We are barreling toward the conclusion of the Infinity Saga. But before we can watch Thanos break the universe, we need to travel to a new country and meet a new king. This film introduced the term "Afro-futurism" into my vocabulary in a big way, and boy does it deliver.
At last, it's time for one of the original Avengers to complete his trilogy. Iron Man has been done for ages (even if he does keep cropping up) and Captain America ended his solo run with the Civil War, so Thor has big boots to fill. Fortunately, he's got some friends to help him!
We are taking a brief break from the interdimensional, intergalactic shenanigans of Doctor Strange and the Guardians of the Galaxy to come down to Earth. Spider-Man got his backdoor entrance into the MCU in "Captain America: Civil War", but now he is making his first solo appearance!
This time our journey involves an expanded role for the Ravagers, the return of Nebula, and the closest thing to a Field of Dreams moment we have had to date in the MCU, so let's jump in.
Like "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Ant-Man", I was skeptical of "Doctor Strange" at first. I'm not sure why, because I had not yet been let down by a MCU movie. I knew of Strange because I read the Infinity War comics, so I knew that he was powerful, certainly the most powerful character to date in the Marvel universe, but I hadn't read any of his solo comics. I wondered how the "Master of the Mystic Arts" would translate to the screen and whether audiences would be able to follow the - HOLY CRAP SHERLOCK HOLMES IS IN THIS MOVIE!