10 October 2008

"C" Aint Just For Cookie

In case Michael Scott reads the Chips. This is for you Mikey:

Now get back to work.

08 October 2008

New Avengers Series Actually Features The Avengers

I stole the above image for a 2011 animated Avengers series from the magnificent site AnimatedSuperheroes.Com. Until just recently, DC was the king of animated Superhero shows... that is until Marvels recent and failry spectacular Spectacular Spider-man show and the even more recent (hasn't yet debuted in the US) Wolverine and the X-Men. Both are well done shows, nothing like some of the disasters of years past such as the last attempt at an Avengers series 10 years ago. Just compare the above image (featuring the actual Avengers) to the one below (starring Wonder Man and Tigra) and you can see that Marvel is back on track. Furthermore, even though Cap, Thor, and Iron Man are featured in the below pic, they were not really in the 1999 series. Just imagine the below poster with them cropped out. Oh my! The new series looks sharp and Marvel may have another decent show on hand.

07 October 2008

Radar Blips - X-Men

The Year: 2000

The Players: Catwoman as Storm, the Wuss from Superman Returns as Cyclops, Jean-Luc Picard as "Wheels," The dude who played Wolverine as Wolverine, Darth Maul as Toad, Gandalf the Gray as Magneto, Xena Onatop as Jean Grey and Jimmy Olsen's twin brother as Iceman.

The Take: $157 Million

What happens when a Toad gets struck by lightning?: You get the worst catchphrase ever.

Why you should see it: This film ushered in the golden age of superhero cinema by grounding the fantastic in a "realistic" world. The movie really flies by while setting the stage for the even better sequel by introducing the pitch perfect Magneto and the human-mutant conflict. Most of the actors are perfectly cast and define these live actions characters. The action sequences wont blow you away, but the Wolverine and Sabretooth fights are decent as is the Wolvy Mystique clash. Lastly, if you like Wolverine, you are in luck, this is basically part 1 of a (so far) 4 part Wolverine film saga.

06 October 2008

Captain America, Exposed

Film School Rejects has the scoop on the Captain America Film. Then again, maybe they just summarized the origin since I think I could have written this myself.

Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the ‘Super-Soldier Serum’ and bombarded by ‘vita-rays.’ Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and leader of the Avengers.