I love Spider-Man 2. Unabashedly. Wholeheartedly. With Spider-Man: No Way Home finally out, I wanted to revisit my favorite Spider-Man movie of all time—why I love it as a drama over a comic book action movie, and why, frankly, I’m forever nostalgic for the standalone superhero movie.Continue reading
How the hell do you introduce a new superhero this far into the Marvel game? This is something the MCU has to contend with as the roster gets bigger, and Shang-Chi is the newest member post-Endgame. For one, you stack the right talent: director Destin Daniel Cretton at the helm, a storied action cinematographer in Bill Pope, the late Brad Allan as fight choreographer, along with a dizzying who’s who of a predominantly Asian cast. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings may be burdened with the standard grooves of an origin story, but it blazes past the stumbling block to the tune of a martial arts action romp.Continue reading
I’d like to think that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier started in this cramped Volkswagen. Kevin Feige watched the playback footage, saw the goldmine, and here we are. Continue reading
It seems we have our culprit.
“Who’s doing this to you, Wanda?” Agent Jimmy Woo asked back in ep. 2, and Monica Rambeau came out flying with a response: “It’s all Wanda.”
Or is this what SWORD wants us to think? Continue reading