Avengers: Endgame Review

It is no secret that I am a huge Marvel fan. I love superheroes. If I could sum up my personality based only on fandoms I’d say Harry Potter and Marvel. I love Marvel. I’ve been watching the movies since they began with Iron Man in 2008. Since then I have been hooked. But like all great things, even Marvel has to end. And on April 26th, the conclusion to several of my favorite Marvel characters was revealed. Avengers: Endgame is the conclusion of what Marvel Studios has been building up to for 11 years. And 21 movies later, what started with Steve Rogers steering a plane into the Arctic and Tony Stark building his first suit in a cave in the Middle East, is done. While we still have other movies coming out, the story of Captain America and Iron Man is complete.

And let me tell you, I am having a lot of feelings.

We left off with the Avengers in Avengers: Infinity War. In that movie our trusty heroes had to prevent Thanos from collecting all 6 Infinity Stones. Unfortunately, our heroes were not successful. Thanos got all 6 stones, and he snapped his fingers, thus Snapping away half of the world – including half of the Avengers. We watched as Bucky disappeared in front of his longest friend’s eyes. Steve collapsed after witnessing this. We saw as Sam disappeared, alone and scared while Rhodey looked for him. We watched as T’Challa disappeared and Okoye looked on in horror as she clung to her king. We watched as Groot, Drax, Mantis, StarLord, and Dr. Strange all disappeared with Rocket crying as Groot said one last “I am Groot.” We watched as Peter disappeared in Tony’s arms and said that gut-wrenching line that made everyone cry:

“I don’t want to go.”

We later found out that Maria Hill, Nick Fury, the entire Van Dyne family, Hawkeye’s family, and Shuri also all became the Vanished.

In the end, our characters are all left in various states of shock. And we, the audience, were as well. The stakes had never been higher for our heroes. And though we did get Ant-man & the Wasp and Captain Marvel afterwards, neither of those movies answered the questions we had at the end of Avengers; Infinity War.

Who is going to save Tony and Nebula from space?

How does Captain Marvel fit into this?

How are they going to get everyone back?

But now, we know.

I saw Endgame twice on April 25th. I saw it at 6pm with my two cousins, Paige and Paul. I wish i had at least had a seat next to Paige because this movie stressed me out. I needed a hand to hold. Unfortunately, when I bought our tickets a few weeks before, the only seats available were no where close to each other. I sat between an old lady and a young couple.

The second time I saw it was the same night. I saw the midnight showing with a group of my friends. The same group that I saw Captain Marvel with. Even though I had seen it before, I still felt emotions watching the movie.

Hell, I’m still having emotions and it’s been a month. The first time I saw it, I went in knowing that this movie was going to hurt me. I went in knowing that I’d love it no matter what. And I did. It wasn’t until really the second time I watched it that I realized that there were parts that I did not necessarily agree with. But I am still content with how this saga ended.

Could I nitpick?

Oh yeah. I could.

But I’m not going too. Because I am content with how Avengers: Endgame well…ended. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is not over. In fact, we have so much left to see.

Black Widow

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Ms. Marvel

Black Panther 2

She-Hulk

WandaVision

Loki

From the bottom of my heart and from all of us fans, old and young, male and female, white and black, I want to say thank you. Avengers: Endgame was a perfect end to a saga. Thank you for creating this incredible cinematic universe. I can not wait to see what you do next.

To hear more about my thoughts on Avengers: Endgame, check out the newest episode of my podcast, Keels Reels, called “Avengers Endgame Movie Review – Ready for It?” Please take a listen! And….SHARE!

Future Episodes of Keels Reels (Teaser)

I released the first two episodes of Keels Reels two weeks ago on March 2nd. It’ll be two this coming Saturday since I started it. I’m still high from the buzz of actually doing it rather than simply talking about. And yes, I realize it has been a minute since I posted a new episode. Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the podcast. I simply got busy. Hello, I’m a college student too. However, I do know what the next few episodes are going to be about. I even have most of it recorded (and sort of edited). This will be a sort of preview, or like a teaser, on what to expect in the next few episodes.

Episode 03 – Spiderman: Far From Home – (subtitle is?)

[Still trying to come up a catchy subtitle like I have for Captain Marvel. It can’t be too long. Any ideas? Make suggestions in the comments!]

  • this episode starts with me talking about the multitude of Spiderman movies we’ve had and the 3 different actors we’ve had to play everyone’s favorite web-slinger
  • then I start the trailer and give my thoughts on it
  • I end the episode by pointing out Marvel Studios sort of ruined that Peter Parker and Nick Fury come back from the Snap (sorry – the Decimation) because they released the trailer for Spiderman: Far From Home
  • this leads into the next episode about Avengers: Endgame

[This episode is nearly done being edited. I need to tweak a few things and then I’ll post it as soon as possible.]

Episode 04 – Avengers: Endgame – Whatever It Takes

[Subtitle taken from the newest trailer that just dropped today. If you haven’t seen it, WATCH IT NOW. OH MY GOODNESS.]

  • this episode starts with me basically lamenting about what happened in Avengers: Infinity War and talking about how devastating that was (not to mention traumatizing)
  • then I break the trailers and give my thoughts on it
  • the end of the episode will focus on the theories about this movie and trust me, there are A LOT of theories about who saves the day. Is it Ant-Man? Is it Captain Marvel? Maybe it’s not even them, maybe it’s Tony Stark or even someone we haven’t met yet.
  • this leads into the next episode about my review on Captain Marvel

[I still need to record the intro of this episode, my thoughts on the latest trailer and then edit and post.]

Episode 05 – Captain Marvel Review – Just a Girl

[First, SPOILERS. IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVE STOP NOW. Okay, now that’s covered. The title is from a scene in the movie that I’ll explain in the video. It’s a sarcastic subtitle.]

  • the episode starts with me talking about the beautiful tribute to Stan Lee at the beginning of the movie
  • then leads into why that subtitle
  • then I give a quick rundown of the movie and afterwards, discuss what I thought about the movie
  • I point out a few things that I noticed as well as a few things that my cousin Paul did as well
  • ends somehow (not sure what yet lol, maybe about her and Thor being BFFs)

[Most of this episode is recorded, like 30 minutes of me talking. I simply need to record the intro and the end.]

Okay, switching up gears here so it’s not like I’m all about superheroes. . . .even though I really sort of am. . . .

Episode 06 – Disney – Bringing the Magic Back

[UPDATE: Title and subtitle found. Shout out to my BFF Angela Ash for that help.

  • talk about how the past few years Disney has been live-actioning their movies like Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book and The Legend of Tarzan
  • talk about Dumbo (and how it’s going to make be bawl like a baby)
  • talk about Aladdin and how everyone’s not happy with Will Smith’s Genie because we all know Genie as Robin Williams
  • talk about The Lion King and the ‘live action’ lions. . . .even though the lions are mostly CGI (On the other hand they have James Earl Jones playing Mufusa once again so that’s amazing.)
  • end with what Disney movies I want to get the live-action treatment

[All of this needs to be recorded and then edited and posted.]

Aaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnddddddddd we’re back to superheroes. . . Sorry not sorry. :)))

Episode 07 – Shazam – (subtitle is?)

[No subtitle yet at all. Again, ideas? All I got is “Say My Name.”]

  • into about DC movies and about how most of the have bombed other than Wonder Woman and Aquaman
  • talk about why DC movies and failed (and why they need to take a page from DC Animated Universe)
  • lead up into the trailer of Shazam! and my thoughts on the trailer and what the movie will be like

[All needs to be recorded and then edited and posted.]

Episode 08 – Hellboy – (subtitle is?)

[No subtitle yet. Ideas? Suggestions? I have nothing.]

  • intro talking about how leery I was of this movie because I love the OG Hellboy. . . until I saw the trailer of this movie
  • talk about the trailer

[All needs to be recorded and then edited and posted.]

And those are all the episodes I have planned right now. I have plans for episodes on Dark Phoenix, Detective Pikachu, Brightburn, It: Chapter Two and New Mutants. There will of course be companion episodes to all these movies when I actually go see the movie.

If you haven’t checked out my podcast yet, you should! It’s called “Keels Reels.” You can find it on Spotify or Soundcloud.

Check it out! And share, share, share!

Thank you!

P.S. I tried something new with the format. What do you think?)

-K

Keels Reels – A Dream a Reality

I have been talking about this podcast for a while. And today, I am happy to announce that it has been released. The first two episodes of “Keels Reels” are available on SoundCloud and hopefully tomorrow, it will be available on Spotify. I am so fucking excited. There is something about starting something new that is amazing to me. I know it’s not going to be perfect right off the bat and it’s going to take some learning but hey, I started it. I finally started it and I think that’s what’s so incredible. It’s no longer “I’m thinking about starting a podcast.” It’s no longer a dream. It’s a reality. Instead, it’s “I have a podcast.” And yeah I have a lot to learn but I figured it out and it’s here.

So I’m going to drink my celebration Moscato wine and listen to some good tunes on YouTube while I buzz from the high of having a podcast.

So, do me a favor. Check it out! And share!

Update: Podcast

Possible Names:

  1. Fem Flick Fan (3 F’s)
  2. The Keely Show
  3. Short & Sweet(Or Close Enough)
  4. Lights, Camera and Keely (or Lights, Camera and Me)
  5. Kinema….something
  6. Chatterbox

Those are all my ideas so far. I had some help from my aunt and my bff Angela. None of them are really sticking out. I do like Chatterbox but it doesn’t really relate to cinematography. The title needs to relate to the topic that way people know what the podcast is about.

I am working on a logo for the podcast. I have one idea bearly done then gonna work on a few others.

I have not looked for music yet for the podcast. So I need to do that.

What else? Right, run time for each episode. I’m thinking 30 minutes. Once a week. I’m gonna work on a few rough scripts.

Now if only I had a name. . . .

-K

Podcast: Topic Found! (Now For The Rest…)

So I’ve been thinking about my podcast (hence the title). I think I have figured out what I want to do. It was so obvious that if it was a snake, it would’ve bit me.

What do I love? What do I want to do?

Movies. I want to make movies. Why not have a podcast about movies? I can have a movie every week that I talk about. Or about a show.

So now I have a topic! Go me! I’m thinking maybe every week have a little “random thoughts I’ve had this week” to add some interest.

What do I need now?

  1. I need a name for the podcast
  2. Maybe a sort of “stage name.” Or just use my name.
  3. Then like a logo for the podcast.
  4. And music!
  5. How long will it be?
  6. How many episodes each week?
  7. What day will the episode be released?
  8. List of movies for show and why them.

Yay, topic! But now for the rest of it!

-K

Starting a Podcast (One Day)

I have been thinking about starting a podcast. It’s an idea that’s been brewing in my head since DC. I think it’d be fun and well different.

What would my podcast be about?

Honestly it’d probably be like this blog. A sporadic sampling of my life, thoughts, opinion, ideas, hopes and dreams. It’d be most likely unscripted which if done right could be cool or terrible.

I was doing some research a few months ago. It seems that it’s sort of half and half on if people like scripted or not scripted podcasts. Some people like when the episode has a plan and they don’t want to hear some stranger ramble about their life. But some people do like that. It depends on the audience.

I found a lot of podcasts that are popular that I need to start listening to. Get an idea of different types pf podcasts. Podcasts are becoming a huge deal – sort of like blogs were when I had my first blog on Weebly. That’s something I want to break in to.

So what do I need to do? First, listen to some podcasts. I have an entire list. Time to listen! I like listening to NPR in the mornings even though I don’t like the news so I might like a few podcasts.

Second, who is my target audience? What will my podcast mostly be about? Even if it’s unscripted there needs to be at least some idea of what the podcast is about.

Third, come up with a name and a cover for the podcast. Do I want to use the same name as this blog “The Inner Workings?” Or do I need something more quirky and attention catching? I’ve been thinking about having like a persona on it too by using one of my nicknames.

My nicknames are: Keke, Keels, Artemis (or Artie) and Jinx.

If I do go with a “persona” which nickname. Should I base the name of the podcast off that?

As you can tell I have a lot of work to do. My question(s) for you is:

  1. Which nickname should I use?
  2. Do you have any podcasts to recommend?
  3. Do you have any ideas for podcasts names?
  4. Be creative and have fun!!

Anyways that’s me for the day! Keeping up with this streak!

-K