Which is exactly why I did just that already.
So think of this as more of a retrospective.
|I miss you already, One-Shots.|
|Since he kind of died.|
|Sci-fi bank robberies! How could such a show not be green-lit?|
|The closest we'll get to seeing the founding of S.H.I.E.L.D., sadly. #SaveAgentCarter!|
So the final One-Shot was nothing more than a way to try and appease people who didn’t like the big twist of Iron Man 3, as opposed to telling a new story with new characters.
|Though I'm not complaining.|
Maybe. Maybe not.
If Marvel feels as though these One-Shot ideas should be involved in the movies or TV shows, then so be it. I’d rather see these characters on the big screen than see them relegated to Blu-Ray bonuses. I mean, if they had gone through with their idea for a Black Panther One-Shot, would T’Challa have had his interesting subplot in Captain America: Civil War? Maybe not.
But I can’t even say for sure if that would be a bad thing. Maybe it could have been an amazing, award-winning One-Shot. Or it could have been crap. Who knows?
But I can definitely say that I enjoyed them while they lasted.
Best One-Shot: "Agent Carter”
I know I said it doesn’t hold up as well as it used to, but it was still good to see her again. And now that her show’s been canceled (#SaveAgentCarter) I’ll take what I can get of her. And while the show had pacing issues, the short is perfectly paced with humor, butt-kicking, and a look at the founding of S.H.I.E.L.D.
But if you want me to pick a One-Shot that’s still actually canon, then I’d have to go with “All Hail the King.” Because I love Ben Kingsley and Sam Rockwell, and it was good to see Trevor Slattery and Justin Hammer have one last moment to shine.
Worst One Shot: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer"
It's 90% fight scene. Seeing Coulson fight off some bad guys was cool at the time, but it doesn't hold up in the wake of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since there's little else to it.
|He buys donuts. Riveting.|
It's got its moments, but it’s very short and part of it is just the recycled post-credits scene of The Incredible Hulk.
|Even though the scene looks a bit different after seeing Captain America: Civil War.|
The Marvel One-Shots were interesting looks into the unseen side of the MCU. And even though the deluge of Marvel TV shows means that we get a lot of that now, I still value these first, tiny glimpses into a larger world. And if they ever make another, you can bet I’ll see you then.