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5 Most Badass Women Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

28 Jan

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With every new entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, discussions emerge regarding the films’ depictions of women. The recent release of Thor: The Dark World has surprised and pleased some by apparently passing the famous Bechdel Test, which means that the film featured at least two women talking to one another about something other than a man.

This female fan loved the women in the latest Marvel film, and while the MCU is not perfect in its portrayal of women, it has given us a number of awesome and amazing females to admire and be inspired by. In order to celebrate this, I’ve decided to create this non-exhaustive list of the top 5 badass women of the MCU. Please note, this article contains spoilers for the recent Thor: The Dark World – you’ve been warned!

Honorable Mentions: Frigga/Darcy/Maria Hill

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While these three women didn’t make it in my top 5 list, they are all crucial and awesome additions to the MCU. Frigga is the calm and loving mother of Thor and Loki, and isn’t afraid of picking up a sword and beating down on some frost giants and dark elves, either. It’s also implied that she is the one who taught Loki everything he knows about magic – in Thor: The Dark World, she outwits the evil Malekith and totally shrugs off his uninspired insult of “witch.” The deleted scenes of Thor also show an intelligent woman who is, quite frankly, the only member of the Asgardian royal family who sees things clearly and rationally.

Darcy tends to split fans; people either love her or hate her. I think she’s one of the few totally genuine characters in the MCU. She doesn’t bring anything to the table except humour, understanding, and authentic friendship for Jane Foster. While her character is literally meant to be the audience’s double in the MCU (“Wow, look at Thor! What’s Mjolnir? What’s S.H.I.E.L.D.? Give me more exposition!”), she is unique in her incredible ordinariness. In a universe filled with over-the-top characters that tend to overreact, it’s so refreshing to have a young woman who is smart enough to just pick up the phone and call the police when her friend is in trouble.

Poor Maria Hill also tends to raise the hackles of Marvel fans. Look, she can be annoying in the comics, but the Maria Hill of The Avengers was calm, cool, and collected. She never shied away from her responsibilities, she was good at her job, and she held her own in a room filled with gods, rage machines, super spies, soldiers, and a smartass billionaire with daddy issues. It’s implied by her constant presence at the helm of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier that a great deal of the whole operation rests on her shoulders, but she never freaks out. She’s also one of the few characters to raise her eyebrow and question our heroes: “When did you become an expert in thermonuclear astrophysics?” I personally think we need more skepticism in the MCU.

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Chris Evans’ Hunky Handyman Skillz Put The HARD In Hardware!

4 Apr

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If we knew Captain America was in the market for a tool, we would’ve lent him ours, LOLz!

Chris Evans looked mighty fine in puma and paint supplies departing an Ace Hardware in Studio City recently!

Mmmmm! So why is the Cap’ prepping to stroke his purrdy paint brush!

He isn’t redecorating his brother’s jail cell — Scott Evans got off nearly scott free last week after pleading guilty to cocaine possession!

Oooh!! We know!!

Maybe The Avengers star and his girlfriend Minka Kelly are building a home nursery!!

Could they be EXPECTING!?

We sure hope so!!

[Image via AKM-GSI.]

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The Avengers: Ranking The Marvel Films That Came First

1 Oct

Like many of you, I have indeed purchased The Avengers (Or, apparently ‘Avengers Assemble’- because the key demographic are going to get terribly confused with a show they’ve never heard of that was last aired over 30 years ago…) on DVD, and once again thoroughly enjoyed it.

But one of the reasons it was so good and so satisfying is that many of us have been waiting patiently for it, and have investing years in the preceding films. The Avengers stands head and shoulders over the rest of them, in my opinion, but if we pick each one apart on their own individual merits, how do they rack up against each other?

Well, like Hulk VS Thor, Iron Man VS Thor VS Cap, or The Avengers VS Loki & The Chitauri, let’s pit them against each other and see who comes out on top- in ascending order…

5. Iron Man 2

OK, yes, I know this seems an obvious choice for the lowest-ranking film out of the five, but there is a reason pretty much everyone ranks this the lowest. It’s not per say an atrocious film, in fact in some respects I think it is superior to its predecessor, but compared to the four higher entries, it is clearly the weakest. The problem is that too much is crammed in- Stark’s getting poisoned by the arc reactor, AND he has a business rival, AND a crazy Russian is out for revenge, AND Scarlett Johansson rocks up, AND Stark creates a new element, AND S.H.I.E.L.D. are sniffing about… you get my point.

There is far too much going on. The ending is not particularly exciting, and is basically a rehash of the original’s finale, but with more robots. Every criticism people make about it basically being an extended commercial, or prologue for The Avengers is correct, and whilst it has some great moments, it had even more potential than the first one, and wastes it by becoming bogged down in laying foundations for The Avengers. So, sadly, whilst it’s worth a few repeat viewings, those viewing only come as part of an Avengers marathon, because it isn’t strong enough on its own merits.

The Dark Knight Rises Expected To Make Over $150 Million Opening Weekend

23 Jul

Unless you live under a rock, it is not surprise to listen for that The Dark Knight Rises are going to be a smash hit. Like a massive, BIG hit.In fact, it would make very much money from the box work that it is the mainly 2012 free up that has a opportunity of beating 1 of the records set by The Avengers.The final installation of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is expected to generate over $150 million during it’s opening weekend break in Come july 1st, which is what precisely Marvel’s movie was in fact expected to pull in before this job made $207.Four million!When ever The Dark Knight made $158.Some million in the past in 2008, people due the high outrageous to Heath Ledger’s fatality. Now there’s no controversy to help you propel visitors the theater, and yet we have a sensation this compartment office juggernaut won’t want to buy.After seeing the initial couple of amazing motion pictures in the franchise’s, why might not people birds to the movie theater to see what precisely promises to get an epic realization?We’d bet our overall life savings for this movie getting well over $150 trillion during its domestic initial weekend. Then again, we’re not certain that Christian Bale, Hathaway as catwoman, and Tom Hardy will be a sufficient amount of star capacity conquer the case study set by The Avengers producers.Do U think Electricity has a ability at whipping Marvel on the box home office this summer?

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