Movie still from Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Captain America: Civil War Sets Up the Game for Marvel’s Phase III

“Choose a side” was the marketing message for Captain America: Civil War. It’s Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man. But after years of watching these characters grow and work side-by-side, it’s impossible to choose a side. I like all of them. I want good things for them. And even though I’ve secretly wondered who could kick the crap out of whom among the team, I’ve never wanted them to hurt or kill one another. It’s what makes Civil War so good. Continue reading “Captain America: Civil War Sets Up the Game for Marvel’s Phase III”

Avengers: Age of Ultron Is a Spectacular Follow-Up to The Avengers

After Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), goes rogue, the Avengers are called in to stop him from wiping out the human race with Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who have unique powers of their own. Continue reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron Is a Spectacular Follow-Up to The Avengers”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Godzilla 2014

Godzilla: The Monstrous Superhero We Need

In 1999, a nuclear power plant meltdown caused by an unknown electromagnetic force devastated Janjira, Japan. For the last 15 years, Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) has been trying to figure out what caused the destruction. His son, Lt. Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) thinks he’s crazy. That is, until they make their way into Janjira to find an organization called Monarch led by Dr. Ichiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) has set up camp to monitor a prehistoric monster they found nesting under the former power plant. MUTO (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism), feeds on radiation and destroys using electromagnetic pulses. Unfortunately, the only thing big enough and strong enough to take out the MUTOs is another legendary monster, Godzilla. Continue reading “Godzilla: The Monstrous Superhero We Need”