Monthly Archives: August 2012

Marvel’s Ant Man!

As I am on a train on my way to the big city of Gothenburg for the weekend, I thought I’d throw another Marvel-post your way, but as it’s a little bumpy and my portable modem get’s a little unstable when traveling, it’ll only be a quickie.

With all these superhero-movies been thrown at us, one can only hope (if they haven’t gotten it already) that their favourite character will pop up on the silver screen. In my case, I have seen pretty much all my favourites already (Wolverine, Spiderman, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Hulk) but there’s still a few out there that even I am waiting for, like Green Arrow from the DC Universe or Deadpool from the Marvel-side of things (even though it’s coming). But one character I never thought they would never even consider writing a movie about, let alone make it… is Ant Man.

Dr. Henry “Hank” Pym, a regular (but an extraordinary genious) scientist, discovering a chemical substance allowing him or any other user to alter their physical size, decides to become a superhero. Armed with a helmet that allows him to control ants Hank shrinks himself to an insects size and dons the nom the plume; Ant Man. It all sounds just so ridiculous and the fact that he actually have enough fans out there to make a movie about him is beyond me. But maybe that’s just me and my enormous hate for anything or everything bug-related (with the exception of Spiderman ofcourse).

There you have it. I may or may not find the time for another post this weekend but I wouldn’t get my hopes up. If this is the last one for this weekend, the next one will be up on monday. So until then… Peace out hombrés!

 

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Marvel and The Avengers! pt3

Colonel Nicholas Joseph “Nick” Fury, better known as Director Fury, is one of the leading men in the Marvel universe and, as most of Marvel’s creations, he comes in a variation of shapes and colours. He was first portrayed by David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff in the made for tv-film Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D, wich I personally haven’t seen yet, but considering who dons the titles namesake it could only go two ways; Catastrophic failure or Cult classic. The way it went is yet to be seen and I promise you I’ll come back to it later on. If you look at the original Nick Fury, sure, Hasselhoff at least have some of his characteristics, but I’m not quite convinced about his talents as an actor.

If we instead look at Samuel L. Jackson’s portrayal of Director Fury in the latest spawns of Marvel films, they obviously took him in an ultimate way. Sure, they found the perfect actor for the job, I honestly can’t find any other African-American actor better suited for the part. He looks excactly like him and he most definately has the talents needed. Something that bothered me though, was the fact that The Avengers-movie wasn’t the Ultimate Avengers so why did they make Nick Fury ultimate? But that’s probably just something we can brush aside as another one of those mistakes they make by not letting a real fan write the script. On the other hand, better using Sam Jackson and making him ultimate then re-using the Hoff. Let’s just hope they get to finish the Avengers-saga properly before Sammy gets to old.

Another widely discussed subject about the cast of The Avengers is Chris Evans as Captain Steve Rogers a.k.a Captain America. Personally I think he does a terrific job and I don’t care what people think about his performance as Johnny Storm in his earlier attempt at superhero-stardom in Fantastic Four. I actually think he did a pretty good job even in those. Say what you will about him, but I think he is a talented actor despite the fact that he did Not Another Teen Movie back in 2001.

And if you look at Evans’s physique in Captain America: The First Avenger, you can’t say that it is someting other than marvelous! He is almost thrice the size as he was in Fantastic Four and that’s a pretty hard thing to do in 4 years! Although, one thing I noticed about it was, that he dropped a little in mass for The Avengers, wich probably isn’t noticeable if you’re not a fitness-freak yourself (like me) so he gets away with it.

I also didn’t approve of the suit in The Avengers. In the first one I loved it. It had that authentic feel to it, like it actually served a purpose and wasn’t there just for show, but in The Avengers it just looked goofy and cartoonish. That would’ve been fine if they made a movie for kids UP TO 7 but not like this. It was just wrong!

There you have it folks, my thoughts for tonight. If you have anything you think I’ve missed or something you wanna discuss, remember, there’s a comment-section below!

Until next time… Peace out hombrés!

 


Marvel and The Avengers! pt2

Ok, so last night I talked a little about The Winter Soldier, Thanos, Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World. There’s really not much else in my head to put out there about the subjects of previous post other than this; When they hit us, I’ll be right there at the frontlines taking the first hits! So instead, today I thought I would talk a little more about the Avengers-saga and the possibly huge franchise it can be.

We all know about how they slowly, but steadfast, drew us closer and closer to the epic we now know as Marvel’s The Avengers and when I saw Jeremy Renner’s cameo as Hawkeye in Thor my mind was blown so hard I had to gather up the pieces in a bucket afterwards. In my oppinion, they couldn’t have chosen a better actor for the job and the fact that I would get to see Hawkeye in a movie made the little kid in me wanna sprint a couple of laps around the globe just to calm down.


One thing that bothered me a little bit though, was the fact that he didn’t get a movie of his own. Sure, he didn’t have as big a part in The Avengers as say Cap or Iron Man, but Hawkeye is still one of my biggest favourites when it comes to Marvel and much like with Green Arrow in the DC-universe, I have always loved that they run around with a bow. It’s just awesome! And Jeremy Renner has definately proven himself as one of Hollywood’s greatest actors at the time and he deserved to get his own movie and/or an entire franchise like the others.

Another thing about the Avengers that’s been “bugging me” is that everywhere you turn, there is talks about Spiderman joining the team etc. I don’t mind so much the fact that they talk about it, it’s more that there seem to be no one out there who actually knows what they are talking about. Spiderman wasn’t in The Avengers, he was in The NEW Avengers and that’s a franchise that won’t be here (if it ever will) for at least 10-15 years or so. I haven’t had the “pleasure” of seeing The Amazing Spiderman yet so I have nothing specific to say about it but one can only hope that they actually have something planned like with films leading up to The Avengers along with The Wolverine (2013). That, my friends, would be an epic conclusion to say the least. But alas, when the time comes to actually give us The New Avengers, I don’t think Hugh Jackman will be fit to portray Logan anymore, due to old age or career-crash.

There you have it ladies and germs, chapter two of my “Marvel and The Avengers!”-segment. Lined up for tomorrow’s post, I have scribbled down some thoughts on Nick Fury and there will possibly even be a little something on Cap aswell. But untill then… Peace out hombrés!