Tag: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Let’s Talk About Black Panther’s Ending & Why It Is Such a Powerful Bit of Superhero Mythmaking

Black Panther is on its way to having one of the biggest opening weekends of all time. You’ve probably seen it by now. If you haven’t, you’re going to eventually. Please do. It’s truly amazing, […]

An Alternate Reading of the Venom Teaser Trailer

Just when you feel like you’ve had your fill of superhero movie trailers for a while, Sony comes along and drops a brand new one for Venom. Suck it, Avenger: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, and […]

The Creator of #BlackPantherChallenge Explains Why Representation Matters

Once upon a time, black audiences looking to see themselves in superhero movies had to settle for comedies like Blankman and The Meteor Man, Shaquille O’Neal in Steel, Halle Berry in X-Men, Michael Jai White […]

A Paul Rudd Kind of Day: Ant-Man and the Wasp & Mute Trailers

Who doesn’t love Paul Rudd? Well, apparently this Facebook group doesn’t, but I’m assuming they’re doing a parody because, really, how can you hate Paul Rudd? So, why not start off your day with a […]

Depressing Thought: Directing a Marvel Movie Does Little For Your Career

-Who the hell do you think are? We’re the guys who made two Captain America movies! -And that’s supposed to matter to us, um, why? That’s roughly how Joe and Anthony Russo’s proposed partnership with […]

Ragnarok, Guardians, Homecoming & Marvel’s New Approach to Romance & Sex

Ragnarok spoilers below. I did a really lazy thing the other day. While talking to my brother about whether Thor: Ragnarok has any female characters my 5-year-old niece might like I casually referred to Tessa […]

An Updated Ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Post-Ragnarok

With Thor: Ragnarok finally in theaters we’ve officially reached the end of one of the biggest years in Marvel Studios history. This year was the first year Marvel put out three new movies, and all […]

Thor: Ragnarok Doesn’t Quite Pull Off Its Attempted Guardians of the Galaxy Make-Over, But It’s Fun Watching It Try

Thor: Ragnarok left me with the overwhelming urge to re-watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. What does James Gunn get about how to make one of these movies that Taika Waititi doesn’t, I wondered. Because […]

Box Office Ruh-Oh?: Spider-Man: Homecoming On Pace To Be Just as Front-Loaded as Amazing Spider-Man 2 & Spider-Man 3

This weekend’s box office was supposed to be the heavyweight match between Spider-Man: Homecoming and War of the Planet of the Apes, with the latter serving as the underdog in this scenario. Could War, even with […]

Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming is the most purely entertaining Spider-Man movie I’ve ever seen. It also might be the most weightless.

I laughed a lot at Spider-Man: Homecoming and was thoroughly entertained from beginning to end, but was left thinking nothing happening on screen really mattered. There are no real long-lasting consequences to anything anyone does, […]