The Marvel Cinematic Universe, because of its nature of a shared universe, has a unique opportunity to feature a large number of strong platonic relationships. Superhero movies that came before the MCU didn’t have the space to develop these kinds of relationships, so they focused more on the romantic relationships and the hero-villain relationships. The … Continue reading One True Ace Pairing: The MCU
I'm definitely not talking about the canon pairings of Steve Rogers with Peggy Carter or Sharon Carter. I am talking about Stucky. (And this is specific to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and spoiler warning through Phase 3.) In my One True Ace Pairing series, I've been basically covering pairings that I've liked who are not … Continue reading One True Ace Pairing: Captain America
I have a knee-jerk negative reaction to dating and “romantic” relationships. Something feels kind of dirty about them. Which is weird because deep down, I really do think I’m a romantic. I love stories of deep connection, effective partnership, people providing each other security and comfort, and above all, complete devotion. On some level, I … Continue reading When Aces Feel Like Aliens: The Case of Joss Whedon
Coco, Black Panther, and Crazy Rich Asians are hailed as the most successful recent "diverse" films. I'm here to note the irony that they are not diverse at all in the usual understanding of the word. The first is a movie set in Mexico with only Hispanics (specifically mestizaje Mexicans, ignoring the actual diversity in … Continue reading Diversity is about more than just representing different skin colors: it’s about representing experiences
I will be discussing the end of Infinity War. Expect no recap but plenty of spoilers. I have been seeing a lot of reviews online mostly on big news outlets that complain about the "cheap" ending of the movie. Those deaths (or disintegrations more like) should have been gut wrenching, except we all know that … Continue reading Infinity War Might Not Be for Casual Fans
After my initial reaction to Black Panther, I've had some more time to process everything and so, I'm writing another review that's more structured. There are some new points and mostly old points, but my thoughts are better organized here: Yes, the hype surrounding Black Panther has everything to do with the all-black cast, black director, black … Continue reading Black Panther: Follow-up Thoughts
Spoiler Warning! This is an in-depth spoiler review. Wow. I was blown away by this movie. Because there is so much to dissect and break down and I have so many thoughts and I'm just going to barely scratch the surface. I'm going to assume anyone reading this is already familiar with the cultural importance … Continue reading Black Panther: THAT Good!
Well, Luke Cage was likely a big hit. It got a lot of praise at any rate, but I don't know what Netflix viewing numbers look like. I finished the show, and I liked it, even though it took me a while to get into it. Of the Marvel-Netflix shows, I haven't reviewed any of them, … Continue reading Marvel-Netflix. And Foggy Nelson.