MCU Rewatch – How Doctor Strange expands the lore to create longevity

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For a long time, I just viewed Doctor Strange as a soft reboot of the original Iron Man movie. I mean, they follow very similar story beats utilising very similar character archetypes. But upon rewatching it for the purposes of this post, I was actually really shocked at how much the movie expands on the established lore of the MCU and the implications is has going forward.

Magic has been a contentious subject in the MCU before now, the closest the franchise has gotten to having it has been with Thor. But even in those two movies, their “magic” is always treated like some kind of higher science that us mortals simply can’t comprehend. And in all honesty, this approach makes both of the standalone Thor movies a lot weaker as a result. They seem to holding themselves back.

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MCU Rewatch: Captain America: Civil War still might be the best movie in the franchise

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When it came to approaching Captain America: Civil War again, I did so with some amount of apprehension. For a long time, I regarded it as my favourite movie in the entire MCU. Coming back to it made me worry whether I’d still feel the same way about it after not seeing it for so long, and then if I’d be able to properly convey my feelings either way. Sat here, after having seen it again, I feel pretty confident in saying that Captain America: Civil War continues to be one of the very best movies in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is utter nonsense that makes me feel good

I recently found myself getting into yet another show via what has weirdly become my second most reliable source of finding new anime to watch: Youtube’s recommendation algorithm. I swear, you watch one cute anime compilation and the machine never lets your forget it.

In this particular case I found 2017’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid popping up several times, of course I eventually buckled under the weight of the cute and decided to search it out. Upon finishing the lone series, I think fantasy slice of life might be the genre I never knew I wanted till now. Well maybe it’s not a massive surprise considering how much I enjoyed The Helpful Fox Senko-san earlier this year. What with the plentiful similarities between the premises of the two anime.

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