So, for those who don’t know, I forgot to add this movie to the list at the start of the countdown. I originally thought this was a 2014 film, but was reminded during the Oscars last week that this film was in fact a 2015 release. Luckily, I couldn’t have caught the mistake at a better time, as when I went to evaluate this film’s place on this Countdown, it ended up fitting perfectly on the list without me having to go out of order. That’s a testament to how good this movie was. Continue reading My 2015 Movies: Kingsman – The Secret Service (#12)
Ant-Man, that superhero most people knew existed, but only knew him because the concept sounds incredibly stupid. He was the character everyone including some comic fans made fun of for obvious reasons, and by far the oddest candidate for a standalone Marvel film. Yeah we all laughed about it even up to opening day while in the face of all the positive buzz. But deep down we all knew we were going to see it. If Marvel could sell us on talking raccoons and trees the previous year, we had to see how they would sell us on Ant-Man. Continue reading My 2015 Movies: Ant-Man (#13)
This was my most anticipated film of 2015. In a year that is chock filled with highly anticipated films- from Star Wars to Jurassic World to Fast and Furious– this was the movie I had my eye on. That’s because I’m a huge fan of Marvel’s line of movies and the first Avengers film. But with great hype comes a great amount of skepticism. The first Avengers film is a hard act to follow, let alone attempt to overtake. People still say that it’s the greatest comic book film ever. And that’s the chief question this time around: Is it better than the first one? As debatable as it is to say, I would say “yes”. Continue reading SBox Recommends: Avengers 2: Age of Ultron
I may not be a comic book guy, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Spider-Man. He’s my favorite superhero between Marvel and DC. I grew up with the original Sam Raimi trilogy starring Toby Maguire, and still love them to this day despite how silly people say it is. When the time came for the franchise to switch gears, despite my initial skepticism, I ended up enjoying Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man. It was a good change of pace from the more lighthearted films prior.
So, I left that film just as excited for the film’s sequel as I’m sure everyone else was. Little did everyone realize how split we would all be. Similar to Man of Steel, this film was a love or hate situation. The film was actually so controversial and complex in nature that it indirectly paved the way for a third reboot. Question is: which side of the fence are you on? Buckle up people, because you’ll either want to hug me or punch me in the face after this. Continue reading My 2014 Movies: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (#4)
Marvel has been hitting their films out of the park in recent years. That’s why I have no guilt with placing every single Marvel outing from 2014 into the top 10 of this countdown. Let’s begin with one of the few franchises that are no part of the MCU as of right now. While it can be said that the X-Men franchise has had a rockier road compared to other Marvel franchises, I’m glad to say that this is probably the best X-Men film ever made.
X-Men: Days of Future Past acts both as a sequel to First Class and a futuristic reimagining of the original X-Men trilogy. (It’s very hard to explain). Continue reading My 2014 Movies: X-Men Days of Future Past (#9)
I always look forward to the next in-house Disney animated film. They never really disappoint me. Even when they are lackluster they still have that charm that keeps you from hating it entirely. That’s because when they succeed, it’s definitely something to behold. With that said, I associate the cutoff date’s extension due in part to the opportunity to watch Big Hero 6. It didn’t feel right not talking about it when I could, so here’s what I thought about Disney’s newest outing. Continue reading My 2014 Movies: Big Hero 6 (#10)
Yesterday morning I was searching my phone during second period and saw the news I thought would never come. At long last Sony and Disney have made the deal of the year: Spider-Man will be added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I’m going to just place all other posting plans aside for now so I can focus on this one post. I’ve been saying I was going to post something on the subject since around August. I’ve yet to do so as you can see. Since then we’ve entered a speculation period prompted by the infamous Sony hack of 2014, where we learned that talks between Marvel and Sony have existed and continue to. Now that the information is official, it’s now or never to bring this up; and that’s what I’m going to do finally.
Continue reading My Thoughts on Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe