Fatphobia & Trauma – An Avengers Endgame Problem

Avengers Endgame is the culmination of 21 films spread out over 10 years and a TV series, and acts as a swan song for some characters, their final bow as Phase 3 of this grand experiment comes to an end.

Endgame did many things right, but also stumbled on others, and it came to mind when I saw the following tweet from pop culture commentator Clarkisha Kent:

Warning, from here on out, there be spoilers, as well as trigger warning for fat shaming jokes, and discussion of depression.

Spoilers Sweetie...

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Black Panther And The Impending Doom Of Hollywood’s Mediocrity

Recently, the success of Black Panther has exceeded even the most wildest of expectations, having passed 1 billion world wide, thenĀ 1.25 billion, and now has sailed past the record set by Titanic by James Cameron.

Heck, Black Panther will also be the first movie screened in Saudi Arabia after its 35 year cinema ban ends. Quite the extra achievement there.

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Spider-Man Homecoming – A Review

Hey everyone!

Fresh off the viewing of this movie with my niece, who is as big a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fan as I am, I’ve had time to think about this movie, and, well, you might not like those thoughts.

Because I left the theatre feeling pretty underwhelmed.

Why?

Because I’m pretty sure I paid for a ticket to see a Spider-Man movie, not an Iron Man movie, and that could be a reason why a shared, cinematic universe has its weaknesses.

Now, before we go any further, I will advise everyone that there are majour spoilers ahead, so read at your own risk if you haven’t seen the movie already.

Alright then, away we go…

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Brain Food – Episode 54

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new episode of Brain Food!

Today’s episode has me reviewing Margaret Stohl’s book, Black Widow – Forever Red.

However, as much as I wanted to like this book, I couldn’t. It was boring, slow, and was more or less, as the youtube reviewer Reeder Skeeter put it “Forever Red, guest starring Black Widow.”

Check out her review of the book, as it’s got some additional, interesting insights I glossed over, more or less because I was so bored with the whole thing.

Plus, she’s smarter than me. She got hers from a library whereas I spent actual money on my copy.