Category: personal

So, I got home from work and after involuntarily napping, I woke up and looked across to my Infinity Gauntlet on the shelf… then I wondered… what would I use the Infinity Stones for?

– I want the Mind stone to rid my head of stress and anxiety, as well as know what other people are thinking about me so that I’m not constantly paranoid

– The Power stone to strengthen my weakening will to live, and to provide me with the much needed daily energy I require

– The Space stone to escape social interactions in an instant, and locate the remotest of locations to hide within

– The Reality stone to make myself truly invisible to the world, and to manifest my inner demons into living beings, so then I at least have people to talk to

– The Time stone to rewind my life and do stuff for myself instead, to see how differently my life would’ve panned out

– And the Soul stone to deactivate my existence whenever I deem myself unfit to function, sort of like a ‘Hibernate Mode’

What about you guys?

What I’ve come to realise is that big directors and producers are rather bitter and passive-aggressive when it comes to “Superhero movies”. The thing is, the genre of the film isn’t ‘superhero’ – each film offers a new genre and direction – it just happens to be centered around superhero characters. That’s their first mistake: Putting each film in the same box – of course it’d all look repetitive and boring… if that was the case, but it isn’t. If he and others like him took the time to watch the whole franchise, I’d guarantee they wouldn’t be so naïve and snobby.

Besides, how can he unjustly complain about that when he’s making 4 more Avatar films that will be bound to the same genre? Who even asked for a single sequel, let alone 4? Anyone that stands from an outside perspective quickly becomes “sick and tired” of seeing and hearing about Avengers… purley because they’re not aboard the hype train with the rest of us. That being said, you don’t have to be on board… but you also don’t have to hate so passionately.

He certainly isn’t invested in the franchise. He’s a casual fan that’s probably watched the first Avengers, Guardians and Iron-Man 1 at most. Everyone I know that doesn’t enjoy these set of films tend to be people that have seen a couple movies and aren’t invested into the huge, and frankly, impressive story.

Jealousy is a considerable factor too, seeing as though Black Panther recently surpassed Titanic, and I’m pretty sure Infinity War is going flick Avatar from the pedestal. Though it may not be downright jealousy, it may be fear for having his best work threatened from a money-making and sucess point of view.

These movies do a hell of a lot for people beyond simply providing entertainment. All the talk before and after a movie comes out, it’s something an extremely large portion of people can unite and relate between. (Personal story: I met my Ex through these films – she’s old news now because she’s evil, but that’s besides the point!) These films provide opportunities for lesser known directors and writers – to let them shine and knock it out of the park. Every actor that stars in these films suddenly become household names in an instant. These films feel like global events, not just simple cinematic releases… not to mention the charities and competitions, and the constant pioneering of story telling technology that I’m sure is shaping other films and ideas across all fields of film making.

It’s okay to dislike these movies… it’s even okay to hate them… but wishing demise on a set of innocent family films is pretty pathetic. I had nothing against James Cameron or his movies prior to his childish statement – a lot of his films are part of my life… but I’ve lost a bit of respect for him, and I suppose that’s partly because I’m a big Marvel fan. He’s a talented human being, and I imagine he’s incredibly wise when it comes to the world of Film and TV… but that doesn’t mean that every word released from his obnoxious mouth is right and rationally-constructed for that matter. (This is the same guy that said Wonder Woman wasn’t progressive for female leads in film, because she wasn’t as ‘stand out’ as his female characters in his films).

I can’t believe that we’ve managed to reach a crazy 50,000 followers! And I say, “we,” because I couldn’t have achieved this without all 50,000 of you! I remember a year ago I was celebrating reaching 1,000… it’s crazy how far the blog has come!
I’m grateful to everyone that has shown an interest in my page, and I hope you continue to stick around! (A lot of Infinity War, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Captain Marvel, and Avengers 4 news inbound!)
I want to thank each and every one of you for following, liking, commenting and reblogging – these movies are large franchises, and I aim to provide the best/clearest news and speculations there are.
Also, I receive a lot of private messages, and I try and respond to all of them, but sometimes there are some that slip through the cracks – I try to read everything I’m sent, and I hope you all continue to message me! Again, thank you… and I expect to see you around once we reach 100,000!
Joe (SuperMovieManiac) ❤


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Apologies in advance for the irrelevant post on this blog, but I was wondering if any of my 26,000 followers were interested in my first book that has just been published!

I’ve been waiting so long to properly post this. Not many people know this, but I’ve been writing three books at the same time for the past 4 years, and now, at long last, the first part of this epic adventure is out there for all to read and enjoy! I could not be happier if I tried. I’m not a very expressive person in reality, so to be able to share my pride and joy to you all is a dream come true. If you enjoy Fantasy and Adventure, Philosophy and Coming-of-Age, then be sure to check it out. I’ve also had people who don’t tend to read Fantasy novels, and they’ve enjoyed the daylights out of it, so feel free to give it a go!

Check it out on Amazon. There’s an eBook version for Kindles and a Paperback version, so make sure you select the right option/format before you buy! Thank you in advance to everyone that is going to give my book a try, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it! (Be sure to leave a review!) ❤


Here’s a picture of me meeting her in Venice at my Sister-in-law’s wedding!