Movie Madness is a feature wherein I pit my top sixteen most anticipated films of the year against each other in a bracketed single elimination tournament because top ten lists can eat a dick.
Like many people online lately, I am tired of seeing the mainstream press reviewing Marvel films, specifically how the Black Widow character is boiled down to either a discussion of her outfit, or describing her as “ass kicking” or a “femme fatale”. So I thought I’d try the opposite. I have done my best to avoid spoilers, I promise.
The new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past came out the other day, and I was surprised by how apathetic I felt towards it. And the best explanation I can come up with is Marvel’s success with mixing genres.