Revisiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe Part 04 – Thor

Throughout the first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I remember Thor being the first film that I wasn’t necessarily all amped up about.  As a younger comic reader, while I was a pretty avid fan of Captain America and Iron Man’s individual stories, the Avengers as a group never really appealed to me.  I […]

Revisiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe Part 3 1/2 – The Consultant and Thor’s Hammer

Wedged in among big screen releases, Marvel Studios took an interesting turn in 2011 and starting doing what they called One Shots, which were short, direct-to-video stories, mostly focused around SHIELD, designed to support the larger narrative and tell little stories with some of the supporting characters. I’m focusing on two of those One Shots […]

Revisiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe Part 03 – Iron Man 2

In Looking back upon the genesis of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s easy to see where things could have potentially gone off the rails early.  Many fans point fingers at The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2 is being two of the worst of the MCU films, and one might think that a more reactionary […]

Revisiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe Part 02 – The Incredible Hulk

Invariably, when someone ranks their favorite films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, by some strange circumstance, The Incredible Hulk ends up ranked close to the bottom, and for the life of me I cannot figure out why.  Even upon a rewatch a few years after I watched it the last time, this film ranks it […]

Revisiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe Part 01 – Iron Man

Captain America: Civil War is hitting theaters in around a month, and is being touted by Marvel Studios as the kick off for the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase III. In the ramp up to that event, I figured I’d go back and check out Phase I and Phase II in order (the films only of […]