The first thing I am impressed with is how much the fight choreography has advanced since the first film. This IS Captain America. He moves and fights just you imagine in the comics. He has superpowers and every move proves it. I loved the first scene where we see the Avengers working together to take out some terrorists stealing biological samples. Even the one on one fight with Crossbones is great. I just see so much love and effort put into this entire production. I see the reason why some heroes think they need to be reigned in while others want no control put on their actions. Thus sets up the battle between the good guys. I don't want to see characters I am fans of have to fight people who should be their staunchest allies. The situation feels real and not comic booky at all. I totally bought everything the filmmakers were trying to sell me. This is a top notch superhero adventure film and I dare say better than the great film that the Winter Soldier was.
The fight choreography is electric as is the story that moves at a great pace. With this many characters I never felt that one was shortchanged in favor of another. I also renew my call for a Black Widow solo film with Scarlett Johanson starring. She is so good in this role that I forgive her for all the other drek I watched her in. She's the real deal here once again.
The Black Panther lives up to all the hype. I loved watching him in action. And as a character they did a fantastic job in bringing him to life, just in time for a Black Panther solo film, currently in production. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to that film. If it's anything like the 6 episode cartoon from BET then I will be very pleased. But his solo movie doesn't come out until 2018.
So how was Spidey? So scary good that I wish HIS next movie was on this weekend. I want to watch another Spider-Man filmed as something other than another origin story and with this kid cast as Peter Parker, I think we will get it. He totally sold it and his stunt performance cannot be overlooked. Once again another great character has been brought to life and introduced into the bigger marvel movie universe as a member of the Avengers. Usually he works alone but everything feels organic here. Peter's conversation with Stark in Peter's bedroom was golden. In fact the film has many nice comedy moments to balance out the more serious parts.
Marvel continues to put out great films with actors who are totally committed to bringing these comic book characters to life. I loved the huge ensemble cast and the story was interesting and exciting to watch. Marvel continues to raise the bar for this kind of genre storytelling.
12 inch Super Girl doll in cloth clothing for the win.
I miss the hysteria around this product.
As much as we tried we couldn't kill each other.
Evil or Mego are all on my grail list.
I had all these things as a kid.
These plastic sets are glorious. I would have begged for them.
Toy cars from the Superhero genre are still on my Grail List as well. I would love that James Bond car and everything else from both these adds.
This is an example of a game I would buy just for the box art.
12 inch heroes done in the 80s style.
I have all these figures from this line back in the days when I ordered them all for roughly five bucks each from EBay. Those were the days when you could get some great deals when scalpers had not yet discovered they could make a few trying to rip off whomever they can.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.