What started with the grounded world of Daredevil season one has become a breeding ground for comic book insanity. Bottomless pits at construction sites. Immortal villains. Magic superhero monks. All that and more is back to challenge our favorite street-level heroes in The Defenders.
While Volume 2 of Guardians of the Galaxy is still a bit reluctant to part with its delinquent spirit and doubles down on its off-color humor, it makes a surprisingly powerful bid for matters of the heart.
2016 saw a solid year for the MCU on the big screen, capped off by a compelling debut for Doctor Strange. The lineup this year ought to be every bit as good. So what’s on deck for 2017?
Scarlet Witch better make some room because another magician has made his debut in the MCU. Doctor Strange has arrived. This film is unique and colorful. A visual stunner. But does it suffer from moral ambiguity?
Me thinks this is the Avengers 2 Marvel and the Masses initially wanted…
Jessica Jones isn’t much like any superhero you’ve ever met. Sure, she’s a heavy drinker like Iron Man, and throws grown men as though they were plush dolls like the Hulk. But the thing that really sets her apart is that she’s got to be the biggest jerk of a protagonist that I’ve ever seen on screen.
She’s also arguably the most selfless hero Marvel has ever put on screen.
Daredevil is a popular Marvel superhero for many reasons. He’s blind, yet able to turn his disability into an advantage. He’s got a cool costume (as long as we forget about the yellow). Almost paradoxically, he’s a lawyer that takes the law into his own hands. These are all things that make Daredevil compelling, whether it be as an interesting character study or because we personally identify with some aspect of his story. The thing I find most compelling and accessible about Matt Murdock, however, is not disability or his all-but-lost neighborhood, but the struggles of his faith.