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Geek Movie Review: “Captain America:The First Avenger”
Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2011 08:58 Written by biggybox Monday, 25 July 2011 07:00
This will be the fourth 2 hr. long teaser I’ve seen for next years summer blockbuster “The Avengers”. Hopefully with after almost a decade of hyping and watching Samuel Jackson recruiting as Nick Fury, it better be the best comic book movie ever. After not wanting to be disappointed again by Paramount and Marvel, I was hesitant to go see this film, but Captain America did not disappoint. Opening day saw $25 million in revenue and an impressive $4 million at the midnight showings. Weekend total earnings of $65.8 million were estimated by the studio , which blows away the previous two Marvel movies “Thor” and “X-Men:First Class“.
One thing is for sure, the only way to see this movie is in 3-D. The visual effects of this movie were stunning. Avatar was the last movie I saw that had this great of of use of 3D. Everything from the background scenery to even the fight scenes were excellent. A very good portion of the movie I felt like I was in the action throwing my own shield made of Vibranium-Adimantium. Some of the scenes when there were a few people standing around in a circle whispering , I actually felt like I was part of the huddle. The special Fx and the 3-D were impeccable, and definitely worth seeing if you haven’t been to a 3-D movie yet. Read on for more.
Captain America: The First Avenger “True” Trailer Goes Live
Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2011 06:07 Written by PieceOfSith Friday, 25 March 2011 04:30
The name Captain America is one of comic book stardom. The character stands for what America is, heroic, patriotic and dramatic. The character and his charisma will be seen this summer when Marvel Studios releases Captain America: The First Avenger. The title of course gives reference to the upcoming film to link many of Marvel’s latest Hollywood stories, simply titled, The Avengers (2012).
If you were one of the many that watched this past years Superbowl, you may have caught a glimpse with a “teaser trailer” to this film to hit theatres on July, 22 2011. To tell you the truth, the teaser did exactly what it sent out to do, tease audiences of the films full potential. Some of us here at DHTG even had a discussion from the teaser trailer possibly thinking that this film will be just another bust from Marvel Studios, just like The Punisher: War Zone (yuck). But what has two thumbs and went out to say that this film will be the best Marvel film this Summer, this guy did. So enough of the teasing, Marvel Studios and Paramount have just released the first “true” trailer to the film, and one in which could make anyone think the same way as I do, it’s gonna be a good flick.
Retro Review: Matrix (1999)
Last Updated on Saturday, 13 November 2010 09:31 Written by baldalbino Sunday, 14 November 2010 03:00
The Matrix was one of those movies that was just that damn good, and then they had to make sequels. Personally, I thought the movie was great but the trilogy, I really could have done without. The Matrix deals with a computer hacker and some rebels that take on the machine known as the Matrix.
Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) is a computer programmer leading a double life as a computer hacker known as “Neo”. Neo spends all his free time trying to answer the question, “What is the Matrix?” Through a series of cryptic answers and adventures Neo is confronted by three agents of the Matrix. Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) begins to have suspicions about Neo and gives him an ultimatum: either he lives as Thomas Anderson or he lives as Neo. Agent Smith then inserts a bug into Neo in order to track him.
Neo is contacted by an underground group lead by Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss). Morpheus tells Neo that he can make him understand but that it has to be his choice to be free. Neo chooses that he wants to be free. As he wakes up, Neo realizes that The Matrix was a computer program but he won’t understand until Morpheus pushes him to understand it. Morpheus’s ship the Nebuchadnezzar, picks up a helpless Neo just as he loses conscious.
As Neo comes too, Morpheus introduces him to everyone. Morpheus believes that Neo is “The One”. The one who will bring an end to the Matrix. Neo is put into a training environment where he “uploads software” into his brain. He quickly learns how to fight and perform martial arts. He tells Morpheus that he has learned how to fight and the two quickly duel. It is here that Morpheus tells Neo about “Residual Self-Image”, how we think of ourselves inside the Matrix. Morpheus challenges Neo to think outside of the box, because he is not bound by the same rules that a computer deals with. He can be faster and stronger than any agent.
Morpheus takes Neo to see the Oracle so that she can tell him what he needs to do. As they make their way back to the base to leave the Matrix, they are sold out by a member of their own team, Cypher (Joe Pantoliano) and the agents are waiting for them. Morpheus sacrifices himself to save Neo.
Neo and Trinity escape and Trinity decides to return to Zion, the only human refuge left in the world. Neo begins to doubt the information that the Oracle gave him, when she told him that he was not “The One” and was not anything special. Neo decides that he can save Morpheus and goes into the Martix after him. Trinity decides that she will go with him because he can not do it alone.
Neo and Trinity take on the Matrix and the agents and end up freeing Morpheus. They run to a phone line that will serve as an escape line to leave the Matrix. Morpheus and Trinity make it out but the phone is destroyed by Agent Smith before Neo can get out. Neo decides that he can take the agent and the two square off. They both use all the bullets in their guns and start hand to hand fighting. Neo feels outmatched and flees.
As he is being chased by the agents, he grabs a cell phone and calls the operator of the Nebuchadezzar, Tank (Macus Chong). Tank instructs Neo to a nearby exit that they hve used previously. Agent Smith recognizes where Neo is going and beats him there. As Neo runs down the halls of an old apartment building, dodging gunfire from the other agents, he opens a door where a telephone is ringing. When he opens that door, Agent Smith shoots him in the chest. Neo takes the bullets and stumbles backwards into the hallway, Agent Smith shoots more bullets into his chest and Neo dies.
At this point, the Nebuchadnezzur is also under attack. By accepting Neo’s call they had to broadcast themselves and the Matrix sent in its Sentinels to destroy the ship. Trinity realizes that she loves/loved Neo. She tells his dead body how she feels. As she tells Neo this, he comes back to life and the Matrix realizes that he is “The One.” The agents all shoot their guns at him but Neo stops the bullets just by raising his hand. Agent Smith tries to fight him again but Neo is too fast for him. Neo kicks Agent Smith to the end of the hallway sand then umps into his body. As Neo flexes his power, he explodes Agent Smith and the other two agents run. Neo sprints back down the hall and grabs the phone just as Morpheus releases an electro-magnetic pulse, destroying the sentinels.
The closing scene shows Neo making a phone call that the Matrix cannot trace. Neo tells the Matrix that he is no longer afraid and that he will destroy the machine. He hangs up the phone and flies off.
- The Matrix (earthpages.wordpress.com)
- 10 reviews of Trinity (The Matrix) (rateitall.com)
- Android is Google’s Agent Smith (techvibes.com)