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‘The Gospel According to Ultron: Biblical Narrative and Whedon’s Avengers Sequel’ -OR- ‘Ultron is God’

ultron “Then I looked, and behold, a likeness as the appearance of a man; from His loins and downward there was the appearance of fire, and from His loins and upward the appearance of brightness, like the appearance of glowing metal… He said to me, ‘Do you see this, son of man? …They have filled the land with violence and provoked Me repeatedly… Therefore, I indeed will deal in wrath. My eye will have no pity nor will I spare; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, yet I will not listen to them.’” — Ezekiel 8:2,17-18 (NASB)

“I was meant to be beautiful. The world would’ve looked to the sky and seen hope, seen mercy. Instead, they’ll look up in horror.” — Ultron Continue reading

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[REVIEW] In Defense of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

AoULogo What I set out to write as a straightforward review quickly metamorphosed into something else. The result is mostly a reaction to the other reviews I’ve been hearing and reading and an exploration of the shift in storytelling style that Marvel’s cinematic universe (MCU) is undergoing as it moves more fully into a long-view, semi-serialized format. Consequently, this post doesn’t have all that much to say about my personal likes and dislikes. I may return to those in the future, but feel free to ask about particulars using the comment box below if you get curious in the meantime. Continue reading

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[REVIEW] Thor: The Dark World, Pt. 2 – The Future of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

thor-the-dark-world-movie-title-logo2Marvel’s capable if formulaic Thor: The Dark World (see Pt. 1 for my review proper) did prove noteworthy in at least one regard in that it offered its audience a peek behind the curtain at the studio’s future plans. What exactly does Marvel have up its sleeve? And does The Dark World have something fresh to say after all? Continue reading

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[REVIEW] Thor: The Dark World, Pt. 1

thor-the-dark-world-movie-title-logo2**MILD SPOILER WARNING** I’ve gone out of my way to avoid revealing specific plot points in this write-up, but my review does include a level of information equivalent to that of a trailer or high level synopsis. Unless you require a completely blank slate going in (and have therefore endured a self-enforced media blackout for the last month), you should be relatively safe. As much as I beat up on the film below, I liked it quite a bit. If you appreciate what Marvel Studios has done with its movies so far, you’ll be pleased to find more of the same with this one. Continue reading

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[REVIEW] Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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I want to like Agents of SHIELD. Even as someone who rarely watches TV, the thought of enjoying a piece of Marvel’s cinematic universe on the small screen every week is appealing. I’ve watched the first three episodes of the show now, though, and it has not failed to disappoint. With such well-realized and solidly entertaining source material in the Marvel Studios films, why does SHIELD fall so flat for me? Continue reading

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