Jesse, Art, Freddie, and Danny reflect on the top stories from San Diego Comic Con 2012.
10. [01:56] Legendary Comics
9. [05:52] AMC’s The Walking Dead
8. [10:38] Man of Steel
7. [14:10] Pacific Rim
6. [17:49] Brian Wood’s Star Wars
5. [25:59] Image Comics
4. [27:10] Kelly Sue DeConnick & Emma Rios Present: Pretty Deadly
3. [30:14] Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Prequel
2. [34:14] GODZILLA
1. [38:58] Marvel
Perfectly Assembled: A spoiler-free review of The Avengers (2012)
Standing in a line of over 200 people at 7 am in San Diego, California during a very cold and windy morning; I thought back to when I first saw the, now famous, post-credit Iron Man scene where Sam Jackson playing Nick Fury uttered the word “Avengers.” Who knew that one word would lead to this, in my opinion, the greatest comic book film I’ve yet to see. Allow me to explain.
For those who don’t know, The Avengers is a film that has been years in the making. All of Marvel Studios films following Iron Man have been leading to this story: A tale featuring Earth’s mightiest heroes together at last. In the process of creating a movie with such ambition, many people began to wonder if this could ever work. Fans all over the world were both excited and terrified when the news first came out that this film would happen, but a lot of their concerns were put at ease when they announced the film’s writer/director: Joss Whedon.
Joss Whedon is most famous for his television work, (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) but he is also well known for his witty writing, slick visuals, compelling action and his love for comics. If anyone was ever suited to bring this massive dream project to life, it was Whedon. But the success of this film would also rely heavily on the talent attached. When it was officially announced that Whedon was directing, Robert Downey, Jr.’s portrayl of Iron Man was the only Avenger that had made an impression on audiences. During Comic Con 2010, (which myself and fellow Fourth Wall member Art were in attendance) the world got a look at the group together for the first time and a little glimpse of what Chris Evans as Captain America and Chris Hemsworth as Thor would offer. But even with the stage being set and everything falling in to place, many still wondered… “Is this really going to work?”
After leaving the advanced fan screening of The Avengers, I realized that not only did it work; it was damn near perfect.
In this sidecast, Jesse, Art, Freddie, and Danny discuss the films of that fabled year.
Silent films, foreign films, action films, animated films, Uwe Boll films, and much more! Better late than never…
01:30 The Artist 09:31 The Descendants
16:45 Midnight in Paris
25:09 Tree of Life
33:36 Attack The Block
35:54 Super 8
39:56 The Adventures of Tintin
42:36 Drive 47:35 13 Assassins 55:21 The Secret World of Arrietty 59:42 Melancholia 01:04:15 Young Adult 01:04:25 Suckerpunch 01:04:38 Dishonorable Mentions: Green Lantern, Cowboys and Aliens, Fright Night, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Real Steal, Hangover 2, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows… 01:06:14 We Need To Talk About Kevin 01:10:02 Green Hornet 01:12:10 Honorable Mentions: Rango, Paul, Source Code, King’s Speech, Hanna, Thor, Bridesmaids, X-Men: First Class, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Captain America, Warrior, 50/50… 01:13:20 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 01:15:51 Looking forward to 2012: Prometheus, The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises, Django Unchained, The Amazing Spider-Man, Bully, and Wrong 01:18:00 Uwe Boll’s rein of terror comes to an end…?