I’ll be honest, the last few seasons of the various Marvel Netflix shows have been a bit of a slog. Ever since Defenders, it seemed like all of the various shows, from Luke Cage to Iron Fist to even Jessica Jones started spinning their wheels, and eventually they became to feel like a real slog to get through. Thankfully though, Daredevil‘s third season has come along and not only rejuvenated that show after an uneven second season, it’s also reignited my interest in the other Marvel Netflix shows (well, the remaining ones, that is). Read the rest of this entry
Ever since he was fired from Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 3, the nerd world at large has been wondering just what would become of James Gunn. Would he retreat from the public eye indefinitely? Go back to the smaller genre films that he was known for before Guardians? Or would he jump ship for a rival studio?
Well, this week we got the answer, and it’s option three. Read the rest of this entry
I try to keep this column a “politics-free zone”, mainly because there’s so many awful things out in the world lately that I like to think of this column as an escape. But with the recent firing of James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, I feel like I need to put my two cents in. Were Gunn’s tweets, which, while written ten years ago, offensive and unfunny? Absolutely. But his firing for his past actions sets a dangerous precedent for not only Hollywood, but our modern culture as well. Read the rest of this entry
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas, Hannah John-Kamen, Michelle Pfeiffer
Directed By: Peyton Reed
After the events of Infinity War, it might seem a little strange for Marvel Studio’s next release to be Ant-Man and the Wasp. But it worked for the previous Ant-Man movie, which was released after Age of Ultron, and guess what? It works again here. Building off of the charm of the original film, while also adding some much needed female super heroics, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun, if a little inessential, entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read the rest of this entry
The following contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. You’ve had two weeks now, so you’ve got no excuses if you start reading this without seeing the movie!
By all accounts, Avengers: Infinity War is a pretty resounding success. While not as critically acclaimed as the previous Marvel Studios films, it’s still sitting pretty at an impressive 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it’s had a pretty immediate hold on the pop culture landscape since release. Of course, it’s also the highest opening weekend of all time, beating out The Force Awakens. But the real question remains after the credits roll is this : what’s next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Read the rest of this entry
I’ve recently begun the massive undertaking of rewatching the Marvel Studios releases in preparation for Infinity War, and while I’m only three movies in, that’s still enough to make me take pause and recognize one of the coolest aspects of the MCU: the gradual evolution of Tony Stark. Read the rest of this entry
As it stands right now, I’m nine episodes into the second season of Jessica Jones, and I gotta say, it’s not very compelling. While the first season was a surprisingly complex and invigorating narrative, so far the second season has devolved into subplots that are uninteresting, drawn out, and not even focused on the title character. Krysten Ritter is still fun to watch, but everything else just seems…off. Which leaves me to ask: what went wrong? Read the rest of this entry
Black Panther (2018)
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita N’yongo, Danai Gurire
Directed By: Ryan Coogler
Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther has a lot to live up to. As not only the first Marvel Studios movie to feature an African-American lead, but also the director’s first major tent pole movie, there’s a lot to expect from the film. But amazingly, Black Panther lives up to the hype, presenting a movie that’s not only worthy of the character, but also one that could (and should) start a movement similar to the one Wonder Woman started last Summer. Read the rest of this entry
It’s happened. Disney has bought Fox, and therefore can now work the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Deadpool, and whatever the hell else they want into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s pretty damn excited to be a comic book fan right now, as something we never expected to happen has, well, happened!
But what now? Read the rest of this entry