As a future teacher as well as an avid reader since childhood, I have a huge spot for Seuss Landing. Parts of it, especially the animatronics in the Cat In The Hat and High In The Sky Trolley Ride and some of the exterior paint can use some sprucing up, as it has begun to show its age, but overall it’s really impressive and awesome.
Marvel Cinematic Universe Viewing Order (by release dates)
I am hoping to find time to watch
the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including some things I’ve never checked out
before, so I made basically a big list of what order to watch everything in
going by release date as much as possible (I’m not going to watch The First
Avenger before Iron Man, that’s just silly).
Anyway I thought since I made the
list I might as well share it. If I have made any errors please let me know or remind me to update it as we get new releases.
I know it’s very late, but here’s my drawing in honor of the Oscars. CONGRATS ZOOTOPIA
Unfortunately, I saw that many criticized Zootopia for winning the Oscar and not Moana.
Well, first of all, both are incredible Disney movies and deserved the nomination as ‘best animated feature’.
And second, if Zootopia won it’s because it was well deserved. Zootopia is more than a furry movie, it’s a movie that presents us with a social problem that the whole world faces, the prejudice, and teaches us a important lesson using animals (this idea is fantastic, what better than animals to represent the various Ethnicities and social classes, right?!)
Moana was also a wonderful movie. The visual effects and their design are incredible, and the culture and history presented is beautiful! In addition, the soundtrack has conquered the many.
Being nominated for an Oscar is already a great honor, and it shows how both films were amazing. Both are already winners!
So I think it’s very irresponsible to do so many negative reviews and say that Zootopia is 'just a furry movie’. If a movie wins, it’s because it deserved it…
Besides, as my dear @trashasaurusrex said, 'THEY ARE FRIENDS’!!!
So both films are amazing, both are wonderful and both deserved to have won!
You know, I’ll readily admit that so far, the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole has had consistently better film output than the current DC Extended Universe.
But on the other hand:
DC didn’t make Superman secretly a member of the Klan during a surge of racist and xenophobic rhetoric and politics in the US
DC also didn’t make their Jewish characters like Harley Quinn or Batwoman into pseudo-Nazis while the US is under a blatantly anti-Semitic political administration
DC also didn’t ask comic shop employees to wear T-shirts with pseudo-Nazi logos or to cover their store logos with pseudo-Nazi symbols
DC also, in my knowledge, never blamed slumping sales on being too diverse in their lineup
Which isn’t to say they haven’t had their share of tone-deaf and flat-out insulting gaffes, but when New 52 didn’t do as well as they expected I know they didn’t blame it on having a Green Lantern and a Batman who were Muslim
Marvel Studios has yet to release a solo superhero film starring a woman (Elektra is a Fox film). DC’s had two female-led cinematic releases (three if you consider Evey to be the main character of V for Vendetta), those being Supergirl and Catwoman. And yes, Supergirl and Catwoman were terrible, but at least they exist. An attempt was made
The current DC Extended Universe will also give us Wonder Woman before the MCU gives us Captain Marvel
If the current planned lineup for the DC Extended Universe holds, then their first five solo film leads will probably be two white men (Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill and presumably whoever plays Captain Marvel in Shazam!), a Jewish woman (Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot), a Native Hawaiian man (Aquaman, Jason Momoa), and a black man (Cyborg, Ray Fisher). The first solo film in the MCU with a lead who isn’t a white man will be Black Panther, their thirteenth solo film.
While Marvel was making Captain America and Magneto into HYDRA agents, DC made Snagglepuss into a gay Southern Gothic playwright because why not
While DC has its own fair share of fuckery, bad decisions, pointless, flow-wrecking crossovers, and other such garbage, at least they haven’t blown so many dog whistles at the alt-right in the past year that it’s very hard to consider it tone-deafness or coincidence at this point
So in conclusion, as we currently stand, DC’s on Marvel’s left.