MCU

‘Thor’ baffles with complex, confusing plot, tone

‘Thor’ baffles with complex, confusing plot, tone

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 The God of Thunder has graced the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011, quickly becoming a mainstay across numerous films. Whether appearing as an Avenger or starring in his own standalone series, I have always enjoyed Thor’s presence. Yet, with Thor: Ragnarok, the inability to form a cohesive plot […]

‘Iron Fist’ maintains quality, but fails to make impact

‘Iron Fist’ maintains quality, but fails to make impact

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor The final series before the much hyped grand crossover, “The Defenders,” “Iron Fist” brings some much needed levity to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s TV spectrum. While not exploring as deep of themes as its predecessors, “Iron Fist” does better encapsulate the feel of the comic book superhero than its […]

‘Doctor Strange’ takes viewers on out-of-world experience

‘Doctor Strange’ takes viewers on out-of-world experience

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor With gorgeous visuals and an improvement in acting, “Doctor Strange” delivers another win for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), though with several tropes that are starting to run stale. Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a skilled but arrogant neurosurgeon with a devil-may-care lifestyle. That is, until he gets […]

‘Luke Cage’ tackles criminals and modern racial tension

‘Luke Cage’ tackles criminals and modern racial tension

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor The third show in Marvel’s “Defenders” series, “Luke Cage” takes a surprisingly deep and compelling look into the experiences of African Americans in modern day America while also providing enough super-heroic fun to get behind. “Luke Cage” follows, well, Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a man with super strength and […]