Tag: marvelcinematicuniverse

Review: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, A Fun and Dire Marvel Royale

The impossible geek dream of most every Marvel movie character together in one adventure has, at long last, landed.  Iron Man!  Captain America!  Thor!  Spider-Man!  Doctor Strange!  Guardians of the Galaxy!  (This could go on for a while).  But is...

Destroy All Monsters: The Abysmal Fathers Of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

My dad went in for surgery this week, which (Thor be praised) is a new experience for our family - the first hospital visit, the first recovery period, the first time dealing with that set of worries. And no need...

Destroy All Monsters: Did Marvel Seriously Just Pivot To The Right?

I have sympathy for anyone in a floundering, long-lead industry - whose desperation to improve matters is kept at actionable arm's length by the exigencies of the production cycle. But did Marvel Comics seriously look at the election of Donald...

Destroy All Monsters: Hey Disney, We Need To Talk About The Shitty Experience Your Release Strategy Is Giving Your Customers

What I'll be describing today might genuinely deserve a spoiler warning, even though everything I'll mention is currently well within the public sphere, freely available for anyone who hasn't seen Captain America: Civil War to discover. That group includes me:...

Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, A Snappy, Witty Beatdown

When it comes to the major comic book tentpoles that are being shuffled out with increasing regularity, some viewers have grown a little tired of the city-destroying carnage that has marked many of their climaxes. Marvel, one of the biggest...

Destroy All Monsters: My Team's Better Than Your Team, So There

I first became aware of it in the summer of 2008, though I admit I didn't pay it much attention then; a friend of mine, who had given a negative review to The Dark Knight, was concerned about a volume...

Destroy All Monsters: Consent And The Superhero In MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES

If the Marvel Netflix properties this year have demonstrated anything, it's that the movie series' perceived lack of bench-strength in the villain department might not be a matter of character, but rather of format. People like to pick on Lee...

Destroy All Monsters: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Scorecard

Each year offers its selective crop of new Marvel properties, and for the last couple I've been keeping a mental tally of how the MCU seems to be faring, creatively. We're still owed a third season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D....

Screen Anarchists On AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

(Who is this?! Team ScreenAnarchy, assemble!) Unless you've been living under a rock, a Wifi-less one no less, you will have been made aware of the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the last ten days, Avengers:...

Destroy All Monsters: Ruling The World Makes Assholes Of Us All, And Other Things I Learned From AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

The dust continues to settle. At around a quarter after ten last Thursday night, in the first North American screenings of Marvel's Phase 2 capper, Avengers: Age of Ultron, a big chunk of the fictional country of Sokovia broke apart...

Destroy All Monsters: The Ghettoization Of Miles Morales As SPIDER-MAN

I'm going to blow your minds right now: Peter Parker could be played by a black actor. In fact, Peter Parker could be played by an actor of any race at all. Allow me to rephrase, Your Honour: The existence...

Destroy All Monsters: R-Rated DAREDEVIL For An R-Rated World

Some spoilers for Marvel's Daredevil. On the weekend I afforded Marvel's Daredevil a status I've previously only given to new-released Harry Potter books: the "I am consuming all of this before I do anything else" thing. It's the fastest I've...

Michelle MacLaren Quits WONDER WOMAN Over "Creative Differences"

This is disappointing news to wake up to. Michelle MacLaren, the Emmy-award winning director and showrunner, whose credits include The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Game Of Thrones, was all set to be the first female director of a major...

Destroy All Monsters: Death And The Superhero

On the weekend, Hugh Jackman posted a picture which seemed to suggest that the yet-unsubtitled Wolverine 3 (or, I presume, Wolverine III, with the i's to be replaced by claws, claw-scratches, or something similar) will be his final appearance in...

Destroy All Monsters: Shut Down Marvel's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

To a real extent, I love Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I love all of the people involved, creatively. I love the cast (and I suspect my fondness, in particular, for Chloe Bennett's Agent Skye has carried my interest in the...

Marvel Announces Full Phase 3 Lineup, Including CAPTAIN MARVEL & BLACK PANTHER

Ladies and gentlemen... let the classic DC/Marvel rivalry officially commence on the big screen. Not to be outdone by the recent announcement from DC/WB about their post-Batman v. Superman slate, The House Of Ideas and The House Of Mouse unveiled...