The God of Fun-der

Thor: Ragnarok opened this past weekend and it was pretty great. There was one thing, however, that stuck out from the rest …of the previews. Black Panther.

Time to get excited for Avengers: Infinity War (the time is long passed). I’m waiting with baited breath for the first trailer. Until then, Thor can tide you over with heart, massive battles, and laughs.

One thing Thor: Ragnarok showed us, no hero sidekick is safe. Not even the blonde locks are safe from the cutting room floor. Some beloved secondary characters lose their hero shields. This isn’t new to the Thor franchise, however. Thor: The Dark World also had a significant character death to help goad the hero into battle once more.

And, yes, the fight scene between Thor and Hulk teased in the trailer is as good as you’d hope from the previews.

The laughs and the spaceships are reminiscent of Guardians of the Galaxy, but the comradary between Thor and Hulk, and Hulk and Valkyrie is more than excellent enough to keep the movie fresh and fun.

So, go see it if you haven’t. Go see it again if you have (apparently, there were plenty of Easter eggs). And remember to stay through the credits…or go pee and come back.

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Walking in a Halloween Wonderland

It’s the time of year when you sit at home, build a fire in somewhere in your house (hopefully, in the fireplace {a functional one}) and set chestnuts on it to roast–wait, Halloween’s tomorrow–better use pumpkin seeds.

The crisp air, the changing leaves, soon kids will clamor up my porch and yell for candy. Unfortunately, in the cold weather, I won’t know what their costume is. They’ll be so bundled up, they might as well be models for The North Face or Columbia.

I can hear the knees knocking on my skeletons outside every night. Doesn’t mean I let them in, they’re too rowdy at night. Bunch of night owls. Still, they wait, on the porch, for any unsuspecting person to pass their way. Not that they’re hiding ready to leap out at someone, more just casually relaxing, inclined to say hello, but, not everyone likes skeletons.

Thankfully, Disney has us covered with movies like Frozen and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back which have plenty of frozen looks for anyone to enjoy and recognize.

Honestly, I don’t really mind the cold…well, that’s not true, I don’t mind it as long as I stay inside, but with how long the warm weather lingered, I don’t really think it’s fair to dislike the cold now that it’s finally arrive. Sure, a more gradual arrival would have been preferred instead of 70 one day and 50 the next and 40 the day after, but we get what we get.

It may not be winter yet (we haven’t even turned our clocks back for Fall), but as Ned Stark’s meme says, “Winter is Coming”.  I just get confused where pumpkin spice season ends and cranberry season begins. What the demarcation line? Halloween? Thanksgiving? December 1st?

Well, enjoy your candy tomorrow, or tonight if you’re dipping into the handout stash early, don’t rot out too many teeth, and remember to stay warm and toasty by a fire. If all else fails, just crawl inside a tauntaun.

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October Pros and Cons

Well, here we are, nearing the end of October and it’s still nice and warm in Michigan. I know what you’re all thinking, “This is proof, finally, that global climate change exists”. I’m not here to dispel any rumors or start any arguments, I’ll just say, don’t use Michigan as your gauge. Everyone knows, we can experience all four seasons in a single day.

Just ask the internet.

Sure, it might be great to prepare to trick-or-treat and not have to worry about no one knowing that you’re Han Solo because your costume is under your winter jacket. All that work you did on perfecting the metallic gleam of your blaster will totally be worth it when you hold up innocent Rodians for their stash of candy.

Downside: it’s still construction season.

Upside: Skeletons won’t blend in as easily.

Downside: That cool Hogwarts hoodie will have to remain in your closet. As will your favorite eternity scarf imprinted with the first 500 words of your latest novel in progress.

Upside: Warm weather while raking leaves.

Downside: Warm weather while raking leaves.

Just think, soon it’ll be November, we’ll have another election, you’ll be eating turkey and falling asleep at the dinner table (like every other Thursday), and lamenting driving in the snow. Enjoy the warm weather while you can. Just don’t drive too fast.

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Looking Forward to November

With Halloween right around the corner, I can’t help but feel a little excited. I mean, who doesn’t love the spooky, the weird, and the funny. Of course, there’s a lot to look forward to in life in general.

Example: Guys, there’s only a few more weeks until Thor: Ragnarok comes out. Wait, maybe that needs an exclamation point. November 4th! That week’s going to be so awesome. 1. Halloween is that Tuesday. 2. Thor releases that Friday.

That’s like an early Christmas or something.

Plus, there’s finally a bald hero!

Can you say Halloween costume? I’ve already got the beard and the bald, I just need to work on the scary face… Wait, he’s standing beside Hela…does that make him the bad guy (and where’s Enchantress?)?

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From Yahoo!

(No, not that one.)

Skurn Scurge Executioner rarely ventures far without the woman he pines for. Of course, she doesn’t have to be in the movie. This could just be one of the off times in their on-again, off-again relationship. Or she is and Marvel is keeping it under wraps.

Either way, Thor Ragnarok looks like it’ll be pretty good amazing! I’m not going to get my hopes up, just in case, I mean, what if it turns out to be like Green Lantern? {This isn’t a DC movie, remember? [Oh, right.}} great. Hopefully, the trailers haven’t used all the funny bits just to entice us.

 

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STAR WARS!!1! or just Star Wars…

I don’t know if you’re aware, but there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out soon. And, during Monday Night Football, a new trailer premiered (so, people actually watched football on Monday? {some people watch it all the time; don’t judge}).

Dynamic. Epic. Awesome. Or just meh? Does Rey fall to the dark side? Do we finally learn that Luke’s her father? Was there a hand attached to the lightsaber when it was found in Cloud City? Will Kylo and Rey kiss only for us to discover that they’re cousins? Will Finn learn that Lando is his father? Will Poe and BB-8 survive whatever battle they seem to be fighting? Is that bird next to Chewbacca the actual Millennium Falcon (honestly, how can a bird co-pilot?)? Does the First Order have AT-ATs? And does that mean this will just be a rehash of The Empire Strikes Back (is it still a rehash if the ice planet is switched for a fire planet?)?

These are the questions many hope get answered in The Last Jedi.

Of course, there are plenty of other questions that need answers. Like, can Rey defeat Kylo and Snoke if she doesn’t have a green bladed lightsaber? Will she lose a hand (and Luke’s {Anakin’s} blue lightsaber?)?

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From YouTube

Do you want to go see the movie at midnight or will you wait until the weekend and avoid spoilers like that one time you missed a Game of Thrones episode (never again)?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiers on December 15, 2017.

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