I promise not to spoil anything and my Easter Eggs Post (and there are lots) will be coming soon. However, these moments needed to be addressed before I burst into flames and fly off into space. Not that that wouldn’t be pretty awesome though… moving on, Spoiler free Captain Marvel Review
Brie Larson Shines As Carol & I Need A Flerken | Captain Marvel Review
You guessed it, I’m starting with Goose The Cat. AKA the scene stealer. Not that I was surprised in anyway. How could you not love a Ginger Flerken? Even Fury is enamored with Goose. Buy all the Goose things because I’m pretty sure they are going to sell out.
In the comics, Goose is a girl Flerken named Chewie. Goose is called a him several times in the film. Marvel might be skipping the whole laying eggs thing by making the Flerken a boy instead of a girl. Boy, girl, Flerken, or Cat, Goose is the best.
I’m also 100% here for Goose taking out Thanos. Pretty sure he could do it without even a whisker out of place.
If you know anything about Carol Danvers in the comic books you know she is snarky, funny, and an overall tough girl. She has her loving moments and deep down she only wants to do the right thing. MCU Carol mirrors that entirely. I loved her swagger, her tenacity, and obviously her kicking everyone’s *ss thing.
Brie Larson shines as Carol. With so much trolling and filth on the internet about her part in this film, I can say 100% she showed all those haters the door. When is everyone going to learn the MCU casting department is clearly the best in the business?
Watching Fury in action is never a letdown. He is one bad mother, shut your mouth even when he wasn’t a high level S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. You can see how he quickly rose to to the top of the ranks and why he was deemed such a threat by Hydra.
Maria may have been the original bestie, but Carol found an unlikely friend in Fury. Their banter is pure gold. I hope to see them reunited in Endgame or at the very least Captain Marvel 2.
Coulson! Son of Coul has returned, younger and long before Project T.A.H.I.T.I. This movie is basically Coulson’s first week on the job. And it begins to answer the question of why Fury would move heaven and earth to save Phil’s life after the events of Avengers.
Where has Captain Marvel been?
This was my husband’s question last night. Does Captain Marvel explain where Carol has been? Yes it does explain, in a round about way, why we haven’t seen her. Essentially, it follows the reasoning in the comics, basically where she spends a lot of her time when not at home in the Statue of Liberty.
Her absence yet Fury’s complete knowledge she exists makes sense. It doesn’t feel like Marvel scrambled to figure out how to write her in to the narrative. As with everything in the MCU, I believe they had plans for Captain Marvel long before now and laid the groundwork for her entrance way back when.
Yes, 1000 times yes, it has been worth the wait to see them on the big screen. Ben Mendelsohn was brilliant as Talos. And like Goose, he is a definite scene stealer and high point of the film.
Captain Marvel does begin getting into the Kree Skrull war without having it detract from Carol’s story overall. Comic fans, we have been waiting for this. If you’re not so much into the comics, this part may drag a bit for you but it is important to the plot and possible future films featuring Carol and Kree/Skrulls.
The Future of the MCU
The future of the MCU is murky. We don’t know 100% who is going to make it through Endgame and who isn’t. While I’m leaning towards The Eternals and Young Avengers, not to mention what Marvel Studios can do once X-Men and Fantastic Four have come home, I do know Carol has a future in the MCU. Her and the Rambeau’s, Maria and Monica, are strong characters that deserve the chance to go on. Wherever the MCU is going from here, you can bet these women will be there, kicking *ss and taking names.
Photon and Lt. Trouble that’s no coincidence in naming, just saying.
Captain Marvel Post Credit Scenes
I saw people googling are there post credit scenes in Captain Marvel? First you should know this by now, it’s only been 10 years. You never leave a Marvel film until the lights come on and they are trying to clean up your neighbor’s spilt popcorn.
Yes, there are 2 post credit scenes in Captain Marvel. Like Thor Ragnarok, one was heavy and leads into the next big MCU film, in this case Endgame. The other is lighthearted and will make you smile. That Endgame tie-in though, I was losing it in my chair. So perfect.
Captain Marvel Stan Lee Cameo and Tribute
Grab your tissues because you are going to need it watching the Stan Lee tribute. It rolls before the film starts and it is perfect, touching, and utterly heartbreaking at the same time. I leaned over to my friend and said Marvel is trying to kill us with this.
Look for Stan early on after Carol lands on Earth. They even pause on him, just for a second, like a Marvel moment of silence. Ugh I’m tearing up just thinking about it.
RIP Stan Lee.
Captain Marvel is in theaters everywhere March 8th 2019!
Lionsgate American Sign Language Movie Viewing Initiative
The Actiview app is designed as a “second-screen” experience, either through headphones or on the user’s phone screen, that allows users to playback audio descriptions, captions, multi-language dubs, and even sign language interpretations of films and shows while they watch on a TV, laptop, or in a theater.
“Lionsgate is committed to making our movies increasingly available and accessible,” said Brian Day, Lionsgate Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. “We’re delighted to be working with Nyle and Actiview to make our incredibly moving and heartfelt movie Wonder the first live action film to ever have American Sign Language available alongside it.”
After winning America’s Next Top Model in 2015 and then becoming a champion on Dancing with the Stars, actor and model Nyle DiMarco has become a major advocate for the deaf community. His goal in teaming up with Actiview and Lionsgate is to ensure that everyone has equal access to entertainment.
“I am so excited about working with Lionsgate and Actiview to make the inspiring film Wonder accessible to everyone and offer them an ASL viewing option,” said DiMarco. “It allows me to take a huge step forward in my campaign to make increasing accessibility a priority in the TV and film industry.”
Lionsgate is also making the entire Hunger Games series accessible via the Actiview app, providing Audio Description, Multi-language Dubs, Subtitles, Captions, and Amplified Audio to all audiences who use the Actiview app.
How it works:
Users can watch Wonder and The Hunger Gameson any available platform and the app will automatically synchronize with their TV. The app “listens” to the movie (similarly to Shazam listening to songs) and figures out where in the movie the viewer is, matching the playback from their device.
Any user will be able to download the app (iOS only) at http://activiewapp.com/download or by searching “Actiview” in the App Store. They then select the movie they’re watching and the accessibility service they need.
Are you excited about this new service?
Buckle up Planty and hold onto your fronds, The LEGO Movie 2 is in theaters today! Read on for a spoiler free The LEGO Movie 2 review.
The LEGO Movie 2 Review
So what is the story all about? Well, it’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens of Bricksburg are now facing a huge new threat. The DUPLO invaders from outer space are wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. In their quest to defeat them, they will travel to the faraway Sis-Star System, encounter new creatures, bad guys, and a song that will definitely get stuck inside your head.
The LEGO Movie 2 Better Than The Original
I liked the first film, it made me laugh, it had it’s moments. The LEGO Movie 2 made me laugh the entire time. From jokes about Shiny Vampires to why Marvel Characters aren’t in the movie, I seriously couldn’t stop giggling.
Everyone is back from the original and some have changed their appearances to reflect this new, Dystopian world. DUPLO times call for toughening up. Unless you’re Emmet of course.
The movie picks up right where the other left off, with the DUPLO invaders announcing they are here to destroy Bricksburg. Just like in the first film, there is the human/real life aspect. I loved the zoom outs to our world and especially the mom. You’ll see why when you watch.
The new characters introduced: General Mayhem and Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi are great additions to the group of LEGO Figures already assembled. They should probably work on their communication skills though…
My daughter is obsessed with General Mayhem and I don’t blame her. I want hair like hers and that awesome spaceship. While Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi can literally be whatever you want her to be. She looks like something my son would put together with his random LEGOs.
LEGO Life Lesson
In the first LEGO Movie, everyone learned that we all have something special inside of us. But what happens when your world is at stake and being the nice guy doesn’t seem like an asset? Emmet struggles with this throughout The LEGO Movie 2. With his friends taken he is desperate to get them back.
On his way to the Sis-Star System he meets Rex Dangervest. Rex is the embodiment of all things manly, and Chris’ Pratt’s movie career. Emmet is torn between keeping his positive, can-do attitude and Rex telling him to toughen up, essentially becoming an angrier version of himself.
In the end Emmet and us in the audience need to learn to be true to ourselves, because that is what makes us The Special.
Is The LEGO Movie 2 Family Friendly?
100% yes. The LEGO Movie 2 is something the whole family, no matter their age will love. All the songs are awesome, the adult jokes aren’t inappropriate like some animated movies make them, and the action isn’t over the top scary.
I don’t remember hearing any bad words so I think you’re safe on that. All in all it is the perfect pick for family movie night.
Still Awesome And Living The Dream: The LEGO Movie 2 is in theaters everywhere today!
Avengers Endgame Big Game TV Spot Breakdown
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It begins with a memoriam to our lost Avengers. Wasp, Nick Fury, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, The Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Bucky Barnes, and finally Vision. Each of their images are from iconic moments in the movies we met them in. Shuri, although shown missing in the first teaser trailer, is not included in this. Also interesting to note is that only the red in each photo is in color. Too soon Russo Bros. Too soon.
Cut to New York, covered in fog, eerily quiet, the devastation is clear.
A group of Decimation survivors are meeting. Steve Rogers is among them. Long gone is his heartbroken, lost countenance. It has been replaced with a calculating, simmering rage. He’s coming for you Thanos.
Out in space, Tony and Nebula are working to repair their ship. My guess is, Nebula is lending her body parts to the cause in a desperate attempt to get it working.
Natasha, Bruce, Rhodey, and Steve are outside the Avengers compound and looking up at something. Facial expressions show they aren’t worried but cautious, puzzling out what they are seeing. This makes me think it could be Captain Marvel coming to join them or Tony and Nebula have made it back to Earth. Other possibility: Thor and Rocket.
Rocket and Thor look like they are not anywhere near New York. This could still be Wakanda or maybe even Norway where the rest of The Asgardians are hanging out with Korg and Valkyrie.
Black Widow is pissed. Hawkeye is Ronin. Rhodey and Ant-Man are suiting up.
Steve’s hand shakes as he tightens the strap on his Shield. First: Captain America has his shield back. Second: The shaking. His hands look dirty, he has clearly been in battle. This screams to me he is mustering himself to continue a horrendous fight.
Suit Up. The final shot of the trailer is a group of Avengers, led by Captain America- holding his shield, walking with purpose. I could be wrong but the lineup to me goes like this: Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Rocket Raccoon, Ant-Man, War Machine, and Bruce Banner.
The Voice Over:
After listening and listening again, I first thought it was just Tony, then Cap, and finally Tony and Cap together. But I wasn’t 100% sold that it was Tony saying move on. I listened so more, on different speakers just to be sure and this is where I’m landing:
Tony: Some people
Thanos: Move On
Captain America: But Not Us
Captain America and Tony: Not Us
Avengers Endgame is in theaters April 26th, 2019
Avengers Endgame Big Game Tv Spot Reaction
Whether you are peppy like a Who or grouchy like the Grinch you’re going to want to bring home The Grinch on Blu-ray, 4K, and DVD February 5th or Digital HD today! Keep reading to enter to win The Grinch Blu-ray Prize Pack. Trust me, those Valentine’s Day hearts are everything.
I received an advanced copy for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.
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- “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” Lyric Video – Tyler, The Creator puts a modern spin on the Seussian Christmas classic.
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