This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #008. In Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark utters the now-iconic words that first opened the door eleven years earlier to the flood of record-breaking content that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). What were they? “I am Iron Man.” If you’ve seen the movie, you know … More Crafting Compelling Character Arcs—Iron Man
X2: X-Men United was one of the greatest superhero movies of the last decade. It set a high bar for X-Men 3: The Last Stand to live up to. Needless to say, if the Last Stand was a pole-vaulter, it would have slammed into the bar and then just barely manage to flip over it. It’s not the worst, but it’s far from what it could be. … More One Quick Lesson – X-Men: The Last Quip
Shazam is without a doubt a fun and enjoyable entry in the DCEU. It shines even brighter when compared with the dark, bleak entries in this series of movies, such as Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. Yet, in this movie, probably one of the biggest flaws is actually with the main character himself. Billy Batson is a serious young man who has dealt with feelings of abandonment and the struggle to belong. … More One Quick Lesson – Silly Bazam!
Spider-Man: Far From Home was an amazing addition to the MCU, as well as an outstanding entry in the growing collection of Spider-Man adaptations. Yet, there is one small problem that sticks out like a sore thumb in this otherwise successful superhero film. … More One Quick Lesson – Don’t Infodump