Mar 242016
 

Hello Melters, I hope this week has found all of you well.  The weather has been incredible, its almost the weekend, theres not a whole lot to be upset about is there?  Anyway its been a very interesting past few days in the nerd world as well as here at Meltdown comics.  As per usual I will be giving you my weekly update.

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We had another amazing comedy night this past Wednesday here at Meltdown.  We had the amazing talents Al Madrigal, James Austin Johnson, Janine Brito, Casey Ley, Pete Holmes, and a huge surprise guest in the form of Judd Apatow!  You never know who will show up Wednesday nights here and its a show you don’t want to miss.

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By the time you guys read this, Batman vs Superman will have just hit theaters.  As many of you probably know the media has not been kind to this movie.  The movie’s premiere was this past Monday, and as a result, a lot of movie critics got to see the movie early.  If you have been paying attention to the reactions, they have been less than stellar.  Critics, have called the movie confusing, too long, too dark visually (apparently you can’t see anything) and the only saving grace is Ben Affleck is a decent Batman.  While many of us may say they saw this coming, Zack Snyder and the cast of the film have come to its defense asking the fans to see the movie and make their own decisions.  I know I will still give it a shot, will you?

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It was recently announced that Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford have signed on to make yet another Indiana Jones movie.  While I personally am always game for more Indy action, there was some news that troubled me as a fan.  Not long after it was announced the movie was going into production, it was also announced that the writer of the much maligned 4th installment “Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull” will be penning this new script for the 5th movie in the franchise.  While I certainly didn’t hate Crystal Skull, I know it ticked off a lot of fans.  I’m all for second chances but this writer’s track record doesn’t speak well.

The Trailer for the Lego Batman Movie dropped and I can’t freakin wait.  I love what Lego is doing with its movies.  Check it out yourself.

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One of the biggest questions in the movie world right now is, who will play the young Han Solo in the origin pic Disney has planned?  While the list is apparently getting narrowed down, there are still a lot of names to cut before they find their Solo.  Disney knows how important this character is to Star Wars fans and they know they have to cast just the right actor.  One notable name that came up that seems to be a top contender for the role is Miles Teller.  In an interview, Teller admitted that before the audition he had never seen the original movies!  After seeing them he immediately fell in love with the character and became very interested in the role.  What do you think about this?  Is this better or worse for the character?

Sith Myths

 Posted by on February 27, 2013
Feb 272013
 

The announcement back in October that Disney was acquiring LucasFilm for a paltry sum of $4 billion dollars was completely drowned out by a collective ‘geek-gasim’ heard around the world following their second surprise of the day. A new hope had sprung to life within us all when the studio dropped the bomb that they plan to continue on with the original “Star Wars” trilogy, starting with Episode VII in 2015. When I first heard that someone other than Lucas would have control of the reins over the project, I have to admit I thought it was some sort of sick twisted early Halloween ‘trick.’ Possibly perpetrated by a group like “Anonymous,” or those Chinese cyber hackers who keep messing with the D.O.J. When reality finally did set in, I (like many of you I’m sure) began to feel equal amounts of excitement and apprehension. I think we’re all still a little scarred and gun shy from the prequel atrocities, am I right? Does meeeza have to explainzza? (Yeah, that’s right. I went there.)

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As an avid reader of comics, and Darkhorse’s “Star Wars” titles in particular, my biggest issue with the acquisition and the subsequent revamping of the extended universe is encapsulated in the dilemma of the following question: Does this mean that all the hard work of many gifted graphic artists and writers, who contributed to what was once considered cannon, now null and void? I’m going to have to table that discussion for the time being, definitely a soapbox for another day.

sw4Since the announcement, the internet rumor mill has been working harder than a ‘man-scaping’ wookie, and conjecture is the current name of the game. And speaking of names, the exclusivity for a director shuffled through anyone who has ever had any interest in sci-fi what-so-ever, or has looked through the correct end of a camera. Every movie site was batting around names like; Jon Favreau, to Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Nolan, David Yates, to Zack Snyder, Brad Bird, Mathew Vaughn, Joss Whedon, to the obvious candidate of Lucas’ bestest frenemy Steven Spielberg… you get the idea. Of course we now know that the resuscitator of the “Star Trek” franchise himself, J.J. Abrams (Hey J.J., why no call back for the sequel? I’m so not feeling the love.), is set to direct a script written by Oscar winner Michael Arndt (“Toy Story 3″/”Little Miss Sunshine”). That’s just the beginning though, with casting and major plot points still up in the air –  crazy kooks like Super Shadow are going to continue to litter the web with inaccurate or out-and-out false information leading up to the very first trailer of the film and beyond. So let’s see if we can sift through the endless barrage of “bantha poo-doo” speculation, and separate the Sith Myths from the Force Facts.

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