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6 Thoughts on the First Season of Loki

The first season of Loki is over and nothing will ever be the same. Theoretically. I’m excited to see where we go from here and am very pleased with the show. The first three of Marvel Studios’ shows are over and I am happy to say they are all an unqualified success! Oh to live in a world where we get to have and enjoy these shows.

TV Show Rating: 7/10 – Good.

I’m not going to sugar coat things: if I were to rank the first three Marvel Studios shows, as most people online are doing, I would rank Loki last. I’ve never been as big a fan of the character as everybody else seems to be. I never cared for Loki in the comics, and I’m not smitten with him in the MCU. Simple as that. But this was still a solid show, there’s a lot of promise to be had in that big cliffhanger ending and I look forward to more Tom Hiddleston-led adventures in mischief.

Join me after the jump for my thoughts/review of the first season of Loki. Expect FULL SPOILERS!

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6 Thoughts on Black Widow

At long last, after two years, we’ve finally got a major Marvel superhero movie in theaters! As an unapologetic Marvel fanboy, I was thrilled to see Black Widow on the big screen and enjoy another wonderful action film. And I’m very pleased to see the big box office numbers, meaning other people were just as happy to get out and watch Black Widow.

Movie Rating: 8/10 – Very Good.

I very much enjoyed Black Widow. I don’t really have any gripes or complaints or nitpicks. I know the online conversation around this movie has involved a lot of picks and nits here and there, but I am not one of those people. I enjoyed everything about this film. I don’t consider it one of Marvel’s all-time best or in the upper echelon of Marvel films. I just consider it another solid, enjoyable, well-made Marvel movie. And, honestly, I can feel a bit of that Marvel magic with this one. It’s hard to explain.

But I’m going to do my best! Join me after the jump for my thoughts and review of Black Widow. Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie.

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How About a Big Peek at What If…?

The Loki TV show is almost over, so Marvel has the next one lined up and ready to go! It’s What If…?, the cartoon! And a new, fuller trailer arrived to the world yesterday looking all manner of interesting.

This one looks really neat! I really enjoyed the concept of What If…? when I was younger. It’s a great idea for a comic. And it looks to be a fun idea for a cartoon to run alongside the MCU. This is a fun look at what some of the episodes will be. Better websites than mine have picked apart every single frame of this trailer, because that’s what they do, so if you’re interested in that sort of thing you can find it.

Me? I’m just jazzed at all the fun sights! We’ll find out what the show itself is like when What If…? arrives on Disney+ on Aug. 11.

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Top 6 Russian Superheroes (Ready for a Black Widow Sequel)

The Black Widow movie is coming out this weekend and I’ve already got my ticket for the early showing! I can’t wait for a new Marvel movie after this two year absence. What can I say? I’m an unapologetic Marvel fan boy! I’m excited for the film and very excited for what it might introduce going forward.

We may get a Black Widow 2 one of these days.

So many Black Widows!

I haven’t seen the movie yet, but everybody seems pretty convinced that Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova will take over as the MCU’s new Black Widow. Sounds like a good idea to me. There are a ton of different directions to take such a character, with the most obvious being a sequel that sees Yelena go off on her own Russian adventures. If that’s the case, Marvel is going to need to dust off some of their classic Russian superheroes and villains to make a showing. The Black Widow movie will introduce Red Guardian, so what about the rest?

Join me after the jump for an enclave of Marvel’s Russian characters who are just waiting for a sequel opportunity!

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New Shang-Chi and Suicide Squad Trailers!

This was a great week for movie trailers! Two of the biggest upcoming superhero movies decided to just thrill us with some brand new trailers this week. Seriously, out of nowhere, Marvel dropped a new trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings just last night! Where did this beauty come from?

I won’t spoil everything we just saw in that trailer, but holy cow! I don’t think anybody saw that cameo coming! That should be an exciting moment! And we got some stronger, fuller looks at the Ten Rings themselves, and Shang-Chi. All of that looks great to me!

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings comes to theaters on Sept. 3, just in time for my birthday!

Next up is a new trailer for The Suicide Squad by James Gunn. I thought we had plenty of trailers for this film, but this new one is great, too!

Interesting new details for Idris Elba’s Bloodsport…though it does seem he really is just a rebooted Deadshot. We’ll see when the movie comes out. Should still be fun. And King Shark might just be the standout character of this movie. Can’t wait for this one either!

The Suicide Squad comes out on Aug. 6!

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