Marvel's 616 - (Disney + / Arturo Holmes) TRISH, JOSH
Difficult to categorize Marvel 616. This documentary series indeed offers eight episodes (lasting between 47 and 70 minutes) independent of each other. In the end, it looks more like a collection of films each dealing with a particular theme. -mix, we can learn more about the role of women and superheroines, discover unknown, forgotten and resurrected characters or see how Marvel recruits foreign talents at the origin of new hero like Spider-Man Miles Morales. If each part has been treated by a different director, there is a certain unity of the staging, inherent in the chosen genre (the documentaryentary). We find the protagonists remembering cult sequences, recounting memories and anecdotes in chronological order making the subject easy to follow. The main pitfall of this type of docus is often being too tongue-in-cheek and self-congratulation. In Marvel 616 , it is not. Screenwriters, designers and editors speak of their successes as well as their failures with true impartiality, thoroughness and a good dose of self-mockery when the subject lends itself to it. Usually they don’t make a ton of it and that makes it very enjoyable to watch.
The series gives pride of place to unfamiliar covers, to hapless heroes who have only had four adventures. Others, as the fourth film recounts, have been brought out of limbo to make a winning comeback in the image of Black Panther . In the curiosity department, the first episode focuses on the history of the Japanese Spider-Man. Marvel then sought to disseminates comics in the land of manga. The publisher forges a partnership with the Toei Company, known for its robot-based cartoons and series. She has directed a 41-episode series reserved for the Japanese archipelago that looks, no more, no less, like a "sentai" (Power Rangers and others) with Spidey as the main hero. The result, far from Western standards, had nevertheless succeeded in seducing Stan Lee. Marvel's 616 - (Disney + / Christopher Willard) JESSE FALCON, PAUL SCHEER
The part devoted to the share of women in the world of comics is extremely sharp, covering both historical and demographic facts and presenting comics from the 40s and 50s, which no longer exist today. It introduces us to new artists and screenwriters, who are driven by thefemale emancipation are essential in this male environment and dare to propose superheroines far from Hollywood canons. Squirrel Girl displays sharper curves than her sisters. Ms Marvel is the first veiled Muslim superhero. Marvel will call on American writer G. Willow-Wilson, a Muslim activist, to design the , dialogue, universe and supporting characters for Ms. Marvel. She expected to receive messages of indignation and insults, it was quite the opposite ...
Shot like a thriller, one of the documentaries brings the whole story to life Iron Man 2020, from the first bits of the plot to the delivery in bookstores and the signing of Dan Stoll's dedications. We discover the "Marvel method". This sequence reveals all the stages of the production and should delight fans. Likewise, one of the films ties into Marvel Spotlight. These are plays intended forAmerican high school students who portray superheroes. They are used by drama teachers across the country. They explain that for their students, it is easier to identify with Magneto, Mordoc, Squirrel Girl or Ms Marvel than with Romeo, Juliet or Othello. Dedicated to fans of comics in general and lovers of Marvel heroes, this series is a veritable mine of information, trade secrets and almost every episode conceals unseen visual nuggets. We just regret the uninteresting film devoted to cosplay. Only the first five minutes are worth a glance, we learn the genesis of the movement. The rest follows cosplayers heading to New York Comic Con, all interspersed with interventions by psychologists who line up the clichés. We can skip with a clear conscience.