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Checkpoint: Marvel Studios Edition

Checkpoint - Marvel Studios Edition

I was lent a handful of Marvel Studio’s developed superhero movies that I missed out on. They included The Incredible Hulk (2008), Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and Iron Man 3. I’ve already watched Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and The Avengers but I wanted to fill in gaps and thus caught myself up.

Marvel Studios did their source material justice with terrific casting. I bought into every one of those super heroes. They made Thor interesting! Thor. He’s a God. I’ve always thought he was a corny and simple like Superman but they actually made him out to be an interesting fellow in the movie.

I love that they acknowledge the fact that there is a Marvel Universe; that other superheroes exist. It’s not just up to Iron Man to save the world (even though he does play a significant role in that department.) But at the same time, the fact that there’s not more cameos and cross pollination between the movies does bother me a bit. Am I to believe that unknown terrorists attacking American soil wasn’t enough to warrant an investigation by S.H.I.E.L.D in Iron Man 3? I also wonder why Tony Stark doesn’t build Iron Man suits for the less gifted Avengers like Captain America.

It’s best not think about those issues though. A suspension of disbelief is absolutely required to enjoy these movies and I’m happy to buy into comic book logic. All I want is for Marvel Studios to keep doing what they’re doing and continue to produce fun movies. But what I really want is for Marvel Studios to take back the X-Men and Spider-man franchises from Fox and Sony. I want Marvel Studios to control and integrate those two properties back into the greater Marvel Universe. X-Men vs The Avengers should be a reality.

I’ve been playing Mercenary Kings on the PlayStation 4. I’m enjoying it so far but I can see myself losing interest quickly if variety doesn’t kick in soon. Grinding for crafting materials just to craft better weapons for the hell of it isn’t appealing to me.

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