Film Review: The Avengers

Film Review: The Avengers

Joss Whedon’s The Avengers could have gone either way. It either could have been a complete disaster, or, a hell of a lot of fun. I’m pleased to report that The Avengers is a resounding success.

The film opens with Thor’s brother, Loki, arriving on earth via the Tesseract (a crazy energy cube being researched by S.H.I.E.L.D.). The tesseract is housed in a research facility, and Loki instantly sets out on a path of destruction, battling it out with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and destroying the research facility. [Read more…]

Marvel & Norton in ‘Hulk’ Smash-Up

Marvel & Norton in ‘Hulk’ Smash-Up

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Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that actor and screenwriter Edward Norton clashed with Marvel Studios about the cut of their upcoming film and second take on the Hulk story.

Norton has now agreed with Marvel, after offering up his own cut of the movie. Norton reportedly thinks that the Marvel cut will make a lot of money for all involved, which, is probably a good thing considering the thud that the first Hulk movie made.

Marvel is insisting that Norton is happy with the cut, and that his longer, more character-driven cut wasn’t the most commercial thing. They also say that Norton will do promotion for the movie. You will remember that Norton had similar issues with Paramount with his role in the ‘Italian Job’ remake movie.  ‘The Incredible Hulk,’ opens June 13th.

‘The Incredible Hulk’ Poster Revealed

‘The Incredible Hulk’ Poster Revealed

The Incredible HulkThe new ‘The Incredible Hulk’ poster has been unveiled and it’s, well, eh. We get a decent back shot of the big green guy and Ed Norton doing the lonely man walk. I don’t know what it is about this movie. Everything about it should be huge. It’s got Ed Norton and Tim Roth. It’s moving the story back towards the great television series. Oh, and it’s the fucking Hulk! ‘The Incredible Hulk’ should be popping my brain from excitement at this point. But, like the trailer, this poster just kind of makes me feel blah. And, is it me or does Ed look miscast as Banner?

Maybe I’m alone here. Or, better yet, maybe I’m wrong. Please, someone tell me I’m wrong.