To Infinity – Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange is a very frustrating film. It sets itself apart from other Marvel films by being about the embracement of new ideas, the opening and expansion of the mind, and the rejection of all that we’ve known and thought before. It’s the spiritual over the physical, the teachings of Eastern ideals and philosophies as…

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To Infinity – Captain America: Civil War

Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off with a bang. All of the Avengers, minus Hulk and Thor, are present in what is basically Avengers 2.5, and they’re forced to face the music for all of the casualties that they may or may not be responsible for while they’ve been off superheroing. Similar…

To Infinity – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Age of Ultron, the second assembling of the Avengers, was met with general disappointment by fans. Maybe it lacked the fanfare of the first one because no new franchises were added to it; the team lineup remains the same, the only film in Phase 2 that wasn’t a sequel was Guardians of the Galaxy, and…

To Infinity – Guardians of the Galaxy

When Guardians of the Galaxy came out to massive critical and box office success, it showed the world that Marvel apparently could do no wrong. An incredibly obscure property, Guardians is a story about a group of miscreants coming together to become something more, and be a part of something bigger than themselves. This group…

To Infinity – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

How do you take a character with a name like Captain America and make him work in the modern world? How do you take a character full of self-righteousness, with seemingly no flaws, and who always does the right thing, and make him interesting? Marvel found their answers to these questions in Joe and Anthony…

To Infinity – Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World is yet another example of wasted potential. Patty Jenkins was originally the director, but after butting heads with Marvel Studios throughout pre-production, she exited the film, citing creative differences. She would go on to make Wonder Woman for DC. Whoops. Alan Taylor was brought in as her replacement, and in theory,…

To Infinity – The Avengers

The Avengers is the biggest success Marvel, Disney, and the entire comic book movie industry has ever seen. Directed by Joss Whedon of Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame, The Avengers was the (first) end result of the shared universe experiment that Marvel Studios was attempting. This finally brought Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk,…