Friday, May 27, 2016

To Infinity! But not beyond 2016...

I know it's been weeks since the announcement was first made that Disney's toys-to-life video game series, Infinity, was to be unceremonious and seemingly abruptly canceled, and I know in internet time that's like five years or something (depending on how you round), nevertheless, I'm going to talk about it anyway. That's just how I do. So, yeah, I was pretty disappointed to hear Disney Interactive had decided to pull the plug on what I'd assumed was a money-making juggernaut, and then was basically heartbroken when I heard that Rogue One was to be included in upcoming releases, (yeah, that's right, I'm a grown-ass man that plays Infinity, what of it?) meaning that yet another Rogue One-related entity was being ripped from my grasp before my grubby fingers could take hold. But, after reading about what was going on behind the scenes, it appears that the downfall of Infinity was immanent rather than surprising. Now, allow me to use my amazing powers of hindsight to nitpick about what could have been done differently to save the franchise, as well as look ahead to what doors the death of Infinity opens...

How a Line From Blink-182's New Single Refers to Star Wars

Is that title clickbait or what? I mean, it doesn't really count since you can read this intro before you actually click, but still...anyway, let me start by saying please refrain from letting your personal musical tastes scare you away; your opinion of Blink-182 and/or their music is irrelevant as I'm merely discussing one line from their new single "Bored to Death," and not the pros and cons of pop punk or anything like that (though I do really like the song, so feel free to make fun of me if you'd like). As a matter of fact, you don't even have to listen to the song for this post to make sense, so your ears won't have to cheat on Blake Shelton. All is well. Now, follow me to the mosh pit and let's get started...

Friday, May 13, 2016

A Plea for a New Alien Sidekick

Okay, before people start coming after me with pitchforks and torches, I love Chewbacca; he (and Wookiees in general, really) is one of my favorite Star Wars characters. I'm not suggesting he gets replaced, whatsoever, but I think we can all agree that The Force Awakens is an obvious homage to A New Hope with a "passing of the torch" feel when it comes to the old and new where's the new alien sidekick? I know, I know, nobody wants the sequel trilogy to be a carbon copy of the original trilogy, but I, for one, definitely think the saga would benefit from the inclusion of a more fleshed-out alien character for the next generation of Star Wars. The prequels had Jar Jar (granted, he was much, much less-involved after The Phantom Menace), the original trilogy had Chewbacca, so who will take up the mantle for the sequel trilogy?

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Star Wars Day Play-by-Play

Does anyone really care what I did for Star Wars Day? No! Of course not! But, is that going to stop me from writing an entire post dedicated to what I did for Star Wars Day? No! Of course not! Alright, now that we got that out of the way, let's begin:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Every Day is Star Wars Day

"I know it's a film, but actually it means much more than that..." - Gwendoline Christie

That is my favorite quote from The Force Awakens bonus features because it basically sums up exactly how I feel about Star Wars in a simple statement. Yes, everyone, I know it's not real; even if I believe really hard, the Force is never going to exist. But what does exist is an amazing story that gripped me as a child and held fast, leaving an impression that has shaped who I am as much as my parents, where I grew up, and the obstacles I've overcome. I think that certainly qualifies as meaning "much more than that."