Marvel

This or that: Marvel versus DC

The DC Extended Universe has been a source of joy and fangirling material since I was old enough to sneak down after bedtime to watch TV with my dad. I spent countless nights marveling at the names and abilities of the characters, learning their motives, and being captivated by their backstories.Continue...

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ brings emotional weight back to the MCU

After releases like Thor: Love and Thunder and Eternals, fans like me have been worried about the direction—or lack thereof—the MCU is taking for future films. That was until I watched Black Panther: Wakanda Forever .Continue...

Review: ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

From opening with a pony-tailed Benedict Cumberbatch outrunning a fire demon to closing with a third eye appearing on the titular superhero’s forehead, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is one of the weirdest entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).Continue...

Remembering Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

I used to go to this day camp in the summer. It had a tube slide, but I never slid down—I climbed up. I would climb and climb, pretending I was Spider-Man. When my mom came and picked me up at the end of each day, I told her I was Spider-Man and I believed it was true.Continue...

'Eternals' breaks the Marvel mold

In 2008, Iron Man was released to rave reviews.Continue...

The MCU is finally making strides in women representation

Last week, when I opened Disney+, I was met with a banner promoting Captain Marvel with the caption “Celebrate International Women’s Day.” I was infuriated.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: What’s the correct order to watch the MCU?

Suggesting that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is easy to follow is a stretch—it’s a lot of material to work through. The best way to optimize your enjoyment of these films is to watch them in order of year they were released, not the chronological order of events within the MCU.Continue...

Stick with ‘WandaVision’—it’s headed places

It’s easy to fall in love with the tried-and-true format that has made Marvel movies so successful and reject anything straying from that formula, but WandaVision is a good reason to keep an open mind.Continue...

Captain Marvel shows necessity of female critics for female stories

This past week, Marvel released its newest film, Captain Marvel, with Brie Larson as its titular hero. And while the film’s generated a lot of hype, it’s largely been met with mixed reviews.Continue...

Venom is not your typical Marvel movie

Critics and movie-goers alike have slammed the new Marvel antihero movie Venom since it came out last weekend. But the reasons critics found Venom to be disappointing are actually what makes the movie worthwhile.Continue...

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