Drona is a 2008 Indian Hindi-language superhero film directed by Goldie Behl, starring Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Kay Kay Menon and Jaya Bachchan. Drona's special effects shots were worked on by EyeQube, headed by Charles Darby and David Bush. The movie features Indian martial arts such as Kalaripayattu, Chhau, Gatka, and sword fighting. It was filmed in Prague, Bikaner, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Namibia.
Kicking off the top 5 Marvel movies, we have the one that started it all: Iron Man (2008). Before the MCU, Marvel had shortsightedly sold off its biggest franchises to external studios who were running them into the ground. With no winning formula and no IP value, it was up to Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. to scoop up the b-tier Iron Man property and create enough intrigue to sustain years of storytelling.
Yes, I knew I was looking at sets and special effects--but I'm referring to the reality of the illusion, if that make any sense. With many superhero movies, all you get is the surface of the illusion. With "Iron Man," you get a glimpse into the depths. You get the feeling, for example, of a functioning corporation. Consider the characters of Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Stark's loyal aide, and Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges), Stark's business partner. They don't feel drummed up for the occasion. They seem to have worked together for awhile.
Downey's performance is intriguing, and unexpected. He doesn't behave like most superheroes: he lacks the psychic weight and gravitas. Tony Stark is created from the persona Downey has fashioned through many movies: irreverent, quirky, self-deprecating, wise-cracking. The fact that Downey is allowed to think and talk the way he does while wearing all that hardware represents a bold decision by the director, Jon Favreau. If he hadn't desired that, he probably wouldn't have hired Downey. So comfortable is Downey with Tony Stark's dialogue, so familiar does it sound coming from him, that the screenplay seems almost to have been dictated by Downey's persona.
There are some things that some actors can safely say onscreen, and other things they can't. The Robert Downey Jr. persona would find it difficult to get away with weighty, profound statements (in an "entertainment," anyway--a more serious film like "Zodiac" is another matter). Some superheroes speak in a kind of heightened, semi-formal prose, as if dictating to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. Not Tony Stark. He could talk that way and be Juno's uncle. "Iron Man" doesn't seem to know how seriously most superhero movies take themselves. If there is wit in the dialog, the superhero is often supposed to be unaware of it. If there is broad humor, it usually belongs to the villain. What happens in "Iron Man," however, is that sometimes we wonder how seriously even Stark takes it. He's flippant in the face of disaster, casual on the brink of ruin.
Another of the film's novelties is that the enemy is not a conspiracy or spy organization. It is instead the reality in our own world today: Armaments are escalating beyond the ability to control them. In most movies in this genre, the goal would be to create bigger and better weapons. How unique that Tony Stark wants to disarm. It makes him a superhero who can think, reason and draw moral conclusions, instead of one who recites platitudes.
At the end of the day it 's Robert Downey Jr. who powers the lift-off separating this from most other superhero movies. You hire an actor for his strengths, and Downey would not be strong as a one-dimensional mighty-man. He is strong because he is smart, quick and funny, and because we sense his public persona masks deep private wounds. By building on that, Favreau found his movie, and it's a good one.
"The power of fashion, like the power of the superhero, lies in its ability to transcend the humdrum and commonplace," remarked iconic designer Giorgio Armani in the Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy book introduction notes. The theme of the 2008 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala and exhibition celebrated the link between the runway and the superheroes who began their lives in comic strips. Now instantly recognizable symbols of strength, these characters have influenced designers and enticed fans across the globe.
What is perhaps more notable is the actors who have since gone on to appear in superhero movies, Scarlett Johansson was two years away from playing Black Widow, a fresh-faced Henry Cavill had no idea he would play Superman, and Zoë Kravitz's turn as Catwoman (or even her X-Men: First Class appearance as Angel Salvadore) was a far-away proposition.
It is, without a doubt, one of the most loved Marvel movies (if we can agree to forgive Star-Lord for his goof-up in Infinity War). On the surface, it is a superhero movie, but deep down it is a movie about adventure, friendship, love, and so much more. It has the craziest bunch of characters including a friendly raccoon and a tree called Groot who can only say one word- Groot. And we all love Groot. We do. It is a brilliantly paced movie, with the right amount of nerd factor. This movie also introduces us to the infinity stones.
This 2008 movie introduced us to the ever-amazing Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Shaken by a near-death experience Stark creates an advanced weaponized suit with all his genius. And man is the suit cool! Robert Downey Jr. was made for this character, he simply shines! With the right amount of cynicism, bravado, and humor, this movie is one of the best Hollywood superhero movies ever made.
Indian cinema is now producing more superhero movies but the good thing is that they have not forgotten the a typical Indian viewers expectation from the film. This is the reason these films are doing good in India as well as in rest of the world.
This discouraging development was reflected in how the project went into a state of radio silence for much of 2009, save for Letterier confirming that he would be open to the idea of director another Incredible Hulk movie. However, the prospects of getting an Incredible Hulk follow-up, or at least one directly rooted in the 2008 movie, got infinitely smaller in July 2010, when Edward Norton departed the role. While reports vary on whether Marvel Studios or Norton himself made the call to recast the role, the news that a new performer would be taking on this superhero role in The Avengers suddenly made Incredible Hulk 2 an awkward prospect rather than a priority.
Parents need to know that this big-budget comic-book adaptation features extensive, graphic super-heroic violence. There's a strong sci-fi/fantasy element, but unlike the gleaming technological feel of Iron Man, this movie has a much messier, more biological style. Expect plenty of injections and experiments, lots of spilled blood, and more general ickiness than in other superhero movies. The Hulk and his nemesis also look quite monstrous, which might scare the pants off young kids. And there's some language (including "a--hole" and "bitch") and a semi-clothed kissing scene.
For new MCU fans, the simplest way to get into the Marvel Studios movies is to go by release order, starting with 2008's Iron Man and ending with 2022's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. But while going by this MCU watch order is certainly an easy choice, there are a number of ways for seasoned fans to revisit the story after taking in everything Marvel Studios' theatrical releases have to offer.
Multiple individual characters have some intriguing stories to watch if fans want to just do the MCU movies that feature one particular hero, including the Iron Man Cut, the Spider-Man Cut, and even a cut solely focused on Benedict Wong's Sorcerer Supreme Wong. There is also the Political Cut, analyzing the way superheroes' existences impact the day-to-day lives of the MCU's regular world, along with a Cosmic Cut that centers only on characters who don't call Earth their primary home.
From the heroes like Batman and Wolverine to the terrifying villains such as Joker and Thanos, superhero movies have proven to be box office juggernauts, with the likes of Marvel and DC films leading the way. However, the artists who bring them to life, notably the actors who inhabit them, are often unappreciated at award shows. To celebrate the return of the San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, Variety ranks the 50 best superhero performances, in movies, of the last 50 years (post-1972).
While this is supposed to be a gathering of the greatest animated superhero movies, Megamind (Will Ferrell) himself is actually a supervillain scouting the perfect hero to take down. Though as the movie continues on, it becomes more and more clear that Megamind actually has some superhero in his blood, after all. And come on, who doesn't love a solid redemption arc?
It's no secret that Marvel makes Hollywood money. Since the debut of the MCU with Iron Man in 2008, Marvel movies have brought in billions of dollars of revenue. Some of these movies alone--like Avengers: Infinity War--made a billion during their theatrical run. However, not every movie that features a Marvel character has struck gold. Some of these movies didn't make a ton of money during their theatrical releases.
It is also important to note, that nearly all Marvel movies have mid-credits and post-credit scenes. These mostly offer a peek into what is going to follow. Sometimes, they also give a glimpse of new superhero characters yet to appear or superhero tie-ups in future films in the MCU canon. The timeline of the movies is, therefore, often influenced by these mid- or post-credits scenes.
The Incredible Hulk is a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Hulk that was released in 2008. It is a relaunch of the Hulk series and the second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is also the second instalment of Phase One. The film was released on June 13, 2008.
Thor must embark on a risky and emotional trip to reconnect with doctor Jane Foster while the Dark Elves threaten to plunge the universe into darkness. This is one of the best superhero movies from the Marvel franchise. 2b1af7f3a8