Is it Bad That I’m More Excited To See Lando In ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Than Han Solo?

When I heard that Disney was going to make a Star Wars story about a young Han Solo I was skeptical but also a tad excited as well. And then when they announced that a younger Lando would also make an appearance in this film I was definitely worried. Who could possibly replace Billy Dee Williams as the cool, smooth talking smuggler, Lando Calrissean? Well, I am no longer worried because Donald Glover has taken the character of Lando to the next level! Ever since I saw his version of the suave smuggler in the first teaser I knew I was going to like this new Lando a LOT but after this latest trailer it’s pretty much confirmed that he’s going to be the coolest character in the movie. But isn’t that bad? The last time I checked this movie was called Solo: A Star Wars Story, not Lando, the Coolest Dude in the Galaxy: A Star Wars Story and that’s terrible because I feel like the only reason why I’m excited to see this movie is because of Lando, not the main character.

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I mean, he’s got himself one of the coolest droids I’ve ever seen in L3-37, he’s the rightful owner of a rather clean and pristine Millennium Falcon which is really cool, he’s got the finest outfit of the bunch, even Qi’Ra, and he’s just downright really awesome looking.

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I think another reason why I’m so excited to see Lando in this movie is because he was such a small character in the original trilogy and yet he was so intriguing. I’ve always wanted to know a little more about him but until now that wasn’t possible, from a movie standpoint anyway. With this film I’ll finally get a crash course on who Lando was before we find him as the governor of the Cloud City and I’m SO excited!

Now, I don’t know how heavy his involvement in this movie will be and that’s saddening because I’m really digging this character WAY more than Han Solo. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe Disney will see all of the positivity surrounding this new Lando and give him his own standalone film asap because he totally deserves one already. Whatever the case, I’m just hoping he’ll remain in the movie for at least an hour of the film’s time because that will make me very happy. 🙂

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you.

 

The Evolution of Rocket

Rocket is actually a pretty cool character if you really think about it. I mean, he’s a talking, gun toting raccoon and yet he’s not corny or extremely weird. How is that possible? You see, that’s how awesome of a character he is. His blaring personality makes us see him as basically a human being…in raccoon form. I remember when I saw Rocket for the first time. I was definitely a little baffled by this raccoon Marvel character with his tree counterpart but the strangeness of that combination was what made Guardians of the Galaxy such a fascinatingly different superhero movie. Guardians of the Galaxy could’ve easily been a flop but James Gunn brought this weird bunch of space guardians to life in an impeccable way that I wouldn’t change in the slightest. Rocket is part of that equation that made the movie so enjoyable in the first place and so today I am beyond excited to share with you his evolution heading towards Avengers: Infinity War which is coming out in ELEVEN DAYS!!!!! Oh my gosh, I’m SOOOO EXCITED! Okay, I’m getting a little off topic here. Enjoy the post. 🙂

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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Since the first time you see Rocket in the movie he’s immediately likable because of his sarcastic, kind of mean attitude that’s just hilarious to see coming from this raccoon fella. His personality roared into life on the big screen and he was just fun to watch. His evolution throughout the film isn’t at the forefront of the story but when you really look at the movie it’s kind of incredible how much of a good guy he actually becomes by the end sequence of the film.

You see, at the beginning of the movie he was basically a bounty hunter searching for douchebags across the galaxy who were going to get him a quick dose of money. That’s how he came across Peter Quill. Peter was wanted, Rocket was ready to collect his bounty, but in a scuffle he got himself captured and placed in a prison along with, well, the eventual Guardians of the Galaxy. At this point in the movie he’s still in the bounty hunter mentality as he concocts a plan to break out of the prison and practically salivates over the fact that if he and his newfound friends sell that strange orb they will be four billion units richer.

He doesn’t really change from being the grumpy raccoon he pretends to be until after he finds out the orb is an Infinity Stone and what it could do to the people of Xandar. When Peter and Gamora get captured by the Ravagers outside of Knowhere he doesn’t hightail it out of there and leave everyone to their own devices. No. His first thought was to go back to Xandar (to the people who imprisoned him!) to warn them about what was coming. That sounds like a much different Rocket than the Rocket who we meet at the beginning of the movie.

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A New Trailer for ‘Incredibles 2’ Has Arrived and It’s Actually Kind of Awesome

I’m a HUGE fan of The Incredibles. I mean, as a child I used to watch The Incredibles nearly every single day and it just brought me SO much joy that no other animated film had ever provided me. It was, and still is, one of the best superhero movies I have ever seen but its ending practically begged for a sequel that, unfortunately, never came. As the years went by and I got older the hope for an Incredibles sequel continued to dwindle and after a while I began to accept the fact that there would never be another Incredibles film.

Then Disney finally decided to revive the incredible (see what I did there? :)) franchise and bring out a sequel fourteen years since it debuted back in 2004 and even though I’ll be twenty this year I couldn’t be more excited. Just hearing the classic Incredibles music again brings back all of those memories of me sitting with my younger sister in front of my television getting chills and watching this fascinating animated superhero flick that was perfectly constructed from beginning to end. So, on that note, an official trailer for the sequel premiered this past weekend and I’m excited to share it with you. Enjoy!

I have to admit, I didn’t like the teaser that much but this trailer is actually pretty good. It’s emitting that special thing that The Incredibles had but now the story is switched around as Mr. Incredible has to become a stay-at-home dad, which is hilarious looking already by the way, and Elastigirl has to go save the world and bring superheroes back into the spotlight. I loved all of the family interaction in the trailer, I loved seeing that Frozone will probably play a bigger role in the movie this time around, I highly enjoyed the humor in the trailer, and I loved seeing that there will undoubtedly be plenty of action in the film. I have a very good feeling about this movie now. And the most exciting moment, for me, from the trailer was seeing the new villain, Screenslaver.

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He actually looks kind of scary which is perfect because that’s how an Incredibles villain is supposed to be. What made The Incredibles so awesome was the fact that the antagonist was actually a worthy opponent. He wasn’t easy to defeat and he brought a lot of trouble to the Incredibles. The fact that they showed this new villain, Screenslaver, at the very end of the trailer shows that there’s a lot more to this movie than meets the eye. Yay! Wow, am I starting to legitimately get excited for this movie? I think I am.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an incredible day.