It seems the MCU’s biggest risk didn’t pay off. Marvel Studios’ Eternals is one of the latest projects of the MCU and is currently the lowest-rated MCU movie and the lowest-grossing MCU movie. The movie’s gross can be attributed to the pandemic’s effect on the movie industry but the reviews can’t. Despite being mauled by critics; Eternals is far from the worst thing to come … Continue reading WHY SO SERIOUS: MARVEL’S ETERNALS
Captain Marvel is, for all intents and purposes, another MCU success story. It raked in big bucks at the box office and critics raved about its story, setting, and characters. Audience reviews were a bit more…mixed. That is unsurprising, given the amount of controversy that enveloped the film before it was even released. Review bombing based on nothing but prejudice is a possible reason that … Continue reading Captain Marvel: The Importance of a Good Backstory
The sequel to the smash hit of 2012, The Avengers, Age of Ultron was set to be a darker, more serious tale as the Avengers contend with a villain who would hurt more than Loki ever could. Unfortunately, many were disappointed by the actual movie which was a lot like the 2012 outing and had a villain that couldn’t hold a candle to the menacing … Continue reading Age of Ultron: Why does Ultron want to destroy the Avengers?
In Captain America: Civil War, the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces us to its version of the friendly neighborhood web-slinger and he immediately stole every scene he was in. Tom Holland brought the nerdy awkwardness of Peter Parker and the quippy confidence of Spider-Man together in a blend that was a delight to behold. His subsequent appearances in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and … Continue reading The Problem with MCU’s Spider-Man
After first watching the sequel to Infinity War, my first thought was “This is the greatest movie ever!” But I sat down and began to think about it…and the more I scrutinized the movie, the more flaws it had. So, I watched it again…and my thoughts were exactly the same. “Greatest movie ever!” However, thinking about this movie opened up so many plot holes and … Continue reading Avengers Endgame: The Perfect Finale
Ant-Man and The Wasp is one of the weaker MCU movies to date and not just because it had the unenviable task of following Infinity War. The wonder the first movie brought was evident in the sequel but to a lesser extent…much lesser. However, it could have been much better if it had made one narrative choice. If it had been set in the timeline … Continue reading Ant-Man and The Wasp – What Could Have Been?