Tag Archives: MCU

My Holiday Gift Wrapping Traditions And “Hawkeye” On Disney+

When it comes to the holiday, I like to go the extra mile and then some.

Talk to any of my friends, family, or relatives. They’ll attest that I take Christmas a lot more seriously than most. I’m the kind of guy who has his Christmas decorations up by Halloween and finishes his Christmas shopping two weeks before Thanksgiving. They’ll also attest that when it comes to gift giving, I don’t hold back. I’ll gladly spend extra and work a little harder in order to present the perfect gift to my loved ones.

That doesn’t always mean I buy something expensive or fancy. It just means I try to get something that’s memorable, sentimental, and unique. Basically, if you’re on my Christmas list, then you can expect to get an awesome gift at some point. That’s just how I approach the holidays and I make no apologies for that.

In addition to my love of giving awesome gifts, I have a few other smaller Christmas traditions that I genuinely enjoy. They may not sound like much to most people, but they’re a big part of why I love this time of year so much. And one of those traditions is just beginning, but it’s also a tradition that’s worth supplementing.

Like I said, I try to get my Christmas shopping done at least a couple weeks before Thanksgiving. As a result, that usually means I have a lot of things to wrap around this time of year. It’s not unusual for me to spend an entire Saturday or Sunday afternoon wrapping presents. To some, it’s a chore. But to me, it’s one of my favorite holiday activities.

I don’t know why. I just get a special kind of satisfaction whenever I wrap Christmas presents for my friends and family.

One part that adds to that enjoyment has to do with how I go about it. Usually when I have a lot of gifts to wrap, I put on one of my favorite Christmas movies or shows. Sometimes, it’s one of the classics like the “Charlie Brown Christmas Special.” Other times, it’s something newer like “The Christmas Chronicles” or “Klaus.” They’re all great Christmas shows and movies. However, last year I discovered another that I’ve added to my holiday playlist. And it’s one I didn’t expect would be so festive.

It’s the Disney+ series, “Hawkeye.”

Now, that may not seem too surprising. I’ve done plenty to make my love of all things Marvel known on this site and my YouTube channel. And while I was certainly aware of “Hawkeye” when it began airing late last year, I was genuinely surprised by how great it worked as a holiday special.

Even though its primary setting unfolded around the holidays and it had a lot of Christmas imagery, I still didn’t expect it to feel like a true Christmas show. I expected it to be another solid entry in the ever-expanding world that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And in that sense, it certainly was. If its primary goal was to introduce the audience to Kate Bishop, then the show definitely succeeded. Being a solid Christmas show would’ve just been a nice bonus.

But it turned out to be more than just a bonus.

This limited series had genuine heart and spirit to go along with the standard Marvel Studios formula for action, character, and continuity. It wasn’t just about how Kate Bishop became Hawkeye’s young protege. It is very much a show about family and how hard you’re willing to fight to protect them, especially around the holidays. It’s also a show that emphasizes the power of found family and finding a place with people who you might not be related to, but still come to love and cherish.

Yes, there’s still plenty of action and it does build on how much the MCU changed after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”

Yes, it still sets the stage for future stories, especially with Kate Bishop.

But, even without the heroics and action, it’s still a damn good Christmas story. And unlike last year, you don’t have to wait a week for new episodes. The show is up on Disney+ and ready to binge. And I’ve every intention of binging it again in its entirety in the coming days.

Even if you’re not a Marvel fans, the show still stands well enough on its own to enjoy as a typical Christmas special. It has all the right ingredients for a quality Christmas themed show. And it has moments that will get most anyone into the holiday spirit. So, if you’re looking for a different kind of Christmas special to watch this year or have Marvel fans in your family, check out “Hawkeye.”

It has already become a solid entry in my list of beloved holiday specials. Give it a chance and I hope it becomes part of yours.

Leave a comment

Filed under Jack Fisher's Insights, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, superhero comics, superhero movies

HUGH JACKMAN IS PLAYING WOLVERINE IN “DEADPOOL 3” ON 9/14/24!

THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

THIS IS NOT A HOAX!

YES, I KNOW I’M TYPING IN ALL CAPS! THAT’S BECAUSE I’M SHOUTING AND TREMBLING WITH JOY!

HUGH JACKMAN IS COMING BACK TO PLAY WOLVERINE AGAIN IN DEADPOOL 3!

Okay, I’ve taken a moment to catch my breath.

I know I don’t normally just post short bits like this. I’m kind of working off raw adrenaline at the moment. I just wanted to share this news and the unfiltered joy it gave me.

Like many, I was very disappointed at the lack of X-Men news at D23 and San Diego Comic Con this past year. I worried we weren’t going to get much else aside from X-Men 97.

Then, Ryan Reynolds decides to drop this little bombshell on us. And I can’t thank him enough for that.

Suddenly, it looks like 2024 is going to be one of the most epic years in the history of cinema and I am so ready for it!

Leave a comment

Filed under Deadpool, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, movies

Jack’s Fan Theories | Marvel Cinematic Universe | The Onslaught Theory

The following is a video from my YouTube channel, Jack’s World. This video is my first attempt at a fan theory. For this theory, I attempt to surmise a way for Marvel Studios to integrate mutants into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We already know they’re coming. Kevin Feige has announced it. A variant of Charles Xavier showed up in Multiverse of Madness. And mutation was directly referenced in the finale of Ms. Marvel.

But even though we know mutants are set to enter the MCU, there remains a number of pressing questions.

Where have they been all this time?

Why did mutants never show up during major events like Infinity War?

This theory, which I call the Onslaught Theory, attempts to answer that with a hypothetical scenario that builds directly on recent events. Please note this is just my personal theory. It may or may not get debunked in the near future.

Leave a comment

Filed under Jack's World, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, superhero comics, superhero movies, X-men, YouTube

Ms. Marvel Finale: Review, Reaction, and Speculation

The following is a video from my YouTube channel, Jack’s World. This video is my overall reaction to the finale of “Ms. Marvel,” as well as my review of the series as a whole. I also talk about THAT scene near the end. If you’ve seen the episode, you know which one I’m referring to. And from it, I do a little overly excited speculation. Enjoy!

Leave a comment

Filed under Jack's World, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, superhero comics, superhero movies, YouTube

Jack Reacts | Ms. Marvel Episode 1 | Generation Why

The following is a video from my YouTube channel, Jack’s World. And this video is my quick, dirty, and (overly) giddy reaction to the first episode of “Ms. Marvel.” Enjoy!

Leave a comment

Filed under Jack's World, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ms. Marvel, superhero comics, superhero movies, YouTube

Revisiting Ms. Marvel #1: The Comic That Made Me A Kamala Khan Fan For Life

The following is a video from my YouTube channel, Jack’s World. In anticipation of the Ms. Marvel TV series, I decided to revisit the comic that started it all for Kamala Khan, Ms. Marvel #1. Of the many comics I’ve read over my life, few have impacted me quite like this one. It didn’t just make me a Kamala Khan fan for life. It redefined what I thought a great young superhero could be. It was one of those rare comics that I still go back to, time and again.

And with Iman Vellani poised to bring Kamala to life, I’d like to go over this memorable issue once more and highlight why it resonated with me so much. Enjoy!

1 Comment

Filed under Jack's World, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, superhero comics, superhero movies, YouTube

Batman The Animated Series: The Episode That Perfectly Defines Batman And His Villains

This video is my full review of Dr. Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. Please note that this review contains heavy spoilers. I also do go on a bit of a side-rant regarding a certain character in this movie, but in a good way. Thank you and enjoy!

Leave a comment

Filed under Jack's World, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, superhero comics, superhero movies, YouTube

Morbius Review: Very Basic, Mildly Entertaining, And Underwhelming

The following is a video from my YouTube channel, Jack’s World. This video is my review of Morbius, a movie that attempts to bring Marvel’s living vampire to life. Now, to say this movie had a lot working against it would be a gross understatement. Beyond just following up the massive success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, this movie has been delayed and maligned at many turns. Despite all that, I tried to give it a fair chance. And after seeing it, here’s what I hope is a fair review. Enjoy!

Leave a comment

Filed under Jack's World, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, superhero comics, superhero movies, YouTube

Rebooting Ultimate Marvel Part 6: Final Thoughts

The following is a video from my YouTube channel, Jack’s World. It’s the seventh and final video of my ongoing series regarding a potential reboot of Ultimate Marvel. This one is basically an epilogue and a final overview of everything I’ve laid out to this point. It covers a few big picture details about how I think a new Ultimate Universe should e planned and how it can stand out in all the right ways. As always, I welcome feedback and comments. Enjoy!

Leave a comment

Filed under Comic Books, Jack Fisher, Superheroes, Jack's World, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, superhero comics, superhero movies, YouTube

Rebooting Ultimate Marvel Part 5: Ultimate Spider-Man

The following is a video from my YouTube channel, Jack’s World. It’s the sixth video of my ongoing series regarding a potential reboot of Ultimate Marvel. This one covers my vision for a new version of Ultimate Spider-Man. Please check out the first video for the full story regarding this effort, as well as the foundation for this new world I’ve envisioned. As always, I welcome feedback and comments. Enjoy!

Leave a comment

Filed under Comic Books, Jack Fisher, Superheroes, Jack's World, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, superhero comics, superhero movies, YouTube