Tuesday, June 28, 2016
I promised myself after each and every episode of last year's 13 episode mini-series - ZOO. It told the story of a world where animals have started being a threat to humans by turning against us en masse. It was totally ludicrous storytelling with all the stupidity and coincidences that go with this type of high concept. I rolled my eyes dozens of times but still I came back to the bitter end hoping for some kind of resolution. Then it happened. The very last scene of season one had our team totally surrounded by dangerous animals of all kinds. Certain death, right? Now THAT would be a good idea. Just end it with their death being the start of the end of all man on Earth. Story done.
Apparently not. Tonight begins season two which means that SOMEONE better have come up with an interesting if not entirely believable escape for our heroes who I hope survived to season two. I guess from this trailer they did. If you are interested in being tormented with some really good summer trash, then this is your show. It's like the beach read that you can't put down. It's based on a novel by James Patterson if you are interested. He is known for these kind of high concept crisis stories.
Posted by Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness at 6:31 PM
Watching all the world sites get destroyed never gets old even though we have seen it all a million times. I knew I never tire of watching it. The effects are very well done here and a movie like this lives and dies on it's effects. Its neat to see how we used the alien tech to upgrade our tech. I liked the world that we humans had created since kicking alien ass the first time. Living on the moon would be a trip.
I don't know where all this ennui by beautiful people is coming from. Suck it Liam. You are too pretty for space. It's hard for me to like you. But damn it, I did like you even though you were a bad boy and KNEW that we all liked you because you are the one who breaks all the rules because you are pretty. There, I said it. Had to be said.
I enjoy seeing Earth fight against overwhelming odds. We always win in the end. He are HUMANS after all and no alien butt wipes have any chance against us, right? I enjoyed learning about the humans who I knew were going to die while our pretty young heroes save the day. Everything happens by the numbers but it's a nice looking painting that results, if a not all together smart one.
Will this film change anything in your life? Nope and it shouldn't. But it's a worthy sequel to a film that rolled just as many eyes back in the day. Not a bad choice for a hot day matinee or a Netflix watch.
Posted by Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness at 2:47 PM
Transformers: Combiner Wars is a new series that is targeted to adult fans who grew up with the original Transformers series, and these prelude episodes are being released to help fuel the flames of excitement. It will premiere on August 2.
Posted by Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness at 10:45 AM
Now I could be wrong and this could be terrific but someone explain this poster to me.
OH SWEET JEEBUS, IT'S TRUE!
There is such a thing as SPACE CABBIE and he is part of this new series. Now it's another toy that I need in my collection. And you get the figure WITH the space cab. Sigh. I hate myself so much right now. And the people at DC that approved this will still burn in hell.
I like this. It's hip and now.
Trudeau is depicted smiling, sitting relaxed in the boxing ring sporting a Maple Leaf-emblazoned tank, black shorts and red boxing gloves. Standing behind him are Puck, Sasquatch and Aurora, who are members of Canadian superhero squad Alpha Flight. In the left corner, Iron Man is seen with his arms crossed.
"I didn't want to do a stuffy cover — just like a suit and tie — put his likeness on the cover and call it a day," said award-winning Toronto-based cartoonist Ramon Perez.
"I wanted to kind of evoke a little bit of what's different about him than other people in power right now. You don't see (U.S. President Barack) Obama strutting around in boxing gear, doing push-ups in commercials or whatnot. Just throwing him in his gear and making him almost like an everyday person was kind of fun."