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Obi-Wan is Looking Pretty Fly

I totally blew it for May the Fourth! It fell on a Wednesday, too, and I wasted my List of Six on some LEGO toys. Alas. Hopefully I can make up for that mistake by just posting this Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show trailer on May the Fifth. Does that still count? Probably not.

The trailer looks great! Lots of action, lots of tense moments, the promise of confrontation between Obi-Wan and Owen Lars. And the promise of some kind of confrontation between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader. Will it be as awesome as we all hope? I guess we’ll find out when Obi-Wan Kenobi arrives on Disney+ on May 27.

A date where I will be heading out of town for a week-long trip. So I’m gonna miss out for several days.

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The Upcoming Chip n’ Dale Movie Goes to Some Weird Place

The “live action” Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers movie is coming in a month on Disney+ and I don’t think it’s like anything any of us expected. It’s so meta it’s on a whole different level. But it still looks kind of…like it’s going to be OK.

I’m definitely a John Mulaney fan, and he gets a couple of really good lines as Chip. So I guess we’re just going to see if this whole thing holds together and gets to be a good movie. I’m going to keep my hopes high. I loved the cartoon as a kid, and I’m capable of a lot of hope.

Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers comes to Disney+ on May 20.

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I’m Now Less Interested in the Lightyear Movie

The first teaser trailer for Lightyear really struck a chord with me thanks to its sweet rendition of David Bowie’s “Starman”. We didn’t know too much about the story, and I am totally open to a movie about Buzz Lightyear the fictional character. That’s fine by mean and not too hard to understand.

But now we’ve got a new story trailer, and I’m liking the movie less and less with each subsequent trailer. There’s no “Starman” at all in this one.

I guess I don’t know what I’m expecting from this movie, but a typical adventure where our hero teams up with a squad of rando losers in order to save the day wasn’t one of them. That seems less a story about something and more just story filler. Also, and perhaps I’ll take flak about this from the millions of people who read this blog, but I already hat that robotic cat.

I’ve really taken a hard stance in recent years against animated animal sidekicks. Movies don’t need that crutch!

Anyway, Lightyear comes to theaters on June 17.

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Lightyear: I Love the Song, I Hate the Cat

A new, full trailer has come out for Lightyear, the Buzz Lightyear origin movie starring Chris Evans. I liked the teaser trailer better, and I definitely still love the haunting use of David Bowie’s “Starman”. But now I really, really hate the robotic cat.

This has become a real pet peeve of mine in animated movies: useless animal sidekicks. It’s definitely going to spawn a List of Six in a couple of weeks. Sometimes you get an animal sidekick like Mushu, who actually participates in the story. Other times you get the chicken from Moana. That stupid chicken. And now we’ve got this robo-cat. We don’t yet know his role in the story of Lightyear, but my Spidey Sense is tingling that this is not good.

We’ll find out on June 17 when Lightyear comes to…theaters? It’s a Pixar movie, so Disney might just dump it on Disney+ again. We shall see!

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6 Thoughts on the First Season of Hawkeye

I’m a couple of weeks late with this list, but time and the holidays make fools of us all. The first season of the Hawkeye TV show on Disney+ came and went and it was an utter delight! Marvel Studios is doing a wonderful job adapting their movie characters into TV shows, and I have enjoyed every one — especially Hawkeye. From just liking Clint Barton on the big screen, to looking forward to the introduction of Kate Bishop, I had high hopes for the Hawkeye show from the very beginning. And it lived up to the hype and then some.

TV Rating: 9/10 – Great.

I will admit that these Marvel shows aren’t all grand and wonderful television. There are shows that are more dramatic and engaging, shows that are more inventive. But in terms of creating enjoyable TV shows out of MCU characters and properties, these Disney+ shows — and especially Hawkeye — are doing a great job. They’re hugely fun, very entertaining, and use the characters in fun and cool ways. I think Marvel Studios is nailing it in their quest to expand onto the small screen, and I really look forward to the movies and shows interacting and intersecting even more. The pandemic pumped the brakes on that, but it’s only a matter of time.

Join me after the jump for my full thoughts/review of the Hawkeye TV show. Expect FULL SPOILERS for the show! And feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments!

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