You may have noticed this, but I love Marvel movies.
In fact, usually, I’m such a nut for them that I go to see them at least within a week of opening night.
Avengers: Infinity War was the exception to the rule, for a few reasons.
It was a little bit because it wasn’t quite in the budget when the movie came out, but it was mostly because emotionally, I didn’t think I was quite ready to see it. Continue reading “When Avengers Became Game of Thrones”
Let’s be honest here—as much as we all love Marvel movies, half the fun is looking for the Stan Lee cameo we all know will be there.
As the creator of several of our favourite heroes, including Spiderman, Iron Man, Thor, and Black Panther, it’s certainly a nice touch to see his face in the films, uniting the stories across time, space, and alternate universes. Continue reading “The Many Marvelous Faces of Stan Lee”
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Disney movies.
I would watch them, enthralled, repeating them until I had every last word down—or, at least, in my childhood naivete and limited vocabulary, thought I did. There was just something magical about being able to recite every line with the characters as they happened; it was like my tiny self had convinced itself that by saying the lines, I could actually be Ariel. Continue reading “Why I Never Play Something Just Once”
I do, and always will, love Marvel movies.
Ever since my introduction to Iron Man 2 just a few years back, the studio’s many works of superheroian shenanigans have been among my favourites. It doesn’t matter that I’ve seen them all so many times; I’m always happy to watch them again.
Every now and again, Marvel likes to throw unexpected heroes into the mix. The first experiment, with the vaguely niche Guardians of the Galaxy, went over so well that they actually became a pseudo-flagship for the comic brand’s movie franchise.
Now, just a few months before Thanos touches down in Infinity War, Marvel is doing it again.
Tip: If you haven’t seen it yet, stop what you’re doing, go see it, and then pick up reading again at this point. There be spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Black Panther: A New Type of Hero”
When Marvel first started becoming big in the film world, I was obsessed with collecting every movie.
Conveniently, that happened to be right about the same time Blockbuster went out of business up here in the great white north, and I capitalized by picking up every price-slashed Avenger movie I could get my hands on. Continue reading “Why I Stopped Collecting Marvel Movies”