Finally. Finally had time and opportunity to take in a matinée of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Bottom line: Loved it. As pleased with DPA as I was earlier in the year with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. It gets the big stuff b right, the little stuff, and the nuances that tie it together. Focused. Tight. Best of sci-fi reflects us throughout, where we choose to go from there is left to the imagination. Fun stuff. —————— […]
Going over in my head the “Amazing Spider-Man” and “Amazing Spider-Man 2 ” movies. Comparing them to the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” movies, and the Fox “X-Men” movies. It’s too bad Sony would probably never consider cooperating with Disney/ABC/Marvel for a kind of “series of TV mini-series” for Peter Parker, Spider-Man. The character and OsCorp and all need to be integrated into the MCU. Not ruling out more movies. It’s just that the character needs room to develop. ASM2 had some […]
Just saw “X-Men: Days of Future Past. Geeking out. Rocking good time. (Still not a huge fan of the Marvel mutants, but Fox is doing pretty darn good with the licenses. Still prefer Cap and the “mainline” Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, but I admit I’m biased.) (Plus, Jennifer Lawrence: love her in 3D, whether “normal” or “blue”.) Methinks Fox and Disney are competing. Marvel coordinates. Fans benefit. Where’s that leave Spider-Man and Sony? Unlike some, I don’t believe it was/is […]
http://m.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/04/a-somber-super-em-captain-america-the-winter-soldier-em/360155/ Linked above: A great review of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. Some of us like superhero stories for more than *just* flashy action. For me: Traditions of heroic myth ground together with modern concerns of every kind. The movie captures that, is the best so far that captures that. YMMV. Edit: As a sidenote, I prefer to abbreviate the movie as “CAWS” instead of “CATWS”. In my head, it’s “cause” versus “cat whiz”. FYI.
So, last Thursday, hammered-out a deal with a guy over on HCRealms.com for some of the “mass market exclusive” pieces from the Marvel HeroClix CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER “MovieClix” set (CAWS). Paid him on Friday. Also on Friday, zipped by the local gaming/comics store, and they had my CAWS pre-orders in. Huzzah! Picked up my two “hobby market exclusive” CAWS “gravity feeds”, plus two CAWS Starters, and CAWS Mini-Game. Yes, plenty of coin redistributed into the local economy that […]
EDIT (2014-07-22): Stripping out all of the “Ret-Cons to other versions of The Falcon” stuff, leaving the “Wish-List” stuff intact. That is all. —————————- [Originally posted on 30 OCT 2012] Sam Wilson, also known as the Falcon. Often accompanied by his telepathically-linked falcon, Redwing. Highly competent defender of liberty in his own right, friend and ally to Captain America (Steve Rogers). HeroClix has 7 versions of this character so far, 5 in SINISTER (2006) representing the “main Marvel universe” incarnation; 1 from […]