Dr. Strange, second time around

Dr. Strange glance

Making his magic work, the second time around

My brother and I watch through the Marvel library when we can and Dr. Strange was the chosen viewing for July 20, 2017.

I enjoyed it better upon this second viewing; I felt as if I could understand the character more and give him a little more room to breathe.

The ending is very strong, and that makes the whole thing work for me.

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy pleasantly surprised me; my brother and I watched it together and I felt that out of the plethora of other Marvel films this one seemed most aware of itself.

guardians of the galaxy posterThey all crack jokes, and usually a secondary character or bystander or even evil henchman will comment on the fact that what is going on is crazy, but the mains do it in this film and they do it with flair.

The “pleasantly surprised” refers to the fact that I knew nothing about these characters going in and very early on they had me engaged. I write that last part like it’s no big deal, but it is!

Pulling the audience in is the unstated goal of every film, and it’s not easy to do.

We watched it on May 23, 2017

Captain America: Civil War

We saw Captain America: Civil War on May 7, 2016.

The movie was tough to watch at points because I’ve become so invested in these characters that seeing them in pain was rough.

Marvel Civil War

Another reason things were so intense: the air conditioner broke during the film and everyone was cooking in their seats.

Nothing like a little heat to keep you on the edge of your seat, right?