I love you three thousand.
In which we fully explore our complicated feelings about Thanos.
Bopping around to the Ramones, all nervous and spazzy, getting sweaty-palmed over a pretty girl and stressing about Academic decathlon, this 15-year old Peter Parker is a trademark high school movie hero.
Captain America: Civil War kicks off phase 3 with a banger. All the Avengers are here (well, almost) – and things are not going well.
Take notes, kids – this will be on the test.
Though it sold itself as a political spy thriller – and it does excel at that, in its heart, The Winter Soldier is also an exploration of the lasting trauma of violence, the transformative power of friendship, and the inherent risk in choosing to trust.
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.
It all started with an Infinity Stone.