Super Heroes - Iron Man, Superman, Thor, Captain America - Whether you love them or hate them, super heroes are abound in today's pop culture - and they are big business. But what is it about super heroes that makes us love or hate them so much?
Beginning with Iron Man 3 we talk about the most recent wave of Super Hero movies - What we liked, what we didn't, and what we want to see in feature films. Joining us for this episode are Rick Shea, owner of Famous Faces and Funnies (the largest comic shop on the space coast), and Actor/Comedian/Improviser and Comic Book nerd extraordinaire Fawad Siddiqui. They'll be giving us their insights as to how the source material for these super hero stores come in to play.
So check out the video below where at times, we get a bit rowdy but we all have a good time. Let us know what you think of these movies and what we have to say about them in the comments below. You may just win a pair of IMAX tickets to see Guardians of the Galaxy!
Note: Due to unexpected difficulties, the video quality is not the best. You may just want to listen to it as the audio is just fine.
Originally posted at GeeksOfDoom.com
By FamousMonsterShane Black‘s Iron Man 3 has already grossed over $700 million worldwide, and while a box office success, it isn’t unanimously beloved by critics or audiences like Marvel’s last homerun, Joss Whedon’s The Avengers.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the popular aggregate movie review website, Iron man 3currently sits at 78% (67% among top critics). On Metacritic, a more analytical aggregate site, Black’s film currently scores 62 out of 100. To put things in perspective, two of 2012′s most divisive blockbuster films amongst fanboys, The Dark Knight Rises and Prometheus, are locked in at 84% and 74% respectively. Iron Man 2, the black sheep of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is at 73%.
In my review, I took issue with misplaced character motivations and the way co-writers Shane Black and Drew Pearce approached Iron Man’s greatest foe, the Mandarin. Well, even after a 1,300-word review, I’m still not finished talking about Iron Man 3. The only way to get over my disappointment with the third (and hopefully final) Iron Man film was to write about how great it could have been if it wasn’t, well, the movie it turned out to be.
So, in an effort to channel the passion and insanity of Patton Oswalt’s epicStar Wars/Avengers rant on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, here are some thoughts on what should have happened in Iron Man 3.
Yahoo! spoke with The Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon at the Iron Man 3 premiere last night and managed to get some good details about The Avengers 2 out of him.
"I have finished a draft and I'm redoing it now. I think it's in really good shape. We're in a very good place," he said.
When they asked him if he felt pressure to top the first film, he offered this response.
"I try not to think of it as topping it. I try to think of this as its own movie. Sometime yeah, I feel pressure and by the way, Shane (Black) not helping, Iron Man 3 not helping, because I saw this and man he really got it right. But when you're in the story and you're dealing with these characters that you love, that everybody loves, when you've got the new characters sliding in next to them it's very exciting. Then I don't feel pressure, it's like I'm reading my favorite comic."
New characters you say? Whedon offered a few more details about who these might be.
The next time the Avengers assemble on the big screen, don’t be surprised if you see them touch down at some point in China. Given the rapid, almost Hulk-like growth of the film market in that country over the past few years, Avengers director Joss Whedon is half-expecting to get a call any day now asking whether he can set part of the superhero sequel in a Chinese locale. “I’m working on the script right now, and if someone came to me and said, ‘We’re looking into doing a chunk of this in China’—well, I’d have to think about it,” Whedon says. “China is on my radar. It can’t not be at this point.” Continue Reading
1. Robocop **
2. The Lego Movie**
4. Captain America: Winter Soldier *****
5. Veronica Mars ***
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ***
7. X-Men: Days of Future Past *****
9. Maleficent ****
10. The Fault In Our Stars *****
11. Edge of Tomorrow ****
12. How To Train Your Dragon 2 *****
13. Transformers: Age Of Extinction *
14. Dawn of The Planet of The Apes *****
15. Lucy ***
16. Guardians Of The Galaxy *****
17. Dracula Untold ***
18. The Judge ****
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I'm not real big on begging, but keeping this running and trying to get better costs money. If you like what we do or if you are just feeling altruistic - toss us a buck? Every little bit helps and you'd get a great big thank you from us! And we may even dedicate something silly to you for your support! (We even take requests!)