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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

What makes a hero?

What makes a hero?

Alyssa Yang December 23, 2022
Redefining superheroes and how to tell their stories
Jennifer Walters trains to control her hulk abilities with her cousin, Bruce Banner

“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” is a comedic mess

Minjae Kang October 15, 2022
Marvel’s seventh Disney+ series struggles to form a coherent plot
Recent MCU movies such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder and Eternals have recieved poor ratings, especially when compared to previous releases.

Trading quality for quantity

Krish Dev and Minjae Kang September 25, 2022

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has produced 29 superhero genre films and shows since 2008, with many grossing over a billion dollars at the box office. During this time, the MCU has maintained its...

Michael Morbius possesses the ability to transform into a vampire.

“Morbius” fails to deliver a memorable origin story

Minjae Kang April 13, 2022
The latest Sony film is an underwhelming and forgettable experience
Holiday-themed poster for Hawkeye, released on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

Marvel’s ‘Hawkeye’ exceeds expectations

Krish Dev and Minjae Kang January 3, 2022
The fourth MCU Disney+ series is a fun holiday-themed ride
Marvel’s latest film smoothly interweaves the past and the present together. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ is a feat of nostalgia

Melody Cui and Sophia Ma December 22, 2021
Marvel’s latest film smoothly interweaves the past and the present together
The Eternals teaser, the film was announced at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.

Marvel’s “Eternals” disappoints despite an eternal run-time and diverse cast

Krish Dev and Tanish Mendki November 14, 2021
Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao’s venture into superhero films is overwhelming
Flying Superhero, by MSs photos, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercia -No Derivs Generic 2.0.

Addressing diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Krish Dev and Minjae Kang October 30, 2021

Various fields and industries in the United States are currently experiencing a movement to increase representation of racial and gender minorities. Not exempt from this change is the film industry: a...

The watcher, voiced by Jeffrey Wright in the intro sequence for What If...? Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

Superhero daydreams come to reality in Marvel’s ‘What If…?’

Tanish Mendki October 12, 2021
The latest addition to the Marvel universe is every fan’s dream
Simu Liu as Shang-Chi in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.  Photo | ​Marvel Studios

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is a refreshing entry for a new phase of Marvel hits

Justin E Kim September 7, 2021
The newest addition to the MCU successfully tests the waters of classic martial arts flicks
The End of Spiderman

The End of Spiderman

Elena Khan , Staff writer September 27, 2019

 Spider-Man gets taken out of the Marvel Universe, but this time it’s not by Thanos. It’s by Sony Pictures. So the future for him? It’s unknown.  Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Studios have settled...

Marvel vs. DC Comics

Marvel vs. DC Comics

Claire Wen and Sarah Young April 10, 2019

ajor Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was in need of cash. It was 1937, and he was writing for pulp magazines, another name for inexpensive fiction magazines. Partnering with magazine distributors Harry Donenfeld...

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