This weeks episode is all about Batman vs Superman!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
HELLOOOOOOOOO MELTERS! My apologies readers these past few days have been quite hectic as we continue to build and grow here at Meltdown. In order to repay you all for your patience here are some updates and things to do or keep an eye on as we go into the first weekend of March.
Let me start off by saying I am a GIGANTIC Mortal Kombat fan. Every game is a true masterpiece to me (excluding Special Forces) and the most recent release by Netherealm Studios, Mortal Kombat X, is another great addition to the franchise. What the people at Netherealm have been doing with their most recent titles, is they’ve been adding guest fighters from other franchises as playable fighters. When Mortal Kombat 9 came out a few years ago we got Freddy Krueger as a DLC character WHICH WAS AWESOME. The tradition continues with Mortal Kombat X and this week a special DLC was released which lets you play as four new fighters. There’s returning characters Bo Rai Cho, and Tri-Borg but also joining the tournament are Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the Xenomorph from the Alien movies! This is definitely worth the extra coin.
On a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ben Affleck appeared to promote the upcoming “Batman Vs. Superman” and they put together an amazing parody clip before the movie comes out. Check it out.
This week, the long awaited Ghostbusters trailer finally dropped, and I gotta say, not bad! I actually have hopes for this reboot. I love all four of the comedians that make up the main cast and the trailer gives me hope that this movie will do the franchise justice. Check it out if you haven’t seen it already.
Entertainment Weekly has released an official image of the five teenagers officially cast in the new Power Rangers reboot due March 2017. I am extremely psyched on this movie and I love the cast! Plus Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa?! HELLO?! AMAZING!