UPDATE: Winners have been selected and notified. Thank you to ALL the folks who entered! And here are the answers to the trivia(l) questions:
1) I likened The Avengers to The Seven Samurai:
This isn’t just a superhero film, it’s a bringing together of outcasts. Like The Seven Samurai, Marvel’s The Avengers takes a group of folks that are on the fringes of society and forms them into a unit, a family of sorts.
2) My pet peeve from Winter Soldier was that DC looked nothing like DC.
Ready for summer blockbuster season y’all? Or more importantly, ready to get an early jump on summer blockbuster season y’all?
Then I’ve got what you need. I have a handful of passes for next week’s Avengers: Age of Ultron! Why only a handful? Here’s where it gets good; they’re not overbooking this screening. So one pass = two seats. Of course, in order to get a good seat rather than a neck spasm? You’ll have to get there early. But no turning anyone away this time. Woot!
Here’s the synopsis for anyone who still needs a bit of 411:
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Ready to assemble? Read on…
What: ADMIT TWO passes for the Baltimore area screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron!
When: Tuesday, April 28th
Where: S.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters. (As they’re not overbooking, winners will get the deets.)
Why: Because shawarma don’t eat itself.
How: Trivia time! How much do you remember from the MCU reviews I’ve done? Answer me this…
1) What film did I liken The Avengers to in my Avengers review?
2) What’s my pet peeve about Captain America: The Winter Soldier?
Send me an e-mail with your answers, with the subject line AVENGERS LOVE SHAWARMA. On Friday, I’ll pick a random group of winners from the folks who get the questions right (I’ll also edit this post to update when winners have been chosen.) Winners will get a message from me on the where/whens, and your name will go on a list so the lovely PR folks can check you in and give you your pass when you get to the theater.
REMEMBER: though this is not an overbooked screening, make sure you get there early to get a good seat…
Good luck, everyone!