Go Behind The Marvel Movies
Tripwire’s editor-in-chief Joel Meadows takes a look at The Moviemaking Magic Of Marvel Studios: Heroes + Villains…
The Moviemaking Magic Of Marvel Studios: Heroes + Villains
Writer: Eleni Roussos
2019 is a keystone moment in Marvel Cinematic Universe history. It marks the end of Phase Three and so is the perfect opportunity to look back at 11 years of Marvel movies.
The Moviemaking Magic Of Marvel Studios: Heroes + Villains is a young adults book which offers a potted look at every Marvel movie since Iron Man in 2008. It gives readers a short synopsis of each one and a selection of behind the scenes interviews with effects producers and key personnel from Marvel Studios. Roussos has managed with the assistance of things like photos, pull-out production images and drawings to guide readers through the sometimes complicated world of Marvel movies. The book is chronological so it starts with Iron Man (2008) and ends with Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018).
The level of reproduction here is very good and Abrams have created a fun, interactive book (the pull-out art sections are a nice touch) that younger readers will enjoy thumbing through. The quotes from the key Marvel personnel also help to bring the whole thing to life with pizazz and style too. My only quibble is that the book doesn’t cover Avengers: Endgame or Captain Marvel (Marvel has a one page trailer for it) so it might be nice ti update this with content from these two films. This is a minor flaw though in an impressive book.
Marvel has played a major role in popular cinema over the past decade and The Moviemaking Magic Of Marvel Studios: Heroes + Villains is a fun, accessible visual history of that period. Recommended for young fans of Marvel movies who want to find out a little bit more about the films.
The Moviemaking Magic of Marvel Studios: Heroes & Villains by Eleni Roussos (Abrams Books for Young Readers, £21.99)