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The Road To Endgame – Part 20: Ant-Man And The Wasp

Ant-Man And The Wasp (referred to as AMATW from now on) has a peculiar placement in the MCU. Coming out a couple of months after the spectacle that was Avengers: Infinity War, it had the unenviable task of following in that film’s shadow. I quite enjoyed the original Ant-Man, but the obvious question here is […]

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The Road To Endgame – Part 19: Avengers: Infinity War

The Road To Endgame – Part 19: Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War is a landmark film. It’s the start of the end of the Infinity Saga and a film that had insane levels of build-up and hype around it. People spent years looking forward to this film, to the meeting of all the Marvel characters introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far (Sans […]

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The Road To Endgame – Part 18: Black Panther

The Road To Endgame – Part 18: Black Panther

Upon release, Black Panther had a pretty sizeable amount of hype around it, for a very specific reason. It had a majoritively black cast, something unheard of in major Hollywood releases. Of course, this does not equal quality. So the question I ask today, on The Road To Endgame, is Black Panther as good a […]

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The Road To Endgame – Part 12: Ant-Man

The Road To Endgame –  Part 12: Ant-Man

It’s weird. Ant-Man is the first film in this retrospective to legitimately make me tear up and feel emotion. And the thing that ultimately caused me to feel emotion? The death of a bloody Ant. Seriously, I felt an emotional connection with a CGI bug. Ant-Man is a film I expected nothing at all of. […]

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The Road To Endgame – Part 10: Guardians Of The Galaxy

The Road To Endgame – Part 10: Guardians Of The Galaxy

You know, I remember the initial buzz around Guardians Of The Galaxy. I was fourteen years old, a mere youth. I’d been introduced properly to the Marvel Cinematic Universe two years earlier. Sure, I very vaguely remember watching Iron Man 2 in the cinema with my aunt, and I’d seen every film leading up to […]

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The Road To Endgame – Part 6: The Avengers

The Road To Endgame – Part 6: The Avengers

So, six films. Four heroes. And now reach the culmination of it all: the end of the first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This should, by all rights and logic, be the best film in the series yet. It should be the most bombastic and action-filled film in the six so far. The Avengers […]

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The Road To Endgame – Part 2: The Incredible Hulk

The Road To Endgame – Part 2: The Incredible Hulk

Now we move on to the next film in the MCU, The Incredible Hulk. Boy it was great seeing Mark Ruffalo shine as the Hulk in his own mo- Wait, what do you mean it’s not him? Edward Norton? You’re kidding, right? You’re not? Oh, well, this is embarrassing. Time to look at the Hulk’s […]

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The Road To Endgame – Part 1: Iron Man

The Road To Endgame – Part 1: Iron Man

So here we are, right back at the beginning. It’s hard to believe it’s now been eleven years since this all started – the whole concept of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is ingrained in our cultural identity now. Did we exist before the MCU? Did life matter before the MCU? What were we before the […]