That’s what Marvel had to say about the leak of their first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was supposed to air next week, during Agents of SHIELD.
I’m not sure I get that plan, either, since most people watching Agents of SHIELD are going to go see an Avengers movie. Let’s just safely make that assumption. In reverse, if your goal is to get people watching the show to see the trailer… wait, people still watch television live?
Anyway, once the proverbial cat was out of the bag, Marvel gave up their original plan, and released the HD version of the trailer online themselves. Blame Hydra, but in this case they seem to have done something good… we’ve got the trailer and a few of our thoughts after the jump!
Posted in Movies, Trailer Watch
Tagged Age of Ultron, Agents of SHIELD, Avengers, Hawkeye, Hulk, Hulkbuster, Hydra, I've Got No Strings, Iron Man, James Spader, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Ultron
I have been hunting new comics lately. I started where I used to read comics: with the X-Men. I’ve read the new version of X-Men, All New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, Uncanny X-Force and the Uncanny Avengers… and a bit further into the Avengers with the New Avengers.
The X-Men comics fill me with nostalgia, make me feel like I’m entering back into something from my youth. But the plots I’ve been reading in the Avengers titles have been better. In Uncanny Avengers, there’s a great combination of X-Men and Avengers villains going on, old ones and new ones, all mashing up dangerously. And there’s a lot hanging out there unknown. In New Avengers, the Marvel Illuminati are back, and fighting off the end of the universe… well, all universes. Ever.
So, Holly recently posted asking what comics she should read, and she got some great recommendations. One that caught my eye was The Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman. I saw the name and went, wait a minute, I’m reading something by Jonathan Hickman. The New Avengers. So I looked: what else is he up to?
And I found the most recent volume of the Avengers. So I’ve given it a read, and I’ve found a new favorite. So let’s give it a look!
Posted in Comics
Tagged Avengers, Avengers World, Avengers: Infinity, Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Universe, Hawkeye, Hulk, Hyperion, Iron Man, Jonathan Hickman, Marvel, Marvel Infinity, New Avengers, New Avengers Illuminati, Recommendations, Review, Smasher, The Manhattan Projects, Thor, Uncanny Avengers, X-Men
After seeing Iron Man 3, and writing up my review, I went back and re-watched Iron Man 2. The most aligned of the Marvel Phase 1 movies, Iron Man 2 just doesn’t seem to fit.
There are some internal problems, I suppose, that might contribute. Like there not actually being much of Iron Man until the last half hour, although lots of Tony Stark isn’t really a problem. Except it was a dying Tony Stark, so the overboard elements without anything tempering.
But I don’t think this is the problem with Iron Man 2. The internal issues and plot are things that could work – and did work in their own way. It’s a better superhero movie than a lot of others – it just isn’t as good compared to recent superhero movies.
Spoilers ahead for Marvel Phase 1 and Iron Man 3!
Posted in Movies, Nostalgia
Tagged Avengers, Black Widow, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Marvel, Marvel Phase 1, Review, SHIELD, Storytelling, Thor