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Whoo boy. Do I have a review for you. I’m likely going to spend the next thousand words gushing about how epic this movie was and how it exceeded all expectations. Like, this would forever be the gold standard of superhero movies and I honestly don’t know how Marvel Studios, or really, anyone, can top this. So let’s just get right into it.
This won’t spoil the ending, but will contain spoilers nonetheless. Deaths and the like will be omitted, but I will mention the big battle at the end. Just a heads up.
My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this winter season. It’s been over ten years or so since the first film in the MCU came out around 2008, and up until now, we somehow haven’t had … Continue reading Captain Marvel Review
Talking About Tropes is a series where I talk about storytelling tropes and my thoughts on them. I also talk about certain topics in media and take part in discussions about topical and sometimes sensitive issues. Today, I discuss why Marvel should consider making original superheroes for their Cinematic Universe. Talking About Tropes: Why Marvel Should Consider Making Original Heroes for the MCU With Infinity … Continue reading Talking About Tropes: Why Marvel Should Consider Making Original Heroes for the MCU
It’s been a long time coming. Ten years later, we get what may be the biggest move the MCU has even made, and possibly the most ambitious project the studio has done. I have a lot to talk about, including the ending. I sometimes avoid it, but this time, it needs to be let out. So fair warning. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE FILM YET, PLEASE WATCH IT AND THEN READ THIS REVIEW. SERIOUSLY, THIS HAS TO BE SEEN WITHOUT ANY SPOILER KNOWLEDGE.
Ahem. Now that’s I got that out of the way, let’s talk Thanos.
Marvel Movie-thon Part 4: Before the Infinity War So, this is it. Infinity War is out and I’m closing things out by discussing the latest films to have come out the last two years. So let’s close things out and gear up for Thanos’s invasion. Doctor Strange Doctor Strange follows the story of Stephen Strange, a professional surgeon who is one of the best … Continue reading Marvel Movie-thon Part 4: Before the Infinity War
We’re close to the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War and it’s time to finish up phase 2 and get into phase 3. We have a massive series of movies including one I’m seeing for the first time. So let’s get into it.
Now that I’ve had time to settle, it’s time we talked about Black Panther. I admit that while I was confident going into this, I wasn’t sure if this would be the phenomenon it would end up becoming. It has nothing to do with “black characters can’t sell films” because I do think if the movie’s good enough anything can sell, but Black Panther isn’t a humongously well-known property, until now. It wasn’t Iron Man or Captain America or any of the other iconic Marvel heroes. But I’m happy to be proven wrong. Because a film like this was sorely needed.
This world needs movies that focus on global entities. Exploring places other than America or even the UK are films that need to exist. Add a pure marketing campaign and a reason to care about the cast and you have a formula for success. Black Panther is a film like no other. In addition to being based in Africa, it shows that these types of characters can be relatable badasses without relying on huge amounts of cinematography and special effects. Yes, Black Panther has some of that, but it’s the world and the story that draws me in. I want to be invested in these characters and this film succeeded in every way.
So today, I’m going through my thoughts on Black Panther and what I liked about it.