What if…? Marvel didn’t do the thing that Marvel does

The MCU’s foray into the world of animation was one I approached with some form of scepticism. Not that I thought it looked bad or anything, just that it was one more step into me feeling like I am on the way to Superhero burnout.

With the pandemic induced break from superhero stuff, its return has been thick and fast in 2021. Maybe a little too fast for me to keep up with, because the MCU’s beginnings into the waters of multiverse has been less a dipping of the toes and more of a cannonball.

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – A movie about Yin and Yang

I think this is the first time I’ve seen an MCU movie out of order, having still not managed to get my ass in front of Black Widow yet. Honestly, I had to force myself out to go and see this one as well. Although I think that might have something more to do with the fact that my brain is still in that pandemic mentality and the idea of going out and doing things still seems so foreign to me.

Although the idea of going into a movie almost totally blind was intriguing enough that I felt like I had to get out and see this one. With the first Guardians of the Galaxy still somehow fresh in my mind as one of my favourite cinematic experiences of all time, I guess I’m still chasing that dragon and hoping Marvel can deliver again. Enough to get myself to the cinema again for the just the second time in a year and a half.

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The Falcon and The Winter Solider is having a fast middle

A couple weeks back, I wrote a piece talking about my feelings towards the first two episodes of Falcon and Winter Solider. To summarise, I was pretty lukewarm on them. Like the first act of a movie, the series was still settling into its setting and its characters and it hasn’t been until now, two episodes later that I’m starting to see where the writers were going.

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