Wow this is a hard one to share my thoughts on without spoiling anything but I’ll do my best to summarise my thoughts on the first MCU movie since end game and one that had a lot to live up to based on how much I enjoyed homecoming. It also signals the end of the MCU Phase 3.
So the film picks up after End Game and is focussed around Peter and MJ primarily and their journey across Europe with their class on a trip. It’s picking up with the events from End Game (no spoilers remember, man this is hard), and Peter picking up more responsibility, which isn’t exactly what he has in mind right now. This film manages to combine the heaviness of the MCU at this point in time, the humour you loved from homecoming and relationships with his family and friends (I loved Happy Hogan) to make it one of my favourite MCU movies to date (maybe I’ll do an MCU ranked post??).
Initially I didn’t think it could beat homecoming but the more I’ve digested it (no second viewing completed just yet) the more I think I prefer it. It’s got a lot of stuff in there for the Marvel fans (and more specifically Spider-Man, like me!) and it’s also a really good summer blockbuster.
I’m very happy with how this film turned out and looking forward to ComicCon for hopefully the upcoming Phase 4 line up.
If you’ve followed me long enough you’ll know I’m partial to the Hasbro legends series of props. I’ve got the Captain America shield and Infinity Gauntlet but wanted to complete my MCU phase 3 collection with one I’ve been after for a while.
It’s been out since 2016 but was stopped production for a while. Well this year it came back and I managed to score one using Forbidden Planet.
It’s wearable and is made up of a couple of parts. The main helmet and removable faceplate.
The faceplate is attached with magnets and you makes some noise once attached. This’ll need three AAA batteries if you want the ability to do the electronic stuff.
Once attached the eyes glow, you can adjust the brightness of this if you are wearing it for cosplay. There’s a button inside the helmet to adjust this.
It’s made up of hard plastic and sports a really nice (but fragile) paint job. It’ll easily scratch so be careful if you want to keep it in pristine condition.
For me getting a prop you can display for under £100 is a steal and I’m constantly impressed with how good the Hasbro Legends series is for the money.
Next up, Ant-Man.
I try to surround myself with stuff I love, particularly in my home office. I don’t have loads of space in there but like to get collectibles that give me some joy to own and look at. After watching Endgame I really wanted a poster to hang up. After browsing around I came up with the solution to just do it myself.
I picked up these two items and it gave me exactly what I was looking for.
This’ll obviously work for any A2 poster, I’m thinking about Infinity War for my next one.
One of my favourites from last year, Bumblebee has been released on iTunes today. As an 80’s kid growing up on the original cartoon series this really does feel like an extended live action episode.
Check it out.
It goes without saying, don’t listen to this unless you’ve seen the movie.
Listen on Apple Music
It stuck the landing, a long but satisfying end to the Infinity Saga. So many thoughts but don’t want to ruin it for anyone yet.
As you know I share my passions on the blog, one of these and a massive influence on me is Star Wars. I wanted to highlight a few things I noticed in the new trailer for Episode IX, well the stuff I think is interesting anyways.
First up is looking at Rey’s lightsaber, which we know from the events of The Last Jedi was broken in half and needed to be repaired.
Well in the first teaser we can see the repair and it looks like it’s pretty much intact, which is great as someone that wanted to see that one last until the end of the saga.
You can see here that although blurry the grip is maintained but there is a repair as shown above that is keeping it together.
You can also see the repair in this shot, which is a little more covered but shows a repair where it got broken in the last film.
It’s going to be interesting to see how it actually gets repaired but for now we know what it’s going to look like in Episode IX.