Noah and Daren share their thoughts on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest and smallest hero, Ant-Man.
This week, filmmaker and writer (and sometime “Slice of SciFi” contributor) Mark Edlitz drops by to talk about his new book, “How to Be a Superhero”, an extensive compendium of interviews covering the most popular superhero movies and television shows of the past seventy years.
Mark takes the readers takes the reader behind the scenes, through 35 penetrating interviews with actors and actresses who have played the world’s greatest superheroes, supervillains, antiheroes and sidekicks, as well as 70 photographs.
Here, there be tons of spoilers.
Avengers: Age of Ultron has generated a lot of buzz, positive, neutral, disappointed, and on occasion angry, so this week, Noah, Daren, Gini and Summer talk about the movie, the direction it seems to be shifting the Marvel Cinematic Universe towards, and what certain story choices (or avoidance of choices) might herald for upcoming films in the larger line.
Are we getting closer to superhero overload faster than anticipated, or are our expectations way too high after the bars set by Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier?
True Confession: This is not a review for those who are going to see this movie regardless of what I, or any other reviewer, say. Meaning it’s probably not for most of the world. However, it’s definitely for those on the fence about this movie and for those who feel they might just be burning out a teensy bit on superhero anything.
This Daredevil adaptation is based on the Frank Miller “Man Without Fear” miniseries, and served as the basis for the initial “man in black” costume worn throughout Season 1. I think a balance has been set as a very good origin story for both Daredevil and Kingpin, because we see how far each man is willing to go to make the city “a better place”.
When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.