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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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Review

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier feels like a new Captain America film but stretched out to six hours. In a lot of ways this is good, the two titular characters have more development here than they ever had in their film appearances, but sometimes it was a little bit too slow for its own good. What ratio from good and slow is it? Let’s find out!

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

The second Captain America solo film is full of new and returning characters (though not as many as the third film!) and has an extremely significant plot twist half way through. Throw in plenty of well shot action and fight scenes and you have a genuine hit on your hands. Between this and Civil War it’s no wonder the Russo brothers were chosen to helm the final two Avengers films… Let’s take a look!

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Thor: The Dark World Review

It’s time to look at what most consider to be the worst MCU film of the bunch. Is Thor: The Dark World really that bad? Not really, it’s okay, but when you’re surrounded by films of very high quality and you’re just okay then you do end up looking far worse. Let’s take a good look at it anyway, and see if my opinion matches that general fan consensus…

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Iron Man 3 Review

“Phase Two” of the MCU kicks off in the same way the previous one did: with an Iron Man film, though one that’s now part of a much bigger whole. Iron Man 3 is a controversial film, mostly in the way its villain, The Mandarin, is treated and can get a very marmite response of loving it or hating it. What about the rest of the film? I quite like it myself, so why do we just look at the whole thing so I can stop skirting around spoilers, eh?

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Avengers Assemble Review

Otherwise known as “The Avengers” everywhere else in the world, Avengers Assemble sees the first “Marvel Team Up” film that nobody was quite sure if it would work… until it cracked a billion at the box office! While Iron Man obviously kicked the MCU off, it was this film that sold both fans and studios on the idea that a shared universe of visual media could not only be pulled off, but if done right can be pretty damn lucrative, and trust me: this was done right! So let’s take a look at the first Avengers film, shall we?

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Thor Review

Thor was the riskiest early movie in the MCU in my eyes, Iron Man was equally unknown but at least it had the “cool suit” aspect for it, Thor just had old fashioned lingo and magic, which didn’t fit with other films at all. Somehow of course they pulled it off, not only casting Thor and Loki perfectly but somehow pulling off Asgard and their magical ways and had it fit the films that came before and after it. Let’s take a look!

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WandaVision Review

The much anticipated MCU show focusing on the bizarre sitcom antics of Wanda and Vision finally aired over the last two months, and it didn’t disappoint. While slow to start the mystery of just what the hell was going on built up perfectly, whipping myself and many others into a frenzy of online discussion and theories in the days after each episode aired. Did the series stick the landing? Let’s find out!

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The Incredible Hulk Review

The Incredible Hulk often feels like the “forgotten” MCU movie, given that its rarely released alongside the others or on Disney + due to Universal holding the distribution rights, and that the titular character is played by someone else compared to the rest of the MCU films. That being said it’s still officially apart of the timeline, with several characters appearing or soon to be appearing in other MCU projects, so… let’s take a look!

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