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Messages - Scockery

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Overthinking them.

Fantastic Four is not about body-horror. Dr. Doom is not part of their origin. Or shouldn't be.

How many times when an X-Men movie is released some one says "This is the real beginning of the X-Men" like it was every time before.

The Nolan Batman films were mostly good, but wrote a realism check that half of Batman's mythos cannot cash (even Catwoman felt silly in the third one), and new DC filmverse can't decide whether it wants to deposit that check or tear it in two.

Deadpool seemed to work, they didn't muck him up too much...the second time (X-Men Origins Wolverine). I say seemed, because I'm not that familiar with him.

Studios hiring  talented, up and coming directors then getting cold feet and re-edit the film, shoot new scenes, etc.

In regards to Leto and Suicide Squad, I don't know how much of a report of a report I believe. There's so much crap piled on the film.

I saw Suicide Squad...finally. (Anything after opening weekend is forever in fanboy terms).

It was okay. I think the rumors that the studio butchered it are true but the director has to play along. You rewatch the trailers and see how scenes got shortened or omitted.

I don't know what they spent all the $175 million budget on. A few helicopter crashes and CGI monsters? Will Smith, yeah. That, too. Having him as Deadshot got people in the seats, but unbalanced the the concept of a team movie towards his character.

Probably the weakest of the comic book movies I've seen this year, but they've all been underwhelming.

Power of the Force 2 / Re: POTF2 Recent Purchases
« on: August 14, 2016, 01:00 AM »
My dad found a Darth Vader's TIE Fighter at a yard sale. The top hatch snap/connector tab is broken but the hatch was surprisingly still there and its tabs keep it on. No torpedoes, of course, because...kid-owned.

Why is it almost always the character ships? LOL.  I've got a squadron of TIE ADVANCED now...(even though Vader's design was unique even for a TIE advanced...bah!)

Sad to hear. Growing up, it was odd to know that there was often someone inside R2. Really? Inside that can?

World Peacekeepers Military Base

Not that old's THIS:

I didn't check. I assumed because the package was worn that it was a lost in the back room find. It had multiple markdown stickers, if I remember right.

Wal-Mart near me had a Prince Xizor/Princess Leia comic on their clearance aisle. It wasn't there before. Where did they dig that up at? It's got a damaged cardboard hook at the top and a hole punched through it for hanging on the peg.

Was marked $10.

Any pack but that one I would've gotten it. I have a few extra from a wal-mart clearance from years ago.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: August 5, 2016, 11:51 PM »

Rogue One / Re: Re: TFA 3.75
« on: August 1, 2016, 03:48 PM »
Speaking of Playskool, anyone else noticed that Hasbro is now experimenting with playsets in that line, but not the 3.75" line?

Mattel has huge business from its similar kiddie offerings. Hall of Doom, hall of Justice and various Batcaves.

They can also release an army builder pack for Playskool, but the most recent 3 3/4" is online only.

The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: July 30, 2016, 07:15 PM »
Found Nien Nunb and Stormtrooper Squad Leader at a Meijer $3.99 each. They had flame troopers, too.
I talked myself into getting

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 29, 2016, 08:05 PM »
The part that's being under-reported is that the AT-ACT plays "March of the baby elephants" when it walks.  :D

Which is movie-accurate...because Disney felt Rogue One needed more whimsy.  :-X

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Anything
« on: July 29, 2016, 02:22 PM »
1. Chewing Gum
2. Snickers Bar
3. and
4. My attorney,
5. Badgekisser!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: July 27, 2016, 07:46 PM »
Having seen it now, I have to say that Star Trek Beyond continued the NuTrek (or whatever it's called) traditions of:
1. Hard to watch action sequences (My eyes must be getting old.)
2. Beastie Boys music
3. A talented actor cast as a crappy villain.* (Though, that predates NuTrek, back to at least the last two The Next Generations movies. Seriously, after Nemesis I though Tom Hardy was an awful actor...he's taken much better parts since.)
4. Relying some reveal to distract from what is, at best, a mediocre story with clumsy exposition. (Though, I think a recent trailer may have given the "twist" away.)

*I won't comment more on the villain, because that's gives away too much if you've managed to avoid spoilers.

There's a lot of aliens whose heads look like sea creatures. I almost expected Hammerhead to appear.  :P

Some nods to the passing of Nimoy.  :'(

It was fairly entertaining for what it is, just an action movie in space in Trek attire, but that's another part of the NuTrek tradition...which, to be fair, started with The Next Generation movies, the current series just found a way to make them have more mass appeal.
So decent entertainment with some nice character moments, but if you haven't loved the reboot Trek, this will not change your mind.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #2 - Han Solo!
« on: July 27, 2016, 11:45 AM »
My "they are going to remake A New Hope" theory is back on.   :P

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 26, 2016, 03:06 PM »
They were and are completely sold out. Sorry.  :(

Nah, they were just shown for the first time.  :D There wasn't a 3 3/4" Star Wars SDCC exclusive.  I guess they'll be part of the next Midnight toy release fiasco.

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