This show has a lot of characters. Agent Coulson from the various Marvel comics movies seems to be the star of the show, although we also briefly saw Maria Hill, who had only appeared in The Avengers film up to this point. The team consists of classic archetypes: we’ve got the two nerds, this seasoned combat veteran of legend, the guy just coming into his prime, and the hot new rookie. It was a mouthful for a first episode, but some of these characters might turn out to be interesting.
I’ve decided that I need to quickly address this issue: you see, I’ve heard from a lot of people that they didn’t like X-Men Origins: Wolverine because the story differed from the comic book, but I can’t accept that. I thought the flick was a good time, but critics didn’t agree. If you glance through its Rotten Tomatoes page, you’ll see quotes like, “I haven’t been this disappointed by a film since the new Indiana Jones,” or “You’re going to be really underwhelmed” or such thought-provoking blurbs as “I was definitely disappointed.” Anyway, critics and dorks agreed, Origins sucked – well, I didn’t agree, but there you go. For me, Origins wasn’t anything spectacular (well, the helicopter scene was spectacular), but it was a good time at the movies and I simply love Jackman as Wolverine. He’s perfect in the role and he has to share even less of the screen this time around, which may be why fans and critics alike seem to prefer The Wolverine to Origins. But in my view, they’re both fine, so if you hated Origins, this might not be the review for you. Read the rest of this entry
Iron Man 3 wasn’t quite what I thought it was going to be, but it was still a good time at the movies.
While we’ll see Iron Man again in the Avengers sequels, this will be the final solo adventure for the Armored Avenger. I guess I thought IM3 would be more in the vein of Dark Knight Rises, but this movie was a bit more fun and not nearly as dark. Even when Tony is at his lowest, he’s never really alone… not that any of his super powered buddies show up. (This movie makes you wonder why he doesn’t call in Captain America or SHIELD about a dozen times.)
This movie has impressive scope, action (in ways I didn’t see coming from characters/actors I didn’t think were this bad ass capable), visual effects and a story that’ll keep you in your seat. I wouldn’t recommend jumping in if you missed the first two installments, but Iron Man 3 isn’t just a genre flick – it’s a quality action movie. I give it an 8 out of 10.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you’ll want to stop ready now. Otherwise, meet me after the jump for more discussion! Read the rest of this entry
I’m no toy export, but these Amazing Spider-Man toys don’t look like much fun – or make any sense, for that matter. Read the rest of this entry
The miniseries still has a way to go, but so far, Daredevil: End of Days has impressed me in a way that a short run book hasn’t done for a long time. Read the rest of this entry
Sure, I’ve seen Christmas stockings with characters on them before, but it has always been someone cute and cuddly – not fucking Iron Man posed to do something violent. Maybe I can get one with Captain America punching the Red Skull in the face on it…
Not only is the idea that Spider-Man will be int he tub with you kinda strange because I don’t associate him with water (although he can hold his breath for a real long time… OK, that’s not helping), but Spider-Man’s an adult, right? Kinda weird that they’re pushing the idea of kids taking a bath with Spider-Man. Why not play basketball instead? I don’t want to use Spider-Man’s bubble bath – it’s freaking me out!
Don’t know who Deadpool is? This video isn’t going to help much!
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After you stuff yourself on Thanksgiving, wake up ready to get your video on here at CreativeJamie.com as we debut our Deadpool fan film, Deadpool goes to the Therapist. A good time will be had by all!
Unless you don’t know anything about Deadpool… then this might not make any sense. I’ll try address that problem!
This is the cover for Marvel Comics new flagship title, Uncanny Avengers. See, it’s half X-Men (who are uncanny), half Avengers… That’s not the point. The point is, they look like they’re melting – especially Cap and Thor. It’s one fugly cover.
You’d like to think that Marvel gave a big job to somebody and they fucked it up, but on the same day this issue was released, Marvel released multiple alternate covers for the same issue. Like they always do. Here are just a few examples:
So why didn’t they plaster one of these all over the place instead of that crap factory way up top. I don’t get it. Marvel makes weird decisions.