Monday, February 25, 2013

Spidey 2 and Death Death Death

One reason why I didn't like the Amazing Spiderman (though it was better than Spiderman 3 and possibly 2) was the costume:

He looked like a Power Ranger and with all due respect to Andrew Garfield, he doesn't look like a superhero.  I guess that's the point of Peter Parker but I don't take him seriously.

Well the new pic for Spidey 2 is out:

Looks MUCH better.

Speaking of Marvel, Joss Whedon stated what he's going to do with Avengers 2 and that's "Death death and more death".

Oh yay.

Now one reason why I stopped watching anything that has to do with Whedon is the fact that he not only kills off characters like it's a trend, but I think he actually LIKES doing it for some reason.  If he owned the Avengers, actually created the characters, then he would have killed off at least a few of them. 

Not saying that death can't be great drama, especially if one's characters face danger and evil all the time, but it just got annoying after a while.  And when you actually expect it, then it's no longer shocking nor a surprise.

I hope he remembers that he DOES NOT own these characters.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tony Stark's Dilema

The new Superbowl commercial for IronMan 3 shows people falling to their death and only Tony Stark can save least four of them...out of thirteen.  Quite the feat, for any superhero.

Which brings up an interesting dilema:  What if he truly CAN'T save them all?  That might be the focus of this scene and an important plot point.  Though he ends up saving some, a few (possibly most) die and instead of being seen as a hero, he might be instead blamed by members of the press, the goverment and the public.

Sure, superheroes can do incredible things, but they can't do everything and though Tony is smart, I wonder just HOW is he going to save all of them?  Maybe the film will be bold and not give the scene a happy ending like John McClain in Die Hard 2.  An entire PLANE of people died despite him trying everything he could.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
I'm still annoyed by the new armor, though.