Ten years and 18 movies later have led to Avengers: Infinity War, the movie that changes everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). And with Thanos, the evil-lurking presence teased over the years in various MCU films, finally coming out from the shadows, the significant ramifications viewers will witness at the hands of the intergalactic despot in Infinity War are sure to cause a stir of emotion with fans who have followed these superheroes over the last decade. When you bring together the original Avengers mixed with new Avengers (Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man) and the Guardians of the Galaxy to take down the biggest threat the universe has ever seen, on paper, it might feel a little overwhelming to pack this many superheroes into one two and a half hour movie. However, with the Russo Brothers, the directing duo behind the two best movies in the MCU (Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War), overseeing the biggest ever ensemble of superheroes assembled on screen, rest assured they manage to give balance to all these characters we have come to know for the entire duration of Infinity War. The result is equally thrilling, captivating, emotional, and, not so shockingly, epic all at once.
Fight to The Death is an ongoing feature where staffers and readers get to vote and explain why one film is better than the other OR whether one fictional character would be able to kill another. This week’s featured rumble – Blade versus Black Panther. UPDATE: THE WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN. Read more
I have a confession – didn’t want to see Black Panther. I’m sick to the bone of superhero movies, even Marvel. It’s not that they’re bad, it’s just that the genre is overplayed. I’m tired of seeing movies about characters I’ve already seen. I long for original films and, in a word: novelty. Well I was in luck. Even though this was another Marvel Superhero movie, Black Panther was refreshing. I wasn’t bored. I loved the heck out of this film. I liked it almost as much as Dr. Strange, and that is saying something. Read more
Superhero movies are a modern staple for the blockbuster moviegoing experience. They are flagpole events for movie theaters that are guaranteed to draw big box office numbers. Marvel has cemented themselves as the best studio for the superhero genre. Every year they produce at least two movies that seem to continually shatter box office records. In 2018, Marvel has two highly anticipated films slated for release; Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. The former is the endgame for a cinematic event the MCEU has been building for a decade, so its clear why audiences are dying to see it. The anticipation around Black Panther is more culturally based. Aside from offering one of the coolest and most unique protagonist, the movie features a powerhouse cast that is predominantly black. From the story to the characters to the overall production, Black Panther delivers on all fronts and lands itself the title of one of Marvel’s best films to date. Read more
An odd thing happened to me watching Captain America: Civil War. I went from being Team Cap in the source material to Team Stark – almost immediately and that opinion did not change once – ever during the entire movie. Major Spoilers Alert for this film ahead:
Wednesday is here, and new comics are within reach. So you may be like me and are still reading through the stack of comics from the last couple weeks, better make some room for these new titles I will be picking up at my local comic shop. Read more
According to The Wrap it looks like Marvel Studios is looking to hire acclaimed director Ava DuVernay for one of their upcoming ‘diverse’ big screen adaptations which leads us to believe that would be Black Panther or Captain Marvel which focus on African American and female led characters respectively.