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‘Thor’ (2011): Marvel Movies Are Graded on a Curve

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne || Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins Music by: Patrick Doyle || Cinematography: Haris Zambarloukos || Edited by: Paul Rubell || Country: … Continue reading

‘Civil War’ (2016): Not Quite “The Winter Soldier”

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeeley || 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, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, Daniel Bruhl Music by: Henry … Continue reading

‘Dawn of Justice’ (2016): Zack Snyder’s Impossible Crossover

Directed by: Zack Snyder || Produced by: Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder Screenplay by: Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer || Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot Music by: Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL || Cinematography: Larry Fong || Edited by: David Brenner || Country: … Continue reading

‘Deadpool’ (2016): Taking the Swagger out of Superhero Movies

Directed by: Tim Miller || Produced by: Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner Screenplay by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick || Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapicic Music by: Tom Holkenborg || Cinematography by: Ken Seng || Edited by: Julian Clarke || Country: United States … Continue reading

‘Spider-Man 2’ (2004): Sam Raimi’s Hollywood Triumph

Directed by: Sam Raimi || Produced by: Avi Arad, Laura Ziskin Screenplay by: Alvin Sargent || Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, Donna Murphy, J. K. Simmons, Dylan Baker, Mageina Tovah Music by: Danny Elfman || Cinematography by: Bill Pope || Edited by: Bob Murawaski || Country: United States || … Continue reading

‘Blade’ (1998): How Great Direction Overcomes Sloppy Screenwriting

Directed by: Stephen Norrington || Produced by: Peter Frankfurt, Wesley Snipes, Robert Engelman, Andrew J. Horne, Avi Arad Screenplay by: David S. Goyer || Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright, Donal Logue Music by: Mark Isham || Cinematography: Theo van de Sande || Edited by: Paul Rubell || Country: United States || … Continue reading

‘Ant Man’ (2015): The Best of the Bland Marvel Movies

Directed by: Peyton Reed || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd || Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, ¬†Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Pena, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Anthony Mackie, Wood Harris, Judy Greer, David Castmalchian Music by: Christophe Beck || Cinematography by: Russell Carpenter || Edited … Continue reading

‘Spider-Man’ (2002): Teen Superhero Melodrama

Directed by: Sam Raimi || Produced by: Avi Arad, Laura Ziskin, Ian Bryce Screenplay by: David Koepp || Starring: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Joe Manganiello, Elizabeth Banks Music by: Danny Elfman || Cinematograhy by: Don Burgess || Edited by: Bob Murawski, Arthur Coburn || Country: … Continue reading

‘Age of Ultron’ (2015): The Definition of a Bloated Superhero Blockbuster

Directed by: Joss Whedon || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Joss Whedon || Starring (hold your breath…): Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgard, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Linda … Continue reading

A Look Back at the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Final Parts and Conclusion: From Many, One

V. The Message behind the Superheroes As the leading American blockbuster force of this time period, it is fitting that the franchise represents its native country’s most fundamental and sacred slogan — no, not “God Bless America,” but “e pluribus unum.” That phrase is Latin for, “From many, one.” It is on the Seal of … Continue reading