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The Marvel Universe expands to include comedy
" fine, people). All this and more has enmeshed Marvel’s Ant-Man film, a long-gestating project that saw the unconventional..."

July 17, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Guardians of the Galaxy
These lesser-known, misfit, comic-book characters are a grand addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"...ones – have never been a priority of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They’re typically hung on some gobbledygook idea,..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Thor: The Dark World
The Marvel cinematic universe opens its gates once again, and The Dark World does not disappoint.
"...They’re both tested when the latest installment in the Marvel cinematic universe opens with some ponderous business about truculent..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Meh might be a better name for this dullish retread.
"...The Amazing Spider-Meh is a better-suited title for Marvel's reboot of Sam Raimi's original, far superior trilogy. Brit..."

July 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Lehnsherr (aka Magneto) in this thoroughly well-cast adaptation of Marvel Comics' classic and long-running superhero series. The pair play..."

July 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Sam Raimi makes the most Sam Raimi Marvel film imaginable
"...Marvel Studios is infamously known for hiring up-and-coming independent directors..."

May 6, 2022 Movie Review by Trace Sauveur

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Marvel's crime caper comedy sequel gets bigger, smaller, but still fun
"...still a little tenderized after the mass whittling of Marvel’s superhero ranks (and for those that said it doesn’t..."

July 6, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Thor: Ragnarok
The Marvel Universe's funniest movie to date
"...for a rousing action-comedy that stays true to the Marvel master plan while also, yeah, kinda taking the piss..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Wonder Woman
The origin story of Diana, princess of the Amazons
"...what for any other superhero would be a distinctly Marvel origin story. This, uh, wonderfully directed and near-perfectly cast..."

June 2, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Marvel Comics' muscle-bound mook with delusions of demi-godhood is well-played by Chris Hemsworth.
"...– this is instead the long-awaited cinematic adaptation of Marvel Comics’ popular take on Norse mythology and the eponymous..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mondo Gets Marvelous
Exclusive look at Nightcrawler print from new Mondo show
"...With great power comes great responsibility. When Marvel Comics agreed to let local print experts Mondo unleash..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Avengers: Endgame
The end is the beginning is the end as Marvel's Infinity Saga reaches a satisfying, tearful end
"...opening to the resolution of this arc of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Mad Titan (played through motion capture..."

April 26, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Your friendly neighborhood web-head goes beyond Peter Parker
"...In 2000, Marvel Comics realized that they were getting a little stale,..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

This sassy superhero movie is not your child’s comic-book origin tale
"...the average viewer and nirvana for connoisseurs of the Marvel Universe. The opening credits immediately attune viewers to the..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
More proves to be less for Spidey this time out.
"...It’s a Marvel Universe world, and we just live in it. Did..."

May 2, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Star-Lord and co. return in the popular Marvel series
"...still welcome sequel to director James Gunn’s 2014 surprise Marvel Universe hit. While the original had near-equal amounts of..."

May 12, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Overwrought take on DC Comics’ two most popular characters
"...of the forthcoming Justice League – DC’s answer to Marvel Studios’ Avengers franchise. Granted, there are enough finely choreographed..."

March 25, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Big Hero 6
Witty charm, lively animation, and a swift pace help this animated superhero story rise a cut above.
"...lively animation, and swift pace. Disney’s first foray into Marvel territory (without tying itself directly into their well-established onscreen..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Watching Jennifer Garner as Elektra turn somersaults over her foes in her drop-dead-sexy assassin’s gear isn’t nearly as invigorating as it ought to be.
"...Abby (Prout), but, as so often happens in the Marvel Universe, the kid is the Chosen One, the savior..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Marvel gets tiny, weird, and wonderful again
"...It's a worry that has plagued the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man: When would the franchise..."

Feb. 17, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Marvel's living vampire gets a Sony Spidey-verse spinoff
"...Vampire. Originally created in 1971, he was one of Marvel's first horror characters after the Comics Code Authority started..."

April 8, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The New Mutants
The last of the X-Men finally get to the screen
" entry in the Fox era of adaptations of Marvel's X-Men comics. There's that of the filmwatcher, who goes..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

'S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Up
Can Joss Whedon break loose in ABC's Marvel series?
"...In Joss Whedon’s lugubriously titled Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., sleek, shiny lines abound...."

Nov. 12, 2013 Screens Post by Aleksander Chan

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Wolverine is a noisy mess, full of Hugh Jackman's seriously killer snarl but utterly devoid of the borderline-subversive smarts that made Bryan Singer's X-Men films so resonant.
"...CG revolution that has since enabled Stan Lee and Marvel Entertainment to wash away the bad taste left by..."

May 8, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr.'s sly take on Marvel Comics' cold warrior elevates everything about this film.
"...unbowed, wounded but walking, Downey Jr.'s sly take on Marvel Comics' cold warrior Iron Man elevates everything about this..."

May 2, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

X-Men: The Last Stand
This third outing in the franchise lays on the subtext even more heavily than its predecessors – racial, gender, and sexual politics are all over the place, as are the multiple strands of the story line.
"...he had it rough. This third outing in the Marvel Entertainment/20th Century Fox superhero franchise lays on the subtext..."

May 26, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Hulk
"...In fact, everything about Ang Lee’s sprawling vision of Marvel Comics’ The Hulk is painted in the broad, flashing,..."

June 20, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

X2: X-Men United
"...they’re going, Bryan Singer’s X-Men films – adapted from Marvel Comics’ popular and long-running series about mutant superhumans living,..."

May 2, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...adaptation of a comic book superhero yet. Fans of Marvel Comics' beloved red, black, and blue arachnoid teenager should..."

May 10, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

" hiss properly these days. Based on Marv Wolfman's Marvel comic of the same name, Snipes plays Blade, a..."

Aug. 21, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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