Marvel films are often accused of being homogenous. And although I do not agree with this argument (as Ant-Man was Marvel’s first heist film, Captain America: Civil War was a political thriller, and Thor was a fantasy film with a Rainbow Bridge) many of the Marvel films share common visuals and a common tone. Black Panther however, looks like it will be a sharp departure from past MCU films. In fact, the picture looks so […]
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Imagine this: you have been watching a show for years, and at first it was great. The characters were memorable, the plotlines were fresh, and the dialogue was fantastic. But as time wore on, the show lost its edge. Maybe it became routine, maybe it went off the rails, but either way it wasn’t the same. Does this sound familiar? Chances are if you are reading this, you have experienced this story before. The film […]
We live in an age where franchises and sequels are commonplace. And yet, even with hours upon hours of material dedicated to fleshing out these respective universes, many of them feel rushed and underdeveloped. Directors and screenwriters often have too long a story to tell, resulting in a poorly paced and choppy product, or have a decently sized narrative which, due to studio demands, is stretched into a paper-thin series of films. Examining franchises from […]
Whatever your thoughts about The Force Awakens are, you cannot deny that the film was a commercial success. Being the first film in years, and one of only three, that has grossed over two billion dollars, the Star Wars franchise now finds itself in a very lucrative position. The question now is: how does the franchise go forward? If Star Wars wants to remain relevant, it needs to do many tricky things at once. It […]