Follow Fridays: The Focused Filmographer’s Avengers Initiative!

Our good friend Terrence “T” Faulkner  – The Focused Filmographer - is running a special event this week in order to get everyone pumped up for next Friday’s release of “The Avengers”. Each day from now til next Friday, T is going to be running a special “Avengers” related post…. and to do it, he’s going to be assembling his own team from around the blogosphere.

Leading off? Yours truly, with a look back at the movie that started this all, “Iron Man”.

Also on tap coming up are entries from our good buddies Aidy, of Aidy’s Reviews, Morgan (traitor) Lewis of Morgan on Media, Jaina (traitor) Mistry of Time Well-Spent, and Ruth Maramis of Flixchatter!

So be sure to stop by and check it out, and follow it all week-long to get psyched out of your mind for “The Avengers”!!

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“The Avengers” Panel – New York Comic Con 2011

Greetings again!

As promised, below are the embedded videos from last night’s panel for Marvel Studio’s “The Avengers”, one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2012.

In attendance was, Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Chris Evans (Captain America), Coby Smulders (Maria Hill), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) and Kevin Feige, the Head of Marvel Studios.

They led with the newly released trailer for the movie, then introduced the cast (including Mark Ruffalo, who was previously unannounced), and then showed an entire scene, followed by a new trailer-esque montage of unseen footage, before returning to field questions from the audience.

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Captain America: The First Avenger

I didn’t have high expectations for this movie, I have to confess. The marketing campaign seemed completely focused on the Steve Rogers / Captain America origin story. How many times did I have to see that weird, CGI skinny Chris Evans getting beat up in an alley before I began to wonder what they were hiding from the rest of the movie? I truly began to suspect there was something wrong with the post-Captain America-transformation part of the film.

Nah. Nope. Not really.

“Captain America: The First Avenger” is a really solid, fun Superhero movie. It won’t crack my top ten in the genre, but there’s nothing for Marvel/Disney to be ashamed of here. It’s a fun summer movie, does justice by the comic book character, and serves to further set up the upcoming “Avengers” movie (as if it needed it.)

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