Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review (with Spoilers)

After being pleasantly surprised by Guardians of the Galaxy, I expected more of the same surprise and wonderment from Volume 2. Unfortunately it wasn’t as good, it felt forced. Maybe I shouldn’t compare it to the original so much, but I can’t help it. I did the same with the other MCU sequels. Here’s a list of pros and cons: Pros: It warmed my heart. I liked the father/son relationship between Ego and Peter, the mentor/mentee relationship between Yondu and...

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MCU’s Inhumans & Defenders Quick Preview

  I’m excited to see 2 new shows added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2017: The Inhumans and The Defenders. Little information is known about the show The Inhumans, but we know it will focus on the royal family of the altered beings known as Inhumans. Inhumans were first introduced into the MCU in the 2nd season of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD as a small population of human beings who transform into beings with powers, and sometimes completely...

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MCU Update – New Year’s Edition

1/1/15 2014 was a good year for Marvel Studios. Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Amercia: Winter Soldier were both box office hits, and were highly regarded among moviegoers and critics. Agents of SHIELD on ABC has finally hit its stride both in the ratings and critically. How do you top that if you're Marvel? Bring on 2015! This year, Marvel once again has two MCU movies hitting theaters this year, and the small screen will be bursting with MCU...

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MCU News Update

12/17/14 There has been a lot of MCU news in the last week, so I decided to give you a quick update of where the current MCU productions are. Movies: Let's start with the biggest news. The recent Sony e-mail hack has revealed that there have indeed been on-going talks between Marvel and Sony about Spider-Man joining the MCU. We now know the current status of these talks is in the advanced stages. According to the e-mails, Marvel wants to...

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MCU Binge Watching

12/8/14 For Phase 2, Marvel released a TV Show to go alongside its MCU movies. The show is Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC. The show starts off a few months after the events of the Avengers, and is seamlessly incorporated throughout with all aspects of the films. The guest cameos are fun and all, but the cast itself is pretty good. Early on it seems like the show is starting to drag, but it all pays off later, TRUST...

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Phase 1 of the MCU

11/26/14 Marvel Studios decided to release their Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies in phases. It breaks down like this: Phase 1 - 1. Iron Man (2008) 2. The Incredible Hulk (2008) 3. Iron Man 2 (2010) 4. Thor (2011) 5. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) 6. The Avengers (2012) Phase 2 - 1. Iron Man 3 (2013) 2. Thor: The Dark World (2013) 3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) 4. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 5. Avengers: Age...

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The MCU and Me.

11/19/14 Let me begin by getting this out of the way: I am going to be discussing the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). I will base my thoughts and words on the history and backstory laid out in the MCU, that includes movies and television. I may use the comic book history just as a point of reference for things we have not been fully informed on. The opinions and speculation herein are just the thoughts of an avid fan. Yours...

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review (2014)

I have to admit, as much as I do not really care for most of the Marvel movies, I was actually looking forward to seeing Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. I should start off by saying that I am a casual comic movie fan, I did not grow up reading comics or watch the cartoons, thus, I am not very familiar with the character backgrounds and storylines. I did not see this movie in the theatres so I had...

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