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MCU Movie Reviews | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

I usually end these MCU movie reviews by talking about the 4K Blu-ray release, but with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I will instead discuss the 4K edition first before going into the details of the...

6.5 Fair
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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 ...

7 Good
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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 —...

8 Great
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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...

7 Good
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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...

9.5 Amazing
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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...

6 Fair
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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...

7.5 Good
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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...

8.5 Great
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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...

7 Good