Pulse Movie Review: Emotions to Flare as Avengers Endgame Hits Cinemas on Friday 26th

After half of all the life on the Universe was eliminated due to the actions of warlord Thanos in Infinity War, movie lovers that are closely following events in Marvel’s cinematic universe left cinema halls downtrodden, speechless and without any hope. Never in the Marvel comic world did they expect the bad guy to take the day! But Thanos did and as the movie plot shows, retreated to a quiet planet where he would watch the sun rise and set beautifully.

I am not an established movie analyst or reviewer but if there is someone that understands Thanos and his actions, it is me. His theory that the Universe’s resources are finite and if there is no control on the population, humanity would go extinct is justified. In fact, it’s not just a theory. It is a fact that we all know. To understand that he even had to lose his most loved daughter to achieve this end is even heartbreaking. Thanos lost everything to save the Universe and for that, he has my admiration. He is the true superhero in the comics.

But due to human emotions, most of us refuse to understand Thanos and are naturally vouching for the Avengers. Which is normal. Deep down, I hope the Avengers win too because the Black Panther needs to re-emerge.
The Wakanda King disappeared along with Dr. Strange, Spider-Man, Vision, the Winter Soldier, Groot, and Star Lord among others.

End game is the final sequel to 2012’s The Avengers, 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. It will be the 22nd Film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The film was premiered on April 22nd in Los Angeles and it is set to be theatrically released in the US on Friday 26th April, 2019 in 3D and IMAX.
It stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Rufallo, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson among a star studded cast.

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Pulse Movies: Shazam will make you wish you had super powers

Shazam is undoubtedly DC’s most joyful and light-toned movie since the days of Christopher Reeve’s Superman. It’s a fun packed story about a boy who learns that by shouting out one word – SHAZAM he can turn into the adult superhero Shazam.

 

It’s the kind of superhero film that makes you want to have superpowers. This might seem like an obvious thing for all superhero films to do, but with so many world-ending catastrophes, the sheer awesomeness of powers sometimes gets lost. Well, with Shazam!, you get the classics of the genre a charming superhero vs. an intense villain along with many unexpected surprises and cameos.

 

The movie is expected to cross a billion despite the competition from Marvel’s EndGame expected to drop in two weeks or so. But with Shazam, Only time will tell if it will stick it’s ground as the fun family movie we all longed for from DC Comics.

 

“We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM! – this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam.” – IMDB

 

Well, some may call Shazam the DC Comics’ version of a censored deadpool but who cares, no matter what kind of fanboy you are, you will definitely enjoy the humor and action in shazam.

 

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End of an Era? The Life and Works of Comics Legend, Stan Lee.

12th November shall be embroidered in the hearts of Comic Book lovers all over the world as one of their darkest days because it took along with it the legendary comics writer and to be specific, the publisher of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee. Just five years shy of 100, Lee died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Born Stanley Martin Lieber, he made his comic-book debut with the text thriller “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge (May 1941), using the pseudonym Stan Lee, a name which in later years he would adopt as his legal name. And like the old adage, he never looked back.

In his illustrious life time, Lee created or co-created, among others modern blockbuster movies like Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man.

Perhaps having risen to fame with the success of the Spiderman Comics, Stan Lee struggled to make it in life. He grew up poor in Washington Heights, where his father, a Romanian immigrant, was a dress-cutter. Lee graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and joined the WPA Federal Theatre Project, where he appeared in a few stage shows, and wrote obituaries.

In 1939, he got a job as a gofer for $8 a week at the Marvel predecessor Timely Comics. Two years later, for Kirby and Joe Simon’s Captain America No. 3, Lee wrote a two-page story titled “The Traitor’s Revenge!” that was used as text filler to qualify the company for the magazine mailing rate. It was the first time he used the pen name Stan Lee.

At the age of 19, he was made editor by publisher Martin Goodman when the previous editor quit. Lee even did military time when in 1942, he enlisted in the Army and served in the Signal Corps. While there he wrote manuals and training films with a group that included Oscar-winner Frank Capra, Pulitzer-winner William Saroyan and Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). After the war, he returned to the publisher and served as the editor for decades.

Inspired by the successes of DC Comics’ lead with the Justice League, Lee and Kirby in November 1961 launched their own superhero team, the Fantastic Four, for the newly renamed Marvel Comics, and Hulk, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Daredevil and X-Men soon followed. The Avengers launched as its own title in September 1963.

In 1972, Lee was named publisher and relinquished the Marvel editorial reins to spend all his time promoting the company. He moved to Los Angeles in 1980 to set up an animation studio and to build relationships in Hollywood. Lee purchased a home overlooking the Sunset Strip that was once owned by Jack Benny’s announcer, Don Wilson.

Long before his Marvel characters made it to the movies, they appeared on television. An animated Spider-Man show ran on ABC from 1967 to 1970.But for all his faults that we can blame on old age, Lee transformed Marvel from a tiny venture into the world’s No. 1 publisher of comic books and a multimedia powerhouse.

“I used to think what I did was not very important,” he told the Press in April 2014.
“People are building bridges and engaging in medical research, and here I was doing stories about fictional people who do extraordinary, crazy things and wear costumes. But I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed.”

Ardent Marvel Movie fans will easily tell you that Stan appears in each one of their movies and that goes beyond what passion he possessed to see his works perfected never minding how old he was getting by the day.

With Captain Marvel and Avengers 5 already in production, we are not sure whether we shall see him two more times in what movie fans already expect to be game changing scenes in the now complex Marvel Universe after the warlord Thanos messed it all up. But what we are definite about, he will have glorious dedication in the upcoming Marvel projects.
Tributes from distinguished people in the entertainment industry that Stan Lee revolutionized came in handy after the legend was announced dead.

“Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A superhero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart” Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said in a statement.

“No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee. [He] leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all. Our thoughts are with his daughter, his family and the millions of fans who have been forever touched by Stan’s genius, charisma and heart” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said in his tribute.

May his works continue to shine light on his legacy and inspire billions of creative people world over. Rest in Peace!, Stan.