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I caught it last night as well and have mostly good things to say about it.  I'd give it a 7 or 8 our of 10 and it's definitely my favorite DC movie to date (which is still not saying much).  The backstory is really well done and the fight scenes were excellent.  There are a LOT of slow-down sequences in every fight (Matrix style), which I know some people hate, but I think it's a great device for comic-book-like action where you really want to hang with the visual for a few extra seconds.  The acting and plot were mostly solid and they did a good job mixing in some humor (like WW changing her clothes to fit in, but still wanting to carry her sword and shield down the street). Cool seeing her figure out her powers with each new battle as well.  She's got moves like Captain America, the Hulk's smash mouth strength, and the body of Black Widow.  Not a bad recipe for a successful action hero.

On the negative side, I can see where the story gets a little slow for more casual fans. There's no sex or nudity, but some of the sex-talk had my 10yo squirming a bit. It was natural and fit well with the movie - just be a little prepared for questions if you bring your kid. As much as I liked the WW fight scenes, I didn't remotely understand her power set by the end of the movie.  I can't tell if I just know Marvel characters a lot better, but I can't even begin to describe the stuff WW can do once you get past her strength and agility. It also felt a LOT like the Captain America movie, just using a hot chick in place of the captain.  I really liked that movie though, so no harm done.  The only serious complaint I really have is the heavy-handed "make war, not love" message throughout the film and at the very end.  Its clear pretty early on that WW grew up sheltered from the outside world and wasn't prepared for the horrors of war - we didn't need that hammered in 16 times.  Just felt a bit forced to me by the end. 

The thing about that movie that's getting me?  This reaction from male fans about some women's only screenings that only a few theaters are holding.  FFS guys, get over yourselves.  Are you really THAT insecure that you need to attack something like that?

I haven't heard anything about this.  Is that even legal?  I guess I wouldn't complain so long as there were other outlets and movie times that didn't inconvenience when and where I wanted to watch the movie.  That said, I think this would be less of an issue if middle-age white guys felt like someone out there was looking out for them too.  Not looking to derail with a big debate on this, but when there's an activist group for every other person in society, I guess I can see feeling a little unrepresented.  I think a women-only showing is a neat idea, but then what would the public reaction be to a theater only having screenings for men when Iron Man came out or black-only screenings of Black Panther?  When you celebrate one group's diversity while frowning on the other, that's discrimination.  I think you'd find a lot less protest here if it was socially acceptable to have men-only events.  Just my two cents.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« on: May 31, 2017, 10:12 AM »
There's a nice spoiler in the Lego set image Nick posted earlier...

#75190 - First Order Star Destroyer w/ 2 x First Order Stormtroopers, Supreme Leader Snoke, black BB unit & 2 x mini-figures TBD

Don't click on it if you want to avoid knowing anything about the movie.  Otherwise, click the arrow in the picture to see the minifigures included in the set.  Looks like Snoke is not a giant alien, but actually just Goldmember from the Austin Powers movie. 

I did not see that coming!

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2017
« on: May 31, 2017, 10:08 AM »
#75190 - First Order Star Destroyer w/ 2 x First Order Stormtroopers, Supreme Leader Snoke, black BB unit & 2 x mini-figures TBD

Do not look at the minifigure picture on this one if you're trying to avoid spoilers.  I had to do a double take, but this definitely clears up a few questions about a certain baddie. 

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 30, 2017, 05:00 PM »
Sounds cool!  Nice score

Other Toy Lines / Re: Zica Toys 3.75" Sectaurs Figure Line
« on: May 30, 2017, 10:40 AM »
Comfortable in his own exoskeleton I guess.

Buwahahaha!  Well played.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: May 30, 2017, 10:39 AM »
Thanks for the head's up.  I'll have to start scouting Tonka TRU again...

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 30, 2017, 10:32 AM »
Nice grab Nick!  How does this thing compare to the vintage Kenner Interceptor?  I know zilch about the the Glasslite stuff.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: May 24, 2017, 01:17 PM »
Are the reviews bad?  EW actually talked it up quite a bid and I've heard good things from the few people I know who have seen it.  I heard it's much more closely mapped to "Aliens" than any of the other installments, which suits me just fine. 


Is it just me or are we seeing a ton of celebrity deaths this year?  It feels like some new big name drops every week.   :-\

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« on: May 23, 2017, 05:57 PM »
Who told Phasma she could remove her helmet?

+1  Beat me to it.  LOL!

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: May 23, 2017, 11:44 AM »
That's awesome!  Feels like I heard about this somewhere a while back, but had forgotten all about it.  Definitely going to grab one of these if I can find it.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 22, 2017, 10:34 AM »
I nabbed a Tie Striker set this weekend at Walmart on clearance for $31.  They only had one and the box was pretty beaten, but I couldn't resist at that price.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 19, 2017, 10:25 AM »
I have no idea what any of that means, but this looks like it takes itself way to seriously.  This Trailer looks more like my style...

Other Toy Lines / Re: Zica Toys 3.75" Sectaurs Figure Line
« on: May 18, 2017, 04:29 PM »
Those prices are pretty good.  $100 for a set of 7?  I would be on board at that price.  $20 is about my threshold unless there's 1-2 figures that really spark my interest (looking at you Vitruvian Hacks armored skeleton).

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: May 18, 2017, 04:25 PM »
That looks awesome.  But as usual, I just want 1-2 of the five figures, Hopefully they will release some as individuals like they did with Enchantress. 

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