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The Avengers Cosplay: Black Widow | Natasha Romanoff (Giorgia Vecchini) Cosplay 04 DEC 2013

Well known Italian cosplayer Giorgia Vecchini goes to town and does a great job of bringing the femme fatale spy that is Black Widow to life for today’s cosplay entry!

Black Widow (Natalia “Natasha” Alianovna Romanova, also known as Natasha Romanoff) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. She was created by editor and plotter Stan Lee, scripter Don Rico and artist Don Heck, and first appeared in Tales of Suspense No. 52 (April 1964). Originally a Russian KGB agent, events eventually see her rebelling against her own country and siding first with S.H.I.E.L.D followed by the Avengers.

The Black Widow is a world class athlete and gymnast, expert martial artist (including karate, judo, aikido, savate, various styles of kung fu, and boxing), marksman, and weapons specialist as well as having extensive espionage training. She is also an accomplished ballerina.

The Black Widow uses a variety of equipment invented by Soviet scientists and technicians, with later improvements by S.H.I.E.L.D. scientists and technicians. She usually wears distinctively shaped bracelets which fire the “Widow’s Bite” electro-static energy blasts that can deliver charges up to 30,000 volts, as well as “Widow’s line” grappling hooks, tear gas pellets.

She wears a belt of metallic discs, some with disc-charges containing plastic explosives, others have been shown to be compartments to house other equipment. Her costume consists of synthetic stretch fabric equipped with micro-suction cups on fingers and feet, enabling her to adhere to walls and ceilings.

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The Avengers Cosplay: Black Widow | Natasha Romanoff (Kitty Honey) Cosplay 01 AUG 2013

Argentinian cosplayer Kitty Honey, who has a bit of a thing for wearing skintight latex costumes, goes to town and does a great job of bringing the femme fatale spy that is Black Widow to life for today’s cosplay entry!

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Black Widow (Natalia “Natasha” Alianovna Romanova, also known as Natasha Romanoff) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. She was created by editor and plotter Stan Lee, scripter Don Rico and artist Don Heck, and first appeared in Tales of Suspense No. 52 (April 1964). Originally a Russian KGB agent, events eventually see her rebelling against her own country and siding first with S.H.I.E.L.D followed by the Avengers.

The Black Widow is a world class athlete and gymnast, expert martial artist (including karate, judo, aikido, savate, various styles of kung fu, and boxing), marksman, and weapons specialist as well as having extensive espionage training. She is also an accomplished ballerina.

The Black Widow uses a variety of equipment invented by Soviet scientists and technicians, with later improvements by S.H.I.E.L.D. scientists and technicians. She usually wears distinctively shaped bracelets which fire the “Widow’s Bite” electro-static energy blasts that can deliver charges up to 30,000 volts, as well as “Widow’s line” grappling hooks, tear gas pellets.

She wears a belt of metallic discs, some with disc-charges containing plastic explosives, others have been shown to be compartments to house other equipment. Her costume consists of synthetic stretch fabric equipped with micro-suction cups on fingers and feet, enabling her to adhere to walls and ceilings.

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Movie Update: Avengers | SF: Legend of Chun-Li | FMA: Sacred Star of Milos Anime | Live-Action | My Reviews 16 JUL 2013

The Avengers (2012)

Thor’s brother, the Asgardian Loki encounters the Other, the leader of an extraterrestrial race known as the Chitauri. In exchange for retrieving the Tesseract,a powerful energy source of unknown potential, the Other promises Loki an army with which he can subjugate Earth.

In the face of this overwhelming threat, Nick Fury, director of the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D., is forced to activate The Avengers Initiative – and in so doing bring together a group of Earth’s mightiest heroes, namely Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye!

Having recently watching this again on DVD after first catching it in the cinema on its initial release back in 2012, The Avengers by director Joss Whedon remains one of the best comic book movies done right. From start to finish this is an action spectacular, featuring all of our favourite Avengers (and more importantly giving each and every one of them more than enough screen time to shine), pitted against an overwhelming force of aliens in a drama filled story that keeps you fully engaged from start to finish. The perfect balance of action, intrigue, drama and even a couple of laughs makes for one of the best comic book movies ever made, and when you combine it with eye-popping visuals, both camera work and flawless CG, not to mention a pulse-pounding and superbly slick soundtrack, then you truly have a comic book fan’s fantasy movie right there.

And if that wasn’t good enough in itself, then it gets even better when you realize that each and every actor fits their role to perfection, leaving you with pretty much nothing to complain about whatsoever.

Definitely worth watching if you are even the slightest bit of a comic book fan, and easily one of my favourite comic book-related movies of all time!

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Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Avengers_(2012_film)

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

As a young girl, Chun-Li’s world was ripped apart when her loving father was kidnapped by a violent crimelord right before her eyes, followed by the death of her mother from cancer. Both a talented concert pianist and skilled fighter, Chun-Li receives a mysterious Chinese scroll which leads her away from the life that she has built for herself, and instead into a world of hunger, suffering, and strife, as she links up with a mysterious kung fu master that holds the key to her unlocking the power within, as well as the path towards challenging M. Bison, the crimelord who may in fact still be in possession of her father taken from her all those years ago!

This is an interesting one to be sure. Despite characters sharing the names of characters from the hit Street Fighter universe, this movie is probably as far removed from the Street Fighter franchise as what you can possibly get. So if you dive in with that piece of info firmly in sight, then all that remains is overcoming the very silly little bit of CG they mistakenly throw in once or twice – and once you’ve done that, then you get a martial arts movie that is in actual fact pretty entertaining, engaging you from start to finish and featuring some good martial arts battles, not to mention the odd gun fight or two.

Kristin Kreuk is actually pretty enjoyable in this one as Chun-Li, as are the rest of the actors for that matter, but I have to say, despite the pretty heavy dramatic elements present in the story, it never really drives the emotional impact home very effectively, meaning that the movie will pass without you necessarily being completely drawn into it.

That said, lush and interesting Hong Kong environments, enjoyable action and fight scenes, and a pretty good soundtrack makes this a good way to pass the time if you’re the type of moviegoer who enjoys a good martial arts movie, and to be fair, I did enjoy the viewing, even if there wasn’t anything to chuckle about.

Just remember, this really isn’t a Street Fighter movie.

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Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fighter:_The_Legend_of_Chun-Li

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011)

Table City in the West sits on a raised plateau, surrounding by a deep chasm all around. Occupied by the Amestrian army and threatened by the Cretan military, the oppressed people of Milos, original inhabitants of Table City, lead a difficult and harsh life down in “The Valley”, just scraping by whilst living on the dumping ground that is the bottom of the chasm.

A dangerous prisoner, with the dual alchemist control over both electricity and ice, escapes just weeks before his parole in Central City, leading Ed and Al on a chase that leads them directly to Table City – and intertwines them in a tale of rebellion, wolf chimera, and a sinister plot that would see the birth of yet another blood-soaked Philosopher’s Stone, destined to bring death and ruin to all involved!

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos is the second full length animated movie in the popular Fullmetal Alchemist franchise, coming out just after the second season of the hit anime series completed its full run. To get the most out of this particular movie one does need to be acquainted with the franchise as a whole, and that said, it does hit all the right buttons if you are a fan of Hiromu Arakawa’s popular manga.

It’s a fairly lengthy movie packed with the heavy drama that one has come to expect from the Fullmetal Alchemist series, and surprisingly features very few of the light-hearted moments which one has kind of come to expect based on Arakawa’s work. As expected it is a pretty dark tale, packed to the brim with exciting action sequences and loads of twists and reveals, and as a whole, is a very satisfying entry in the Fullmetal Alchemist universe.

Although I’ve never been a particular fan of Arakawa’s fairly flat and angular character designs, the film really is well animated by the Bones team, and features some particularly slick choreographed sequences and some stunning CG landscape enhancements. The backgrounds as expected are lush and very detailed, and as a whole, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos is a very good looking animated film indeed!

All the voice actors from the original anime series are there, and thrown in with a particularly stirring soundtrack and some great sound effects, deliver an engaging viewing experience that will no doubt entertain pretty much any anime fan.

Well worth watching then, particularly if you are a fan of the whole Fullmetal Alchemist experience in the first place!

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Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullmetal_Alchemist:_The_Sacred_Star_of_Milos

The Avengers Cosplay: Black Widow | Natasha Romanoff (Sasha Perdigao) Cosplay 03 APR 2013

South African cosplayer (and sometimes Playboy Bunny Girl) Sasha Perdigao goes to town and does a great job of bringing the femme fatale spy that is Black Widow to life for today’s cosplay entry!

Black Widow (Natalia “Natasha” Alianovna Romanova, also known as Natasha Romanoff) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. She was created by editor and plotter Stan Lee, scripter Don Rico and artist Don Heck, and first appeared in Tales of Suspense No. 52 (April 1964). Originally a Russian KGB agent, events eventually see her rebelling against her own country and siding first with S.H.I.E.L.D followed by the Avengers.

The Black Widow is a world class athlete and gymnast, expert martial artist (including karate, judo, aikido, savate, various styles of kung fu, and boxing), marksman, and weapons specialist as well as having extensive espionage training. She is also an accomplished ballerina.

The Black Widow uses a variety of equipment invented by Soviet scientists and technicians, with later improvements by S.H.I.E.L.D. scientists and technicians. She usually wears distinctively shaped bracelets which fire the “Widow’s Bite” electro-static energy blasts that can deliver charges up to 30,000 volts, as well as “Widow’s line” grappling hooks, tear gas pellets.

She wears a belt of metallic discs, some with disc-charges containing plastic explosives, others have been shown to be compartments to house other equipment. Her costume consists of synthetic stretch fabric equipped with micro-suction cups on fingers and feet, enabling her to adhere to walls and ceilings.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Widow_%28Natalia_Romanova%29

The Avengers Cosplay Quickie: Black Widow (Crystal Graziano) Cosplay 28 NOV 2012

American cosplayer Crystal Graziano really pulls off a great version of the Russian spy turned American hero, the Black Widow.

Oh and look, she even features Natasha Romanoff’s infamous Widow’s Bite bracelets – for you know, when her martial arts and big gun prowess needs a little supplementing…

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Widow_%28Natalia_Romanova%29

The Avengers Cosplay Quickie: Black Widow (Unidentified) Cosplay 14 NOV 2012

This unidentified cosplayer really pulls off a great version of the Russian spy turned American hero, the Black Widow.

Oh and look, she even features Natasha Romanoff’s infamous Widow’s Bite bracelets – for you know, when her martial arts and big gun prowess needs a little supplementing…

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Widow_%28Natalia_Romanova%29

The Avengers Cosplay: Black Widow | Natasha Romanoff (Marie Doll) Cosplay 28 SEP 2012

TV Host, Model, and Cosplayer, Maria Ramos, better known as Marie Doll, started her career as a glamour model and then with her love of video games, combined her profession into cosplay modeling, giving her the chance to show her love for some of her favorite video game, anime, and comic book characters.

For this particular shoot, The Avenger’s deadly femme fatale spy, the Black Widow gets in on the action!

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The Avengers Cosplay Quickie: Black Widow (Unidentified) Cosplay 30 MAR 2012

This unidentified cosplayer really pulls off a great version of the Russian spy turned American hero, the Black Widow at the Bostom Comic Con 2011.

Oh and look, she even features Natasha Romanoff’s infamous Widow’s Bite bracelets – for you know, when her martial arts prowess needs a little supplementing.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Widow_%28Natalia_Romanova%29