Tag: Marvel

Black Widow

Black Widow

Posted November 26, 2021

I went into Black Widow with few expectations, except that it would be mediocre. The trailer didn’t evoke a lot of excitement. There didn’t seem to be a story that needed attention or was anything more than a footnote. I think in large part because the film was released after the end of the Infinity Saga. If it had been released five years ago, sometime before Infinity War and the culmination of all these films, if there were questions about where it would lead and how it played into the larger narrative, then the story would have seemed more interesting. […]

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman

Posted August 30, 2020

“Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating,” said Kevin Feige. “He was our T’Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend. Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible. He embodied a lot of amazing people in his work, and nobody was better at bringing great men to life. He was as smart and kind and powerful and strong as any person he portrayed. The Marvel Studios family deeply mourns his loss, and we are grieving tonight with his family.” Walt Disney Co. chairman Bob Iger said, “We […]

Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

Posted May 30, 2020

In case you decide to have a family movie marathon and want to watch all the Marvel movies together in some sort of order. Incredible Hulk – I mean, this movie really shouldn’t be on the list and also you shouldn’t watch it. It’s not a good movie and it has no bearing on any of the later stories so there’s really no point. *Disney Plus lists the two Guardians movies back to back before Age of Ultron but I feel like that’s because no one really knows what to do with Guardians 2 (except forget about it which is […]

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

Posted March 9, 2019

I’m a bit disappointed because I wanted to like Captain Marvel more, despite my reservations. The trailers weren’t great. Very little story and even less personality. But I still hoped the movie would deliver. I should have known better. It’s not a bad movie. It’s just…bland. It’s not exciting. It’s not fun or funny. The movie has as little personality as the trailers. It looks cool in parts – when she’s all on fire (but without the lame helmet) and the way her memories flicker through the scenes. It’s quippy (but not in a way that made me laugh). It’s […]

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

Posted April 28, 2018

When Marvel filmed Avengers: Infinity War, they had no way of knowing how successful Black Panther would be. They probably guessed it would be successful enough. Because all of the Marvel movies have been. But 3rd highest domestic gross and and 5th biggest opening weekend. Beyond the money, it was a cultural phenomena that made so many different people feel their voice heard in new and undeniable ways. It also inspired Disney to share a little bit of the wealth to support youth STEM programs. Which means they will unequivocally make a sequel. They did know, when filming Infinity War, […]

Secrets of the Marvel Universe

Secrets of the Marvel Universe

Posted December 1, 2017

After a decade of unprecedented success, Marvel Studios is at a pivotal moment: the looming farewell to some of its founding superheroes, and the rise of a new generation. On a sweltering October weekend, the largest-ever group of Marvel superheroes and friends gathered just outside of Atlanta for a top-secret assignment. Eighty-three of the famous faces who have brought Marvel’s comic-book characters to life over the past decade mixed and mingled—Mark Ruffalo bonded with Vin Diesel. Angela Bassett flew through hurricane-like conditions to report for duty alongside Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Laurence Fishburne, […]

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

Posted November 5, 2017

Ragnarok is a moderately decent Marvel movie. But it isn’t a good Thor movie. The standalone movies each have distinctive styles. An Iron Man film is contemporary and flashy with trusty sidekicks Pepper and Happy and Rhoddy and quippy one-liners. Captain America lost both his sidekicks (the Roaring Commandos) and his wonderful love interest (the incredible Peggy Carter) when he jumped forward in time. Since then his movies haven’t really been his – they’ve served as vehicles for the MCU with Cap as the centerpiece. And Thor… well a Thor movie has a bit of epic grandiosity and beauty. There’s […]

Marvel Movies Ranked

Marvel Movies Ranked

Posted November 7, 2016

Variety recently released a ranking of Marvel’s movies thus far. So, of course Kel and I were discussing it and had our own rankings and I decided to post my own list. Or if you’re looking for the Marvel movies in chronological order, we’ve got that too. I didn’t count The Incredible Hulk. But if I did, it’d be way down here at the bottom anyway. A) Liv Tyler. B) ugh. I don’t even remember the plot but I remember Tim Roth was a lame bad guy.

Dr. Strange

Dr. Strange

Posted November 5, 2016

tldr: It’s Inception meets The Matrix in super hero form. Which, how has no one done Inception meets The Matrix before? They fit too perfectly together. While I knew a bit about Dr. Strange going in, like the character’s name and his look and that he messed with reality, I didn’t really know his history or the mythology around him. So, it was quite refreshing to not know what was coming for this character as the story progressed. And it progressed a bit slowly. A bit of too close detail on medical tools in the beginning. A bit of meandering […]

Kevin Feige Talks Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Kevin Feige Talks Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Posted September 24, 2016

Are you past the arm-twisting phase of having to get things done? Are people more understanding your vision or at least letting your success get you past some things you might have had to push more?I mean Marvel has always been unified. It’s sort of the reason we were gonna start doing movies ourselves was to tell the stories the way we wanted to. And I don’t know why it’s the case that the actual, you know, property owners are the ones that were willing to go take further risks with their material than the licensees studios were back in […]