Wednesday, May 22, 2019

How to rewatch the Marvel Cinematic Universe in order for Avenger's End Game

Now that the first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been neatly wrapped up and completed as the "Infinity Saga", I thought that now is a great time to rewatch the MCU. But with so many movies (roughly 22 in all) and jumps in timelines and stories, I assembled together a suggested watch list of sorts, with the intention of introducing the MCU to complete newbies.

Keep in mind tho, that this list is NOT strictly adherent to the MCU's chronological order in the timeline (meaning you won't watch Captain Marvel right after Captain America: The First Avenger, just because they were the first in chronological order), but rather, I wanted a more cohesive experience in watching the MCU. I also kept every movie within their respective Phases, so there's that too.

Also another thing to note, is I left out Spider-Man: Far From Home out of this list, despite the film being part of Phase Three, because I wanted new fans to have a complete series to watch with a "definitive end" of sorts, and let them have the option continue with Spider-Man if they want to.

Another reason why I arranged the list this way, is because I wanted to slowly build off the MCU, the same way Marvel did so in the past, by introducing casual audiences first to heroes which are plausible in modern world (Captain America: The First Avenger and Iron Man), by focusing first on technology, science and good ol' heroic action. By slowly introducing fantasical elements later on (aliens, magic, space travel, etc.) new fans to the MCU can slowly get accustomed to their inclusion later down the line (that's why Captain Marvel is not suggested right after Captain America: The First Avenger). I also arranged the list in mind, to make sure each end credit phase would neatly tie into the next movie (ex. Captain America: The Winter Soldier's end credit neatly ties to the beginning of Avengers: Age of Ultron), so there's that as well.

Anyway, here's my list!


Starting off with the "Man with a Plan"; good ol' Captain America. Starting the MCU with his film, is the best way to go as it not only is the first in the chronological timeline, it also has alot of information/easter eggs that will better prepare new fans to the MCU to succeeding MCU films.

Some notable ones are; the introduction to Howard Stark (Tony Stark/Iron Man's father), the development of the Super Soldier serum (which was revived again later on in Incredible Hulk), the existence of an Infinity Stone; the Tesseract (which appear again later in Iron Man 2, Thor and Avengers).

It may not be the most exciting MCU film in the Phase One lineup, but it certainly has alot of heart and good ol' fashion heroics to get even the most hardened of skeptics onboard.

IRON MAN (2008)
Following up on Captain America: The First Avenger, is Iron Man. the great thing about this as the follow-up is its a great movie to watch that's hella fun to watch to this day. Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal of Tony Stark is spot on, and he inhibits the role that it has become the definitive persona of the character.

The great thing about following up Captain America: The First Avenger with this film, is the fact that it still keeps everything within the MCU grounded, and slowly eases up fans to more fantastical adventures to come.

Next up, we got the raging green anti-hero; the Incredible Hulk. Slowly escalating the possibilities of what kind of heroes can exist in the MCU, the Hulk while still grounded by the way of a science experiment gone horribly wrong, its slowly opening up the MCU to more amazing kinds of heroes that can exist.

Bruce Banner; upon exposing himself with gamma radiation and using a dose of the Super Soldier serum, first found in Captain America: The First Avenger, he becomes an uncontrollable monster who's power is fueled by his rage.

This is where we also first meet General Ross, who will return again in future installments of the MCU.

IRON MAN 2 (2010)
Following the events of the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, while not as neatly paced as the first Iron Man, is a great film nonetheless that greatly expands the world of the MCU.

It reintroduces James Rhodes as War Machine, ties back again to Captain America: The First Avenger with Howard Stark and the Stark Expo. It also has some nods to Captain America, where if new fans never watched that film first, they wouldn't get the small easter eggs peppered in this film referencing that film.

This film also introduces fans to Black Widow who will be an important member for the Avengers later on.

The end credits also neatly ties in with the next film in this list...

THOR (2011)
After 4 films keeping everything grounded within the world of the MCU, slowly expanding the realm of what is possible, this next film in the MCU will open the world of the MCU into the world of the fantastical with Thor.

Opening up that the world of the MCU has many other realms in existence, it finally reveals to new fans the existence of Asgard, a world where gods and goddesses are made real.

It finally unveils the origin of the gods first revealed by Johann Schmidt in Captain America: The First Avengers, and the ones who left the Tesseract under the care of humans on earth. It also introduces Thor, the brash prince of Asgard, who learns humility and earns his badge of honor and becomes a worthy hero in the process.

New fans are also introduced to Loki, which will serve as a recurring villain in the MCU, as well as Hawkeye who will be another addition for the Avengers team lineup later.

It's end credits also neatly tie in towards the events of the next film...

In the first heroic ensemble film of the MCU, the heroes introduced in the first 5 films of Phase One; Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, and Thor, are joined by 2 other Avengers; Hawkeye and Black Widow, all assemble for the very first time to form the Avengers.

Facing a threat from another realm, led by Loki, who was first introduced in Thor, the Avengers band together and fight against the Chitauri led by the god of mischief.

It reveals the existence of a second Infinity Stone, the stone scepter of Loki.

The movie is alot of fun, and is a great way to end the first Phase of the MCU, with alot of delightful moments and epic fights. Also fans get a first look of Thanos, the main big bad of the first 3 Phases of the MCU.


Starting off Phase Two, with Thor: The Dark World, in my opinion is better than Iron Man 3, as it shows exactly what happens after the events of Avengers (where Thor takes back Loki to Asgard) and the movie starts off with Thor fixing the realms in chaos and Loki facing judgement infront of the All-Father.

And while its not exactly one of the better MCU films in Phase Two or the Thor trilogy in particular, it does serve to expand the MCU by revealing the existence of a third Infinity Stone; the Aether. It also introduces other realms other than Asgard and Midgard (aka Earth), which would be further expanded in future MCU films.

 The film also introduces the Collector, whom we will meet again later on.

IRON MAN 3 (2013)
Next up is Iron Man 3. Picking up a couple of months after the events of the first Avengers film, Tony suffers a severe case of PTSD after his trip in space. Driven by that event, Tony builds a ton of suits in order to combat every and any potential threat that may arise.

While dealing with his PTSD, Tony is also faced with a new threat at home and an old rival who plans to take away everything he holds dear.

While not exactly a great Iron Man film, its still way better than Iron Man 2, in my opinion. While alot of people were let down with the main villain, I still feel its a great foil against Tony Stark.

And next on the list is Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Here, Captain America has gotten alot of time getting accustomed to his life in the modern day, and picked up alot of new tricks up his sleeve. The film gives Cap a much needed do over and reworks his character into a much more bad ass hero.

This film is also notable in shaking up the foundations of the MCU, with its shocking reveal and twist in the middle of the film, making fans question everything they know about the MCU as a whole.

The end credits of this film, neatly ties in towards the next film...

Starting off right after the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the earth's mightiest heroes are once again reunited to face a threat created from within; Ultron.

While it doesn't carry the same magic as the first Avengers film, this one certainly aged better, considering it pretty much set up alot of the things and laid alot of callback scenes that we will be seeing later in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Definitely a must watch.

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ANT-MAN (2015)
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Starting off Phase Three of the MCU, with arguably one of the finest movies in the MCU lineup; Captain America: Civil War.

This film sees the return of General Ross (first seen in The Incredible Hulk) and pushes the Avengers towards accountability via the Sokovia Accords. This also introduces two new heroes into the MCU; first is the Wakandan monarch/mythical hero; Black Panther, and the long awaited inclusion of Spider-Man into the MCU.

The film features an ensemble cast that pits heroes against one another, in a battle that will divide the Avengers as a whole.

Its end credits lead up nicely to the next film...

Next up, introducing the king of Wakanda; Black Panther.

Introducing fans to the hidden kingdom of Wakanda, (first brought up in Avengers: Age of Ultron)

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Nimo TV x AliSportsBecomes Broadcasting Partners

Nimo TV continues to strengthen its global presence in the world of esports through its partnership with Alisports as the official broadcasting partner of the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) for the WESG 2019 happening in Chongqing, China.

The live streaming giant has given the rights to cover and broadcast the WESG event through the app making it easier for the subscriber to get a blow-by-blow update of the tournament.

“We are excited of brining WESG 2019 to everyone via Nimo TV” Henry Zhao, Nimo TV Overseas Executive. “Nimo TV and Alisports share a common goal of bringing esports closer to the world, and we believe that this partnership made us achieve our goal,” Zhao added.

Alisports established the WESG series in 2016 as an international esports tournament. It currently holds the highest prize pool of any third-party competition across multiple titles amounting to $5.5 million. As an “Olympic-style” tournament, WESG follows the Olympic standard where teams must consist of players from one nationality to emphasize national pride and encourage fans to partake in the competition.

Nimo TV remains true to its core of bringing exciting content for all of its subscribers.

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Nimo TV is a leading global platform that allows millions of gamers from all around the world to play and broadcast their games to other like-minded players building a community of players, gamers, and fans that drive conversation, and allows peer-to-peer rewards and recognition. Utilizing a high-quality interactive technology, audiences can interact with streamers, and gain access to exclusive esports events and tournaments, along with unprecedented access to the top streamers from across the region.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Latest BumbleBee movie trailer gives G1 fans a treat!!

The official BumbleBee movie trailer just dropped and it gave alot of feels for us G1 or Generation One fans who grew up watching the original 80s cartoon.


I'm at work and I'm trying my best to hold my tears. It took them this long to finally bring the G1 Transformers fans like me grew up with to the big screen and they are amazing to behold. They are EXACTLY as you would imagine them on the big screen.

To put some context to people who are unaware why G1-fans like me are so happy with this trailer... For the longest time, the previous films avoided depicting Transformers closer to their "Generation One" or G1 look, which is what alot of fans like me grew up with watching.

For example; THIS is "Soundwave" from the previous Michael Bay films:

Now compare that to the actual look of Soundwave from the original 1980s cartoon series, which looks like this:

Just looking at them, they look absolutely nothing alike!! This was something that most fans hated from the original movies. And now, look at the new Soundwave from the BumbleBee movie trailer:

Now THIS is how Soundwave should look. I mean heck, I CAN LITERALLY TELL THAT IS SOUNDWAVE JUST BY LOOKING AT HIM!! Seeing Soundwave in his G1-look gave me so much feels because he is my favorite TF since I was a kid, and seeing him FINALLY given justice in the big screen gave me alot of feels. 

G1 fanboy feels aside, the trailer also gave a glimpse of the Decepticon triple changers that will serve as this film's antagonists. And look at that, DECEPTICONS WITH COLOR AND DESIGNS THAT I CAN ACTUALLY DISTINGUISH FOR A CHANGE!! :D

Thank you Paramount Pictures and the team behind Bumblebee the movie for taking the chance in making this happen. As a Transformers fanboy, I cannot thank you enough. NOW I'm legitimately excited for this film to come out on the big screen!! <3 <3 <3

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sony just announced the Playstation Classic!!


I cannot believe it myself, and the great thing about it is its coming December of this year!!

Probably upon seeing Nintendo's success with both the NES & Super NES Classic Mini series, I think Sony saw a demand for miniaturized retro console, and decided its about time they make their own.

Enter, the Playstation Classic!!

And much like the NES and Super NES Classic Mini by Nintendo, Sony's PlayStation Classic, features the same miniature design concept as Nintendo's sporting a 45% size reduction over the original.

It's really small guys, like it can ALMOST fit your hand kind of small as seen on this promotional image below:

It comes bundled with 2 controllers (sadly not the awesome DualShock controllers) so you can pretty much play multiplayer games out of the box.

It even comes with 20 pre-loaded games; such as Tekken 3, Ridge Racer Type 4, Jumping Flash, Wild Arms and ofcourse it comes with the timeless classic; Final Fantasy VII.

And taking a page out of Nintendo's Classic Mini systems, the PlayStation Classic is connected via an HDMI cable to your TV, and it also features a host of features such as being able to suspend your games via the Reset button as well as a Game Selection button via the Open button:

The PlayStation Classic is set to be released this coming December 2018 and is priced at Php 6,190 ($99 USD)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Say "Hello" to Meizu Pro 7!!

So last week, I got an invite from the folks at Meizu Philippines and Hellotronics, for their event where they would unveil their latest phone offering; the Meizu Pro 7:

Yep, its finally official, the Meizu Pro 7 (and its higher end sibling; the Pro 7 Plus) is now coming to the Philippines. The Meizu Pro 7, is known not only for its amazing build quality, but for it's much talked about secondary screen on the back of the unit (as shown in the pic above). Sounds weird? Interesting? Feels like a gimmick? Well, before we run through my experience of the secondary screen, let's do a quick run through of the specs first:

  • SCREEN: 5.2-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels (front facing screen) & 2-inch AMOLED display @240 x 536 pixels  (rear screen)
  • CAMERA: Dual 12-megapixel with Dual LED Flash (rear camera) & 16-megapixel (front-facing camera)
  • CPU: MediaTek Helio P25 Octa-Core Processor
  • GPU: ARM Mali-T880 Processor
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • STORAGE: 64GB Internal Storage
  • BATTERY: 3000mAh Battery (with mCharge fast-charging technology)
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with Flyme OS6

  • SCREEN: 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display @ 2560 x 1440 pixels (front facing screen) & 2-inch AMOLED display @240 x 536 pixels  (rear screen)
  • CAMERA: Dual 12-megapixel with Dual LED Flash (rear camera) & 16-megapixel (front-facing camera)
  • CPU: MediaTek Helio X30 Deca-Core Processor
  • GPU: IMG PowerVR 7XTP Processor
  • RAM: 6GB RAM
  • STORAGE: 64GB/128GB Internal Storage
  • BATTERY: 3500mAh Battery (with mCharge fast-charging technology)
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with Flyme OS6

Now how does the Meizu Pro 7's unique secondary backscreen feels like in use? In a word, revolutionary. It's the kind of feature that makes people scratch their heads when they first hear it, but once you get to grips of how it works and its applications, its something that you'd prolly wish other smartphone manufacturers would adopt in their phones as well.

It works specially well with the Meizu Pro 7's dual lens rear cameras. For selfie-lovers, this is a boon and definitely well-worth getting one, for high quality selfies. None of that struggling to get the right selfie shot, as you can see exactly where you are in the frame using the 2-inch AMOLED backscreen. :D

If you want to see it in action, I've put together a quick hands-on video of the back screen:

The Meizu Pro 7 is priced at Php22,990 (roughly $450) while the higher end Meizu Pro 7 Plus is priced at Php 31,990 (roughly $620). The Meizu Pro 7 will be available on October this year, via Meizu's online shop, via Lazada (care of the folks at Hellotronics), and on authorized retail shops in malls all-over the Philippines.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

[PR Post] Playpark Philippines launches Toykart!!

Introducing the Top Fantasy Racing Game filled with tons of laughter - TOYKART! Fans of drifting, boosting, and crushing your enemies with items rejoice. You want it, we got it. Be the top racer by strategically selecting your Characters, upgrading the coolest Karts and using your epic Pets. Maximum Speed, Ultimate Fun! Let’s race!
  • Control made easy. Compete to master the rank.
  • Hundreds of Karts to ride and upgrade.
  • Enjoy mixing and matching different parts to create your Ultimate Kart!
  • Cutest Characters, each with their own unique skills.
  • Race against other players alongside your pets!
  • Different racing terrains to race on – from the stormy desert to the starry space
  • Single and Co-op Mode available.
  • Achievements to be unlocked.
  • Daily missions and freebies are available.
  • Be the Top Racer in Ranking Mode

Toykart’s Southeast Asia release will be on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. Countries included in the region are Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines. It will be running in two languages, Thai and English. 

Join the launch celebration activities including Pre-registration here: and get loads of free items including Kart and Character! 

Toykart: Maximum Speed, Ultimate Fun!

Official Page :