I liked this movie. Was it spot on with the comics? No. Does it matter? No.
I'm opening this review with something that I really hope catches on. A perspective on the whole concept of film adaptions. Rather than piss yourself off and miss out on a completely good movie of something you love, stop comparing it to the source material. Think of them as alternative versions, in an alternative world from the book, comic, etc. In the case of Marvel, even they reimagine characters, plotlines, etc in their work. That's why we have The Spectacular Spiderman, Ultimate Spiderman, Amazing Spiderman, and if you're old enough to remember Spiderpig. Get over it, enjoy the movie for what it is, be happy that what you're into actually made it to the big screen and move on.
That being said: I enjoyed this movie. It was a good blend of action, story and a pinch of humor that doesn't try to make sense of the X-men/Wolverine movie franchises, but figures out a way to simply deal with them. The gist of the comics was there, just handled a bit differently with different characters. Does it matter? Not really. I'm not going to go into what this movie is about, as the trailers handle that just fine. I simply wanted to say it was a good movie and you should check it out. If you're unsure you want to spend the money, mostly because of x-men 3 and Wolverine: Origin, I understand. Do yourself a favor and watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR1P-nduHzM it's the cartoon version of this from the 90's. It'll give you a good idea of what the movie is like. Keep in mind, it's not exactly the same as the movie....again think of it as an alternate universe from the movie and comics.
I've read these stories a few times since purchasing the ebook. All the stories are well written, engaging and charming. As an American who has never visited Japan, I still feel these stories are very relatable and it's fun to see how similar we all really, truly are. I would love to cite particular parts and discuss the stories more specifically, but I don't want to ruin any of it for someone else. So, I will simply say buy this book, it's well worth it.
Review: The Dark Knight Trilogy (Batman Begins / The Dark Knight / The Dark Knight Rises) [Blu-ray] (2012)
I bought this because it was exactly what it says, the newest batman movies w/ some bonus discs. What I didn't expect, and maybe I simply missed it in the fine print, was the additional digital copy of each movie via VUDU.
The additional content is great, as every other review states, the picture quality is what you'd expect from a blu ray. i'm not going to pretend I can see some clarity flaws b/c of this or that. Even if I could, it's a cheap collection of great movies - get over it.
My only complaint is The Dark Knight. I don't know why, but the screen will change from a full widescreen (no black bars) to having bars while it playing, during change of scenes and such. It doesn't do it all the time, but often enough that I noticed. Begins and Rises did not do this, all of which were watched on the same tv, ps3, etc.
One last minor gripe. Begins sound is...different from the other two. Not to say it's bad in any way, but it took some tweaking of settings on my amplifier to get to be as nice as the other two movies.
Having only read the infintity gems series before this, I knew there would be a huge gap in story. Happily, it didn't matter in the slightest. This set starts off at a great point and moves in to the meat of the story fast and hard. Normally, I'd probably have said something about not recognizing many of the characters in this and finding it hard to keep up - not this time. Not only did they think to list the name of characters as they appear, but there's a nifty Biography for each of them at the back. Not only that, but there's a history Thanos to read through.
In short, if you haven't read any Thanos based stories before this, it's okay. This was a great story with some awesome artwork.
I've been wanting to read this for some time and I've to say I wasn't dissapointed. I sat down and read this in one shot; to give you an idea how engrossed I was. The story moves really well, they did a great job of juggling huge list of characters and using them appropriately.
That being said, it does have it problems. If you are reading this as a standalone, then some of the characters may/may not be familiar. There was a few that I knew by name, but really knew nothing about (Cloak and Adam Warlock are good examples of this). The art is also not my cup of tea either. I grew up reading comics of this era and wasn't a fan of it then - color in what's important and leave the rest b/w. Be as that may, the book itself is as well put together and as well printed as anything coming out now.