Item 47, the latest of Marvel’s series of ‘One Shots’ – short films that are the equivalent of their one-issue, stand-alone comics – is attached to the Blu-ray release of Avengers Assemble.
The story: Set primarily during World War 2, Captain America sees Chris Evans’ young Steve Rogers rejected in his attempts to join the war effort due to various physical ailments. Rogers just wants to do his bit and join his pal Bucky Barnes, who is much more the handsome, all-American hero than weedy little Steve, … >
Of course, before the Marvel Cinematic Universe was even a twinkle in Walt Disney’s cryogenically-frozen eye, the Avengers had already made the collective jump from comic page to small screen, via the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes cartoon series. The only blemish in this excellent mashup with the Friends theme music is a criminal lack of visual … >
The story: Thor was always going to be the trickiest to adapt, given its more overtly fantasy/science-fiction based nature, but thankfully the story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich embraces that rather than trying to warp it into something more grounded. The people from the far-off realm of Asgard once visited Earth to defend … >
To celebrate the release of Avengers Assemble, in UK cinemas on Thursday, we sent our reviewer to a screening of the film earlier this week.
It’s difficult to say whether this fits into the ‘so-bad-it’s-good’ category or if it’s more ‘so-amazingly-awful-it-has-attained-a-kind-of-dubious-car-crash-appeal-over-and-above-anything-it-deserves’. Whichever it is, and despite some ham-fisted editing and single entendres that even Talbot Rothwell would have drawn the line at, there are a few pained chuckles to be had at one enthusiastic editor’s attempts to turn the Iron … >
The long-awaited The Avengers movie, Avengers Assemble – featuring iconic Marvel superheroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow – finally arrives in UK cinemas on April 26. > Read our review of the film. To celebrate, we’ve got Avengers Assemble t-shirts to give away to five of our Twitter … >
CultBox were present at the London press-conference on the day of Avengers Assemble’s European premiere last week, with most of the primary cast present.
This video’s premise is as simple as the execution is elegant; what if Avengers Assemble was made before the actual comic book series? The answer is: it would probably have looked something like this blend of black-and-white horror movies, camp adventure serials and animation classics, and while it would have been gloriously rubbish as an … >