OPINION: Why Daredevil is the Best Written Character in Comic Book History

For nearly six decades, the charismatic lawyer Matthew Murdock has graced the panels of Marvel Comics as the swashbuckling vigilante known as Daredevil, the Man Without Fear! As the subject of acclaim from critics and fans for over six hundred issues, the Man Without Fear has won various awards, including fourteen Eisner Awards, which is…

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From Cave to Space: Iron Man’s Legacy

by Mima M When Marvel Studios was casting for Iron Man in 2006, Jon Favreau—who was hired to direct the first film of the nascent movie studio just months before—wanted to cast reformed Hollywood bad boy Robert Downey Jr. to play the titular character. Kevin Feige (then only second in command in the Marvel Studios…

Nick’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

2019 is shaping up to be another huge year for movies. From huge blockbuster sequels and spin-offs, original sci-fi flicks, dramas, and horror, there's something for everyone to be found at your local movie theater this year. Here's a list of the movies that I'm most excited about. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part…

Ant-Man and the Wasp – Sometimes Smaller is Better

After the universe-ending spectacle that was Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp serves as a great palette cleanser for audiences of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s no giant battle (the climax of the film is a car chase), the villain has no plans for world domination, and the stakes are smaller and more personal. Hope…

Deadpool 2 – The Action Soars While the Jokes Fall Flat

Is it possible to make an R-rated movie that seems catered to 12-year-olds? I don’t know, but Deadpool 2 certainly tries. Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is a foul-mouthed, mutant mercenary who fights for what’s right but is never afraid to get his hands dirty, all while endlessly quipping and breaking the fourth wall. By nature, this…

Avengers: Infinity War – What Just Happened?

Was anyone really ready for this movie? Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of ten years and eighteen films of storytelling and world building from Marvel Studios. We’ve met countless memorable characters and gone on countless memorable adventures with them; from a cave in Afghanistan, the fields of Africa, Malibu and New York City, to…

To Infinity – Spider-Man: Homecoming

It is a miracle in itself that Spider-Man was brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It really only became possible after Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 turned out to be a complete disaster. Marvel Studios would learn from the mistakes of the past Spider-Man franchises, ensuring Homecoming would become the best Spider-Man story since Sam Raimi’s…

To Infinity – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The Guardians of the Galaxy’s second run starts with one of the greatest opening sequences put on film. The Guardians are together to face off against a giant space monster, and it seems like we’re in for a thrilling action sequence to kick things off right. Instead, Baby Groot takes center stage, joyously dancing around…