Jun 24, 2016
The Marvel Cinematic Universe
In this episode:
- The 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 all.
- 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.
- If 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.
- We 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 shows).
- 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.
- We 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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