Avengers!

May. 5th, 2012 05:46 pm
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Mostly cross-posted from Tumblr.

In Tiger & Bunny, the superhero anime about which I will not shut up, a young, good-looking blond hero and an older, dark-haired, bearded superhero are forced into a reluctant partnership in which the blond man repeatedly addresses the dark-haired, bearded one as "old man."  In Avengers, a young, good-looking blond hero and an older, dark-haired, bearded superhero are forced into a reluctant team-up in which the dark-haired, bearded guy repeatedly refers to the blond one as an old man.

It was just sort of freaky, that's all.

I got to see it this morning (I'm on the West Coast) as a perk of the spousal unit's employment.  Despite it being limited to employees, or "cast members" (guess where he works!) the lines were around the block, but they started the movie only about 40 minutes late.  No trailers, just straight into the film.

 

ALL THE SPOILERS. )

 

Also the first time I've spotted the Stan Lee Cameo unassisted, which means I'm starting to doubt I got it right, but meh.
liri: (Tiger & Bunny)
Getting a head start on next year's writing meme: I think I can safely list "trying to simultaneously write three fics that will call for action scenes, one of which will also call for some measure of plot beyond the usual 'people talk to each other and/or make out'" under the "writing risks" header.  WHAT THE HELL, self, surely you know better!

In which Tiger & Bunny fanfic leads to free-association rants about Marvel comics. Also, I really hate Colossus a whole bunch. )
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I am such an X-Men whore. It was like, WARREN OMG! BEAST! DARK PHOENIX! HOLY CRAP ARE THEY DOING FATAL ATTRACTIONS IN THIS ONE TOO?! I mean, I knew Beast would be in this, and was thrilled, because, dude, BEAST! and Warren was foreshadowed in the last movie and Dark Phoenix was the logical next storyline, but Fatal Attractions thrills me inordinately because I have only the haziest idea of what happened in it the first time, essentially "Wolverine + Magneto = Wolverine - adamantium = YEARS OF FANBOY DEBATE" and possibly there was Logan/Jean stuff too, to justify the double entendre in the title, but in the movies I like Wolverine, so things involving him don't make me instantly sleepy the way they did in the comics. So this should be good. Also, Bobby/Rogue in the trailer, so presumably the brief mention of Gambit's name in the last movie does not mean he will be swooping in to cheese Rogue off her feet and make me crabby. Also, BEAST!

As for the actual movie, um, I just took a couple of sinus meds to help with the low-level headache I've had all week, so this will probably get steadily less coherent. I mean, I hope to start coherent, not like the hyperventilating above, but I doubt I'll stay that way.

V for Vendetta. Evaluating it mostly on how it works as an adaptation - spoilers for both versions, because it's a pretty faithful one in the end )

I... may try to finish it all coherently tomorrow. Maybe.

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