Category Archives: Superhero

The Genius of the Russo Brothers’ Marvel Movies

Throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s eleven year run there have been several directors and writers who have brought these movies and characters to life. The Russo Brothers first Marvel movie debut was Captain America: The Winter Soldier where they displayed a great sense of understanding the character of Captain America and creating a superhero movie on a lesser scale than some of the other Marvel films that had been made at the time.

Only until recently The Winter Soldier was my favorite film because of its more personal storyline and its impactful significance to the overall plot of the MCU. Since The Winter Soldier, however, they have made three other films (Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame) that are clearly some of the greatest superhero movies ever made. (I will only be talking about Civil War, Infinity War considering that Endgame ends with a profound conclusion.) But what makes these three movies so perfectly composed and entertaining? Well, it’s simple. The Russo Brothers like cliffhangers.

For example; let’s look at the endings of these three movies.

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The Top Ten Most Memorable Moments in the MCU

Why is the MCU so beloved? Because we have been given 23 movies and two amazing series over thirteen years…and the ride isn’t ending anytime soon. I’ve been enthralled in this world since I was eleven-years-old, gazing wide-eyed at the screen as my parents would show me some scenes from Iron Man. At the time, he was my favorite superhero.

Now, all these years later, Doctor Strange is my favorite Marvel superhero and the MCU pretty much dominates my every day.

This franchise is wonderful for so many reasons but it also has some of the most memorable moments in recent blockbuster history. So today, I wanted to share what I think are the top ten most memorable moments in the MCU (and this includes even the Disney+ series.) Enjoy!

Spoilers Ahead!

10. Wanda’s Iconic Credits Roll

WandaVision: Who is Pulling the Strings in Westview Aside from Wanda?

WandaVision was filled with a bunch of interesting and memorable moments but the moment that stuck out to me in the entire series was when Wanda, during a tense moment with her husband Vision, began to roll the credits of her show on him as if to say goodnight.

It is so diva and I have loved it ever since I first saw it.

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Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe: from Worst to Best

I haven’t had the chance to update my ranking for the MCU but now, I can. And now that we have the shows this list doesn’t only include the movies but the shows too. Enjoy!

25. The Incredible Hulk

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It’s still at the bottom of the list and most likely, always will.

24. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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This movie has dropped down the ladder drastically over the years. As much as I loved the first film this movie just gets on my nerves, besides the fact that it’s gorgeous.

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A ‘Captain America’ Marathon

After finishing the fifth episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, I decided to watch a couple of movies highlighting three movies that feature Captain America in such a positive light; Captain America: The First Avenger, Avengers: Infinity War, and Endgame.

And, thinking of these movies, I decided to look back at my reviews of these three films, starting with this one. Enjoy! capthefirstavenger

Even though I’ve seen the movie before the last time I watched it was a long time ago so I forgot so much. This time I was able to fully concentrate on the film and it was kind of fascinating seeing all of the references that the later Marvel movies took from this one film. Like Captain America’s suit in The Avengers for example.

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I never understood why Marvel would give him such a horrendous suit in The Avengers when his classic suit was clearly so much better. Today I just figured out the story behind the ultra tight Captain America outfit.

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When Steve Rogers first became “Captain America” he was presented as a figure in advertisement to make people want to join the army and his suit was a super tight suit. When Agent Coulson told Steve that his new suit was fashioned off of the original design now I get it and I have to admit, that’s pretty cool.

His suit in The Avengers is still the wackest rendition of the iconic outfit but at least now I understand why it looks the way it does.

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‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Delivers Another Stellar Episode

I watched the season premiere of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier five times in the last week, that’s how much I enjoyed it. It opening action sequence had me marveling at the screen, the character development felt both rewarding and poignant, and the first episode just really started off with a bang. The only nitpick I’d have to say about the first episode was that it almost felt TOO similar to Captain America: The Winter Soldier all the way down to the story beats and I was kind of missing the originality that we got to see with WandaVision.

So this morning I watched the second episode and right from the get-go you get the feeling that it’s really going to delve into more character development that’ll enhance the story greatly.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

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I Can’t Stop Talking About ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

Lately I’ve been very into Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse again since it started coming on FX and since I’ve seen it three times in the past two weeks or so I figured I might as well revisit this post which perfectly sums up my adoration of this movie which has now become my favorite animated film of all time! Enjoy.

The trick to Into the Spider-Verse isn’t the story, the story is actually rather basic, nor is it the music (which is pretty great by the way.) There’s something else to this film that has me going back for more and that is the absolutely stunning animation.

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The movie melds at least a half dozen genres in one movie and it is mind-blowing. From being uncannily realistic looking at times to appearing like a strip right out of a comic book and even having the cartoony look of a Looney Tunes cartoon mixed with manga animation plus some truly psychedelic visuals can leave one’s brain scrambled in sheer awe. Continue reading I Can’t Stop Talking About ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’