Cover for Age of Ultron #1
This last weekend, we were able to go see Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was pretty excellent. We have an ongoing discussion thread about the movie and all things Avengers – that would be a great place if you wanted to talk about the movie, spoilers welcome! Or if you’re looking for a full movie review, how about two-for-one over on Sourcerer?
Meanwhile, this is my LitFlix for the movie – my comparison of the movie and its source material in the comics. I read a handful of Avengers comics before and after the first appearance of Ultron in Avengers #55. I also read the titular Age of Ultron storyline. I know it’s not really the source material for the film, but between these two and some Avengers reading from a while back, I feel like I have a good foundation for comparison.
So let’s look at the Avengers in the film and the Avengers in the comics!
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Tagged Age of Ultron, Avengers, Hawkeye, Jarvis, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Sourcerer, The Vision, Ultron, Where the Heck is Barton?
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
After my LitFlix of Amazing Spider-Man 2 yesterday, I wanted a bit of time before writing my next one on X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, I have a lot to say about this movie (well, I had a lot to say about Amazing Spider-Man 2 as well…) and so I am breaking it up into three posts. So consider this my X-Men: Days of Future Past week! I have X-Men related posts queued up all week on our Tumblr as well, so check them out!
Despite having a lot of known characters used again, there were a lot of new characters in the film as well. While they weren’t exactly pivotal to the plot, they were phenomenal additions, given a chance to use their powers, to have great scenes, and made for a really fun summer blockbuster.
So between these known characters and new ones, there were a number used really well – and a number that weren’t. Here are some of my thoughts on all the mutants! (Spoilers!)
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Tagged Age of Ultron, Beast, Bishop, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Charles Xavier, Colossus, Darwin, Days of Future Past, Emma Frost, Forge, Iceman, Jean Grey, Kitty Pryde, Magik, Magneto, Mutants, Mystique, Patrick Stewart, Portal, Quicksilver, Rachel Grey, Review, Scarlet Witch, Sebastian Shaw, Shadowcat, Storm, Sunspot, Telepathy, Teleportation, Ultimate X-Men, Warpath, X-Men, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand
Cover from Captain America #11 by Ed Brubaker
Okay, I’m over a month late on getting out a Captain America: The Winter Soldier LitFlix, and for that I am sorry. I can blame the A to Z Challenge and all the things we put off writing about in April, but that’s not it entirely. I think the problem is, there’s just too much to say about this film.
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
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Tagged Age of Ultron, Agents of SHIELD, Arnim Zola, Avengers, Black Widow, Bucky Barnes, Captain America, Captain America 3, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Civil War, Crossbones, Extremis, Falcon, Hydra, Iron Man 3, Iron Man Extremis, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Memes, Quicksilver, Red Skull, Review, Scarlet Witch, SHIELD, Sourcerer, The Incredibles, Ultron, We Minored In Film, Winter Soldier