MCU Rewatch – Thor: The Dark World is secretly a great Loki vehicle

This is an entry in an ongoing series in which I go back and relive the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the very beginning. I’m doing this after realising I have only seen most of these movies a single time since release. Click this link to go back and see the archive of the articles in the series so far.

I had been pretty critical of the first Thor when I rewatched it for this series. The dark fantasy aspects of the movie, while unique, stunk of a B-movie bomb just waiting to happen, it ended up getting dragged along with the wave of excitement for a honest to god Thor movie being made. Regardless of how it stands up to scrutiny years later. Despite the star studded cast and massive budget thrown at the movie. The early interpretation of Thor left a lot to be desired.

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MCU Rewatch: Iron Man 3 is a forgotten movie with a darker tone

This is part of an going series in which I go back and watch all of the Marvel movies again after realising I’ve only seen most of them once. The links to the entire series can be found here.

The movie after an Avengers always feels like a time to decompress. To sit back, take a breather and experience something a little less intense. Back in 2013, Marvel were still in the process of figuring this out. Instead of a fun little romp, we got an Iron Man movie that creeps into into a story having a darker tone and dealing with subject matter that the MCU doesn’t delve into all that often.

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MCU Rewatch: Why The Avengers feels a lot safer today

As we come to the end of my rewatch of what Marvel call “Phase 1”, why not go back and take a quick peek at my Prodigious Preamble, which links to the previous five movies in the series I’ve spoken about thus far.

When I came to the end of The Avengers (Called Avengers Assemble in the U.K. thanks to some T.V. show from the 1960s I’m sure had a big audience crossover with this one) I was initially unsure about what kind of approach to make when talking about it for my blog.

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