The Best Spider-Man Movie?

There's probably a lot less at stake in Spider-Man: Far From Home than the last few MCU movies, but Spidey's second solo MCU outing understands what most Marvel superhero movies don't: that it takes a lot to beat a super-villain, physically, mentally, and emotionally. While the movie didn't offer any concrete explanation, nor visual wizardry… Continue reading The Best Spider-Man Movie?

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Ranking All MCU Movies from ‘Iron Man’ to ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Endgame is over now. Thank you, Tony Stark, you're the one who started it all. In a cave. In Afghanistan. Back in 2008. It was that long ago. If you could still remember, there were two big comic book movies in 2008. and if I have to pick between the two, for me, Iron Man is… Continue reading Ranking All MCU Movies from ‘Iron Man’ to ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Revisiting Sam Raimi’s Old, Cheesy, Amazing Friendly Neighborhood ‘Spider-Man’

Marvel’s continuity shtick, one where various comic book characters and stories exist in one universe, used to be confined within comic book realms. In the early 2000s, there was no such universe and comic book movies were one-shot deals. Sequels were never planned and if a movie isn’t successful enough, then it joins the ranks… Continue reading Revisiting Sam Raimi’s Old, Cheesy, Amazing Friendly Neighborhood ‘Spider-Man’

Deadpool 2’s X-Force Assemble Is Better Than Avenger’s Infinity War

There are no Infinity McGuffins in Deadpool 2, no superheroes fighting for the fate of the universe. What it does have is an unkillable motor-mouthed anti-hero, who clearly doesn't want to get upstaged by other characters inside and outside his own movie. And that makes Deadpool 2, arguably, better than Infinity War. Or does it?… Continue reading Deadpool 2’s X-Force Assemble Is Better Than Avenger’s Infinity War

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is One Big Superhero Movie Climax

Avengers: Infinity War opens with a distress call---actually a massacre, off-screen. And it's only fitting that after Marvel's most outrageously hilarious movie comes tragedy. I'm referring to Thor: Ragnarok, of course, which ended with Thor, Loki, Heimdall, Hulk and the rest of the Asgardians aboard The Mastermind's fancy ship. They all survived Ragnarok---saw Asgard burn… Continue reading ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is One Big Superhero Movie Climax

Are You Team ‘Infinity War’ Or Are You Team ‘Deadpool’?

Couldn't we just like them both? Be excited for both? Eggsactly. But where's the fun in that? Also, these are two very different superhero movies. Two movies that operate on very different levels. So let's contrast and compare. One is about a Titan's intergalactic quest for a set of colorful McGuffins, and the resulting powerful… Continue reading Are You Team ‘Infinity War’ Or Are You Team ‘Deadpool’?

Looking Back at Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man

Suck it up Raimi fanboys! Finally got around to watching The Amazing Spider-Man. Oh boy is it great! Not only is it a reboot, it's also an update, an upgrade, both, of the Spider-Man mythos we're mostly familiar with. The guys behind this movie definitely went the extra mile (or extra swing) to give the… Continue reading Looking Back at Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man

13 Reasons Why I’m (Not) So Excited About Avengers: Infinity War

Can't say I'm not the least bit excited about Avengers: Infinity War. It is after all an Avengers movie. Something I have always looked forward to more than any other series or sub-franchise in the ongoing Marvel universe. Outside of the Guardians of the Galaxy, of course. One reason I'm not too excited about Infinity… Continue reading 13 Reasons Why I’m (Not) So Excited About Avengers: Infinity War

Ranking All MCU Movies from Iron Man to Ragnarok

With the release of Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel has now churned out seventeen movies. Yep, that's right. Seventeen fuckin' Marvel movies and almost all of them widely popular with both critics and fans, almost all of them hit big at the box office. But not all of them are great or good. There are few stinkers… Continue reading Ranking All MCU Movies from Iron Man to Ragnarok

Spider-Man: Homecoming (Jon Watts, 2017)

Deadpool reminded me of Spider-Man. Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, that is. Deadpool was half the movie that Spider-Man was, but with enough adult things---humor, language, sex, violence---to make up for the lacking half. Spider-Man: Homecoming reminds me a lot of Deadpool, but in terms of the adult things---humor, language, sex, violence---the latter was (in)famous for, Homecoming's… Continue reading Spider-Man: Homecoming (Jon Watts, 2017)

Rants/Raves: Top 10 Superhero Movies

Spider-Man 2 (2004). In the comics, later in the story, it is revealed that Aunt May knew all along that Peter is Spider-Man. That she secretly knew his secret. That this is hinted at in the movie, is one of those little things that made this adaptation great. That Aunt May is given her own… Continue reading Rants/Raves: Top 10 Superhero Movies