On the Big Screen~ Captain America: Civil War

Hello lovelies. I finally made it to the theater this past weekend and got to watch Captain America: Civil War. First off when ever I do my reviews I try not to go too deep into thing, and post spoilers. With that being said it does make it hard to do reviews while trying not to giveaway too much.


Okay so here we go. The acting as always was spot on. I think for the most part we can all agree that acting isn’t a major concern when it comes to these movies. I loved the introduction of Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, and am very happy with the the way he executed his part. Another character I was pleasantly surprised with was Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland. Look I’ll be honest I’m kinda over Spider-Man with all the movies and reboots, but this take on him was refreshing and spot on. In other words it’s the Spider-Man I always wanted. That’s just me, I’m sure not everyone feels the same way. Kudos to the writers for getting it right.
Story, overall I had a general idea of what to expect going in and was happy with the writing. I wasn’t sure exactly how it was going to be executed, but I think they did a good job with it. The only thing that wasn’t 100% for me was the villain. Like oaky I get why he did what he did, but something about him as the villain just didn’t make me believe it all the way. Not horrible, but I feel like maybe there could’ve been more, or maybe a different villain. Eh let’s move on from that because I’m clearly having a difficult time trying to translate how I feel.

Now on to action. Well I think we all know how that goes. It was full of cool fighting scenes, and explosions of course. I have to say that they didn’t go overboard or add things just to have action going on in the movie. The sequences came together and were well executed. I think fans will walk out happy with the scenes, and all the heroes kicking butt.

Overall I would give the movie a 4 out of 5. It was a great movie, with just the right amount of action. I would definitely go see it again. Now bring on Black Panther!!
Did you watch Civil War? What are your thoughts? 

XOXO,

Desiree

5 Fandom Friday: Gateway Fandoms That Made Me Who I Am Today

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Hello, the lovely gals over at The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick are hosting a link up every Friday called 5 Fandom Friday where they’ll have nerdy/geeky prompts for the upcoming couple of Fridays. I’m super excited to participate and read all the geeky things everyone’s into. Today’s 5 Fandom Friday: Gateway fandoms that made me who I am today.

 

1. Horror Movies

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I grew up in the era of Nightmare on Elm Street,¬† Friday the 13th and all other fabulous horror flicks. I remember waking up and sneaking off to the living room to watch Night of the Living Dead, only to be scared to go back to sleep. I couldn’t get enough, I was hooked!! My love for horror/zombie flicks is carries on till this day. I do prefer the older horror flicks to the ones that come out now, but I’m always down to go watch the new releases.

2. The Little Mermaid

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I was about 8 years old when this movie came out and I have been hooked on it and mermaids since. I wanted to be a part of Ariel’s world so bad. I then saw Splash a few years later and I was convinced that I would turn into a mermaid like Daryl Hannah and be able to live underwater. Needless to say that never happened but I’m still convinced I’m part mermaid.

3. Harry Potter

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What can I say I’m a Potterhead through and through. From the minute I read the first book it was love. I waited what seemed like forever in between releases of the books and movies. Going to the Wizarding World was a dream come true. I’m pretty sure I was more excited than my kids were to be there. My middle son is just as into it as me and we often geek out together about all things HP. We can’t wait to go back to The Wizarding World and enjoy the new attractions that have been added.

4. Oregon Trail

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Let me tell y’all about one of the first computer games I ever played, Oregon Trail. This game was the shizz. Everyone would try to finish their work as fast as possible to be able to get on and play. The game was basically you trying to get this covered wagon through the Oregon Trail. Oh but it wasn’t a ride downtown now, oh no you had to deal with 19th century hardships. Snake bites, trying to hunt bear/deer to eat, floods, people dying the whole nine yards. This was some exciting stuff, who would make it to the end with the least casualties, will your wheel break today, were you going to be able to cross the river?? I played for months on end.

5. X-Men Animated Series

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So back in my day we didn’t have Cartoon Network and 24 hour cartoon channels. Cartoons were aired for about 1 or 2 after school Monday through Friday and all Saturday morning. Man did I look forward to Saturday mornings. One of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons was the X-Men. They were the coolest thing out there, I had no idea that mutants could be this rad. It was like my novela, I looked forward to every new episode and could not be bothered while it was on.

This was a fun stroll down memory lane. I’m looking forward to next week’s link up.

What are some of your favorite fandoms?

Desiree

Confessions of a Blogger

Today’s post is inspired by Megan’s link up on her blog The Nerdy Girlie. If you haven’t read her blog you’re missing out. Since she’s made her post on Friday other bloggers have made their confessions and I’ve really enjoying reading them. As I read some of them I can totally relate to some of the confessions being made by the other fabulous ladies. Without further adieu here are my confessions of a blogger.

 

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1. I feel like I don’t fit in…….

Most of the blogs I follow tend to fall into categories: Beauty, Fashion, Food, etc., and here I am all over the place. I blog what’s interesting to me. One day I might post recipes or fitness content, another I may talk about my current fave beauty product or current show obsession, and other times I might just post about my life. I just can’t put myself in a box and focus on one thing. I’m not sure if this hurts me or not, but I don’t see it changing anytime soon.

I do feel like I have found a community with other “geeky/nerdy” girls, but even then I sometimes feel like I don’t completely fit in. I am late when it comes to discovering most shows, I love playing video games but I can’t buy every game I want nor do I have time to dedicate to it, I love cosplay but have yet to try one of my own (my family works as a team helping the middle child with his), so basically at times I don’t feel like I fit the “geek/nerd” mold either but it’s one of the one’s I can relate with the most.

2. I wish I were more consistent……..

But wait didn’t I just say I didn’t fit in and that’s okay? Yes I’m okay with not being consistent in being focused in one area, where I want to be consistent is in how many posts I put up a week. In my perfect world I would love to post 4-5 times a week or at least every other day. However at the moment I haven’t perfected my schedule yet, but I’m working on it.

3. I need to brush up on my skillz…..

I’ve been blogging on and off for about 7-8 years but I feel like I still have so much to learn. I don’t know much about HTML, my photography and photoshop skills need a lot of improvement, and I need to network more. Being a mom of 4 boys means I don’t have loads of extra cash so I don’t want to have to constantly pay for services, or things I can do myself. I don’t have a problem admitting my weak areas and asking for help, and I’ve been lucky enough to come across people who are willing to help or point me in the right direction. So bear with me as I improve my skillz.

4. Promoting myself, networking……..

I hate talking about myself, funny right? It’s not that I’m not confident in what I do or my abilities, I just have never liked talking about myself. I feel weird promoting my blog, I haven’t even told most of my friends or family that I have a blog. I know there’s nothing wrong with promoting yourself, how else will you make connections and get the word out there. I’ve been working on this and it’s feeling less icky.

 

So there you have it, my blogging confessions. What are some of your confessions?

 

Desiree