The Monsters That We Are

Everyone loves a good monster movie. Everyone has their reasons for loving a good monster movie. Some side with the monster, some root for the massive take down. There must be tons of analytical papers that look into a viewer’s relationship with monsters and why, despite not being realistic in any way, they feel real to us as we watch them on screen. We easily accept there can be such a thing as a Godzilla fighting Mothra or Werewolves, Frankenstein. Vampires, Succubi, and even Reptar.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Eye Candy and Daddy Issues

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 may be the most eagerly-awaited sequel outside the Star Wars brand, and James Gunn has delivered a winner. Some online critics feel that it doesn’t live up to the first, but I believe they are confused by the fact that the first one was an unexpected surprise they didn’t know they wanted, and this one is an eagerly anticipated treat that they are pumping up high expectations for. Since that joy of discovery is replaced by expectation, which can’t really compare, they are feeling a self-inflicted disappointment that is unwarranted. I loved it. Gunn still has some tricks up his sleeve.

Still the Geekiest Thing Ever!

This is quite possibly the geekiest thing anyone has ever seen, and I get to be the one to share it with you. As I’ve mentioned a time or two before, I’m a big fat geek of the worst kind. One of my longtime favorites is “Legion of Super-Heroes,” a rather oddball series dating back some 50 years or so. The whole thing is basically a science-fiction super-hero soap opera, with the various characters going through personal and interpersonal crises and drama as they go about saving the world a thousand years from now. Another really geeky thing that I like is the Simpsons. One thing these two series have in common is a huge extended cast of characters. It seems that one guy noticed that there are some similarities between the casts, and took it upon himself to do something about it…