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It has been really interesting to see the reaction to the new Ghostbusters movie coming out soon, particularly in regards to the trailer. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and it is okay to think a movie should never have even been made, but passing judgment on a movie based on the trailer really is not fair. A trailer does not actually tell us what the movie as a whole is going to be. It can give us glimpses, but really all a trailer does is tell us what the studio thinks we want to see. There are things that we can figure out from a trailer, but in the end unless you watch the movie you cannot really make your own judgment call. At the same time there are certain things that a trailer can tell us.Continue reading →
To finish off the franchises of the MarvelCinematicUniverse, today we have Iron Man. It’s where it all started, so where we’ll end for now. Hope you have enjoyed these, and definitely let us know what you think!
I was also left with a question: what was it about this movie that made me love it so much?
After seeing it another two times, I think the answer is quite simply that it is a good movie. It works internally with itself. It works as a sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger. And it works within the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, the characters and events fitting in with the larger happenings in other films. It did the things it needed to, and did them well.
My goal however is not to present you with a review – though I will provide you with a list of solid reviews to the film. My goal is to compare this film to the comics it is based on, in the full fashion of our LitFlix. So needless to say, all sorts of spoilers to follow! Continue reading →
Thor is not a comic hero I really ever knew much about. The whole actually-being-the-Norse-gods thing was a bit odd, and feels like it could be a bit stifling for creativity. Plus, he’s overpowered, and as I mentioned in my post on Superman, I am not a huge fan of those sorts of characters.
However, with the first Thor, I was convinced. The vision they had of Asgard, and the role of the Asgardians, was entertaining and creative. And Thor is the sort of hero you want in a group like the Avengers. Because it really still takes a threat that big to need Thor involved.
So to prepare for Thor: The Dark World, I read a few Thor comics to get my head in Thor’s world. First I read the Thor novelization, and then the Thor: The Dark World Prelude. But the prequel comics are only so good, as I have found this year with my LitFlix, so I went hunting. I found an old story from the 80s, the first appearance of Malekith, and a huge epic battle from there – in Thor 344-353.
So read on for some of my thoughts on how Malekith, Kurse, and others were used in the movie as opposed to the comics! It was a good movie, so if you want to avoid spoilers, you should go see it! Onward!
Also, I will take a look at the credits Easter Egg, the lead-in for the next few movies!