When Marvel Studios released a film called Iron Man back in 2008 expectations were quite low. Sure it featured the return of controversial public figure Robert Downey Jr. and purported to be the beginning of an entire universe of films, but Iron Man was little more than a secondary character at the time. Marvel took a huge risk, and it has since paid off to the tune of billions and billions of dollars. Other studios like Sony and Warner Bros. are trying to reproduce the success of Marvel’s comic book movie renaissance, but no one does it quite as well as the original. Marvel overlords Disney are now extending the comic book game into animation with Big Hero 6, though any connections to the paper-printed roots of the property are being downplayed in the marketing.
Cards on the table, guys: I actually saw Let’s Be Cops last night, but the whole Robin Williams situation kind of changed my plans. So, if you’ll allow it, I’m going to run my review of Let’s Be Cops tonight. And if you won’t allow it, well I couldn’t care less. This is my blog. I’ll do whatever the hell I want.