How The Rise of Skywalker Should Have Ended

We are several months removed from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and my opinion hasn’t really changed. It was fine, probably. It wasn’t a big deal. I think the sequel trilogy, on the whole, is a big failure of potential. And now none of that potential will ever come to fruition, unless Disney+ puts out an entire new animated series that tells the stories of Rey, Finn and Poe between the movies. That could definitely be a thing!

Until then, How It Should Have Ended tackles The Rise of Skywalker!

And they do a really good job! Lots of funny gags and bits throughout the video. When they don’t focus on their own in-jokes, they put out good material. Kudos all around!

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 2/15/20

I have an addiction to ordering graphic novels on Amazon. Admitting I have a problem is the first step. But in better news, I finally have my hands on Spider-Man: Life Story! I’ll let you know what I think!

Comic Book of the Week goes to Thor #3, because nothing tickles my pinks quite like an awesome guest appearance from Beta Ray Bill!

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Everybody in new outfits!

Meanwhile, I didn’t like the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. I suppose one argument could be made that I should cut an obvious kids’ movie some slack, but we’ve all seen good kids movies. This is just a dumb film filled with cliches and tropes. And they don’t really get Sonic right. He’s all about attitude, but movie Sonic is a hopeful, lonely kid who just wants a friend. And as the tropes dictate, he gets at least one.

Comic Reviews: Go Go Power Rangers #29, The Green Lantern #1, Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1, Iron Man 2020 #2, Thor #3 and X-Men #6. 

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Stingray is Alive and Kicking!

Good news, everybody! Stingray is alive and well! He’s one of my favorite comic book characters, and one of the characters that is so rare that I like to catalog his appearances when he does show up. And Stingray shows up for a quick bit in the new issue of Iron Man 2020!

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What’s even better is that he’s still alive by the end of the scene! That sort of thing isn’t guaranteed these days.

Stingray was last scene in Jason Aaron’s Avengers comic, where he barely survived an attack by Namor’s sharks! So I’m very happy to report that he recovered from the attack and went right back to being a nautical superhero!

Today’s a good day.

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Batman Has a New Costume; I Don’t Like It

The Batman has started filming. The movie with Robert Pattinson in the lead role and a whole bunch of villains is going to happen. I’m all for it! I like a good Batman movie. And director Matt Reeves gave us our first look at the new Batsuit last night.

 

I don’t care for it.

It looks almost exactly like every other modern Batman costume. It’s all hard, thick armor and normal human eyes. I’m not saying I need him to be wearing spandex or anything, but maybe a happy middle ground? Maybe something new and creative?

Ah well, life is what it is.

No word on Robin as of yet…

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The Most Wes Anderson Movie Trailer of All Time

The fear is that, some day, Wes Anderson will make a movie that is so suffused with Wes Anderson tics that the movie will collapse in on itself. The trailer for his latest film, The French Dispatch, comes dangerous close to that event horizon.

I love it anyway!

I am a huge Wes Anderson fan and I couldn’t be more excited for The French Dispatch. It’s about journalists, of which I am one, and it’s starring as all-star a cast as Wes Anderson has ever had at his disposal!

The trailer looks damn good and damn weird, which is exactly what I’m hoping for! The French Dispatch comes out on July 24.

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