I’m going to be honest here. I can’t review this movie. I just can’t without spoiling the hell out of it, and I want everyone to see this movie and experience every gut-punch and every triumph. Just know that once the movie ended, everyone in the movie theater sat in stunned silence. That is all you need to know. Go see this movie.
I went to see Black Panther on the 16th, after being excited for it from the day Marvel announced they were making the movie. I was not disappointed.
It’s no surprise to anyone who knows me that Iron Man is my favourite MCU character. And if I look at the Avengers, Bruce Banner/Hulk and Thor, son of Odin, are tied at second place. There’s just something about that lovable blonde doofus that resonates with me. It helps that he has a very interesting dynamic with his sibling(s). So I’ve been looking forward to Thor: Ragnarok from the moment the movie was announced. Even before I’d seen the impressive cast list, or the first few visuals.
To be fair, I was never truly into Spider-Man. I’ve only seen the first two Toby Maguire movies, which were fine, I guess, but nothing mind-blowing. They mostly made me wonder why Peter looked way older than a high school kid. And the trailers for the Andrew Garfield ones just never drew me in.
I’ve been awaiting the release of Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 with bated breath ever since the first one ended and announced we’d be getting a sequel in 2017. I went to go see it yesterday – one of the perks of living in Europe; you get to see the MCU movies earlier than most.
Doctor Strange is the MCU’s first movie that deals with straight up magic. I must admit I knew very little about Doctor Strange, except that his name was Stephen Strange (name-drop in Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and that he was a doctor. I was very excited for this one, and also a little nervous. The trailers looked good, and the promo pictures of Benedict were great, but there was also a lot of outrage about Tilda Swinton playing The Ancient One. But I put all of my preconceived notions aside as I stepped into the theatre.
Ever since Agent Carter season 1 ended, I’d hoped the series would continue for a couple of more years. My wish came true – partially. There was a riveting season 2, but unfortunately there won’t be any more seasons of my favourite female non-superhero of the MCU. (I count the Marvel TV shows and Netflix shows as the MCU as well.)