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MCU Movie Reviews | Captain America: Civil War (2016)

In my review of Ant-Man (2015), I described the character of Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) as hardly the equivalent of an A-list celebrity when it comes to his superhero currency. Personally, I had no idea Ant-...

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MCU Movie Reviews | Ant-Man (2015)

It’s fitting that Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) works at a Baskin-Robbins in an early scene in Ant-Man, because the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe before too much longer will have 31 flavors ...

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MCU Movie Reviews | Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

As someone who didn’t watch 2015‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron in “real time” (i.e., when it came out), I have always perceived its legacy to be the forgotten Avengers film —...

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MCU Movie Reviews | Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy is the kind of movie that simply steamrolls over any criticism. It’s big, it’s bright, it’s bold, it’s colorful — and, what’s more, it knows...

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MCU Movie Reviews | Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

For five whole years, I stopped watching Marvel movies entirely. When I look back, this strikes me as a bit odd. While I certainly was tired of comic book movies and found the whole Marvel Cinematic U...

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MCU Movie Reviews | Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor: The Dark World (the second Thor film, the second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s Phase Two and the eighth MCU film overall) is generally considered the worst — or at the very...

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MCU Movie Reviews | Iron Man 3 (2013)

Part of the reason why I have decided to go back and watch and review each of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies is because I haven’t seen some of them. Well, the first of these is Iron Man 3....

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MCU Movie Reviews | The Avengers (2012)

We come to it at last: the movie that the then-recently-formed Marvel Studios predicated its entire strategy upon. As with all big payoffs, the initiative for bringing The Avengers to cinematic life c...

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MCU Movie Reviews | Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger might mark the beginning of Captain America within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but this origin story film actually marks the end of an era in a couple of ways. Fi...

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MCU Movie Reviews | Thor (2011)

In Iron Man 2‘s post-credits scene, we are treated to a brief snippet from Thor that shows S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) investigating an impact crater in the desert where Tho...

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MCU Movie Reviews | Iron Man 2 (2010)

Two movies came to mind when I just watched Iron Man 2 again for the first time since the night it hit theaters on May 7, 2010: 2008‘s The Dark Knight and 2007’s Spider-Man 3. Plot-wise, t...

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MCU Movie Reviews | The Incredible Hulk (2008)

While I was there to see Iron Man on opening day on May 2, 2008, I was decidedly not there to watch The Incredible Hulk on the day it opened six weeks later on June 13, 2008. In retrospect, I have to ...

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MCU Movie Reviews | Iron Man (2008)

I saw Iron Man in theaters on opening day back on May 2, 2008. Though the film industry had long since been propped up by tentpole blockbusters, at the time I never could have predicted what the futur...

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