We Do Not Deserve The Black Panther! (Part 1)

We Do Not Deserve The Black Panther! (Part 1)

Black Panther, the latest movie into the MCU, has been greeted with the crazily hyped anticipation that its arrival will no doubt Change Things. The movie features the leader of a fictional African country who has enough wealth to make Warren Buffet feel like a financial piker and enough technological capacity to rival advanced alien races. One thing that the film supposedly proclaimed is black empowerment to effectively go against racist narratives. This is a…

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Thor 3 Ragnarok: Is This Marvel’s Greatest Flick To Date?

Thor 3 Ragnarok: Is This Marvel’s Greatest Flick To Date?

With a stunning cast and a fresh sense of humor courtesy of director Taika Waititi, Thor 3 Ragnarok go-around isn’t just his best—it might as well be Marvel’s best, too. Marvel movies, generally speaking, stink. Since 2008, Disney has churned out sixteen unambitious, bland movies that have ranged in quality from “totally serviceable” (the Captain America series) to “totally garbage” (Iron Man 2), with maybe an exception for the two Captain America series titles. There’s nothing worse than hearing someone invoke…

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Thor 3 Ragnarok Review: Taika Waititi Nearly Transcends the Marvel Universe

Thor 3 Ragnarok Review: Taika Waititi Nearly Transcends the Marvel Universe

Thor 3 Ragnarok Review: The veteran director helms a zany space adventure—until series mythology gets in the way. In idiosyncratic, somewhat fledgling director being handed the reins of one of Marvel’s big light shows can, in a way, feel like a triumph. A budding auteur has gotten the calls from Hollywood—a huge career boost for them, indeed. But also it’s good for us; it means our superhero movies—which are just a part of life now,…

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A Splendid Makeover of the God of Thunder in Thor Ragnarok

A Splendid Makeover of the God of Thunder in Thor Ragnarok

Thor isn’t the sole Marvel character to get a major makeover in Thor 3 Ragnarok. Thanks to ancient and complicated licensing deals with Universal, Mark Ruffalo’s Incredible Hulk is unable to be the protagonist of his own Marvel film. He can, however, co-star in another character’s film—and Hemsworth, for one, welcomed the backup. “I want as much help as I can get,” Hemsworth says of sharing the Ragnarok spotlight with Ruffalo—“especially if it’s a Thor movie. I’m like, ‘Give me Hulk;…

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Thor Ragnarok Proves That Marvel Is Not Afraid to Learn from Its Mistakes

Thor Ragnarok Proves That Marvel Is Not Afraid to Learn from Its Mistakes

Stars Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo explain Thor and the Hulk’s dramatic transformations in Thor Ragnarok full movie. “I feel like I’m dying here. I feel like I have handcuffs on,” Chris Hemsworth remembers telling his boss, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige. The role of Thor, hammer-swinging Norse god of thunder, may have transformed Hemsworth from an Australian TV actor to an international, household name—but the actor describes himself pre-Ragnarok as “frustrated and bored.” After critically-mixed outings in Thor The Dark…

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Thor Ragnarok finally turns Thor into a hero worth cheering for

Thor Ragnarok finally turns Thor into a hero worth cheering for

Thor Ragnarok  finally turns Thor into a hero worth cheering for It’s the first Thor picture that will make you scream for more Thor flicks. Thor is Marvel’s silliest saga — but traditionally, it’s also been the studio’s least fun-saga. In the first movie (2011), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) couldn’t stop acting like a boy gone wild, so he was banished from his home and had to learn how to be a man worthy of his great power. In the…

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Thor Ragnarok is a close-but-no-cigar flick

Thor Ragnarok is a close-but-no-cigar flick

Thor Ragnarok is a close-but-no-cigar flick, but so enjoyable for the most part, and so modest in its aims. I personally wouldn’t have chosen Chris Hemsworth to be Marvel’s breakout comedy star when he was first cast as Thor, God of Thunder, but he turned out to be one of the greatest things about this ever-lasting mega-franchise. He’s tall, brawny and impossibly handsome, but there’s a self-mocking twinkle in his eye. When Thor channel his gung-ho jock…

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Thor Ragnarok is the God of Thunder’s most light-hearted quest yet

Thor Ragnarok is the God of Thunder’s most light-hearted quest yet

Thor Ragnarok is the God of Thunder’s most light-hearted quest yet, and another triumph for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s been a long, occasionally tough road for our God of Thunder. Thought to be a character that even the most savvy filmmaker might have a tough time bringing to the screen without either of them looking ridiculous, Thor made his cinematic debut in 2010 with the still-formative Marvel Studios taking a fairly gutsy gamble: rather…

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Thor Ragnarok And Justice League– Who says superhero movies can’t be funny?

Thor Ragnarok And Justice League– Who says superhero movies can’t be funny?

Thor Ragnarok And Justice League– Who says superhero movies can’t be funny? Early in Justice League, the new DC Comics juggernaut, Batman (Ben Affleck) is gathering his team of exiled, misfit superheroes to defeat a growing threat. Getting into Batman’s luxurious car, The Flash (Ezra Miller) wonders, “What are your superpowers again?” To which the Caped Crusader simply responds, “I’m rich.” It’s a one-liner that echoes a similarly glib moment from Thor Ragnarok. You know,…

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The Avengers Age Of Ultron: Whedon has settled into his role as director

The Avengers Age Of Ultron: Whedon has settled into his role as director

The Avengers Age Of Ultron: On a mission to clear a HYDRA base, the Avengers find technology that leads Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) to conclude that artificial intelligence is the only way to keep the world permanently safe. But the mind he brings to life, Ultron (played by James Spader), decides that peace is best ensured by wiping out the Avengers and humanity with them. A few years back, making Avengers Assemble work looked…

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Avengers Age of Ultron Review: A super-sized sequel of the most successful superhero movie of all time

Avengers Age of Ultron Review: A super-sized sequel of the most successful superhero movie of all time

Avengers Age of Ultron – The most successful superhero movie of all time gets a super-sized sequel with surprising amounts of soul. Three years after saving New York from an alien catastrophe, Marvel’s superhero ensemble once again find the weight of the world — or, for the very least, an airborne chunk of Eastern Europe — thrust upon their mighty shoulders in Avengers Age of Ultron, a super-sized spandex soap opera that’s heavy on disastrous…

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Avengers Infinity War – which heroes are preparing for their doom?

Avengers Infinity War – which heroes are preparing for their doom?

The latest episode in the Marvel Cinematic Universe saga will feature a vast array of costumed crime fighters. It’s time to edge some of them out of the picture. It’s easy to forget, nearly a decade into the phenomenally triumphant Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), that there was a time when studio bigwigs concerned about audience recognition. Next year’s Avengers Infinity War will have a roster of superheroes so populous that it’s easy to imagine lesser-known costumed crime fighters…

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Marvel’s Infinity Stones, what are they, where are they? (Part 2)

Marvel’s Infinity Stones, what are they, where are they? (Part 2)

WHERE ARE THE INFINITY STONES IN THE MOVIES? Ah, now we have come to the crux of the matter. In Guardians of the Galaxy, it was explained that the six “stones” are actually six singularities whose existence preceded the Big Bang and were pressed into stones after the universe began. Different from their comic book counterparts, the Infinity Stones are only physical gems at times, occasionally taking the form of strange gases or powerful cubes. Some of…

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Marvel’s Infinity Stones, what are they, where are they? (Part 1)

Marvel’s Infinity Stones, what are they, where are they? (Part 1)

Find them and hold the whole Marvel Universe in your hand. Update: The trailer for Avengers Infinity War, seen below, has finally arrived, and with it, our first real look at Thanos’ quest to gather the Infinity Stones. What, to be exact, are the Infinity Stones and where can we find them? We’ve got you covered. While the Avengers and their allies have been having all kinds of epic adventures through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s been one plot device…

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Avengers Infinity War trailer is different from the early footage at SDCC, and is much better

Avengers Infinity War trailer is different from the early footage at SDCC, and is much better

Wakanda is home to Black Panther, one of Marvel’s newer heroes in the Cinematic Universe. We’ve seen glimpses of the futuristic nation and the impressive technology its citizens rely on in earlier Black Panther trailers, gotten a sense of how stunning and ample the nation is, and we’ve been told about its importance. Captain America Civil War introduced the notion that Wakanda would play a major role in uniting heroes and protecting the world from an impending attack….

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