The New Mortal Kombat Move is Just Going For It!

At long last, the first trailer for the new live action Mortal Kombat movie has arrived. And jeez louise, people, this movie is just going for it! They’re not being the least bit subtle. Just live action Mortal Kombat in all its glory!

I’m sharing the trailer here on my blog, but it’s a red band, so you may need to just click the link through to YouTube to watch. It’s definitely worth the trouble!

I don’t even know where to begin with this trailer! We saw a bunch of posters for characters yesterday, but clearly the movie is going to be chockful of Mortal Kombat characters. We saw Goro, we saw Reptile, and I think we saw my boy Smoke at one point! And that’s not mentioning all the main characters, like Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Liu Kang, Jax and a billion others! Again, this movie is just going for it!

Digital effects simply weren’t up to snuff back when the first movie came out. Perhaps now we’re ready!

Mortal Kombat comes to theaters and/or HBO Max on April 16!

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6 Thoughts on Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (Book Review)

Once upon a time, in my youth, I read a bunch of Star Wars Expanded Universe novels. I loved the X-Wing series starring Rogue and Wraith squadrons, and I read all manner of New Jedi Order, Darth Maul and other stories. I have started reading Star Wars books again in the pandemic, and I just finished the launching point of the new High Republic era: Star Wars: Light of the Jedi. Since this is the internet, this seems like a good place to tell you my thoughts on something Star Wars-related.

Book Rating: 6/10 – Pretty Good.

So the High Republic. I didn’t have many thoughts on the subject when it was first announced, but I was looking for a new book to read and decided to give Light of the Jedi a try. The book is written by Charles Soule, whose comic work I adore, and I figured it might be fun to get in on this new initiative. I’ve also read a couple of the High Republic comics, but none of the Young Adult novels. And suffice to say, I am not impressed. The High Republic, so far, is largely just fine. I suppose it has potential, but I didn’t see much of that in Light of the Jedi.

Join me after the jump for my thoughts and review of Star Wars: Light of the Jedi. Expect MINOR SPOILERS for the book and the new initiative.

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WandaVision is a Terrible Way to Introduce Mutants to the MCU

I have very much been enjoying WandaVision on Disney+ week in and week out. It’s a fun, exciting, tense, mysterious show, and I’ve been having a blast! That being said, I think WandaVision is a terrible way to introduce mutants into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Not a mutant in the MCU

Along with watching every episode of WandaVision, I’ve also discovered the entire cottage industry on YouTube of reaction videos. I hope people are making good money on this stuff! And I’m reading reviews and recaps and message board comments. There’s so much talk out there about WandaVision, and I have plenty of my own theories, but there’s one fan theory I want to squelch if I can: there is no way WandaVision will or should be the introduction of mutants into the MCU proper.

No spoilers in this opening section! So join me after the jump for more. And expect FULL SPOILERS for WandaVision up until this point (episode 6).

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League Continues to Look Worse and Worse

All opinions are my own. Zack Snyder’s version of the Justice League movie — now a 4-hour movie — is only a month or so away and it looks terrible. The first full, official trailer was released on Valentine’s Day and it’s…oh jeez. It’s a beast of a monstrosity.

This isn’t satire. This isn’t parody. This is real. This is…jeez, what is this? Slow, melodramatic, so full of itself…at least he didn’t re-use Hallelujah again! This thing looks like madness, and every trailer is worse than the last. I’m a huge fan of movie trailers, but this looks so unappealing.

I’m probably still gonna watch it! Zack Snyder’s Justice League comes to HBO Max on March 13!

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 2/13/21

I think I’m relatively done with Future State. I gave it the old college try. I read a bunch of Future State comics. Some of them are even very good. But the deluge of comics to read and the largely mediocre stories has broken me. I just don’t care anymore. That being said, I’m definitely going to check out a bunch of Infinite Frontier comics spinning out of Future State, like the continuing adventures of Next Batman and Yara Flor!

Comic Book of the Week goes, once again, to the new issue of Mighty Morphin. It’s maybe not as dramatic as previous issues, but we finally get the reveal of the new Green Ranger! And it’s everything I could have hoped for!

Behold its might!

Meanwhile, I’ve been playing Ghost of Tsushima and it’s phenomenal! I love a big, open sandbox game and this is right up there are one of the best. Definitely one of the best looking, that’s for sure.

Comic Reviews: Future State: Dark Detective #3, Future State: Robin Eternal #2, The Green Lantern: Season Two #11, Mighty Morphin #4 and Power Pack #3.

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