Considering their earlier efforts to downplay or explain away any and all “supernatural” characters and occurrences in the MCU as simply “aliens” or “really advanced science”, I do get the impression that Marvel made this movie less because they wanted to than because the fans wanted them to.
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“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.”
“If you imagine the Marvel franchise as the movie equivalent of a TV series, then this is sort of like ending the season on a standalone episode after a big climatic two-parter, starring a character you’ve never heard of, in a story that means almost nothing to the larger plot.”
“‘More of the same’, though I’d still say it was better overall than the previous Avengers movie and trumps it on most levels.”
“The first season of Daredevil, currently streaming on Netflix, delivers a great cast, great action, great cinematography, and great direction, all of which come together to make a show that is, quite simply, great.”
“Nothing in the later episodes makes me want to retcon my original views. The series retained its early strengths and stuck to the landing.”
“Casting a black or Latino Spider-Man for the sake of casting a black Spider-Man may or may not be the right move.”
“The mid-season premiere of Agents of SHIELD is almost upon us, so here’s a quick recap of season two so far. If you haven’t been keeping up with the show, these are all the people, places, and things you’ll need to know to jump right back in.”
“There’s one thing Marvel fans, movie fans, and pretty much all of civilized society are in unanimous agreement upon: Please, not another Spider-Man origin story.”
Riddle me this, Marvel fans: what do Captain America movies tell you about being a man? It’s a friendship and teamwork extravaganza, don’t you know.
“But just as its protagonist is determined to avoid being defined as ‘Captain America’s girlfriend’, the show also moves on and does its own thing.”
“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.
Ursa’s not the keenest on Thor: The Dark World, so she’s getting it out of the way before getting onto the good Avenger movies of MCU Phase 2. We talk Loki, being good in bits and pieces, and why cruelty to the shell-shocked isn’t funny.
“For all the good Marvel has done for their female characters, they’re still stuck in the roles of either sidekick or love interest, and are vastly outnumbered by their male castmates.”
“Underneath the big plot twists, the show still had all the same fundamental flaws; they were just less obvious when the characters were actually, you know, doing stuff.”
“When 2017 rolls around and audiences find themselves being forced to see seven different movies (all within a four-month window) just to keep track of everything going on in multiple universes, we may see a real backlash.”
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“It’s just as ridiculous as it sounds and looks. Which in all honesty is what makes it great.”