Star Wars : The Force of JJ

This is a spoiler filled blog post, but I’ll put everything under the link located under this picture:


Ok, now here be my Star Wars review, observations, and minor J.J. Abrams rant. this is the link you are looking for


Daredevil Sets a New Standard

Just finished Netflix & Marvel’s Daredevil today. I was at Megacon when it first came out so I held off a bit and only started watching it maybe the week after or so. My daughter and I were watching together and we’re not big on binge watching a show that long so it took a while.

Spoiler free portion of my review:

From the first episode I knew this was something special.The fight sequences were and remained worth watching. Not a bunch of crazy close-ups where we don’t know what’s going on, this show does a lot of fight choreography.  It really adds that special something. And so does the cinematography. The show is gorgeous night or day. I also want to give special shout-out to a feature that I love hearing in media, and that is people using their native languages.  One of my fave parts of Godfather is all the use of Italian. It really puts me in the moment. I don’t speak to my Cuban mother in English, I don’t expect two born and raised Russian brothers speak to each other in anything other than Russian. So props to Daredevil for going that extra mile.

If you like Marvel, and you liked The Dark Knight, odds are you will like Daredevil on Netflix.  It’s already got the green light for another season, and now I know how fans of Orange is the New Black feel, cause I gotta wait a whole freakin year for season 2.

And now the nitty gritty spoileriffic portion….


Avengers : Age of Ultron

At the late night, double feature, picture show I wanna go - Oh oh oh oh
At the late night, double feature, picture show
I wanna go – Oh oh oh oh

I went to the Avengers Double Feature at AMC (Avengers and Avengers 2). If I’d driven to Orlando I could have done the crazy marathon of all the MCU movies in a row starting with Iron Man 1. Now, I already did the marathon for Avengers where they showed all 6 movies, and I was really hoping for a marathon involving just the Phase 2 movies (Avengers, Iron Man 3, Captain America 2, Thor 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and then Avengers 2). But AMC didn’t offer that so I settled for the Double Feature in Real 3D.

Still, I appreciate AMC’s efforts to let us geeks go nuts.  So here’s my non-spoiler review and you can click the link to see my spoiler crazy review.

I liked the movie. It’s worth the ticket. It’s not the best of the MCU lot, but I got pretty much what I hoped for: a kind of messy plot with enough good elements that I enjoyed it anyway. Any time my brain caught up with the craziness on the screen something awesome would happen and I would just forgive the craziness.

Maybe it helped to have such an enthusiastic audience there with me. We had a really good vibe going and I’m going to have to watch the movie again because I know I missed a lot of dialogue when everyone was clapping and cheering. And we did it a lot.

For the sequel to 10 movies (and 3 TV series) that is the prequel for 6 more movies (and potentially 6 TV series), it is without a doubt worth the $12 or whatever you pay to go watch it. That is, if you like watching movies in the MCU already. I have no idea how this movie would stand alone to people who’ve missed most of the previous 10. I doubt it can be seen as a one off.

And now the spoiler filled review.

So many spoilers here

The Hobbit : Battle of the 3 Movies

I also got 3 free posters and a migraine.
I also got three free posters and a migraine.

I spent last Monday at the movie theater for the Hobbit movie marathon. I have a few things to say about that so I’ll start with the non-spoliers and leave the spoilers under the cut.

First off, this is not my first time on this ride. The Hobbit marathon is still shorter than all the Lord of the Rings movies on extended version (a marathon I attended previously) and certainly shorter than the Avengers movie marathon (phase one includes 6 movies). However, I had to do this marathon in 3D, AMC gave no other option. I chose IMAX over Real 3D because I figured I might as well go big or go home. Maybe I would have been better off in Real, but I’ll never know. All I know is IMAX 3D for nine hours gave me a headache for about 2 days and made my daughter want to throw up. I can speculate why exactly this happened, but ultimately, I’m swearing off 3D marathons.

Two, this marathon wasn’t as fun as the others. I had more people with me this time, all from work as usual. But there weren’t as many people in the theater. Avengers was packed and maybe that’s why we all seemed to band together. Even in the LOTR marathon I managed to make a friend. This time was fun, I was better prepared, but I don’t have as many fun quirky stories to tell. and now the spoilers, lots of spoilers