To many outside the industry, this looks like banning conservatives from the public square, but that’s taking a very simplistic and borderline-false view of it.
The screenwriters somehow managed to make the character seem smaller and weaker inside a film that was supposed to be all about the Black Panther.
Yes, America, this is a story about the legacy of black pride and the civil rights struggle after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
If you forget that Wakanda is supposed to be in East Africa, it starts to sound an awful lot like a Trumpian fantasy land.
From the very first scene, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ emits a strong message about vocation — that is, the roles in which one serves his or her neighbor.
This is the level of writing in prestige television in its golden age: preemptive declarations of liberal grievances instead of a real plot.
The edge of extinction storyline begun in ‘House of M’ through the end of ‘Avengers vs. X-Men’ resulted in a slog of increasing irrelevance for Marvel’s merry band of mutants.
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ affords the opportunity to compare Peter’s pursuit to wield super-powers responsibly with other, older heroes’ endeavors to do the same.
In watching ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ you know for sure that the good guys will win at no cost to themselves or anyone who matters. That’s not a good movie. It’s cheap therapy.
Captain America says, ‘Heritage Initiative. They call themselves a ‘think tank,’ but—’ X-Men leader Kitty Pryde interrupts: ‘they’re a bunch of anti-mutant racists.’
This new flick is the consummate summer blockbuster, jammed with everything that makes it fun to go to the movies.
So long as James Gunn keeps dishing out fantastic music and witty dialogue, his films will offer audiences something no other Marvel series can.
‘Legion’ has shown filmmakers and showrunners how to make a bad guy very, very good.
Their comic books have lost their core of good storytelling, and are instead pandering to social justice warriors and offering phony diversity pushes.
Keeping the focus on the action’s effects on the characters keeps characters central, giving us a human superhero story. Other Marvel movies lack this.
President-elect Donald Trump’s face-off moment is a masterstroke the world should never forget.
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