How Loki Actually Won in The Avengers

Name one time when Loki got captured when he didn’t want to. Or a time you felt he was out of control.

Also, think back to “Thor.” When he’s a kid with Thor and they walk through the weapons vault, you can see the Infinity Gauntlets. As far as we know, they’re still on Asgard. And, of course, Thanos (who we saw in the ending credits) wants them.

SO- Loki wanted to get captured to go back to Asgard to get the Infinity Gauntlets for Thanos. Andddddd here comes the sequel. (Thank you to my friend Tony for pointing this out)

Some Super Hero News for Ya

Exactly how big is Iron Man 3 going to be? Ashley Hamilton signed on as cyborg baddie. He’s joining Downey and the gang with Sir Ben Kingsley and James Badge Dale. Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall are also getting thrown in the mix.

Thor 2 is also drawing in some impressive names. Mads Mikkelsen is taking on a new villain going against the God of Thunder. But don’t worry! The real life demigod Tom Hiddleston is coming back, too! He’ll once again be joined by Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, and Stellan Skarsgard.

Makes you want to try Shawarma

Makes you want to try Shawarma

Who Leads These “Avengers”

The big argument of the day is who’s the leader of Marvel’s “Avengers.”

TRADITIONALLY it’s Captain America, and I’ve heard some good points for him, but it doesn’t seem strong enough.

Hulk is easily the MVP. That isn’t up for debate. And while Bruce Banner is the go-to nerd, the whole team knows they can’t win a war without him.

Iron Man makes the most sacrifices, proving he leads through action.

Thor is the most knowledgable about what they’re up against.

I’m going to have to go with Iron Man. The team seems to need his approval and he easily sways a good majority of them throughout the film.

Who has your vote?

9 Reasons to Love the Avengers

I could use every adjective in the dictionary to say how good “The Avengers” is. Instead, I’ll go straight to why.

1) The opening sequence. We open with the right characters- Black Widow, Hawkeye, Coulsen. Characters we don’t know and understand as well and need to invest more in. Loki comes right out as what were afraid of, and man, we know he’s deadly. 

2) There’s a clock. In the opening and ending fights we know we have two minutes until all hell breaks loose. It isn’t just a matter of who wears down the other.

3) It’s easy to see the humanity in the heroes. Captain America looses the Boy Scout act. For a little while. Mark Ruffalo brings a whole new, unbelievable, empathic side to BOTH Bruce Banner and the Hulk. Both Ruffalo and Hulk get the movies MVPs.

4) It’s funny. You don’t have Robert Downey Jr. without some great quips. It isn’t corny and it doesn’t stop the action, either.

5) Pepper Potts brings out the much needed side of Tony Stark. He’s finally grounded.

6) A beloved character dies. I won’t say who, but right when you think “someone has to die for me to believe any of this and invest myself further” it happens. And you’ll hear gasps, moans, and sniffles.

7) Joss Whedon hangs lanterns on plausibility issues. For example, Loki tells Thor straight up “I can’t believe you keep falling for this” after one of his more used tricks.

8) Tom Hiddleston. I don’t need to elaborate.

9) Great planting of some material early on. Especially Black Widow’s talent for getting information which comes in extremely handy later on.

Why the World Loves Tom Hiddleston. Or is About To.

We love to be creeped out! 

He can scare us, but as we saw in “Thor” he understands that villains aren’t all bad. There’s something that makes them that way. For more on his performance in “Thor” check this out: http://filmsnotmovies.tumblr.com/search/thor#21173055621

As for Hiddleston, he’s so charming! He’s dynamic. He’s Shakespearean, but can still kick ass. He can go toe- to- toe with heavy weight actors like Anthony Hopkins and the likes of Woody Allen.

Tom Hiddleston officially tops the “Ones to Watch” list.

Tom Hiddleston’s Loki

Tom Hiddleston’s Loki

The Avengers Scale

To start off an Avengers themed day, let’s rank them:

5) Iron Man 2

4) Captain America ( I sad it, and I’m sticking to it)

3) Thor

2) The Incredible Hulk

and the best one…

1) Iron Man

Be sure to follow FIlms Not Movies for more “Avengers” pictures, features, and reviews and a review of the movie in the wee hours of the night

I Like Thor- I’ll Just Like Thor 2 More.

There’s some things I’m a big fan of:

  • Kenneth Branagh. Bigger fan than most people. Certainly bigger than most 22 year- olds.
  • Marvel Comics
  • Lost

Despite these being a few of my favorite things, I try to be open-minded. Still, I loved the Branagh- directed “Thor”. There’s just a few things I would change.

If you want to get trashed, watch “Thor” and take a shot every time there’s a Dutch Tilt. Now, I’m not really into this kind of framing, but I understand when it’s necessary- to show movement, invoke fear, make the audience uneasy, etc. etc. My boy Branagh, though, uses them so often for no reason that it’s just corny. 

We all knew Thor would succeed (at least enough to temporarily save the world and set up The Avengers), but it didn’t have to be so easy for him! Make it a bit challenging. 

Why’s this movie so good then? For starters, there’s Tom Hiddleston. He’s a Shakespearean type villain (probably why Branagh directed him so brilliantly) who you just understand where he’s coming from. Sometimes even rooting for. He’s hands down one of the reasons I’m so excited for May 4. And you can’t ignore the battle scenes in this. They’re APPROPRIATELY paced and placed. And as entertaining as someone after getting their wisdom teeth out (which I love).

Now for the third thing I love. “Lost”. For those of you who know it, you would agree that ”Everybody Hates Hugo” is one of the greatest episodes of “Lost” ever made. It’s story telling at it’s finest. It’s one of the first (of many) times I cried during the show. Director Alan Taylor uses EVERYTHING at his disposal to hit you where it hurts. A good hurt. Luckily for us, Taylor is taking over “Thor 2”.

One other massive plus- “The Patriot” and “Saving Private Ryan” writer Robert Rodat is on board for the screenplay!

Bottom line: Nothing is perfect, so Branagh should be forgiven for the few mistakes. “Thor” is pretty damn great. “Thor 2” will be, too.

How Loki Actually Won in The Avengers

Name one time when Loki got captured when he didn’t want to. Or a time you felt he was out of control.

Also, think back to “Thor.” When he’s a kid with Thor and they walk through the weapons vault, you can see the Infinity Gauntlets. As far as we know, they’re still on Asgard. And, of course, Thanos (who we saw in the ending credits) wants them.

SO- Loki wanted to get captured to go back to Asgard to get the Infinity Gauntlets for Thanos. Andddddd here comes the sequel. (Thank you to my friend Tony for pointing this out)

Some Super Hero News for Ya

Exactly how big is Iron Man 3 going to be? Ashley Hamilton signed on as cyborg baddie. He’s joining Downey and the gang with Sir Ben Kingsley and James Badge Dale. Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall are also getting thrown in the mix.

Thor 2 is also drawing in some impressive names. Mads Mikkelsen is taking on a new villain going against the God of Thunder. But don’t worry! The real life demigod Tom Hiddleston is coming back, too! He’ll once again be joined by Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, and Stellan Skarsgard.

Makes you want to try Shawarma

Makes you want to try Shawarma

Who Leads These “Avengers”

The big argument of the day is who’s the leader of Marvel’s “Avengers.”

TRADITIONALLY it’s Captain America, and I’ve heard some good points for him, but it doesn’t seem strong enough.

Hulk is easily the MVP. That isn’t up for debate. And while Bruce Banner is the go-to nerd, the whole team knows they can’t win a war without him.

Iron Man makes the most sacrifices, proving he leads through action.

Thor is the most knowledgable about what they’re up against.

I’m going to have to go with Iron Man. The team seems to need his approval and he easily sways a good majority of them throughout the film.

Who has your vote?

9 Reasons to Love the Avengers

I could use every adjective in the dictionary to say how good “The Avengers” is. Instead, I’ll go straight to why.

1) The opening sequence. We open with the right characters- Black Widow, Hawkeye, Coulsen. Characters we don’t know and understand as well and need to invest more in. Loki comes right out as what were afraid of, and man, we know he’s deadly. 

2) There’s a clock. In the opening and ending fights we know we have two minutes until all hell breaks loose. It isn’t just a matter of who wears down the other.

3) It’s easy to see the humanity in the heroes. Captain America looses the Boy Scout act. For a little while. Mark Ruffalo brings a whole new, unbelievable, empathic side to BOTH Bruce Banner and the Hulk. Both Ruffalo and Hulk get the movies MVPs.

4) It’s funny. You don’t have Robert Downey Jr. without some great quips. It isn’t corny and it doesn’t stop the action, either.

5) Pepper Potts brings out the much needed side of Tony Stark. He’s finally grounded.

6) A beloved character dies. I won’t say who, but right when you think “someone has to die for me to believe any of this and invest myself further” it happens. And you’ll hear gasps, moans, and sniffles.

7) Joss Whedon hangs lanterns on plausibility issues. For example, Loki tells Thor straight up “I can’t believe you keep falling for this” after one of his more used tricks.

8) Tom Hiddleston. I don’t need to elaborate.

9) Great planting of some material early on. Especially Black Widow’s talent for getting information which comes in extremely handy later on.

Why the World Loves Tom Hiddleston. Or is About To.

We love to be creeped out! 

He can scare us, but as we saw in “Thor” he understands that villains aren’t all bad. There’s something that makes them that way. For more on his performance in “Thor” check this out: http://filmsnotmovies.tumblr.com/search/thor#21173055621

As for Hiddleston, he’s so charming! He’s dynamic. He’s Shakespearean, but can still kick ass. He can go toe- to- toe with heavy weight actors like Anthony Hopkins and the likes of Woody Allen.

Tom Hiddleston officially tops the “Ones to Watch” list.

Tom Hiddleston’s Loki

Tom Hiddleston’s Loki

The Avengers Scale

To start off an Avengers themed day, let’s rank them:

5) Iron Man 2

4) Captain America ( I sad it, and I’m sticking to it)

3) Thor

2) The Incredible Hulk

and the best one…

1) Iron Man

Be sure to follow FIlms Not Movies for more “Avengers” pictures, features, and reviews and a review of the movie in the wee hours of the night

I Like Thor- I’ll Just Like Thor 2 More.

There’s some things I’m a big fan of:

  • Kenneth Branagh. Bigger fan than most people. Certainly bigger than most 22 year- olds.
  • Marvel Comics
  • Lost

Despite these being a few of my favorite things, I try to be open-minded. Still, I loved the Branagh- directed “Thor”. There’s just a few things I would change.

If you want to get trashed, watch “Thor” and take a shot every time there’s a Dutch Tilt. Now, I’m not really into this kind of framing, but I understand when it’s necessary- to show movement, invoke fear, make the audience uneasy, etc. etc. My boy Branagh, though, uses them so often for no reason that it’s just corny. 

We all knew Thor would succeed (at least enough to temporarily save the world and set up The Avengers), but it didn’t have to be so easy for him! Make it a bit challenging. 

Why’s this movie so good then? For starters, there’s Tom Hiddleston. He’s a Shakespearean type villain (probably why Branagh directed him so brilliantly) who you just understand where he’s coming from. Sometimes even rooting for. He’s hands down one of the reasons I’m so excited for May 4. And you can’t ignore the battle scenes in this. They’re APPROPRIATELY paced and placed. And as entertaining as someone after getting their wisdom teeth out (which I love).

Now for the third thing I love. “Lost”. For those of you who know it, you would agree that ”Everybody Hates Hugo” is one of the greatest episodes of “Lost” ever made. It’s story telling at it’s finest. It’s one of the first (of many) times I cried during the show. Director Alan Taylor uses EVERYTHING at his disposal to hit you where it hurts. A good hurt. Luckily for us, Taylor is taking over “Thor 2”.

One other massive plus- “The Patriot” and “Saving Private Ryan” writer Robert Rodat is on board for the screenplay!

Bottom line: Nothing is perfect, so Branagh should be forgiven for the few mistakes. “Thor” is pretty damn great. “Thor 2” will be, too.

How Loki Actually Won in The Avengers
Some Super Hero News for Ya
Who Leads These “Avengers”
9 Reasons to Love the Avengers
Why the World Loves Tom Hiddleston. Or is About To.
The Avengers Scale
I Like Thor- I’ll Just Like Thor 2 More.

About:

More than just a summary

Following: