This post is filled with spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. Do not, I repeat, do not read this list until you’ve seen Avengers: Endgame. Full spoilers below.
Okay, so we’ve all seen the movie right? I think right about now is a good time to actually talk about the little nods or references that were particularly fun or strong in Endgame. However, if you’ve not yet seen the film, then don’t worry at all, the article will be ready when you are. Anyhoo, the following is an unranked list of easter eggs, callbacks, and references that stood out to me. Let’s get to it.
I’ve had a lot of fun doing these different top ten lists for Dagobah Day, so I thought I should maybe try to do that for Marvelous Monday. This Monday, I’m ranking ten of the best supporting characters. Villains don’t count. If you have your own solo film, then you don’t count. Characters from Agent Carter or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are eligible. Full members of the Avengers don’t count, not even Hawkeye, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Falcon, Vision, or War Machine. And I don’t think the new Spider-Man should count either. So, with that out of the way, let’s get to it. Continue reading “Top 10 Supporting Characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Marvelous Monday #53”→
The following is a review of Captain America: The First Avenger, a Joe Johnston film. The review was written in early 2016.
I’ll be the first to admit that I really didn’t have a lot of strong feelings for Captain America prior to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I hadn’t really been interested in the character: to me, he was just this patriotic ‘boy-scout’. I didn’t think Marvel would be able to really make me love the character. Boy, was I wrong! Continue reading “REVIEW: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)”→
The following is an episode review of Marvel’s Agent Carter (Season Two, Episode Two) available on ABC and Netflix Denmark.
In “A View in the Dark”, S.S.R. Agent Peggy Carter (played by Hayley Atwell) teams up with a new ally to retrieve the powerful and mysterious Zero Matter from Isodyne, after having learned that perhaps Daniel Sousa’s (played by Enver Gjokaj) new relationship is more serious than she had thought. Continue reading “REVIEW: Agent Carter – “A View in the Dark””→
The following is an episode review of Marvel’s Agent Carter (Season Two, Episode One) available on ABC and Netflix Denmark.
At the beginning of this new season, after having apprehended Dottie Underwood (played by Bridget Regan), Peggy Carter (played by Hayley Atwell) is transferred to the Los Angeles department of the S.S.R., which is now being run by Daniel Sousa (played by Enver Gjokaj), due to a case involving a female body having been found in a frozen lake. Meanwhile, Jack Thompson (played by Chad Michael Murray) now must attempt to interrogate Miss Underwood without the help of the show’s titular character. Continue reading “REVIEW: Agent Carter – “The Lady in the Lake””→
The following is a season review of Marvel’s Agent Carter, available on ABC and Netflix Denmark.
Marvel’s Agent Carter started as a Marvel One-Shot about the S.S.R. Agent Peggy Carter, it was a spin-off of Captain America: The First Avenger. Not unlike Agent Coulson, Peggy Carter has been known to show up in various capacities in Marvel Cinematic Universe films, even those that have little to do with Captain America. But the ABC show is the character’s playground, and it is so refreshing to see a show like this one actually have a fair bit of success, at least critically. Continue reading “REVIEW: Agent Carter – Season One (2015)”→
On the 18th of February 2015 Danish Netflix released the episodes that have aired on ABC of Marvel’s Agent Carter. This is my first time watching and reviewing it, though I am aware of the fact that most Americans have had the opportunity to watch it.
Though it’s nice to see Howard Stark, played by Dominic Cooper, again, I didn’t really like the opening of the episode – sure Carter is as cool as ever, but I didn’t like how Jarvis was acting in the negotiation – actually I thought James D’Arcy’s character was subpar in this episode.
The little ‘game’ at the Griffith was entertaining – though Howard doesn’t seem like his own character – more like a caricature of his son. If he is to have a huge role on this show then he needs to be more than that.
Back at the SSR station I wasn’t very pleased to begin with. I didn’t particularly care for the Sousa-interrogation, though it was nice to hear more about Enver Gjokaj’s character. Thompson’s character did the only sensible thing, and his part in the interrogation was what we needed – sure Thompson can be very arrogant, but he was the smarter Agent of the two during the interrogation.
One of my biggest pet-peeves is seeing Americans act as a Germans. There are a lot, and I mean a LOT, of great German actors – or even just central-european actors – that could’ve done a greater job than Jack Conley as Ernst Müller.
This episode did have a great way of making it feel important in the grand scheme of the MCU. By adding the vial of Steve Rogers’ blood the whole operation felt important suddenly – Peggy’s reaction was spot-on. This was when Dominic Cooper finally did something worthwhile – his argument in the case of the Rogers-vial was much more sound than his portrayal in the beginning of the episode. Hayley Atwell was perfect, I really mean that – and her argument in the giant discussion was touching, incredibly so.
And STAN LEE!! I love that man, great to see him at the very end. Oh and what about Dottie Underwood? That was one hell of a surprise. I wonder who she really is.
Today, the 18th of February 2015, Danish Netflix released the episodes that have aired on ABC of Marvel’s Agent Carter. This is my first time watching and reviewing it, though I am aware of the fact that most Americans have had the opportunity to watch it.
For the uninitiated, Marvel’s Agent Carter is about Margaret ‘Peggy’ Carter – the love interest of Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger. They decided to create the show due to the popularity of the Marvel One-Shot titled Agent Carter. Now back to basics. I really love the cast of Agent Carter. Hayley Atwell is back as Peggy Carter, and is joined by James D’Arcy, Chad Michael Murray and Enver Gjokaj. Gjokaj already appeared as a NYPD cop in The Avengers, so that should be annoying for True Believers.
Peggy is a strong character, and the show, thankfully, doesn’t hide that. She’s confident – the hero of her own story. D’Arcy’s Jarvis has a weird introduction, but quickly evolves into the lovable British assistant he was meant to be. Gjokaj’s character is very nice to Peggy, whereas Chad Michael Murray’s character is much more arrogant – and definitely a hotshot.
The information dump in this episode is huge, which is to be expected when watching a show about the 1940s – and especially since it’s about the timeline of Captain America: The First Avenger. But – the scene introducing Carter’s roommate has one awful line of information dump – one that’s absolutely unnecessary.
There are some nice reference in between the story and its information dump – and I actually thought this episode did much better than the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot in appeasing me, and appealing to my interests. This show definitely has potential, and it should improve in due time – seeing as it isn’t as tied down to the MCU timeline as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Finally, I’d like to add that the villains of the show aren’t that original. Their internal interaction was basically stolen from Fringe – and they don’t seem scary.