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part 1, part
2, part 3 (or:
A Magical Mystery Tour Through Television History)
Wanda takes a town hostage and does homages to sitcoms from every decade of American television. It's actually pretty great.
rating: 4 to 5
"Thor" (or: Shakespeare in the
Yeah, I'm backtracking again. But this is just a short summary hitting all the main points we need to remember before I get to "Loki".
"Loki" part 1, part 2, part 3 (or: Once More Unto the Multiverse)
In the first foray into the multiverse...which was supposed to be the second probably...the story continues from AltLoki escaping in Endgame and introduces an organization and characters that will probably continue into other parts of the MCU. And a bunch of Lokis.
rating:4 to 5
"What If..." part 1, part 2 (or: Alternate Plotlines)
The writers go down some alternate plots from comics that they couldn't do in the main MCU for obvious reasons.
"Iron Man 3", "Shang Chi" and "Hawkeye" (or: Ten Rings and Two Archers)
We do a brief run through a couple things before we really get into the multiverse insanity. I kind of regret not doing a full recap of "Shang", but the other two...this is enough.
"Spider-Man: No Way Home" (or: All Aboard the Good Ship Fanservice)
Y'all know what this one's about already. Avoiding spoilers because you didn't want to risk catching Omicron just to see a movie in a packed theater was literally impossible.
rating:4 (assuming you managed to get this far without the major
character death being spoiled)
"Doctor Strange and the
Multiverse of Madness" (or: Army
of the Evil Dead)
The MCU issues its first horror movie and it is CAMPY. And also a hot mess thanks to rewrites, large chunks of it being reshot and a pandemic screwing up everything.
"Thor: Love and Thunder" and The Incredible Hulk" (or: The MCU Falls On Its Face)
Yeah. I'm mostly covering these for reasons of completion and ranting about the fanbase. And because "She Hulk" makes more sense if you know the Edward Norton movie everyone tries to forget.
"She-Hulk part 1, part 2" (or: Girl Superhero Bad Says Fanboys)
The chick from "Orphan Black" takes on the part of Female Deadpool, paving the way for Deadpool in the MCU and angering the dudebros who still firmly believe that this series should cater ONLY to them. It's uneven, but nowhere near as bad as they claim.
NEW --> "Ant Man" and "Ant Man: Quantumania" (or: Science is Basically Just Magic, Right?)
We back up to do a brief summary of the first Ant Man so the brief summary of the third one can make more sense. Because apparently we are determined to callback everything now.