AMBUSH! Arts & Culture
“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”
― Émile Zola
― Émile Zola
Movie Review: Avengers Infinity War
by Rocco Addington '20
Avengers Infinity War is arguably the best installment in the Marvel’s Avengers franchise. This movie takes place right after the ending of Marvel's movie Thor Ragnarok. Through the movie you will witness the harrowing journey of the now split up Avengers and other superheroes like those in Guardians of the Galaxy and Dr. Strange. Watch as they team up to fight the mad Titan Thanos and prevent him from completing his powerful weapon: the Infinity Gauntlet.
Avengers Infinity War was not a let down by any means necessary. The movie delivers a fun yet serious movie that is sure to keep long time fans and newcomers jumping in their seats and wanting more after the credits roll. This movie was definitely a well deserved breath of fresh air for the somewhat repetitive superhero movie genre. If you haven’t watched any of Marvels previous movies I'm sorry to say that you'll be somewhat lost; there is a ton of characters ranging across all of Marvels 19 movies. That is not to say that you won't enjoy yourself, and as long as you're not totally oblivious to context clues you should have no problem finding out just what is going on
If you're like me, you would have been worried that the movie would be too funny and differ from the serious source material. Unlike Thor Ragnarok the humor was well integrated into the story; no joke feels out of place or fell flat. The movie knows the perfect time to be serious and the perfect time when not to. Throughout the movie I went from hysterical laughing, to being shocked, to straight sad. Avengers Infinity war is packed with comic book references and easter eggs. Being a comic fan, I really appreciate all the nods to comics from Bruce Banner crashing into Dr. Strange's sanctum sanctorum, to Iron Man's new Armor. I'm sure every comic fan will be searching to find every little clue they can get for the next Avengers movie.
Avengers Infinity War overall was a rollercoaster of emotion. The movie will have you laughing hysterically, then crying uncontrollably. This movie was so shocking it took me a week after I saw the movie to get ready to write this review. Avengers will have comic book fans jumping out of their seats when they see an iconic moment adapted to the big screen. Infinity War was a new light in an otherwise stale genre of movies. Personally after watching this movie I'm so excited for the future of the MCU and I definitely cannot wait for the next Avengers movie to come out.
Op-Ed: A Reflection of Set Design in Drama Club
by Sage Addington '18
Breaking News! (2017)
I did not design the sets for Breaking News! (2017), however, much like Steel Magnolias, Bengal Drama had little to no budget. On less than $100 the set designers---being former club director Ms. Edelson and the cast of the play---had to get very creative. The stage crew really pulled the show together using cardboard and acrylic paint as removable sets. The production Breaking News! was a sort of a fundraiser for the club. The set included a black background wall with metal rectangles as televisions where the news team would speak, and a white wall with a red Channel 8 logo. Despite the odds, Drama Club sincerely tried with the few supplies and managed to make a not-so-shabby set.
Many new faces have just joined the drama club and unfortunately I don’t have the last names or remember every backstage member that has helped through the years, but I would like to thank members of my class that have held consistent stage crew positions. Edin Lewis (‘18) and Nicole Pablo (‘18) have worked lights and sound for every show. Every show Brandon Stubbs (‘18) puts up the stage wall, customizes the lights, strikes sets, and works lights and sound. The stage wall can be painted, but without the rest of the backstage crew, the wall couldn’t be raised or seen in the dark.
Gallup Gay Straight Alliance
by Sage Addington '18
On April 11, 2018, the Gallup Gay Straight Alliance had their first unofficial meeting in the library. A group of nine met including math teacher Ms. Merrill. Ms. Merrill explained she has always wanted to start a GSA at Gallup High because schools such as Miyamura High and John F. Kennedy Middle School have some sort of Gay Straight Alliance. The math teacher was excited to see so many kids interested in joining the club, however the students face a problem… Ms. Merrill is not allowed to sponsor the club.
Legally, Ms. Merrill sponsors too many activities. For example, Ms. Merrill is in charge of both Mesa, Tennis, and the junior class. Because of this predicament, the Gallup Gay Straight Alliance cannot become official until there is an official club sponsor. Despite that being an issue, the group of kids still meet in the school’s library and have designed a couple of logos to make club shirts.
Last Week's Poll Results!
Last week we asked Ambush! Readers if they believe AIs are on Instagram and 25% responded with yes, 25% said they were scared, and 50% said no.