Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Donald Glover is Spider-Man

Marvel announced that they cast actor/comedian/rapper/idol of mine Donald Glover as Spider-Man.

Before comic book "purists" get their Spider-Man panties (Spider-Manties?) in a bunch he is not replacing Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker... He's not even playing him in a Live-Action role.
He's playing the version of Spider-Man he helped inspire Miles Morales for "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors" on Disney XD.

I'm really happy that he was cast, it's like when Samuel L. Jackson was cast as Nick Fury after his likeness was used as the inspiration for Fury's new design.

Watch the clip here:

Friday, August 22, 2014

ALS - Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket challenge bugs me a little.
just a little...

What it's supposed to be is a way to both raise money for research and raise awareness to the cause.
It's done a good job of doing both.
That's not what bugs me.

What bugs me are the people who do the Ice Bucket Challenge wrong. 
Like not mentioning ALS or not mentioning where they can donate/find out more info. 

Pretty much just dumping cold water on their heads for the sake of following a trend. 
People doing it for the sake of attracting attention to themselves... that bugs me.

I've seen so many videos from people just dumping cold water on their heads and calling out three more people.
No mention of the cause, no call to action... nothing.

Also, while we're on the topic of doing The Ice Bucket Challenge wrong, can we make sure there's ice in your buckets.
I've seen people just pour water on their heads. Just plain (probably room temperature) water.
That's cheating. 

That being said, I haven't been called out yet.
People must realize that I'm so cool the low temperature of the water will have no affect on me.
If you want to find out more information regarding ALS go to
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Thoughts on TMNT 2014

I reluctantly saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie...

I was expecting it to be totally awful... It wasn't TOTALLY awful.
But it was kind of awful...

The Turtles themselves were great...the movie surrounding them...not so great...
It was filled with plot holes, and reasons to keep Megan O'Neil around...

with that being said...typed?...

I wasn't the worst thing in the world...
Sure, it wasn't a cinematic masterpiece but it had its moments where I truly enjoyed it.

It added some elements that hadn't really been seen in other incarnations of the turtles.

and the Turtles (aside from looking like nightmare fuel) were REALLY enjoyable to watch.
They felt like the Ninja Turtles I know and love...

... then there's the Michael Bay Factor....

I had been on a "Baycott' for a while before actually seeing the movie...
Even though he only produced it... it was still a Michael Bay movie...
explosions... bad acting... cheesy jokes... attractive women for the sake of having an attractive woman... it was all there.

Watching it, it kind of felt like a Transformers Movie *cough**cough*Shredder*cough**cough*

The movie also focused too much on the human characters...
it's a Ninja Turtles Movie... they should be front and center for at least 90% of the movie.

I'm actually considering watching the already announced sequel...
no promises though...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mr. Robin Willams...

I've been very hesitant to write about this.
Everyone is doing it and I don't want it to look like I'm doing it for the sake of following a trend...
on the other hand I want to talk about it and talking about anything else would just feel wrong...

So here it goes.

Robin Williams...

Up until recently I've never lived in a world without Robin Williams.
He had always been around. I would've never been able to imagine a world without him.
and to be honest... I still can't.
I'm having a hard time believing it.
This person who brought me so much happiness and laughter...
Someone who helped mold my sense of humor and personality...
Someone who taught me that being a big kid, a goof ball was okay.
I can be myself... he taught me that.
Although I never met him, I feel like I knew him.
A hero of mine, someone I looked up to...

But he was a husband and a father before being an entertainer...
so to his family, I want to give my condolences.

Both Robin Williams and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

To Robin Williams.

Thank you for the laughter.
Thank you for the many stories.
Thank you for the lessons.
Thank you for everything.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Why Guardians of the Galaxy Might Be the Most Important Comic Book Movie

I got a chance to watch Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.
Quickie Review:
I liked it. 
But on to the main topic.

Why do I feel GotG is the most important comic book movie?

It's actually very simple.
Before GotG, the only comic book movies that were being made were starring some of the bigger names.
Let's take the top 3:
Spider-Man, Batman and Superman.

Spider-Man has 6 movies
Superman has 6 (going on 7)
Batman has 12 movies

Aren't there other heroes?

Why are the studios not making movies about anyone else?
They're scared that the more obscure titles won't do well.

GotG was a risk.
A risk that is paying off.

This will start a trend.
One that allows studios to take risks on their lesser known properties.