It's 2021, we're almost done with the year yet Marvel continuous to have this choke-hold position on its fans as we talk about the MCU yet again (and twice more after this) with 'What If...?'. This boldly animated show takes to the multiverse to explore a reality far different from the one we have been … Continue reading ‘What If…?’ Falls Victim Yet Again to the MCU’s Formula.
Despite the Marvel Studios intro having been more or less the same since 2016, Phase 4 has kicked off with some exhilarating highs and some genuinely disappointing lows. From the experimental, character-driven 'WandaVision' and 'Loki' to the poorly executed and ultimately unsatisfying 'Black Widow' and 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier', Phase 4 seems to … Continue reading How ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings’ Revitalizes The MCU.
Natasha Romanoff blasted onto the scene in 2010's 'Iron Man 2'. Her scene-stealing nature led to her becoming a fan-favourite. Naturally, people wanted more and begged Marvel for a solo movie. Eleven years and an unnecessary death scene later, she finally gets her time to shine. Only the movie is constantly shadowed by its strong … Continue reading ‘Black Widow’ Is Too Little, Too Late.
The much-needed albeit unplanned hiatus from Marvel Studios is paying off quite intensely with four MCU projects having debuted this year alone. Some were groundbreaking (WandaVision) and some were genuinely questionable (Falcon and The Winter Soldier). 'Loki' takes the good and the bad of both those projects and implements them in a season that's incredibly … Continue reading ‘Loki’: Season 1 is A Chaotic Mess And I Lived For It.
To feel comforted is to feel nostalgic, safe and loved. Whether it's mom's homemade shepherd's pie, a piece of entertainment that speaks to the soul or even a favourite blanket. If something is comforting to you, it is because it's feeding what makes you... you! To put it in simple terms, Pixar's latest film 'Luca' … Continue reading ‘Luca’ Is Pixar’s Greatest Comfort Movie.
While Disney Princesses have never gone out of style with both reimagined fairy-tales and new faces, the Disney Villains brand has seen better days. What were once wicked, villainous and most importantly, stylish characters are now well-acted imitations. There simply hasn't been an original and entertaining Disney Villain since Mother Gothel... eleven years ago. The … Continue reading ‘Cruella’: The Art of Reimagining a Disney Villain.
When it came to watching 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' every week, the show proved to be an entertaining and thrilling ride. However once I had some time to really process that finale, it became clear to me just how big of a mess this show was. While the show does get its most … Continue reading ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ Is Flawed But It Gets One Thing Right.
When you finish a movie, there's a chance you might not know how to feel about it. Maybe you needed time or even a rewatch. However with certain movies, you get a clear opinion on the movie the minute the credits start rolling. 'Raya and the Last Dragon' is one of those movies for me. … Continue reading ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Is Perfectly Average.
As she steps into the black-and-white sheen of the sitcom she had just created, Wanda Maximoff enters a world of ignorant bliss, free from the cruel pain the real world had to offer her. A sense of unknowing relief washes over her as she meets with her true lover, Vision. Her soul broken down with … Continue reading How ‘WandaVision’ Explores Identity In The Face of Grief.
Despite making these past nine Fridays something to look forward to, Marvel's 'WandaVision' has unfortunately ended. With the appropriately titled 'The Series Finale' airing yesterday, it's time to take a look at the finale itself and how it altered the overall quality of the show. Was it the finale you expected? Probably not. Did it … Continue reading ‘WandaVision’ Ends Not With a Finale But With A Pause Button.