Saturday, September 29, 2012

My Favorite Moments from The Avengers

In celebration of The Avengers release on DVD and Blu-Ray, here's a blog about the movie that set the opening weekend domestic record. Joss Whedon and Marvel have turned in one of the best comic book movies ever, and I suspect that whether you pick it over or after Spider-man 2 or The Dark Knight depends more on your preference for the heroes involved. Personally, I can only say The Avengers was the greatest movie I have seen in years. Whedon crafted a script filled with humor and the all-important "F*** Yeah" moments that superhero movies thrive on. More importantly, the film lets every character shine, and that, more than anything, is what makes The Avengers work. This is a movie about a team, and not any one character. After the jump, I'll take a spoiler-filled look at my favorite scenes from my #1 movie this year.

Spoilers follow, but it's out DVD so you should have seen it by now.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The second trailer for The Hobbit!

Here's the second trailer for The Hobbit: A Unexpected Journey and it shows off the Trolls and Wargs and Goblins and so much good stuff. Seriously, it looks like there's plenty here to fill a whole movie, making me a lot more comfortable with the whole three movie decision. Can't wait for December!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ultimates #16 makes Cap President

There will be spoilers in this post. Today's news reinforces why I read Ultimate Comics. Marvel revealed that Sam Humphries Ultimates series will see Captain America become President of the United States in next week's issue #16. Like killing Peter Parker, this is the type of event that couldn't happen in any mainstream continuity (also, Superman couldn't be POTUS. See: Birth Certificate). In Ultimates #9, a human bomb exploded on the floor of Congress, destroying most of Washington DC. Meanwhile, anti-mutant sentinels and militias tore the Southwest apart and the West Coast formed an independent state, leaving the new President's work cut out for him. Comic Book Resources has a preview of the interior pages, and I love the press is calling him President Cap. Of course this raises a lot of questions. Will he keep Carol Danvers as Chief of Staff? Will Tony Stark finally get to be Secretary of Defense? Anyway, if you want to catch up on the newsest run of the Ultimates, the first two volumes are out in trades: Volume 1 and Volume 2.
Update: The Washington Post has an article worth checking out.