Ant-Man – Review Jul29

Ant-Man – Review...

I’ve been a bit behind on my movie reviews. Looking over recent posts will definitely confirm this. I’ve actually seen a few movies that I just haven’t had to sit down to review. I’m hoping to turn the review train around with today’s review of Ant-Man. Ant-Man is the latest movie from the consistently excellent Marvel Studios. Think about the comic book movies you’ve liked best over the past seven years. Chances are they’re mostly Marvel Studios movies. Yes, Warner had The Dark Knight and Fox gave us X-Men: Days of Future Past, but by and large, the great superhero movies are coming from Marvel Studios. In the comic books, Ant-Man is founding member of the Avengers, but he didn’t make it into the first two Avengers movies. It’s safe to say that Ant-Man is definitely not a household name. Unlike Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man comics have not been met with much success over the past few years (decades?). That’s why I think it’s great that Marvel Studios has taken a B-list (C-list?) superhero and made an A-list movie out of him. Spoilers follow after the poster. You’ve been warned. Paul Rudd plays the title character in Ant-Man. Like in the comics, Rudd’s character Scott Lang is not the first to wear the Ant-Man costume. The first Ant-Man was Hank Pym, the scientist who discovered Pym particles, which allow things to be shrunk or enlarged. In the comics, Pym is a straight-up scientist turned costume adventurer. In the movie, a major change is made to his background. Pym is still a scientist, but also a secret agent of SHIELD. He’s like a tiny Winter Soldier – sent out on secret missions, with people thinking he’s nothing more than an urban legend among the...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast – Live from SE: NYC!...

Welcome to the new episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast! Dave and Billy were both at Special Edition: NYC this weekend (along with Terry: Intern of SHIELD). They have a full report from the con, including snippets of Brian Michael Bendis talking about his new post-Secret Wars Iron Man series at Saturday’s Marvel panel. At SE: NYC, the guys had a chance to sit down with indie comics creators Josh Dahl (Rapid City: Below Zero), Raheem Nuamah (writer – Go Robo Now!) and Jorell Rivera (artist – Go Robo Now!) The guys also review Secret Wars #3, a host of Secret Wars tie-ins, James Robinson’s Airboy #1 from Image Comics and more. Plus, hear how Billy and Dave would each spend a $20 budget on new comics this week in the latest installment of The Twenty. Excelsior! Be sure to subscribe to the Tuesday Night Comics podcast on iTunes! http://ia601505.us.archive.org/33/items/TuesdayNightComicsPodcastEpisode75/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Podcast%20Episode%2075.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

The Avengers (At The Theater 2012 #6) May14

The Avengers (At The Theater 2012 #6)...

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you Josh Whedon! So many people predicted in the press that you couldn’t bring all these A-list Hollywood actors together, put their egos behind them and create a great ensemble film. Those people were so wrong. Could The Avengers have been more perfect? I was grinning during this movie from the opening scene through the second end credits scene. You did stay for the second end credits scene, right? Actually, I was grinning from the Dark Knight Rises and Amazing Spider-Man trailer through the end of the movie. I thought last year was the year of the comic book fan at the movie theater. But clearly, it’s this year. I liked Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk, but Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk makes me want a Hulk movie. SPOILERS AFTER THIS PICTURE OF THE HULK PRACTICING SHOT PUT! Like anyone affected by the deaths of Wash and Shepherd in Serenity, I had a feeling that Joss Whedon was going to kill off a fan favorite in The Avengers. I didn’t know who it would be. Black Widow? Hawkeye? But Agent Coulson? Why?! No!! Damn you, Whedon! RIP Agent Coulson How awesome was it when Iron Man said “Cap’n”? First end credits scene: Thanos! Thanos! Thanos! Are we getting The Infinity Gauntlet in Avengers 2? Please say yes. What about the Thanos Copter? Not his best moment. Second end credits scene: They went out for shawarma! Awesome! Wait, what is...