The Avengers Assemble For FILMCLUB!
The film charity chat to the stars of the new superhero flick...
Silver screen and comic book superheroes Thor, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk are back on the big screen this week in the long-awaited Marvel Avengers Assemble, and FILMCLUB has been chatting to some of the film’s stars at the European Premiere!
16-year-old junior reporter Naomi, who is a member of FILMCLUB – a charity which helps young people learn through watching a variety of film and about the film industry – chatted to Robert Downey Jr., who plays quick witted Tony Stark/ Iron Man in the latest Marvel comic-book inspired film, about teaming up with other silver screen superheroes - Chris Hemsworth (‘Thor’), Mark Ruffalo (‘The Incredible Hulk’) and BAFTA-nominated Brit Tom Hiddleston (‘Loki’).
Hemsworth told FILMCLUB working on the movie was a childhood dream; “It’s a lot of fun. It’s like being a kid. I remember running around pretending to have various super powers and now doing it on a film of this scale is fantastic!”
Naomi said; “Being at such a big premiere was such an incredible experience. At the start I was dead nervous but as I got into it, it got easier. And I absolutely loved the film. It was something different and not just the usual generic superhero film as there are six superheroes and one of them is a girl, which is a key thing for the girls who don’t think superhero films are for them! I really enjoyed it.”
Check out Naomi’s Avengers Assemble interviews here.
And if you are a fan of superhero and comic-book based movies, FILMCLUB has compiled a list of some more unusual choices with a similar theme to celebrate the release of Marvel Avengers Assemble;
1. Akira (1988, 15): Visually incredible and dramatically powerful anime set in a post-apocalyptic community, based on the "manga" comic book by Katsuhiro Otomo. Akira is bona-fide cult viewing.
2. Persepolis (2007, 12): Adapted from Marjane Satrapi's brilliantly funny autobiographical graphic novel about a rebellious young girl's experience of revolutionary Iran.
3. Ghost World (2001, 15): Terrific and unusual comedy about two wisecracking high school graduates who realise it's time to grow up.
4. Mystery Men (1999, PG): Hilarious film about a group of the most useless superheroes in history, who are called on when a crazed evil genius captures the real superhero. Filled with hilarious scenes and one-liners, you might not realise how uplifiting Mystery Men is until after you've watched it - at the time, you'll probably be too busy laughing!
5. Tekkonkinkreet (2006, 12): Stunning animation based on a popular Japanese comic set in the huge and dangerous Treasure City in which a pair of brothers fight the forces of evil.
To browse more great film recommendations and find out more about FILMCLUB and how your school could get involved, visit www.filmclub.org