In The Avengers, all the momentum of the character-and world-building origin stories comes together – we’ve got all our heroes, S.H.I.E.L.D., P.E.G.A.S.U.S., the Tesseract, even Loki – and in the steady, loving hands of Joss Whedon, everything is fireworks.
Both a high-fantasy royal dynasty drama, Shakespearean in its scope, structure, and stakes, and a small town fish-out-of-water comedy… Miraculously, Thor excels at both.
Turns out it is an MCU film, and it’s absolutely worth watching.
Boy does this film double down on America’s love of incorrigible arrogance.
The little movie that started it all, Iron Man is the first MCU film, released 11 years ago.
The newly released Captain Marvel takes place in 1995, back when Nick Fury had two eyes and everyone you knew had a nose-ring.
It all started with an Infinity Stone.