Swamp Kittens, assemble! Don, Lisa, and Kelly took some time during the break between shows to look back at the MCU’s origin story, reviewing Iron Man and Thor. Find out how they hold up as films, as support for the eventual universe, and even as introductions of some now beloved film characters. Send your theories for Kelly, your questions for the Professor, and your murder lizard content for Lisa to email@example.com.
It’s an impromptu draft this week, as we pick our favorite moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and discuss exactly what makes them resonate for us. And we wish a happy birthday to a very special someone.
The Incomparable’s Summer of Marvel begins with a look back at 2008’s “Iron Man” and 2010’s “Iron Man 2.” How unlikely was it that a B-list Marvel Comics superhero nobody had ever heard of would end up kicking off one of the most successful film franchises of all time? How did perfect casting and a light touch with the subject matter pay off in this unlikely success? And how does the sequel balance being a second “Iron Man” film and the launch of a much larger franchise?
Don your mask and cape and join us for a discussion of the good, the underrated, and the overrated in the realm of superhero movies. And you think we’re going to praise “The Dark Knight” you might be in for quite a shock… No, seriously, we rip it apart. We also discuss “Superman 2,” “Darkman,” “Iron Man,” “Megamind,” “The Incredibles,” “Unbreakable,” “The Rocketeer,” and many others.