Film Review: Avengers – Age of Ultron (2015)

At some point in the mess that is Avengers: Age of Ultron, the titular heroes retreat to a bucolic, isolated farm, owned by the archer known as Clint Barton/Hawkeye. Serving as the place where he stashes his kids, and inexplicably Linda Cardellini (unfortunately relegated here to a doting housewife), the Barton ranch sequence encapsulates everything…Read more Film Review: Avengers – Age of Ultron (2015)

“Do You Really Think This Will Change Anything?” – How Marvel’s Daredevil is a Half-Measure

Superheroics are inherently stupid, and the best comics acknowledge this. The Batman canon has wallowed in this harsh truth for years, with its characters (in every medium) openly wondering if the Caped Crusader does more bad than good. Moore famously designed his seminal superhero text Watchmen to be the genre's epitaph. Its central cast of…Read more “Do You Really Think This Will Change Anything?” – How Marvel’s Daredevil is a Half-Measure

Captain America: The Winter Soldier or How the Marvel Cinematic Universe Stopped Working

This is not an essay designed to bash The Winter Solider. Taken on its own merits the most recent Captain America movie is a pretty good thrill ride, ranking easily as one of the best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yet, its status as part of a much larger whole is where one finds fault…Read more Captain America: The Winter Soldier or How the Marvel Cinematic Universe Stopped Working