In the ongoing publicity blitz for the new Marvel Studios movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, another behind the scenes featurette has been released. This one focuses primarily on the supporting character of Falcon. Actor Anthony Mackie plays the part of Sam Wilson, the alter ego of the super hero Falcon. Continue reading “Captain America featurette: Meet Falcon” »
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Marvel UK has released a nice featurette which focusses on the character of Black Widow. Up until now the character as portrayed by Scarlett Johansson has taken a secondary role in the building of the Avengers universe. Now with phase two well under way the character is being developed more with a view to at some point give her a standalone movie. Continue reading “Meet Black Widow” »
The month of March sees the last of the major award ceremonies taking place with the Oscars being announced on the second. The release schedule reflects this. The past few months have seen all of the contenders movies hitting the screens and the cinemas packed with worthy and serious fare. This month sees a bit of a shift away from that. There is a lot more of the popcorn / blockbuster entertainment on offer to help relieve film goers of their cash. Continue reading “New releases for March” »
Cast your mind back to 2008 and arguably the best of the solo Marvel superhero movies, Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr nailed the character of Tony Stark and people began to believe that super hero films could be cool again. During the movie we were introduced to Agent Coulson and the people he worked for, Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, or S.H.I.E.L.D for short. The fanboys had a nice little chuckle to themselves at the nod to the bigger Marvel universe. And then came the little bit after the credits where Samuel L Jackson first appeared as Nick Fury and asks to speak to Tony Stark about something bigger. The fanboys had a full on nerdgasm.
Jump forward to present day and Marvel have brought the Hulk, Thor and Captain America to the silver screen as well as a second outing for Iron Man and introduced more characters in Hawkeye and Black Widow. Now they are all together in what must be one of the most eagerly anticipated cinematic events in years. Frankly, if the fanboy community went doolally at the post credit teaser on Iron Man, I fear lives may be in danger when they watch Marvel Avengers Assemble. Continue reading “Marvel Avengers Assemble (2012)” »
Captain America is the latest in the big superhero franchises to make it to the big screen, and I can safely say it’s up there with the best of them. The Sentinel of Liberty himself is well played by Chris Evans who formerly played the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movies. Thankfully, this movie is as far from the FF hokum as it can be.
This, like many others, is the origin story telling the tale of how skinny little Steve Rogers became the super soldier fighting for truth, justice and the American way. Set during World War II we see a scrawny little Steve Rogers trying (and failing) to get into the army for the fifth time. Brilliantly, Evans head has been CG attached to a weedy little body, and although a little bit strange looking at first it quickly settles into being the norm. In fact, the CG is so well executed when you see him later in the movie in his real life muscled form it at first looks stranger than the weedy version. Continue reading “Captain America: The First Avenger” »