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Check Out ‘The Avengers’ Movie Poster & Website

Comic book nerds have been waiting for some time for a movie that brings ‘The Avengers’ to the big screen.  The teaser poster is out for the future blockbuster hit that will be released on May 4, 2012.  Even though the poster doesn’t really tease at all, it is something to appease the constant drooling of fans.

This movie seems to be one of those projects that seems to big to pull off, but the ensemble for this bad boy seems poised for success.  ‘Serenity’ director Joss Whedon is directing and writing the flick.  The cast is absurd.  Here is a breakdown of the cast:

The Hulk – Mark Ruffalo

Captain America – Chris Evans

Thor – Chris Hemsworth

Iron Man – Robert Downey Jr.

Nick Fury – Samuel L. Jackson

Hawkeye – Jeremy Renner

Black Widow – Scarlett Johansson

Col. James Rhodes – Don Cheadle

Also, the official website for the movie has been launched.  On the site you can download the poster, track the news at Comic Con, and receive updates.

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Netflix Instant Stream Review: Serenity

Rotten Tomatoes Grade: 81%
RT Top Critics Grade: 85%
MetaCritic Score: 74
Tomato Monster Grade: B-
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The Tomato Monster
‘Serenity’ is a good find in the Netflix Instant Streaming Library. It will fulfill your Sci-Fi appetite & not waste too much of your time (118 minutes).  It’s the right blend of action and story. It had been awhile since I had seen a Sci-Fli flick, and I found myself sitting reminiscing on the Star Wars obsession of my early days. While not a complete mock of Star Wars, many of the main characters and key plot lines bleed Lucas.
With that being said, I’m not sure this deserved the grade it received. I’ll confess from the beginning that I’ve never watched ‘Firefly’, so I didn’t carry a nostalgic heart into watching it. I thought the acting was subpar, and was worthy of the Sci-Fi Channel.
Before you come for my throat, I do have a heart for Sci-Fi. This guy (me) has ripped through 19 Star Wars novels. I loved the new Abrams Star Trek movie. This didn’t carry the same level of excellence.
I did appreciate Nathan Fillion’s (Mal) character. He was cut in the mold of my childhood hero Han Solo.
Summer Glau’s (River) character was fascinating. Her Matrix like moves saved the movie for me.
Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed it.  I would have just barely passed this one with a score in the low 60’s.
As you sift through all of the madness of the Netflix Instant Streaming Library, this one should end up on at least the second shelf of your Instant Queue.
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Messages/Themes
  • Circumstances can lead unlikely heroes to arise.
  • Whenever humans attempt to ‘play God’, it ultimately leads to disaster.
  • Sometimes you are given information of such magnitude, that choosing not to act is not an option, no matter the risk.
  • The future is worth fighting for (I’m aware this is cheating…It was on the movie poster).
  • People are not like trash. We can’t throw them away just because things get sticky.
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Directed byJoss Whedon
Serenity is Whedon’s directing debut on the big screen.
Whedon also directed the TV series ‘Firefly’, which is the prequel to Serenity. He also directed spot episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, Glee & The Office
Whedon is currently directing The Avengers which is scheduled to come out in May of 2012.
Written byJosh Whedon
Whedon has also written/co-written many other films. His average score on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer is 61%.
Movies Written With Passing Grades: Toy Story (100%) & Serenity (81%)
Whedon also wrote the TV series’ Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, & Dollhouse.
Whedon is currently writing ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ (October ’11)  & ‘The Avengers’ (May ’12).
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Budget: $40,000,000
Box Office: $39,000,000
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Trivia
  • Ranked #5 in Rotten Tomatoes “50 Best TV Adaptations of All Time”
  • The first Universal film released on HD-DVD (High Definition DVD).
  • The events of the film take place six months after “Firefly” (2002) {Objects in Space (#1.10)}, the final episode of the TV series. “Those Left Behind,” a three-issue comic book series written by Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews, published by Dark Horse comics, and released during summer 2005, bridges that six-month gap.