I was never a fan of the Sam Raimi films. Rather, I was so disappointed by his first movie (Yes, the first) that I lost faith in Spider-Man. And I was justified, as you can see from the second and third movies. I lost all hope in Spider-Man as a hero. I had read the comics, and watched the animated series on Fox Kids, but the movies were nothing like those.
Then I saw the trailer for this reboot. I was taken by surprise. I noticed how they implemented the web-shooter concept that existed in the animated series. I also liked how Andrew Garfield looked like Peter Parker from the comics (A better resemblance than Toby McGuire anyway) and how there was a Gwen Stacy, instead of that red-headed Mary Jane (Always despised her as a character). A flame of hope rekindled inside of me, and I was very eager to see this new movie. Today, I finally did. And I’m glad to say that it was a great experience.
Oh, and I assure you will not have to endure the pain of having to see Peter Parker dance like an idiot.
To begin with, I’d like to say that I do not like Marvel more than DC. I consider both of them to be equally good. That being said, I was not immoderately excited about the Avengers. I mean, sure I had watched Captain America, Thor and The Hulk in the theaters, and the Iron Man movies on BluRay, but even then, my excitement was limited. To be honest, I found all the Marvel movies, with the exception of Iron Man, to be lacking in some way or the other. I guess it’s because I was expecting too much. Don’t get me wrong, they were some really good movies, but I did not feel like they were up to the mark (like the Dark Knight, for example).
Therefore, I my expectations were limited. But then everything changed as I watched the trailers and looked into what the Avengers was. I even took the liberty of watching the original animated movie of the Avengers. That is when I developed interest and looked forward to the movie. I waited, and waited and now I have been rewarded for my patience.
My excitement had developed to such an extent that I had that wide grin on my face when I woke up today. I buzzed with excitement as the movie started. Literally. And even after the movie ended, the feeling was still there.
Yes, people. The Avengers is a success. It even comes close to being a masterpiece.
There’s a reason why Iron Man and Hulk are at the best positions in this poster
this symbol has an eerie feeling around it
Inspiration. One can never have too much of it.
That’s right folks, when you were to be asked who was Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (read: Charlie Chaplin) you’d all probably, with pride reply back “well of course, Charlie the lad was a comedian!” Then, if you were to be asked was he just a comedian, that’s where you would give a blank look.
Um.. Wasn’t he just famous for comedy? Continue Reading
With all the hype, this review was bound to be written. So, here are my thoughts on the widely acclaimed MI Ghost Protocol.
When I first saw the trailer for Ghost Protocol, I was excited. Who wouldn’t be when the trailer showed gunfights and extravagant places with an Eminem song playing in the background?
I began video editing last year, and my very first video was a GMV (Game Music Video) of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. It showed Raiden fighting (against Vamp and geckos) with the song “In the End” by Linkin Park. Obviously, it wasn’t a great video, mainly because I had no idea what effects were to be used. Heck, I didn’t even use Sony Vegas back then. I used a program called Adobe Premier *something-something* (I don’t remember). Anyway, that video marked my first attempt at editing.
In the same year, the GMV Awards initiated for the first time. I stood no chance, but I submitted my video anyway.
I lost. Continue Reading