Expensive STAR WARS Toys, Josh Trank Getting Trashed Again, Spider-Man films that weren't, And Violence Against Everyone!

Disney is making it possible for you to get laser-measured replicas of stuff from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  You can snag a Kylo Ren helmet or his lightsaber.  Or if you want Chewbacca's Bowcaster or even the melted Darth Vader helmet, it can be yours.

The people at Propshop in Pinewood Studios used digital data which was collected while filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens so they can create identical replicas of the props, using 3D printing technology.


This stuff is pretty costly. As if that's a shock. Darth's helmet will cost $3,500, whle Ren's helmet will cost $2,000.


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Trank Is Politely Getting Thrown Under the Bus again.

It's bad enough that directory Josh Trank had a crap experience while trying to helm a new vision of Fantastic Four, but now he's being railroaded for it.

When Fox hired Trank, he only had one major film under his belt and it was a dark, sordid teen angst kind of movie, with a tinge of excitement.

Keep that in mind.

Now one of the producers of the latest Fantastic Four film as said in an interview that they think the film failed, saying,

"I don’t think that there is, in any movie that doesn’t work, a single decision that is the reason that that movie doesn’t work. I think that there were many decisions we made along the way that led to a movie that people didn’t like and to a movie that I would do differently next time. I think the biggest takeaway for me [is that] the tone of the movie, while really interesting and ambitious, ran counter to the DNA of the source material."

We all know Trank sort of self-destructed in how he handled this new big gig, and that even lost him a gig directing a Star Wars film. But Fox is still going on and on?

The same producer said that they consider this franchise to be a big part of the future moving forward. Which sounds great, but if that's so, why is the guy who played Johnny Storm already suiting up in another Marvel film, The Black Panther?

Me, probably another reboot, because god knows, we can't have enough origin films.


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There's all this talk about Sam Raimi's fourth Spider-Man film that never made it to production. Everyone seems all agog about the plans they had for the film with Spider-Man going up against Rhino, Shocker, The Vulture and such.

But it seems that everyone is forgetting about the third film and how scattered it was. And how Sony stopped making the films because they just weren't pulling it together well enough to keep pulling movie-goers into the theaters.

It's as simple as that. Yet folks keep going on and on, as if it was going to be a great film experience.

Meh. Let. It. Go.

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So specific people are getting spun about about a promotional billboard campaign for the latest X-Men movie, showing the bad guy choking that blue chick. And now groups and such are all up in arms that this particular promo is advocating violence against women.

Now if the bad guy was choking out a male character, where would that uproar be? And some folks are so crazy about equal rights for women and it gets cool when female characters are given a chance to shine with the rest of their male counterparts in movies these days. But when the woman starts to lose, we have a snit-fit.

As far as I can tell, a superhero is getting the short end of a stick from the bad guy, regardless of gender. And if this is an issue, I guess we better step about about violence against men then, right?

Or what about that scene or scenes in Captain America: Civil War, where women were getting into the scrap and getting their asses kicked? Or winning? Where's the criticism there?

Ugh, the internet has too many bored people with panties up in a bunch.

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