On my way out of Avengers: Endgame, I ran into Alika Seki, the owner of the Maui Comics and Collectibles shop in the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. I told him I had just seen the film and he immediately began teasing me (considering our friendship, this is nothing new). “Did you find the editing clunky, the […]
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Disney/Marvel is releasing their Avengers: Infinity War on the 10th anniversary of their lavish, mammoth successful experiment, the creation of the Marvel Comic Universe. It began a decade ago with the still-wonderful Iron Man and now concludes with this new phase. While the films themselves are hit and miss, the overall goal of the MCU […]
Spider-Man: Homecoming begins awkwardly, as white collar bureaucrats undermine a group of blue collar workers who are cleaning post-battle superhero rubble. We meet Michael Keaton’s central villain, who takes advantage of the position by stealing alien technology. What follows is “a film by Peter Parker,” showing the young Parker/Spider-Man meeting Tony Stark (played by an […]
It’s another month, which means we get another movie where the comic book heroes of my childhood beat the crap out of each other. This time, it’s Steve “Captain America” Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony “Iron Man” Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who are at odds over whether the Avengers team should step down from fighting […]