Last week had the typical “Best Nerd Things of 2014”, so now, it’s time for the real fun: the WORST nerd things of 2014. Yes, these are the movies, TV shows, video games, and comics that made my blood boil to molten lava, my head feel like it wanted to implode, and my nerd rage levels to reach almost Berserker. So, without further ado, we might as well get the biggest offender out of the way, the worst comic book movie of the year (in my opinion)… Read the rest of this entry
Marvel Studios has been having “talks” with Sony about using Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to IGN, these talks are in very early negotiations, and while it’s entirely possible that this could all fall apart, it doesn’t make me any less excited. After the heartbreak that was Amazing Spider-Man 2, really the only thing that could get me excited about another Sony Spidey movie would be if he was allowed to work with the MCU, and it seems like it’s something that Sony is open to. Read the rest of this entry
It’s now Labor Day, which can only mean one thing: summer, and the movies that came with it, are over. This summer movie season saw a huge amount of comic book and other geek friendly movies hit our screens, some good (Guardians of the Galaxy) and some bad (Amazing Spider-Man 2). So, how do they all stack up when we put them against one another? I’m glad you asked, because it’s time for my annual Summer Movie Wrap Up! Read the rest of this entry
Another week, another Sony Spider-Man rumor. Unfortunately for me, this one goes against the current crop of rumors suggesting that Marvel Studios MAY get the rights back. The latest news from Sony’s Spider-man “brain trust” has announced that they are planning another film alongside the in development Sinister Six and Venom (or should I now say Venom Carnage) movies: one that will feature, for the first time in a post-Avengers world, a female lead.
Now before I begin my rant, let me be clear: I’m 100% on board with a movie starring a female superhero. In fact, I’ve long been waiting for Marvel to finally announce a Captain Marvel movie, or for WB to finally get in gear and give Wonder Woman her own film. But Spidey, who I’ve already mentioned has limited characters who could support their own movie, has an even SMALLLER pool of female heroes that could get their own films. Really, only three come to mind: Black Cat, Silver Sable, and Spider-Woman. We can probably count Spider-Woman out, because I would assume that she’s under Marvel Studios’ ownership (she’s primarily been an Avenger anyways, and her resurgence in comics came after the original Sony Spider-Man films were under way). Read the rest of this entry
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field
Directed by: Marc Webb
Whew…this is going to be…. I mean…. Look, Spider-Man is my absolute favorite character. He means more to me than I can ever put down in words, so naturally, I expect a lot from the interpretations of him in other media. So, while Amazing Spider-Man 2 has a lot of moments that I loved and really nailed the essence of the character, there were more moments that not only frustrated me, but also actually made me say out loud “you have to be kidding me”.
If you didn’t see that giant “SPOILER” warning before the text, I’m going to warn you one last time. I’m going to SPOIL the hell out of this for the next few paragraphs. It’s the only way I can effectively explain the multitude of thoughts and emotions swirling through my brain at the moment. If you don’t want anything ruined that hasn’t already been ruined in the trailers, scroll down or forever hold your piece.
Ready? Here we go. Read the rest of this entry
Yes, the summertime is almost here, and you know what that means……no, not going outside and going to the beach, summer movies! Just like summer movie seasons past, the slate of summer 2014 blockbusters is full of superheroes, aliens, and big explosions. However, there is a lack of DC being represented…
Anyways, here are the top summer movies that I’m looking forward to, starting with a certain webslinger that you all know I’m fond of:
Amazing Spider-Man 2 now rests in my brain as a paradox. I am equally anxious for it and dreading it, mainly due to some changes that may or may not have been made regarding the Green Goblin’s lineage. My spidey sense is also tingling about the news that Sony has plans for Venom and Sinister Six spin off, which means this may end up being the Iron Man 2 of the rebooted series.
Despite this, I am looking forward to seeing Spidey on the big screen again. Andrew Garfield continues to strengthen my belief that he’s a far superior webslinger to Tobey Maguire, Emma Stone is adorable as always, and Electro, a villain I’ve been waiting to see since the credits rolled on Sam Raimi’s first film back in 2002, is finally making his big screen debut. I may not like it after watching it, but I’m still excited for Amazing Spider-Man 2.
The other night I watched ABC’s Marvel: Assembling A Universe special, and was taken aback at how far we’ve come since that fateful day on May 2nd, 2008 when Iron Man first hit theaters. Back then, The Avengers was nothing more than a rumor, a pipe dream that we comic book nerds wished would happen, but tempered our expectations because it would probably never happen, and most undoubtedly suck.
I love Spider-Man. You all know that (and if you didn’t by now, clearly you haven’t been paying attention). So with Sony’s new announcement of Marc Webb returning to direct Amazing Spider-Man 3, and their plans to release a “Spider-Man film every year” you’d think I’d be ecstatic. Well, here’s where I drop a big ol’ bomb.
I’m not. Read the rest of this entry
2014 is only a few weeks old, and now that we’ve gotten the best and worst of 2013 out of the way, it’s time to look at some of the upcoming nerd events for the coming year. From Ghost Rider’s return to comics to Spider-Man’s new big screen adventure, 2014 looks to be a pretty exciting time for nerds, even though 2015 is going to be the year the big dogs come out to play. But I’m getting way ahead of myself. Let’s take a look at the things that will (hopefully) be awesome this year. Read the rest of this entry
That’s really my only reaction to the image of Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Green Goblin, who can be seen on the just released poster for the film. The Billy Idol on a hover board look makes the villain look more like a rejected TRON bad guy and less like the worst threat that the web slinger has ever faced. Once more, it seems like the producers, or director Mark Webb, decided that this look was better than anything else the design team could come up with, much like what happened with Sam Raimi’s Power Ranger looking Goblin (take a look at this YouTube clip and weep). Read the rest of this entry