by Xavier Gonne
The bane of every cinema and movie theater attendant, the Marvel movies have become as well known for their box office records and for their post credit scenes. Some were good, others not so good, but all continued to build the combined universe of Gods, Hi-techs, Altered Humans, and Super spies.
I could rate these by relevance to the universe, humor or action, how effective they lead into the next movie, or simply sheer awesomeness, but I have decided to rate them by the only criteria which matters; bladder control. For reasons of spoilers, I’m omitting the Guardians of the Galaxy post-credit scene (in case you’re wondering , it was the worst.)
by Sean Narborough
Good news for London based Marvel fans. To help celebrate the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on the 18th August, Marvel has set up an exclusive art exhibition in London for a limited amount of time. The exhibition will showcase artwork from artists that have been inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
There are good movies, there are bad movies. And then there are movies that everyone cannot stop talking about because we love it so much and we want to tear our faces off because it is so good. Guardians of the Galaxy is that movie. Since Peter Quill and his band of merry assassins and bounty hunters gathered to defend the galaxy, we've been happily chomping into it like a brilliant feast.
So, the I'm With Geek staff have pooled together our thoughts because just one review on the subject matter just isn't enough.
by Sean Naraborough
While over-looking a, to be honest, disappointing San Diego Comic-Con, I found the leaked picture of the model of The Thing from the Fantastic Four reboot, and this got me thinking, where the hell was the Fantastic Four reboot at Comic-Con? This is a film coming out in June....next year!
We saw more of Dawn of Justice, which doesn’t come out for another two freaking years. And it worked because everyone is talking about Batman/Superman more than anything. With Marvel coming up short and not much else happening at Comic-Con this year, 20th Century Fox really should have taken advantage of this. They should have had the director, Josh Trank, and the writers, Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater, turn up and give an update on the film so far, or, even better, have the first photo op of all principal actors, all together for the first time (Yes, they really haven’t done that yet). So what’s going on with this reboot? Why do we know so little about it with less than a year before it’s released?
by Jo Johnstone
The Apple Store on Regents Street is once again packed. A large crowd has gathered before the set stage and the cameras are in place. Every seat is filled with additional seating at the sides. Looking at the crowd a theme is clear with Captain America Shields and Marvel signs on more than a few tees. You could easily guess that Marvel have assembled, (get it) a new film from its core of heroes The Avengers. The second in the super franchise is not until next year but till then we look at a group from the other end of the Marvel universe.
Guardians of the Galaxy is the latest Marvel comic series to make its way to the big screen. Based on the adventures of intergalactic traveller Peter Quill aka Star Lord and a band of outcasts who vow to protect the galaxy.
The film is directed by Indie film maker James Gunn and stars Saturdays Night Lives Chris Pratt. Also starring in the film is WWF Wrestler Dave Bautista.
by Melissa Haggar
“Not another Marvel movie!” “There’s no way it can be better than Avengers Assemble!” “Who even are the Guardians of the Galaxy, anyway?”
Allow me to stop you right there. These are some phrases that have unsurprisingly been chucked around amidst a sea of anticipation for Marvel’s latest cinematic venture; Guardians of the Galaxy. But before you begin to ask yourself whether anything can top the last ‘team of superheroes’ movie (or indeed re-enact a hulk/Loki throw-down to signify that your preferred Marvel movie will always reign supreme), I ask you to discard all preconceptions and delve into a film where fun can truly be had, and the sarcastic and witty rule with an iron fist (and silly dancing). Guardians of the Galaxy may be the best Marvel film to date that features character that most non-comic book lovers will have never heard of.
by Sean Naraborough
Even though, I’m really excited for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, after seeing the pictures and plot details last week, I am starting to have my worries. There aren’t many but they are big concerns.
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