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Strong Guy Watch: He Made It To the Wedding!

Strong Guy made it to the wedding of Colossus and Shadowcat! X-Men Gold #30 came out this week, the highly celebrated wedding issue. Strong Guy was prominent on the cover, and considering his risky business over in New Mutants, I was a little worried for him.

But he’s still alive and he made it to the wedding!

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Is that the bride’s side or the groom’s side?

That’s his only appearance, his only panel. But he got a seat in the back, is wearing a nice suit and I’m sure he went to all the nice parties. So it’s not that big of a deal, but this is Strong Guy Watch and we watch for Strong Guy wherever he might be! He’s doing great in New Mutants right now, where they mentioned that he got his soul back! Good for him.

And remember, next week is the first issue of Multiple Man! Maybe he’ll show up in that too.

No spoilers for the actual wedding issue. Just know that Kelly Thompson will be writing more X-Men and I’m very, very excited about that!

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6 Dinosaur Movie Franchises We Need Beyond Jurassic World

Why is the Jurassic World franchise the only major movie franchise starring dinosaurs? How is that the world we live in? Dinosaurs are awesome! Everybody loves dinosaurs! Why does no other franchise try to grab onto that big, brass thunder lizard ring?

Especially when there are so many great dinosaur franchises out there to pick from!

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I hope the T-Rex is in this one!

Far be it for me to suggest Hollywood come up with some original dinosaur ideas. Just do what Hollywood does normally and grab an existing TV or book franchise and give it a live action movie. Why they haven’t done this yet for at least half this list is beyond me. Maybe Steven Spielberg has some sort of iron grip throughout Hollywood on dinosaurs? That’s probably the only excuse I will accept.

Dinosaurs are awesome. There are plenty of dinosaur cartoons, video games and books out there. Join me after the jump for my suggestions for new live action dinosaur movie franchises!

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The Incredibles 2 Has Another Surprise Villain

I liked The Incredibles 2 well enough. It’s a fun and exciting movie, about as fun and exciting as we could have hoped. The characters are fun and the action is exciting. But it definitely feels like a movie whipped up 15 years after the fact. Writer/director Brad Bird never made a sequel to The Incredibles because he’d told the story he set out to tell. Now, 15 years and one failed Tomorrowland later, Bird has apparently relented and trotted out a new adventure.

And like almost every single Pixar or Disney movie in the past five or so years, it has a surprise villain. What the heck is going on with this trend?

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Surprise!

Recent readers of this blog might recall the List of Six I wrote only last month that blew the lid off this trend! Since then, my film theory has gained zero traction across the rest of the Internet, so I guess it’s still up to just me to keep harping on this.

It’s weird, right? Am I alone in thinking its weird that nearly every single recent Disney and Pixar movie has a surprise villain?

That’s where the villain’s identity is kept a secret through most of the film, until one of the friendly supporting characters is suddenly revealed to have been secretly evil this whole time.

I won’t reveal the secret identity of the villain — the very anachronistic Screenslaver — because the movie is still too new. I’ve probably said too much in revealing that the villain’s identity is a surprise twist. But somebody has to stand up to this weird storytelling trope at Disney! Somebody has to stand up for the Syndromes of the world, who are villains right from the get go, and are therefore allowed to have character development across the entire film, not just crammed into the very end!

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 6/16/18

Welcome to Unintentional Gail Simone Week! She’s got two comics out on my reading list this week, Domino and Plastic Man, and I enjoyed them both! Simone is firing on all cylinders these days.

Elsewhere this week, we’ve got new Squirrel Girl, Mister Miracle and Man of Steel, all of which were at least pretty good! Comic Book of the Week goes to the first issue of Jason Aaron’s next Thor chapter, which is a stellar debut.

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Thor like smoldering thunder…

Though it had some stiff competition from a hilarious Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, if I’m being totally honest.

Comic Reviews: Domino #3, Man of Steel #3, Mister Miracle #9, Plastic Man #1, Thor #1 and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #33.

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Time to Go Watch The Incredibles 2!

The day has finally come, some 14ish years in the making! I’ll be heading to see The Incredibles 2 after work! Can’t wait for this hugely anticipated sequel! Honestly, I hope it’s great!

I still remember seeing the original Incredibles in theaters. Great film! One of Pixar’s best, but you already knew that. I mostly just wanted to celebrate The Incredibles 2 on this nice Friday, and Honest Trailers is always good for a post!

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