Marvel fans waited years for The Avengers to arrive. Thankfully, when it did, it exploded world wide and became one of the most successful movies in history. Joss Whedon brought the Marvel Universe together brilliantly in a movie that entertained millions. The Avengers was a FUN movie to experience.
Movies events like The Avengers don’t come along very often and it’ll be interesting to see where The Marvel Universe takes us next. If Iron Man 3 is any indication, we’re heading into darker territory which is fantastic. I can’t wait to see what Thanos will unleash upon Marvel’s heroes in a few years. Bring on Phase Two.
Here are the top 10 moments from Marvel’s The Avengers:
“That man is playing Galaga.”
I can’t imagine the amount of trouble someone would be in if they played Galaga in the Pentagon during an Alien invasion. S.H.E.I.L.D is a pretty lenient organization.
9. THE VINTAGE SET
Apparently you’re able to buy the vintage set? Not sure how collectable and/or cool they would be featuring Chris Evans but an old school comic book Steve Rogers set would be cool.
8. 10 BUCKS SAYS YOU’RE WRONG
I think this moment was meant for audiences. Many people thought they wouldn’t pull off a movie of this magnitude. By the time The Avengers ended, we were all happy we spent the 10 bucks.
7. THOR HAMMERS HULK
So Thor nails Hulk with his hammer… I’m a big fan of the frustration Hulk feels when he can’t pick up Mjolnir. Puny hammer.
These poor shop owners are busy sweeping up debris when 6 people come in.
“You guys are open right?”
10 bucks says Thor didn’t have any Earth cash and owes Tony lunch.
It’s amazing how a tiny glimpse of Thanos sets the stage for Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy & The Avengers 2. We don’t know what it means yet but Marvel has hit their stride. Phase Two is going to be pretty special.
4. HULK SUCKER PUNCHES THOR
I saw The Avengers 3 times in theaters and this moment was a crowd favorite every single time.
3. THE LONG SHOT
My favorite shot of the movie. It’s long and it’s full of incredible and continuous action. Two moments really stand out during the shot:
Captain America reflects Iron Man’s blaster off his shield.
Hulk & Thor team up to hammer an electrified sky snake scale into it’s face.
2. THE PARTY
An incredible moment. Who would have thought Marvel could bring these franchises together? Seeing all the heroes together ready to take on an army gave me chills and still does. What an epic cinematic moment.
1. PUNY GOD
The Party could (and probably should) be the number one moment but there are a few reasons why I picked this particular moment. First, it’s hilarious. Second, how long have we waited to see Hulk really go to town and smash things. The Incredible Hulk did an admirable job but this is clearly THE Hulk we’ve all been waiting to see. He picks up a God and proceeds to slam the crap out of him right in the middle of a monologue.
I hope we get another standalone Hulk movie someday. It’s been hinted that Phase Three might feature a Hulk movie. For now we have moments like these to watch as we await The Avengers 2.
I believe we are entering a Golden Age for superhero movies.
There are so many incredible films on the way with loads of potential.
How good are the upcoming superhero movies?
Here are 10 of the biggest and best. Check them out and count how many you’re looking forward to.
*Be sure to come back as I will be updating this page with new images and trailers as they are released.*
Thor is probably my least anticipated film on this list because I really don’t know that much about the character. However, Thor has a giant role to play in the upcoming Avengers movie so I’m definitely interested in learning more. Part of me truly hopes it turns out to be a bad ass action adventure.
The first trailer has been released! I’m officially pumped to see this movie.
It looks like John Favreau and co. are unleashing one hell of an entertaining film next summer.
X-Men: First Class
Hardcore fans of Bryan Singer’s X-Men may not be so eager to embrace this reboot but I am. I’m not sure what to expect from this adaptation but I’m a massive fan of the source material. Plus I have enormous faith in Matthew Vaughn. Kick ass was fantastic.
The Green Hornet
This movie sounded extremely strange when I first heard about it. Could Seth Rogen really be a superhero? After seeing the first trailer, I believe the answer is yes. He is a different kind of superhero but it still looks like an entertaining movie.
[UPDATE] The first official image of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man has hit the web! I have to say it looks pretty damn sweet!
The first two Spider-Man movies are among the best superhero movies of all time. Understandably, it was time to inject some new life into the franchise and I actually think that rebooting with a younger Peter Parker is the right way to go.
My only real concern is whether or not the filmmakers can balance the inevitable high school drama with decent action sequences. I’m already sold on Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man and now that we know he will face off against The Lizard, I’m even more excited about the possibilities.
Check out this amazing image of Andrew Garfield in costume with the legendary mask on!
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America is in the same category as Thor. I don’t know too much about him but I’m extremely interested in how Marvel will tie all of their big franchises together. If the movie is half as good as the image above we are in for one hell of a show.
Superbowl commercial… I gotta say the shot with Cap running through a forest in the middle of battle was amazing. So was Red Skulls reveal. Still I wasn’t blown away by the spot.
Ryan Reynolds is definitely on a huge roll right now. Every single Green Lantern image that I’ve seen has been amazing.
Now that the trailer has been unleashed, I have to say it does look pretty damn entertaining.
Check out the first 4 minutes from the film.
Did anyone ever think this film would have come together the way it did?
Count the superstars on that stage. It’s truly remarkable what Marvel has done with their superhero franchises.
This is probably the riskiest film on this list as the amount of hype surrounding this movie is enormous.
It’s going to be extremely challenging to deliver something entertaining with that many heroes on the screen.
Again it all comes down to the story. They definitely have the star power but it’s up to Joss Whedon and his team to come up with something worthy of one of the best ensembles in history.
Whether they nail it or not, The Avengers is going to rewrite the superhero movie forever.
I can’t wait to watch Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and The Avengers ‘marathon style’.
NOTE: This film isn’t released until 2012 but I didn’t think it would hurt to update it regardless considering so many movies on this list will affect the production.
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen was terrible.
Handing the keys to the Superman franchise over to Christopher Nolan was genius. The guy simply knows how to tell a good story.
He’s easily my favorite directors right now and having his name attached instantly puts this film at the top of the list.
He went out and hired Zak Snyder to direct the movie with a screenplay written by David Goyer…
You hear that? That’s the sound of the best Superman adaptation of all time.
Yes… I’m prepared to make that statement.
Get ready for a gritty slow motion filled adventure featuring one of the most iconic heroes in history.
The Dark Knight Rises
[UPDATE] Catwoman and Bane! Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy are confirmed as the infamous villains in The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight is my favorite superhero movie in the history of the world. Nothing against the amazing Batman Begins but The Dark Knight is THE definitive Batman movie.
This third and presumably final Batman film that Nolan will give us will pull out all the stops and raise the stakes like never before.
I like to think that he had a plan the entire time and was always building towards this third chapter. Whether that’s true or not may never be revealed but I have no doubt Mr. Nolan has a few surprises in store for us. It saddens me to think about his vision for The Joker and how he may have carried over to this film.
It’s a shame we won’t get a chance to see Heath Ledger’s wonderful work on screen again. The word ‘legendary’ comes to mind.
The next villain that Bruce Wayne faces will definitely have some giant shoes to fill. Yet, somehow, I truly believe he/she will.
There’s no way this movie will fall flat even with the nearly impossible expectations people like me have.
I have a feeling this film will complete one of the greatest trilogies ever.
Which movie are you anticipating? Are there several?
It truly is a good time to be a fan of superhero movies!