Posted: May 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Through the Shattered Lens

Or should that be “Okay, so I saw Marvel’s The Avengers ?”

In any case, I wasn’t going to. I was determined not to participate in the so-called “biggest event of the summer” because I’m flat-out tired of seeing Marvel (and, by extension, Disney) rake in hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars off the fruits of Jack Kirby’s imagination while “The King’s” estate gets more or less nothing (although in fairness — or should that be unfairness — they do get some sort of pittance for anything featuring Captain America in it, since he’s officially recognized as Cap’s co-creator along with Joe Simon). Stan Lee’s recent comments about Jack didn’t do much to up my enthusiasm level for this latest blockbuster either, and basically reaffirmed my opinion that he’s a major-league asshole who was lucky enough to glom onto the works a true creative genius that…

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  1. “Once the novelty of having all these superheroes on screen together wears off, I predict that we’re going to realize we’ve been had a little bit here” Great quote and so true. I haven’t seen any of the superhero movies outside of Nolan’s two Batmans. They are popular enough that they aren’t going to go away, and I get so much more out of seeing something at the art house/indie theater.

    • trashfilmguru says:

      I see pretty much all the summer blockbuster crap, but I harbor no illusions about that being what most of it is — crap. I’m certainly not opposed to mindless fun at the movies, but yeah, more often than not when I see a new release it will be at one of the local indie houses. And the quality of most of those has been lacking lately, as well.

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