Sunday, December 20, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - spoilers ahead.

The Force Awakens v A New Hope: 18 plot points are the same. EIGHTEEN!  JJ Abrams pulled a Wrath of Khan with the Star Wars franchise. By that I mean, we shouldn't be surprised that JJ Abrams borrowed heavily from A New Hope and the beginning of Empire Strikes Back. He remade Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (and called it Star Trek: Into Darkness) and no one called him on that so why not recast and tweak A New Hope?  

To be clear, I liked Force Awakens OK. It's just startling how much they based the story on the original movie. 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

How to reboot the #FantasticFour movie the right way:

When they again reboot the #FantasticFour movie series (which they will) they should set it in the late 50's to early 60's space race era & stay true to the source material. For better or worse Reed is an egotistical, chauvinistic genius Madmen-type super scientist that steals a rocket ship and gets them all (Sue, Johnny and Ben) to go along with him. And they get irradiated by cosmic rays and get their powers. Then they battle Dr. Doom, Reed's old rival, who is a despot ruler of Latveria. Doom was scarred back in college and injured when an experiment he was conducting goes wrong. He blames his classmate Reed for the experiment's failure. At the end of the movie the FF defeat Doom but only by pushing Doom into the Negative Zone. Problem is they get sucked in with him.

End of the movie: Reed figures out how to get them back but time is different in the Negative Zone and they come back to our present day. After credits: Doom figures out how to get back too in the present day. Sequel set up.

What do you think?

Monday, March 23, 2015 not run by Ted Cruz. If he can't run his own name's website can he be trusted to run the USA?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New comic book idea: "Juke Box Hero"

In the future juke boxes are sentient robots than communicate thru song lyrics. Juke Box Hero (the protagonist) is on a quest to save his fellow juke boxes from the evil human overloads that see juke boxes as obsolete and are attempting to eradicate their kind in favor of digital music that humans control, manipulate and change at their whim. Juke Box Hero "has stars in his eyes" meaning he can shoot laser beams out of his eyes that are as hot as the surface of the sun.