Black Panther (Spoilers): Great movie overall, but..

First my likes:  I loved the movie. I thought the tone was great, not over the top funny but more in line with the Winter Soldier. The actors in the movie were terrific.  Boseman and Michael B. Jordan were great, and the scene stealer for me was M’Baku.  The special effects and technology brought to the game was outstanding.  I liked the question posed about sharing their resources with the world or not trusting the world with it was something I struggled with during the movie.

Now my dislikes:  WHY DO THEY KEEP KILLING OFF THE BAD GUYS?  This is the main problem I have with the MCU movies overall is how they use their villains.  Only good one they have is Loki so far, and the rest are mediocre.  They had not just one but TWO good villains in the movie that they could have built off of in possibly later movies.

I also didn’t fully understand Killmonger’s main goal.  I get that he wanted the throne, but afterwards, he wanted to give the vibranium weapons to his contacts around the world to fight against their oppressors, if I heard that right.  So, who exactly were they going to fight? their bosses, the government, and then what would they do if they succeeded?  I need to see it again to make some sense of it.  Overall, I do feel the movie was well done and I rank it #2 on my MCU list of movies, with Winter Soldier #1.

Be blessed.


Logan: The best comic book movie I’ve ever seen…so far.

It took me longer than I expected to see Logan but I finally did this past weekend.  I didn’t quite know what to expect besides the R rating, which meant more blood and cursing, which I’m okay with normally.  I can honestly say after watching it that it is the BEST comic book movie I’ve seen so far, surpassing my others such as The Dark Knight and The Winter Soldier.

I never expected it to be as deep in not just action, but emotion.  It had funny moments, intellectual moments and really sad moments. Overall, I really enjoyed it and would probably watch it again just to see what I missed the first time.

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Capes and Cowls Blog ?: Who had the better trilogy: Nolan’s Batman or Captain America?

I’ve been asking myself this question for the last two days after re watching Civil War on cable.  I like both of the characters and their movies have been above average for me overall.  If I had to choose which I’d have to go with Christopher Nolan’s Batman, but by the slimmest of margins.  I could flip flop both of these and would be cool with either decision.

They both have movies that cancel each other out, in a way.  I felt Batman Begins was better than the First Avenger, but Civil War was better than TDK rises.  The two movies left are both their second ones for me and I loved both.  The x factor would be the Joker, even though the Winter Soldier was great.  No one knew what the Joker would do next in the movie, he had no agenda for revenge or world domination.  He just did it because he didn’t like order over chaos.  That’s just my reasons behind it. What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Let me know in the comments.

Be blessed.

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