The internet is blowing up right now with news that Captain America is… a Nazi. Or at the very least, Hydra. Supposedly, Steve Rogers has been Hydra all along, and readers are just now finding out about it. Why is this such an issue for Marvel readers? Steve Rogers has been the voice of the American comic fan since his creation during World War II. With the popularity of the recent movies, that patriotism has had a huge resurgence. There is so much vitriol being spewed at the book’s writer, Nick Spencer, as well as Marvel executives, and this is just the first issue! Geekettes Kayla and Carly teamed up to pen a calmer, but no less thought-provoking examination of the topic.
Good versus Evil. The North versus The South. The Rebels versus The Empire. These are just a few of the great battles throughout history, non-fiction and otherwise. They were intense, blood filled, but someone came out on top, and whatever side you chose dictated quite a bit about yourself. Now in 2016, we have many other sides to chose, but the most important of all (in the nerd community that is) resides in the simple question: Are you Team Cap or Team Iron Man? Personal choice aside, both teams have an argument to be made. But until you see the evidence (aka Marvel’s latest release, Captain America: Civil War, directed by the Russo Brothers), the choice rests on your own inner nerdy core.
Warning: If you consider even the tiniest of mentions a spoiler, even if they are in the trailer, you might want to wait to read this review!
It’s confusing, I know.
Between Marvel exponentially expanding their cinematic universe and DC playing quick catch up, the world of superheroes on screen and off is growing dangerously close to critical mass. What’s a fan to do about all these films? Has this officially become too much of a good thing?
This week, I decided to slow down, take a deep breath, and examine what has been going on, what is going on, and what will be going on for the next few years on the big screen, as well as highlighting the differences between the two major superhero studios.
Well, after months of waiting, several false alarms, and much speculation online…the Captain America: Civil War trailer is finally here!
And I super underestimated just how emotionally painful this trailer (and ultimately this film) is going to be. Packed with tons of heroes, strong dialogue, and a truly dividing problem, this trailer has me as excited for Civil War as the teaser for Age of Ultron had me for its respective film. Let’s take a look at this anything-but-civil piece of cinematography and what it might ultimately mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Welcome back to the next installment of my report from D23 Expo 2015! Last time, we took a trip down nostalgia lane and looked at the Goofy Movie 20th Anniversary Panel. This time, we’re going to take a look at the highly anticipated Live Action movie panel. So prepare for some epic news y’all, it’s gonna be good, trust me.
It’s no secret that Marvel’s big opener to Phase Three is Captain America: Civil War. It’s gearing up to be one of the biggest films of next year, and features a star-studded list of both actors and characters. However, as Marvel fans brace for the next big flick, there is a lot of consternation within the fan base regarding this film. Quite frankly, people are as divided over Civil War as the characters within the film. But why? Maybe because the subject matter is controversial and making it a biased film feels wrong. Maybe because with so many cast members, people fear the characters in this film will feel as out of character as certain members of the Age of Ultron team. Or maybe because the “Civil War” comics arc was a dividing storyline on its own. No matter how you slice it, this film is going to inspire a lot of discussion within the fandom. To help clear the dust, I will simultaneously be reviewing the comics arc as well as laying out several basic plot details that need to occur in order for this film to work and not leave fans disappointed.
Take a seat, not a side, people. This is Marvel’s “Civil War”.
Hello everyone! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and to get you excited for it, here are a few film characters I wish I could declare my love to. Even if you don’t have a real Valentine, have no fear! Just jump into the world of film and find some cuties there (that’s what I did)!
Here’s what the TV team was watching this week! As usual, this is full of spoilers, so read on with care.
It happened! It’s here! After months of anticipation, tonight finally saw the debut of Marvel’s Agent Carter, an eight-part mini-series focused on Hayley Atwell’s character in the Captain America films. While still reeling from Steven Rodger’s death, Agent Peggy Carter works for the Strategic Scientific Reserve during the day while running private missions at night which will eventually lead her to found S.H.I.E.L.D. All of this is well and good and has been known since the beginning of the show’s development, but does the series live up to the hype? Keep reading for our review of the two-hour premiere!
We’ve got one week without a new episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but Marvel gives us the gift of TWO action-packed thirty second previews of their next series, Agent Carter. This eight-part miniseries will star Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter and will take up S.H.I.E.L.D.’s spot Tuesdays at 9 while it goes on hiatus. For those two months, I’ll be reviewing every episode of Peggy Carter, so I’m also here to do a short analysis of our two new sneak peaks! Spoilers begin now!