Why I No Longer Write Reviews

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This probably isn’t the kind of thing most of you care about, but it’s super important for me, so I’d ask you bear with me for a moment as I discuss my reasons for why I no longer write reviews. Reviews on MythBank I do have a few reviews posted on MythBank (formally All Timelines) … Read more

Is Disney a Monopoly?

In November 2017, it was first announced by the news network CNBC that The Walt Disney Company was considering an acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Later that year, a deal was made by the two companies, stating that Fox would sell a portion of it’s assets to the company for $52.4 billion. A bidding war soon ensued with entertainment rival Comcast, but Disney followed through on it’s acquisition quest, officially buying 21st Century Fox on March 20, 2019 for $71.3 billion.

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The Marvel Formula Needs to Stay, Here’s Why…

Earlier this year, Captain Marvel came out. I saw several reviews for it and, discounting the trolls who universally claim to hate the movie, the response I’ve seen has been mixed to positive.

Most, in all fairness, are positive reviews (I also enjoyed it, though my review is not the content of this post), but I’ve seen a number of people who didn’t like it, or thought it was “just okay”. This is fine, and I’m not going to argue with anyone on their meh reaction to this film.

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What will the Lord of the Rings Amazon Series Be About?

I enjoy speculating a lot. Especially when we still know very little about the thing I’m speculating about. It’s always fun when something I predicted ends up happening. And when it doesn’t, that’s fine too. It’s just fun.

Recently in the news, you may have heard that Amazon is creating a Lord of the Rings series. Details are scarce, but we know that it’s a prequel series to The Fellowship of the Ring, has the potential for multiple spin-offs, and we also know that they have the cooperation of the Tolkien Estate. What we don’t know is whether it will be canonical with the Peter Jackson films, or if they will be their own thing.

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Why an Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-off Won’t be Boring

I’ve been waiting to write about this for a long time, ever since rumors/speculation hinted at an upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars spin-off film. I’ve seen a lot of people supportive of the idea, but I’ve also seen a lot of head-scratching.

“How can they make an Obi-Wan film?” they ask. “I want a film with new characters and storylines. Obi-Wan was just sitting around guarding Luke for 19 years.”

First of all, was he? Second of all, even if he did, there’s plenty of potential stories there. Who knows what kind of trouble might have come for Obi-Wan or Luke in that time.

So with that in mind, here are all the reasons why I think an Obi-Wan movie will not be boring, or in other words, why I don’t think he was just chilling in his hut for 19 years.

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Why a Superman Video Game is the Best and Worst Idea

Almost all well-known superheroes have been adapted into one video game or another. Nothing fulfills the purpose of a superhero story more than being able to step into that person’s shoes and fight for truth, justice, and…high scores. We are inspired by heroes, we want to emulate them, hence the video game appeal. Of all superheroes, none is more recognizable than Superman. He is the epitome of the perfect superhero. Not only is he invincible but he can fly. Who doesn’t want to fly?! I mean really.

The Superman Problem

This is where we get a problem. Even though Superman is the ultimate superhero and the greatest example of goodness, he is almost too good. He is difficult to relate to. He is difficult to find a suitable adversary for. For the most part, his only opposition has either been people who are just as strong as he is or the infamous Kryptonite, or as I like to call it, the short cut. Superman has worked fine as a comic book, but often bombs as a film, and has yet to become a successful video game (despite several attempts).

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The Future of the Arrowverse

As this site proves, I’m a huge fan of shared universes. Between Star Wars, Marvel, and DC Comics, I have found countless hours of entertainment. One of the biggest shared universes is the Arrowverse, named after the TV show Arrow, which started the timeline. The Arrowverse consists mostly of the shows Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow, though it also includes the 1-season run of Constantine and the short animated series, VixenSupergirl, on CBS, was another show that crossed over into the Arrowverse, but only in the form of an alternate dimension that the Flash was able to visit because he can do that.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Jar Jar Binks

Star Wars is many things, and has many messages. One of, in my opinion, the most important messages that Star Wars presents is that small and innocent means provide a foil for the mighty. Let’s call that the thesis of this post.

In response to the enormous amount of Jar Jar hate that is still prevalent out there (Seriously people? It’s been 16 years, give it a rest), I’ve articulated my thoughts on his role to the saga as a whole. You cannot exclude Jar Jar from the saga and have it keep the same weight. What he represents not only gives the prequels an extra layer of meaning, but also improves the original films. Because of the controversial nature of this topic, I am not writing it for StarWars.com, but you can expect a post about the Fool archetype sometime in the future.

So let’s get down to it.

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Peter Capaldi’s Other Doctor Who Roles are Important

With the casting of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor, fans immediately discovered that Capaldi had played two other roles in that universe. The first being Lobus Caecilius from the episode “The Fires of Pompeii,” and the second being John Frobisher from the Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood. While some people would have written this off as coincidence, many fans thought there could be a connection. Indeed, some people have a hard time accepting that you can have two people that look exactly the same, much less three. And so speculation of a connection begins.

First of all, let me say that I think Capaldi was cast because he was the right actor, with the exact performance that Moffat and crew wanted. I do not think they cast him because they wanted to tie his character with the previous characters he had portrayed. No, he was simply the best actor for the job. That said, I think the writers of Doctor Who could, and probably will, retcon these appearances. The writers of Doctor Who are some of the best at retconning. They have to be to keep the continuity of Doctor Who straight. In fact, they’ve already done a little retconning on this particular issue.

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