MCU Rewatch: How Thor: Ragnarok revitalised the series

If you want to check out the series of me rewatching the MCU movies up until now, click this link.

It take both humility and the ability to admit you’re wrong to be able to turn a movie franchise around in such a dramatic way as this. They’re traits absent in most high powered executives. Their egos couldn’t take it. And yet, some combination of factors at Marvel Studios, be it the astounding number of wins they’d been on for a while now or maybe just a rational human being finally got the ear of someone in a good mood.

Whatever the reasons, turning two of the weakest entries in the franchise, totally reinventing them and making one of the weirdest, most charming sharp left turn I can think of any movie franchise ever making is something Thor: Ragnarok needs to be celebrated for.

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MCU Rewatch: Spider-Man: Homecoming is the best realisation of the character on screen

If you’d like to go back and follow my journey through the MCU from the beginning, the archive of my reviews so far can be found here.

As with most of the movies in the MCU remember really enjoying, I end up putting off watching them in some weird way. In part because I worry that the movie might not hold up quite as well as I remember, but also because I wonder what it is I can possibly say about it after the fact. Especially when it comes to Spider-Man who has been, and continues to be, the most recognisable character in Marvel’s entire character roster. And the character closest to me personally. Continue reading “MCU Rewatch: Spider-Man: Homecoming is the best realisation of the character on screen”

Venom: How Important actually is the source material

For all the talk I’ve done about movie and television adaptations of video games and comic books needing to show some kind of reverence to their source material, the Sony line of Spider-Man spinoff movies are in a unique position where they really can’t be as true to the source material as they need to be.

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