Tag Archives: The Avengers

Agents of SHIELD & expanding the Marvel Universe

Last year while counting down to The Avengers, I noted that Marvel was doing something unprecedented with its multi-movie franchise. For the first time, a company was building an expansive universe. The six movies, Iron Man 1&2, Captain America, Thor, … Continue reading


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Countdown to The Avengers: The Avengers!

“Ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod!” After seeing “The Avengers” last weekend, I promised my friend Eric I’d start the post this way.  This sentiment is currently echoed by audiences all over the United States as they watch the action-fueled, surprisingly funny film by writer/director … Continue reading

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Countdown to The Avengers: Captain America

Up until “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011), each film in the Marvel Cinema-verse Canon has played as a different genre.  “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2” are 1930s screwball comedies similar to “His Girl Friday” or “The Thin Man.” … Continue reading

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Countdown To The Avengers: The Incredible Hulk and Thor

After spelling out a few days ago why I think the Marvel Cinema-verse is an important event in modern film-making, the next two films on my countdown to “The Avengers” are “The Incredible Hulk” (2008), and “Thor” (2011).  While they … Continue reading

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Countdown To The Avengers: Why The Marvel Cinema-verse Matters

As I watched the latest installments in my Countdown to “The Avengers,” I had a revelation: Marvel is attempting something virtually unprecedented in modern moviemaking with the Avengers movies, something that is perhaps only possible in today’s franchise-hungry Hollywood. Marvel … Continue reading

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Countdown To The Avengers: Iron Man & Iron Man 2

I’ve learned my lesson.  After tabulating total views from my reviews of older films to those of newer films, I realized that the only time any but a small loyal group of readers (comprised mostly of my immediate family) read … Continue reading

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