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‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

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It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

Universal Studios Theme Parks Will Bring the World of Nintendo to Life in the Near Future

Shigeru Miyamoto from Nintendo 
THEME PARKS
Earlier this week Universal Parks & Resorts announced that they have a new partnership with Nintendo and plans are well underway to bring immersive and highly themed environments to all three of their theme parks in Hollywood, Orlando and Osaka, Japan.

Anyone who has played a Mario game jumping on blocks and collecting coins has certainly wondered what it would be like to do that in real life and soon, we will all find out.

According to the recent release…
“The creative visionaries behind Nintendo’s legendary worlds and characters are working together with the creative teams behind Universal’s blockbuster theme park attractions. Their goal: to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks. And to do so in new and innovative ways that capture what makes them so special. All of the adventure, fun and whimsy you experience through a screen will now be all around you – in breathtakingly authentic ways.”
Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative
and Shigeru Miyamoto from Nintendo
and creator of Mario.
Apparently, what was a smaller project to begin with just continued to grow. The new Nintendo-themed areas will feature multiple attractions, shops and restaurants. “Guests will feel as if they are playing inside their favorite games – this time in real life,” says Universal. And it won’t matter how good your skill level is as there will be something for everyone. No one will be too old or too young to play.

While it will take some time to create these new worlds, each Universal theme park will announce details of its own specific Nintendo areas with the first of those announcements to come soon. In the meantime, watch this short video by Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative and Shigeru Miyamoto from Nintendo and creator of Mario.



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