|Superhero Special: Part I of II|
|Written by Brandon James Smith, Vidette Blogger|
|Wednesday, 16 February 2011 12:41|
Holy super hero movie bonanza Batman!
OK, I promise to never use the word bonanza in any of my blogs every again. Now that has been taken care of, let’s talk about the second surge of superhero movies that will be coming out this summer. Sure, summer is still a bit away, but there were like three trailers released last week and I’m here to talk about each and every one of them.
First up, Captain America. Here’s a little history lesson: Captain America was basically a character created to exploit the country’s patriotism during World War II. Protagonist Steve Adams was a frail weakling (see the target audience there?) who was a soldier during the war and then I guess some military scientists or something used him as a guinea pig and put some serum into him and he grew taller and got lots of muscle and stuff. Was that a run-on sentence? Oh well, I don’t care. Moving on…
Here’s the trailer.
I know it looks cool right? Why did it take 70 years for this character to get a movie? Well, actually I know why but it’s too long to explain right now. I’ll put the answer to this question along with others in part two of my superhero special.
Wow, so much to talk about. Second up, we have Thor.
It looks about as decent as someone can make a Thor movie look I guess. However, if I had to guess, this movie is going to be the worst out of all the upcoming superhero flicks. He’s a hammer-wielding Viking-like god so there’s just not much to relate to. I can relate to Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne or Steve Adams. I can’t really relate to a Viking.
Plus, the character of Thor always came off as kind of stupid to me. Will I still go see it in the theatres after even after it gets a 30 percent on RottenTomatoes.com? The answer is yes. Plus it has Natalie Portman, who apparently admitted that she “signed on before reading the script.”
Up next, we have “X-Men: First class.” This film really doesn’t follow the original origin of the X-men in the comics. Those characters consisted only of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Angel and Beast (but before Beast was blue, he was just a big dude).
This upcoming prequel is more about Xavier and Magneto becoming friends and how they became enemies. Then they throw in some other mutants that we haven’t seen on screen yet.
It’s probably going to be about as good (or bad) as the last “Wolverine” movie, but I have a confession to make: I secretly enjoyed the “Wolverine” movie. Crap, I just lost credibility.
Anyway, what I mean by that is there are gobs of potential to make a really good character study of Xavier and Magneto, but instead that potential will probably just be an action-packed popcorn movie with some crappy dialogue. Again, will I go see it? Yes. Check out trailer number three.
I think I want to see “Captain America” the most, plus there’s many other superhero movies coming out that I’ll discuss in my next blog, as well as why there are so many superhero movies coming out this year (I’ll give you a hint: Christopher Nolan and Jon Favreau).
Anyway, be sure to check out part two of me being nerdy. By the way, which one of these three do you want to see the most?