Can you make a list of Marvel Cinematic Universe films related to cognitive functions?
Extroverted Sensing (Se): The Iron Man trilogy. Se. So much Se. Action, explosions, fast decisions and visual spectacle. The movies are exciting, they’re thrilling, and they put you at the edge of your seat. The main character, Tony Stark, is a Se-dom, and for fun, he parties hard, surrounds himself with gorgeous women (none of whom he truly loves; the only woman he truly loves is Pepper), drives really fast cars, and spends a lot of the time playing with his toys, even demonstrating the sensually engaging Iron Man suits. This one is inarguable. Tony even has the flaw of alcoholism, and his constant impulsiveness puts him, as well as his loved ones and innocent bystanders, in danger, eventually leading up to his break-up with Pepper, as well as his damaged image in the public eye.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): The Avengers movies. The director, Joss Whedon, is an ENTP, so it kinda makes sense. However, it is more visible in the second movie than the first movie. Age of Ultron is crammed with WAY too many sub-plots for its own good: Tony’s angst, Cap’s patriotism, Bruce and Nat’s romance, the introduction of Ulysses Klaw, the quick killing of Baron Strucker, the introduction of Wanda and Pietro, Pietro’s death, Hulk struggling with his anger issues, Ultron’s scheme to perfect the world, the birth of Vision, Thor discovering the Infinity stones, Thanos’ cameo, Hawkeye’s family, and the reassembly of the Avengers, with some new members? They all make it hard to tell WHAT EXACTLY was the movie’s goal. There were so many interesting things that could’ve been done with the plot, but Joss threw away many of those plot-lines simply because he lost interest. The first movie shows Ne as well, with the many plot-lines of each of the Avengers, Loki, and the members of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as the death of Agent Phil Coulson, but the plot-lines were all better controlled, leading to a clear idea of what the movie was about (the birth of the Avengers, and the pleasure of comic book fans everywhere), as well as better reception from audiences and critics.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): Captain America: The Winter Soldier. A lot of the movie is filled with espionage: the discovery of a shady organization’s rebirth, talks of how to “improve” the world with some new oversight projects, and the insane amount of planning that Dr. Arnim Zola went through all showcase it very well. It also has many events happen, all of which are meant to progress the plot forward: the introduction of Bucky as the Winter Soldier means new plot-lines for the future. The rebirth of Hydra means exactly the same thing, as does the introduction of Strucker, Wanda and Pietro. The movie also showcases some pretty good planning from the side of Nick Fury; but, most importantly, the scene where Cap reaches out to Bucky allows him to regain his memories, meaning that he will possibly join the Avengers (a team). This all would please comic book fans, but it’s all meant to maximize profit for the later movies yet to come. And, it has a very dark, logical, tough feel to it, where Cap is forced to take swift action at every turn.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe): The Incredible Hulk. The entire movie is about the fact that Bruce wants to repress his inner self (the Hulk), because he’s seen what he can do (hurt his loved ones, as well as many innocent bystanders). Throughout the movie, he tries to find ways to “cure” himself, showing a lack of embracement of self, as well as embracing the views of most people around him as his own (if they see him as a monster, he is one). It talks a great deal about “fitting in”, even showcasing people like General Ross (who doesn’t use Fe) constantly trying to contain him, because he’s “a nuisance” to the public. In the overall themes of the movie, this would be Fe, though Ross is actually using Si (the Hulk is something that shouldn’t even have existed; if he goes out, many unforeseen consequences will take place, and if he hurt his daughter once, it may very well happen again). What causes Bruce to stop running away is that his girlfriend, Betty Ross (also a Fe user), assures him that he isn’t all that bad, and encourages him to use his powers for good, even with the doubts in his mind.
Introverted Sensing (Si): Captain America: The First Avenger and Guardians of the Galaxy. The first movie is, at its heart, very classic, which makes sense, considering it took place at the time of the World Wars. It has loads of classical music, parties and whatnot. The main character, Cap, is a Si-dom, and he is very obsessed with patriotism, America, kindness, chivalry, generosity, heroism, bravery, and all the other traits that were championed in the old days. Very controlled action, and tends to play it safe in regards to the plot. It also features many classical views (the Nazi’s being evil, for example), though anyone knows Nazi’s are evil. As for the second movie, it is filled to the brim with pop-culture references, 70′s music, and characters who remind you a lot of sensory archetypes done many times before (the charismatic thief, the detached female assassin, the genocidal maniac, etc.). The main character, Star-Lord, who has inferior Si, keeps his recorder as a reminder of his dead mother, who used to listen to these songs when she was alive. And, in the end, Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot get over their past horrors, and join up to form a team that has a very close bond, stopping all intergalactic criminals who dare to cause harm to innocents.
Introverted Intuition (Ni): The Thor movies. Filled with symbolism, which is given, considering that the movies are based on Norse mythology. The characters are more-or-less archetypes, rather than actual characters (Thor is the impulsive hero who learns to be more responsible, Jane Foster is the one who studies him and changes his heart, Loki is the brooding step-brother of Thor who gives into his ambitions and envy to take the throne and rule, etc.). Many events foreshadow the future: the “death” of Loki foretells his takeover in the next Thor movie as the main antagonist, the cameo of the Collector foretells the importance of the Infinity Stones, etc. The movies are pretty hard to understand, being very abstract, complicated, and vague in their storytelling.
Introverted Thinking (Ti): Ant-Man. The movie is full of abstract concepts, is very intellectual, and is the movie most focused on science. Its main purpose is to make a show of all the cool new concepts (shrinking technology, the quantum realm, heists in a Marvel movie, the Ant-Man and Yellow-Jacket suits, etc.), but it doesn’t do those without several sarcastic quips on the side. The main character, Scott Lang, is a Ti-dom, very well-known in his universe for being able to think his way around any kind of system. The movie explores every single concept in full detail, breaking them down and showcasing all of the concepts’ intricacies. This movie would undoubtedly send smiles to the faces of every science nerd and geek. Also, the comic relief, Luis, is very unique in his sense of humor, showing creative and original thinking.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): Captain America: Civil War. The movie’s main focus is the emotional dynamics of the team, in that the unique emotions they feel towards the increased danger of the Avengers separate them into groups of 6, though each of them have their own reasons for which side they support, and some of them are clearly along just for the ride (Spider-Man and Ant-Man). Tony and T’Challa are both Fi users, and their reasons for supporting government oversight are all very personal (Tony does not want to be seen as a bad guy, whereas T’Challa is out for revenge against the man who killed his father, whom he believes to be Bucky, and supports the government because they are opposed to law-breakers / murderers like Bucky). Tony has emotional angst in the beginning, regarding the last argument he had with his parents, and it explodes with rage when he finds out who killed them (Bucky), and that Cap willingly kept this information from him. The main villain, Baron Helmut Zemo, who also uses Fi, sets out to stage some crimes in order to divide the Avengers from the inside, as revenge for the loss of his family in the Battle of Sokovia. He sympathizes with T’Challa’s loss, because he went through exactly what he did. Team Cap is strongly against the government, and refuses to back down on their beliefs to support the government. Overall, the movie is very dark, gloomy, and full of angst, and will tug on your heart endlessly.
director Patty Jenkins talks here about why it was necessary to make
the DC Comics adaptation a love story, while she also touches on parting
ways with Marvel over creative differences
“When I made Monster and they asked me what I wanted to do [next], I immediately said, ‘I want to make Wonder Woman.’ Everybody knew I wanted to make a superhero movie.”
However, the movie was nowhere near happening back then (despite Jenkins being shown a script in 2005 when she was pregnant with her son and not planning to work for a while). Thor: The Dark World also didn’t pan out, but Jenkins has no hard feelings about that. “I’m still so grateful to those guys for hiring a woman to direct f—ng Thor. Why would you do that? You don’t have to do that.”
As for what led her to Wonder Woman, Jenkins explained: “There was a period of time when we had two very different visions and I wanted them to find the right director for the job. It turned out we had a shared vision after all.” What was that vision? To tell what Entertainment Weekly describes as a straight-forward origin story which would be framed by a love story between Diana Prince and Steve Trevor. “I didn’t want to do anything more complicated. From my point of view, this was the movie I was talking to them about for about eight or nine years. I’ve met with 10 different people at Warner Bros and then it all came together in this one moment. Part of the reason I’m in such a good mood is this is the movie I’ve wanted to make my entire life. I feel so grateful that I get to be able to do this.”
I just realised in Thor 2 (the dark elf dungeon scene) when Loki said, “take the stairs to the left.”
He basically caused his mothers death.
If he didn’t say go up the stairs to the left, the dark elf wouldn’t of managed to murder his mother (as the creature wouldn’t of been lead to his mum) causing his grief and depression. That’s so fucked.
I mean I know he’s already psychopathic but he accidentally ended up killing the only one that loved and cared for him. That’s so dark. Damn.
Also his death killed myself internally :’)