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Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Well this was just plain fun. I had a smile on my face through almost the entire movie. And if you want a TLDR for this review, then fun pretty much sums it all up. Certainly this isn't an intel­lec­tu­ally chal­lenging movie but I think I can safely say that you'll enjoy every moment of it. When Marvel Studios announced they were making a Guardians of the Galaxy movie there was a lot of doubt online (where everyone thinks they are an expert) about the viability of taking a bunch of char­ac­ters that prob­ably wouldn't even be described as D-list and making a movie based on them. Shows what the internet knows. Mix, Match and Magic [amazon template=image&asin=B00N1JQ2UO]If I was to describe Guardians of the Galaxy I'd prob­ably say that it's Star Wars meets The Italian Job with a bit of Dirty Dozen thrown in there as well. There's a lot of familiar imagery and tropes in play with this movie.

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12 Characters Marvel Should Put In Their Movies

Marvel enter­tain­ment have announced the third phase of their epic and impres­sive movie plans.  And if you thought Guardians of the Galaxy was a risky move they've shown they have no such worries with movies based on Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel all in the lineup. So with Marvel clearly happy to mine even C or D list char­ac­ters at this point I thought it would be fun to put together a list of the ten char­ac­ters I would really like to see in Marvel's movies. Since I'm a major comic book fan… I ended up with 12. Of course the licensing rights to Marvels char­ac­ters are a bit twisted up, so some of these may not actu­ally be avail­able to Marvel right now. Anni­hilus Anni­hilus is a warlord/rule of the Nega­tive zone and was tradi­tion­ally seen as a Fantastic Four char­acter due to his origin. This means that it's possible he's not avail­able to Marvel right now since Fox has the license for the Fantastic Four family of characters.

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The Avengers — The Invasion Of The Lava Men

This is a pen and ink of the cover for Avengers Classic #5 by Art Adams. Which was itself a reprint of the orig­inal Avengers Vol 1 #5 which featured the orig­inal Avengers lineup going up against Molto, Supreme Warrior of the Lava Men. Not perhaps one of their stronger outings. It's prob­ably unfair to directly […]

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Review: The Avengers

I've been looking forward to this movie since Iron Man was released. But I had my doubts about whether it could work. Even the addi­tion of Joss Whedon as writer/director didn't entirely reas­sure me since I've found his recent work very hit or miss. The Avengers though is pure hit from begin­ning to end. It's […]

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