Friday, April 04, 2014

Superheroes, Comic Books, and Movie Magic

When I was little I watched these:

I was Wonder Woman for Halloween when I was four.  I didn't even know there were comic books and I was a girl so getting into DC or Marvel comics didn't interest me.  The only comics I got into were for Robotech.  I was a huge geek growing up and I missed an aspect of geek culture.

Now, it is seriously The Age of the Geek and I am loving playing catch up as an adult!  If I have any questions, I go here or here.  Like who the hell is Ultron or Thanos since they'll be the Big Bads in future Avengers movies?

Iron Man got me into the comics universe and then The Avengers sealed the deal.  It was genius to have Joss Whedon direct and casting Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner was perfect.  Of course I have gushed over Loki/Tom Hiddleston.  Then, I kept hearing good things about Arrow on CW.  The first season is on Netflix streaming so I caught up.  It was pretty good and opened up an entire universe of new superheroes.  Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. came to ABC.  It's okay and I like the weekly Marvel dose.  Skye is annoying but Fitz and Simmons are awesome.

I had no idea there were two superhero comic companies:  Marvel and DC.  And in theory, X-Men takes place in the same universe as The Avengers.  But due to movie studio BS,

We get two sets of Quicksliver and the Scarlet Witch.  In my opinion, the top pair, Avengers, looks a lot better.  The new Captain America movie opens nationwide today.  I thought the first movie wasn't very good.  A decent origin story but really boring and hacky.

Captain America:  The Winter Soldier is really head and shoulders better than Captain America: The First Avenger.  The action sequences are amazing and the story is gripping.  Plus, there are a lot of surprise cameos!  It's a huge movie too.  It doesn't feel like a dinky spin-off movie like some of the Iron Man or Thor movies felt like.  It was so good, I want to see it again.  Also, make sure you stick around for two end credit scenes.

Now, there are two more upcoming movies to geek out over

If you love the music, it's two pieces 1)The movie Sunshine's track "The Surface of the Sun" and 2)The Thin Red Line's track "Journey to the Line".


This is going to be an awesome summer!

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