Wrapping up eleven years and twenty one movies' worth of storytelling, Avengers: Endgame has a heavy burden to bear. But since most of its plot was carefully seeded across at least half of the preceding "Marvel Cinematic Universe" installments, one gets the notion that Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige knew his saga's, uh, endgame years ago, which is why everything… read more!
Movies Directed by Joe Russo (in alphabetical order)
After years of planting the seeds of the "Infinity Stones" saga across their many blockbusters, Marvel Studios finally brings the story front and center in Avengers: Infinity War. But while it's fun to see (nearly) every cinematic superhero they've introduced over the past decade onscreen together – this is as much a Guardians of the Galaxy movie as it is… read more!
I can't break down this film's plot to the uninitiated without feeling like an idiot. It's just too convoluted. Thankfully, Marvel presumes – arrogantly but correctly – that the uninitiated won't be seeing Captain America: Civil War. You pretty much have to be all caught up with Captain America: The Winter Soldier as well as Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man to get what's going on. I'll assume you are,… read more!
Because Captain America: The First Avenger took place mostly in World War II, when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) turned from wimp to hero as he fought off the Red Skull and the HYDRA faction of the Nazi army (or were the Nazis merely a part of HYDRA?), and ended with Cap thawed out just in time for the 21st century… read more!