[MOV] The Avengers

It is epic.

Lots of action.

Good story.

Hulk and Thor pummel each other – that alone is enough to watch the movie.

Hulk owns.

Thor owns more.

Iron Man kills me. Robert Downey Jr. has sold Iron Man to me. From reading some of the comics, he doesn’t quite behave like Iron Man, but he has redefined him in a more enjoyable fashion. Love the lines. Love the delivery.

Black Widow was good, but not as awesome as in Iron Man 2. She really only had one really super cool moment.

Hawkeye was good, but seemed a little less apparent than Black Widow.

Captain America was good, but didn’t stand out as much. Yeah he took leadership and ran with it and he had more moments than Black Widow and Hawkeye, but he was overshadowed by Thor, Iron Man and Hulk.

Great movie.

LBO loved it! LLO fell asleep in the first 5 minutes and woke up about 30 minutes later – that kid can fall asleep anywhere. He got to see Thor (my favorite hero growing up) vs. Hulk (his favorite) and is now a Thor fan too. Both are now more interested in watching some superhero movies with me which means TheWife is off the hook – though she missed seeing it.

Go. See. It.




Not only did the movie have a great name, but Seth Rogen was the voice. That’s a big deal because I don’t really like Seth Rogen, but he was perfect for this role… where I didn’t have to see him.


I knew it was going to be good when it started with someone’s dog getting squished.

Not that I hate dogs, I love dogs, not in that way, but I do love dogs. It’s just the right, “OMG” kind of humor to open a movie. For the most part it continued through the movie, though it wasn’t only shock humor. Lots of slapstick mixed in and references to popular science fiction.


Not for kids because there was a bit of swearing in there. And if you’re a humorless, die-hard Christian then you might not want to see it.

Good stuff.

Go see it.

Several times.

Okay, maybe just once, but definitely buy it on Blu-Ray… or DVD.


“I’m Going to Break Your Hip!”

Says Will Ferrel to Eva Mendez in The Other Guys. A movie I rented over the weekend and was sorely disappointed I did so.

It had moments of humor, but they were often stretched a little thin. The above quote comes after Will and Eva are sending messages to each other through Eva’s mother. At first it was mildly amusing, especially when they were effectively sexting through her mother, but went on a little too long and was capped off with Eva showing up in disguise as her mother. Hence Will suggesting he was going to be naughty to her by breaking her hip.

Bad movie. I was really surprised at just how awful it was.

Avoid it.

Edward is Creepy

When you think about it, really think about, Edward is sort of creepy.


Well, he’s something like 400 years old. In that time he’s been around the world, experienced all sorts of things, learned all sorts of things and matured a whole heck of a lot more than I would have in my 35 years (yes, I know he’s not real – bite me).

Now, imagine you had 400 years of experience and maturity… where would you go?

I know I certainly wouldn’t go hang out in a high school taking the same classes over and over where I’m surrounded by kids that are only barely scratching the surface of adulthood. Heck, I couldn’t imagine going back to high school at my current age of 35! That’d sort of be like hell to me.

Therefore, Edward is creepy.

What Have I Been Playing?

I’ve been messing around on the PS3 trying to get my oldest son to play Little Big Planet with me. He pops in to do the parts that require two people, but he won’t do the rest of the level with me. I’ll just have to keep at it.

Aside from that, I’ve been building stuff with Lego, again, with my oldest son. It’s neat to see how creative he can be, though he gets upset when they break, more so when he breaks stuff I’ve made. He’s come up to me on the brink of tears saying, “I’m sorry, Daddy!” and I have no idea what he’s talking about so I ask and he tells me he broke the car I made or the bad guy hideout I built. It always surprises me, so I remind him that the best part about Lego is that you can take it apart and build other things or try to build the same thing differently – it’s not necessarily a bad thing unless it was done out of spite.

My youngest tends to follow the wife around most of the time, but I have managed to spend some time with just him. The other night we watched Spectacular Spider-man (pretty good animation). Otherwise we play some PS3 Lego game which amounts to me following him around as he explains the levels to me (hehe). He was playing with the Lego with me and his big brother for a bit, but he doesn’t seem all that interested in building really.

You may have noticed most of those activities are indoor activities… yeah, the weather has been that good lately. It seems to be getting better.

Outside of kid time, I’ve played a little bit of inFAMOUS, though none since last posting about it. I’ve also been mucking around in EQ1, though that was last weekend, I was hoping to play tonight but the Pittsburgh Penguins are playing the Detroit Red Wings tonight in game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. As a Pens fan, I’m rooting for them to make a come back like they did against the Capitals. Of course, Detroit is a tougher team than Washington so I’m not holding my breath.

I haven’t been into much else aside from work and my D&D nights. We’re entering a crunch phase for testing so I’ll likely be pretty busy with work over the next while.


I think I might stop at the mall tonight and try to pick up a generic Lego set – those seem uncommon now, most are City, Agents, Star Wars, Indiana Jones or some other theme.

Neat Movie…

A movie managed to keep me from logging back into WoW to do my fishing daily quest. I can’t say it was a great movie, but the idea was pretty neat, if not done before. Still, it would have been great to see with a bigger budget and less melodramatic acting.

The movie was called Absolon. It starred Christopher Lambert, Lou Diamond Phillips, Ron Perlman, Kelly Brook and Roberta Angelica. Those last two are probably what kept me mezmorized.

The destruction of the rainforest released a nasty virus that was killing people off really fast. Someone discovered a way to hold it off but not totally cure it so the big nasty corporation started mass producing this stuff, Absolon, and soon enough it becomes currency. You work for and get paid with time to hold off the virus – or doses of Absolon.  Nifty idea.

The idea of someone having a cure or attempting to prevent a cure so that they can hold others hostage isn’t a unique theme, but I couldn’t help but watch it. Even if it was somewhat cheesey. I admit, I was a little put off about it being rated R when I don’t remember hearing any swearing and there didn’t seem to be any overly graphic violence (aside from a sniper shot that looked pretty fake). And, most unfortunately, there was no nudity.

I think I’m going to have to keep my eye on SPACE channel to see if any more of these gems pop up.