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Movie Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron!

10869325_591589580977275_2778898650041679518_oAvengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen

Directed By: Joss Whedon

MILD SPOILERS

To call Avengers: Age of Ultron a massive film is an understatement. Director Joss Whedon’s sequel to the megahit 2012 Avengers has to do many things: please comic fans and “normies” alike, set up the future of the Marvel Cinematic universe, and of course, serve as the follow up to arguably the biggest (and best) superhero film of all time. This is a tall order, and the hype around this film is certainly huge. After delivering one of the most entertaining films of last year with Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios has earned enough goodwill from fans that they could pretty much release a two and half hour film of the Avengers having game night and it would still make the same amount as a huge crossover come to life. So how does Age of Ultron stack up with the other Marvel films? Read the rest of this entry

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The Age of Supergirl

avengers-ace-of-ultronSo this was a pretty big week for nerd media. First off, we got the debut of the brand new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and then we got our first look at Melissa Benoist as Supergirl for the upcoming CBS show. The latest Avengers trailer features more action and plot points than the previous one, and also brings up some-you know what, you’re not reading this anyways, so here’s the trailer: Read the rest of this entry

Thor: Goddess of Thunder?

FemaleThorMarvel has dropped a pretty big pre-San Diego Comic Con announcement: Thor will no longer be a man.

Well, that’s not entirely true. Actually, it’s not true at all. Thor Odinson will still be a part of the Marvel Universe. However, he won’t be in possession of Mjolnir, the mystical artifact that gives its holder “the powers of Thor”. According to Thor: God of Thunder writer Jason Aaron, something will happen that will cause Thor to be deemed “unworthy” of wielding Mjolnir, and that honor will be bestowed upon a brand new female character that Marvel fans have never met before. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Capt2-Payoff-1-Sht-v8-Lg-c563dCaptain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlet t Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford

Directed By: Anthony and Joe Russo

MINOR SPOILERS

Let’s get this out of the way right now: Captain America: The Winter Soldier is fantastic. The follow up to Cap’s solo film and The Avengers isn’t just one of the best Marvel Studios films, but one of the best comic book movies of all time. Read the rest of this entry

We Live In An “Avengers” World

the-avengers-marvel-movie-image-412-11The 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.

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