Posts Tagged ‘Marvel’

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Warning: Spoilers for season one of The Defenders follow

After years of anticipation, Marvel’s “The Defenders” is finally here. Much like the build up to the Avengers, each team member got to prove their worth in their own solo outing in a thirteen episode show and cheekily allude to the other supers that existed in the “small” area of New York City. With all of the interest into how New York’s “street level’ heroes would work together, the stakes were undoubtedly high. Unfortunately, while there are some undeniable highlights in the long awaited team-up, “The Defenders” is the weakest show on Marvel’s Netflix roster since “Iron Fist.” (more…)

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Back to School

Marvel and Sony made waves when the news of their new, complex partnership would allow Spider-Man to finally take part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After the highly praised Civil War appearance, fans have been eagerly waiting to see what Spidey’s creators would do with control over one of their most popular characters. The answer to said waiting? Marvel straight up knocks it out of the park with star Tom Holland embodying everything that makes the friendly neighborhood spider guy so damn wonderful. (more…)

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The next iteration in the MCU is coming! Directed by Creed’s Ryan Coogler starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, the film will follow the trials of new king T’challa and his fight against the forces that would desecrate his homeland. Black Panther is scheduled for a February 2018 release.

 

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The Gang’s All Here

Reviewed by Mason Manuel

Marvel’s biggest surprise hit team is back to once again save us from conventional Marvel tropes. Space Avengers they may be, but the heart and bond between these fantastic characters are just as strong as their first go round and show no signs of slowing. Though director James Gunn fails to capture lightening in a bottle twice, that doesn’t stop the film from being any less fun than its predecessor. (more…)

Fighting evil never looked so good.

 

A House Divided

Reviewed by Mason Manuel

Good ol’ Cap is back and better than ever. As is Iron Man… and Vision, and Ant Man, and so on and so on. Captain America might get a bit overshadowed in his own film, but Civil War takes the underlying clashing ideologies of each character and fleshes them out to great depth, resulting in smart resolution or entertaining conflict. The Russo Brothers, high off of their Winter Soilder fame, come back to direct yet another one of Marvel’s best films to date, with awesome action, relatable characters, and a surprisingly large amount of heart. If not for a somewhat sloppy third act Captain America: Civil War would be damn near perfect, but there is still plenty to love in this latest adventure. (more…)