Sunday, March 18, 2018

Predictions for Avengers: Infinity War

Some of the good guys die: This is a big, big, movie and the stakes have to be equally as big and I can't think of any better way to raise the stakes than by having several of the protagonists die in the course of the movie. This would also be an excellent way of ensuring people are invested in seeing Infinity War Part 2 when it comes out. Have Part 1 end with several of the big namers dead and people will buy tickets to see what happens in the second part. Obviously, none of the deaths would be permanent and would be reversed in the sequel.

The Mad Titan Triumphant: As above, have Infinity War Part 1 end with Thanos standing seemingly victorious over our heroes as a way to build anticipation for Part 2.

The movie will implode from the sheer number of Chrises: We've almost reached Christical mass!

Then suddenly...Adam Warlock!: I have to imagine that Warlock will be in either Part 1 or 2. They've hinted at his existence in the MCU in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, he played a big part in the Infinity Gauntlet/Infinity War events in the comics, and he's like Thanos' #1 enemy, so he has to have a role in either movie. Personally, I'd save him for the second act with him only appearing at the end of the first.

Oh Captain, My Captain Marvel: I'm hoping Carol Danvers is in this somewhere. I know her movie is set in like the early 90s, but they could easily explain her lack of aging as being a side effect of her powers or whatever.

Tony will spend much of the movie trying to hire Shuri: Once he meets Wakanda's techno-whiz and sees all of the technology she's developed, I imagine he'll continually try and poach her with ever increasing salaries, titles, and perks.

Bucky Barnes' hair will look fabulous: The only prediction that will bear fruit because damn, that man has some nice hair. He had a lovely pornstache in I, Tonya too.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Currently reading: Ross Poldark by Winston Graham

(via Pan Macmillan Australia)
So I've decided to tip my toe in the historical fiction end of the pool with the first book in Winston Graham's Poldark series.
Cornwall, 1783 - 1787

Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin.

But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home – an act which alters the whole course of his life...
I'm a little over halfway through the book and it's been an enjoyable read so far. Verity and Demelza are two of my favorite characters so far and even a rascal like Jud Paynter is somewhere on the list.

I've tried in the past to read historical fiction and usually lose interest early on, but Ross Poldark looks to be the one that will break the ice.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Saw Black Panther and it was good

I think it's been overhyped some and that's understandable given the social importance the movie has been given. Having said that, I think it is one of the best Marvel has put out in the past several years. Ryan Coogler has a bright future as a director and the cast is so chock full of stars that movie studios would be greatly remiss in not burying them in film roles.