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Review: The Avengers (2012)

DIRECTOR: Joss Whedon.

CAST: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany (voice).

SYNOPSIS: When the fate of the Earth is threatened by Loki (Hiddleston) and his alien army, Nick Fury (Jackson) and Agent Coulson (Gregg) have no choice but to form a team of superheroes whose combined powers are the only hope of saving the world from disaster.

With the anticipation and excitement circling The Avengers enough to send anyone into an Asgardian-induced coma, hopes were pinned on the master of the supernatural supersquads to rule supreme over previous Marvel outings. Writing alongside long serving comic adaptation alumni Zak Penn, Whedon weaves an impressive patchwork where every player gets their moment in the sun and feels important to those who favour them. As soon as Whedon sounds the introductory ringside bell, he doesn’t give you a chance to breathe. Continue reading

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The Super Bowl Spots According To Scott – Part 2

So, after posting Scott’s reaction to the Super Bowl Spots for Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance and G.I. Joe: Retaliation here, we return with Part 2 of the Comic Book related Spots – The Avengers and John Carter (or John Catheter as he so lovingly referred to it earlier). And, yes, I am well aware John Carter isn’t technically from Comic Book or Graphic Novel origins. Part 3 will be Nadine rounding up The Hunger Games. See what Scott had to say below: Continue reading

Trailer Talk: A Double Dose Of Taylor Kitsch, Marvel And The Devil

This week we have a double dose of Taylor Kitsch, a Marvel mash-up, exorcism, natural disasters, the problems with war, cancer, women you wouldn’t want to bump into down a dark alley, murderous hilarity, and a double dose of horror to finish. Let’s talk trailers: Continue reading

Closer Look: The Avengers – Russian Trailer

Ok ladies and gents, it’s time to introduce you to a new contributor to the site. Everybody say hello to Scott (check out his blog here). I felt it was time for a bit of testosterone around these parts, plus I don’t know much when it comes to comics and graphic novels. As they’re normally pretty massive and big budget affairs, I thought they deserved a little more indepth analysis. And this is where Scott comes in. So, it’s time to hand you over to Scott and his thoughts on the new, Russian trailer for The Avengers: Continue reading

Norton, Ruffalo Or Bana. Who’s The Right Hulk For The Avengers?

For many, The Hulk is a character who brings back memories of the American television series that ran from 1977-1982. This CBS show starred Bill Bixby as Dr. David Bruce Banner and Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk. Yet to this day, it is Ferrigno’s name that is synonymous with the character. So much so, that when casting Hulk, Ang Lee got Ferrigno to voice the character, with Louis Leterrier following suit for The Incredible Hulk and Joss Whedon has him returning for The Avengers. So it would be safe to assume that Ferrigno is somewhat part of the Marvel furniture.

But what about his alter ego? If Lou Ferrigno IS The Hulk, who deserves the title of Bruce Banner? With Joss Whedon’s long-awaited Marvel-madness being unleashed on the public in the form of The Avengers in Summer 2012, there has been much dispute over the circumstances surrounding Edward Norton’s departure when fans clearly feel he was the superior Banner. Continue reading