Dork Nation http://dorknation.net Made for Dorks, by Dorks Tue, 13 Dec 2016 18:17:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 77921224 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review Roundup http://dorknation.net/2016/rogue-one-star-wars-story-review-roundup/ http://dorknation.net/2016/rogue-one-star-wars-story-review-roundup/#respond Tue, 13 Dec 2016 18:17:36 +0000 http://dorknation.net/?p=647 With just 3 days away from the worldwide release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” the embargo on the reviews have lifted and word has started to hit on whether or not this film is any good. One thing is certain, this film has been critic proof since the very day this stand alone … Continued

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With just 3 days away from the worldwide release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” the embargo on the reviews have lifted and word has started to hit on whether or not this film is any good. One thing is certain, this film has been critic proof since the very day this stand alone film was announced…so why don’t we see what some of the nation’s critics had to say about it. And this Friday, The Nation will give their review of the film so stay tuned.

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The Hollywood Reporter:

Action-packed and engaging.

Loaded with more battle action than any of its seven predecessors, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story plays like a set-up for the events in the 1977 original and, for the most part, does so quite entertainingly.

Full review can be found here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-review-955566

Variety:

The other Hollywood industry trade paper adds that “Rogue One” is “a gritty war movie with few kid-friendly ingredients” and that its “the first “Star Wars” movie for grown-ups.” They capped off their review with perhaps the single best sentence any true Star Wars fan would appreciate: “But for the original generation of “Star Wars” fans who weren’t sure what to make of episodes one, two, and three, “Rogue One” is the prequel they’ve always wanted.”

Full review can be found here: http://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-review-1201939299/

Entertainment Weekly:

The leading entertainment magazine in the country, EW, gave the new film a grade of B+. The publication went on to say “Rogue One would have been a very good stand-alone sci-fi movie if it came out under a different name. But what makes it especially exciting is how it perfectly snaps right into the Star Wars timeline and connects events we already know by heart with ones that we never even considered. It makes you wonder how many other untold stories are waiting in the shadowy corners of Lucas’ galaxy far far away.”

Read the full review here: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/12/13/rogue-one-star-wars-story-ew-review

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USA Today:

However all the above reviews rave about how refreshing the film is to the Star Wars universe, USA Today did not feel the same. They gave the film 2 1/2 stars saying “Rogue One is often undermined by its close ties to George Lucas’ original trilogy” and “misses a real chance to turn the familiar into something remarkable.”

Read the full review here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2016/12/13/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-movie-review/95356794/

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Honest Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice http://dorknation.net/2016/honest-review-batman-v-superman-dawn-justice/ http://dorknation.net/2016/honest-review-batman-v-superman-dawn-justice/#respond Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:47:17 +0000 http://dorknation.net/?p=641 The Nation prides itself in providing, you the reader, the most honest angle to any geeky story and cutting out all of the hype coming from the studios just to drum up money so that’s why when the godfather of the Nation, C. Harris gets up, goes out and pays his hard earn money to … Continued

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The Nation prides itself in providing, you the reader, the most honest angle to any geeky story and cutting out all of the hype coming from the studios just to drum up money so that’s why when the godfather of the Nation, C. Harris gets up, goes out and pays his hard earn money to see a movie and then decides to write a review about it you know it struck a cord with him. Plus, you are not going to find a more HONEST review anywhere on this huge blockbuster then right here on The Dork Nation so with that here’s his review:

Where to begin…..
First off, any bad review over this film let’s me know IMMEDIATELY that they NEVER picked up a Justice League comic. Look, if you didn’t collect Justice League comics from the early ’80s to the early 2000s, then DON’T GO SEE THE FILM. I don’t like Victorian period films, so why bother spending my hard earned loot to go see one and immediately yell, “this is garbage.”

Second, the fucking film industry needs to revamp their rating system. How in the hell did this film get a PG-13 and Deadpool got a rated R??? There is just as much carnage in this film, hell, even MORE than in Deadpool, so you idiotic parents that love to take your newborns and 5 year old bastards to these films – STAY HOME!

What made me cream my pants the most is the director stuck as close to the comic as possible. I am so fucking tired of Hollyweird destroying good story lines just to please their egos and put their own personal spin on shit. If I wanted the director’s personal opinion, I would go to their house and sit down for story time. Don’t trash good stories already made. THIS DIRECTOR DIDN’T!!!

Some people will say “it’s way too long.”
Well, if you’re introducing new people or introducing people to form a group, there has to be a lot of back story given. DC Comic book heads will really appreciate that because it’s introducing ‘the glue’ of how a team is formed. That shit would have been RACHET as hell if they just threw them all together.

All the back stories were excellently done, which I haven’t seen done in years in any type of genre film. Even the introduction of AquaMan, who is hands down the lamest motherfucker in the Justice League. They were even able to make him cool. The Flash….well I don’t know about that one. I think that’s going to be massive miscast for the next film. However, HANDS DOWN THE STAR OF THE FILM WAS WONDER WOMAN. Now, I was so hardcore mad about Gal Gadot being cast as Wonder Woman. I even said bring back 70 year old Lynda Carter……pump her up with steroids and have her do stunts until she breaks both her hips of turns into dust. Gal Gadot played the SHIT out of that role and even got a standing ovation from the theater crowd at one point. That woman is a BEAST.

Now, if you now any history of the Justice League, they are like a mismatched family with a ton of personal problems. They have even disbanded around 10 times since the early 80’s because of infighting and they have been rebooted I don’t know how many times. The best reboot is from the late ’90s. Everyone is getting up in age. Superman takes time off and leaves town. Wonder Woman goes back her magical island. Batman, he retires around age 52 or 55, becomes basically a bitter drunk, that hates the world. This is where Ben Affleck shines. He was perfectly cast to play bitter ass Batman. HE NAILED THE ROLE. This Batman comes out of retirement and shines in the DC Universe. Why? Because this Batman doesn’t believe taking villains to Arkham Asylum. That motherfucker goes HAM on everyone that gets in his way and kills them. The body count for Batman is just as high as Deadpool’s body count. Seeing grey haired Affleck just destroying shit brought tears to my eyes. It was a work of art.

There is only one MAJOR problem I see them running into for this franchise – the casting of Lex Luthor. The casting director should have been hog tied and beaten for 90 days for casting Jesse Eisenberg. HE IS A FUCKING GARBAGE ASS ACTOR IN EVERY FUCKING MOVIE. Lex Luthor has always been tall, muscular, bald, and smooth. He’s the second greatest mind in the DC Universe after Brainiac (I disagree with this, I think it should be Batman because Batman has defeated Lex countless times). Jesse Eisenberg is a sniveling 5’5″, man midget, that plays the role of Lex Luthor as if he’s the Joker. Lex never acts like he’s out of his mind. That’s just not in his character. If you close your eyes and listen to Jesse’s acting…..I can’t tell him from the psychotic Joker at all. Just a total miscast and bad acting.

If you like old school DC comics golden era of the Justice League, you will LOVE this film. Would I see it again? NO. Too damn long. It’s like trying to watch the movie Titanic more than once.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Reviews Are In http://dorknation.net/2016/batman-v-superman-dawn-justice-reviews/ http://dorknation.net/2016/batman-v-superman-dawn-justice-reviews/#respond Tue, 22 Mar 2016 23:07:10 +0000 http://dorknation.net/?p=634 Fire up the Bat-signal, the review embargo for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been lifted and they are flying in as fast as Superman can fly around the world. There is no doubt that this is one of the they highly anticipated films of the year and not a single bad word will … Continued

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Fire up the Bat-signal, the review embargo for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been lifted and they are flying in as fast as Superman can fly around the world. There is no doubt that this is one of the they highly anticipated films of the year and not a single bad word will hurt its box office stake. And that is a good thing because we here at the Nation have combed through and gathered for you some notable the reviews all in one place….and have not found a single good word.

Entertainment Weekly, keep in mind is a owned by Time Warner, gave its parent company’s film a grade of C+ saying “It’s overstuffed, confusing, and seriously crippled…”

Hollywood Reporter goes far as to say “…the film may be imposing, but it’s not fun.”

While the other Hollywood trade paper, Variety, adds “it would be nice to see these heroes, and this series, take a few more breathers to enjoy the view.”

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First Look: Star Wars Land http://dorknation.net/2016/first-look-star-wars-land/ http://dorknation.net/2016/first-look-star-wars-land/#respond Mon, 22 Feb 2016 13:19:44 +0000 http://dorknation.net/?p=624 Last night during the two hour special celebrating the 60th anniversary of Disneyland viewers got their first glimpse at the most anticipated expansion coming to the theme park, Star Wars Land. The new 14 acre park coming to both Disneyland and Disney World will take visitors to a galaxy, far, far away that is, for … Continued

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Last night during the two hour special celebrating the 60th anniversary of Disneyland viewers got their first glimpse at the most anticipated expansion coming to the theme park, Star Wars Land. The new 14 acre park coming to both Disneyland and Disney World will take visitors to a galaxy, far, far away that is, for some a stone throws away from their own doorstep. From the 8 minute presentation that focused on the new theme land, Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford, shared with everyone the two new rides people will get to take part in, including jumping into the cockpit of perhaps the most famous spaceship in space, the Millennium Falcon.

New opening date has been announced for the new expansion but many hope that we will get to walk in Luke, Han, Chewie, Leia and the others famous footsteps in time for Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019.

You can see all the goodness coming to the the parks at the video:

Video courtesy: Disneyland Experience

*The Nation will upload an HD version of the presentation once it becomes available.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Begins Production http://dorknation.net/2016/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-begins-production/ http://dorknation.net/2016/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-begins-production/#respond Wed, 17 Feb 2016 14:33:28 +0000 http://dorknation.net/?p=621 This morning Marvel Studios announced the start of production on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” with a new team still of the crew of the Milano including Baby Groot. Along with the announcement came word of who is joining the crew this time out including Kurt Russell who’s been long rumored to be playing … Continued

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This morning Marvel Studios announced the start of production on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” with a new team still of the crew of the Milano including Baby Groot.

Along with the announcement came word of who is joining the crew this time out including Kurt Russell who’s been long rumored to be playing Star-Lord’s long lost dad. Below you can read part of the press release:

Marvel Studios has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017. The production will shoot at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Slither”). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (“Spectre,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Drax; Vin Diesel (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7”) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (“Joy,” “American Sniper”) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jumper”) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Big Short”) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (“Oldboy”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby,” “Everest”), Chris Sullivan (“The Knick,” “The Drop”) and Kurt Russell (“The Hateful Eight,” “Furious 7”).

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

The original “Guardians of the Galaxy” was a hit with critics and audiences alike, earning over $770 million at the worldwide box-office, and holds the record as the most successful debut film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition, the film’s soundtrack went platinum and was nominated for a Grammy®.

For the full press release head on over to Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/movies/25742/marvel_studios_begins_production_on_marvels_guardians_of_the_galaxy_vol_2#ixzz40R2xyBld

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Deadpool Movie Reviews Are Here… http://dorknation.net/2016/deadpool-movie-reviews-are-here/ http://dorknation.net/2016/deadpool-movie-reviews-are-here/#respond Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:34:35 +0000 http://dorknation.net/?p=601 After 12 years of development hell, one terrible appearance in a very lackluster film in X-Men Origins: Wolverine fans will finally get to see a Deadpool solo film in just 4 days. But the big question surrounding the upcoming R rated Marvel film (yes you read that correctly, this is the first Marvel film to … Continued

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After 12 years of development hell, one terrible appearance in a very lackluster film in X-Men Origins: Wolverine fans will finally get to see a Deadpool solo film in just 4 days. But the big question surrounding the upcoming R rated Marvel film (yes you read that correctly, this is the first Marvel film to be rated R) is if the film will deliver the goods. Well fell dorks our prayers have been answered as reviews have been pouring in all had some high praise for sure.

We at the Nation have gathered some of those reviews for you so you can get excited for the Merc with the Mouth.

The Hollywood Reporter

The Reporter gets to the bottom line by coming out and calling Deadpool “Very Dirty and rather funny.”

Full review can be read here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/deadpool-film-review-862293

Variety

The other Hollywood industry paper says Deadpool is a “…funny big-screen showcase for the snarkiest of Marvel’s comic-book creations…”

Full review can be read here: http://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/deadpool-review-ryan-reynolds-1201695367/

Entertainment Weekly

As for EW, they gave the film a solid B saying “…Reynolds and his character are a blast of laughing gas in a genre that tends to take itself way too seriously. Deadpool may not be a cutting-edge comedy, but it is a cutting-edge Marvel movie. And right now, that’s something.”

Full review can be read here: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/02/06/deadpool-review

As for the Dork Nation’s review, watch for it sometime this weekend after the film opens.

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Super Bowl 50 Movie Trailers http://dorknation.net/2016/super-bowl-50-movie-trailers/ http://dorknation.net/2016/super-bowl-50-movie-trailers/#respond Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:57:17 +0000 http://dorknation.net/?p=592 So you weren’t home to catch the big game yesterday and watch all the new movie trailers? Were you at a Super Bowl viewing party and were caught up in a conversation or it was too loud to hear any of the movie trailers? Well don’t worry, the Dork Nation has your back and you … Continued

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So you weren’t home to catch the big game yesterday and watch all the new movie trailers?

Were you at a Super Bowl viewing party and were caught up in a conversation or it was too loud to hear any of the movie trailers?

Well don’t worry, the Dork Nation has your back and you can find all the hot trailers to some of the most anticipated films of the year here.

X-Men: Apocalypse

Independence Day: Resurgence

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Jason Bourne

The Jungle Book

10 Cloverfield Lane

Deadpool

Captain America: Civil War

The Secret Life of Pets

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Star Wars Dark Disciple Preview http://dorknation.net/2015/star-wars-dark-disciple-preview/ http://dorknation.net/2015/star-wars-dark-disciple-preview/#respond Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:52:38 +0000 http://dorknation.net/?p=556 Want to read a preview of the upcoming book Star Wars Dark Disciple before it’s released on July 7th? This is Christie Golden’s new canon novel based on unaired episodes of The Clone Wars cartoon series. It’s important to note… this is CANON. So what happens in this book will have ramifications in the new Star … Continued

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The Cover for Star Wars: Dark Disciple. Based on unproduced episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this novel features former Sith apprentice turned bounty hunter Asajj Ventress and Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos.

Want to read a preview of the upcoming book Star Wars Dark Disciple before it’s released on July 7th? This is Christie Golden’s new canon novel based on unaired episodes of The Clone Wars cartoon series. It’s important to note… this is CANON. So what happens in this book will have ramifications in the new Star Wars movies. Thanks to Penguin Random House, they’ve released a 60-page preview of the book, scroll down to see the embed.

Here is the official synopsis:

Based on unproduced episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this new novel features Asajj Ventress, former Sith apprentice turned bounty hunter and one of the great antiheroes in the Star Wars galaxy.

The only way to bring down the Sith’s most dangerous warrior may be to join forces with the dark side.

In the war for control of the galaxy between the armies of the dark side and the Republic, former Jedi Master turned ruthless Sith Lord Count Dooku has grown ever more brutal in his tactics. Despite the powers of the Jedi and the military prowess of their clone army, the sheer number of fatalities is taking a terrible toll. And when Dooku orders the massacre of a flotilla of helpless refugees, the Jedi Council feels it has no choice but to take drastic action: targeting the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself.

But the ever-elusive Dooku is dangerous prey for even the most skilled hunter. So the Council makes the bold decision to bring both sides of the Force’s power to bear—pairing brash Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress. Though Jedi distrust for the cunning killer who once served at Dooku’s side still runs deep, Ventress’s hatred for her former master runs deeper. She’s more than willing to lend her copious talents as a bounty hunter—and assassin—to Vos’s quest.

Together, Ventress and Vos are the best hope for eliminating Dooku—as long as the emerging feelings between them don’t compromise their mission. But Ventress is determined to have her retribution and at last let go of her dark Sith past. Balancing the complicated emotions she feels for Vos with the fury of her warrior’s spirit, she resolves to claim victory on all fronts—a vow that will be mercilessly tested by her deadly enemy . . . and her own doubt.

If you want to pre-order the book, check out the Hardcover or Kindle versions.

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Breaking down the Star Wars The Force Awakens Teaser 2 http://dorknation.net/2015/breaking-down-the-star-wars-the-force-awakens-teaser-2/ http://dorknation.net/2015/breaking-down-the-star-wars-the-force-awakens-teaser-2/#respond Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:37:16 +0000 http://dorknation.net/?p=504 As was expected, The new teaser trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens dropped today at the end of the Star Wars Celebration panel with JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy. Let me tell you… I almost fainted watching the trailer. I may be a Star Wars fanboy, so take what I’m saying with a grain … Continued

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As was expected, The new teaser trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens dropped today at the end of the Star Wars Celebration panel with JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy. Let me tell you… I almost fainted watching the trailer. I may be a Star Wars fanboy, so take what I’m saying with a grain of salt, but that trailer hit every note it needed to and then some.

First, if you haven’t seen footage from the panel yet, go and check it out. JJ & Kathleen don’t give away anything shocking other than the desert planet is not Tatooine but instead a planet called “Jakku”(sp?). The younger cast members Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, and John Boyega joined Abrams and Kennedy on stage to chat about the filming. They were then replaced by the droid mechanics and the real BB-8 onstage. And then finally the old cast showed up with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels (who seems to really love these events), and Peter Mayhew. I think Harrison Ford would have been there too, but is recovering from his recent airplane mishap.

First things first. The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer 2

It’s not like you haven’t already watched this 100 times, but once more to refresh your memory before we get into this.

Why you gotta bring up old stuff?

One of the major gripes against the first teaser trailer was that they didn’t show any of the old crew. This time they gave us a taste. Mark Hamill does the opening voiceover and presumably is in at least one scene with R2D2. Mark’s voiceover mentions his sister (Carrie Fisher) as some feminine looking hands exchange a lightsaber. And of course, the final scene of the trailer with Han Solo and Chewbacca which nearly brought me to tears as Han says “Chewie… we’re home”.

More New Hotness

Then they roll back in the younger crew again. Poe Dameron (Oscar Issac) swoops in with some X-Wings skimming just above the water. His look of celebration contrasts with the look of concentration from the first teaser trailer, so we might assume he has succeeded in whatever mission he was set out to do.

The X-Wings from both teasers
The X-Wings from both teasers

Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) share the stage with BB-8 for a minute and then we get our first good look at the villain, Kylo Ren. In the first trailer he seems to be limping along, but in this trailer he is clearly kicking ass. The slo-mo of his lightsaber swing reminds me a bit of Anakin’s slashing through the Sand People village. You can also see what appear to be stormtroopers in the background. They aren’t shooting at him, so is he on their side? I’m thinking probably yes.

We get our first good look at the face of Kylo Ren
We get our first good look at the face of Kylo Ren

Kylo Ren swings his lightsaber

We get a glimpse into a few more characters and ships including the Chrome Trooper Captain Phasma.

Captain Phasma the Chrome Trooper
Meet Captain Phasma the Chrome Trooper. Is this Gwendoline Christie’s character?

Hit the beat

Unlike the first trailer which gave you a series of moments, this one had more pacing to it. The trailer starts with the legendary John Williams score that we all know and love which instantly brings us back into the Star Wars universe. Luke’s voiceover cuts in and rings in more nostalgia. Then you get punched in the face with X-wings, red lightsabers, explosions and running, Tie fighters swooping, the crescendo of the Falcon being chased (again)… and then… the brakes are slammed home as you hear Han Solo’s distinctive voice and closing with the Wookie howl.

Gimme a minute, I gotta go watch it again.

What we’ve learned

We know the new Stormtroopers look awesome. The Chrome Trooper looks awesome. The BB-8 droid is a real object and not CG. The red lightsaber guy is somehow related to the empire as you can (sorta) see Stormtroopers behind him. Yes, there is a lot of CG, but there’s also a lot of practical effects. I’m really digging the camera work and it seems to be shot brilliantly from what I’ve seen in the trailers. For example, the picture below has the real BB-8 rolling along, with real explosions going off in the distance while the CG Tie fighter is just a little dot shooting laser beams.

Rey, Finn, and BB8 run from Tie fighter attack
Rey doesn’t have to be fast. She just needs to be faster than Finn. #dontLookBack We don’t know why the Tie fighter is angry.

Someone has Vader’s mask. It’s possible (likely?) that Luke has it and took it from the funeral pyre at the end of Episode 6. But take a look at that thing. Is that really how you want to remember your dead father?

Vader's Burnt Mask
Voiceover: “My father had it”. This looks like someone plucked Vader’s mask out from the funeral pyre at the end of Ep 6. Creepy much?

We still don’t know much about the plot. The little bit we “know” from rumors and innuendo on the Internets that is mostly corroborated by the teasers is that Finn (John Boyega’s character) was a Stormtrooper, left them for some reason, and ends up with Rey. Rumor still says that “somehow” Luke’s lightsaber ends up on the planet that we now know is Jakku which starts a search that leads to Han & Chewie who are not in possession of the Millennium Falcon at least at the beginning of the movie. Where does the Chrome Trooper fit into all of this? Where has Luke been? How the F&*K did Han loose the Millennium Falcon?

Check out our full gallery of stills from the trailer along with *ahem* a little commentary.

 

Is there reason to doubt?

I’ll let Submariner75 chime in here:

Man, yall mothaf*&#%s get too hype too early. The past three star wars have sucked so badly, I can’t even believe there is hype over this shit. Mean Gene probably in the bathroom masturbating at LUDICROUS speed right now.

I’m sorry, but I learned from Prometheus. I’m not getting hyped over that bullshit. Going by the trailer – “meh” at best. Hell, the trailer for Interstellar looked better.

You’re just setting yourself up for one massive let down. Keep cool. Don’t be a bitch. No hype. That’s the problem with Dorks. They blow a wad over a trailer and then the movie ends up sucking balls.

I looked at the trailer twice and didn’t blink once. The f#&king Star Wars cartoon made me and my wife EXPLODE. That trailer…..yeah whatever…..I’ll see it three weeks after the premiere when the crowds die down.

Man, if this shit hits theaters and you hardcore Dorks go on suicide watch because Jar Jar Binks ended up defeating all the Jedi while wearing a tuxedo with Penguin tails and white gloves, I’m going to laugh my ass off!

He does have a point… Go back and look at the ORIGINAL teaser trailer for The Phantom Menace. That looked AMAZING too. We hadn’t seen anything from Star Wars in years and all of a sudden here’s several jedi, lightsaber fights, tanks, a massive droid army, “A communications disruption can only mean one thing. Invasion”, droidikas, our first view of the Republic Senate, YODA, the podracing, the fighter battles, “Wipe them out. All of them”. I get the tingles watching it.

The tingles turned out to be the onset of a seizure when we got an overdose of Jar Jar, from the hapless droids saying “roger roger”, and the incredibly wooden acting from some actors that have shown they can act when NOT directed by Mr. Lucas (Portman, Neeson, McGregor, Jackson, etc). Indeed The Phantom Menace has to be one of the biggest let downs from a trailer that I can recall. A little piece of our souls died that day.

So cause for doubt? Well, maybe not so much doubt as a cause for cautious optimism.

Personally, I can’t wait until December.

Who is flying the Millennium Falcon?
Who is flying the Millennium Falcon?

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Review: Daredevil on Netflix http://dorknation.net/2015/tv-review-daredevil/ http://dorknation.net/2015/tv-review-daredevil/#respond Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:10:52 +0000 http://dorknation.net/?p=487 The new Netflix Original show, Daredevil, ups the ante for any current and future comic book to TV adaptations. This dark, gritty show makes the 13 episode first season a must watch. Marvel Entertainment’s new entry to the TV world really lucked out when they signed a deal with Netflix. The deal freed itself of … Continued

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The new Netflix Original show, Daredevil, ups the ante for any current and future comic book to TV adaptations. This dark, gritty show makes the 13 episode first season a must watch.

Marvel Entertainment’s new entry to the TV world really lucked out when they signed a deal with Netflix. The deal freed itself of any restrains that normal TV would impose on it. And more importantly it will make anyone who saw the 2003 feature film forget that that was ever even made. (Though the Director Cut’s of the film really was a far superior and enjoyable (tolerable) film and worth a viewing.)

Marvel's Daredevil comes to Netflix April 10th, 2015
Marvel’s Daredevil comes to Netflix April 10th, 2015

The show centers around new legal eagle, Matt Murdock, who loses his sight as a child during a moment of heroism. Murdock moonlights at night as Hell’s Kitchen’s resident vigilant, Daredevil. The pilot moves very quickly telling our hero’s back story smoothly for newcomers while allowing the main story arc for the season to take center stage with neither fighting for attention.

The beauty of the latest comic to TV adaptations is how producers are seeing the value of grounding them in reality and Daredevil does this without pulling any punches. The fight sequences are some of the harshish filmed for a TV show, with bone crunching sounds making the the viewer feel each and every hit. And of course the hero doesn’t escape scott free, with Daredevil at times walking away from a fight more battered and bruised than his opponents. He is going to soon run out of excuses to his legal partner, Foggy Nelson, as to how he got that black eye or broken nose.

Marvel Entertainment and Netflix has laid the ground work for all future comic to TV shows that follow. The series only makes you long to see what they have in story for Jessica Jones, The Defenders, Iron Fist & Luke Cage.

Pros

Makes up for the 2003 feature film failure

Cons

Once you’re done binge watching Season 1, waiting for Season 2 will feel like forever

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