Author Archives: Sean Ian Mills
There’s a new trailer for the Godzilla sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters! Fancy that!
Looks pretty neat. We can some fleeting glimpses of the other big monsters, Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah, as well as more of the big man himself. The glimpses are a touch too fleeting, I feel, and I want to see more right now! But I must be patient.
I enjoyed the first Godzilla film and didn’t mind that he was used sparingly. This sequel looks like it’s taking that criticism to heart and just giving us a ton of giant monsters doing giant monster things. We’ll see if it pays off!
And somehow Godzilla vs. King Kong is supposed to top this…
A new game from the makers of Fallout: New Vegas was revealed at some video game awards last weeks. It’s called The Outer Worlds, and it looks amazing!
The Outer Worlds looks to be based around the Fallout: New Vegas system. There’s actually a pretty funny story behind this, if I recall correctly. Basically, the makers of the original Fallout games, with their irreverent wit, eventually got fired from the company they worked for and went on to regroup and form Obsidian Entertainment, while the rights to the Fallout games were sold to Bethesda.
Bethesda has made some good Fallout games (Fallout 3 and Fallout 4), but they’re right in the middle of a big stinker that is Fallout 76. I don’t know, because I haven’t played it yet, because of all the negative response.
But the true gem of the modern Fallout games was Fallout: New Vegas. Bethesda hired Obsidian to make New Vegas, which is what sets it apart from Fallouts 3 and 4. I played New Vegas through completely at least three times. I loved that game! But then Bethesda didn’t bring Obsidian back to make Fallout 4 or Fallout 76.
So rather than rest on their laurels, it seems the fine folks at Obsidian have just made their own Fallout game, without Fallout! It’s got the same sense of humor, the same first-person style, the same dialogue choices, the same feel. The Outer Worlds looks great! Can’t wait to play it!
Have you seen the trailer yet for Captain Marvel? What about Avengers: Endgame? Or the new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer? Is that not out yet? This week was crazy with Marvel movie trailers! Almost like it’s Christmas!
We’ve got some solid Marvel comics this week, too! Like Uncanny X-Men and West Coast Avengers! But DC wins Comic Book of the Week with the second issue of Grant Morrison’s The Green Lantern!
Meanwhile, take a second to go watch those trailers again. They’re pretty great! Then come back here and read the rest of my reviews.
Comic Reviews: Batman #60, The Green Lantern #2, Uncanny X-Men #4, and West Coast Avengers #5.
Here it is, folks! The first trailer for Avengers 4, now titled Avengers: Endgame! It’s here, it’s great, and you should watch it immediately!
Loved this trailer! Loved the darkness, loved the hopelessness, love the emotion, and I super loved the Scott Lang stinger at the end! He’s my favorite character in the MCU, and Paul Rudd arriving in the darkest hour to charm his way into saving the day is exactly what I want from Avengers: Endgame!
I started watching the new She-Ra and the Princesses of Power cartoon on Netflix this past week and I’m already in love! We have genius showrunner Noelle Stevenson to thank for that, creator of the beloved Lumberjanes. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power hits all the sweet spots that I love in modern day cartoons, with deft attention paid to characters, story, lore and world-building.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is only the latest in a long line of cartoon reboots of 1980s classics. There’s a new DuckTales, a new My Little Pony, a new Voltron, a new Inspector Gadget, a new Danger Mouse, and the unending lines of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers reboots. There was an old Thundercats reboot and a new one coming up. We’ve also got new Care Bears on the horizon. The 80s are ripe for nostalgia reboots!
So what’s left? And what do I want to see? Join me after the jump for six suggestions!