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First Review of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Pilot Episode Appears

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MILD SPOILERAGE AHEAD:

The first online review of the pilot episode of Marvel‘s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. series was just posted today on Poptimal:

“Whedon has found the perfect balance of Marvel and his trademark witty dialogue with S.H.I.E.L.D. The world is very Marvel, with callbacks and references littered throughout the episode, but the dialogue and ensemble delivers everything you love about Whedon.

In order to track down the hooded hero, Coulson (Clark Gregg) puts together a specialized mobile team – Agent Grant Ward, Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). With the help of Skye, who is brought in by Coulson, the agents are able to learn more about Michael; how he got his powers and the threat he poses if gone unchecked.

With a strong cast and smart script, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. delivers a smart, action-packed thrill ride.”
Grade – 9.0

The review goes on to reveal further details, like the sale of scavenged Chitauri technology on the black market, and the confirmation of Cobie Smulders’ cameo.

J. August Richards is singled out for his excellent performance, unfortunately he seems to be playing an original character, not anyone from Marvel canon.

Still, all in all, it looks like everything we’ve been hoping for, and a worthy televised successor to the popular and critical success of The Avengers film.

Source: Comicbookmovie

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Marvel’s Latest Straight To DVD Animated Movie ‘Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United’

Just when you thought that Marvel had it’s ducks in a row and all it’s creative pistons pumping, we get Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United. Wait, the story or plot line must be something new and exciting:

“We see his (Zzzzax) origin in the movie. It’s what would happen if the entire Eastern seaboard [electrical grid] went out,” says Jeph Loeb, executive VP of Marvel’s TV division, which is overseeing the movie. “The two heroes meet up, thinking of each other as to blame.”

What happens next? “Calamity ensues. You’ll see in Heroes United that Hulk’s a little more articulate,” Loeb says.

The whole thing seems like a filler issue of the comic you love to read. That story line that has nothing to do with the current storyline, but gets inserted because something isn’t ready and they pulled this story out of some stack or file cabinet stored in the backroom no ones ever goes in.

This hybrid of computer-generated animation and hand-drawn art hits Walmart shelves on April 23rd. Should you bother with it? That’s for you to decide, I’m gonna take a pass, but don’t worry. Most likely your grandmother will buy you a copy for Christmas, “Because you like that comic booky stuff,” and she has no idea what you really want.

Via: EW

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‘The Avengers’ Is The Highest-Grossing Film Of 2012

It happened, ladies and gents: Joss Whedon’s The Avengers is the highest-grossing film of the year (so far, anyway) and, having brought in $1.5 billion worldwide, it is the third highest-grossing film of all time. How fuckin’ epic. How many times did you guys go out to see it? I definitely hit up the theaters twice to see that.

Look out for the Blu-Ray/DVD, which will be released on September 25. What kind of special features would you like to see on that? Deleted scenes, bloopers? Commentary? Whedon commentary is always awesome.

Source: Comic Book Movie (via BoxOffice.com)

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