Tagged Marvel

Season 2 of Jessica Jones Went the Logical Route

Warning: Spoilers follow! After what felt like an eternity, and a rather mediocre side trip with The Defenders, season 2 of Jessica Jones finally premiered on March 8, 2018. In all honesty, I had a crush on Jessica (Krysten Ritter). It had to be her smart-ass attitude, or her strength (physical and emotional), or maybe I just like a girl that enjoys whiskey. Anyway, I was obsessed with season 1; I felt that it was the pinnacle of Marvel...

With Infinity War Almost Here, It’s Time to Revisit Marvel’s Villain Problem

With Avengers: Infinity War rapidly approaching, I’ve found myself thinking far more about Marvel movies than I ever thought I would. In fact, originally I didn’t expect to even like them that much at all. I’ve never been the biggest fan of action movies—I enjoy them as much as the next guy, but they don’t really tend to leave the theater with me, and for a while, that was how I approached the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well. I...

Erik Killmonger Isn’t a Villain—He’s an Indictment of America

Black Panther spoilers ahead. Every superhero movie has a supervillain. The archenemy who is the counter to the hero. They’re supposed to make you hate them and love the hero; to create the tension that you’ll be relieved to see resolved; to give you a shadow that the hero can shine brightly against. They’re not generally made to make you think. And usually, it’s the acting range, costume and makeup, or catchy one-liners of the actor playing them that...

The Trippy, Technicolor Trip of Thor: Ragnarok

Director Taika Waititi has taken the drab world of the Thor movies and injected it with a hefty dose of 1980s tone and style. After all, the nine realms of this universe can’t all be dreary Shakespeare (though they seemed to be before now, given how eager the god of thunder was to get back to Earth in his previous solo films). Since there’s no woman or threat to Earth at the moment, the weird worlds of the realms...

The Latest Black Panther Trailer Is Us

By now, you likely have seen Marvel’s latest trailer for Black Panther—if you haven’t, I strongly recommend that you take a few minutes and rectify that immediately. The anticipation for this release is due as much to the gripping visuals and ensemble cast as it is to the fact that this is only Marvel’s second superhero film in which the primary protagonist is black (the first, of course, being the woefully overlooked and underrated Blade). It is shaping up...

What X-Men Fans Can Learn from Gambit’s Fearless Individualism

Gambit. Remy LeBeau. His fans love him fiercely, but it can be hard to admit loyalty toward him—even fellow X-Men devotees who are supposed to respect individuality, as it is a main theme of the franchise, can be pretty vicious in their criticism of the Ragin’ Cajun. Gambit has been called the lamest mutant, the wussiest mutant. And yet, for all the disdain he’s given, he is still going strong, immune to all those put-downs. Not bad for the...

6 Reasons You Should Be Playing HeroClix by WizKids

HeroClix is a tactical-combat collectible miniatures game that is centered around comic book characters, mostly from the DC and Marvel universes. Are you a fan of Yu-Gi-Oh!, The Lord of the Rings, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek, BioShock, Assassin’s Creed, Halo, or Iron Maiden? Yes, Iron Maiden—they have all those too. New sets are released on a regular basis, so there’s always a chance to add fresh characters to your team. Some people may be intimidated by the...

With a Great Reboot Comes Great Relatability in Spider-Man: Homecoming

My first introduction to Peter Parker was by way of a ’90s guitar riff. This was common for me back in the day, as I was prone to watching animated representations of the characters that graced the pages of my dad’s comic books. Since then, there have been several more interpretations of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, some of which have made it onto the big screen. We could probably empty out several web cartridges on whether or not Tobey...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Isn’t Perfect, But It’s a Pretty Great Sequel

It’s great. It’s not as good as the first one. If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, that’s a pretty sufficient TL;DR review of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, the latest whiz-bang spectacle from Marvel Studios. James Gunn is back in the director’s chair for the follow-up to his 2014 surprise hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, a film that stars, in the words of its second trailer, “a thief, two thugs, an assassin, and...

Movies to Watch the Week of 2/27/17 Include Logan, Get Out, and Captain Fantastic

Welcome to your weekly movie geek roundup of what’s new and worth your attention on the big screen and streaming at home. This installment is for the week of February 27, 2017. Let us know in the comments what you’re going to be watching! In Theaters Logan (March 3) Hugh Jackman is retiring from the role of Wolverine after 17 years, but not before delivering one of his best performances in the best X-Men film to date. An aged...
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