Tag Archives | superheroes
Lester Ferris has seen a lot and done a lot in his life. A sergeant in the British Army he […]
Posted on 12 July 2014 | By Fence | Leave a response
Mutants throughout the world are being hunted down and murdered by the Sentinels. And not only mutants, but anyone with […]
Posted on 24 May 2014 | By Fence | 5 responses
This is a Superman film. And a Superman origins film at that, so you can guess at some of the […]
Posted on 15 June 2013 | By Fence | 1 response
Before this review begins, I’d like to just wish everyone affected by the attack in Colorado the very best. I […]
Posted on 23 July 2012 | By Fence
Do I need to give a recap to this story? I mean, you know that it is a Spider-man film, […]
Posted on 5 July 2012 | By Fence | 2 responses
aka Avengers Assemble, which is a totally crap name. Even Marvel’s the Avengers would’ve been better. Stupid marketing decisions are […]
Posted on 4 May 2012 | By Fence
Too short, too unfit, too ill for military service, all Steve Rogers wants is to join up and serve his country in fighting the Nazis. He has been picked on all his life, but refuses to back down, once you start running, he believes, you’ll never stop. When Dr. Abraham Erskine discovers this desire he begins to pull strings and gets Rogers into the army, into a special, experiemental unit, to be precise. Soon Rogers is no longer too small, or too unfit, he is in fact a super-soldier. Although what can one man do? Well, propaganda. He is sent off touring the states in an effort to try and persuade the public to buy war bonds. And then, on to Europe to entertain the troops. But they aren’t interested in his performance, they want to see the girls. Rogers, however, is very interested in the news that this is the 107th, the very same unit his best friend joined, but of Bucky there is no sign. Rogers decides that he has had enough of Captain America the stage hero and decides to go in and rescue the missing soldiers.
But you don’t really need that back story do you? I mean, we’ve all heard of Captain America, the superhero who fought the Nazis, right?
Posted on 14 August 2011 | By Fence | 6 responses
Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr weren’t always the famous Professor X and Magento. This is their origin story, the origin story of the original X-Men. Set in the 1960s with the Cuban Missile crises at boiling point, the pot of tensions is being stirred further by Sebastian Shaw, a mutant who has been doing the rounds since the 1940s. He believes that mutants are the superior race, and that they must destroy the inferior human race in order to take their rightful place as masters of the earth. Lebensraum and all that.
Posted on 6 June 2011 | By Fence | 2 responses
Britt Reid is a spoiled little rich boy. One day, after his father dies he wakes to find that his […]
Posted on 21 January 2011 | By Fence | 2 responses
Dir: Jon Favreau
I really enjoyed Iron Man and I love Mr. Downey Jr. and I think Jon Favreau is so very adorable. All positives, so I’m guessing you can all feel the but coming. I’m going to keep you waiting, for a little while at least, because Iron Man 2 is a really fun film. And the effects are great. I enjoyed all the roles, Downey is great as Stark, he pulls off the role of ass-hole multi-millionaire while at the same time he is an engaging character. And all the supporting cast, while they aren’t asked to do a huge amount, do their jobs well.
Posted on 5 May 2010 | By Fence
by Mark Millar
I love the idea behind this graphic novel. Superman, instead of being raised by the Kents in Kansas, instead lands in the middle of Russia and is raised on a collective farm. Growing up, instead of embodying the American Dream, he becomes the Champion of the common worker. And so much of it is just cool. There are loads of great touches, I loved the idea of the alternate Batman.
Unfortunately it never got beyond the “oooh that sounds cool” aspect of the story.
Posted on 28 April 2010 | By Fence | 2 responses
Writ: Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar & John Romita Jr.
With all the people out there who love comic books, with all those millions of people who love superheroes, why hasn’t anyone ever tried it. That’s what Dave Lizewski wonders. It isn’t that he thinks it is sensible, but surely it stands to reason that someone, somewhere will try it? Or has tried it? Well, why not him. So he goes online and buys a scuba diving suit, and low and behold, Kick-ass is born. Things do not go well for him. He’s a weedy teenager out on his own trying to fit the bad guys. He gets his ass kicked, on more than one occasion, but he also gets famous. And comes to the attention of Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, two real superheroes who know enough about their job to keep themselves totally secret. Did I mention that Hit-Girl is like eleven or something?