On May 2, 2008, history was made: that was the day Iron Man hit theaters in the United States. Up until then, superhero movies had sporadic success as standalone films and self-contained franchises, and...
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If there’s anything Hawkeye knows, it’s precision penetration.
Marvel has gone from being the House of Ideas to the House of Ideologues, and frankly it’s tiresome.
Trump/Everdeen? Clinton/Organa? Which of your favorite characters from movies and TV would make the best vice presidential candidates in this craptacular election year?
After seeing Civil War, Joey looks at a TV episode similar to the film that doesn’t get nearly enough attention.
“Tony Stark is the most recurrent character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point, and nobody has seemingly put the Earth in as much danger as he has without actively trying to.”
“It’s a bit depressing to look at this film and all previous entries and realize that our heroes have spent just as much time fighting each other as they have saving the world, often from threats that somehow connected back to them anyway.”
“Unfortunately, what you often end up with is one side representing a ludicrous, straw man position either out of the laziness of the author or as a result of the author clearly choosing a side and letting that choice dictate the direction the story takes.”
“‘More of the same’, though I’d still say it was better overall than the previous Avengers movie and trumps it on most levels.”
“When people complain about adaptations of a work, it’s because they like the things that end up getting lost in translation, and the classic superhero/supervillain dynamic is one of those things that’s gotten lost in a lot of these Marvel flicks.”
Tony Stark: Not just Iron Man any more. In this episode, Ursa discusses the crumbling of Tony’s hyper-masculine ideal to reveal someone who’s actually… kind of great.
Agents of SHIELD Recap: Some, But Not Enough, Avengers
“I’m assuming the next Iron Man movie will feature two hours of Tony Stark sitting in his living room playing with a Kinect.”
“I’m constantly getting the feeling I was supposed to study ahead of time for this movie.”
So by now, most of you probably have had a chance to see Iron Man 3. Which is good, because I don’t want to just beat around the bush for four paragraphs and end up saying little more than “it’s really good, but I can’t be too specific on why”.
Sofie got lucky, because a certain big blockbuster was released a little bit earlier in Denmark: Namely, the long anticipated Marvel film Iron Man 3, which marks the end of a trilogy… for now.
Ah, Tony Stark. How Ursa loves you, even if you’re sometimes kind of a jerk. So much so that she’s going to try and explain why. (Then again, she enjoyed Iron Man 2, so what does that tell you?)
Ursa turns the squee up to eleven and watches The Avengers. Or Marvel’s The Avengers. Or Avengers Assemble. Oh, who cares what it’s called? It’s awesome! Fanboys and fangirls, assemble!