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Ant-Man quick movie review

Marvel’s Ant-Man is the latest installment (by my count, this is the 11th movie in the franchise) in their Cinematic Universe and is currently soaking up all of the box office money.  Isn’t it amazing that Marvel has just released a movie starring one of its lesser known protagonists and yet it’s still debatable whether or not DC Comics can even get their franchise off the ground?  I digress… frankly, Ant-Man is business as usual (more than usual, actually), but that doesn’t mean it’s not good fun.  Read the rest of this entry

Avengers TV show trailer

After watching the Avengers TV show trailer, I don’t think this is going to work.  I’m sure it’ll be better than Marvel Superhero Squad, but will not be able to reach the bar set by Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.  The fundamental problem might be that the show is being produced for Disney XD, which makes sense as Disney now owns Marvel.  Here are some issues I’m seeing:

The animation isn’t looking so good.  Did you see Captain America’s shield spinning?  It looks… weird.  I guess it’s rotating too slow for how fast its moving.  It’s not just that, though… there’s something a bit off.

The theme song is TERRIBLE.  Take a page from Justice League’s book and go with an instrumental.  This song rocks.

Just the little bit of dialogue I heard was HORRENDOUS.

However, they’re going with a strong, traditional line up:

Iron Man

Captain America

Ant Man/Giant Man

The Wasp

The Hulk

Hawkeye

The lineup pose at the end of the commercial seems to imply that Iron Man is leading the team, which isn’t especially traditional, but whatever.

I’m not willing to kill the show yet – I’ll give it a chance, but I’m setting my expectations low, and I advise everyone else does the same.

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