Movies I Am Excited To Watch in 2011

In the backwards world that I live in 2011 is my chance to watch all of the movies in 2010 that I was (and still am) excited about.  I typically only go to the movies twice a year and save those viewings for the big blockbusters I am excited about.  In 2010 I only got to see Iron Man 2.  Well, I also saw Tangled with my daughter, which was a great movie, but does not count as it was not on MY list.

Scouring the boxing week sales I was able to find my top 4 “2010 want to watch” movies on Blu-ray for a great deal.  Now I just have to find times when my wife and daughters are otherwise occupied so I can actually watch them.  They are:

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Avengers Casting (from the 1980’s)

Here’s a fun little time waster of an exercise.  I came across this listing of top 10 movie actors of the 1980’s.  I’m not quite sure what the criteria but the site states “Ratings and rankings are based on all available critic reviews & awards”.  Good enough for this exercise.

So, what if the Avengers was made in the 1980’s, but rather than choose the supposedly best actors for each part we are forced into  using these top actors of the decade?  Here are your Avengers:

Iron Man – Robert De Niro

Perhaps not as happy-go-lucky as Tony Stark tends to be, but could definitely run with the alcoholism arc

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Which Avenger Will Die?

I was having a conversation in my head about this article, arguing whether or not I thought China Miéville was a pompous wind-bag with regards to his JJ Abrahms comments.  I started thinking about my own history with Star Trek.  I have watched most of the movies and watched a fair bit of TNG and Voyageur, but I never have considered myself a fan.  Let’s explore that for a moment.

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Avengers Be Assembling

I’m trying not to get too excited about this, but the pics from ComicCon have given me a raging nerd-on:

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Thor-bots?!

In a word….”ug”

So much shiny metal.  I’m assuming this is armour, but it is giving me flashbacks of the ridiculousness that was The Green Goblin in the Spider-man movie.

And this picture makes me think of Bat-Nipples:

Ok ok, I know – comic books are silly, fantastical and for children (thanks, wife).  But if you are going to buy into it then the costume is the jumping off point.  A bad costume can sink the air-ship.  The above Batman ridiculousness is actually not the best example because the whole movie was made to be campy, silly and stupid (it was a horrible movie on purpose, wasn’t it?).

Remember Daredevil?  The movie did try to get into some darker, more meaningful territory but it was greatly hindered by the costumes that looked like they were designed by a bunch of drunk bikers.

So bringing it back around to Thor, the shots seen so far look kind of silly and I can’t imagine that a movie about Norse gods directed by Shakespeare-dude is going for silly.  So hopefully there are some more realistic costumes throughout the bulk of the movie and we are just seeing the shiny, flashing promo-pics that are really the “lets suit up for battle” scenes.  Otherwise I think the next stop will be Transformers 4: Battle for Self Respect instead of The Avengers.

Oh yeah, and there’s a good article over at SuperHeroHype with the pic and some info about 3D for Thor and Captain America.