Eternals – A Cosmic Setup

Marvel’s latest blockbuster is another effort at “breaking new ground”. In many ways it does, with Marvel’s first deaf superhero Makari, the first openly gay character Phastos, and the first on-screen sex scene (short and tame, but still interesting). All of these are good things to finally show on a Marvel screen. The problem is … Continue reading Eternals – A Cosmic Setup

The Hero’s Journey: Trauma and Catharsis in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Marvel Studios is known for their action-packed blockbuster films starring classic heroes like Iron Man and Captain America. But they’ve taken a more nuanced approach to their first Disney+ shows. In the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier explores PTSD and trauma recovery, in a world eerily parallel … Continue reading The Hero’s Journey: Trauma and Catharsis in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier