marvel retrospective

  • Marvel Studios Retrospective – Ant-Man

    When all of this began, Kevin Feige stated that each phase in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would end with an Avengers movie. Despite Feige’s quote, Phase 2 ends not with “Avengers: Age of Ultron” but with “Ant-Man” and that’s where we find ourselves in our Marvel Studios Retrospective series. It’s…

  • Marvel Studios Retrospective: Guardians of the Galaxy

    To say that making Guardians of the Galaxy was a risk is an understatement. Not since Iron Man had Marvel been so bold. An irreverent space opera starring not even B-list heroes? How could this possibly work? We dive into this seeming left-turn for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as part…

  • Marvel Studios Retrospective – Thor: The Dark World

    Thor: The Dark World was probably the most anticipated movie in Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chris Hemsworth had a huge fan base by this point and Tom Hiddleston’s was even bigger. Plus, audiences would finally get to see what happened to Loki after the events of The…

  • Marvel Studios retrospective: Iron Man 3

    And now we come to what is probably the most divisive of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies – Iron Man 3. When it came out in 2013, there seemed to be no middle ground. You either loved the movie or you hated it. This division makes sense in a way….

  • Marvel Studios Retrospective – The Avengers

    “There was an idea,” begins Nick Fury, “called the Avengers Initiative. The idea was to bring together a group of remarkable people to see if they could become something more.” Kevin Feige had a similar idea. Superheroes have been on the big screen since the 1940’s but, until 2012, they…

  • Marvel Studios Retrospective: Thor

    If you’re Marvel, and your first three movies are science fiction relying heavily on things like arc reactors, gamma radiation and discovering new elements how do you go about introducing magic into this world? Marvel chose to go down the well-worn path of turning gods into aliens and magic into…

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