Avengers: Endgame Trailer and Poster Finally Released

After months of teases and rumors, false starts and vague assurances, Marvel Studios has finally released the title, poster and trailer for what we can now accurately call Avengers: Endgame. It feels a little ridiculous to say it’s been a long wait – Avengers: Infinity War only came out earlier this year, and we’ve had …

“I Don’t Care; He Killed My Mom”

With each film, Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building steadily to Avengers: Infinity War. Starting with the fracturing of the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, the newer movies have seen old heroes fall and new heroes rise, with the stakes getting higher as more powerful villains have paved the way …

Living Without a War

Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will conclude with Avengers: Infinity War (or begin to conclude, anyway; the true finale will be whatever Infinity War’s sequel/second half is called, but I sincerely doubt Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will be done tangling with Thanos by then), but it began with a different, more intimate war. Captain …

Give and Take in Superhero Cinema

The other day I was talking to a friend and he brought up the idea that there’s no such thing as a perfect movie, arguing that the best films have flaws that enhance them rather than sully them. In principle, I disagree with this (a Hitchens quote comes to mind: “It’s only true if you …