The director returns to his mangled magnum opus, proving that his original vision was far better than Joss Whedon’s. But it’s in service to a view of superheroes (and comic-book movies) that already feels outdated.
Starting with: Does he even have one?
Iron Man is on the lam in Florida. Captain America got unlucky in Kentucky. The Hulk smashes into a bank — and robs it. Don’t criminals ever wear DC masks?
The MCU’s first television series wants to point out that picket-fence America isn’t as innocent as it appears. But it’s not so much an indictment of nostalgia as a cynical exploitation of it