The Internet was blowing up last night when the first officially released trailer of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was finally shown. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch it now. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Excited yet? What’s that? You don’t know who any of the characters are? That’s understandable considering the likes of Star-Lord, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer aren’t household names like Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man. That’s why Marvel decided to release character specific mini-trailers to give the world a taste of this oddball group.
This week’s Roundtable has us look at some hot movie news including the reveal that Dinobots will be in Transformers 4, a look at the debut trailer for the RoboCop reboot, and Marvel Studios looking to have a female character head a movie!
Emmett Williams is back with another movie review! This time, he looks back at the final entry in the original Star Wars trilogy. If you would like to contribute a review, article, opinion piece, video, or anything else having to do with geek media, just follow the instructions here!
I’m fully certain that everyone already knows the plot of The Return of the Jedi, so I’m not going to waste time avoiding spoilers or retreading the plot of a 30-year old movie.
I most likely won’t be able to make it to the cinema this week, which is why, for the sake of consistency, I’m doing my best to deliver a retro movie review. Why Star Wars? It was requested.
The following is a contributed review of the movie World War Z by Emmett Williams. If you would like to share a review, opinion piece, video, or anything else pertaining to geek media, just follow the instructions here!
Before I start, I should note that I have not read the novel World War Z by Max Brooks, and therefore cannot discuss how faithful of an adaptation this movie is. I have to take it on its own merits.
World War Z is the kind of movie that I would hold up as a model of “just okay.” Acting is competent, budget is visible, thereʼs some action, and thereʼs some suspense. What irritated me most was how the movie couldn’t seem to decide on what it wanted to do at times. Thereʼs a wonderfully tense scene close to the beginning of the movie that had me thinking “this could turn out to be pretty good,” and just as the thought entered my mind, the tension was shattered by the cheapest kind of jump scare. Jump scares are not scary! They make you jump for a second, then youʼre irritated for a minute.
Okay, we all know who won this but watch as I go over the fine and not so fine moments leading up to Sony’s crushing victory. The “Xbox Fanboy” makes a return, Sony trolls Microsoft hard, and I give a personal message on what it means to be a gamer.