Let’s face it: Marvel doesn’t need Iron Man 3 the way they needed Iron Man Mach 1. Good thing that no longer appears to be getting in the way of an exciting conclusion to the Iron Man trilogy. [Read more…] about Finally a Reason to Get Excited About Iron Man 3
Comic Book Movies
Looking back, 2012 was a Banner year for comic book movies – and I don’t just say that because Mark Ruffalo finally delivered the Hulk of my dreams (Heroic and full of rage! And that hair!).
Any chance 2013 measures up to the likes of The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Amazing Spider-Man?
… Probably not. But let’s take a look at what’s on the docket anyway: [Read more…] about 2013 Comic Book Superheroes Movie Schedule (also, a nerdy test)
You’ve already read most of the superlatives, and in all likelihood you’ve already seen the film. At this point you get it: Marvel’s The Avengers is a great movie. I won’t sit here and pretend I have anything to add to that discussion outside of “squee!!!” and “Whedon could do anything he wants to me and I wouldn’t even care, man.” The Avengers is constantly exciting, does a great job tying together the entire Marvel Universe, and gets increasingly hilarious as characters are established. Go see it. Review over.
I’d like to spend the rest of the post taking a look at why one particular character had to be the focal hero of The Avengers. Naturally, with a team of super heroes, there are quite a few options Joss Whedon had to choose from. It’s my contention that the primary hero of the film was perfectly chosen. Spoilers follow, so run like blazes away from this post if you haven’t seen the film yet. [Read more…] about How Joss Whedon and Tony Stark brought Marvel’s The Avengers Full Circle
Compared to the last comic book movie trailer I posted (see: Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance), the new Dark Knight Rises trailer looks like a ball of Citizen Kane wrapped in bacon-flavored whiskey. Both delicious, dangerously manly and on a fast track for critical acclaim. Of course, that’s not setting the bar particularly high.
So how does the Dark Knight Rises really look? Click on through to watch the trailer (probably again) and share your thoughts on my thoughts! [Read more…] about Dark Knight Rises Trailer: Can Nolan Follow Up the Joker? Kinda Looks Like It
There’s something to be said for the cajones on the Marvel execs who decided to greenlight a second Ghostrider film. I mean, the first was ballsy enough (the fact that it got made… not the plot), but it came at a weird time in our nation’s history. Non-existant WMD’s were all the rage, special effects had finally caught up to superhero movies, and Elektra had her own feature length cure-for-insomnia. Everybody was getting their own superhero movie. I’m pretty sure Batroc the Leaper starred in a flick with Paul Rudd portraying him. It was a simpler time. [Read more…] about Ghost Ride the Whip: Spirit of Vengeance Trailer Exists Against All Odds