It turns out: a lot of fading cuts and an announcer very seriously reminding us of the stakes. Man, I forgot just how many first lines of defense Earth had in the 90s. And last lines. We were very much sure we'd either win from the start or need some severe rescuing.
Vulture asked remix artist Louis Plamondon (Sleepy Skunk) to show us what it would look like if the Marvel movies had been summer blockbusters twenty years ago. These days, we're all about seeing footage and hearing dialogue from the actual movie. Not so back then. Back then, the movie could not be trusted to sell itself.