Lots to listen for in the latest MovieFilm show! After listening to the audio from my exclusive interview with directors Jim Rash & Nat Faxon about their lovely new film The Way Way Back.
With the release of Man of Steel next week, it's admittedly difficult to not think ahead to the much rumored and much maligned Justice League of America movie. If you don't know what that is, it's basically The Avengers only with DC characters (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc.). And it's crazy that we live in a world where The Avengers are more popular than Justice League, because until recently that was never the case (think of all of the iterations of Super Friends there have been, which is a watered down version of Justice League). With Man of Steel, the framework is certainly being set, but, at least if we're looking at Marvel's blueprint, something seems missing. And what's missing has everything to do with The Flash.
The film is already a box office success, taking in over $175 million in its opening weekend. And while I didn't enjoy it as much as I wanted to, I found there were a few specific things that really stopped me from loving this movie.
It's felled the likes of Superman, Batman, and the X-Men. It's a more daunting foe than Lex Luthor, Bane, and Magneto combined. It is, of course, the third installment of a superhero franchise, and now it's time for comicdom's snarkiest hero to face the figurative music in Iron Man 3.
While Iron Man 3 is an entertaining film, it lacks the size, stakes, and star power of The Avengers, which could be considered cinema's first megamovie.
So is the third film the decider in a series? Two out of three good enough for immortality? In the case of Iron Man Three (as the closing credits have it), I'd say it's probably too close to call.
Read my 2008 review of Iron Man here Read my 2010 review of Iron Man 2 here Read my 2012 review of The Avengers here I have to admit, as a fan of t...
"Spot on," as Marvel Comics' Stan Lee might say. "Spot on."
Next week, the summer blockbuster movie season kicks off with the release of Iron Man 3. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 2) reprises his role as billionaire playboy Tony Stark in this now third installment of the Iron Man saga. Will Iron Man 3 improve on the fairly dismal Iron Man 2? Could Iron Man 3 possibly be the best of the Marvel movies? As a service, we answer every question that you could possibly have about Iron Man 3.
As May 3 grows nearer, and the cast of Iron Man 3 sits down with the American press to talk about the movie, I want to share some things I learned about the comic book side of the "Extremis" story line with you.
It's not just the concept or the stars. It's not an either/or situation anymore. For these prices, it has to be both. The concept helps, but it's the concept combined with actual stars in front or and/or behind the camera that differentiates John Carter from Avatar.
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