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Learn English meaning of 'Marvel'

Date: May 20 2016

Themes: Pop Culture

Grammar: Adjectives


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Do you like Superman or Spider-Man? Do you think Thor is cool? Or maybe, Wolverine is your favorite? All of these characters were made by a company named Marvel. In the beginning, Marvel wrote comic books about superheroes. These superheroes live in a world that looks like our world, but this world is full of fantastical things. For example, Superman can fly. Spider-man can climb walls like a spider. Thor and Wolverine are very strong.

Marvel also makes movies. In 2008, Marvel released their first movie. Now, they have new movies coming out every year! Their movies are tied into the comic book world. Captain America started as a comic book in 1941. Captain America tells the story of a soldier who became a superhero. He is super-fast and super-strong. He has a group of friends called The Avengers. Captain America and his friends are in the new movie Captain America: Civil War.

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Gary:  I am so excited. Very soon, Captain America: Civil War is going to be released in the movie theaters.

Andy_H:  Oh my gosh, I don’t even know what to think. I had so much fun watching Captain America: Winter Soldier. They are just phenomenal.

Gary:  This year Marvel has so many movies coming out, and next year, and the year after. They have so many big ideas tied into the movie world, all coming from their comic books.

Andy_H:  And, you know, I love the comic books. I’ve read like two or three in my life.

Gary:  Okay.

Andy_H:  But I love what they do with these movies! I mean, I feel like they’re actually bringing this fantastical comic book world into the world you and me live in.

Gary:  It’s the good old days for me. It feels so inspiring. With all of these stories interwoven between TV, movies, and things on YouTube and Netflix, all connecting together, it just makes me feel like a kid again.

Andy_H:  And I have heard people say, “Oh, they’re just milking it for all it’s worth.” Sure, fine, but let me tell you, I cannot wait to get me some more Marvel.

Gary:  Sign me up!


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The new Captain America movie is coming out soon, and Gary and Andy are excited! Andy loves the Marvel comic books. He likes to see fantastical superheroes who live in our world. He also thinks the movies are phenomenal. Gary likes Marvel because the stories make him feel like a kid again.

Some people say that Marvel wants to make lots of money with their movies. New Marvel movies are coming out all the time, and each new movie usually has the same superheroes. The superheroes are also in comic books and on TV. Gary and Andy agree that Marvel is milking it for all it’s worth, but they don’t care. They just want more movies!

What kind of movies do you like? Will you see the new Captain America movie?



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joao correia


I read comic books every day when I was a child until youngest, but now I don’t know the  why I don’t like more superheroes I prefer normal characters without powers.

I won’t see the new Captain America movie for while who knows after.

01:45 AM May 22 2016 |

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ana karnia

ana karnia

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Unfortunately these movies have lots of harsh scenes. They affect kid’s behavior. I used to watch them, but now I don’t like them.

06:13 PM May 21 2016 |



ı think, all kind of super heroes are created from high imagination…they have unbelievable powers,abilities.they can fly,climb…they are extra strong,smart,attractive ..maybe its an illusion that we like to watch them ..maybe they take us to another world with exciting adventures ..

and finally, they save us,our blue earth from bad people ,devils,alliens  ...

ı like to watch them :) 

10:57 AM May 21 2016 |

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movies which talk about an ancient story ,

Movies techniques which tell about how the science are go forward and the techniques of computer became the judge in the world ,

no i didn’t seen the new Captain America movie yet

10:54 AM May 21 2016 |



I’dont like films about superheroes because are schmatic and predictable. I prefer thrillers and surrealist movie. Film who can startle me is a god film.

03:45 PM May 20 2016 |

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I’m in between sci fi such as Avengers, Captain America and movies without any action except of emotional one. Sometimes you can watch a three hour duration movies without even a gun shot and you don’t sleep a wink. But of course Marvel ideas are always full of nowelties which attracts me a lot.

12:04 PM May 20 2016 |



I like comic and horror movies. I would love to see captain America movie

06:10 AM May 20 2016 |



   I like the comedy movies or cartoon movies too. But I have never seen the captain America movies.

   What most favorite movies I have seen are produced by Benshan Zhao. Even though many people have objection to him, I still love his the series of the love of village .

Maybe some people would say what the aim of the producer of movies is just milking for all its worth, but what then? What does the matter?  It can’t deny the joy that bring to people.

Some ones said that movies were some ordinary. But the lives of the most  people were just so. It just reflect the actual lives.

Recent years I begin to see the cartoon with my daughter such as <Boonie Bears>,<pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf>.

01:57 AM May 20 2016 |

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