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.
I’m back with another set of reviews leading up to Avengers: Infinity War. This time, if you’ve been catching up, I’ll discuss the first crossover film and the three main Avengers after the big battle with Thanos’s army. So with that, let’s begin.
In preparation for Avengers: Infinity War, I am watching all of the MCU films from Iron Man to Black Panther to prepare myself. In this week’s Marvel Movie-thon monthly special, I talk about the first five films leading up to The Avengers.
Marvel Movie-thon Part 1 of 4: Before The Avengers
I’ve mentioned on Twitter that there’s a perfect opportunity to start a Marvel Marathon before Avengers: Infinity War and I’m doing that right now. It involves watching all the Marvel movies under the MCU banner from Iron Man to Black Panther and the idea is watching one per week starting on January 1st, I will be ready for Infinity War by the final week.
So that’s what I’m doing. I figured I’d discuss the films many years after the fact to see if any of them hold up. All of them do, of course, but I’d love to talk about them as someone who has only watched a few of them prior. I’ve seen all of the Avengers, Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy films, but I haven’t seen the others.
I’m going to review the films I’ve seen throughout January, ending at Captain America. Obviously, I’m skipping on the Avengers, but we’ll get to that next month.
So with that said, let’s give a summarized review of the first five Marvel films.