Review of Avengers I: The Simple Summer Joys of ‘Hulk, Smash’

Summary:  Today Locke Peterseim reviews the first Avengers film, a timely flash-back that helps us put A2-Ultron in context. Unsurprisingly, much of this review applies just as well to Avengers-Ultron. Disney manufactures entertainment products to tight standards.   {2nd of 2 posts today.} “The Avengers: The Simple Summer Joys of 'Hulk, Smash'” By Locke Peterseim. From … Continue reading Review of Avengers I: The Simple Summer Joys of ‘Hulk, Smash’

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“Iron Man 3”: a cynical plot drowned out by the clang clang action

Summary:  Today Locke Peterseim reviews Iron Man 3. It's "still slick and mostly entertaining, but with a cold heart that feels hung out over the chasm between Black’s cynical, subversive attitude and Marvel’s bright, shiny franchise-building."  It's a myth told by people who don't like it, which requires a higher level of story-telling skill than Marvel's … Continue reading “Iron Man 3”: a cynical plot drowned out by the clang clang action