Eternals Review

The latest entry in the ever-growing list of MCU properties is Eternals, which I’ll be honest I wasn’t that thrilled about going into it. I got the Marvel Comics part-work set of 60 graphic novels a decade or so ago and it had Neil Gaiman’s run with the Eternals as part of it and it left no lasting impression apart from maybe one of being dull but with great artwork. Is the film better than that? Yes, I can’t say its dull that often and it certainly has some stunning visuals but I can say it didn’t really leave a lasting impression either, not one where I’m dying for, or at least looking forward to a sequel like a lot of other MCU content. Let’s take a deeper look, anyway…

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Hawkeye – Season 1 Review

Twas the morning before Christmas and… I thought I’d upload the review of the just-finished Hawkeye series before the holidays, given its so heavily tied to it. A series based solely on Hawkeye may not have been the most obvious idea to pick but as per usual in the MCU they knew what they were doing as it was a real fun series to follow, with newly minted hero Kate Bishop being well handled and a return I have been quietly hoping for finally becoming reality. Let’s take a look!

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Review

It’s finally time to look at a fresh MCU movie actually set after Phase 3 with “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”. Now I’ll admit I’ve been reading Marvel comics and watching Marvel properties for a long time now but I only ever heard of Shang-Chi in passing, just “it was Marvel’s attempt to cash in on the 70s Kung Fu craze” so I was surprised to hear this going into production. Thankfully while it doesn’t reach Guardians level of “obscure property made big hit” Shang-Chi was an enjoyable two and half hours watch…

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What If…? – Season 1 Review

What If…? was always a great concept for a comic series and unsurprisingly it makes for a great TV series too, especially given so many Hollywood stars actually returned to voice their MCU roles. Obviously with any anthology series some were better than others but in general I had a fun time watching every week. Let’s take a closer look…

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Loki – Season 1 Review

A little later than usual for the big MCU series (for let’s just say the most valid of reasons…) it’s time to take a look at Loki’s first season, a six episode run through multiple timelines that really came into its own as it progressed and ends on a really great episode despite it containing mostly one man giving exposition. Want to know more? Read on!

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Black Widow Review

Yes I’m one of those crazy people who spent £20 to watch Black Widow at home (though to be fair to myself the cost of a ticket plus a bus to my nearest cinema and back is actually not far off that same amount…) What did I think of the first MCU movie in Phase 4, especially after we’ve had such great Phase 4 TV already? Well… it was fun. Not much else, but fun. Let’s take a deeper look!

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Doctor Strange Review

Finally completing the run of MCU films on this blog (as I’ve covered all the other ones as they released already) is Doctor Strange. This was always in interesting one for me because I’ve always liked the character and had high hopes the MCU team would do him justice, and thankfully I was right. The film is really enjoyable and quite the visual spectacle… so let’s take a look!

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Ant-Man Review

Ant-Man was an odd one, counted as a sort of “epilogue” to Phase 2 of the MCU it pretty much stands alone (with the exception of one scene) as a fun sci-fi heist movie. I had no expectations going into it, especially as it went through several rewrites and directors, so I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be a genuinely fun film. Does it still hold up now? Let’s take a look!

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

While it’s safe to say Age of Ultron is the least memorable of the Avengers films, that’s not saying much as the original one was an “one of a kind” event and the last two were an even bigger “end of the core story” event, leaving this as the only one that was “just” a film. Age of Ultron does have a lot going for it, a very charismatic central villain for one, but it does also have some slower, uninteresting moments that the other three Avengers films lack… Either way: let’s take a look!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Review

I mentioned that during Phase 1 Thor was the risky property due to being so unlike the others in the slate, well without a doubt Guardians of the Galaxy was the riskiest film in Phase 2 due to not only being completely detached from anything already introduced but also for being based on a comic series that the vast majority of people had no idea existed. Despite all those things Guardians was a huge hit based purely on being a great, genuinely funny film rather than any connections to the MCU or beloved comics. Want to have a bit more detail? Let’s take a closer look!

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