I had impossibly high expectations for Guardians of the Galaxy. Honestly, I don’t remember ever expecting a movie from Marvel Studios to be so good. With Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man I generally just hope the movie is great, and then I’m thrilled when it exceeds expectations (see: Iron Man 3, Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier), and not altogether depressed when it flounders (see: Iron Man 2). With Guardians, though? I just knew it would be great. This is a surefire way to assure you leave a movie theater disappointed, but amazingly Guardians actually exceeded my high expectations. Even with surprising characterization changes, and a wasted Thanos appearance, Guardians of the Galaxy is the funniest Marvel movie of all, and in my top three favorites. [Read more…] about Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Review! The Best Marvel Movie Yet?
Comic Book Movies
It’s been less than a year since I put together the all-time guide to superhero shows and movies on Netflix. Quite a bit of show availability has changed in that time, including Marvel’s Captain America movie (no longer with us).
As it stands, this makes Captain America viewing a little less clear prior to the April 4 release of Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. The following represents the best shows and movies involving Cap currently available on Netflix Instant Streaming. [Read more…] about The Netflix Guide to Captain America
Here comes Man of Steel! I’m pumped for the film’s release and hoping Superman can put DC’s movie future back on track. There’s a lot riding on Clark Kent’s shoulders, but really it was silly to think the future of a Justice League movie might play out any other way. Putting my faith in Green Lantern just got me a headache and an anger management problem.
Two pre-movie links to keep your Superman needs fed: [Read more…] about Man of Steel Post Party: Suggested Supes Reading & How Clark Kent Really Shaves
Since X-Men and Spider-Man launched the millennium of superheroes, there’s been an unspoken cap that all movies conclude in a trilogy.
Hot off an invincible opening weekend for Iron Man 3, a new installment in the Iron Man series might be the first to challenge the rule of 3.
Let’s face it: Marvel doesn’t need Iron Man 3 the way they needed Iron Man Mach 1. Good thing that no longer appears to be getting in the way of an exciting conclusion to the Iron Man trilogy. [Read more…] about Finally a Reason to Get Excited About Iron Man 3