I think this is only the second time I’ve watched Winter Soldier, and I know it’s fan favorite, but I wasn’t really feeling it then, and I’m still not really feeling it now. I think the first time, I had a hard time keeping everything straight, and this time I knew what was going on, but there was still just too much going on.
For Phase 2 of this Marvel series, I decided to break each movie into its own post. I’ve got a few to put up before leaving on vacation this week, so sorry if it feels a little spammy. But regardless: the journey continues:
I suspect Iron Man 3 is a movie that I enjoyed specifically because I’m not really that familiar with the comics.
Marvel moved the release date for Avengers: Infinity War up to April 27 which means I’ve been blowing through the previous movies in…well, kind of leisurely pace, actually, but it’s about to pick up. This is the first time I’ve done a (mostly) complete Marvel movie viewing, and it’s been interesting looking back at these movies that kicked off the universe. There’s a tiny little piece of me that wishes I’d gone for in-universe chronological order and inserted Agent Carter (which I’ve never seen) and Agents of SHIELD at their appropriate slots but honestly, who has the time? (Probably me, whenever Phase Four winds down.)
Last week, I took my dad to see Ant-Man for his birthday. I really enjoyed it, but I didn’t feel like I had a lot to say about it at the time. But since this week’s Screen Junkies Movie Fights included two Ant-Man rounds, I’ve given it a little more thought and in answering those questions, decided I may as well do a review and tack those questions to it.
I was fortunate enough this year to see quite a few movies released in 2014, but five of the eight were on DVD. For the three I made the effort to see in a theater, read on.
I need to watch X-Men: Days of Future Past again. I enjoyed it, but not nearly as much as, oh, pretty much everyone else I’ve talked to whose seen it. I think part of the problem is that I really should have spent the week prior rewatching X-Men 1-3, First Class, and maybe even the abomination that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Mainly because I couldn’t figure out where exactly in the Wolverine timeline that we know did the “past” part of this movie take place, and I probably spent more time thinking about that than just enjoying the ride. And it was quite the ride.
It’s been confirmed that my (perhaps everybody’s) favorite SHIELD agent, Phil Coulson, will be in Joss Whedon’s new ABC pilot based on the Marvel universe government agency.
Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, was first introduced in 2008’s Iron Man and was in three of the five movies leading up to Marvel’s The Avengers (Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Thor), and then in The Avengers. The only news that could be as equally awesome would be if somebody told me How I Met Your Mother was finally ending so Cobie Smulders could reprise her Avengers role as well. Somebody make that happen; the clock is ticking for Ted to meet The Mother.
There’s a an Access Hollywood story here, and a report from New York Comic-Con here. Don’t read either if you have yet to see The Avengers and don’t want to be spoiled for A Big Thing (and if you HAVEN’T been spoiled yet, perhaps look into contacting the Department of Miracles).
I leave you now with this: