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We're back this week with another Reader Submission. As he eluded to in last week's column, UnBoxing Jon had more to say about Robert Downey Jr. and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So here it is!
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Is Robert Downey Jr. The Villain Of The McU?
by UnBoxing Jon
By this time next year, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be almost a decade old. That will mean 17 films, nine TV/Netflix series, and one bizarrely arranged »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Anghus Houvouras on the Marvel Cinematic Universe putting moments ahead of character motivation…
I recently watched Captain America: Civil War again on Netflix. As pure pulpy popcorn picturesque entertainment goes, it’s a harmless romp. Over the last 18 months I’ve kind of cooled on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a lot of fellow fans and writers ask ‘why?’ So I’ve attempted to dig deep and articulate what about the Marvel movies is leaving me ambivalent.
The most salient example I could think of involved Ant-Man.
Ask yourself this question: What was Scott Lang’s character arc in Ant-Man?
Scott Lang was a noble guy who paid the price for trying to expose corruption. Because of his overzealous nature and lack of consideration for the consequences of his actions, he ends up in prison and loses the thing most important to him; his family. He works hard to redeem »
- Anghus Houvouras
Ben Mortimer Jan 9, 2017
Most set visits start the same way: meeting with the publicists in the lobby of a hotel before jumping on a coach and heading to the filming location. Inevitably, given that the hotels are usually in major cities, those coach rides tend to involve waiting in traffic jams; so it was no surprise when - on our way to the shoot of xXx 3 - there was a long tailback on a bridge up ahead.
After an early start and an hour on a minibus, the prospect of sitting in traffic and losing valuable interview time wasn’t particularly welcome, but as we drew closer to the cars it became clear something wasn’t quite as expected. The vehicles were static, the engines were off, »
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