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AVENGERS: Age of Ultron Review


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Well I was lucky enough to attend Durban’s Avenger Premier, so my mind was pre-blown even before the movie itself.

But how was the movie you ask?

Well from the moment it start it pulls you deep into the action; taking periodic breaths for character development. Unlike the previous instalment the characters are really fleshed out by now. So rather than look into their pasts so much we get to learn more about the present off screen adventures much more.

The CGI is insane as ever and if you think the trailer gave away too much then think again. This movie is bigger in every way possible. But even on such a large scale it feels closer to home.  The threat feels much more real than the alien invasion, even the villains attack is more cerebral than burliness but that doesn’t mean it lacks action, believe me it has action by the spades.

The movie does have a few drawbacks, some action sequences felt rushed and a bit in your face, and I suppose that was meant to be that way to give a feeling of urgency however after the long wait I personally wanted to savour each moment.

In the end it’s a fantastic movie that is going to shatter box office records and have fans salivating for more (yes even those hard-core DC fan boys) well if its sister competition doesn’t scoop those records for itself.

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Daredevil: Series

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So I am almost done with watching the Daredevil series, and man what a trip.

I have never been a Daredevil fan, while I never had anything against old horn head, he never seemed to have that oomph that I prefer for my reads. The movie all but sealed his fate in my books. But then along came this series all dark and gritty, no holds barred and I found myself enjoying this character very much.

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Marvel pretty much show DC ,  they can do dark too.

As a show it delivers on all accounts, but there are parts that could have been polished a bit more. The fact that one can watch the show in one sitting doesn’t hurt either.

I really would love Matt to guest spot Marvel: Agents of SHIELD, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

So what you waiting for go get watching….

4/5

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Kotobukiya: Deadpool

 

Well first statue review to be exact, with Deadpool popularity higher than ever it was only time before we got a Koto.

The figure is a great depiction of our loveable merc, it really does capture his essence. I know some may argue that it a lot smaller than the recent Avenger line up that just completed its stellar run, but keep in mind that he is crouched. While heroes like Iron-man and Thor look great upright the skinnier more agile characters like Spidey look more spectacular (pun intended) when crouched or arched.  A upright standing Deadpool would just be boring and far from character. But if that’s your thing go for the Hulk and you won’t be disappointed.

Moving forward I really do dig the sign board where we can write out silly quips and have some fun with our Koto. The straight line mould along the sides of the face help add definition to his head.

A little deeper shade of red could have been considered and maybe some alternate heads or maybe thought bubbles. But considering this is the entry level then we are already getting more than the norm.

All in all a good buy…. Now.. where that buudy of his OH Cable Where Are You? (yes Kotobukiya we looking at you)


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