Archive for September, 2012

Bleeding Cool pointed out that the Avengers movie has been edited for the UK and a few other European DVD releases.

Have a look-see, though you might have to go to the original site to see this:

US dvd release

Avengers DVD release in the US

UK dvd release

Avengers UK dvd release

It’s like one of those games on the back of the paper place mat at the fast food restaurant. But really, it’s kinda hard not to see the big spike sticking out (or not sticking out) of Coulson’s chest.

Why did they do this? There are a few theories but nothing flys.

It can’t be ‘censorship’ because the UK is way more forgiving than the US in these kinds of things.

It can’t be ‘reconning’ Coulson’s death because not all dvd’s have had this done.

It can’t be an accident either because, well, you’d have to literally go in and take this out. Then someone would have to put the wrong file into the machine to make these discs. I don’t really know how dvd’s are made but I assume that like most production stuff, if this was a mistake on the production end then not all UK discs would have the mistake.

Until we hear from Marvel, this remains a pretty interesting mystery…

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You might think that since all these characters have been pre-named, I don’t have to really worry or think about that aspect of their character, if only.

Jeanne-Marie Beaubier, otherwise known as Aurora, is one of those cases that is troublesome. The main question being, how do you pronounce Jeanne? Is it Gene or Genie? This is a pretty important question because we already have a major character named Jean, i.e. Jean Grey.

I did a poll of my friends and their vote was pretty much unanimously “Gene”.

Now, visually, there is an obvious different in the names and under normal Fan Fiction circumstances I’d leave it at that. However, if this is played out like a tv show, then audibly we have two characters named Jean. Granted, two people with the same name working/living together is not uncommon, I’ve even worked with another woman who shared my name. And it’s because of this I know that something is going to have to give and some kind of alternate name/nickname is going to have to be used. (how do you think I earned the nickname JayCee?)

We can nix the use of Jeanne-Marie outside of specific circumstances because, well, we’re lazy. We like to shorten names and give nick names. Jeanne has one, Aurora, but that is her alternate personality so I have to reserve that name for that personality.

I considered JM but it doesn’t roll off the tongue or seem as fitting as John-Paul’s JP. I thought about turning it into Jem, but that’s way to 80s and something Jubilee would do.

My last thought, which is probably the one I’ll have to go for, is Marie. The problem with Marie is that we sorta/kinda have another Marie. Rogue’s name in the comics is Anna Marie and her name in the movies is just Marie. Thing is, no one knows her real name in the comics and it won’t be revealed for some time (if that really is her name in this series, spoilers, it’s not, one of my changes I’ll highlight in a separate post on a later date).

I still have time to think about this before I have to settle on exactly what everyone will call her, after all, the first episode doesn’t go live for another year. However, I’m looking at six months till every episode is ready to go bar last-minute grammar edits.

This is just another small little tweak that may seem insignificant but makes this series that much more than your average fan fic.

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Uncanny X-Men #18

Uncanny X-Men #18

Uncanny X-Men #18

And Scott proves that he’s gone absolutely mad while Illyana admits it outright.

Illyana pretty much says in so many words that she’s gone insane, apparently been like that for a while now and purposely messed up Piotr’s life in order to prove this to him. Ah, what are siblings for?

As for Scott, yeah, I’ve feared for his mental stability since, well, before Schism and this just puts it all into perspective. Dude, if people are comparing you to Magneto, then you might want to step back and rethink what you’re doing. Though I have to admit, I do like Scott’s retort. “I’m nothing like you, I’m winning!”

This is the kind of actions that can only end in bloodshed, and if you know what happens in AvX #11 then you see my point.

Scott’s downfall is becoming both poignant and annoying. He’s a man who’s had the weight of an entire people on his shoulders and has gone through so much pain and suffering, both personal and on a global mutant scale, that he’s simply become lost in the woods. On the other hand, he’s being so tediously ripped to shreds that one has to wonder if someone just has it in for Scott or in a bad fan fic move he’s being drug down to build someone else up?

As for Emma, she continues to prove my point that she’s a great bad guy… but a horrible good guy. Though honestly, Scott, you kinda deserve it, her cheating on you with Namor cause, you know, you cheated on Jean with Emma… once a cheater, always a cheater.

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Review: X-Treme X-Men #3

X-Treme X-Men #3

X-Treme X-Men #3

X-Treme X-Men #3

I started reading this title because the first issue was very quirky. The second issue continued that trend. The third, not so much.There are still a few good things…

HOWLETT, Wolverine-Meets-Teddy-Roosevelt, But Still Canadian

And that’s what I liked about the first two issues, little quirky things like that. There just wasn’t a whole hell of a lot in this issue. Let’s hope that #3 was just a speed bump and not a slope.

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X-Men Legacy #273

X-Men Legacy #273

X-Men Legacy #273

Rogue is still stuck on another world in another dimension thanks to Phoenix!Illana. She’s just kicking around, helping them solve a global crisis of mass slaughter with nothing but a lot of exposition. Seriously, there isn’t much to write about this comic except for the fact that it could be the author’s attempt at a discourse on the state of our global ecology… or just a tired old trope. Honestly, can’t tell.

There are only two good things about this issue, one is a wonderful reference to Kurt, the second is the tease that in the next issue we get to wonder just how badly Romy is going to be damaged (though I’m hoping we’ll get some good news).

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Wolverine and the X-Men #16

Wolverine and the X-Men #16

Wolverine and the X-Men #16

The latest issue of WatX is all about Kade Kilgore, what the little man has been up to since the end of Schism to showing up on Wolverine’s doorstep to cause havoc.

Kade is a sociopath, I’m pretty sure. I mean, I’m not psychologist but there is something seriously wrong with him. He’s smart, yes, and clever, but lacks complete and total regard for his fellow human beings. It’s kinda fun.

Aaron has some snappy dialogue (per usual) that really punctuates Kade’s pathy, however, he gets a little overboard in the origins aspect. To be honest, I don’t know if Aaron is creating Kade’s origin or rehashing it for the viewers, but really, the middle of this comic drug and felt like it was trying to hard. But then the end came back around and Kade’s commentary made me appreciate just how mentally stable in his mental instability he is.

Good comic, but really should have taken the lesson “simple is best” to heart.

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That is exactly the question io9 has asked and seems there is a lot of rumor going around. This could be pretty cool. Viggo is a great actor but he didn’t seem to stand out like he should have after the LOTR series. Perhaps taking on a character that is very much unlike Aragon, yet is just as large as life, he can show himself to be the virsatile actor that he is. Here’s hoping!

EDIT: Nope, he won’t, sux!

Added bonus, Jamie Alexander kicking butt! And other images from Thor 2.

Jamie Alexander from Thor 2

I wonder if she has the urge to say “I’m on a horse!”….

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