It’s hard to believe that Moar Powah has been here for five years. I have been with Moar Powah for five years today, and a fifth anniversary is a very special thing. Having worked with the team of Moar Powah, from the excellent editors of Nick and Silverwolf, to all of our fantastic writers, it has been an honor and a pleasure to write for this website, and I look forward to continuing to work with these amazing people and exploring all that the world of entertainment has to offer. In the half-decade I have worked on some incredible and fun pieces, as I have improved and grown and even tried new genres I would have never dared looked into. Here are just some of my absolutely favorite pieces that I’ve worked on over the years.
Godzilla is one of the great movie monsters, but he’s indelibly linked to his World War II nuclear bomb origins. In this piece, I talk about the need for Godzilla, or lack there of, in a world where we love the figure but can’t connect it back to his origins. Personally, I’d just like them to stop reviving the franchise for stupid reasons and using him as short-hand for vague and terrifying monster. I still think having a movie in which all the old Godzilla actors crush model cities would be a sure fire hit.
I love the MCU and I’ve written about it dozens of times for Moar Powah before, but this is the one I remember with fondness. For one, I wrote it on the way to Atlantic City, on a crowded and sweaty bus. Two, it was still a time when people were still unsure if Guardians of the Galaxy was going to be Marvel’s first big flop. One of the big things fans were worried about was the character of Gamora, who the trailer deceptively presented the alien badass as nothing more than sexy camera fodder. In fact, some were worried that Gamora wasn’t going to have much to say or do at all, so when the trailer dropped where she actually said words, it was a good sign. Mind you, the movie made sure she was a whole and complete individual which is even better, but you can only ask so much of a trailer.
Feel my Trekkie rage! When Star Trek: Into Darkness came out in theaters, I was excited as hell. I was then promptly disappointed when it turned out it was a Wrath of Khan rip-off in the worst way. And worse than just ruining one of the greatest science-fiction of all time, the way the narrative was laid out spit on the philosophy of the franchise. I was so mad that a review wasn’t enough — I had to lay it all out in a second piece. Enjoy the rantings and ravings of a fangirl set on edge by the destruction of things she loves by the heartless Hollywood complex.
When I spent months and months working on the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy, and so from the fruits of that intellectual labor came this little piece on whether or not people really should want to be like Batman. The caped crusader’s position is ultimately a terrible one, making life or death decisions that he has to live with later, not to mention the fact that he is incredibly traumatized. While Batman makes an excellent symbol and is a joy to watch beat up baddies, you don’t want to be him. Imagine the therapy bills. Hell, imagine the dry cleaning bills.
This is one of the funniest pieces I have ever written — I’m almost not sure what bit me that week to write something so funny. I come back to it every so often to just sort of chuckle at myself, and when employers are looking for proof that I can be witty, this is what I send them. I stand behind every single one of my choices on the list, even Captain America. Especially Captain America. The man has a lot of deep-seeded savior issues that do not lend themselves to building healthy romantic relationships.