Category Archives: The Avengers
Mere months after Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes had its series finale, Marvel’s premiere super hero team returns with Avengers Assemble. This series is supposed to have the spirit of the Avengers movie and be tied more closely to the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series and any other future Marvel animated series. Although I was a bit upset and worried over the cancellation of EMH (it really was a great show) watching the premiere of this Avengers cartoon negated a lot of my fears and doubts. Yeah, it’s trying to be more like the movie Avengers but it also has a style of its own.
The show started with the Avengers being disbanded for some time. This made me think that this series takes place after the movie but as the show progressed, I could tell that the movie was just a reference point. The Avengers of this show had a lot more adventures that must have happened AFTER the movie. So while I think something similar to what occurred in the movie took place in this world, it wasn’t 100% the same. After Tony Stark watches the Red Skull “kill” Captain America, he decides to get the band back together to avenge their fallen comrade. This leads to a lot crazy action and a cool twist on a classic villain.
One of the things that stuck out to me personally was the art style. I’ve made it known quite frequently that although I loved Earth’s Mightiest Heroes that I totally hated the art style of the characters. Everyone looked flat and uninteresting. THIS show however looks great. The characters are proportioned nicely and feel like they have weight to them. The animation is mostly good but some parts left me disappointed. There was a part where the camera turned to look at each Avenger kind of like it did in the movie but it just looked cheap as fuck. Other than some minor animation quibbles, I am very satisfied with the overall presentation. This is easily the best that the Avengers have ever looked on the small screen.
I need to talk about the voice cast because this is one of the best I’ve seen assembled (see what I did there?) for an animated series. We get, who I think is the best voice of Iron Man, Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli from Heroes) reprising the role as the Iron Avenger. If you’ve seen the Marvel Anime Iron Man series then you already know what I’m talking about. He isn’t trying to do a Robert Downey Jr. impression and does his own interpretation of the character. Troy Baker plays Hawkeye and I’m so glad he is playing the Hawkeye from the comics and not the movie. Nothing against Jeremy Renner but I prefer the funny, asshole Hawkeye and Baker plays him to perfection. Fred Tatasciore is probably legally contracted to ALWAYS be the Hulk so he’s back. And I LOVED hearing Liam O’Brien as the Red Skull. Even with the accent, I could tell it was him a mile away. I’m glad that Marvel didn’t skimp on any of the voice actors and got the best people possible. Hey Marvel, when you have Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel) on this show, make sure to get Jennifer Hale to do her voice. She kicked ass in that role in EMH so it’d be stupid to not get her on this show.
This premiere definitely impressed me and it makes me want to see more. Iron Man is now the leader of the Avengers which is an interesting choice considering that Captain America has always traditionally been the leader. This was also the case in EMH and since Iron Man is the big star Avenger to the masses, it makes sense to make him the leader. I also liked how the Red Skull is assembling a team of his own to take down the Avengers. We got to see brief glimpses of Attuma, Doctor Doom and Dracula (I think) when Red Skull sent out his little invitations. This show will not be holding back on the super villain department and that gets me excited as a long time Marvel Comics fan.
Iron Man 3 Beats The Avengers Opening Weekend at International Box Office That’s more than The Avengers!
Iron Man 3 opened in 42 territories around the world over the weekend – that’s about 79% of the international market, so not small by any stretch. And the latest outing for Tony Stark has so far taken a staggering $195.3 million. That’s more than the $185.1 million taken by The Avengers grossed over its opening weekend.
It’s worth noting, however, that in some territories Iron Man 3 had a slight advantage over The Avengers, opening on a Thursday, not a Friday like The Avengers. But saying that, the film has yet to open in Russia, China or Germany – so it’s still a pretty impressive feat.
It had the highest grossing weekend ever in Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. And was the biggest opening ever for a Marvel movie in Australia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, Hungary, Romania, New Zealand, Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines and Malaysia.
It has been a major mystery surrounding the upcoming television drama Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ever since it was revealed that Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson would return. As most of you will remember, the secret agent was killed by Loki in a little movie we like to call The Avengers. Somehow, though, the character is due to come back, and SlashFilm just revealed the secret to Coulson’s resurrection.
Want to know it? It’s a MAJOR spoiler, so stop reading if you don’t want to know how Coulson finds his way back to S.H.I.E.L.D. in time for the TV program.
Still with us? SlashFilm quotes a source who says that Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury convinced Coulson to fake his own death to inspire the members of the Avengers to band together and take down Loki. The site actually says that Coulson “was forced to hold his breath as part of the ruse,” and that it’s possible Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) was likely in on it. They say that Fury moved Coulson to a remote location until “things died down” – meaning that the Avengers had cleaned up New York City – and has been reinstated in time for the start of the television show.
As lame as that reason is (and believe me, Coulson holding his breath is about as lame as it gets), this at least explains the timeline of the new show. It won’t be a prequel, with a still-alive Coulson. It can run concurrently with the Phase Two films from Marvel Studios, and bridge the gaps between the standalone films as we build to The Avengers 2 and beyond.
The reviews are starting to descend upon the planet and the resounding response is glowing: “Marvel’s The Avengers” is sizing up to be the next must-see action blockbuster this year.
Landing in theaters on May 4th, the timing couldn’t be better—as box office enthusiasm for “The Hunger Games” will have presumably finally waned by then.
“Avengers”-watchers so far seem to agree the action sequences are astounding in 3D. Most reviews offer high praise of writer-director Joss Whedon for making a film that will please both comic book geeks and general audiences alike.
Here are the highlights, which include praise and some criticisms:
“Pays off in extravagant fashion… escapism of a sophisticated order… Production is technically immaculate.”
—Justin Chang, Variety
[PHOTOS: ‘The Avengers’ Los Angeles premiere]
“…not only does this eye-popping 3D display of visual effects fireworks feature an enormously high proportion of action scenes, but director Joss Whedon has adroitly balanced the celebrity circus to give every single one of the superstar characters his or her due.”
—Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
“…the inspired manner in which writer-director Joss Whedon springs the element of surprise is the trump card of the picture…”
—Leigh Paatsch, The Daily Telegraph
[RELATED: Find showtimes and tickets for this weekend’s movies]
“…a successful amalgam of skilful actors, witty banter, top-of-the-line effects, bigger-is-better action sequences and giddy good cheer. Though overlong and inevitably burdened by the need to juggle so many protagonists…”
—Tim Grierson, Screen Daily
“As serious as the stakes get, Whedon’s never afraid to let a joke out… and it gives the film a light, bouncy tone that makes it such a pleasure to watch.”
—Oliver Lyttelton, Indiewire
“With so many characters, it’s somewhat inevitable that someone get shortchanged and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) is notably underused here.”
—Eric Goldman, IGN
[RELATED: Will ‘The Avengers’ assemble again for a last-minute scene? ]
“…overall Avengers Assemble [the film’s title in Britain] is by far the most spectacular superhero ever made in terms of a visual extravagance, and is truly something that has been worth waiting for…”
—Jay A. Ottley, Movie Web
“…smart, funny and dramatic, but with all the trappings of a sci-fi action movie presented fully intact.”
—James Hunt, Den of Geek
“I have never been to a film that brought out so much enthusiasm from the audience, engaging with them on a level that brought out true emotion.”
—Yahoo! Movies resident comic-book-nerd-turned-movie-reviewer Galen Sturgess, who attended the Sydney premiere
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, Marvel’s The Avengers brings together the mightiest super hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers is the super hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.
Posted for WordPress From HTC evo 3D phone
Posted for WordPress From HTC evo 3D phone
Posted for WordPress From HTC evo 3D phone