It’s been a fun week in pop culture as one of the year’s most highly anticipated films finally hit stateside, and a fan favorite comedy took its final bow.
First things first, let’s talk about Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I could literally spend hours on here, gushing about how unbelievably awesome that film was but for our thoughts on it, you can check out the lovely review here. I will be honest; I was not overly thrilled with the first film in the franchise. It took me about two viewings to really get into it. I was a bit hesitant to get excited about its sequel but then the details of what the film was about were released so I was intrigued.
I can safely say that I am super thankful that I saw this movie on Thursday before it took its official bow. To say that this film has turned the Marvel Cinematic Universe completely upside down is putting it mildly. Phase Two has been a game changer for Marvel, and this film has definitely set the bar high for the rest of the Phase Two movies that have yet to come.
As one of my friends and colleagues, Sam Maggs, so eloquently put it in her piece for Geekosystem, they could have called the movie Captain America and Black Widow, because Scarlett Johansson totally owned that movie as much as Chris Evans. The chemistry between the cast was amazing, and Anthony Mackie as Marvel’s newbie to the Universe, Falcon, was a standout for me, performance wise. I really can’t wait to see the continuation of this epic adventure and the ramifications of what went down as it is set to affect the storylines currently being played out on the show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Can I go see it again or is it too soon?
How I Met Your Mother ended this week after nine years of keeping the world guessing, only to royally piss off its entire fanbase, sparking outrage with its finale. If you have been living under a rock this past week (SPOILERS), the show revealed the mother, only to tell us that she was actually dead all this time, and the whole point of his (Ted’s) story was to find a way to get his kids to be okay with him asking Robin out.
Our own Heather O’Connell put it best in her review of the finale when she said that all one had to do is watch the pilot to figure out that this was going to end up this way. As someone who watched the show on and off for the past few years, I would have to say that I get the disappointment from the fans. It kind of seems like the show just duped everyone, and the producers, prior to the finale’s airing, all but promised that this was not the route that they were going to take but alas, they did.
The show is planning to release the alternate ending but in my eyes, the damage has been done. You cannot un-ring a bell; the show’s finale has earned itself a place in the pop culture history books as having one of the most disappointing finales in television history, third only to Big Love and Dexter. Please take note, Glee. This is what you do not do.
Until next week,
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