The Evening Post: The Avengers: Age of Technical Difficulties

Geek Alabama Evening Post

Tonight, I present this video from the YouTube channel pixelspersecond, where you can see what happens if Nick Fury has some technical difficulties.  Filmmaker Joe Nicolosi created this Avengers: Age of Ultron parody when a video conference call is riddled with technical glitches and bugs.  Thankfully, you will not see anything like this in the movie, enjoy!


My Review of Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel


This post is going to talk about the awesome special that aired on Disney Channel last Friday night called Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel.  For the ones who have not seen this special yet, consider this post below the picture as a SPOILER ALERT!


Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel was a very impressive special in my opinion!  It almost looked liked the Marvel and Phineas and Ferb worlds fit together perfectly!  Right at the beginning during the title sequence, you saw Spider Man in place of Candace saying “Aunt May, Phineas and Ferb are making a crossover,” it was funny!  Yep, Phineas acknowledged that they are making a crossover this time, while jamming out on the guitar!  The episode begins as Phineas and Ferb and their friends are surfing the asteroid belt with rocket powered surfboards.  Yep, they all fly back to a space station that is shaped like the heads of Phineas and Ferb.  Meanwhile back in Danville, Dr. Doof has trapped Agent P but Dr. Doof screws up and Perry defeats his inator.  But not before shooting a beam that bounced off of the space station and drained the powers of Spider Man, Iron Man, The Hulk and Thor in New York City.  Watching the superheroes trying to be superheroes was funny, yep, Iron Man had to be towed around with a dolly.

While Dr. Doof was gloating his victory of draining the superheroes powers, the superheroes arrives at the house of Phineas and Ferb.  And the villains Red Skull, Whiplash, Venom and M.O.D.O.K. arrives at Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc.  Yes, apple juice in a box is yummy!  And Isabella had to take Candace to lie down after freaking out!  In Perry’s lair, Nick Fury took over the main TV screen while Major Monogram was on an outdated TV.  Nick Fury wondered why Agent P was a platypus while Major Monogram was wanting to be cool!  In this special, you see Stan Lee as a hot dog cart operator.  Every Marvel show has to have the Stan Lee cameo!


Phineas and Ferb takes the superheroes to a small shed which is a major building in the inside.  Candace is loving every moment of the superheroes, too bad the superheroes can’t take fan fiction!   And Candace begins to screw up Phineas inventions which switches the superheroes powers, this makes him angry!  Meanwhile, Dr. Doof and the villains go around Danville and does evil things, it was accompanied by a groovy song!  Then a breaking news report comes on and Horse in a Bookcase was cancelled, too bad!  Phineas and Ferb uses The Beak to fly the superheroes to the mall where chaos is ongoing.  But the villains win, until Agent P flies in to save the day, while wearing a superhero unitard to not disclose his identity to Phineas and Ferb.

Back at the shed, Baljeet was working on fixing the machine, until Candace messes things up again and the machine fired on Baljeet turning him into a mini Hulk!  I did not see that coming, but Baljeet was great being Hulkified!  Dr. Doof and Agent P gets trapped by the villains, and Candace and Isabella are frustrated that they can’t help out more like the guys do.  Yep, somehow none of the female superheroes showed up which frustrated the girls, that was an interesting song by the way!  They said only trying to help quite a bit!


The villains are at Danville City Hall to unleash a device that will drain everything that it targets, unless the superheroes show up.  The first target, Stan Lee’s hot dog cart!  No Stan Lee, Danville is not safer than New York City, you have not seen the entire Phineas and Ferb series, have you?  Yep, the superheroes takes a city bus to show up and fight.  The lady saying “out of my way you weirdos, it’s worse than Portland” was funny. Candace tries to make up and apologize to Phineas, but it does not work.  Isabella and Candace tries to put some sense into Phineas and Ferb which are flying in The Beak suit to the battle, but it is to no avail.  At the battle, the superheroes, The Beak suit, Agent P, Hulkjeet, and Dr. Doof shooting waffles was trying to defeat the villains!

Candace and Isabella flies up to the space station and yes, Candace messes things up again and sends the space station back to Earth.  One question, why would a falling space station unfriend people on social media?  The space station crashes on top of the villains and the superheroes get their powers back, this means bad news for the villains as they are defeated.  The kids sit on the sideline eating some popcorn while the superheroes do their jobs!  Plus Phineas and Candace apologize to each other.  Nick Fury thanks the kids and tells them they have true courage, plus Stan Lee bombs the scene giving hot dogs to everyone!  Sorry Candace, you don’t get to bust your brothers again.  During the episode, Linda Flynn-Fletcher was distracted by a walking tour while the mall battle happened, Hulkjett was causing mayhem, and the ultimate battle between the super heroes and villains was underway.


The special had plenty of scenes that broke the fourth wall which I found amusing!  Let’s not forget, this special made references to two popular cult followings.  The first, Phineas and Ferb took the superheroes into a small shed that turned out to be a huge building.  Yep, Ferb referenced Doctor Who and the TARDIS by saying the building has some “British Sci-Fi Technology.”  The second reference was when the superheroes were talking about Perry the Platypus as a superhero.  Referencing Perry as Howard the Duck was gold!  If you have no idea what Howard the Duck is, watch the video below!

One part that really surprised me was the interaction between Candace and Phineas.  In most episodes, Candace jumps at the opportunity to be a part of Phineas and Ferb’s projects if given the chance.  In the special, Candace was messing things up and this made Phineas very angry!  We have not seen Phineas angry in most of the series.  Isabella was also felt like an outcast during the special, the boys and superheroes were bonding together and helping each other to save the world.  Meanwhile, Candace and Isabella were shunned off to the side and were on their own.  Their song taking about their problems and wanting to help was perfect!  But thankfully at the end, the two girls crashed the space station on top of the villains and saved the day!  I was happy to see that!


So at the end, I thought the special was wonderful and perfect for any geek or nerd, or just about everybody!  Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel was a great crossover and was written well, and had some great animation qualities!  The comedy and music in the special was also perfect!  Next Summer, we will get to see the Phineas and Ferb Star Wars crossover special which will be a hoot!  And for the Phineas and Ferb movie, well sadly that has been delayed indefinitely.  I am wondering if we will get to see a Phineas and Ferb movie at all.

Images copyright from Disney Channel


Movie Review: The Avengers

I went to see the new movie from Joss Whedon called The Avengers and I have to say that this was the best superhero action movie I have ever seen!  The nearly 2 1/2 hour-long movie was action packed and gave each main character plenty of camera time.  Plus there was a couple of great laughs throughout the film.  One tip for the people who have not seen the movie.  Sit through the credits as there are two bonus scenes!  The movie made a little over $200 million over the opening weekend.  So go see this movie!  Below I am going into detail about the movie; if you do not want to know about the movie consider this an SPOILER ALERT!


The movie opens when Nick Fury played by Samuel L. Jackson arrives at a research facility that is remote.  The facility is undergoing an evacuation because the Tesseract was activated.  This device has a massive energy source that has unlimited potential.  Fury meets agent Maria Hill and has a confrontation with villain Asgardian Loki.  Loki uses the Tesseract and controls the minds of several S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel.  This scene was very cool and the computer effects were great.  Then we have a great getaway scene as the facility is blown up and everything collapses into the earth.  And right off the bat; the movie opens up to great scenes.  This was only the start.

Fury decides to launch the Avengers Initiative; and we go through the part of the movie where we see the lives of superheroes such as Iron Man, The Hulk and Captain America.  And at the same time; we see Loki talking to Alexis Denisof; who offers Loki an alien army raced called the Chitauri when he gets the Tesseract.  This part of the movie was slower but there was some good laughs and great story-lines on some of the superheroes.

Loki travels to Germany to get some iridium needed to stabilize the Tesseract’s power.  This while at the same time he crashes a party.  And when all of the party-goers run they are met by Loki who demands they kneel before him.  This is something I would never do. When one of the party-goers refuses to kneel and stands up to Loki.  He is almost killed by Loki’s weapon but saved by Captain America’s shield.  This fight scene was another action packed part of the movie and I loved it.  Loki is captured and while on the plane Thor lands on top to get Loki.  And we see Iron Man and Captain America skydive out of the plane to recapture Loki and confront Thor.  The special effects in this part of the movie was great.  I really liked when Thor’s hammer flattened a huge part of the forest.

Loki is captured again and the group arrives at an aircraft carrier that has massive engines. We see some great special effects seeing the carrier fly up in the air.  That was a cool part of the movie.  Loki is put into a jail cell designed to hold The Hulk.  The Avengers and Fury are divided on how to use the Tesseract to develop weapons but are clueless to see that Loki has planned an ambush.  In one of the best parts of the movie; Loki’s agents attack the helicarrier and blow up an engine.  Iron Man attempts to restart the engine while Captain America fends off some shooters.  But the coolest part was when we got to see The Hulk blow up.  And we have this awesome battle scene between The Hulk and Thor.  Eventually both of them are ejected from the ship.  Agent Coulson tries to stop Loki with a powerful weapon but is killed.  This was a very sad part of the movie.  Fury rallies the superheroes to work together.  And this is really needed as Loki is about to launch an attack on New York City.

Loki is on top of Stark Tower and uses the Tesseract to open a portal to another world.  The Chitauri starts the attack on New York and The Avengers step in to help stop it.  But they are quickly overwhelmed by the aliens and their massive ships that looked like giants dragons that eats and destroys everything it touches.  The Avengers help citizens escape and fight the aliens while Fury tries to stop an attempt to send a nuclear warhead to blow up New York City.  Iron Man intercepts the warhead and takes it through the portal to blow up the Chitauri mother-ship.  Iron Man loses power and gets through the portal before it closes.  Loki is captured and The Avengers go their separate ways.  This part of the movie was awesome as the battle sequence was the best ever!  One of the bonus scenes was when Other confers with Thanos about the attack on Earth; while the other scene was when the Avengers eat in silence at a shawarma restaurant.

The Avengers lived up to its hype!  This was the best superhero movie Marvel has come out with.  And with Joss Whedon directing the movie.  This movie was a blast to sit through and time really did flew by.  The actors in the movie did a superb job and the special effects was awesome!  The battles all throughout the movie was the best battles I have ever seen.  Every character got plenty of screen time in the movie and you do not have to read the comics or watch the past superhero movies to follow the story-line of The Avengers.  I recommend everyone to go see The Avengers as I will probably go see it again!

All Images copyright from Marvel.