MCU Retrospective: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Daniel Brühl The Overview Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man. (Source: IMDb) The... Continue Reading →

MCU Retrospective: Ant-Man (2015)

Director: Peyton Reed Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña. The Overview Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that... Continue Reading →

MCU Retrospective: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Director: Joss Whedon Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders The Overview When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's... Continue Reading →

MCU Retrospective: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Director: James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan The Overview A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe. (Source: IMDb) The Review Full disclosure upfront: I thought Guardians looked crap when I first saw the trailer!... Continue Reading →

MCU Retrospective: Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Director: Alan Taylor Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Jaime Alexander, Zachary Levi, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård The Overview When Dr. Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves. The... Continue Reading →

MCU Retrospective: Iron Man 3 (2013)

Director: Shane Black Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Don Cheadle, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley The Overview When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. (Source: IMDb) The Review After the huge, ground-breaking success of The Avengers, we're now back... Continue Reading →

MCU Retrospective: The Avengers (2012)

Director: Joss Whedon Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders The Overview Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki (Hiddleston) and his alien army from... Continue Reading →

MCU Retrospective: Thor (2011)

Director: Kenneth Branagh Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård, Clark Gregg, Idris Elba The Overview The powerful, but arrogant god Thor (Hemsworth), is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.  The Review Following on from Iron... Continue Reading →

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