One of the most anticipated films of 2012, The Avengers brings together a gaggle of super-heroes introduced (or re-introduced in some cases) to audiences over the last three years in their own movies. There is a lot to keep track of, so we are continuing our “boot camp” with Hawkeye.
A quick note on spoilers: It is almost impossible to write a review of this movie without giving anything away, but let me assure you that I will stick only to what is revealed to audiences in the very first scene of the film and the previews.
Along with old friend and recent Geek of the Week, Dieter Zimmerman, I spent the weekend of February 17th, 2012 in Chattanooga, TN, attending the quirky and intense multi-fandom convention known as Con Nooga. The event organizers describe the con as such:
There are so very many things for which we should all be thanking Joss Whedon – bringing wit, compassion, suspense and love to a genre previously and subsequently dominated by melodrama and theatrics; creating complex, compelling female heroines, villains and side kicks; every single thing about Firefly (aside from its time-slot). These things are great. [...]
Spoiler warning: Buffy, Angel, Serenity/Firefly, Doctor Who, Walking Dead, Supernatural, and Harry Potter
Last week, Proffitt, our friend Amanda and I were talking about how fans need to learn to say goodbye to our favorite characters. Unexpected and unwelcome fictional deaths, when done well, can add needed gravitas to story [...]
Here we are, practically in the 2000-teens! Aside from the tremendous relief knowing for certain how to refer to the decade will bring when 2012 is over (I mean…we can’t really call it the teens right now, can we? Is it the pre-teens?), there are many, many reasons I look forward to its progression. Namely, [...]
If you get the strange feeling that you are experiencing deja vu, it is likely because we originally posted about Devin back in August, 2011. His Geek of the Week post was one of the posts lost when our host had what they call a “minor” and we call a “pretty effing major” data-base breakdown. [...]
So, lets begin with the admission that I thought very little about the actual movie. This is because the actual movie is terrible. My plan was to write a review, but…well, actually, you just read it: it was terrible. It was only
occasionally the kind of terrible that is at least amusing, although it did [...]
Maybe it’s Quint’s tale of being on the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the way you can tell he’s drunk in some shots
and sober in others. Maybe it’s the scene right before when the men are comparing scars and Brody seems for one moment to consider putting his appendectomy scar up against Hooper’s shark bite. Maybe [...]
Part of why I love sci-fi, comics, fantasy, etc. is that those genre’s speak as much truth about the human condition as any drama (and vastly more than any romantic comedy) and they do it in a way that is sometimes more powerful for their use of metaphor. This post speaks to that.
- Bex on Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane
- Proffitt on Finding Danny Torrance — ‘Doctor Sleep’ Review
- Rachel o'Hanlon on Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane
- Rachel o'Hanlon on Finding Danny Torrance — ‘Doctor Sleep’ Review
- jNark on Just Some Fun For a Holiday Break w/ Colette Paperie Cards