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Avengers Blu-Ray trailer

2 Jul

 

The trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers Blu-Ray special combo pack is out. I bet you can’t wait to get your hands on it, either. A lot of the footage is familiar but I swear there are parts there I’ve never seen before (and I saw the film three times).

The Avengers in Blu-Ray will be out 25 September 2012.

The Avengers: movie vs comic book

30 Apr

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As a reader of almost four decades, I place a great importance on faithfulness to comic book canon. I winced when Spider-Man spun biological webbing instead of from mechanical web shooters. I groaned at an original X-Men lineup that didn’t include Scott, Jean or Warren. I was furious when Galactus appeared as a formless space cloud.

Where The Avengers (and its forerunners Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Incredible Hulk and Captain America: The First Avenger) differ from other super-hero movies is Marvel’s retention of full creative control. That is, unlike most other films based on comic books where the characters are simply licensed to a film studio, they instead remain in the hands of the comic creators at Marvel themselves.

My expectation is that The Avengers should stay true to the original comic book source material like no other film franchise. So does it deliver?

I answer the obvious questions about how the Avengers movie compares to the original comic book source material in this story written by myself and published in Yahoo! 

Join the Avengers!

14 Apr

SingTel allows you to create your personalized Avengers Priority Card

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Get your very own Avengers identity card that grants you access to special offers at retail partners right here in Singapore, including the SingTelShop.

This is for a limited time only so better sign up for one now! Only at SingTel’s Facebook page.

The Avengers opens in Singapore on 1 May 2012.

Avengers Trailer #2

1 Mar

The Avengers opens in Singapore on 1 May 2012.

Avengers Super Bowl XLVI Commercial (Extended)

6 Feb

 

Here it is, sports fans. Enjoy!

Here it is: the first full Avengers trailer

12 Oct

The first Avengers movie trailer shows Loki as the principal villain, a bunch of cars blowing up and tensions flaring between members. It is also probably the coolest two minutes of video on Youtube today.

Avengers will hit screens in Singapore 1 May 2012.

Comic vs Movie: Thor Trailer #2

19 Feb

What will they change when Thor goes from the page to the big screen? Grumpy Fanboy goes frame-by-frame on the new Thor trailer to see how the film compares to comic book canon.

So let’s answer the questions that really matter to comic book fans!

Is Jane Foster a nurse?

No. In the movie continuity, Jane is apparently a storm-chaser: a scientist who studies tornadoes and storms. In the trailer, we see her with storm-studying equipment and riding around, video camera in hand, with fellow scientists.

Will we see Dr Don Blake?

Probably not. Unlike in the comics, Thor’s mortal identity does not appear smaller or frailer than his godly form. In the trailer we see him land on Earth, identify himself as “Thor” and appear in the rest of the trailer without Blake’s trademark walking stick. But we know his godly powers are absent because he is knocked unconscious by a taser.

How does Thor’s movie costume compare to the comic book version?

When the costume designs for Thor first leaked onto the web, the collective reaction from comic book fans was, “Where’s his helmet?” The good news is, we do see the winged helmet and flowing red cape in the trailer briefly. The bad news is, we don’t see much more of the helmet. The succeeding action scenes show Thor in battle without his helmet.

What about Loki’s costume?

Good news! We see Loki in his trademark color (green) grasping the Gungnir spear. There is also a split-second where we see Loki in his familiar horned helmet.

What does Mjolnir look like?

More good news! The glimpses we get of Thor’s hammer look right out of the comics. Even the inscription – “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor” – appears in the film, although in what appears to be the ancient Norse script. (It was written in English in the comics.)

Is that the Destroyer?

Hells, yeah! The enchanted Destroyer armor looks straight out of the comics, complete with disintegrator beam that fires from his face.

Will we see the Warriors Three?

Yes! And I almost missed this! We got barely a peek at them in previous trailers. In this trailer we see Fandral the Dashing, Hogun the Grim and Volstagg the Voluminous — three beloved characters who are part of Marvel Comics canon but not part of classic Norse mythology — for a split-second.

Does Thor fly?

Apparently not. No footage from the trailer shows Thor “flying” by hurling his hammer and hanging on (as he does in the comics). However …

Does Thor throw his hammer?

Oh yeah! In this latest trailer, we see Thor throwing Mjolnir twice. And we see the hammer do a 180 in mid-air and return to Thor’s hand. Just like in the comics 😉

Thor opens in Singapore on 28 April 2011. To find release dates in other countries, click here.