are lesbians and it shouldn’t invalidate anything we’re telling you." "Men get raped and molested” should be a whole sentence. If you have to tack on the word ‘too,’ then you’re using the experience of male victims to silence female instead of giving them their own space" "Not all men!’” - yes but enough men that every girl is terrified of smiling to that guy on the bus or talking with the boy in the coffee shop. Every girl has been walking late at night at one point and been afraid of who might be following her. Every girl has referred to someone as a “creep” and every girl has refused a drink from someone she doesn’t know. But enough men that all women are now afraid of most men it’s gotten so bad that we have to be afraid of even telling you we are afraid. We can’t ask you to please stop talking to us because if we do we run the risk if being labeled a “stuck up bitch” and blamed for murders and rapes in which we are the victims so we speaker to you with body language that we hope you’ll understand but you insist on ignoring those signs because you have it in your head that our body language doesn’t mean anything and that our bodies aren’t our bodies."
Authority and the Truth
Truth is defined as a judgment or idea that is true or accepted as true. The two areas of knowledge examples I will be talking about are the history of immigration in the United States as well as the way women were subjugated in the name of mental illnesses during the 1800s-1900s, which falls under human science. Authority does not always tell the truth, yet people still believe their explanations and trust authoritative figures. This is explicitly shown by the history of immigration laws and the mistreatment of women within human science.
Captain America's Influence on Society Today
Captain America is a character that has impacted our current society. While in the past it was through the comic book character, today it is mostly with the movie version. Captain Rogers affects different groups of people in different types of ways. To begin with, Captain America, and all other media, influences the economic state of the United States. The website The Numbers demonstrates how in the worldwide box office Captain America: The First Avenger made $370,569,776, Captain America: The Winter Soldier made $714,401,889, and Captain America: Civil War made $1,140,075,017 (the numbers 1). This clearly portrays how successful and popular the character is with today’s audiences; as shown by the previous paragraph, his traits and decisions make him an entrancing superhero to watch.
Thoughts on the Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions' (Ch. 9)
Stephen Hawking made the statement, “Intelligence is central to what it means to be human.” This statement stood out to me because I never really thought about intelligence that way, it was just something we have. I feel like it can also be central to non-human animals because there are many of them that are extremely intelligent(not my dog though he is dumb, but I love him).
Why Captain America Is Still Popular
In this day and age, Captain America continues to be an adored and popular character; this is the result of his virtuous and admirable qualities, as well as actions, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To begin with, the Captain America: The First Avenger movie is when the audience is first displayed his righteousness and ready-to-fight attitude. Steve Rogers' eagerness to fight in the film rings true to people who want to enlist in the army, and who are willing to do or give up anything. Steve vehemently claims,
Captain America (Pt. 2)
The political and social landscape influenced this character as much as this character influenced society. He was continuously adapted to fit into the events that were happening at different time periods in America. The political and social event that was occurring during his time of creation and publication was World War II. The Second World War was a global war that lasted from 1939-1945; the two sides of this conflict were the Allies and the Axis. Captain America was on the side of the Allies where he fought against Hitler and the Nazis; in the comics, he fought specifically against a fictional Nazi science division titled "Hydra."
Thoughts on the Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions' (Ch. 7)
Hawking postulates, "The clock and its movements are, of course, entirely symbolic but I feel compelled to point out that such an alarming warning from other scientists, prompted at least in part by the election of Donald Trump, must be taken seriously.” This statement stood out to me because I agree that the election of Donald Trump as president was terrible and it felt like it is speeding up the end of the world.
Thoughts on the Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions' (Ch. 6)
In terms of this chapter, I do believe that time travel is currently not real, but I think there is still a chance that it might exist one day. I personally do not think we will ever see it actually made and used in our lifetime. Compared to aliens, God, etc… I think time travel is on the bottom of the list of being real. Hawking made the statement that, “In science fiction, space and time warps are commonplace. They are used for rapid journeys around the galaxy or for travel through time.” This statement stood out to me because there are so many movies and shows that use time travel. The most recent I’ve seen are Avengers: Endgame and Supernatural.
Thoughts on the Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions' (Ch. 4)
One of the statements Hawking made was, “They offer to behave better or be kinder if only they can get an A-grade for a course or pass their driving test.” This statement stood out to me because I am definitely going to pray to God that I pass my IB exams and get my IB diploma because it is something I want very much; although, I am not sure what I would do as an exchange because I am honestly a pretty good person, but we can all improve.