At exactly half the length of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Brightburn’ efficiently delivers a simple but solid story that’s so fresh, frightening, and franchise-worthy you’ll wish you could binge on a sequel as soon as it’s over.
Ultimately, this is a film not just about massive battles between good and evil, about flashy tech and iron suits, it is a look into the human soul, and what we are willing to do to overcome.
It’s not perfect, but ‘Avengers: Endgame’ comes close enough that even the most superhero-saturated, seen-it-all fan will love it.
The Avengers series raises questions that cut to the essence of human nature, and ‘Endgame’ is the last chance for America to get the answers we deserve.
In the Marvel cinematic universe, the evolution of Thanos tracks with the devolution of western culture and the glorification of death.
Quite possibly the most underrated film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is ‘Thor.’ (No, I’m not kidding. Yes, I will fight you.)
America has two Captain Marvels. One debuted last month but the original is hitting screens now, and ‘Shazam’ is a better movie.
‘Captain Marvel’ provides filler until the larger-scale ‘Avengers: Endgame’ arrives next month but seems lacking in commitment, ambition, and innovation.
Superhero movies, more than any other creation or institution of the last two decades, have created a common culture.
It is right to honor Lee; it is right to make a legend of him. He gave us myths we still find enchanting, both as audiences and as myth-makers.
We’re back to that original conflict of Season 1: What if the devil is stronger? What if he wins?
Critics pegged ‘Venom’ as not just a lower-rung Marvel film, but as one of the worst comic book films ever. Is it really that bad? Yes.
Of all of Marvel’s early ’60s characters, Ant-Man, alongside Iron Man, was the most politicized. Both were sturdy anti-Communists.
Not since Roger Moore’s turn as James Bond has an actor sleepwalked through a film like Rudd has here.
‘Deadpool 2’ has more action, laughs, and story than the first. It also tosses in enough heart to sweeten things up, without getting too sickening.
Thanos has a similar mindset to leftists of the past century or so. He believes anything can be justified if it forwards his well-intentioned agenda.
That the film paints Malthusian calculus in such an unflattering light just as a wave of editorials are confessing the unrealized horrors of population panic is one heck of a coincidence.
The Avengers, like us, have good intentions. But they aren’t really good. And we don’t really believe we are either.
Whatever your jam may be—fantasy, SF, action, horror, comedy, or melodrama—it’s guaranteed to be somewhere in this packed conglomeration.
Favreau is undoubtedly one of this generation’s most underappreciated talents.
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