Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two

One of the things that I love about the MCU movies is that one could take the entire series and use it as a course in storytelling. Even though the basis of all the movies is superheroes, there are still multiple other sub-genres represented: war movies, spies and espionage, fantasy and mythology, heists, and, I would argue, the Iron Man movies are your basic modern action movies with some interesting character development thrown in. There are also quite a wide…

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Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One

When Avengers: Infinity War is released in theaters next month, it will be the 19th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and, somehow, the movies just seem to keep getting better. This is quite an impressive thing for such a massive franchise, which¬†involves so many different directors, writers, actors, genres, and themes. The fact that all of these movies can work so well on their own while also forming a coherent whole is an unprecedented feat, in my own…

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