Whatever's cool with me...

Whatever's cool with me...

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ant-Man was fun!

Ant-Man was fun!

First of all I'd like to warn any Nolan-ites to refrain thyselves from posting any unwanted comments here. No matter what they would say, Ant-Man was super fun to watch! The Marvel Cinematic universe will always stay true to its comic form and by adding the usual zest of humor you'd get a perfect blend of a Marvel super hero movie. Ant-Man is no exception. Loved every minute of it!

Paul Rudd was excellent as Scott Lang and I was equally impressed with Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. The supporting casts  were impressive too. In my opinion, that Darren Cross/Yellowjacket character is a dead ringer for the Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger character from the 1st Iron Man movie. 

And how about that...an Avenger actually made an appearance in this movie!

Stan the Man made his cameo at the very end of the movie so for those who expected him to come out much earlier will be disappointed. What I love most about Marvel's cinematic movies however are the mid-credit/post-credit scenes which told us how the next Marvel movies i.e. Avengers 3 & Captain America: Civil War are gonna be. Make sure you watch the movie until the very end of the credits.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Create your own Comic Book Hero kit!

Meet #captainspinner ...conjured from the depths of my son's figment of imagination!  #createyourowncomicbookhero

Meet Captain Spinner ...conjured from the depths of my son's figment of imagination! Every geek parent should try to do this at least once with their kids. Creating & painting the figure was great but hearing my son's detailed backstory of the character (with a hint of his favorite Egyptian folklore thrown in) was the bomb!

Cool thing is the base figures (there are 3 of 'em) and the corresponding headsculpts (also 3 of 'em) are retro-lookin' one might even theorized that they must've came from the 70s!

A geek's ultimate way to spend the weekend....creating/customizing your own #actionfigures !!! #ilhanology #geeky #geekshavethemostfun #boringpeoplepleasereserveyourcomments

This 'Create Your Own Comic Book Hero' kit was produced by Emce Toys (word is that this company was set up by the same guys who founded the Mego action figure company). I've only bought only one of their products before but I think they doing pretty ok for an 'under the radar' company. I've also came across some other products by Emce Toys (most of them were zombie-related and a few other cool lookin' retro stuff) and they do not disappoint. I love these random materials of retro geekery!

I highly recommend this set for those yearning for a good 'ol weekend activity fun!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hot Toys MMS203 Robocop....

Hot Toys MMS203 - Robocop with Mechanical Chair (Docking Station)

Who on earth does not love the '87 Robocop flick? Personally I was hoping to see the 'un-helmeted' Robocop with the exposed Alex Murphy head but I guess HT's gonna milk the character further (that one's coming in the 2nd release sometime in Q3 this year. Until then, here are some of my shots taken off the MMS203 version.

Hot Toys MMS203 - Robocop with Mechanical Chair (Docking Station)


Hot Toys MMS203 - Robocop with Mechanical Chair (Docking Station)

Hot Toys MMS203 - Robocop with Mechanical Chair (Docking Station)

Hot Toys MMS203 - Robocop with Mechanical Chair (Docking Station)

Hot Toys MMS203 - Robocop with Mechanical Chair (Docking Station)

Hot Toys MMS203 - Robocop with Mechanical Chair (Docking Station)

Hot Toys MMS203 - Robocop with Mechanical Chair (Docking Station)


Friday, July 3, 2015

Terminator: Genisys is a hit in my books!


A lot of peopIe will have a lot of things to say about this latest Terminator flick. I couldn't be bothered though, as I think the movie kicked a**! Whatever bad taste in our mouths that we had as a result of being forced to watch Terminator 3 and Terminator Salvation is now all gone! Even my son loved every second of it thanks to the excellent portrayal of our favorite T-800 by the Guv'nor.

First of all I loved the concept of an 'altered' timeline ala Back to the Future's altered 1985. Instead of the scaredy-cat 1984 Sarah Connor, we now get to see a tough version of the character (thank you Daenerys...err..I mean Emilia Clarke) with a certain T-800 as her guardian angel. This also meant that instead of Robert Patrick we now get to see that dude who played Storm Shadow in the G.I.Joe movies as the T-1000 chasing the protagonists.

I love seeing multiple versions of Arnie's T-800 throughout the movie. The CGI team did a wonderful job in convincing us that we're seeing different versions of the character at different timelines. I love the fact that the altered timeline caused a T-800 to be sent to protect a very young Sarah Connor in 1973 and that he faithfully stuck with her throughout the movie. She even called him 'Pops'...awww.

This movie marks the first time that Kyle Reese' fate is actually known to us (the dude lives!). Inevitably we're also made to understand that there might not be any need for a 'John Connor' after all as our heroes had succeeded in preventing Judgement Day altogether. Frankly I was growing a bit weary about hearing on how everybody's scrambling to save John Connor so the Genisys plot was actually a breath of fresh air. Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese saving the day? A T-800 helps along the way and actually survivcd at the end of the movie? No problem.

I've always thought the ending of Terminator 3 was stupid so when I heard Sarah Connor mentioning that 'the future has not been written yet' I was relieved. I just hope that them producers will stop at the current storyline and not confuse us any further and distort the franchise like they did in the 3rd movie. But now we know that this is not gonna happen as at least two more sequels have been planned. (*Spoiler alert*.....the post-credit scene had more or less opened up the possibilities of the return of Skynet,,,,sheesh!).