Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday Movies - Movie Marvels!

Feature Presentation...

Today is all about Comic Books and our favorite Superheroes and other characters! As Molly and Andy point out, Broadway is portraying Spiderman with music by Bono and The Edge but causing serious strife to some of the cast. Film has done a better job of portraying the comic books we are all familiar with and some that are less well-known! The topics of birth, death and even rebirth are a part of daily life and figure prominently in the movies. Share on your blog those comic book characters and collectors in film that you prefer linking them back to The Bumbles Blog. If you don't have a blog, list your choices in the comment section of The Bumbles Movie post!

Hellboy (2004) Based on Hellboy: Seed of Destruction from the Dark Horse Comics this movie stars Ron Perleman, John Hurt and Selma Blair and is directed by Guillermo del Toro. Hellboy is a huge demonic beast with a sarcastic & cynical sense of humor who works for The Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD) to keep the world safe from paranormal threats. He is very much in love with a BPRD employee, Liz Sherman who has volatile pyrokinetic abilities

V for Vendetta (2006) A dystopian thriller based on a comic book series of the same name by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. Natalie Portman plays a young girl, Evey, who works for the state run British Television Network in London. She is almost raped by members of the secret police but a Guy Fawkes-masked vigilante, "V" rescues her and has her watch as he destroys Old Bailey. As Evey watches her hero's behavior become more volatile and dangerous she tries to determine if he has become the very threat she's fighting against.

Iron Man (2008) This American Superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, Iron Man, is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terence Howard and Jeff Bridges. Tony Stark (Downey) inherited a military contracting company from his dad when he died. Stark is a playboy and an inventive genius. He travels to Afghanistan to demonstrate his new weapon, a "Jericho" missile and, while there is taken hostage. To gain his freedom Stark must build a missile for the group that is holding him. But, being a master engineer, Stark builds a crude suit of armor which he uses to break out...this is only the beginning of the Iron Man...!


  1. "V Is For Vendetta" is one of my boys' favorite movies ever. They both love the story but I think a lot of it is that epic explosion with music to match!

  2. I really wanted to see Ironman when it was the second of a double feature at the drive-in, but the last Indiana Jones was the first feature and it was so horrible that we couldn't stand another minute there so we left. Now I'll just have to watch it via rental.

  3. FYI - I just noticed you are reading Cleo now...I just started it myself yesterday and am almost finished!

  4. I STILL haven't seen Iron Man. I know, I know I am seriously BEHIND!