I am a ninja, a warlock, a time traveler and a dragon rider. I surf worlds one universe at a time and I dig a mug of java. That’s how I believe I am and that’s how my world is.

I live and breathe in the cinematic realms. No, I am no actor. I am just a blogger who raves about the movies I’ve seen, the television shows I’ve discovered and recommended (and cried over) indie movies that deserves more applause and standing ovation from its viewers. I also enjoy playing video games with my friends.

I have never been a sporty guy but I do play basketball and soccer (just on Play Station and Android Phone). I am adventurous though that I enjoy travelling and photography. I am also into gastronomy too but whenever I would visit a somewhere to eat, I make it a choice to check out, not just the treat but the story behind the place.

This is my space. This is my wall, and this is how my brain works. Welcome to how I see the universes of Marvel, DC, Capcom, or even Amir Khan.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

15 Trending Questions After I Watched Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame is here, and all the Marvel fans can’t seem to contain their emotions about it, including me. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally coming to a close as they culminate 11 years of our favorite superhero movies with the Infinity War sequel, the Avengers: Endgame. Just a head’s up, this post contains spoilers, obviously, so you might want to skip this one until you have watched it.

The final installment of the Avengers movie series finally screened almost everywhere around the world and being a Marvel fan myself; I was preparing for this very moment for quite a long time now. As spoilers and leaked footage have lurked the Internet just hours after the world premiere, I tried my best to keep away from them as much as I can to avoid getting too excited or disappointed.

Nevertheless, upon arriving at the cinema and getting to my seat, I was filled with mixed emotions and could not wait for the movie to start. Fast forward to the actual movie, and it is finally ending, you can say that I was overwhelmed with what I saw. The movie was exceptional, and there are only very few words for me to describe it, but that doesn’t mean I left the movie house without any questions.

So, because of that, I decided to write down all my queries about it and share the latest Hollywood movie blog to all of you. Here are fifteen questions I was left with after watching Avengers: Endgame.

1. Did They Die After The Snap?
The first part of this final duo movie ended with Thanos successfully collecting all of the Infinity Stones and snapping his fingers to wipe out half of all living creatures and turning them into dust, including some of our beloved superheroes. But did they die? If not, where did they go?

2. Is Avengers: Endgame Truly The Final Avengers Movie?
Marvel has been hinting that Endgame will be the final movie for the Avengers installment. However, it seems impossible to accept. Nevertheless, the movie made it feel like it truly was the end for the team, but there are still many pending Marvel hero movies to come.

3. Was Thanos Satisfied With His Successful Plan?
In the movie, Thanos was found on a beautiful planet all alone. He seemed alright, but somewhat lonely even after the success of his plans. So, was he really happy with how everything turned out? Did he not feel an ounce of regret at all?

4. How Did Nebula Survive After Killing Her Past Self?
 The only option for the team to save everyone who turned into dust was to go back in time. Nebula was part of that plan, and she had to go back to her planet, her father, and her sister to retrieve one of the stones. However, things got messy until she had to kill her past self. But, shouldn’t her future self be dead too?

5. Was Their Time Travel Plan Successful All The Way?
Their time travel plan worked all right, but there were times in the past where they had to interact with their past self, or a dead loved one. Usually, going back in time and interacting with people from that timeline comes with consequences. So, are we to expect the effects of those interactions in a future Marvel film?

6. Where Did Loki Go After Escaping With The Tesseract?
In the first Avengers movie, the team assembled to fight against Loki and his army for the Tesseract, a.k.a., the Space Stone. If we ever learned something in the Avengers: Infinity War lessons, it’s that you’ll never know what Loki can do next. And during the retrieval in Endgame, Loki ended up escaping with the Tesseract. So where did he go after that and what exactly did he do after?

7. Is There Any Chance Gamora (And The Black Widow) Can Come Back?
Although not in the same timeline, both Gamora and Natasha (Black Widow) died as a sacrifice in exchange of the Soul Stone. But with all the time jumps and after bringing back the stone, are there truly no possibilities for them to be resurrected back to life?

8. When Did Pepper Get Her Suit?
In the epic battle on Endgame, Pepper Potts was present decked with her iron suit. Did Tony have it ready even before Infinity War, or was it an Endgame must-have?

9. What Will Happen Now With The Guardians?
Seeing that Thor gave up his Asgard life behind to the hands of Valkyrie and hitchhiked a ride with the guardians, does this mean Thor will now be part of the Galaxy team? Or is he simply getting a ride back to space?

10. What’s The Deal With Thor’s Hammer?
Thor’s hammer is a majestic tool of power, and it’s always favored whoever was worthy enough to hold it. But in Avengers: Endgame, Captain America ended up wielding the Mjolnir and uses it to battle against Thanos. Did Captain America only became worthy then, or did the Mjolnir had a change of heart?

11. Will There Be New Characters For A New Avengers Film?
Since the entire Avengers team and their friends are no longer complete, does this mean there will be new characters for future movies?

12. Why Did Captain America Give Falcon His Shield?
Nearing the end of the film, Captain America returns to the present time and ends up giving Falcon his iconic shield. Bucky was also there, and since he’s his best friend, you would think he’d pass the shield to him, right? So, why Falcon?

13. Where Did Valkyrie Hide Her Pegasus?
The final standoff against Thanos in Endgame includes Valkyrie riding her Pegasus. Did she have it with her the entire time after Thor: Ragnarok? If so, where did she keep it?

14. What Happened To Captain America When He Lived His Life With Peggy?
Before returning to hand Falcon his shield, Captain America went back in time to fulfill his sought-after life with the love of his life, Peggy Carter. But during those times, several significant Avengers events would have gone about. Did Captain America watch all those events? Did he participate? What else did he do while he was with Peggy?

15. Why Did An Original Avenger Have To Die?
One of the most heartbreaking scenes in Endgame, and among all the Avengers movies, was when Tony Stark died. After all, Tony did start the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the launch of the first Iron Man movie. Apart from Tony, Natasha “Black Widow” Romanoff also sacrificed herself in exchange for the soul stone. However, if you think about it, Natasha’s death may still be malleable, but Tony’s death was made clear and permanent. My question is, why Iron Man?

Final Word
There are still so many more questions I have after watching Endgame, and these are only some of what’s bothered me until now. Still, whatever the answers to these questions may be, I commend the whole team behind the MCU and Avengers: Endgame, specifically, The movie was crafted excellently, and although it wasn’t how I hoped it would turn out, it was truly a beautiful film.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

After I Watched Avengers: Infinity War - Here's What I Learned About Avengers and Thanos

It beats Star Wars for box office record. Big bad Thanos is waging war on big screens. People are talking about it.

Well, The Avengers: Infinity War is indeed worth talking about.

This movie is one of the most thrilling cinematic wars that every movie enthusiast in the Philippines should see, (and even not-so fan of Avengers). As usual, it’s filled with incredible and breath-taking fights scenes. But more than that, you could learn so much from it; not only from the protagonist but also from the villain. The villain is actually I guess is the best villain I’ve ever watched yet. The journey was both spectacular and thrilling.

So what did I learn from the Avengers?

1. People/friends before powers. Thanos was able to get the stones which gave him extraordinary power because of what is like blackmailing, using its opponent’s emotion to get what he wanted. He was able to get each stone in exchange of the life of the character whom one is attached or closed to. He was able to get the space stone from Loki because of threating to kill Thor, the latter’s brother and god of thunder. Thanos was also able to make Gamora agree to bring him to where the soul stone can be found by torturing the latter’ so called sister Nebula. 

2. We all need teamwork. Apparently, the Avengers is a team that fights for people. Thanos has been too powerful but with teamwork, the hero and guardians were still able to do their best to somehow save half of the universe.

3. Things should be equal and fair. Every Avenger has played an equal part in fighting the Big bad Thanos. Doctor Strange, Iron Man, and Spider Man take the flight to the former home world of Thanos. Thor, on the other hand, travelled with Star-Lord and the Guardians of the Galaxy to look for the place where they can find a replacement to his then destroyed powerful hammer. Scarlet Witch, Bruce Banner, and Captain America defend the planet as well as the vision stone, shoulder-to-shoulder with Winter Soldier, Black Panther as well as his loyal warriors.

What did I learned from Thanos?

This may sound ridiculous but I learned that you could get what you want if you just focus and put all your effort and time into it. He faced too many struggles to get the infinity stone, including the need to sacrifice the one he loves.

It’s also just amazing to know that no matter how bad he is portrayed, he has still this side that knows how to love. 

He also showed how perception can change everything, especially how you see the good and evil. He perceive killing as showing mercy. 

The lessons that can be learned from this movie are too many to note. 

In a nutshell, not only does this movie entertains. It is simply spectacular and delivers lot of lessons that we could use in life. 

However, to fully understand and appreciate the movie, it would pay off if you’ll take time to watch the previous Avengers movies beforehand. 

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

25 Facts You Must Read Before Watching Justice League

Everyone got that Justice League fever for sure! I know because I’m a fan too. 

But before heading to the big screen, here are 25 trivia about Justice League that you must know. Discover exciting and shocking details about the characters, events and places. Calm yourself! And let the countdown begin! 

But wait; don’t forget to check out http://movieenthusiasthere.blogspot.com/ for more movie reviews. So here we go!

25.         2 Directors and Others in Consideration
The film had 2 directors, Zack Synder (original) and Joss Whedon. Zack The former had to drop out of the project during after her daughter’s death. 

Joss who filmed the first 2 movies of Avengers had to do some reshoots and finish the film. Other directors are in consideration.  

24.          7 Members in Origin
Originally, Justice League has 7 members namely Batman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Marian Manhunter. Whereas, the team roster evolved through the years consisting a number of superheroes of the DC Universe. 

23.          3 of DC’s Revived Characters
It took four years for 3 of DC’s revived or surviving characters - the Atom, Hackman and Green Arrow to be added to the team roster.

22.          The Brave and the Bold #28
Justice League first appeared on screen as “The Brave and the Bold # 28” as conceived by Gardner Fox (writer).

21.          Justice League of America
The movie had its own comic book entitled Justice League of America in 1960.

20.          Creation of Additional Heroes
The book was successful leading to the creation of other heroes including Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and many more heroes as counterfeit to the Avengers. Justice League of America made its own competition until the 2 teams met in an epic change in 2003.

19.          Starro: The Giant Alien Starfish
On the cover of “The Brave and the Bold #28”, Starro was the first enemy that JLA faced.

18.          Darkseid and Brainiac
Subduing intergalactic villains, Darkseid and Brainiac is the true purpose of Justice Leaguehas the thing for over the thing is finally doing the same course of events when nothing seems. Darkseid is indeed a formidable foe of his counterpart. He’s one of the New God creations of Jack Kirby who brings terror and unstoppable threat to Justice League.

17.          Apokolips: What it looks Like?
Are you one of those who are waiting for the appearance of Apokolips? Ruled by Darkseid, Apokolips is described as a “wasteland covered in fire”, a home of the Lowlies and people who unable to sustain themselves. After the creation of New Gods, Apokolips became self-existent separate from New Genesis. A sequence in BvS, the Knightmare showed a resemblance of Apokolips to Earth having arkseid’s Omega symbol somewhere on its desolate surface.

16.          An Adaptation from “Fourth World” Series by Jack Kirby
Justice League acquired a lot of idea and inspiration from Kirby’s Fourth World. It was in the ‘70s when it was first published. The New Gods is a team of powerful interstellar beings who fight against evil forces.

15.          Mother Box
Familiar with Cyborg? It actually comprises of Mother Box which appeared in Batman v Superman. There came a new hero in JL, Ergo who is a half-sentient robot and half-man. Darkseid’s search for the Mother Boxes becomes harder as his forces might not even aware of the merging of the device with a human.

14.          Original Story Vs DC’s Revised History
Originally, the story of Justice League revolves on the core leaguers (Green Lantern, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter and Flash) forming a team of heroes to fight alien forces. But when DC first modified their own history following the Crisis in Infinite Earths, it was said that Wonder Woman had not been a part of the first wave of heroes and arrived years later. Then Black Canary took over in some JL histories.

13.         Wonder Woman is Back!
She is back to the League after surpassing the 12 trials of Hercules. Each trial was monitored by a secret agent from JL. Visit Enthusiast Here website if you’re looking for a Wonder Woman movie review.

12.          Original Heroes Dissolved, New Charter was Created
Aquaman had to dissolve the League when the original heroes failed to win the battle against Martians. He rewrote the charter allowing only dedicated heroes to the roster.

11.          New League
The new charter welcomed new heroes in the League consisting Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Elongated Man, Zatanna, the Vixen and three teenage heroes (Steel, Vibe and Gypsy). Martian Manhunter assumed the leadership after Aquaman left to resolve marital issues.

10.          Secret Love Affair
Do you know that Green Lantern and Hawkgirl were in love? Surprising, right?

9.             Thanigarian Invasion
Her involvement in the invasion had forced Hawkgirl to leave the Justice League on its second series. At the end of ‘Justice League Unlimited’ she was reunited with the League in the name of ‘Shayera’.

8.            War Hawk
Rejoining the League opened a new chapter for Green Lantern and Hawkgirl. They had a son named War Hawk.

7.            Runtime
Many seem to be confused of the runtime of Justice League. It appeared shorter than other DCs films with only 1 hour and 59 minutes. In comparison, Batman v Superman ran 2 hours and 31 minutes; Wonder Woman lasted for more than 2 hours while Man of Steel kept viewers seated for almost 2 ½ hours. In fact, it’s the shortest DC film so far.

6.            Edited Mustache             
Superman’s mustache is digitally edited for a reason. Henry Cavil’s shooting for Mission Impossible movie had made the big change.

5.            Cloned Galatea
After Supergirl’s defeat, Galatea was created out of Supergirl’s DNA. She became the major weapon of project Cadmus.

4.            DC Comic Worlds            
Watch out for some of DC comic universe in the film including Themyscira, Atlantis and other potential key locations. Well, most are adaptations.

3.            New Genesis: Apokolips Sister Planet
The destruction of Old Gods made a way for Fourth World planet to create the New Genesis, a technologically developed and greenery planet.

2.            Secret Cave
The League had an operation based in a secret cave outside a small town in Happy Harbor, Rhode Island.

1.            Superman’s Return
The world was broken of his absence so when Superman returned, it instilled hope to everyone especially to the League.

There you go! Get ready for a blast as you watch the movie. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Why Spiderman: Homecoming Is The Superhero Movie You’ve Been Waiting For

When talking about Spiderman, I am one of those who is a fanatic and always thrilled.  That’s why, though I was alone watching this movie, I still enjoyed it.  It was my first time to watch in cinema with no one beside me.  But, I tell you, it was such an amazing experience.

Well, so much for my babbles.  Here’s my review about Spiderman Homecoming.

Spider Man has just finished his first mission with the Avengers, and he’s craving for more adventures. So a 15- year old kid, Peter Parker, who’s trying to get a hang of his powers, is now back on the big screen.

Spiderman: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland and directed by Jon Watts , highlights what the Spidey guy can do even if he’s just a teen. Here are the reasons why a movie enthusiast like you shouldn’t miss Spiderman: Homecoming.

·         Passionate Casts
Spiderman: Homecoming is a fun movie to watch this summer. Thanks to the absolute blast conveyed by Holland and the supporting cast of Jacob Batalon, Laura, Harrier, and Zendaya. A few scenes with Tony Stark also steers the film in excitement without having to be an Iron Man-centric piece.

·         Enjoyable For All Audiences
The movie isn’t just for kids. It’s also for kids at heart, for everyone, literally. The movie theatre becomes an amusement park that’s full of adrenaline rush while balancing humor and sensory stimulation. Bring your kids to the movie house now, moms and dads!

·         Vulture is Surprising
Michael Keaton plays Adrain Toomes, aka Vulture, a powerful small-time nemesis. It’s far from the classic theme of destroying the city or defeating the Avengers. His business is to open a gate for invaders to create a grand scheme. Well, he’s both terrifying and sympathetic.

·         “Mostly” Grounded
Spiderman: Homecoming showcases a city where the Avengers are a daily part of life. What gets the chill for the Spidey is that he is winningly vowed by his own powers and capabilities. He’s not that good at everything that shoots out of his costume, so he keeps on saying “Awesome” with new stuff he discovers. Well, we can’t blame the kid; he’s just 15 years old.

·         Genuinely Funny
Homecoming gets the humor right all throughout. A big thanks to the script writers and casting. Tom Holland plays the hilarious scenes well. In fact, the very funny Michael Keaton also shares some good laughs, which add to the heart and soul of the film. The movie is genuinely funny and you won’t want to miss the laughs out.

·       Tom Holland himself is a Spidey Sensation
The young charming English actor, Tom Holland, is everything that Spiderman ought to be. He’s handsomely awkward and he looks young enough to be a high school student. His natural charm and effortless youthful look makes him the best guy to don the red spider costume. For Peter Parker die-hard fans, here’s one of the facts about Tom Holland that you probably don’t know. He’s a good dancer, no surprise we can see he has the grooves and moves.

·         Stimulating Twists
Marvel has proved that Spiderman is well and good in their hands. The surprising and interesting twists at the end will mean a new touchdown for more Spidey movies. Well, could it be a new takeoff for Marvel and DC’s filmic fights? Which universe wins when it comes to twists? That’s a good marvel versus DC thing to watch out for!

Topping off, Spiderman: Homecoming is the superhero movie you’ve been waiting for.

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