Tagged Marvel

Stop Overstuffing Superhero Movies Already!

Comic book superheroes movies have become the mainstream film genre of the decade and every studio wants a piece of the pie. To stay with that metaphor, studios take their tray up to the comic book franchise buffet and prepare to return to their table with a full plate of entertaining content. However, in fearing the fans won’t be satisfied, the studios and creatives begin to pile their plates up with as much “food” as possible. They begin to...

The Marvel Universe Comes Alive at the Target Center

Loki is at it again and this time he brings the action to Minneapolis. Marvel Universe Live, produced by Feld Entertainment, playing at the Target Center April 7-10, brings the action and adventure of a Marvel Comics story to an arena-style setting. A mix of the action offered by Monster Truck rallies and the actor athleticism seen at Disney On Ice (both are also produced by Feld Entertainment), Marvel Universe Live is a show for the whole family. It’s best experienced live, of course, but...

Cis Boom Blah: Going for the Joke in Deadpool

According to weekend box-office figures, you’ve probably seen already seen Deadpool. Fox’s film about the Merc with the Mouth has made so much money that unborn children and dogs have probably seen Deadpool by this point, so a review or recommendation would be fairly academic. A review would also be superfluous because even as action movies go, it’s fairly uncomplicated, both in execution and in its marketing appeal—even if you somehow haven’t seen it, you already know whether you’d...

Forget It, Peg—It’s Tinseltown: Agent Carter’s Season 2 Premiere

Agent Carter is back for season 2! With or without recognition from her superiors, Peggy knows her value. And so does ABC—after the positive fan (and critical) reaction to the show’s eight-episode first season, the network commissioned a second, 10-episode series to air (as the first did) during Agents of SHIELD‘s midwinter hiatus. Peggy’s moving to L.A., and she’s bringing the hat with her. If you haven’t been watching Agent Carter—or haven’t even heard of it—read on for some...

The Netflix Battle of Daredevil and Jessica Jones

Like many others, I binge-watched Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix when it premiered on November 20. To be honest, I knew relatively little about Jessica Jones the character, but I fell in love with show so much I have watched the whole season twice now. However, what about Daredevil? Daredevil was the first series to attempt to make a dark drama for a Marvel character and to truly succeed at it. So the question becomes: which is better, Daredevil or Jessica...

Are Today’s Superheroes Tomorrow’s Gods?

If you visit the Hindu Temple of Minnesota in Maple Grove, you’ll find yourself directed to the main hall, which is the heart of the establishment. Along the border of the main hall are shrines dedicated to different Hindu deities that you can kneel and pray to. Each deity is dressed and surrounded by vibrant colors, and their two to ten hands are carrying unique symbolic talismans, from swords to flowers to conch shells. There’s enough visual stimulus going on...

The Frustrating Folly of Fantastic Four

With the current tsunami of comic-book heroes heading to the big screen as fluffy popcorn entertainment, the latest version of Fantastic Four dares to be different. At least, that’s what director Josh Trank was aiming for when Fox chose him for the project. He saw something more to the characters than just the goofy superheroes they’d always been portrayed as. After all, the foursome were originally scientists before acquiring their powers—it seems like a rather large jump in professions....

If Storm was in the Avengers

With Spiderman now having a confirmed role in Captain America: Civil War, I wonder if we’ll ever see Marvel absorb Fox’s X-Men universe and primarily some of Marvel’s best female characters. Just Imagine seeing Storm catch Hawkeye’s explosive arrow in a whirlwind and fling it towards a somersaulting Captain America, overwhelming Iron Man’s armor with lighting and hail in an aerial battle, wrestling control over the elements away from Thor and Mjölnir, or throwing everything she has at a rampaging...
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