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This is one of the trippiest comics that I have read in a long time, and that’s a good thing….

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Evidently, James Robinson’s efforts on this comic did not fit into DC editorial’s grand plans for their universe, so Robinson…

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Whoa! This comic is some heavy stuff, almost too heavy! I have been reading comics for almost (yikes!) forty years,…

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April 6, 2014 5:26 pm And, actually, "Winter Soldier" never clarified that the Soviets had captured Bucky. The movie implied that Winter Soldier was a tool of Hydra.
April 6, 2014 5:24 pm Black Widow is a spy. She was trained to speak English with an American accent so that she could blend in while working.
April 6, 2014 5:22 pm "Age of Ultron" is also filming in South Africa.
April 6, 2014 5:19 pm Winter Soldier did use a couple of words of Russian. I think international audiences realize that Hollywood can't please everyone in every movie. I think the strategy of filming "Age of Ultron" in different parts of the world is also aimed at pleasing an international constituency. But it can't be filmed everywhere. So far, they have chosen Italy and South Korea. Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are convenient to introduce, because they are European. Originally, I thought the characters were supposed to speak with "Eastern European" (Perhaps Russian or Polish?) accents. Since only Meryl Streep can do a convincing Polish accent, I think Wanda and Pietro are going to use a British accent.
April 6, 2014 8:51 am It is canonical that Captain America and Bucky speak languages that they learned during WW II. But I thought having Cap speak French in this film was a convenient play for an international audience.
April 6, 2014 8:43 am Cubman987 could be right, but in "Iron Man II," Tony Stark says that Natasha is an "old soul." I thought that comment was a clue as to Marvel's intentions. ScarJo has said that the Widow character gets more fleshing out in "Age of Ultron," so perhaps we will learn some of her origin story in that film.
April 5, 2014 10:39 am I noticed one interesting point in the film that will make comic fans go, "hmmm." Arnim Zola identifies Black Widow as being born in 1984! Widow must have fooled even Zola. She could not possibly have been a KGB agent if she were born in '84, since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1989. Geeks know that Widow is almost as old as Captain America, which made her jokes about his age dramatic irony. The comics also gave Widow a history with the Winter Soldier that this movie didn't reference. Perhaps this history will be taken up in the next Avengers or Cap movie.
November 10, 2013 4:37 pm Hmmm, I haven't seen any comment on the internet about the 2 minute trailer to "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" that played in some theaters before Thor 2. If I understand correctly, the 2 minute preview was only shown during 3D screenings at Cinemark brand theaters. Essentially, the trailer expands on what we have already seen. We get to see what looks like the whole fight in the elevator. The bad guys try to use magnetic handcuffs to secure Cap to the wall, but he breaks the hold. Cap appears to have been tasered several times, but shrugs it off. At the end of the trailer, we see Winter Soldier's bionic arm pick Cap's shield off the ground, and we see Winter Soldiers face. Bucky is not wearing a mask, just kohl around his eyes.
November 9, 2013 9:32 am Some thoughts on "Thor: The Dark World." 1. Loki does not steal the show, as so many less than perceptive media film critics have claimed. Hiddleston plays Loki well, but I never felt like cheering for Loki. He's still a bad guy, but the enemy of my enemy is my friend, so Loki and Thor make common cause. 2. Chris Hemsworth does a terrific job playing Thor. Thor is not as challenging as say, Hamlet, but Hemsworth is a good actor who gets the tone of the character perfectly. It also helps that Hemsworth is extraordinarily good looking. The camera loves him. 3. I liked the parts in Asgard better than the parts on Earth. The comedy with Kat Dennings and Skarsgard seemed rather forced to me. I wanted to spend more time in the fairy tale world of Asgard where the falling snow looks wonderful, and even the funerals are conducted beautifully. 4. Now, to contradict myself. I think it would be fun if Thor 3 took a page out of the current Thor comic, and showed Thor back in Europe's middle ages. I think there are lots of fun stories that could be told about Thor interacting with Vikings. I'm not sure how Ragnarok could be handled in Thor 3, since Balder hasn't even been introduced in the movies, yet. 5. My overall grade for "Thor: The Dark World," is a B+.
August 29, 2013 3:58 pm I don't think I've seen Spader in much since "Sex, Lies and Videotape," his breakout role. And because the word "videotape" is in the title, you can tell how long ago that must have been. But I think he will be fine to excellent. I always imagine Ultron as speaking with an electronic sounding voice, like the ones you hear on old answering machines, or maybe the electronically altered voice singing "We're up all night to get lucky" on the Daft Punk song. I hope they do alter Spader's voice, because I don't think he should sound human.