Time Travel is a fascinating concept in fiction. It can be used in any number of ways to tell so many different kinds of stories. Sometimes its the crux of an entire narrative, but sometimes its introduced right at the end as an easy to get the characters out of a sticky situation, or simply to surprise the audience.
Doing this can really turn a story on its head, especially if it’s how the author decides to end their story. It has some real potential to backfire in their face and upset the audience. Or it can upset me at the very least. I’ve noticed a few things have been doing this lately in the media I consume, and thought I ought to shine a light onto it, just to let people know where I’m coming from.
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There’s a chance that some of you might have noticed that I took last week off. Well, the reason for this is that, after almost six months of frustration and strife I am finally moving into my first home. Things have been a whirlwind of activity, and as a consequence, some part of my life have suffered, namely my blog.
As I finally get the keys next week and start to move my entire life nine miles up the road, things are going to be a little chaotic, so I’m doing the responsible thing and preemptively justifying my lack of activity as I settle into a new life.
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There was always this niggling feeling at the back of my brain. As the release schedule for super hero movies continued to ramp up with no end in sight, the little pessimist in my head would occasionally remind me that there would be a time where I started to tire of seeing super heroes on the big screen.
Thankfully, this isn’t one of those times. While there is an increasing number of movies that seem to be passing me by these days; Aquaman, Venom, Into the Spider-Verse for God’s sake, Captain Marvel was a movie I still went out to see as soon as I possibly could.
Continue reading “A Mostly Spoiler-Free Review of Captain Marvel”