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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Home Improvement Projects
« on: July 11, 2012, 10:50 AM »
I am also planning a small, simple detached deck for my girlfriend's back yard.  This will be a simple 8'x10' rectangle.  We want it to have the ability to be moved.

I consider myself pretty handy, but I would never tackle an in-ground pool!  I helped my friend's parents put up their above ground many years ago and that was a ton of work.  Can't imagine how complicated an in-ground pool is!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: July 3, 2012, 02:40 PM »
That is a bit of an exaggeration though.    You had one film about the Cosmic Cube, and one film with Loki BEFORE The Avengers, which is designed as a cross-over vehicle.  All of the films stand on their own pretty well.  You did not need to see Iron Man or Thor to enjoy Captain America.  I think we've seen the last of the Cosmic Cube, and possibly Loki, unless he appears in Thor's sequel.  You can't say that The Avengers and the films leading up to it were about Thanos; he appeared for a few seconds.    I'll bet the next round of films does what this round did; introduces the antagonist (Thanos) and Macguffin that will appear in the crossover film. 

I'll be honest that I have my doubts that they can pull it off as effectively again.

I'll be we do see hints of the Pym/Ultron/Wonderman storyline.  I would be VERY surprised to see Tony battle the bottle.

I think the movies distill the comic-reading experience and blend it with mass-market sensibilities.   If you want a video version of the comics, then watch the animated Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, it is really good.

I want filmmakers to adapt the rich history of Marvel for film; I don't want them to follow it with some insane level of detail.  I am not one of the people that cared that Spidey had organic webshooters in the Raimi films.  They retained enough of the essence of the character to satisfy me.  The only thing this change meant for Spidey was that Raimi never had to show him changing cartridges or explain how it works.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: July 1, 2012, 12:27 PM »
Wouldn't it be similar to when a credit card stuffs a new ToS into your statement?  They did their part in sending it.  Not defending the turd, but...

Well of the Souls / Re: Indy on Blu-ray!
« on: June 30, 2012, 01:49 PM »
But does Barranca shoot first?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: June 29, 2012, 10:45 AM »
FF and X-Men are controlled by Fox, and Spidey is controlled by Sony so there is little chance of cross-over.  Those "universes" are separate from each other and the Avengers' "universe."

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Pixar Thread
« on: June 25, 2012, 08:58 AM »
Brave was really good.  It is stunningly beautiful.  Strong mother-daughter themes, so I'll bet it will resonate with women and girls more than it does men and boys.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 18, 2012, 09:05 AM »
I think Penny arcade sums up the movie pretty well.


Well of the Souls / Re: Indy on Blu Ray?
« on: June 13, 2012, 01:32 PM »

Had it been a Sail Barge or Sandcrawler, a blockade Runner or even a Rebel Transport, I would have bought it the first day.
Four far more worthy choices for this line than the MTT.  Unfortunately, this may make the rest of those all a pipe dream.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your Opinions of George Lucas
« on: June 11, 2012, 09:28 AM »
I can't imagine that the original elements have been destroyed.  That is a total LFL excuse.  They do mention that in the film.

Very cool.  Does that mean a horse was planned too?  They could have gotten a ROTLA and IJATLC (or two) packaging's out of a single tool...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your Opinions of George Lucas
« on: June 8, 2012, 12:07 PM »
The Wilhelm (justified) and Vader's "shuttle" line (much ado about nothing) come to mind.  To me, I don't loathe the SE's but I just don't understand why he just doesn't relent and release the originals as alternate discs.  He'd make gigantic bank and win the good will of many. 

I don't get a lot of the hate, but I just can't understand the stubbornness either.

TV-9D9 / Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
« on: June 8, 2012, 12:03 PM »
Part of this likely stems from the fact that until/unless they partner with a major studio, LFL is on the hook for all the costs.  While LFL is big, they are not big like Fox or Paramount or one of those other mega-conglomerates.

And we see what happens to quality SF when the costs get too high for even the big players (we miss you Firefly and Terminator:TSCC).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 6, 2012, 12:13 PM »
Predators was not a sequel to AVP.  It was actually pretty decent, IMO.  Hard to take Adrian Brody seriously as a tough guy though.

Joe Defender / Re: Look at what I just got or have thread
« on: June 1, 2012, 08:55 AM »
Scored a SkyStriker, Renegades Scarlett, Tunnel Rat and Rip Cord all for a shade over $20 on clearance at Target.  The SS was $10.48, and I expect that those that have been sitting at full price and then at $17 will move at this price.  This goes into the "future toy box" for my son.

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