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Ken Robichaud | February 25th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Reviews

Review: Thor: The Dark World

Lego Thor Poster

It’s been a while since I’ve done a movie review. Part of that reason is that I didn’t feel the movies I considered reviewing warranted wasting any more of my time beyond the two plus hours lost watching them. Sure Iron Man 3 had it’s moments and we all like the flashy suits, but my patience for Tony Stark’s growth as a character has worn thin. Man of Steel had a lot of potential, but just fell too short of the characters core for me to care. Then the god of thunder came crashing onto the big screen for the third time, mixing in the more mythologically “magical” side of Marvel’s canon and the response was generally positive if a bit mixed. Thor has long been a character that has straddled the concept in comics of magic in an ever increasing world of technology and so, the magical aspect has in many ways been peeled back to a reveal character more in line with science fiction then fantasy. This is exactly the type of peanut butter I like in my chocolate. Even though I’ve been reading Thor in comics for over 30+ years, I still prefer sci-fi over fantasy.

Now, a few critics were hard on the film and in some cases with good reason. Thor suffers from the same drawbacks of trying to put Superman on screen and give him a challenge worthy of a god, but I felt the story was entertaining and it was easily the best sequel in the MCU up until this point. The score on Rotten Tomatoes is a decent (if not uncommon) indicator of the divide between the critics at 65% and the general audience who scored it at an average of 82%. It solidified the character as a Marvel tentpole, locking in a third outing outside of the Avengers franchise and even spun off two episodes of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with the second bringing Sif back to Midgard for the first time since Thor. I’m not really going to review the movie here in full, as most who were interested have probably already seen it. I was going to do this when the film first came out, but I didn’t get to see it until it had been out for a couple weeks and then with the holiday season approaching, things got very busy, on site and off. It seemed to make sense to do it with the DVD release, which just happens to be today. I want to take the opportunity to address my one true disappointment with the film, which actually doesn’t really have to do with the film at all.
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Ken Robichaud | November 19th, 2013 | Marvel Comics, News

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Promo For “The Well”

Tonight’s episode of MAOS picks up directly where Thor: The Dark World leaves off and then apparently goes right off on a tangent. As a primer, I’m buying tickets online right now to take the family to Marvel’s Asgardian follow up. Hopefully, I can get caught up on all things RAFT afterwards. Peter MacNicol guests tonight as Dr. Elliot Randolph and the object they seek channels the power of the gods… maybe we’ll luck out and it’ll be Vigo.

Ken Robichaud | October 10th, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Thor: The Dark World DLC Pack For LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Lego Thor Poster

Remember this great Thor: The Dark World poster we posted the other day? Well it turns out it isn’t just there to look pretty (unlike much of the cast of Thor: The Dark World) and just a day later it was announced that an eight character DLC pack of Asgardian goodness will be available the day of release. There seems to be no info on what the characters will be, but if you subtract the Thor and Loki figs from that poster (since they’ve already been confirmed) it just happens to leave eight characters. See kids, math can be fun if it leads to playing with Natalie Portman. As, playing AS Natalie Portman.

Could there still be even MORE information to come from this weekends NYCC? I guess we’ll find out soon.

Ace Kim | October 8th, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Thor: The Dark World Poster Gets The LEGO Treatment

Lego Thor Poster

Its been a tradition now for LEGO to produce a parody movie poster of Marvel characters in LEGO form, and Thor: The Dark World is no exception. USAToday.com posted the above poster earlier today to promote the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game as indicated by the game platform names listed along the bottom of the poster.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes will be released on October 22nd and Thor: The Dark World opens on November 8th.

Ken Robichaud | April 24th, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Thor: The Dark World Teaser Trailer

While many are no doubt less than thrilled about more sets featuring the easy to get adoptive brothers Thor and Loki, I’ll be happy if it brings some good sets period. I’m stoked that this trailer confirms that the sequel will be the next step in Marvel’s move to a more cosmic scale. I enjoyed the first film and look forward to November to see if they can improve the franchise and the figs. With any luck, Natalie Portman may be the next actor to be represented in minifig form for multiple characters, we’ll get some updated looks and an Odin fig. End of list.

Ken Robichaud | April 3rd, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Casting, Costumes And Concept Art For Marvel’s Phase 2 (& 3)

MCU Phase 2

Spoilers abound in this news round-up for the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2, so if you’re the type who prefers to stick their head in the sand until a movie comes out then go no further. First up, S.H.I.E.L.D. has a couple of new recruits. Actually, new is a relative term…
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Ken Robichaud | July 16th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Marvel Reveals Plans For “Phase 2″ @ SDCC

Thor The Dark WorldCAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER logo | ©2012 Marvel Studios
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In case you haven’t heard already, the Marvel Studios panel laid out plans for phase 2 of their long-reaching Cinematic Universe. The titles for the previously announced Thor and Captain America sequels were welcome additions after the highly original Iron Man 3. Thor The Dark World and Captain America The Winter Soldier were certainly not the biggest news though as Kevin Feige confirmed the rumours of a Guardians Of The Galaxy movie and even brought the first piece of concept art from the movie to give fans an idea of the design direction for the space focused film.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Concept Art

If LEGO continues to make sets based on the MCU, these films could offer a lot of new material and Guardians alone has the potential for great space sets and very unique minifigs (Rocket Raccoon!). Most interestingly though, may have been Edgar Wright’s inclusion in the panel, cementing the long in development Ant Man movie. Wright screened a test FX reel for the fans and while no formal announcement of release date or casting were made, I’m glad to see this movie is still on track and possibly included in the phase leading to the Avengers sequel. You can read more on Marvel.com and just about every other comic based site which are now frothing at the mouth, like ComicBookMovie.com who managed to get some shots of the newest suit in Tony Stark’s closet. I’ve stuck Iron Man at the end of this post because I’m just not a fan of this look, I’m much more interested in the Iron Patriot suit and some other plot rumours floating around about the other films. *cough* Falcon *cough*

This new suit can be sumed up in the best comment I’ve seen thus far: “Too much mustard.”