The consensus seems to be that Revenge of the Sith is, in fact, the best of the prequels. True, that can be damning with faint praise, but…well, let’s see what the Geeks have to say about this one.
I might be in the minority around here at Gabbing Geek that still purchases physical media and not digital. I do both, but there is just something I still like about having that plastic case and piece of cardboard with artwork printed on it that still appeals to me.
So on December 8th I will begin my yearning for the complete Marvel Phase 2 Blu-Ray box set. I’m still waiting for the Phase 1 box set to become super cheap so that I can pick that one up. Maybe THIS Black Friday is the one!
But back to Phase 2, I can give or take the elaborate Orb and Infinity Stone packaging. But the artwork for the individual movies caught my eye. It is in a similar style to the Phase 1 packaging and really manages to capture the essence of each movie in one minimalist image.
Check them out after the break.
You’ve seen me praise the film in my review. Jenny liked it as well in her review. The critics combined score over at Rotten Tomatoes was another story. But again, I feel they missed the boat on this one.
To illustrate how wrong I think the critics are on this one, I decided to examine exactly where Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four ranked relative to the other DC/Marvel superhero movies in the post-Iron Man and Dark Knight era.
My findings after the jump.
Ok, I could have put any image above that was MCU related, but I saw this cool “Road To Infinity War” image and used that. After the break, check out two videos that cover the MCU from Iron Man to Ant-Man (no Ant-Man spoilers), with…a bit of a sarcastic view of things. (Note, some NSFW language.)
By now, you may have seen how both Ryan and Watson weighed in on spoiler-free reviews for Ant-Man. Well, they aren’t the only folks who work here, and they aren’t the only folks who have seen it. Tom lives in another state. Jenny wasn’t invited on their playdate to see the movie, possibly due to Ryan and Watson’s longstanding membership in the He-Man Woman Haterz Club.
However, this is Gabbing Geek, and not the All Ant-Man Report, so Tom and Jenny are sharing their thoughts on the movie in a single post. See it behind the cut. May be SPOILERS. You’ve been warned.
While Iron Man was the first film of what we now know as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was far from the first Marvel film. That distinction belongs to…ugh…Howard The Duck. But they followed that up with The Punisher…starring Dolph Lundgren. And then Captain America and Fantastic Four films so bad they never received theatrical release. Marvel was really not off to a good start.
But starting in 1998, though there would still be some bumps in the road going forward, Wesley Snipes came along and saved the day. Yes, Wesley Snipes.
Read more about Blade and all the other Marvel movies on the infographic from shirts.com after the break.
Ant-Man comes out Friday and is sure to have a Stan Lee cameo. Need a refresher on all the cameos Stan has made over the years in Marvel films? Check out the infographic from morphsuits after the break.
OK, April Fool’s Day is over. Time for some real casting news.
With Age of Ultron right around the corner, what better to get you prepared for the big event then a Marvel movie marathon. That’s right – 27 straight hours of your favorite Marvel movies. How is this possible you ask? We’ll show you:
With Superhero movies becoming more and more popular and prevalent these days, it’s time to discuss the gender balance (or lack there of) we tend to see in such movies. We are familiar with the popularity of Batman, Superman, Spider-man, Ironman, Aquaman(? – if only to Watson), etc. But where do the female superheros fit in this male dominated franchise? With kick-ass characters like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Blackwidow, and more…how have we failed to properly tip the scales so that movie goers are seeing equal representation on screen?