REVENGE OF THE SITH and the Terrible Burden of Expectations

For the most part I’ve made my peace with the Star Wars prequels. None of them are good, exactly, but Attack of the Clones deals with some interesting ideas and compelling themes hampered by shoddy execution; and The Phantom Menace is far better than its reputation would suggest thanks to imaginative visuals and a raw … Continue reading REVENGE OF THE SITH and the Terrible Burden of Expectations

The Unofficial MCU Timeline Finale – CAPTAIN MARVEL and Postmortem

For the past 21 weeks, I have been re-watching the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; combing over minute, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it details in an attempt to assemble a definitive, undeniable timeline for these movies. In a minute I’m going to talk about why this was a stupid, agonizing thing to do, but there’s one movie left … Continue reading The Unofficial MCU Timeline Finale – CAPTAIN MARVEL and Postmortem

The Unofficial MCU Timeline, Part 18 – BLACK PANTHER

We’ve got another easy one this week. When Black Panther came out just over a year ago, it created huge waves throughout the genre of superhero movies and the broader pop culture. If the Academy Award for Best Picture was awarded simply in terms of cultural legacy, Black Panther unquestionably deserved the trophy that Green Book regrettably took … Continue reading The Unofficial MCU Timeline, Part 18 – BLACK PANTHER

The Unofficial MCU Timeline, Part 16 – SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

This is it. Spider-Man: Homecoming. The movie that supposedly broke the timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie whose depiction of events has been famously called “incorrect” by some of Marvel’s most prominent filmmakers. The movie that – in a roundabout way – inspired me to do this whole dumb series in the first place. … Continue reading The Unofficial MCU Timeline, Part 16 – SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

The Unofficial MCU Timeline, Part 15 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

For the most part with this series, I’ve chosen not to do much in the way of critical analysis, opting instead to commit fully to bit of this just being pedantic nonsense (mostly just because there’s no way I can tie any of this back into some grander statement; it’s all just dumb bullshit). The … Continue reading The Unofficial MCU Timeline, Part 15 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

The Unofficial MCU Timeline, Part 14 – DOCTOR STRANGE

Last week’s entry saw the biggest disruption in the timeline to date, so it’s nice to ease back into things with one that’s pretty straight forward. The timeline of Doctor Strange is pretty straight forward, but it’s also unusual in its own unique way. It’s not immediately obvious, but the story of this film spans a … Continue reading The Unofficial MCU Timeline, Part 14 – DOCTOR STRANGE