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My Top Ten Film of 2013

My top 10 films

Howdy ladies and gents, since the year is almost over and I have seen pretty much all the films I can see this year, I think it’s about time that I release my 10 ten list of films this year. Now the following stuff is a segment from my End of Year Review which will be up very soon, so I thought I’d upload this first as a separate thing in case people miss it in the other blog post. But anyways I’ve talked too much, here’s my list:

When it comes to films, I thought this year was a pretty disappointing especially when compared to last year. There was so much promise of awesomeness and unforgettable material, however there was just a lack impact and presence when it came to a lot of the films this year. I even wrote a post about it a while ago. Now that’s not to say that 2013 was a complete waste of time, there were some really fun and impressive films on show that were on show and luckily made those days in the cinema not as painful.

Annoyingly just like last year there are films that came out this year that I’ll have to wait until next year for (12 Years as a Slave and American Hustle come to mind), but I’ve gotten used to the fact that the UK film distribution is totally unfair.

So it’s now time for my top 10, but before that keep in mind this was a frigging hard list to do and I’m only counting films released in 2013, films from 2012 that were released in 2013 for us UK residents DON’T COUNT! Okay here’s my list:

Top 10 Films of 2013

  1. Captain Phillips
  2. Now You See Me
  3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  4. Iron Man 3
  5. Gravity
  6. Saving Mr. Banks
  7. Rush
  8. Thor: The Dark World
  9. Frozen
  10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Honourable mentions:

When it comes to upcoming films I think that 2014 will be better, I’m praying for it. With epic titles like Godzilla, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Interstellar, Sabotage, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and so much more, I’m sure that it has the potential to rectify the mistakes of this year.

So what do you think of my list? Do you like it or do you believe me to be insane with my choices? Are any of your favourites in there or are there ones I’ve missed out? Gimme your thoughts down below yo.


Posted by on December 27, 2013 in Films, Media


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Ty Simpkins Lands Joins in Jurassic World

Hello again ladies and gentlemen of the internet, time for another LATE film news update thing haha. I wasn’t gonna blog about this before but as I’ve said before, if it is casting news related to a big enough film or one that I’m looking forward to, then I’ll blog about it. And Jurassic World is a film has me giddy for the epic summer that’ll take place in 2015. The following information comes from superherohype:

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“Deadline is reporting that 12-year-old actor Ty Simpkins has landed one of the lead roles in director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World. The site also says that New Girl star Jake Johnson is reportedly in the mix for a role in the film, but that remains unconfirmed.

Steven Spielberg returns to produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series with Trevorrow both directing and co-writing alongside Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are attached to produce alongside Spielberg. Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is also in negotiations for a role in the film.

Though most well known for playing Harley in this summer’s Iron Man 3, Simpkins has been acting for eight years and has had roles in Spielberg’s War of the Worlds and both Insidious films.

Jurassic World will be shot in 3D and is planned to hit theaters on Friday, June 12, 2015.”

Well this is a surprise. I mean the first person to be announced for the fourth film in the Jurassic Park film series and it’s a bloody kid! Random or what right? But in all honesty I’m not too fussed about it. If he was some proper unknown kid then it would bother me, and while technically he’s not overly well-known he’s been in some notable films including this summer’s Iron Man 3 where I thought his character was amazing and hilarious. So it seems like this film is staying true to the series by having children involved once again, what role he’ll play is beyond me, but I can only assume that he’ll be a son of some couple and he’ll join in all the dinosaur madness when that kicks in.

Anywho I think the kid has talent so I’m down with his involvement in the film, how about you lot? Whatever your thoughts, drop them below and I’ll see around, laters! 😀


Posted by on October 15, 2013 in Films, Media


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The Controversy Surrounding Iron Man 3

Alright then, even though this is a subject that’s kind of died down in recent times thanks to the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, the controversy surrounding Iron Man 3 is far from over as there are still fanboys and casual audience people moaning about the film. It annoys me so much, so I’ve decided to make a blog post about the matter and clarify a few things here and there. By the way in case you weren’t aware this is gonna be a SPOILER-HEAVY POST so if you haven’t seen the film or don’t wanna know anything about it then leave now. If you’re still here then let’s continue…

The main complaints I hear about the film are as follows:

  • The Mandarin
  • Lack of Tony Stark in the Iron Man armour
  • The balance between humour and seriousness
  • Similarities to The Dark Knight Rises

In this blog post I’ll basically be going through these 4 main points give you my opinion on them as both a film lover and comic book fan. Okay so let’s get started.

1. The Mandarin


Okay so let’s get the main point out in the open, the main reason people despise this film so much is because of the handling of the Mandarin character and to a degree I can see the argument. The film was marketed as the Mandarin’s time to shine, he was marketed as the big bad villain and fans of the source material had been waiting to see his live-action appearance since it was referenced in Iron Man 1. However what we got was a drunken actor just pretending to be this big badass who actually under the control of Aldrich Killian, the real bad guy in the film.

I can understand why people were pissed off, I mean I was shocked and thought the film was joking until Trevor explained that the Mandarin was just a diversion for the world to focus on. But people need to look at the bigger picture. How many times have you been shocked in a comic book film? And who would go to such lengths to do something as gutsy as to tamper with such a big character from the source material? I reckon it took guts for Shane Black and Drew Pearce to go ahead a craft the story the way they did, but I think it paid off for a lot of people as it gave Ben Kingsley some interesting material to work with and made his character completely hilarious. And in the grand scheme of things it makes sense that such a ridiculous character would be a made-up creation. I mean sure the character could have been handled a lot better, but again in the context of this film it works, it’s funny and totally unexpected and it comic book films that kind of surprise and variation is a welcome change for me.

2. Lack of Tony Stark in the Iron Man armour


I see loads of people moaning about the fact that there’s so much Tony Stark in the film and a lack of Iron Man and that is really missing the point of the film. Tony Stark is Iron Man. People seem to forget about the man behind the suit that makes it function. Without him there’d just be a lot of cool armour just chilling around the place without a purpose. This film really gave us a good look at Tony Stark when he’s not in a position of power and shows us that he’s just as human as the rest of us. It also demonstrated his intellect, his ability to go stealth and take people out James Bond style and the ability to create things on the fly when he’s not got all of his facilities at his disposal. Iron Man 3 gave us a Tony Stark who knows who he is, who can fight back when the pressure is on and can still get things done without his armour and to me that speaks way more volumes than seeing him doing everything inside the armour instead.

3. The balance between humour and seriousness

Now this is something I’ve seen come up a few times, the fact that the film doesn’t know when it wants to be serious and funny. Granted there are some scenes where humour isn’t needed but for the most part I thought it was fine. There are some proper emotional moments in this film or dramatic points that are really good such as Happy getting caught in the explosion or when the plane explodes and all those people are falling in the sky or when Tony gets those anxiety attacks, the drama stuff is there. And to balance that all out you have a fair amount of humour between loads of the cast, mainly revolving around Tony and his interactions with other characters especially Harley. Tony and Harley have some great moments together and thanks to the witty dialogue it leads to some of the best moments in the film. I think the balance between humour and seriousness is fine and hardly worth moaning about.

4. Similarities to The Dark Knight Rises


And of course with the third in a trilogy that has a slightly darker tone the comparisons to Batman are inevitable. Indeed there are certain parrells that could be made like both films have the heroe’s broken helmet, both main heroes have their lives destroyed and need to pull them together again and both films have snow in them, those being the main comparisons. But honestly these films are fairly different. Iron Man 3 is a world where it is has the realism implemented but in a way where the comic book sensibilities can still stand out and be relevant. Whereas The Dark Knight Rises is all about it;s dark tones and realism, that universe makes a habit of trying to make everything work in the context of the real world and only uses small comic book elements at a time.

So in conclusion comic book fanboys need to stop crying and get over the changes in Iron Man 3, changes are made in films all the time and the fact that some people are choosing to shout and wine about it like little children is tragic. To let a few changes in a film change your whole perspective on an otherwise great film is a terrible thing to do and doesn’t send out a good message to those who have yet to see the film. Remember no comic book film has ever been adapted completely from its source material, some things get changed! No one gave a monkeys when Christopher Nolan made Batman all realistic and took away several elements from the source material, but when Marvel or any other movie studio do anything different the fans are ready to crucify the people responsible. In the end the original comics will still be there for you to read, if you don’t like what you see in a live-action film go away and read the comics instead.

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Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Films, Media


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Check Out My Iron Man 3 Video Review!


Howdy people of the interweb, as you might have guessed it is May 3rd and Iron Man 3 is now out internationally. Obviously that means American audiences finally get to see the film and decide for themselves whether this is the sequel they wanted or whether they’ll hate because they’re comic book fanboys. It’s been a week since the film came out over here in the UK and I did a review on the film on this blog which you can read here, but in case you’re not in the mood for reading I did a video review that I’d like to share with you. Don’t worry it’s spoiler-free, check it out below:

It was right fun making this video and just talking about how much I liked the film because those are my favourite kind of reviews; the one’s where you can’t shut about how good a film is. 😀 So yeah do be sure to tell me what you thought of the film in the comments section either here or on my video or on my written review. Until the next time laters people!


Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews


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My Epic Iron Man 3 Review!! :D

So here we are in April 25th, the day of Iron Man 3‘s release in the UK. It feels like the wait for this film has been the longest one in recent history, maybe even worst than the wait for The Avengers last year. Anyways Robert Downey Jr. is back as Tony Stark/Iron Man in his third film in the Iron Man film series and this one’s directed by Shane Black which has definitely put a twist on things. Does this film succeed in being another great Marvel film or does it fail due to the ‘third film in the series curse’? Read on to find out!


So the story of this film takes place after The Avengers and life for Tony Stark is anything but stable. Stark hasn’t recovered from the events of New York which has left him anxious, scared and alone and this affects his relationship with Pepper Pots and his day-to-day activities. However Stark’s troubles only worsen when the terrorist known as the Mandarin shows up, starts causing havoc and tears Stark’s world apart. Now Stark has to find the courage to carry on and save the world and uncover the mysterious that surround him.

I thought the story in this film was surprising smart, dramatic and very, very unexpected. All those worrying that the film was going to be too dark and serious can rest easy as the film easily has a lot of humourous moments and laugh-out-loud scenes. A lot goes down in this film and it is very impressive to see how the writers found a way to condense it into a 2 hour film. There was so many elements of this film I didn’t see coming and it was smartly handled with style and the element of surprise. Also this is definitely a Shane Black film as the way the film is directed, stylized and even the humour feels very reminiscent of his former work especially Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

But it is the characters that really bring Iron Man 3 to life and the returning and new cast make great work of their material. So let’s start with Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. The dude still has it. RDJ is still as charismatic as ever providing moments humour, wit and style while also giving us a very vulnerable and isolated character. Tony Stark is in a very difficult place in his life and has his world smashed to pieces and he has to rise to the challenge to keep the world safe and protect Pepper and RDJ brought his A-game to this role. Then there’s Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia “Pepper” Potts, Paltrow is very good in this film offering up more drama and a lot more action then we’ve seen from her before. Pepper not only has to deal with being CEO of Stark Industries but also but must maintain a relationship with Tony. Paltrow was just great and she looked spectacular, I mean she has one hell of a body yo. Anyways moving on… Now we move onto Don Cheadle as Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes/Iron Patriot, Cheadle was funny and witty as Tony’s friend and wearer of Iron Patriot armour. You see I wasn’t too much of a fan of Cheadle in Iron Man 2, I didn’t feel the connection between him and Tony but in this film their relationship is a lot better and Rhodey is much cooler too.

Now let’s talk about Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian, Pearce was very cool and interesting as the creator of the Extremis virus and the founder of Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM). I love the way Killian was introduced and his reasons for doing what he was doing, Pearce handled the role well and this was one of his roles I’ll personally remember for a while yet. Also Rebecca Hall as Dr. Maya Hansen was quite pretty as a botanist whose work helped create Extremis. Maya was a strong-minded character and definitely had relevance in the grand scheme of things and I liked how Hall handled her material, I just wish she’d been in the film a little more. Okay now’s time to talk about Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin/Trevor Cassidy he was pretty cool. Now let’s get something straight, THIS IS NOT THE MANDARIN FROM THE COMICS, there are changes made to his character to make it work in the context of the film and while some fanboys may cry about I thought it was interesting and mart stuff.

Also Stephanie Szostak as Ellen Brandt and James Badge Dale as Eric Savin do well in their roles too but I won’t explain specifically what it is because it will spoil elements of the film. And lastly Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Favreau was great. I was so happy to see Favreau return and the material he is given is some great, dramatic and funny stuff.

When it comes to the presentation I can easily say it is some of the best that Marvel Studios has produced so far. Visually the CGI and special effects are INSANE! So much action and mayhem goes down in this film and it is shot, choreographed and crafted in a spectacular fashion. From the attack on Tony’s house to Iron Man’s one-on-one fights to the Iron Legion sequence near the end of the end of the film, everything just screams out awesomeness and it is almost on par with The Avengers. I was worried when Industrial Light and Magic wasn’t coming back to do the film’s visual effects, but Scanline VFX, Digital Domain, Weta Digital, Framestore, The Third Floor and Trixter Film did a great job filling in for them. As for the soundtrack, I think it is the best so far. I was worried with Brian Tyler was brought on to the do the soundtrack but he really brought this film to life with some incredibly loud, profound and epic music that fueled the action on-screen, it was amazing nuff said.

So to conclude Iron Man 3 is definitely a return to form and is probably best film of the trilogy. The film is smart, funny, emotional and nicely stylized with some amazing presentation in both the visual and audio department. Some may not like the changes and unexpected surprises to be found in this film but for me it worked well and I can appreciate the changes. Shane Black has done well by the series and has his trademark style all over this and in addition to that Robert Downey Jr. proves he’s still the man as the one and only Iron Man. If you couldn’t tell already I LOVED this film and I recommend it highly.

Rating: 9/10 (Just go out and watch it now! :D)

So what did you think of Iron Man 3? Did you love it, think it was alright or hate it? Whatever your thoughts drop them below and be sure to come back for some more kick ass film reviews! 😀


Posted by on April 25, 2013 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews


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Why The Avengers Was And Still Is A Big Deal – Part 2

Good day to you ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Part 2 of Why The Avengers Was And Still Is A Big Deal. This is a two-part blog post talking about why I believe the film was and still is a big deal and what were the key elements that led to its success. If you haven’t read the first part then stop reading this and got back and check it out and then come back here. As for everyone else let’s continue…


Kevin Feige


This is the man with the plan, without this guy I doubt the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be as grand as it is without this man’s talent. Now I don’t know how much influence he has over the ideas or films that get picked to be greenlit but I can only assume he has that kind of power because of all the announcements and interviews he does. I mean I’ve never seen any producer have so much knowledge on comic books and understand source material in such a vivid way. Feige has powers! I mean every interview he’s in here’s always offering information on current happenings on Marvel films or upcoming ones and he doesn’t just talk about from a business point of view but as a person knows his stuff and understands how to translate it into live action along with the directors, writers and actors.

But what I really like about him is the fact that he’s always thinking, he always seems to be one or two or maybe even five steps ahead of everyone else. If fans have ideas of where to go with storylines or costumes or introducing new character solo films Feige seems to have thought of it already or made it happen behind the scenes and then makes a massive announcement about it later down the line. The man never stops moving and that’s something you gotta appreciate.

The End Result


Whatever your thoughts are on The Avengers no one can deny its success. It’s been said many, many times and I’ll say it again, this film was a massive gamble and could have especially blown up in Marvel’s faces. Having several superhero characters in their own separate films come together one film? Nothing like this had been done before and it was incredibly risky. But somehow thanks to the awesomeness that is Joss Whedon, hard work from Kevin Feige and the people at Marvel Studios and some fine acting from the cast involved they crafted a great superhero the likes of which has never been seen. Now allow me to explain what I mean by that.

Up until the time before The Avengers everyone was gearing towards the dark and gritty realism created in the Chris Nolan Batman films. I swear most audiences, critics and people I talked saw The Dark Knight as a template for future comic book films and only wanted dark and realistic films. But then The Avengers comes out of the blue and completely squashes that concept with a film that had a lot more humour than any comic book film in recent history and while it was a lot more light-hearted than most films in the genre it had moments for character development and emotion when needed. There was not only great action going on in the form of the CGI and special effects but there was also action going on between the characters as they argued and fought each other. It was some badass, dynamic, tension-building and funny stuff and it worked in a very natural way and related to the source material so well. It really was a great film not only for casual audiences but for all the comic nerds out there waiting to see their favourite characters fighting each other and then coming together to save the world from evil.

Finally there was a film to break the chain of all these “dark and gritty” comic book adaptations. I know that there are a lot of comics that revolve around that but not ALL comic films HAVE to be that way. The Avengers was a good time in the cinema and everyone from fans to critics to casual film audiences responded well to it. It made a ton of money at the Box Office and the sequel was greenlit for 2015 just a short time after so year rock on Marvel!


And now we come to the final point and this one is pretty important, it’s all about foreshadowing. As I said before Kevin Feige is the man with the plan and is always thinking several steps ahead of everyone else, with this power he knows to make announcements about future projects that’ll keep fans wanting more or just send them into a frenzy freaking out about upcoming films. Also the Marvel films themselves have always given us a look into the future thanks to their post-credit cutscenes. At the end of Iron Man Nicky Fury showed up, at the of The Incredible Hulk Tony Stark showed up, at the end of Iron Man 2 Agent Coulson located Thor’s hammer, etc. The point is Marvel Studios have been smart about the way in which they’ve marketed their films and the way in which they’ve filmed the too. And now they’ve established their Marvel Cinematic Universe they are looking to continue their success with their Phase Two set of films.


2013 is the year when we’ll begin the next set of Marvel solo films with three sequels and two new solo films to add to the mix. Firstly starting with Iron Man 3 which will be out pretty soon (tomorrow for us UK citizens), then entering Thor: The Dark World in November, then we have two films in 2014 in the form of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy and finally after the release of Avengers 2 is Ant-Man in 2015. Marvel have always hinted at the future and right now they’ve smartly given sequels to the films that needed them and been ambitious with films like GotG. I believe that Kevin Feige along with the other big people at Marvel are hard at work not only crafting these upcoming Marvel films but also looking into Phase Three and add additional films to tag along with Doctor Strange (hopefully we’ll FINALLY get a Black Panther film).

In the end Marvel Studios worked for four long years and gave us one of the finest comic films in existence. The Avengers was and still is badass and if anyone tries to imitate that in the future I hope they won’t forget that this was the film that gave them the blueprint.

So yeah that’s it, I just had to get that out of my system and share my thoughts with you all. Anways what do you think? Do you agree with my points or do totally disagree completely? Whatever your thoughts leave them in the comments below and I’ll see you lot on the next blog post yo! 😀 😀


Posted by on April 24, 2013 in Films, Life, Media


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Marvel Studios Phase Two Preview and Concept Art!

Now this is what I am talking about, MARVEL FILM OVERLOAD! Right now I am in the happiest groove in the world right now. All this news and concept art is kick ass. Below is a video, concept art and set photos from the upcoming Marvel films that are part of Phase Two! The following stuff is from IGN:

“Fans who got their mitts on the new Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Blu-ray box set also, if they followed the clues to this site and entered in their code, got a first look at concept art and behind the scenes images from Marvel’s upcoming Phase Two movies Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man.

Watch the video and then check out some screen grabs below!”

Okay this video is technically just a tiny preview for Iron Man 3 but it does give us a bit of information as to the direction of Phase Two in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Next we’re gonna talk about the following set of screenshots, starting with Ant-Man:




Now these pictures are looking pretty good, Ant-Man’s costume is definitely unique and I’ve never really been a fan of its design so I was wondering how it’d be transformed to look cool and work for live-action, luckily these pictures are really looking badass! There seems to be a really cool and realistic style to the costume and I like the use of dark red and black, even the helmet looks sweet. I can’t wait to see more of the costume in live-action.

Okay now onto Captain America 2:







Well this is some hardcore stuff. I am loving the redesign of Falcon and the new look for Winter Soldier looks so mysterious and badass. I am just in a very good mood with what I am seeing right now. As for the other Captain America concept art it looks cool though partially confusing. There are stills of Cap in his WWII uniform which makes one wonder, will his old costume make a return or will it be shown via flashbacks? Whatever the case may be there is more questions in the air surrounding this film, at least the concept art looks cool.

Now let’s move onto Guardians of the Galaxy:





These are some very detailed and interesting pieces of art here. I can’t really comment much on them because I am not overly familiar with the world of GotG, however there are tiny things I can talk about. Firstly that group picture looks awesome, secondly Rocket Racoon looks insanely realistic but also kind of cute in a way. Thirdly that third picture with the ship landing looks cool and one could possibly assume that the person stand on the far left could be Star-Lord. And lastly that ship flying through the sky in picture number four looks incredibly detailed, I like it.

Okay now onto Thor 2:








As for this set pictures from Thor 2 I am well hyped, this is already a film that I desperately need in my life and these pictures only amplify my need for the film. I am liking the battle scenes that are going on in some of those pictures and it is great to see Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman together again too. I also love seeing Thor is what looks to be a London street, I say London due to the bus in the background. Either way these pictures are cool.

Overall these pictures are totally sweet as hell and I can’t wait to get Phase Two started when Iron Man 3 comes out in two weeks yo! 😀

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Posted by on April 3, 2013 in Films, Media


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Iron Man 3 Official Trailer #2 Review!

Man I’ve been waiting for this trailer all day and when I mean all day I mean that I’ve been looking on all Marvel and superhero-related websites every hour since 11am this morning. So the second official trailer for Iron Man 3 is out, I wasn’t sure what to expect, I didn’t think this trailer would outdo the last one, but all I can say is DAMN! This trailer was sex to my fucking eyes yo! Take a look below and be amazed:

Holy bloody christ! Did you catch all that? No? Then watch it again! I have. That was the sexiest thing I have ever laid eyes on. I watched this trailer with my friend just around 30 minutes ago and both of us literally just freaked out and screamed like a little girl and had the biggest nerdagism ever! This is what I’m talking about! No makes trailers the way that Marvel Studios do.

So what do we see in the trailer? Well Tony Stark looks troubled and there is a lot of things going on in his life like: being Iron Man, having a relationship with Pepper and dealing with the aftermath of the events in The Avengers. In this trailer we also see that politics will play a part in this film (hence why Kevin Feige described the film as a political thriller), and obviously the Mandarin has is revealed a little more than before with some more shots of him talking and showing off his fancy robes. His voice does sound a little strange but his dialogue in the voice over parts is pretty cool. You’ve also got all these scenes of action from Stark’s house being destroyed to the people flying out of the airplane and falling through the sky. There is also this cool moment when Tony is attaching his suit to himself while his house is under attack, and loads of other cool stuff. It seems like the world is really resting on Tony Stark’s shoulders in this film and also the Mandarin looks like a massive threat that could mess a lot of stuff up very quickly.

But the best part of the trailer, the part that made me freak out was at the end with Tony and Rhodey and you see the shot of two Iron Man suits flying, then you see like frigging several others flood the screen and line up and just start some shit! Goddamn! That was some hot shit! I’ve only heard about this in the comics but for the concept of the Iron Legion to be making an appearance on film is just insane! I still haven’t gotten over it, I’m still in recovery mode yo, need to remember to breathe. XD

As I said before not since The Avengers has a trailer made me freak out like a little school girl. all I can say is forget what’s happening in the world right now, I need May 3rd right now. I want to see this film on opening day in IMAX and be blown the fuck away!

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Posted by on March 5, 2013 in Films, Media, Reviews


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Kevin Feige Talks Marvel Phase Two

Ah yeah, more Marvel Phase 2 news! This kind of stuff just makes me giddy, obviously it is hard to truly be excited for something until you get a visual on the project in question. But Kevin Feige always seems to make most of Marvel Studios upcoming projects sound amazing, in the following article from superherohype he talks about the next instalment of Marvel films:


“Marvel’s “Phase Two” set of films will officially begin this year with Iron Man 3 on May 3 and it only gets bigger from there. Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige is the man behind it all and he knows all the little secrets for the upcoming films. In an interview with SFX Magazine, he spoke about the scale and genres of all their upcoming films and says that the word “Cosmic” isn’t exactly how he’d describe the phase as a whole.

“The Thor film and the Guardians of the Galaxy film certainly are cosmic. Guardians and Thor will take the brunt of the cosmic side of the universe, particularly Guardians, which is 95% in space. I think Iron Man 3 shows the other side of Phase 2, which is delving deeper into the characters. Throwing them on a much more personal journey. And Captain America will showcase… What’s exciting to me about Cap – sort of about Iron Man 3 too if you look at it – is it’s tonally almost like a different genre. Shane Black’s described Iron Man 3 as a Tom Clancy sort of political thriller, which I like a lot. We hired our directors on Cap because they loved our explanation that we really want to make a ’70s political thriller masquerading as a big superhero movie. Just like with the first film – we got Joe Johnston because we said, ‘We want to do a ’40s World War Two movie masquerading as a big superhero movie.’ I love that we’re doing a sequel to a film that’s a completely different genre than the first film. I think that’s fun. And the comics do it all the time.”

Of all the films that Marvel will be making over the next few years, the one we probably know the least about is Guardians of the Galaxy which Feige says will be a standalone film to a degree and isn’t completely integral to The Avengers sequel as the other solo films are.

“It’s much more of a standalone film. It takes place in the same universe. And when we’ve been on the other side of that universe in other movies, you might see those characteristics in Guardians, but the Avengers are not involved with what’s happening out there at this time.”

Phase Two kicks off this year with Iron Man 3 on May 3,  Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, and The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015.”

Alrighty then, well what Kevin Feige has stated has left me both a little bit more excited and a little bit more cautious Marvel’s upcoming films. The whole talk of “cosmic” stuff in Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy has me interested to see if there’s any elements of each that will cross over. I also like all this talk of thriller-based elements being incorporated into Iron Man 3 and Captain America 2. The one thing that bugs me a bit is that he states that Guardians of the Galaxy is more a standalone film, what? Most of these Marvel films have interconnected in some way shape or form and while he says it takes place in the same universe he also states that they’re not involved with the Avengers. If that’s the case then why even give them a film if they’re not gonna interact with the Earth-based characters? It seems a bit pointless, but knowing Marvel they may have some epic plans lined up that we don’t know about.

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Posted by on March 5, 2013 in Films, Media


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New Iron Man 3 Poster Revealed Via Yahoo Movies!

There I am travelling around the internet and then I back to superherohype and then I see that there’s a new poster for Iron Man 3 and there’s me not expecting much before I clicked on it but then I saw it and then I was like “Fuck it, I totally have to blog about how kick ass this poster is!” And so here I am with the poster below, have a look:


Now I dunno about you but this poster literally screams out badass! And what really makes me interested in this poster besides Robert Downey Jr. looking all badass is the fact that all of Tony Stark’s suits are flying off in the background. From what I can see besides the one that Stark is wearing I can only recognize 2 out of the 7 suits in the background which leads me to believe that we’ll see more suits in this film which really excites me. Other than that I am stupidly excited for this film and hope that it doesn’t fall prey to the ‘third film curse’ that’s befallen so many films before. I am just being cautiously optimistic. 🙂 So what do you think of the latest Iron Man 3 poster? Leave a response in the comments section below! 😀

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Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Films, Media


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