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Review of “Avengers: Infinity War” (mild spoilers)

* * * * A After the slightly disappointing Avengers: Age of Ultron, I went into Infinity War with somewhat low expectations. One of the things that hurt Captain America: Civil War was the massive number of characters, each requiring … Continue reading

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Review of “Thor” (rewatch/spoilers)

* * * B On second viewing, the original Thor movie holds up well. The fish out of water story gives the film some comedic lightness, forming the roots that later flower in Ragnarok. Unlike the original comic book story, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Best Story Ever”

* * C Sadly, Guardians of the Galaxy: Best Story Ever is not the best story ever. In fact, it is not a story at all. Rather, it is a collection of somewhat randomly selected episodes involving the guardians. Though … Continue reading

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Marvel, DC, and Archetypes

It’s interesting how Marvel and DC have discovered the same kinds of characters. I’m going to compare some characters from opposite sides of the mirror and see if they shed some light on heroic archetypes. Superman and Thor Superman and … Continue reading

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The Mythological Thor

Marvel has popularized the character of Thor, the Norse god of thunder, in comic book series and, more recently, in film. But Marvel’s Thor bears only a passing resemblance to the mythological figure once worshiped throughout northern Europe. So what … Continue reading

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Review of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

* * * B The latest big budget Avengers movie pits the Marvel heroes against an enemy of their own creation. Quicksilver and the Red Witch (in this incarnation, created by Hydra) make their first appearances, with Cap, Iron Man, … Continue reading

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