Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Civil War



Not too long ago Robert Downey Jr. Had announced that he will play a major role in Captain America 3.
This lead to rumors about the Civil War storyline being used.

So there was no surprise when Marvel Announced today that Captain America 3 would be titled "Captain America: Civil War"

The Fanboy in me is extremely excited but is also extremely worried.

For those of you who don't know, the Civil War storyline takes place where Captain America and Iron Man disagree on whether or not Superheroes should register with the Government.
Iron Man is for it, Captain America is against it. This leads to a war between sides.

It sounds awesome, because it is...
The problem?
Aside from the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy there haven't been any heroes that have already been established.

Sure we have the X-Men and Spider-Man but Marvel doesn't own the rights to those franchises.
Those rights are with Fox and Sony.

Marvel has a ton of characters at their disposal, so it wouldn't be hard to pull it off...
How will they pull it off?

Will it be good?
Probably.

Now we gotta wait for
May, 6 2016

Monday, October 27, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch to play Doctor Strange



Apparently Sherlock Holmes himself is Marvel's choice to play  Doctor Strange.

There's nothing official yet, but that's the word on the street...

I personally like this casting choice.
Cumberbatch is an excellent actor and he can pull it off.

His star power alone will probably bring in viewers who have never heard of Doctor Strange and wouldn't watch the movie otherwise.

Just imagine, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston (Loki) possibly sharing the screen together?

Tumblr might explode if that ever happens.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Big Hero 6


I love Disney. 
and although I consider myself more of a DC Guy, I also love Marvel Comics.
Both companies played HUGE parts in my childhood. 

They helped shape me into who I am today. 

So when I read that Disney was producing an animated feature based on a Marvel Comics property, I was pretty stoked.

I was more than just stoked, I was extremely excited.


Disney has taken some creative freedoms... but I'll withhold any judgement until I actually watch the movie. 
I do admit that I like what I see. 

Based on the trailers and teasers released, this movie will more than likely be a hit.

I got a chance to see an exclusive sneak preview at Disneyland on Thursday.
Judging by the reaction of the crowd, it's going to do well.
All of the kids seemed to enjoy it, as did their parents.

Will it do as well as Frozen?
Hopefully.

Disney is heavily promoting it.
Baymax can be seen all over the park.

Here's the trailer:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

DC's Movie Schedule

DC released their movie schedule through the year 2020 starting with Man of Steel 2 in 2016.

I've been meaning to talk about it since it was announced.
Being an adult with responsibilities hindered me for a bit,

but here I am...
So here's the schedule:

2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Suicide Squad

2017 
Wonder Woman
Justice League Part One

2018
The Flash
Aquaman

2019
Shazam
Justice League Part Two

2020
Cyborg
Green Lantern

My thoughts?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:
Everyone knew this was happening... I just hope it's good.

Suicide Squad:
YES, YES, YES. OH MY GOD YES.

Wonder Woman:
It's about time.

Justice League Part One:
No surprise here. Batman v Superman is practically a Justice League movie.

The Flash:
Not based on the show, but I like the Flash... I just hope Ezra Miller plays a good Barry Allen.

Aquaman: 
I'm sure Jason Mamoa can play a good Aquaman. 
Aquaman gets no repect. He's a badass yet everyone makes fun of him.
Hopefully this shows the rest of the world he's not some guy with dumb powers.

Shazam:
With The Rock playing Black Adam right?
Awesome.

Justice League Part Two:
Also not a surprise.

Cyborg:
This one has me excited.
He's supposed to have a cameo in Batman v. Superman so we'll see how that goes.

Green Lantern:
As long as it's better than the last movie...
Now the question is...
Which Green Lantern are they going to focus on?

One thought for ALL of these films...
Hopefully they're good.

DC hasn't had the best track record when it comes to feature films as of late.



Friday, October 17, 2014

Age of Ultron Trailer

Marvel announced that there was going to be an exclusive trailer for Age of Ulton on Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.

The internet said "NOPE" and leaked it.
This is why we can't have nice things...
That's not to say I didn't watch it...

But Marvel knowing that they can't stop it once it's leaked, they officially released it...
ABC must be pissed...
this would've gotten Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. so much attention.

Here's the trailer:

All I gotta say is...
HULKBUSTER!!!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Thoughts on Arrow (Season 3)



If you haven't watched Arrow, I'd suggest watching it on Netflix.

But here are my thoughts on Arrow's Season 3 premiere. 

I really enjoyed it.

Like I usually do, I want to keep this as Spoiler Free.... 
so...
It was a great way to start off Season 3. 

I personally feel that Season 2's premiere was a little better, 
but overall this episode has my hyped for the rest of the season. 

There are also rumors swirling around regrading a Flash/Arrow crossover later this season... 
Heck yes!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thoughts on The Flash



Thoughts on Flash?

I REALLY like it.
Like... a lot. 

I think it did a fantastic job with the Pilot.

I don't want to spoil anything, but it's a fun show to watch.
It really feels like a comic book brought to life.

Unlike Arrow which has a much darker tone to it,
Flash isn't afraid to have fun.

I don't have anything negative to say about this show...
I like every actor (so far)
and I love John Wesley Ship (The Flash from the 90s show) playing Barry's dad. 

I'll keep watching. 


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Krispy Kreme Ghostbusters Donuts (Review)



Full disclosure:
I am no food expert, but I have eaten food my whole life.

Two of my favorite things...
Donuts and Ghostbusters.

Ghostbusters is currently celebrating it's 30th anniversary and to help Celebrate Krispy Kreme has a few Ghostbusters themed donuts.

The donuts are pretty much a cream filled donut.
The filling is appropriately enough Marshmallow flavored.

How are they?
They're pretty darn tasty.

Being cream filled was the best route to go in my honest opinion.
Not sure if it's intentional or not, but they reminded me of a bigger (tastier) Twinkie.

The taste of the marshmallow isn't overpowering but it's not subtle either.
There's no doubt it tastes like marshmallow.

The donuts come in two variants.
Ghostbusters logo with Slimer's slime and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man's head.
Both are marshmallow cream filled.
Both taste exactly the same.

So it seems like a missed opportunity.
Maybe the Slimer donut could've had a green apple filling?

It would've added more variety outside of a cosmetic one.
But I don't know the logistics of the whole situation.

Overall I highly recommend them to any Ghostbusters fans who like sweets.

They get an 9/10 from me.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Thoughts on Pokémon remakes

With Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire on the way, I think I should take some time and talk about remakes.

Ever since Gamefreak remade Pokémon Red & Blue (FireRed & LeafGreen) Pokéfans began hoping for remakes of the other Pokémon games.
And when Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver (remakes of Pokémon Gold & Silver) were announced/released remakes have become expected by fans.

But When is appropriate to remake a game?
How long is long enough?

The answers to those questions vary depending on who you're asking.
I personally don't know how to answer that question.
And to be honest I don't know how I feel about remakes.

Sure they're exciting since I get to replay a game I love, but that's the problem...
I'm replaying a game.

Wouldn't it make just as much sense to pick up an old Gameboy GamePak and play the originals I grew up playing?

Well, the older the game, the harder it is to come by.

And not everyone has the luxury of owning an original Gameboy Color with every Pokémon game.

So in this case, remakes are a welcome substitute.

It gives new fans explore a part of Pokémon history, while giving older fans a chance to re-explore a familiar game with enhance graphics and new mechanics.

So how do I feel? I'm leaning more on the welcoming side, but it still makes me think of what they're going to remake next.
Diamond and Pearl?
Red and Blue again?

I don't know but I have ORAS pre-ordered and I'm looking forward to playing them.