Series Ranked: Marvel Movies (Avengers Universe)

So for the past 10 years, we’ve been getting like 3 Marvel superhero movies a year, most of them connected to the others in one way or another, all of them eventually meeting up on screen at some point. There are a seemingly endless amount of TV shows set in the same universe and countless movies from outside.

Many of these shows and movies are good, and many are not so good. Today, I am going to be taking a look at the Marvel movies set in the Avengers Universe and ranking them from worst to best, in my opinion.

But just a heads up, I own Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Spider-Man Homecoming, but haven’t gotten around to watching them yet, and I have not seen Thor: Ragnarok yet either, so I will update as soon as I watch them.

So here we go!!

#15 Iron Man 2 (2010)

iron man 2

I was hoping this would be one of the best movies ever made, since all the origin stuff was taken care of in the first movie.

Nope. It was crap. And the ending was unbelievably anti-climatic. The only good thing about this movie was it introduced Black Widow, one of the hottest ladies on the planet.




#14 Iron Man 3 (2013)


Okay, so after two movies of barely having Iron Man in it, you would think they would shape up for this movie, right?

Nope. They might as well rename this trilogy Tony Stark, for he is in it almost the entirety of the time instead of Iron Man. Why bother making superhero movies if you aren’t even going to showcase them kicking butt and blowing stuff up most of the time? Though the ending is pretty cool this time around.

But the best part of the movie, I now just realized, is this poster to the left. Pepper looks sexy as heck.


#13 Thor: The Dark World (2013)

thor dark world

So this is the first movie that I would not consider bad, but just…okayyyyy.

It isn’t all that memorable, but it does have a few good parts, but a disappointing ending.

You know what the best part of this movie is? If you guessed Natalie Portman on the poster, then you are right, my friend!





#12 Iron Man (2008)

iron man

This is the first movie in the Avengers Universe. Iron Man, aside from maybe Spider-Man, is my favorite hero, so I was thrilled that they started with him. It’s an interesting movie that is fun to watch, but the whole movie is about him making the suit, only giving Iron Man two or three really cool scenes.

The movie as a whole is just okay.

And there’s not even a hot girl on the poster…



#11 Thor (2011)


This is another okay movie, though it is highly more involved and entertaining than it’s sequel. It is enjoyable enough to get through, but nothing all that good.







#10 The Incredible Hulk (2008)


This is the first movie on the list I can honestly say is good. This was made more in the style of old school superhero movies, meaning it was a lot more simple with only one enemy and a few epic fight scenes. Though this was more well done, making both versions of Bruce Banner very interesting. The movie kept me intrigued the whole time, and kept me entertained throughout.




#9 Black Panther (2018)

black panther

The brandy newest movie from the Marvel machine. This is a good movie, but it has so many flaws which dampen it from being a great movie. The motivation behind the main villain is stupid and out of place, and there isn’t all that much action. Somehow, the Black Panther was a way more involved character in Civil War and had better action scenes.

Overall, it suffers just as badly as all the other origin movies, though it is done a bit better.





#8 Ant-Man (2015)

ant man

I wasn’t really into this movie the first time I saw it, but the second time I watched it, I was very impressed. It is very unique within the Marvel universe, has great humor and action as well.

Finally, an origin movie done right!







#7 Doctor Strange (2016)

doctor strange

Like Ant-Man, this is another unique and truly good origin movie. This has some truly great action in it, which is what I am looking for! The story is definitely bizarre, but interesting. It is a very well put together film.





#6 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

guardians of the galaxy

Just when I had given up on Marvel, thinking only movies with Captain America involved with them are good, my brother showed me this and my faith was restored. This is a highly entertaining, funny, unique movie, with plenty of action and other fun scenes. Very well done. Especially for an origin movie.






#5 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

captain america first avenger

What???? An origin movie that is absolutely amazing? I never thought I would see the day until this came out. This is what an origin movie should be like. It takes just the early part of the movie to establish how he becomes Captain America, and they also take that time to develop his character, so that most of the movie is action packed, and tells a great and interesting story.





#4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)


This movie blew me away. I could not believe how good it was, raising itself high above almost every other superhero movie ever made. Tons of amazingly choreographed fights, plus a crap ton of other action, and again, an awesome story with a great villain.

Oh and then there is Black Widow. You see her on that poster, I know you do. Mmm…





#3 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

avengers age of ultron

This is quite an amazing movie. Great action, character development for the lesser Avengers, a cool villain and story…just awesome. Though it falls just short of it’s prequel.

And I don’t have to mention Black Widow.







#2 The Avengers (2012)


I almost cried the first time I saw this movie. This set the bar for what a superhero movie should be. Incredible action, good story and villains, and incredible action.

This is also the movie where I first laid eyes on Black Widow and fell in love.






#1 Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Captain America Civil War poster

DANG! This movie is a dream come true. I was super apprehensive that this movie would be good, what with their being so many characters in it, but they somehow are all fleshed out, have a good amount of screen time, and are all interesting. But then there is the action. This movie is 90% action, 10% thought provoking story. This is the film all future superhero movies should strive to be like. It is perfect.


Tournament of Hotties: Disney Princesses (Final)

Well here we are, the finals. Two Princesses fought and clawed their way to the top, but now we will at long last get to see who is hottest.

Catch up on the previous rounds listed here, and without further ado, here is finalist #1!!

Say hello to the Princess of Agrabah!!!



Seriously, how can she look hotter drawn than as a real person!!! She is crazy hot.

But here are some pictures of one of the hottest women on Earth dressed as one of the hottest animated women. This should be good.

Yep…definitely good.

And what is hotter than a little girl on girl?




Next up we have the Princess of….Somewhere!!! This unheard of beauty has taken down more girls than any other in this tournament. Now that she only is up against one other, it should be easy for her, right? Well, we shall see. There isn’t much to show for her unfortunately, but I’ll do my best to showcase this hottie.


Her long hair flowing over those loose shoulders is very sexy. And her hot, body hugging night gown, or dress just makes you wild over her, slim, tight body.

Since that’s all I could find, here’s some repeats.

I don’t know anything about her, but I want to. She is just a very alluring woman…uh…drawing. Any piece of skin she is showing off is so hot. Problem is, the same can be said for Jasmine. So which of the two is the hottest Disney Princess?

Honestly this a no contest. The whole tournament has practically been a no contest for this woman. She is simply put, a goddess. She can give Jessica Rabbit a run for her money, and anyone who can say that is just amazingly drawn. But in addition to her phenomenal looks, it’s her personality that adds to her incredible hotness. It’s so tough, yet kind, yet sexy…omg is it sexy. This is the woman of every man’s dream.

Winner of Tournament

jasmine in hourglassJasmine

Anyone who has seen Aladdin will understand why she deserves the win. So congratulations Jasmine, for being the hottest creation the fine folk at Disney have ever come up with!

And as always, here is the ranking of all our brilliantly drawn women, ranked from least hottest, to hottest. In parentheses will be how far into the tournament they made it.

#19-Eilonwy (Round 1)


#18-Merida (Round 1)


#17-Snow White (Round 1)

Snow White poison apple

#16-Moanna (Round 1)

moanna water

#15-Megara (Round 1)

meg belly dancer

#14- Anna (Round 2)


#13-Mulan (Round 1)


#12-Tiana (Round 1)

tiana green bikini

#11-Kida (Round 2)

kida drawn hot

#10-Pocahontas (Round 2)

Pocahontas near nude

#9-Aurora (Round 1)

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#8-Elsa (Round 1)

elsa sexy

#7-Cinderella (Round 2)

Cindarella 12th stroke of midnight

#6-Elena (Round 2)


#5-Rapunzel (Semi-Finalist)

Rapunzel letting her hair down

#4-Giselle (Runner Up)


#3-Belle (Round 1)

Belle with robe

#2-Ariel (Semi-Finalist)

Little Mermaid capsized

#1-Jasmine (Winner)

Jasmine Aladin


Well, that’s all we’ll get to see of these hotties. Thanks for checking them out, and thanks to Disney for giving us something so wonderful to look at.
















































Tournament of Hotties: Disney Princesses (Semi-Final)

Check out the first two rounds listed here, and without any time wasted, here’s the first match.

Ariel VS Jasmine

I don’t like fish. I don’t like the smell, the taste, pretty much anything about it. But this is one fish I would love to do both of those and I just would pretty much do anything to get my hands on this mermaid.

As you can see, she’s super hot drawn, but if she were a real person, would she be just as hot?

She would actually be hotter it seems.

And if you went to school with her, would she be hot?

‘gulp’ Sure would…

And if she was imprisoned by Jabba the Hutt…?


Most certainly. No matter how you slice it, above ground or underwater, this princess is hot. Really, really hot. You would need to cool down in the ocean after an hour or two with her. And that’s a huge bonus, cuz the fun wouldn’t stop under the sea. She is quite literally the best of both worlds.

Now let’s take a look at Jasmine.

Crikey! Here is a woman that’s so hot, you don’t even need to see her as a real person.

She’s better than the real thing…maybe?

It’s a tough call honestly.

Oh, and Jabba seems to like her too…but can we really blame him?


So which of these scantily clad women is hotter? Ariel has huge points for wearing basically nothing, but Jasmine has a sexier look to her. It’s hard to choose, but it definitely is her.





Our second and final match in this round is between these nice pieces of royal booty.

Rapunzel VS Giselle

There aren’t too many pictures of her, but rest assured, she is a cutie, and her naive innocence is matched only by her hotness.

And if you’re really lucky, her kidnapper/adoptive mother can join in the fun.

Rapunzel's Mom

Giselle resembles Rapunzel quite a bit.

I think her hair is supposed to be red, but it always looks blond to me.

There aren’t many pictures of her either, but here’s a little something to show off her looks.

Both women are beautiful, but I really have to give it to Giselle. She is more mature looking, with a tall, slender, tight body that looks quite amazing to play around with.

Victor- Giselle

What she looks like when visiting Ariel. Good time to be a fish when that happens…

Well folks, there you have it! Jasmine and Giselle, both very hot sounding names, will move on to the final. Only one will come out on top, and I hope it’s me…!

Tournament of Hotties: Disney Princesses (Round 2, Part 2)

Welcome back to round 2, where we will see the remaining beauties in all their glory (hopefully).  Check out part 1 here and don’t forget about round 1 either!




This is a no contest bout, but before we get to the victor, here’s some pictures.


What a beautiful blond, she is.

Now here’s some of our red head, though I couldn’t really find anything with just her. She is always accompanied by her sister, which honestly is not a bad thing…at all…

Very nice, ladies, very nice.

But, as I’ve said, this is a no contest. While both women have very likable personalities, when it comes to looks, Rapunzel is just so much more hotter than Anna. You could definitely have more fun with that blond.

Victor- Rapunzel



Next we have a three women face off, as we have another uneven amount of girls. But as I always say, three is better than two.







Alrighty, starting with Elena, the gorgeous princess of wherever. I haven’t seen her movie and don’t know anything about her. She also doesn’t have any pictures that would really interest us, unfortunately. Though this will not hurt her chance at winning, for she is quite the looker. She bares a similarity to Jasmine, and anyone who can say that is pretty much golden.

I don’t know much about Kida, but she is scantily clad, and that always awards huge points in my book. Fortunately, there is no shortage of pictures of her. BEHOLD!!!

Oh yeah…………………………………………………..

And lastly, we have Giselle, who has already taken out two girls at once. Can she do it again? Let’s see.


So not too many of her either, but oh well.

So who is the hottest?

Elena, while gorgeous, just doesn’t cut it. See you later Elena.

Kida has an amazing body which she chooses to show off, but her face is a little weird looking.

Giselle has probably an even better body hiding under her dress, and just seems to have such a seductive and sexy, yet innocent and adorable nature in her, making her the best of both worlds and the winner of this round, making the total of girls she’s taken down four!

Victor- Giselle



And there you have it! Next up is the semifinals!

Tournament Of Hotties: Disney Princesses (Round 2, Part 1)

Here we are, back with the hotties who survived Round 1. We are really gonna see some hotness now! Catch up with round 1, parts 1, 2, and 3, and let’s go!!




We’ve got the hardworking blond against the sexy seashell sporting redhead! Both are absolutely gorgeous, so let’s take a closer look to see which is hotter.

Cinderella will work her butt off for you, just as long as you take her to a ball every once and a while. But make sure to have her home by midnight!!

And if you ever wondered what she might look like in real life…hopefully it would be something like this.

And though she beat Snow White in round 1, you’ll be glad to know they are still friends!snow_white_and_cinderella_by_elias_chatzoudis-d705k27

Next up is the hottest mermaid around.

If ever Ariel were to sprout legs, hopefully she wouldn’t bother changing into ugly, unflattering clothing like she did in the movie. I hope she would look like this…

ariel cosplay

So who is hotter…decisions…decisions…

Cinderella is gorgeous and would probably make the perfect wife, but I don’t know how adventurous she would be.

Ariel has the downside of living in a place where we can’t breath and is missing two essential holes. But she’s still got her blow hole and that’s all she needs to please us. Plus she is naive and desperate to fit in, so she’ll do anything we request most likely.

But really, we are basing solely on looks and the fact that Ariel goes around shirtless, being as hot as she is, is something we can only dream about. And she is just all around better looking than Cinderella of course!


Victor- Ariel

Ariel tatoo








First, let’s check out Jasmine, one of the sexiest animated women ever put on paper.

Jasmine captive

I don’t care what anybody says, she looks drop dead gorgeous in these pictures, never mind that she is animated. It doesn’t help matters that she acts all sexy and seductive in this scene of the movie, which is undoubtedly the cause of every child’s very first wet dream.

jasmine red cosplay

But a special thanks goes to this woman for fulfilling a fantasy we so desire. Now if only we could meet this babe in person…

Or this one…

Jasmine 1

It is clear that Jasmine is unbelievably hot in a cartoon or in real life, and we can’t help but fall in love with her.

Pocahontas is also quite beautiful, but compared to Jasmine, she falls way short. But whoever this amazing woman is makes her a dream come true.

And this one…though I’m not sure if this is actually relevant to the movie.

Even with these scantily clad women posing as Pocahontas, she still doesn’t compete with Jasmine.


In this battle, the Native American falls short…though dang, that woman to the left looks amazing…not to mention the one on the left…yummy…………………………………

Victor- Jasmine


That’s all for now, check back for the conclusion of Round 2!

Tournament Of Hotties: Disney Princesses (Round 1, Part 3)

Here we are at the final part of round 1! Check out parts 1 and 2 and let’s get cracking on these animated beauties!

Elsa VS Elena

Elsa needs no introduction. She kind of overthrew the world a few years back when Frozen came out. And that’s okay, because she’s hot. She also has a troubled, yet kind personality and a sexy spark in her as well.

She shows a lot of personality with her beautiful face, and some of it sort of provocative.

Her eyes and lips can hook you in for sure. But the downside to this hottie… she can’t really touch you without freezing off some things you would probably prefer to keep. But it just might be worth it…

Everyone claims she’s a lesbian too, which is always fun as long as she swings the other way from time to time.

tiana feeding elsa
no sir…we definitely don’t mind this…


No matter how you slice it, this woman’s a catch.


Elena of Avalor is…I have no idea who she is. I have never heard of her or her movie. But that doesn’t mean she isn’t hot. That dark skin, long dark hair…mmm. And that dress looks so good on her. Really not much more to say about her…

So who is hotter, the ice white blond or the dark mysterious Elena? While both are gorgeous, this one is a bit more so.



Kida VS Eilonwy

This is quite an easy one. A half naked, dark skinned, white haired hottie with a rockin’ bod, or a girl who looks a tad too young?

I don’t know who either of these princesses are, other than Kida is from a movie about Atlantis which I have always wanted to see (even more so now) and Eilonwy has a hard name to spell and is from The Black Cauldron.

Victor- Kida


We have an uneven amount of princesses, so we will doing three this bout!


Giselle VS Moanna VS Megara

Giselle is from the movie Enchanted, which I saw a long time ago, but seem to remember it being live action. That Giselle was none too pretty, this one, however, is gorgeous.

Giselle_disneyIt’s not everyday you get to see a hot blond in a tight fitting dress that looks like had it been real, it would actually be see through. The lack of straps makes it all the more hot. Her face seems to show a hidden, wild side to her, which we’d all love to explore.

Come to think of it, she reminds me of Aphrodite from Hercules and Xena.aphrodite


Moana is another movie I have not seen, so I don’t know anything about her. She’s decent looking enough, and I do enjoy her wardrobe, but there’s something about her I don’t like. Maybe I find her oddly proportioned or something? I don’t know!

Meg, on the other hand is quite wild…I think. I may have seen Hercules, but if I did, I don’t remember it. Meg just seems to be a a kinky kind of girl. Her dress is form fitting too, and she shows a tad, and I mean a tad, of cleavage…but hey…bonus points are bonus points. Her hips too seem to be able to move in inhuman ways, putting Shakira to shame.

Everything she does seems to have a sexy vibe to it.

So the woman definitely has sexy down. And she must be quite the catch seeing as gods and half-gods want her.

So who is hotter? Meg is sexy and has a nice body, but her face isn’t all that wonderful. Giselle seems to have a more modest hotness, a glowing inner beauty that radiates her perfect features on the outside. Meg could definitely teach us a thing or two in the sack, but with Giselle we would discover them on our own with her, because let’s face it…once you get her going, it looks like she’d be up for anything! And Moana? Meh…

Victor- Giselle

No doubt blows the other two out of the water…

Well, there you have it! The hottest of the hot have been found. Look for Round 2 for things to really heat up! We are going to explore just how hot these princesses can be!

Tournament of Hotties: Disney Princesses (Round 1, Part 2)

Welcome back. We’ve got 6 more animated beauties to judge, so let’s get right to it. Check out part 1 if you missed it!

The first two women are from movies I haven’t seen since the year they came out, so that was like 2 decades ago, so I don’t remember anything about them, so I will have to judge by the pictures.

Pocahontas VS Mulan

First off is the Native American Pocahontas. She’s got a tall, slender body that looks to be nothing but muscle, in a hot way. Her long, flowing hair does nothing but add to her allure.

And the whole one strap thing on her hide dress? Very sexy.


See? And we’d all like to get her to make that face. If you picture the background a bedspread instead of a purple sky, this picture becomes 100x more erotic.

Next is Mulan. I think she is a princess of some sorts, but unfortunately not a very attractive one. This might be because she spends much of the movie impersonating a man, so let’s just take a look at her womanly side.

Turns out she’s very beautiful, but in more of a cute kind of way. She’s someone you could see yourself settling down with. Props to Mushu, though, he’s copping a feel with his feet while distracting Mulan by staring longingly into her eyes and tickling her chin. Man…what a pro…


Pocahontas is far more sexy, however, which is what this tournament is all about. Now if Mulan had appeared in the movie like this, she might have had a chance.



Victor- Pocahontas



Tiana VS Rapunzel

Let’s start by talking about the beauty from New Orleans, Tiana. On top of being exceptionally beautiful, she cooks and cleans like no other, and apparently can make some truly spectacular gumbo. In the Princess and the Frog, she shows off a frog fetish and then is married into royalty. You know, normal stuff. While not good looking as a frog, there is no denying her amazing looks as a human.

Rapunzel is a princess kidnapped as a baby as seen in Tangled. Despite never leaving her tower, she grows up into an extremely hot blond and though her hair is like 30 feet long, it is just as stunning as she is. She is also adorable in her looks, but even more so in her personality. Her adventurous spirit mixed with her kind and innocent personality really make you gush. She is a master of hot and cute, which is always big points. The woman who kidnapped her and posed as her mother, for an older gal, isn’t bad either.

I wouldn’t mind getting in on some of that. The picture on the right really shows off Rapunzel’s radiance…

Anyway, while both of these princesses are gorgeous, it’s Rapunzel’s charming allure that wins the round…and her overcoming hotness of course.

Victor- Rapunzel



Next up are a couple of red heads!

Merida VS Anna

I will be blunt, Merida, apart from being brave and all that, doesn’t have much going for her…like at all. Though, for some reason the actress who plays her in the TV series Once Upon a Time makes the character sexy, strong and beautiful. The more I watched her, the more I noticed how beautiful she is.

Though since this is not what she looked like in the movie, this is entirely irrelevant.

Anna isn’t all that hot either, though she is just a little bit. And standing up there next to Merida, her looks really shine through. She is definitely attractive, which is more than can be said about Merida.




That’s it for part 2! Look for the final part of Round 1 coming soon!

I Never Thought It Was Possible For Me To Dislike a Star Wars Movie (No Spoilers)

I have been proven wrong. What I watched did not feel like a Star Wars movie. Everything felt off and some of the scenes were so far displaced that had it not been for the fact that I spent money to see it, I would have walked out.

It’s like the whole plot just did whatever it wanted, making sure it did the most contradicting and pointless maneuvers it possibly could, making it barely connected with Episode 7, not to mention the other 6.

I have never felt so dissatisfied with something and this is the only movie I can recall actually getting angry watching.

The whole movie isn’t a sham though. It’s got some pretty awesome parts in it, and they are scattered throughout the movie enough to make it tolerable.

But dear God, there was so much pointless garbage going on, and none of it too interesting.

And suddenly Star Wars has become full of humor. Like that humor you’ve been seeing in Marvel movies. It’s funny…sometimes, but it just doesn’t fit.

I actually regret seeing it. I love the Star Wars franchise so very, very much, but this just puts a huge empty hole in my soul.

I knew Star Wars would be terrible without George Lucas, and they are certainly proving so.

I don’t really want to see Episode 9 anymore, but I am going to force myself to just because hopefully it will give all 3 movies a sense of completion, much like the other final movies did in their own trilogies.


Series Ranked: Star Wars Lightsaber Duels

I would love to do a series ranked on the actual Star Wars movies, but my opinion of which I like better than others always changes each time I watch them all, so it is kind of impossible to do. So instead, I will rank all the lightsabers duels from worst to best, as that is more clear cut.


Luke Skywalker Vs Darth Vader

The Empire Strikes Back



This isn’t a real fight, but a quick test of Yoda’s that I still don’t understand 25 years later. But I just put it in to be thorough. Their sabers clash twice and it’s over.


Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs Darth Vader

A New Hope

Death Star


The first duel to ever take place on film between two Jedi. An amazing feat for the 70’s, but it really is rather dull. But given that it is the first, it is excusable. These two have clearly gotten rusty in the past 20 years.


Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs General Grievous

Revenge of the Sith



This is a different type of fight due to Greivous being more droid than man. This actually benefits him as he is able to do nifty things real people can’t. But this proves no match for actual training it seems, as the whole scene is very short and really shows off Obi-Wan’s skills.


Qui-Gon Jinn Vs Darth Maul

The Phantom Menace



This is the first fight made after the original trilogy and it does not disappoint. It is an intense fight that showcases both duelers superb abilities. The only reason it is this low on the list is because it is sadly, very short.


Luke Skywalker Vs Darth Vader

The Empire Strikes Back



The second saber duel in the original trilogy is a vast improvement over the first. They show off force aided combat for the first time, even if it looks a little silly at times, but it is cool to watch nonetheless. I very much like how Vader is toying with Luke at first, but Luke seems to improve the more he fights, thus Vader had to put some effort in to beat him.


Mace Windu and co. Vs Darth Sidious

Revenge of the Sith



At long last we get to see what Palpatine and Mace can do. It’s pretty awesome, but probably could have been better. Sidious kills 3 people who don’t even fight back…this could have been choreographed much better. Windu then shows off why he is called the most powerful Jedi with a saber, beating him almost easily. Some nice use of the dark side makes this a very important scene as well.


Luke Skywalker Vs Darth Vader

Return of the Jedi

Death Star


This is an intense duel between father and son, aided with great music accompaniment. While not that thrilling of a fight, the emotion behind it makes it very good, as well as Luke calling upon the dark side to win, but not giving into it.


Fin/Rey Vs Kylo Ren

The Force Awakens

Starkiller Base

rey kylo

This is a good fight. It gives us some nice action, though it is not nearly as exciting as the prequel fights. Though since none of the combatants are trained nearly as well as the Jedis of the past, and really, not at all for two of them, it makes sense. Kylo demonstrates his training by easily defeating Fin. Rey demonstrates how ungodly powerful she is by using both light and dark force. A cool use of scenery and lighting really add to the scene too.


Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker Followed By Yoda Vs Darth Tyranus

Attack of the Clones



This is technically two fights, but since they are back to back and against the same Sith Lord, I’m throwing them in as one. When Obi-Wan and Anakin fight him, they get completely destroyed. There’s a cool light trick in the dark that is fun to watch, but otherwise is nothing that spectacular. And then Yoda comes along and fulfills everything I ever dreamed of. He easily overpowers Tyranus’ force powers and then proceeds to do some of the most amazing stunts in history, forcing Tyranus to retreat. Just awesome.


Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker

Vs Darth Tyranus

Revenge of the Sith

Invisible Hand


This rematch is much more thrilling and shows Anakin favor the dark side considerably.


Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs Darth Maul

The Phantom Menace



This is an amazing fight. Darth Maul, with his double-sided lightsaber pulls off some crazy stunts. The two Jedi do all they can to defend against him and it makes some amazing entertainment. Things really kick up a notch when Obi-Wan takes him alone, showing off what a great Jedi he will eventually become.


Yoda Vs Darth Sidious

Revenge of the Sith



The most powerful Jedi faces off with the most powerful Sith, another thing I wanted to see my whole life, and it did not disappoint. A great saber battle gives way to a match in force powers with fun use of scenery. Yoda seems to be the stronger of the two, but due to some bad luck the Republic falls and all the Jedi die.


Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs Darth Vader

Revenge of the Sith



Damn…just damn. This is by far and away the most amazing duel ever. Great setting, great choreography, great mood, high stakes. It’s all there. The fact that they use the exact same fighting style showing off how much Vader learned from Obi-Wan is so cool. They are essentially equally matched, but Obi-Wan keeps a “cooler” head and comes out victorious.


And there you have it! I hope there will be plenty of more saber battles in the future, which is why I desperately wish they move away from the spin offs taking place between 3 and 4 and do something more with Jedi.

Either way, I absolutely love every Star Wars movie and can’t wait for The Last Jedi!





Dear Developers-Linear Video Games ARE Still Fun

Aside from all the negative attention EA is receiving for their whole Star Wars Battlefront 2 mess, they have also recently been accused of shutting down Visceral Games and moving their Star Wars project to another company because of the linearity of the game. Whether this is true, I seriously doubt it, but they have been recently saying, among other developers, that one, people don’t like linear games as much, and two, consumers want to spend a very, very long time on each game.

I assure you, that I, and many people I know still love linear games. They are just as good as non-linear games, if not better. Admittedly, the world does seem to be so obsessed with “open world” styled games, but I personally don’t understand why. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I like them, but to have every game be like that is just ridiculous.

There is something to be said for games that just have you follow a path or two and not have to worry about where to go next or getting lost and all the joys that come with massive games.

To say you don’t like linear games is like saying you don’t like platformers, which is entirely possible if you were born in the last 15 years or so and are one of those people who think because the game doesn’t look and play realistically, it is crap. But should developers really be catering to that audience? Definitely not. They have no idea what a game can be or should be, they are just a bunch of dumb kids and should not be considered gamers.

gow gpThe God of War games are linear and they are some of the best games on their respective consoles. But I bet the new one coming out is going to be open world…oh boy! But this is excusable since it is a reboot, but imagine if God of War 3 was suddenly open world? It would be stupid. Those games are just intense action and it is fun. Many linear games are just as fun. Open world games are much slower moving and you spend an awful lot of time just walking around and looking for stuff. That is why many of them are over 100 hours long.

You could have just as much content in a game with a more condensed world and beat it in 30 hours. So is really adding extra walking time that much better?

Final Fantasy 13 is a game that gets much hate, and I’m pretty sure it is because of the Thundara_FFXIIIlinearity of the game. Big deal. It’s still fun. Just because there is no overworld to explore while constantly getting attacked by enemies trying to find the next town or a cave to explore to look for an item doesn’t make it a bad game. The true core is still there, and that is simply being an RPG set in a fantasy world.

And believe it or not, games don’t need DLC. Put extra effort in development and just pull the plug when it is released. Games typically are better when there is no DLC coming out 3 weeks after the game is released. Some DLC is nice, but most of it is just overpriced garbage that we don’t need. If companies actually did it right and didn’t just use it as a way to make some extra cash, then it would be actually pretty cool. But we live in a greedy, crappy world, so that will never happen.

And a lot of games now focus so much on online play, and how much they can cram into that, leaving single player modes very empty feeling. During the PS2/Xbox/GameCube era, I feel like games had much more girth to them. You got to unlock all sorts of stuff, play through a lengthy campaign that wasn’t obnoxiously long and have a great time doing it.

Now it feels like you get a slimmed down game so the devs can put more effort into the multiplayer, then instead of unlocking things, you have to purchase it later so you can pay the devs to continue to support the online aspects of the game.

Trouble with that is the majority of the gaming world still prefers playing by themselves. People suck. We have to spend all day with people. When we play games, we want to be left alone in a fake world void of other humans.

And really, if you have ever played multiplayer games with people, then you know they are a gathering of the biggest idiots on the planet. 10 year olds fighting with 30 year olds, people swearing in place of using actually grammar… it’s a mess. The gaming community certainly is one of the darker stains on the world, that is for sure. So why continue to go a route that supports such vulgar crap? Give us some solid stuff to play by ourselves. We are the majority of the market after all!

And this, ironically, brings me to the next thing developers have been saying. They claim people want to spend hundreds of hours on a single game. Gone are the days where people play a game and then move on.

This is not the case, I assure. I have a back log of over 300 games, so trust me, I don’t want to spend more than a reasonable amount of time on a game. And I assume that goes for anyone but those “gamers” who do nothing but play online Call of Duty and other online shooters. But I am not saying spending a long time on a game is a bad thing either…for it is not.

But this subject amuses me. Didn’t I just say that I wish they gave us longer single player experiences? Yes, well more valuable experiences, not necessarily longer anyhow.

But anyway, these devs are trying to keep us playing games by constantly coming out with new DLC to play. Trouble is, it’s not free and 99% of it isn’t worth buying. And again, this is really only appealing to people who play nothing but the online aspects.

cod2Speaking of Call of Duty, those games were phenomenal back in the day, when they were nothing but a single player campaign and maybe local multiplayer or whatever. The newer games are still fun, but they don’t come close to what they used to be, because all the effort goes into the online multiplayer.

So why do your original, loyal fans get shafted in favor of these people who like to do nothing but spend countless hours playing against each other? Why can’t they instead make exclusive online shooters, which fortunately seems to be a growing phenomenon, so they don’t in fact screw us single players over.

Another thing devs seem to be so worried about is replay value. How is this an issue if you are not letting us ever stop playing the game!?!?!? So they keep on adding more stuff that we can use on another playthrough and this and that, which is nice, but again, it costs a whole lot more money to do this, especially considering all of this DLC would have been included in the game 12 years ago! This is a big reason linear games are so seemingly unpopular. It is the same thing each play through…

And bottom line is, you really don’t need all this extra fluff in a game to make someone replay it. It could be the most linear game ever, but if the gameplay is fun, I am going to replay it for the sake of just having fun. I don’t need to play it for 200 hours, with new stuff added every 20 of those hours. If the gameplay isn’t all that great, it is going to be a dull, miserable 200 hours. I would much rather play a 5 hour game that is a whole lot of fun 10 times over. And big deal if I don’t replay it immediately. If it is 5 or 10 years down the line, then that means the devs did something right.

Trouble is, they won’t make extra money on it in the months following the games release, which is the whole issue here, so to their company, they did not do something right.

I’m all about trying something new, but don’t let the things from the past that actually worked be forgotten.