It’s official: Fall is here. And with the turning of the leaves comes the end of the Summer, and more importantly, the end of the summer movie season. This year saw 3 big comic book movies. One was surprisingly a lot of fun, one wasn’t as good as it’s predecessor but was as still a good time, and the other was so bad that it’s not even worth bringing up. With the onslaught of Comic Book films coming our way in 2016, it’s kind of surprising to see the small showing that superheroes had in 2015. Perhaps the big studios were giving us a breather before Batman V Superman, Civil War, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Suicide Squad hit us next year? That may be, but this isn’t a time a to look ahead, it’s a time to look back. So, let’s take a look at the big movies of the summer, and crown our winner!
Avengers: 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
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
So 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
Alright, we’ve looked at the best and worst things of 2014, so now it’s time to look into the future and obsess over the movie, TV, and comic events that are coming to us in the upcoming year! 2015 is going to be absolutely massive, so you’ll probably need help figuring out what things you should be REALLY excited for. Well, fear not, cause I’m here to help. And we’ll start things off with Marvel’s next big “universe changing event”… Read the rest of this entry
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
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.