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Review: Captain America: Civil War

Directed by: Joe & Anthony Russo.

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Tom Holland.

Rating: Running Time: 147 mins.

After the events of the previous Marvel Studio movies (in particular Avengers: Age Of Ultron and the destruction of the city of Sokovia) the world has become very aware of those enhanced with super abilities and wary of the collateral damage left in the wake of such events. After a mission ends in disaster and the deaths of innocent bystanders, the United Nations agrees that independent heroes, or rather “vigilantes” should be held accountable for their actions and be forced to sign up to the Sokovian accords, a sort of registration for enhanced individuals who would then be under the command of the United Nations. Read the rest of this entry

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The Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Teaser Trailer

Joss Whedon brings us the second Marvel’s Avengers movie, with all the cast from the first movie returning and having to tackle the artificla intelligence Ultron, that has decided mankind may not be worthy of keeping around.

First Impressions: This looks dark, and supercharged compared to the first Avengers movie, which was action packed but also had some broad humour in it. No sign of that here, though expect some to be interjected throughout by Whedon, as well as his usual gut-punches that you normally don’t see coming. Avengers: Age Of Ultron is released in April 2015.

Review: Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 ReviewDirected by: Shane Black.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Hall, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, James Badge Dale, William Sadler, Paul Bettany.

Rating:   Running Time: 130 mins.

Things have not been going great recently for Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). The events he experienced in New York during his time with The Avengers has taken it’s toll on his mental state, and in the short time since then, he has barely slept and suffers from occasional panic attacks due to the resulting P.T.S.D. Throwing himself into his work, he’s devoted his time entirely to building different and more advanced versions of his Iron Man armour, including the new advanced Mark 42, which through chips implanted in his body, he can assemble onto himself purely by thinking about it. As a result of this, he has neglected all other aspects of his life including his friendship with Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), now head of Security at Stark Industries, and his romantic relationship with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: Iron Man 3

Finally here:

First Impressions: Being that this is the first Iron Man movie directed by Shane Black, we knew it was potentially going to have a different tone to those directed by Jon Favrea, the scope looks larger, more in line with that seen in Avengers, and it looks considerably darker. Here’s looking forwards to April 2013!

Review: Marvel’s Avengers Assemble

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffallo, Jeremy Renner, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård.

Rating:   Running Time: 142 mins.

Marvel’s Avengers Assemble (or The Avengers depending on where you are), starts with Nick Fury arriving at S.H.I.E.L.D.’s energy project research station, as evacuation procedures are underway due to the source of the project’s research, the cosmic cube (last seen in Captain America) – referred to as the Tesseract, giving off strange energy emissions including gamma radiation. Read the rest of this entry

A History Of Live Action Marvel

Marvel comics are known to a lot of people, be it directly or indirectly through other media, most people have heard of such characters as Spider-man or The Incredible Hulk, some of the most famous of their numerous characters licensed out by Marvel Studios to film companies like 20th Century Fox or Universal Studios. In 2004 the decision was made for Marvel Studios to begin making movies of their characters and financing them themselves. Iron Man, the first in the series, went on to be a success, proving that they could not only make a good movie, but a profitable one, and so the decision was made to make more movies featuring their characters. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: Avengers Super Bowl Trailer

Nick Fury and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki & his various membered army.

Impression – Do i have to say anything just watch the bloody trailer now and hope the 27th April comes really quickly

Teaser Trailer: The Avengers

Finally, the full teaser trailer for Joss Whedon’s take on Marvel’s The Avengers. Gonna be a long 8 months till this is out.

First Impresions: OH MY GOD! Sorry, but TOTALLY geeking out at this. Can… not… wait…