Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures,based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is scripted and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson. In The Avengers, Nick Fury, director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D., recruits Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and Thor to form a team that must stop Thor's adoptive brother Loki from subjugating the earth.
The Avengers (2012):
Steve Rogers: What's the matter, scared of a little lightning?
Loki: I'm not overly fond of what follows...
Thor: Do not touch me again!
Iron Man: Then don't take my stuff.
Thor: You have no idea what you're dealing with.
Iron Man: Ah, Shakespeare in The Park? Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?
Thor: Loki will face Asgardian justice!
Iron Man: He gives up the Cube, he's all yours. Until then, stay out of the way...TOURIST!
(Thor, angered by the retort, throws his hammer Mjolnir forcefully at Iron Man, sending Iron Man flying back a distance through the forest)
Steve Rogers: Doctor Banner, I think now might be a good time for you to get angry.
Bruce Banner: That's my secret, Cap: I'm always angry.
(Banner hulks out and punches the Leviathan)
Iron Man: What else you got?
Clint Barton: Well, Thor's taking on a squadron on Sixth.
Iron Man: And he didn't invite me...
(Stark grabs a nuclear missile and routes it to the portal)
Jarvis: Sir, you realize this is a one-way trip?
Iron Man: Pleasure working with you, JARVIS.
(After end credits scene #1)
The Other: Humans... They are not the cowering wretches we were promised. They stand. They are unruly, and therefore cannot be ruled. To challenge them is to court death.
(Thanos rises and smiles)
(After end credits scene #2)
The Avengers eat in silence at a shawarma restaurant.
Batman Begins is a 2005 American superhero action film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman,directed by Christopher Nolan.It stars Christian Bale as Batman,along with Michael Caine,Liam Neeson,Katie Holmes,Gary Oldman,Cillian Murphy,Morgan Freeman,Ken Watanabe,Tom Wilkinson,and Rutger Hauer.This film is a reboot of the Batman film series,telling the origin story of the character and begins with Bruce Wayne's initial fear of bats,the death of his parents,and his journey to becoming Batman.
Besides being the film responsible for the "reboot" craze in Hollywood,this film also has a number of "firsts" attached to it.Here they are:
1.Christian Bale is the first non-American actor to portray Batman/Bruce Wayne.
2.Batman Begins is the first film to show the true origins of Bruce Wayne/Batman as depicted in the graphic novels(i.e. this film shows the death of Bruce Wayne's parents by Joe Chill, rather than the Joker, as shown in Batman(1989)).
3.First "big screen" appearance of Ra's al Ghul.
4.First "big screen" appearance of the League of Shadows.
5.First "big screen" appearance of The Scarecrow.
6.First "big screen" appearance of Carmine Falcone.
7.First "big screen" appearance of Lucius Fox.
8.First "big screen" appearance of Joe Chill.
9.First "big screen" appearance of Victor Zsasz(a cameo)
10.First "big screen" appearance of the Tumbler(Batmobile)
Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳 Hokuto no Ken?) is a Japanese manga series written by Buronson and drawn by Tetsuo Hara that was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1983 to 1988, spanning 245 chapters, which were initially collected in a 27-volume tankōbon edition by Shueisha. Set in a post-apocalyptic world that has been destroyed by a nuclear war, the story centers around a warrior named Kenshiro, the successor of a deadly martial art style known as Hokuto Shinken, which gives him the ability to kill most adversaries from within through the use of the human body's secret vital points, often resulting in an exceptionally violent and gory death. Kenshiro dedicates his life to fighting against the various ravagers who threaten the lives of the weak and innocent, as well as rival martial artists, including his own "brothers" from the same clan.
The manga was adapted into two anime TV series produced by Toei Animation which aired on Fuji TV affiliates from 1984 through 1988, comprising a combined total of 152 episodes. Several films, OVAs, and video games had been produced as well, including a series of spin-offs centering around other characters from the original story.
Hokuto Shinken (officially translated as the "God Fist of the North Star", among other names) is the primary fighting style in the series. A martial art which is 18 centuries old, Hokuto Shinken uses the body's 708 vital points to destroy or heal from within. The art can only be passed down from one master to a single student, and thus the dispute between Kenshiro and his adoptive brothers becomes the central plot during the first half of the manga's run.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (also known as The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner and written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, with George Lucas writing the film's story and serving as executive producer.
The film is set three years after the original Star Wars.The Galactic Empire, under the leadership of Darth Vader, is in pursuit of Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Rebel Alliance.
While Darth Vader maintains his pursuit of the Rebels across the galaxy,Luke Skywalker begins his study of the Force under Jedi Grand Master Yoda. But when Darth Vader captures Luke's friends,Luke must decide whether to complete his training and become a full Jedi Knight or to confront Darth Vader and save his friends.
The Empire Strikes Back:
(first title cards)
Title card/crawl: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
Title card/crawl: It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker has established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth. The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space...
Admiral Piett:"Lord Vader, our ships have completed their scan of the area and found nothing. If the Millennium Falcon went into light-speed, it'll be on the other side of the galaxy by now."
Darth Vader:"Alert all commands. Calculate every possible destination along their last known trajectory."
Admiral Piett:"Yes, my Lord. We'll find them."
Darth Vader:"Don't fail me again, Admiral."
Luke:"There's something not right here... I feel cold. Death."
Yoda:(points to a cave opening beneath a large tree) "That place... is strong with the dark side of the Force. A domain of evil it is. In you must go."
Luke:"What's in there?"
Yoda:"Only what you take with you."
Darth Vader:"There will be a substantial reward for the one who finds the Millennium Falcon. You are free to use any methods necessary, but I want them alive. No disintegrations."
Boba Fett:"As you wish."
The Avengers (2012) is the culmination of a long term plan by Marvel to bring the Avengers to the big screen.Here are some facts and figures about the film:more...
1.First "big screen" adaptation of Marvel's the Avengers.
2.First Marvel film to make 1 billion dollars.
3.The original Avengers were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and consisted of: Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man, and Wasp.
4.First "big screen" fight involving Thor and Iron Man.
5.First "big screen" fight involving Black Widow and Hawkeye.
6.First "big screen" appearance of Thanos.He appears in a brief scene during the end credits of the film
7.First film by Marvel Studios to feature 2 post-credits scenes.The first scene features Thanos and The Other; the second scene features the Avengers eating at a restaurant in silence.This second post-credits scene appears to have been included in the United States release of the film, and not the UK and Europe.
8.Thor v Hulk: The fight involving Thor and the Hulk in the Avengers is NOT the first time it's happened.The first "live action" fight happened in the 1988 TV movie, The Incredible Hulk Returns.
9.The Avengers (2012) is NOT the first superhero crossover.One contender for that honour probably goes to the 1960s TV series Batman, whereby The Green Hornet and Kato visit Gotham City to track down a criminal, and consequently run into Batman and Robin.
10.The Avengers (2012) is currently the highest grossing comic book movie to date.
Batman is an American television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name.The series starred Adam West as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Burt Ward as Robin/Dick Grayson.In their disguises as Batman and Robin respectively,the two crime fighters (also known as The Dynamic Duo) defend the citizens of Gotham City from the various criminals and supervillains of the city.The series aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) network for three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968, and 120 episodes were produced in total.more...
Whilst Batman and Robin faced numerous criminals and supervillains in their war on crime, they would often come across certain master criminals more often than others.The following are examples:
1.Joker -- played by Cesar Romero
2.Riddler -- played by Frank Gorshin
3.Penguin -- played by Burgess Meredith
4.Catwoman -- played by Julie Newmar
5.Mad Hatter -- played by David Wayne
6.Egghead -- played by Vincent Price
7.King Tut -- played by Victor Buono
8.Zelda the Great -- played by Anne Baxter
9.Marsha, Queen of Diamonds -- played by Carolyn Jones
10.Louie the Lilac -- played by Milton Berle
11.Shame -- played by Cliff Robertson
***Note:Many of the villains that featured in this Batman TV series were INVENTED specifically for this series and are NOT part of the established Batman universe (or at least they were not at the time they debuted in this series).***
The Green Hornet was a television show on the ABC US television network.It aired for one season from 1966-1967, and starred Van Williams as the Green Hornet/Britt Reid and Bruce Lee as Kato.
The show followed the adventures of playboy and media mogul Britt Reid, owner and publisher of the Daily Sentinel.As the masked vigilante Green Hornet,Britt fought crime with the assistance of his martial-artist partner Kato and his weapons-enhanced car the Black Beauty.On police records,Green Hornet is a wanted criminal when in reality Green Hornet pretends to be a criminal in order to infiltrate and battle criminal gangs,leaving them and the incriminating evidence for the police's arrival.
The Green Hornet and Kato crossover into Batman TV series:
Van Williams and Bruce Lee made an appearance as the Green Hornet and Kato in the 1960s Batman TV series.
They appeared in the episode "The Spell of Tut" and also in the two-part second season episodes "A Piece of the Action" and "Batman's Satisfaction".
The Green Hornet and Kato(Van Williams and Bruce Lee) visit Gotham City to bust a counterfeiting stamp ring.
The Green Hornet:(taking routine inventory on his gadgetry before cruising into action)"Hornet gun...check.
Hornet sting...check.Let's roll,Kato!"