Last week, I took my dad to see Ant-Man for his birthday. I really enjoyed it, but I didn’t feel like I had a lot to say about it at the time. But since this week’s Screen Junkies Movie Fights included two Ant-Man rounds, I’ve given it a little more thought and in answering those questions, decided I may as well do a review and tack those questions to it.
I was fortunate enough this year to see quite a few movies released in 2014, but five of the eight were on DVD. For the three I made the effort to see in a theater, read on.
I need to watch X-Men: Days of Future Past again. I enjoyed it, but not nearly as much as, oh, pretty much everyone else I’ve talked to whose seen it. I think part of the problem is that I really should have spent the week prior rewatching X-Men 1-3, First Class, and maybe even the abomination that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Mainly because I couldn’t figure out where exactly in the Wolverine timeline that we know did the “past” part of this movie take place, and I probably spent more time thinking about that than just enjoying the ride. And it was quite the ride.
It’s been confirmed that my (perhaps everybody’s) favorite SHIELD agent, Phil Coulson, will be in Joss Whedon’s new ABC pilot based on the Marvel universe government agency.
Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, was first introduced in 2008’s Iron Man and was in three of the five movies leading up to Marvel’s The Avengers (Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Thor), and then in The Avengers. The only news that could be as equally awesome would be if somebody told me How I Met Your Mother was finally ending so Cobie Smulders could reprise her Avengers role as well. Somebody make that happen; the clock is ticking for Ted to meet The Mother.
There’s a an Access Hollywood story here, and a report from New York Comic-Con here. Don’t read either if you have yet to see The Avengers and don’t want to be spoiled for A Big Thing (and if you HAVEN’T been spoiled yet, perhaps look into contacting the Department of Miracles).
I leave you now with this: