A look at movies, especially films based on books (Yes that includes comics); Opinions, facts, movie charts, production news and, when possible a look at the movies VS their source material. I may also champion books I've read that really should be movies. I've also used it to display the unedited versions of my blogs for SyFy; (The sci-fi channel UK website.)Feel free to let me know about any stories that you think deserve the big screen treatment.
Friday, 22 July 2011
Captain America: The First Avenger. Why you need to stick around after the end & more clips.
Well the first Avenger (Who isn’t really the First Avenger; I mean Thor is at least 1,000 years older than him right? But I guess if he’s the first person that Nick Fury actually, officially, makes an Avenger, then that’ll do movie wise.) is finally here! (If you live in North America and a few other places. If not he’ll be around soon enough.) The first thing you need to know is YES, contrary to what some reviewers with poor research, movie knowledge, have said there IS something after the credits so you DO need to stick around until after the end credits. This time it isn’t a cryptic Easter Egg (Thor’s Hammer, The Cosmic Cube & Loki’s invisible mind control antics; nor is it a tasty set up, Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury telling Tony Stark that he’s not the only super hero in the world and there’s something afoot called “..The Avenger Initiative.”, or Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark advising William Hurt’s General Ross that they were “...putting a team together.” at the end of The Incredible Hulk. (The only Marvel Studios film Not to make youwait until the credits have rolled for the juicy bonus.) Of course if you’ve read my piece on Marvel’s Easter Eggs (Click here if you haven’t) you’ll know all about those and what they mean.
Cap's new outfit
Post credits / after credits scene isn't a scene after all.
Those of us who stick around will be treated to a nice shiny version of that trailer that was extremely poorly vid-camed and spread over the internet earlier this week. Even if you managed to see that, you never really saw it, so it will be worth hanging around. You’ll se Captain America’s new Costume (It’s now more of a hybrid of the Ultimate Captain America and Standard Captain America, brighter with more stripes, no paratrooper straps and much more lightweight looking, which makes sense seeing as 70 years have passed since the second costume. (You’ll get that once you’ve seen the film.)
Of course the only costume change the ladies will be interested in is Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth). Having found his way back to Midgard (Earth) Thor seems to have lost his sleeves! Sleeveless is actually the most common of his various costumes (in the comics) and I’m sure there will be few complaints about chance to see Mt Hemsworth’s arms flexing about. In fact it’s probably been written into his contract that his arms must be uncovered at least 90% of the time.
The only downer is that the effects work on the Hulk is still far to early for s to him, so we only get to see Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner (Sorry Mark, but it’s the big green angry man we want to see, all Avatar mo-capped) Still we do get to see Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) and Iron Man (Robert Downy Jr.) He even gets to make a quip as he walks past Thor and pats his mighty bicep on the way out of the meeting room.