It’s a vastly different Marvel Cinematic Universe from when we last saw all our heroes on screen in Captain America: Civil War. Here are all the big events that shaped the MCU leading into Avengers: Infinity War, told through the eyes of various characters in the world!
Captain America: Civil War is finally upon us and its looking to shake up the foundations of the established Marvel Cinematic Universe. I remember that the original Civil War event in the comics was one of the very first comics that really hooked and enthralled me for Marvel content. It was engaging, evocative and thought provoking as it pitted Hero against Hero, Family against Family in an unprecedented battle of philosophies over the Superhuman Registration Act. Here is one of my favorite quotes from the storyline that has stuck with me through the years:
Captain America: Civil War is just around the corner, so let us provide you with a refresher course on how we arrived to this epic war of ideologies.
First off, a brief background on the source material. Civil War came about due to a superhero reality show gone awry, with the New Warriors discovering some super villain escapees of Ryker’s Island in a small town. Short story, one of the villains, Nitro, exploded which caused the death of hundreds of people including children from a nearby elementary school. With that, the US Government sought to enact the Superhero Registration Bill that would require every masked hero/vigilante to register with the government and be regulated by it, and anyone who opposes or fails to register would be regarded as a fugitive.
Ironman initially opposed the proposed bill but in the end sided with the Registration Act on the ground that the heroes must be accountable for their actions and should first be trained and certified by the government before being allowed to fight crime. Captain America, on the other hand, fought for his Constitutional right and opposed the act on the basis of protecting his identity and the safety of the people that he cares about. From here, a divide was created and the heroes took their sides, either with Ironman or with Captain America.
So straight up confession: We’re pretty lukewarm on the movie, probably because our expectations were so bloated and hyped up which we know is not the best way to enjoy a movie. We also know that we are in the absolute minority in this and if you liked the movie that is also absolutely, perfectly fine. We do get into how we feel about it in the recording which starts at 19:25 after this week’ But First Some News.
We also get to talk about The Cinefilipino Film Festival 2016 featuring Buhay Habangbuhay, a local comicbook turned into a movie; The Ghostbusters Reboot; The new Prison Break Reboot, and Denise gives us the lowdown on the recent developments in the WWE and Road to Wrestlemania 2016!
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The pick of the geek for this week would mainly focus on the comic book side of things, since its a quiet week in the realm of TV and movies. So without further adieu, here are the Geekend Gladiator’s pick of the geek!
2016 promises to be an exciting one for movie-goers and hardcore fans! And with a lot of movies begging for your money, its tough to pick-out the ones that deserve your well-earned dough. So allow us to make your lives simple so that you won’t break the bank this year with the 10 movies we’re excited to see this 2016 (in no particular order).
Marvel’s Jessica Jones is just a mere two weeks (or less) from premiering on Netflix on November 20, 2015. However, details have been little to none on what the show is about, what’s known though is that the show will be based on the graphic novel Alias, written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Michael Gaydos. After knowing such, we did our homework and read the book, and here’s our thoughts on what to expect on Jessica Jones.