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Captain America : Hail Hydra by

Opening in 1944 this graphic novel spans decades as it shows how Captain America has battled with Hydra for as…

Guardians of the Galaxy [based on comics] by , dir. by

Twenty six years after the death of his mother, and twenty six years after he was abducted by aliens, Peter…

Tigerman by

Lester Ferris has seen a lot and done a lot in his life. A sergeant in the British Army he…

X-Men: days of future past dir. by

Mutants throughout the world are being hunted down and murdered by the Sentinels. And not only mutants, but anyone with…

Man of Steel dir. by

This is a Superman film. And a Superman origins film at that, so you can guess at some of the…

The Dark Knight Rises [based on characters created] by dir. by

Before this review begins, I’d like to just wish everyone affected by the attack in Colorado the very best. I…

The Amazing Spider-Man [based on comics] by , dir. by

Do I need to give a recap to this story? I mean, you know that it is a Spider-man film,…

The Avengers [based on characters created by] by , dir. by

aka Avengers Assemble, which is a totally crap name. Even Marvel’s the Avengers would’ve been better. Stupid marketing decisions are…

Captain America : The First Avenger dir. by

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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?

X-Men: First Class dir. by

X-Man First ClassCharles 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.

The Green Hornet dir. by

Britt Reid is a spoiled little rich boy. One day, after his father dies he wakes to find that his…

Iron Man 2 dir. by

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.

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