Entering the Superhero World This Summer

Let me start off by saying that I haven’t been to the movies in a while. The last movie I saw in theatre’s was theOttawa-20110606-00031 King’s Speech and I have to admit I fell asleep. Great movie though. But there are movies that I never sleep through or seem to miss: action movies, well specifically superhero movies.They really are the perfect summer movie, since they are visually stunning, with a tight storyline, and full of drama.

I’ve always been into comic books, superheroes, that cool fantasy world (sorry Harry Potter) and the like. I think it’s because I remember back when I was younger, on those lazy summer days, when my brother and I would sit reading the countless collection of amazing Spider-Man comics we had. Whether you read the same comic five times, the storyline, with all the action, placing you in this fantasy world of heroes vs. villains, was always fun. You can imagine how I was when they did the first remake of the Spider-Man movie series staring Toby McGuire and Kirsten Dunst in 2002. It was pretty sick. I was constantly back checking the comics, making sure they did good on t intricacies of  the main characters, Peter Parker and Mary Jane. They did ok. McGuire was super nerdy and Dunst perhaps a little stiff. By the time they reached the 3rd Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man 3, things  went completely nuts and it became my least favourite movie in the series. Think Glee with superheroes singing…no thanks.

Today there is seemingly a new comic book movie coming out every summer weekend. Thor is out. X-Men: First Class came out last week. Green Lantern is coming out, as is Captain America. Not to mention a reboot of the Spider-Man series next year, the Avengers in 2012, and Iron Man 3 in 2013. If you have followed these characters stories in the comic books, like I have for the most part, you get excited with how these movies will turn out. I’m probably most looking forward to Captain America. Set in the WWII period, with the Axis vs. Allies backdrop, it has a different feel than the others which are in more modern settings and is the one I’m really looking forward to see.

Which superhero movie are you going to go see this summer?

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