Yesterday’s alignment grid was for the Thor movies – today it’s the Captain America movies. Maybe at some point we’ll be able to figure out One Alignment Grid to Rule Them All, when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe… for now, the Captain America movies come pretty close to including most of the main characters! Civil War will especially make that the case!
Sorry this is a bit later, busy day! Should have tomorrow’s up sooner. We’ll give you a guess as to what it’s going to be…
Posted in Comics, Good and Evil, Movies
Tagged Alignments, Black Widow, Captain America, Captain America: The First Avenger, Falcon, Hydra, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Nick Fury, Peggy Carter, Winter Soldier
Agents of SHIELD is back tomorrow for season 2! I kind of expected it tonight, but they seem to have moved the show to Tuesday nights! Which works for us, because we have a lot of shows on Monday nights at the moment… (UPDATE: Apparently it was always Tuesday nights! You lose track of these things watching shows on Hulu! Thanks, commenters, for keeping me accurate!)
This was a show that had a lot going on – mission of the week, a whole host of characters they were introducing us to, but through all of that they went really slowly. They had us asking, so what? They tried to give us a slice of life sort of show – while also giving us mysteries. But not the really big mysteries – those are reserved for the movies. So, the B-rank mysteries. And below – some were harder to care about than others!
And I expect all of that will be back, missions of the week, and the whole team. Like in the recent clip they released. But in the last handful of episodes last season, they got so good. Playing off of the big mystery reveal in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. So I want to speculate on some of the things they can do in this season, missions to have an characters to include. Onward for wild speculation for Agents of SHIELD: season 2!
Posted in Movies, TV Shows
Tagged Age of Ultron, Agent Coulson, Agents of SHIELD, Avengers, Baron von Strucker, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hawkeye, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Nick Fury, Thor, Winter Soldier
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
I have been reading up for my Captain America: The Winter Soldier LitFlix, and have been learning more about Cap and his world. Agent Carter, Nick Fury, SHIELD, the Red Skull, Falcon, the Winter Soldier, the Invaders, and Bucky Barnes. The comics are from about a decade ago that seem to relate to the upcoming film, and really to the last film as well… And these comics, meanwhile, hearkened back a lot to the earlier days of Captain America, fighting in World War II with Bucky.
So I’ve been intrigued by Bucky, and the differences they’ve done with him in the movie, so I thought I would talk about that briefly, and in advance of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Spoilers and possible spoilers after the jump!
In 2013 we had fun doing LitFlix, reading the books or comics that had to go with the movies. I’m going to continue that on into this year, with whole new offerings to go from!
Marvel has 4 movies alone; another way to look at it is there are two from Frank Miller, and two from Chris Claremont. They’re dipping back to the classic writers.
The ones that are part of a larger comic universe are harder to plan for: they have to work off of the content from the movies, as well as any comic inspiration. So, I’ll be putting together what I can for those, reading inspirations, and seeing what I can do!
I’ve got trailers to follow for the ones that have trailers, and, like last year, I’m listing what I have found for reading these materials – so you can read along too for the movies!
Posted in Comics, LitFlix, Movies, Trailer Watch
Tagged 300, 300: Rise of an Empire, Amazing Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Big Hero 6, Captain America, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Chris Claremont, Days of Future Past, Dwayne Johnson, Electro, Frank Miller, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hercules, Infinity Gauntlet, Kitty Pryde, Sin City, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Spider-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Scibbler, Trailers, Winter Soldier, X-Men