Marvel Studios has taken us on quite a journey since they exploded on the scene and launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man in 2008 . I don’t think anyone could have predicted how long and amazing the journey would be, or that it would one day cross into the realm of the mystical and magical.
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I usually go on and on about how sequels are inferior to their predecessors. Rarely does a film prove me wrong. However, this spring I am hopeful because Captain America: The Winter Soldier has a solid chance of being that film.
My first exposure to the story of Marcus Luttrell and Operation Red Wings came when I caught the second half of a 60 Minutes Special about Luttrell’s amazing and gruesome tale of survival. It was shortly thereafter that I discovered a Major Motion Picture was being made about that story.
Welcome to the very first edition of Before and After. The premise is simple… I’ll take a look at some of the biggest films, television shows, comics, music, and books available. I’ll give you my take from before I dive in to them, and my thoughts about them once I’m through.
With Man of Steel opening this weekend, I figured that there is no better subject for the first edition. So lets get on with it…