We Are All Collectors – A Review of Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World, directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), is an excellent example of how to make your sequel not only live up to its predecessor but, in some ways, surpass it. Careful, though – here be plot spoilers.

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Like Iron Man 3, Thor 2 is set after the events of The Avengers and is, in some ways, a reaction to that film’s Battle of New York. After a brief flashback to the reign of Odin’s father Bor and his war against the ever-nihilist Dark Elves, led by Malekith, we find ourselves in present day Asgard.

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Trailer Watch – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

It’s hot off the presses with a premiere date and everything! The much-anticipated sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set to wave the stars n’ stripes in a pair o’ tights on March 26, 2014. Do I need to say what it’s a sequel to? Don’t make me. Please.

Check out the trailer below containing a buttload of Avengers tie-ins, cast members and shield-catching rainbow-faced baddies:

Top 10 Tom Hiddleston Nerd Moments

Tom Hiddleston, the utterly charming and delightful actor from Thor and The Avengers, has taken the nerd world by storm in the past few years. And it’s not surprising, aforementioned charm and delightfulness aside, that Hiddleston has some pretty impressive nerd cred to boot.

Whether he’s writing an impassioned defense of the importance of superhero movies or just being silly with his fans, he just keeps leaving his proud nerdiness lying around like crumpled Avengers undies.

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So in the interest of science, I’ve conducted an extensive study and found the 10 moments that make Hiddleston the new King of the Geeks…

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5 Goofy Versions of Spider-Man You Might Not Know About

There have been some crazy shake-ups in the Spider-Man storyline recently, what with Doctor Octopus taking over his body in The Superior Spider-Man. But that’s far from the goofiest change that’s happened in Spider-Man’s life; we’ve got five right here:

1) Spider-Hulk

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This was actually the second Spider-Man comic book I ever bought.

Basically, Spidey gets a dose of gamma radiation and becomes just like The Incredible Hulk, only in a torn Spider-Man costume. At the time, I went to my dad and said, “Hey, is Spider-Man supposed to be The Hulk, or what? ‘Cause this comic says so.” And my dad said, “Son, that’s the stupidest thing I ever heard.”

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Superior Spider-Man Lives Up To Its Name

When my friend Jamie recommended the (relatively) new comic book series Superior Spider-Man, I laughed in his face.

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“It’s real cool, man, it’s like, Spider-Man’s dead, right, but Doctor Octopus, like, switched brains with him, so now he’s Spider-man, and he’s a dick about it. But, like, Spider-man’s still in the brain as a ghost.”

ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME? It sounded like the most half-assed, bottom of the barrel idea in the history of Spider-man. And I read “Maximum Carnage.” Keep reading >

Trailer Watch – Thor: The Dark World

Earth and Valhalla alike have been buzzing with the release of the teaser trailer for the Thor sequel Thor: The Dark World. This first look is only 1:47 long, but it’s enough to get the blood pumping and heart hammering away like Mjolnir on some troll heads.

Check it out! And to cover myself legally, I highly recommend you wear safety glasses and no metal – lots of crumbly flying rocks and lightning:

Avengers Assemble!!!!

…was NEVER said in the movie. Not once.

I’m sorry for that spoiler, and I promise there won’t be any more spoilers BUT here are my favourite “general” things about the movie:

1) HULK. Hulk stole that movie! Which is awesome because the two Hulk movies weren’t so great, so it’s like the Hulk has finally been redeemed. And no wonder! Is there any man that could have done a better job than this dreamboat?

2) X-PLO-SIONS!!! New York City got more trashed than I have ever seen it! But that’s what you get I guess when an army of aliens fight six superheroes in the street. Lots of smashing.

3) JOKES. It’s actually funny! THANK YOU JOSS WHEDON. Every character had some pretty good lines, and in their own unique voice too. No uniform character banter, just lots of “Oh Cap…that’s such a YOU thing to say….” The dialogue was delightful.

4) The love stories were very discreet. There were no ‘in your face’ romances. The mission of the movie was to save the world, not to get the girl. There were only a couple ladies in the film, but they were all intelligent and tough as well as sexy. No fluffy arm candy here.

5) Great bad guy! Loki is insane, and to me that’s the best kind of baddie because you never know what they could do next! He’s completely unhinged, morally bankrupt and has nothing to lose…he could do anything, kill anybody, and a good bad guy is integral to an action movie.

All around it was great, I might even see it again! And make sure you stay after BOTH sets of credits for a couple extra bonus scenes!

The only flaw of the night…Guy was over 2 hours late! He didn’t miss any of the movie, but I mostly had to wait in line by myself. Boo. And the reason for his lateness? An internet session with my mother that went long! They were apparently engaged in such a good conversation that he couldn’t just leave. WHAT UNIVERSE HAVE I STUMBLED INTO??

He didn’t really get into what it was that they were talking about that was soooo juicy, and I didn’t want to push him. So instead I am about to call my mother to get the scoop. It’s weird to know that Guy has the inside info on my mother before me, but at least she likes him now which is kinda cool (she never liked him through all of high school).

So this is what is feels like to be in another dimension…

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE!!

It’s here!! The first MMPORG for PS3 and it’s awesome!!

Last night (while I was shut up in my bedroom ignoring Guy!) it took every fibre of my being to not call in sick to work today (with this kind of willpower they should recruit me to the Corps!!) The options are simple: you choose between flying like Superman, running like the Flash, or hopping from rooftop to rooftop like Bats. The best part is environment: Metropolis, Gotham, the Watchtower. I’ve been exploring the entire world like it was a MOFO … that’s typo, I meant like it was a MOGO.

The only problem is the choice of powers. You have a wide selection of special abilities but they are all sooooooooooo weird… Fire, Ice, Gadgets, Magic, Poison Ivy-type plant stuff, and Mental powers. WTF? Who in the DC Universe is telekinetic? J’onn J’onnz is a telepath. Arthur talks to halibut. Superboy has tactile telekinesis. But beyond that, can anyone think of anyone?

But you can’t be a Green Lantern?
Or a New God?
An Amazon?
An Amazo?

But no worries because you can be Mr. Freeze, or Captain Cold no problem!

It doesn’t matter ’cause the game is pure dreamboat!! So what have I been doing with a limitlessly DC universe? Creating my favourite Marvel characters, of course! Why? Because I can!!! (Hey, why can’t we all just get along?)

Psylocke was first. Next up – Puck. Someone has to have some patriotism in this country! Who’s up for creating a Northstar and starting a guild?