Jun 24, 2016
The Marvel Cinematic Universe
In this episode:
Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is one of the biggest franchises in
movie history. We love it. Love it love it love it. Beej and Void
discuss everything from what works in the MCU (and why), their
favorite properties and recommendations, and which TV shows or
movies, they’d be fine with never seeing again--or at
- But a
decade ago, we weren’t all enamored with it (yet). Lots of people
had no idea who Iron Man was, and comics fans like Beej wondered
why they would bring their B-team to the screen. Comics dabblers
like Void weren’t excited because of the lackluster comics movies
like Daredevil and X3.
you haven’t seen Jessica Jones on Netflix, go binge watch it. We’ll
wait. It’s worth watching even if you’re not into the MCU at all.
It’s not a typical superhero show in the same way Battlestar
Galactica isn’t a typical science-fiction show. Sure, there are
people with superpowers, but they are background to the personal
story being told. Just like how the Cylons are there, but the real
story being told is about the people you care about.
discuss the freedom that Netflix allows the MCU creators over major
networks like ABC, and how that’s a double-edged sword. On one
hand, you get Jessica Jones, but that came after they went too far
into hyperviolence in Daredevil Season 1. We expect the rest of the
Netflix-originals to be more in line with DDS2 and JJ, while Agents
of Shield and the now-cancelled Agent Carter struggle to maintain
viewers for various reasons (not that they’re bad
- Excited to see more non-origin stories being
told. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Spiderman Homecoming, Black Panther
should all deal with existing superheroes, rather than origins,
which opens up engaging storytelling avenues.
want Captain Marvel to hurry up and get released so we can get a
Ms. Marvel movie. We want Kamala Khan. Plz and thx.
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