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Everyone looks for a good deal. When we see Coke on sale for a $1, we all stock up on it, even if we don’t need it. ‘Tis the American way. But, Microsoft’s newest ‘deal’ is not what it’s cracked up to be. So, when I bought my XBOX 360, I think I spent around $200 for it, as I got the 4 GB model cause I’m a cheapass. But, Microsoft has decided to release a 4 GB XBOX 360 for $99. Sounds great right? Well, there’s a catch. When you buy this cheap XBOX, you have to sign up for a two year XBOX Live plan at $15 a month. This may not seem like that much, but after the two years you’ve spent $459 before sales tax; that’s over $40 more than the XBOX Kinect bundle with a separate XBOX Live plan.
I get trying to make a more affordable console, which is what I thought the 4 GB model was, but apparently that shit wasn’t good enough for Microsoft.
Comic book movies have become one of the most profitable genres in filmmaking. Hell, four of the highest grossing movies of all time are comic book movies; three of them may be in the Spider-Man trilogy, but none the less. Movies based on DC, Marvel, Vertigo, or Dark Horse comics have been flooding the market for years now, and this summer shows no signs of that letting up. The Avengers was just released, The Dark Knight Rises is set to release in July, and the summer will round out with The Amazing Spiderman. While, only a handful of real awards have been awarded to actors from these films, excluding the MTV film awards and the link, the actors have become worldwide icons.
One person stands above the others, simply because he has played more of the iconic characters than anyone else in recent times. Many people have played a single character(Tobey Maguire, Nicholas Cage, Val Kilmer, Chris Hemsworth), several have played two(Rebecca Romijn, Michael Clarke Duncan, Tom Jane), fewer have played three(Ryan Reynolds, Ben Foster, Tommy Lee Jones), but only one I could find has been in five. Chris Evans. The would be prince of comic book movies.
Evans started this run back in 2005 with Fantastic Four, and it’s sequel two years later, with his role as Johnny Storm. At the time, Evans was sort of an unknown in the acting world. Sure, he’d been in a few movies, but nothing as big as Fantastic Four.
While, the two roles as Johnny Storm were in more cheesy movies, Evans showed himself as a go-to guy for the comic relief character in a more action oriented movie.
Next came his role as the voice of Casey in TMNT. While, I didn’t personally like this movie at all, it did add another notch onto his resume. The next role of note was that of Jensen in 2010′s The Losers. Jensen, mush like Johnny, served as the lovable comic relief of the film and helped undo the gruff nature of his costars. A lot of my fellow nerds haven’t seen The Losers and that is a damn shame; the movie is very fun and I enjoy watching it whenever I do so.
Next comes the nerd mash up that is Scott Pilgrim vs the World, wherein a number of well known actors make appearances; Tom Jane, Brandon Routh, and Michael Cera to name a few. Evans played Lucas Lee, the biggest douchebag of the evil exes, but one of the funniest. This movie is a cult hit with a very devoted fan base, and it really brought Evans to the attention of a number of nerds.
This brings us to the most recent role played by Evens. The one and only Captain Fucking America, also known as Steve Rogers. Some fans scoffed at this, mainly because Evens already played another well known Marvel hero, but I saw it as a perfect fit. Evens fucking looks like what I thought Rogers would look like in a movie. He’s got that “Look at me, I’m America” face and the fact he’s beyond ripped doesn’t hurt anything. Playing Captain America, both in the individual movie and in the beyond epic Avengers. Evans looks to be the new action star of the current era, and thankfully he can actually act.
Clearly, Evans has become the eye candy for women throughout society, my girlfriend included, but Evans is more than just that. He’s fucking Captain America.
So, after much pestering from Matt & Nikki, I’ve decided to toss my hat into the ring that is gamerdish.com. My plan of attack to address things, both related and unrelated to the sphere of geek, dork, or nerd. Table tops, trading card games, video games, film, music, literature, philosophy, politics, world news, and so on; nothing is safe. I plan on posting daily, or as damn close to such as I can manage, and write about whatever caught my disdain or my admiration that day. Stay tuned kiddies, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.