New Predator Movie

Just left the theater where I got to watch the new Predator movie in the Regal RPX auditorium. This was full of action and humor right off. The Loony Unit was nearly perfect. I only wish the part that Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones) played had more to it.

They made sure to include the “get to the chopper” line and other throwbacks that helped connect it to the older movies. Olivia Munn kicked some ass for a scientist, I enjoyed seeing her throw down even better than most of the soldiers.

The new vision of the predator tech gave a lot of room to grow the series while keeping the original cannon tech in tact. It was inspiring seeing the little boy with Autism be able to grasp the complex alien language, becoming the biggest bad ass of them all by the end.

Hurry out to see this newest installment in the predator series, supporting it so we can get many more.

Bad Samaritan

Spoilers

I just walked out of the theater where I watched the new arm rest gripping movie Bad Samaritan. Lead actor, David Tennant, delivered a truly compelling sociopathic character that is going to make me nervous to go out in the nearby downtown of Portland, OR where this story took place.

I appreciated the small touches that showed they really shot the film here in Portland. The best was probably the channel 7 newscaster. The nearby town they chose for the second location would have only been better if it were Estacada, where we all know the true serial killers bury their bodies.

If you enjoy a good thriller rush out this weekend and watch the Bad Samaritan, just don’t let the valet park your car.

Best line of the movie

And that’s how you save someone

Marvel and Disney

I recently heard that Disney had purchased Marvel a few years back. At first I was pretty excited about it. They have clearly upped the game regarding the MCU. They have also done a great job with the more recently acquired Lukas Films.

Here is the big draw back from having the MCU part of the larger Disney world. Disney does not want to release movies that will conflict with other movies release dates. So Marvel doesn’t only have to consider their own conflicts, they have to consider all Disney conflicts. This has potentially caused one of the highly anticipated MCU movies to be killed off, The Inhumans. This movie would have been the culmination of the whole Shield TV series that is currently playing on ABC. It would have given us a better chance for seeing Vin Diesel in a real Marvel role, not only an unrecognizable voice of Groot on Guardians of the Galaxy.

All this is to say Disney needs to not worry so much about the conflicts. If a movie I really want to see is coming out this weekend, and then another the following weekend, I’ll go to both. Just keep focused on turning out great products for us and we will keep coming as often as they come out. By worrying so much about conflicts you will only be cutting yourselves short for even larger profits.

What’s your ideal MCU Mash-up?

I just finished watching Guardians of the Galaxy again and it got me thinking, wouldn’t Star Lord and Deadpool be great together? Just think of the ensuing hilarity! Even better would be to throw Spider Man into the mix. Between these three I am sure we could have some good arguments about food, love, and who has the best outfit.

I imagine a closing scene going something like this:

Deadpool – “Whew, that was a tough one. Let’s get some chimichangas guys.”

Spiderman – “No, let’s get pizza, we are in New York after all.”

Star Lord – “I remember pizza, that get’s my vote.” He raises his hand.

Deadpool – “We aren’t your merry band of do gooders here Jason. No voting, unless you can grow that hand back.”

Star Lord – He drops his hand, “Aaah, chimichangas, aaauu, sounds good actually.” He leans over to Spidy, “what’s a chimichanga?”

 

So, what would be your ideal MCU Mash-Up?

Deadpool!?!

I thought this a fitting first post. I used to believe that Gambit was my favorite superhero with his suave french influences and mysterious air. That was, until I discovered the brilliance that is Deadpool. One of my favorite superheroes (?) over the last few years.

I loved how they worked in the references to all the previous comic book characters that Ryan Reynolds has played. He has a number, such as, Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Hannibal King in the Blade series, and of course the first and terrible rendition of Wade Wilson/Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. How can you take the mouth away from “the merc with a mouth” and still call it the same character?

A couple of my favorite lines would have to be, “Whose kitty litter did I just shit in?” and “After a brief adjustment period, and a couple of drinks, it’s a face… I could sit on.”

The movie was almost everything I had hoped for. They could have pushed the envelope a bit more, had Morena Baccarin show a bit more skin, or better yet Ryan Reynolds, haha. But I understand the need to appeal to the masses. I hope he gets to have many more appearances.