I went to see Deadpool this weekend and I just loved it. I am a huge Deadpool fan – his comic has been one of my favorites since as long as I can remember. If you read the comics, you know that he is the only comic book character that actually knows he is a comic book character. I love this about him. It makes for great narration and some incredible Deadpool moments. The film is done in the same way which makes it, well, perfect! And if you know anything about Deadpool then you know Ryan Reynolds was born to portray him. The casting was incredible. The jokes and references were spot on (“McAvoy or Stewart? These time lines are confusing.”) and I couldn’t have been more pleased with this film.
As most of you know I am a giant Marvel fan. I have been reading the comics all my life and so I have been loving the movies that Disney has been releasing. They are doing a fantastic job with the characters and story lines. When they announced Guardians of the Galaxy, I was thrilled. Guardians is probably my favorite Marvel comic book ever. My husband and I have been reading it together for years now and we love everything about it. Star-Lord is one of my favorite characters of all time, for so many reasons. And Chris Pratt played him perfectly. In fact, that movie was cast to perfection – I have zero complaints and that says a lot from someone who has been reading the series since I can remember.
I have been dying to see Deadpool since the moment I found out it was going to be a thing. I knew right away that Ryan Reynolds would be the perfect Deadpool. I have read just about everyone one of the comics and Ryan’s quick wit makes him the ideal actor to play the Merc with a Mouth. But who would play the supporting roles? I was thrilled when I heard that Colossus would be a character in this film because he is one of my favorite characters from the comics. Something about him – maybe the love for his little sister or quite possibly his brute strength has made him stand out to me.
As most of you know I am a HUGE Marvel fan! So imagine how excited I was to hear all about the new “Ask Marvel” video series that gives fans the chance to have their Tweets answered by some of the biggest names from Marvel! Beginning today, Marvel is excited to present an all-new video series devoted to giving fans the chance to have their Tweets answered by some of the actors, creators and names that are synonymous with the House of Ideas with ASK MARVEL.
If you know me, than you know what a big movie lover I am. My husband and I almost always spend our one date night a month at the movies and we take our young daughters at least twice a month to a movie. Every week we have family movie night. I am so excited for this upcoming year of films – can we just talk about Marvel movies for a second? Captain America Civil War and Doctor Strange! Eeek – this Marvel fangirl cannot wait!!
Alright guys, you should know that I am a huge Marvel fan if you have read my blog at all. As an avid reader of Marvel Comics, I have been waiting for this story to hit the big screen for quite some time now. From what I have seen, I think that the story is going to be very similar to the comics and that the feud that causes the rift between Iron Man and Captain America will be very similar. If that is the case (and honestly, even if it is not) we are in for a treat. This film is going to amazing. Watch the trailer below – check out that last scene with Iron Man, Captain America, and Bucky – WOW! There is going to be a lot of incredible stuff in this film. I am anxious to see who is on who’s side and if they end it how I anticipate they might. If they take some things right out of the pages of the comics – there are going to be tears, well, at least from me. If the basics of it are the basics of this story line in the comics, I will be Team Iron Man. One thing is for sure, I cannot wait to watch this film. Fingers crossed we get a Dark Avengers story line next!
I recently received Disney Marvel’s Avengers Playmation and have been on an adventure ever since. You can read my full review of the game here, but the gist of it is that you strap on repulser gear to help the Avengers battle Ultron and go on missions. It is a blast and I have been having so much fun running around and playing it with my 4 year old. There are several new smart figures out to help expand game play and now there are some pretty amazing accessories from PowerA. If you have Playmation, these are MUST HAVE accessories. Until I got these, I was storing my Playmation in the box it came in and burning through batteries faster than I care to admit (I may or may not be playing for hours a day – it is FUN y’all!). If you are purchasing Playmation for any one this holiday season (or for yourself, admit it), then be sure to grab these as well.
It’s that time of the year where I feel super generous, so I have teamed up with a few of my D23Expo blogging friends to bring you yet another amazing Giveaway. This giveaway is for a Playmation Starter Pack and boy are you going to love this new interactive gaming system. The Playmation gaming system is so interactive, fun and enjoyable I had to write a blogpost all about it.
With Playmation, you can become an Avenger and join forces with your favorite super heroes. My 4 year old was in awe of the repulser gear. When I put it on, her eyes nearly popped out of her head as she exclaimed that I was an Avenger and the coolest mom ever! I did not think she could be any more excited until I powered it on and she heard J.A.R.V.I.S. start explaining to us how to use the repulser gear and what our first mission was. You should have seen us, we were both running around the back yard and blasting the power activators, ducking behind trees (and each other), and laughing hysterically. This was such an incredible bonding experience with my daughter. I am a ridiculously huge Marvel Comics fan so being able to pass on the love for these characters to her in such a unique way was a dream come true.
As you all know, I am a HUGE Marvel Comics geek. I really am. Hawkeye is currently my favorite Avenger. I love his stories in the comics and Jeremy Renner plays him so well in the movies. What you may not know about me, is that I am also a huge sports fan. I grew up outside of Boston so I specifically love the Red Sox and the Patriots. So when I heard about Bleacher Creatures and was told that I would have the opportunity to get one, well, it was a hard decision! I ultimately settled on a Hawkeye one over a Tom Brady one because my inner nerd won out.