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
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. 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.