So, as we rapidly approach the end of the Marvel theme month, I’ve been thinking about the different films and how they hang together.
There’s been mention in the past of the strength of the series partly being based on the different styles to the films keeping them relatively fresh and to an extent I agree. For me their strength has always been in the casting of some highly charismatic leads (Downey Jnr and Chris Evans especially standing out) and the (in the majority) of the underlying stories that the films have had.
But having thought about the different genres, here is what stood out to me through them…
Iron Man – International Spy Thriller
The Incredible Hulk – Love Story / Lovers on the run tale
Iron Man 2 – Industrial Espionage / Revenge flick
Thor – Shakespearian tale in Space
Captain America – Nostalgic War Movie
The Avengers – Aliens Attack Earth
Iron Man 3 – Terrorist Thriller mixed with Christmas Film hints
Captain America : The Winter Soldier – Spy / Political Thriller
Guardians of the Galaxy – Dirty Dozen in Star Wars setting
Ant Man – Heist Movie
What do you think?