A Slice of Fried Gold

Avengers Assemble

Friday, June 13, 2008

Last night I caught the 12:01 AM showing of the new Incredible Hulk with Alex, Colver, and Nick, and it was a very entertaining flick and a far better rendition than Ang Lee's bizarre attempt from a few years back. Edward Norton was very good as Bruce Banner, the story was top notch, and they did a great job with Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth was exceptional as the villain). Not only that, but they set up the Leader very, very well as the future villain. So all in all, good job team Hulk. Now we just need to get our hands on the special edition Edward Norton cut (he had a 2.5 hour version that he wanted to release but was overruled by the studio).

Anyways, the main point of this post isn't to talk about the Hulk. As much as I liked it, I strangely haven't been that excited by Iron Man or the new Hulk film. Very good movies both, but they just haven't gotten my juices flowing like when I first saw X-Men or Batman Begins. However, one part of the Hulk did - the "Thunderbolt" Ross/Tony Stark meeting. Good god, I want the Avengers movie now!

What Marvel is doing in creating their comic universe on the silver screen is absolutely incredible, and it really gets my fanboy self up in a tizzy. Now, if they don't screw up the whole thing by casting Matthew McConaughey as Captain America and by ditching Jon Favreau as the guiding light behind Iron Man, we'll be A-OK. With that said, there's only one way to end this: make mine Marvel!


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