2011 in review

January 1, 2012

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,400 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 57 trips to carry that many people.

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Really, DC?

August 6, 2011

Okay, so I don’t normally bash DC Comics, but I happened to stumble across a picture of the new Superman movie. Here’s some ramblings!

First off, YAWN. Do we really need another Superman movie about his origins? Seriously, put him to bed already. How many times can they make the same movie?

Secondly, does anyone else think he looks like a cross between a Jersey Shore Guido and Fonzie from Happy Days? The last guy looked better.

Lastly, why can’t they make an interesting Superman movie? I mean the character overall is pretty boring, no internal conflict, so give the fans something new and original. Like Superman vs Batman, that would be fun to watch.

In closing, DC, you suck. All you got is Batman. Also, how was Green Lantern? Oh yeah, it sucked. So, until they make a Dazzler movie, make mine Marvel.

Click HERE to view the lame Superman pic.

The Marvel movie I wanted since I was a kid- A Review of The First Avenger.

July 30, 2011

Well, I finally saw Captain America a couple of nights ago. Here’s my thoughts.

1. Chris Evans was a great Steve Rogers. He pulled off the hero/everyday man element of Cap. He doesn’t like bullies, and was willing to lay his life on the line for his friends and country. This character trait of Rogers especially shown thru in the film, as I suspect it’s not an easy trait to portray. In addition, he looked great(my girlfriend especially enjoyed the shirtless transformation into Cap), and he played The First Avenger humbly and effortlessly.

2. Hugo Weaving as Red Skull. This character has to be Marvel’s best villain on-screen to date. In the past, some of the Marvel Studios’ villains have seemed forced or awkward. For example, Mickey Rourke as Whiplash, Tim Roth as The Abomination, and to a lesser extent, Jeff Daniels as Obby Stane. With Red Skull, Hugo Weaving embraces the purely one-dimensional villain, and seems to have fun playing the Hydra Leader. A great selection for the Red Skull, and I was left wanting more screen time for the villain. I hope he returns down the road, as they left the door open for future appearances.

3. The tie-ins to the Marvel Film Universe. They did a great job of laying down extra back story and tie-ins to the ever-expanding Marvel Film Universe. Loved the references/appearances of Odin, the Tesseract(or the Cosmic Cube as we Marvel nerds know it to be), Howard Stark, and The Howling Commandos.

4. The sneak-peek trailer for The Avengers. Oh man, does it look good. Well, what I could make out anyways. It was hard to really catch anything substantial as all the scenes are like 1 second long. They really know how to create a nerdgasm. This movie should be epic for Marvel nerds and comic book readers, but we’ll have to wait a year to find out how the flagship movie of Marvel Studios pans out. I’m excited.

In the end, this wasn’t quite the movie I had dreamed of, however, to be fair my expectations were fairly high. That being said, they still did a great job at bringing Cap to life. As mentioned in the title of this post, this was the comic book movie I always wanted them to make. Overall, a job well done; however, I would have liked more Cap kicking ass and less US show storyline, or maybe I’m just getting tired of origins storylines.

Overall, better than The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2. On-par with the first Iron Man and Thor. One last thought, Isn’t it a great time to be a Marvel nerd and comic book fan?

Is It Wrong to Want This? Part 2.

July 18, 2011

What can I say, I want this. Is that wrong? If you want to order them, clink the link below:

http://www.superherostuff.com/captain-america-underwear-pajamas.html

Before I order them all, just kidding… kinda.

Some pics of the new Spiderman suit.

July 14, 2011

Greetings Marvel Maniacs,

I just saw Transformers 3 last night and the best part for me was the 3D trailer for Captain America. So, how many more sleeps? Other than that,I found some interesting pictures of the new Spiderman suit and the new Peter Parker on ComicBookMovie.com! I think the new suit looks good, and I like the old school Spidey Web-Shooters they’re using for the movie. I have faith that the Spidey stories will be redeemed after the mess that was left of Sam Raimi’s Spiderman. Remember emo Peter with the black suit? and the dance scene? Urgg, so bad! Anyways, I’m excited to see how movie turns out, however, my expectations are low.

Click the link below to view the pics, enjoy and thanks to ComicBookMovie.com!

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=41712

Seriously, I can’t wait for this movie! Captain America:The First Avenger.

July 4, 2011

Oh man, this movie is going to rock! Here’s the new international release poster for Captain America. I can’t wait, this is the Marvel movie I’ve been waiting for since they started making Marvel comic book movies. How many days left till it’s released?  Avengers Assemble!

The Best There Is.. X-Men First Class movie review.

June 29, 2011

So, I finally saw X-Men First Class tonight, and I have to say definitely the best of the X-Men movies so far! The story, although nowhere near the storylines of the comics, was entertaining and well scripted . Watching the origins of the founder X-Men members on film was great, and the relationship between Xavier and Magneto was done brilliantly. I liked the retro feel of the movie, as we see old movie reels of the Soviets and President Kennedy throughout the film. The actors did a good job at bringing these larger than life comic book characters to life, especially Micheal Fassbender who plays a younger, tortured Magneto struggling with his thirst for revenge on a villain from his past-Sebastian Shaw played cunningly by Kevin Bacon.

Of course, there are some liberties taken with the characters, stories, and mythos of the beloved X-Men; however, I feel these changes are made for a better movie experience. Really, these movies are always going to stray from the original source material, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be enjoyable in their own way. I hope Fox Studios gets their act together for the upcoming Wolverine movie, because so far all the X-Men movies until this recent one were disappointing. *Spoiler Alert* On that note, I thought the Wolverine cameo to be unnecessary seeing Fox Studios is trying to reboot the franchise.

Overall, finally a X-Men movie that all fans can enjoy! So they change the stories and origins of the founder X-Men characters, get over it; it’s just a movie.

I come from the land of ice and snow… A Review of Thor.

May 7, 2011

Hey there Marvel Maniacs,

It’s yours truly once again to discuss all things Marvel. So, I just finished watching the awesomeness that is known as Thor. Best part: even my girlfriend liked it. The movie was amazing. Everything is done with care, tact, and good humour as they bring The God of Thunder to life on the big screen. All the actors are great for their respective roles, and I especially enjoyed Tom Hiddleston as Loki. Of course, Chris Hemsworth as Thor was also great, however, I felt the scenes with Loki to be more rich and in-depth, as they reveal the motives and actions that drive each character to the plot. That being said, Thor is fleshed-out throughly by the end of the movie, as his character is revealed to be truly a god by the end.

I really liked the story, and for anyone who’s never seen or read anything Thor or even Marvel related (for example my girlfriend, except the movies I drag her to) it’s enjoyable and never slow, dull, or boring. Go see this movie now! If you like movies, especially superhero or comic book movies, you will definitely enjoy this one. I won’t ruin any Easter eggs that you fellow Marvel nerds will probably get or find, but make sure you stay till after the credits, as there’s some extra stuff that will surely be a precursor to The Avengers movie planned next year. In closing, is Thor the best Marvel movie yet? My answer: Probably.

Best two issues I’ve read in awhile

April 6, 2011

Here’s the best two issues of Marvel Comics I’ve read in awhile, NUFF said.

1) Future Foundation #1- Great first issue! Loved the writing by Hickman, and Steve Epting is one of my favorite Marvel artists. So, Johnny is dead, and the FF need to move on. Will he stay dead? Who knows, however, for the time being this book looks like it going to be great ride.  Also, the ending to the first issue was a shocker….. check it out now.

2) Avengers # 11- Man, this book has been awesome since issue #1. Love the Bendis/Romita team, and now the Infinity Gems have been in play for the last five or six issues. I don’t get to read as many Marvel titles as I used to, but  I gladly dole out my $3.99 every month for this Marvel title.  In addition, just like the FF book, there is a welcome return of an old “friend” at the end of this issue, I can’t wait to see read more.

Buy these books NOW!!!

Marvel vs Capcom 3.. time well wasted.

April 5, 2011

 

So, I purchased Marvel vs Capcom 3 last week. Yeah, it’s awesome. This game is epic, and it doesn’t disappoint. I love the Cap, Thor, Wolverine team, or the Iron Man, Magneto, Hulk team. Also, Deadpool goes with just about everything… BANG, BANG, BANG haha, love it.

Go out and get this game, if you haven’t already.


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