Midweek Mutterings

I feel… 80% better after this Election Day than I did a year ago.

Why are vanilla-flavored Tootsie Rolls a ‘limited edition’?

My dream Marvel film would be a team up with Korg, Groot, and Luis.

While I enjoy watching basketball now, I really wish my Broncos or the 49ers were doing better in football.

Or maybe baseball should just start already.

November 17th is gonna be a busy day.

Thor Ragnarok

This was another great Marvel film.  Not sure if it cracks my top 3 Marvel films list, though, or even my top 10 superhero films list.

There were a couple of cameos that I didn’t expect, and a few… demises that made me sad.

Folks who are growing tired of the superhero genre need to realize that all of the Marvel movies are chapters in a much larger story, which has been building since 2008’s Iron Man.

It’s the second best Thor film for sure, far surpassing The Dark World.

I don’t think there was a weak character in the film, even some of the third tier characters were great.  In fact, this film introduced one of my new favorite MCU characters, Korg.

Here he is in POP! Vinyl form:

I hope he appears in Infinity War.

Go see this film!

The Defenders

It was good.

I enjoyed it more than Iron Fist, about as much as I enjoyed Luke Cage.

That’s about all I can say.

The big takeaway?

Yeah.

Saturday

I started the day with an early screening of Dunkirk.

From the standpoint of a history and World War II enthusiast, it was a great story, well told.

From a film standpoint, it was a good movie.  I can see it getting nominated for awards, and Christopher Nolan may actually win an Oscar for directing.

But because my tastes differ from an Oscar voter, the movie was simply ‘good’.  Entertaining, compelling, but not a film for everyone.

3 stars out of 4.

So many trailers released for so many things that I’m waiting for.

Of them all, the Justice League and Thor: Ragnarok trailers were my favorite movie related ones (Ready Player One gets an honorable mention).

The TV ones were plentiful, with all the CW series and Star Trek Discovery shown.

So much to look forward to in the future.

The Panda’s back.

I don’t know how I feel about this, to be honest.  I believe in second chances, and this season is a wash, so what does it hurt?

Pablo Sandoval was young and made a dumb choice, like many young, dumb people do.

We’ll see what happens.

Homecoming Review

My favorite Spider-Man movie.

Your mileage may vary.

Within the first few minutes, my jaw dropped.  I almost screamed.

No, I can’t say why.  Once you see the movie, you’ll understand, if you know me.

The little things, like Mets stuff in Peter’s room, the music, the nods to the rest of the MCU, made this movie so personal to me.

My spirit animal in this movie is Ned.  I’d be him in this story, but much skinnier, like I was in high school.

And it really did feel like an ’80s high school film, John Hughes-style.

Go see it!  Eight thumbs up!

LOGAN

It was okay.

FOX still can’t create anything that compares to even the Netflix Marvel stuff.  Seriously.

It had some cool moments, but as a whole it was just kinda ‘meh’.

That’s really all I can say.