The 140 Character Film Review – Marvel Mayhem

Jade and I are officially mid-Marvel binge. For those of you who live under rocks and in caves The Avengers (2): Age of Ultron is out on May 1st. I am super-duper, over-the-top, cannot wait, oh my gosh excited. To prepare, I decided I wanted to watch all the of the Marvel cinematic universe releases (and of course make sure I am up to date with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) prior to its release. Jade hasn’t yet seen all of the films (a cinematic travesty) and wanted to re-watch the ones she had seen, so here we now are.marvel_cinematic_universe_facebook_cover_by_andrewmjbaker-d7zjept

We started (as you can see in the last post) with the most recently released film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy. Starting at the end isn’t always the best, but apparently neither is starting at the beginning, as we are still yet to see The Incredible Hulk, and have sorted the movies simply into pre and post Avengers. Any hard-core marvel fans, please don’t criticise the order/views too much!

As with the last post, we’ve also been dabbling in the comedy DVD pool, sampling some of the funniest shows that we’ve seen. John Bishop and Rhod Gilbert are just too funny to avoid for long, so we have been watching their old shows while we potter around the house cleaning/cooking etc:

Iron Man – My favourite Avengers movie. RDJ actually is Tony Stark. Absolutely genius, and a belting soundtrack. Loved it.

Iron Man 2 – As sequels go, it ain’t half bad. It it wasn’t for the ridiculous scientific element, I’d have preferred it to the first!

Captain America: The First Avenger – I think my least fave ‘Avengers’ film (apart from Incredible Hulk) but still awesome. So many cameos, and star names!

Thor – Shakesperean feeling, funny accents, dodgy hair do’s, but all round good ol’ superhero v villain epic. Funnier than I remembered.

The Avengers (Avengers Assemble) – Action packed, tension filled, witty, intelligent, visually stunning (not just the muscles) superhero extravaganza.


John Bishop: Roller Coaster – The jokes are different, staging more elaborate, but still the same old Scouse humour, loved it. Rivalling Rhod in the show ending stakes now John!

John Bishop: Elvis Has Left the Building – Really really funny, even watching it on DVD, not live. Very Scouse, with some lovely, and hilarious LFC moments.

Rhod Gilbert and the Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst – Petty, pedantic, drivel. Absolutely blooming hilarious. No-one rants, or wraps their show up quite like Rhod Gilbert.

What have you been watching recently?


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