Captain America Civil War Book Tag

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In light of the fact that I saw Civil War a week ago, and Deanna @A Novel Glimpse tagged for for this awesome book tag, I thought it was only fitting if I did it :D. This tag was created by  by Jennifer @Wonderland Review. Also, check out my take on the Captain America: Civil War movie.

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you. – Thank you Deanna!!!
  • Tag anyone and everyone you want!

Disclaimer: Jennifer’s pretty sure about the actual teams for this movie but she could be wrong! You never know! Also, she’s very much Team Cap so this might be a little biased. – No worries, I’m #TeamCap too!


Team Captain America:

Captain America: Name a character who always does the right thing. (If you aren’t team Cap I guess you can change this to ‘a character who always thinks he does the right thing’)

  

I’m #TeamCap, so I’m choosing Dean Holder from Hopeless, because he always does the right thing, at least for Sky.

Falcon: A loyal character

  

I’m going with Iko from The Lunar Chronicles for this one. She’s super loyal to Cinder, and she’s just overall the best!

Hawkeye: A character that is extremely good at something very specific (Like Hawkeye with his bow)

  

Eheh, this works well! Shahrzad from The Wrath and the Dawn is extremely skilled with the bow and arrows as well.

Ant-Man: A character that’s just happy to tag along

 

I love Ant-Man! For this one I’m choosing Taco from Anything You Want. He’s the definition of a guy who would just be happy to tag along whenever, wherever with whoever.

Agent 13: A character you’re super nervous about (not going to say why, but I have my reasons)

 

I actually liked Sharon Carter in Civil War :), I hope she appears in the next installments, because I’m eager to see how her relationship with Steve goes from here. So… I was and still am a bit nervous about a few characters in Lady Midnight… such as Kit, Mark and Kieran…

Winter Soldier: A character with really great positive character growth

 

I’m not sure I would consider what Bucky went through “character growth”, but I’ll roll with it. I think both Simon and Baz grew up a lot during Carry On. 🙂

Scarlet Witch: A character that started out on the wrong side but ended up joining the team

  

Jacin Clay from The Lunar Chronicles. It was tough to find one that didn’t feel like a huge a spoiler!

Bonus: Winter Soldier & Captain America: Two characters that have been friends for a long time:

  

Look at them! So cute! I just finished Adorkable a couple of hours ago, and I thought it was the perfect book to use. Becks and Sally have been friends since they were 7! That’s a long time… 😉


Team Iron Man:

Iron Man: A character that doesn’t seem to learn from their mistakes (*Fine. If you’re team Iron Man you can change this question to, ‘a character willing to stand up to his friends for what he believes in’)

  

I’m going with a characters that doesn’t seem to learn from their mistakes, because as much as I love Tony, he has a huge problem with that… on that note, Emmy from Loud is How I Love You takes way too long repeating the same mistake, over and over again.

War Machine: A character that’s always showing off his “big guns.”

  

This one seems appropriate, because Dean Di-Laurentis from The Score has a general problem with clothes, and loves to show off his big guns 😉 .

Black Widow: Badass female character that also has a soft side

        

For this one I’m choosing Penryn, from the Penryn and The End of Days trilogy. She’s most definitly a badass, one of my favorites, and she’s also soft and caring and just amazing.

Black Panther: A character out for revenge

  

Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series is most definitly out for revenge, the whole scope of it is not known right from the start though.

Vision: A character you are unsure about

  

This question seems similar to one of those above, but I’m gonna let this go. I’m actually not unsure about The Vision at all, but I am unsure about Drew, a childhood friend of Candy’s, from Like Candy. There’s just something not quite right with him.

Spider Man: A character you were afraid just wasn’t going to fit in

  

Actually I was unsure about the whole cast of characters in The Girl From Everywhere, but just like Spidey, they fit together super well.

Pepper Potts (pretty sure she isn’t in this movie but whatever): A character who uses their intelligence

  

Pepper Potts is not in the movie, and she’s actually a sore subject… I’m not sure I like where they went with that… anywho… I’m picking Kady from Illuminae, because she definitly uses her brain skills to be amazing throughout this book.

Bonus: Captain America vs. Iron Man: You pick: Name two characters that started off as friends and are now enemies OR Name two characters that are on opposing sides that you want to work together

  

Well, Laia and Elias from An Amber in the Ashes were never enemies, but they were definitly on opposing sides of things. And I want them working (and not working) together *wink wink*.


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Captain America: Civil War trailer and posters

What better way to wake up when you’re sick and have a tweet with the new Captain America trailer?! (Thank you Kat!!!)

This trailer hurts me, it’s seriously hard to watch my two favorite babies fighting against each other. And I like to see Bucky all good and all, but seeing Cap against Tony is way too hard! And when Cap says “but he’s my friend.” and then “so was I”, I swear, I’m so sad I want to cry! Check out the trailer below:

Movie of the Week – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Wow, I hadn’t posted about a movie in a while… oh well, here it is… When I got back to Portugal, after my trip to Brazil, I managed to include a visit to the Movie Theatre with my friend, to watch (by then, very late) the new Avengers movie.

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Let me start of by saying that I loved the movie. Granted, I wasn’t as surprised and excited as the first one. It wasn’t as good story wise as Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But nonetheless, it was AWESOME! And for the life of me, I can’t understand all the hating towards it. Warning, there will be SPOILERS!

What I loved:

  • This movie was a Clint Barton fest and I was delighted by it. Hawkeye hasn’t been the center of attention in none of the other movies because he doesn’t have powers or lots of money, but here we see how much the team needs him and it’s glorious. Jeremy Renner was amazing.
  • The Vision is from now my favorite new Avenger, yup, no doubt about it. He’s like an upgraded version of JARVIS, he flies and he can create clothes… what’s not to love? Paul Bettany, who was present from the beginning of the MCU as JARVIS, was absolutely amazing as Vision and I can’t wait to see more of him.
  • Speaking of JARVIS, I will miss him most of all…
  • Thor and Tony comparing their wives (girlfriends, whatever), in a game of who’s better and more accomplished was hella cute and such a break from the usual system.
  • I really loved that Sam and Rhodes were at the party and I was really glad when War Machined showed up to fight. It would have been nice however to see Falcon there as well, given the wings and the fact that they were in the air… it would have helped.
  • Oh Captain America, poor baby, my heart breaks each time that he has a scene with Peggy Carter…
  • Pietro and Wanda Maximoff were pretty great. I was a bit wary about Quicksilver, given than just last year we saw a version of this character in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but I have to say, that even though Evan Peters’ Quicksilver was amazing and lots of fun, I kind of liked Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s version a bit more. I think they made Quicksilver more human, which makes sense, given that he was never without his sister.
  • Bromances all around! I love the Bruce/Tony bromance, but my heart gave a little jolt when Thor sided with Tony!!!
  • There were some amazing fight scenes!!! =D
  • The New Avengers!!! Captain America, Black Widow, War Machine, The Vision, Scarlet Witch and Falcon! Can’t wait to see them in action on Civil War!!
  • I really loved that Natasha was made Clint’s BFF and that his kids call her Aunt Nat… It was adorable…

What I wasn’t especially fond of:

  • The plot was really complex, which made the story seem confuse at times. I don’t know what they could have done differently to fix it… everything was important.
  • I wanted to slap Bruce Banner really hard… First, I don’t think they should have gone there with Natasha and Bruce, yeah they have some kind of weird chemistry, but they shouldn’t have implied that she would abandon everything to be at peace with him, I don’t think that’s in character for her, and it really bothered me.
  • Nick Fury. What the hell was he doing there? They did not need him, his lines could have been said by Maria Hill and his named dropped and that would be ok… no need to bring him there (especially because he’s supposedly dead!).
  • There weren’t enough outside shots of Iron Man. Most of Iron Man scenes were done inside the suit and I felt that the suit did not see much action.
  • Oh, yeah, Pietro dying?! Not OK people… not OK at all!!!

I guess this is it, I need to watch it a second time though 😀 !!!

Avengers: Age of Ultron posters

This week, the first poster for the Avengers: Age of Ultron came out.

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Let’s face it, the poster is nothing much, but it did bring a bit of good news: Anthony Mackie and Hayley Atwell will be in it! Pretty excited about the Falcon! The Falcon and War Machine in the same movie?! Awesome!!! About Hayley, something tells me that it will be a flashback of some sort, because I can’t bear to watch another scene with old Peggy and young Steve… just no… 😦

In the meantime, Marvel has been releasing individual posters for some characters… And these are pretty amazing… still not sure why Black Widow looks like she just came from Tron, but hey… here they are!

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Marvel Phase 3 announcement

Just as the world was buzzing about DC’s news about the release of their upcoming 10 movies, Marvel and Disney striked again and announced their plans for phase 3 movies. And again, Marvel is already winning and no movies are out yet…

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  • May 6, 2016 – Captain America: Civil War, apparently a very important comic storyline, which will put Captain America and IronMan in opposite sides of the matter.

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  • November 4, 2016 – Doctor Strange, though the rumours are not yet confirmed, none other than Benedict Cumberbatch is pointed as taking on the role.

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  • May 5, 2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy 2… 2017 can’t come soon enough!
  • July 28, 2017 – Thor: Rangarok
  • November 3, 2017 – Black Panther, this is one of the most awaited superheroes in Marvel history to come to the big screen, and the studio confirmed their support for the character by introducing his portrayer while announcing phase 3. Chadwick Boseman took the stage with Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans and we even got the concept art for Black Panther.

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  • May 4, 2018 – Avengers: Infinity War pt. 1, we’ll probably get some closure on the infinity stones, right?
  • July 6, 2018 – Captain Marvel, there have been a lot of Captain Marvel’s throughout the history of the character, but they let something very clear: this movie is about Carol Danvers.

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  • November 2, 2018 – Inhumans

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  • May 3, 2019 – Avengers: Infinity War pt. 2, Phase 3 will go out with a bang!

So, I’m pretty excited about Marvel’s phase 3. The question of diversity, that they have been criticized for so long, is being answered, by introducing Black Panther and Captain Marvel. We still don’t get a Black Widow and Hulk movies, but do we really need to? We know by now that the Marvel universe is now fluid, they can and will make appearances in each other’s films – the Civil War being a great example of that. If it’s done well, we don’t have to miss out on any of our favourite superheroes. =) well done Marvel!

A day of doing nothing and MARVEL movies

I love these days. It’s raining outside, I woke up super late and decided to do absolutely nothing! Having watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Friday, and resolving that I should go and watch it again soon, I decided to re-watch Captain America: The First Avenger, because it’s amazing the things you miss the first couple of times you see a Marvel movie, today was the first time I noticed Stan Lee’s cameo in this movie. So now, I’ll go ahead and watch The Avengers, IronMan 3 and Thor: The Dark World. It’s a MARVELous day!

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My Top 15 Movie Couples: 5 to 1

Here are the first 5 couples in My Top 15 Movie Couples. Numbers 15 to 11 and 10 to 6 were posted already.

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5. Tony Stark & Pepper Potts (Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow) – Iron Man (1, 2 and 3) and The Avengers

They have been though a lot in the past couple of movies… he almost died, then he got PTSD, she moved in and his suit almost killed her, then their house went down and she thought he had died… again…, then she almost died and he destroyed all his suits. Now he’s fixed and she’s fixed and I can’t wait to see them again, whether in the Avengers or another Iron Man movie… I’m fine with either.

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“Things are different now, I have to protect the one thing that I can’t live without. That’s you.”

   

4. Elizabeth Swann & Will Turner (Keira Knightley & Orlando Bloom) – Pirates of the Caribbean (1, 2 and 3)

Even though she always flirted with Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth’s true love was always  Will. She chooses him over her family, becomes a pirate with him, marries him and waits 10 years for him to return while guarding his heart. That’s love!

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“It’s always belonged to you. Will you keep it safe?”

  

3. Juliet & Mark (Keira Knightley & Andrew Lincoln) – Love Actually

I know I’m cheating here, because Juliet was married to Mark’s best friend, and they were never a couple. He was in love with her and she loved his best friend. Still, they have one of my all time favorite on screen moments, when he professes his love for her…

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2. Peeta & Katniss (Josh Hutcherson & Jennifer Lawrence) – The Hunger Games

I’m team Peeta all the way! And I’m with Haymitch, when he says that not in a million years Katniss will ever deserve Peeta… Hey, the guy loves her to bits and still, he cares for her boyfriend, stands by his side while he’s hurt and tells her that she’s gotta live for her family and Gale… I absolutely love the moment in this last movie when Katniss thinks Peeta is dead, and in that moment she knows that she can’t live without him…

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““No one really needs me,” he says, and there’s no self pity in his voice. It’s true his family doesn’t need him. They will mourn him, as will a handful of friends. But they will get on. Even Haymitch, with the help of a lot of white liquor, will get on. I realize only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me.

“I do,” I say. “I need you.” he looks upset, takes a deep breath as if to begin a long argument, and that’s no good, no good at all, because he’ll start going on about Prim and my mother and everything and I’ll just get confused. So before he can talk, i stop his lips with a kiss.”

― Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

   

1. Ron Weasley & Hermione Granger (Rupert Grint & Emma Watson) – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I don’t care what JK came out saying, that Hermione should have ended up with Harry and stuff, and that Ron and Hermione’s marriage would always be in trouble and so on. It’s no good for me! I think Hermione and Ron are perfect because they are different and they balance each other out! He learns so much from her and she gets out of her comfort zone mostly because of him. If she starts to laugh in the face on danger, is mostly because he was always so cold minded in the most dangerous situations and it rubbed off on her. They are perfect!

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““Hang on a moment!” said Ron sharply. “We’ve forgotten someone!”
“Who?” asked Hermione.
“The house-elves, they’ll all be down in the kitchen, won’t they?”
“You mean we ought to get them fighting?” asked Harry.
“No,” said Ron seriously, “I mean, we should tell them to get out. We don’t want any more Dobbies, do we? We can’t order them to die for us -”
There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione’s arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
“Is this the moment?” Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. “OI! There’s a war going on here!”
Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other.
“I know mate,” said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a bludger, “so its now or never, isn’t it?””

– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows