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Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!

MV5BMTg2MzI1MTg3OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTU3NDA2MTI@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell

Directed By: James Gunn

MINOR SPOILERS

Three years ago, the strangest Marvel Studios movie hit theaters and completely changed the game for pretty much all other Marvel (and superhero) movies. Guardians of the Galaxy created a whole new set of Marvel fans, and took a bunch of characters that no one knew and made them into household names. Naturally, the bar has been set pretty damn high for the sequel, and while the surprises may be gone from the original, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is still a solidly entertaining ride. Read the rest of this entry

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Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

GOTG_Payoff_1-Sht_v4b_LgGuardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan

Directed by: James Gunn

VERY MINOR SPOILERS

It’s official: Marvel Studios cannot be stopped. Guardians of the Galaxy is a movie that oozes confidence. Simply put, there’s nothing quite like it out in theaters right now, and there hasn’t been a movie like this in a long, long time. This is Marvel throwing their weight around, effectively daring the general movie going audience to see a movie that features a talking raccoon and his best friend, a giant walking tree. This is a movie directed by James Gunn, who’s most known for smaller scale films like Slither, Super, and Tromeo and Juliet. The lead actor is on an NBC sitcom that doesn’t get nearly the ratings it should, and the most well known star of the film isn’t even seen, but heard. Not only that, but the soundtrack, which features a ton of pop songs from the 70’s and 80’s, is far from the norm when it come to big budget superhero flicks. None of this should work. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Rocket Raccoon and Superman Unchained!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

 RocketRocket Raccoon #1 (Marvel Comics)

Rocket Raccoon blasts off into his own solo series, and thanks to writer and artist Skottie Young, it’s pretty spectacular. While it’s obvious that Marvel has put this book out to cash in on the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie, the decision to have Young write and draw the series makes this an absolute blast to read, and makes the wait between issues of Guardians of the Galaxy that much easier. Read the rest of this entry

The Passing of the Whip

RaidersPoster_largeThe latest Disney Lucasfilm rumor has hit the interwebs, and it’s a doozy. No, it has nothing to do with that galaxy far, far away. This latest rumor has more to do with a certain Nazi-punching, whip cracking, treasure hunting badass, who happens to be one of my childhood heroes. Yes, the latest rumors of a restarted franchise center on the one and only Indiana Jones.

Surprising no one, Disney is looking to restart the Indiana Jones film series. While we’ve known the Harrison Ford wants to do another one, the most recent rumors go in the complete opposite of what we were all expecting. Disney is rumored to be looking to make a new Indiana Jones film…without Harrison Ford. Read the rest of this entry

Are the Guardians of the Galaxy….a bunch of A-Holes?

Guardians of the Galaxy posterWe’ve finally gotten our first look at the biggest Marvel Studios gamble since Thor: Guardians of the Galaxy. More so than the God of Thunder’s first foray into cinemas, this rag tag team of cosmic heroes has a LOT riding on it.  Sure, past Marvel movies featured a guy in a robot suit, a thunder god, and a guy who turns into a giant green monster when he’s pissed, but those were all characters that some percentage of the “normies” had an idea about. Guardians features TWO green people, a lead most known for playing a slob on Parks and Rec, a talking tree, and a surly raccoon (which is totally awesome, by the way).  How is the general public going to react to this movie? Read the rest of this entry