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Bringing this back now as the movie theaters are open up again and we've been heading out again. These are the trailers that played before Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness
Trailer 1: Minions: The Rise of Gru
My kids grew up on the OG Despicable Me and the sequel. As they got older, we been out of that game and didn't see part 3 or the Minion only movie. Trailer looks cute but I think we have mined the entirety of the Minions for me and my crew. Probably wont see that one.
Trailer 2: Bullet Train
Cards on the table... I do not like Brad Pitt. Never have. I don't know why but I just cannot deal with this dude. All that said, I might actually see this. Trailer looked pretty awesome and the supporting cast outside of him, I really like. Probably will see but not in the movie theater
Trailer 3: Lightyear
Ok Tim Allen can go all the way to hell. But when I heard he was not doing the voice in this, that made me feel a little bit better about this. I kinda hate prequels and honestly, the Toy Story franchise as a whole is one of my all time favorites. Looks fun. Pixar and Disney know what they are doing with Toy Story stuff. Will see, but wait until Disney Plus
Trailer 4: Avatar 2
I did not see the OG Avatar in the movie theater. I saw it on DVD. In my house. So I definitely did not get the spectacle of the movie being seen on the big screen. But when I did finally see it, I have no idea what people were screaming about. That movie sucks. Its awful. Its long. Its a Ferngully rip off.
Will never see. Ever
Trailer 5: Thor: Love and Thunder
I know some people love Ragnarock and some people hate it. I kinda fall in the middle. I liked the comedy a little bit but it was also way over the top as well. Bring back director Taika Waititi ensures that we are going to get more of it.... plus adding Guardians crew to the movie. I am wary about it, but we are getting Jane Foster as Thor and I am excited about that.
Will see, but probably on Disney Plus
With the news from Disney+ Day that Disney will be streaming a new X-Men: The Animated Series called X-Men 97, it got me thinking why 97? Of course the obvious answer is that the series picks up at the conclusion of the origina series, but What If( ,,, voice), the series is tacking stories from the X-Men comics from 1997? What was going on with our merry mutants in 1997? This series is going to look back on Uncanny X-Men from 1997 and recap all 12 books from that year. Starting with issue....., we will look at key characters and moments and from time to time, cross over into the X-Men book as both books were running stories that crossed over. Come to me my mutants and lets look back at issue # 340 of Uncanny X-Men
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Pencils by: Joe Madueeira
Inks: Tim Townsend
We open with the mystery of who tried to kill Bobby Drake, AKA, Iceman's father.... and he name drops Creed, but which Creed are we talking about?
The book then shifts to Sam Guthrie, AKA Cannoball, who has most recently been moved up from the New Mutants/X-Force, to the main roster of X-Men. Sam is working undercover on the Presidental campaing of Graydon Creed. His anti-mutant platform has made him the darling of the "we hate mutants" crowd. The X-Men are doing their best to disrupt the campaing from the inside knowing full well a bigoted President would mean a disatser for mutants( man this sounds super familiar)
While Sam is feeling uneasy about these questions about his father, he knows who Creed's father is( Sabertooth for those who aint know) and Sam drops that bomd during this convo which completely rattles Creed
Outside the hospital, Creed's tactical, strike team is looking to get the drop on some mutants. They figured if they were able to hurt Bobby's dad, other mutants would come out... and they were right. But they did draw out a mutant they maybe didn't plan for.... Its the Wolverine!!! Editors note... I hate this version of Wolverine who was way more animal acting than man... the design is cool by Joey Mad tho
We all saw the memes in the spring of 2020, right? As the inedptitude of the Trump adminsitration lead to a massive pandemic across the United States, normal social activities began to get canceled. Schools went remote, movie thearters and Broadway shut down, concerts were delayed and then canceled as large groups of people began to spread the virus in so called "Super Spreader Events". And as nerds and geeks watched on, we wondered aloud, "what is going to happen to our comic conventions?" No matter the time of the year, cons are large events which massive numbers of people mingling together in close contact. Con Crud is a real thing as any regular con goer can attest to that Monday after a weekend of nerding it up- and this was without a pandemic.
Slowly but surely, cons began to cancel. Smaller ones like South Carolina Comic Con and to massive ones like San Diego Comic Con. Cons tried to go remote and did their best to offer something to that starving audience who cannot wait to meet their friends and heroes and enjoy a weekend doing the thing they love.
So Dragon Con went remote in 2020 and I was pretty distraught. As an avid attendee for the past 10 plus years, Dragon Con is my annual escape and refuge to have that one long weekend to see old friends, enjoy the cosplay, and have a good time with my kids looking for merch that we can wear for the next few years.
And as the pandemic weakened and we got the vaccine, there was hope at the start of 2021, even tho we experienced that spring surge which caused other cons to cancel or delay again. But some pushed on, whether they required masks or a negative Covid test, or a proof of vaccination, the business of nerdom wanted to push forward. And I waited on Dragon Con to make their decision with apprehension. Dragon Con draws a massive number of fans each year and could it be done safely without becoming a Super Spreader Event?
The organizers listened to the experts and put in place rules and regulations to help keep people safe while they attended Dragon Con. First they reduced the number of attendees which, I am sure was a big concession for the organizers. They also required masks AND proof of a vaccine or a negative Covid test within 3 days of the event. Huge issues for those wanting to attend but to help those who did attend stay safe.
So how did it go? It was outstanding and props to the folks of Dragon Con and the attendees who followed the rules the best they could by masking up, even while keeping on their cosplay. The attendance cap made for an experience that kept everyone safe but also left more space than normal to get around from hotel to hotel. Its wild because one of the best things about Dragon Con is the craziness of the crowds and the expereince, but this controlled environment had its benefits as well as I was able to get pictures and video of people I rarely got a chance to get before.
Even the beloved Dragon Con Parade, which draws thousands of fans and thousands of onlookers who only attend parade as a part of the Dragon Con expereince was reduced to ticket holders only to keep attendance down and help Stop the Spread.
The guest list was still outstanding; although attempting to get a picture with your favorite celebrity also needed to be safe. Plexiglass was the norm for most; although some celebs came out and still shook hands and hugged their fans, the priority was safety and, in my 3 days of attendance, I did not see one incident of fans complaining about the masks or the rules. I think people missed this event so much from 2020, they would do anything to be able to have back their beloved Dragon Con.
Overall, still a great expereince put on by the folks at Dragon Con. I have pictures uploaded on our Flikr page and you can find that link here
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