I love peanut butter. Maybe too much (impossible!). Nonetheless, when I get in a true PB binge, and I’ve got the jar in front of me, maybe some apple slices (graham crackers and chocolate chips if I’m feeling carefree), the chances that I overdose on my one true love are extremely high. [Read more…] about Save Fu Jitsu, My Favorite Comic Book Of June 2018!
There’s been a recurring theme for reader feedback on my Marvel Cinematic Universe power rankings, namely confusion and surprise at my (admittedly atypical) number two ranking of Jessica Jones season one. [Read more…] about Jessica Jones Season Two Review!
It’s an odd development, but in a world with a healthy output of comic book movie releases, timing makes a big difference. Much like Deadpool 2’s slate of a million jokes per minute, nailing the right moment, the beats between set-up and expectations, is critical to success.
I have to say, that for me, Deadpool 2 is simply too slight for the moment.
Over the years, as I’ve continued to assert Avengers is the best movie in the MCU, I’ve held that nothing could surmount the film’s delivery on expectations. Everything in the nascent MCU from 2008 to 2012 built to that moment of the Avengers coming together for the first time to save New York. The film’s ability to turn all that hype and world-building into a genuinely thrilling, humorous, compelling story is the reason we still even have the MCU. What could be bigger?
The answer, of course, came at the end of that same Avengers, as the budding Marvel Cinematic Universe introduced Thanos and his quest to collect the infinity stones for himself. That introduction has led to an often tangential throughline for Marvel movies from 2012 to 2018, all building to the release of Avengers: Infinity War. [Read more…] about Avengers: Infinity War Review — Oh Snap!
In some very unexpected ways, I’ve found myself appreciating Punisher more and more after seeing and thinking about Black Panther.
While the entries in the MCU are very different, I repeatedly found myself extending praise toward Black Panther for approaches the Punisher mirrors. Most notably, Black Panther is the rare Marvel Cinematic Universe film that can combine sheer fantasy entertainment with very real debate around relatable, complex human issues. [Read more…] about Marvel Netflix Punisher Review!