Optimism and Cynicism in ‘The Avengers’ and ‘The Dark Knight’
In the weeks leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises, there were a lot of debates over the relative merits of Joss Whedon’s Avengers film and TDKR’s predecessor, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. When you get right down to it, that was inevitable: Avengers was a monumental success, with four years of buildup designed to create a series-spanning mega-franchise that would reflect the shared universe of the comic books that inspired it and managed to rack up a billion dollars in about a month, and The Dark Knight was an Academy Award winning smash hit that was also no slouch at the box office. They both stand out as huge milestones of super-hero storytelling that people have really responded to.
"We are all, everyone in this room, so fortunate."
Acknowledging privilege and finding ways to use your privilege to help others is so important.
#you can be as sick of her and brad pitt as you like #and i know a lot of people are #but if you don’t think she’s done more than most people in her situation would #more than #and without making the fuss almost anyone else would #than you’re a jackass #she was the most recognisable person on the planet when she started working with the UN #and she used both her fame and her fortune to try to make a difference #man apparently i really hate people who hate on angelina jolie (ratherembarrassing)
Esad Ribic is a master of using lighting and perspective.
-My favorite one is the first image. He only fully rendered a few parts of Thor’s left arm, Mjolnir, his mouth, and his nose. The rest is just suggested by the shading. I look at Esad’s work and I see a lot of echoes from the great illustrators of the Turn of the Century (1900-1901) and the Golden Age of Comics.
This guy is GOOD. I found these convention sketches on:
Yeah. These are sketches. Not fully finished works.
Like a said, he’s good.
Ribic is my favorite
AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN CINEMA HISTORY AN AMERICAN MADE MOVIE SWAPS FANATICAL PATRIOTISM FOR BASIC HUMAN DECENCY EVEN THOUGH THE MOVIE ITSELF IS CALLED CAPTAIN AMERICA AND IT DOESN’T GET ANY MORE PATRIOTIC THAN THAT BUT MARVEL CHOSE A DIFFERENT PATH AND I’M THANKFUL FOR THAT pardon my capslock
I really don’t mean this to sound elitist or mocking of newer fans or anything, though I do see how what I’m about to say can be taken that way by some.
As someone who has read comics for ages it’s always amusing to see people shocked at the shocking new/different concepts that are like literally at least 50 years old.
Rest of the world: “A guy named Captain America who isn’t jingoistic? O_O”
Longtime comic readers: ”Yes…and in other breaking news television can now be seen in color.”
Cap was born that way