Deadpool 2 releases TODAY! Dad Jokes with Kratos, and Nathan Fillion is back

What better way to start your Wednesday than with DAD JOKES!

Christopher Judge is best known for his work in the Stargate shows as Teal’c.  This year he is known for a new undertaking, taking over from veteran Kratos voice actor Terrence C. Carson in God of War.

If you are a Stargate fan, you will know that Christopher Judge displays a mischievous streak and always looking to have a bit of fun.  Today’s video found at polygon.com shows him voicing Kratos making Dad jokes.

Let’s be honest.  Do you need to know more?

Nathan Fillion returning to the small screen in The Rookie

Another actor that enjoys themselves is Nathan Fillion.  I could go on and on about greats like Firefly and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, but I would go on and on 😀

This year, Nathan Fillion returns in a new series called The Rookie, where a 40-year-old divorcee becomes a Hollywood police officer.  The trailer below sets up the history pretty well, but this looks to be a more serious role than Fillion’s latest outings.  I look forward to seeing for myself how this will play out.

Deadpool 2 releases today!

I am seeing Deadpool 2 tonight.  Work is shuffled, things are arranged, this is happening.  I am excited 😀 Once again, the final Deadpool trailer:

I will say I am a little disappointed with the internet in some ways though.  Last week, via Instagram, Ryan Reynolds posted the following Infinity War anti-spoiler campaign request/parody/whatever it’s Deadpool who knows:

My love of the franchise is well known in the office, and I have already been asked: “Can you tell me if it’s true *Spoiler Thing* happens in the movie when you see it tonight?”.  The question seemed innocent to the individual involved and was surprised when I pointed out the question was a dick move on their part.

So it seems people have been putting up spoiler information including post credit scene breakdowns on the internet.  I am sure this will get them clicks, and generally speaking people have to go out of their way to read the spoilers.

The internet on the whole has gotten better at putting actual spoiler info in the titles.  I didn’t filter a small spoiler for Infinity War, but seeing late that Peter Dinklage was in the film was fine – what he was doing etc. wasn’t referenced.  I still find it amusing though that a lot of the world got Infinity War almost a whole week before the US, but when they got it THEN the spoiler information came pouring out the same day.

If you are one of those people that read the spoiler articles, while more power to you, how about not spreading the information to others without asking?

To their point of view, the article they read said it could be changed, so it might not happen.

But it might happen.

I now have in my mind what could have been a fun surprise during the film.  I am already excited, so my mind is already trying to blow it up more than it probably is intended, in anticipation of a fun event.  So now if it happens, that sense of wonder and surprise is soured.  If it doesn’t happen, will I be disappointed in that at the end of the night?  Only time will tell.

But at the end of the day – if you want to know specifics on something you haven’t seen, and it’s not easily searchable on the internet, probably don’t ask others that haven’t seen it those same specific questions.  It’s obviously supposed to be a surprise.  Just sit back and enjoy.

If you are the sort of person that has to know – just make sure the people you ask feel the same way.

Until tomorrow,

JohnHQLD

Kratos Nendoroid, Luke Cage Season 2, and the best film review ever

I am not cute, Boy

God of War came out a few days ago, and I think it’s fair to say has been regarded as an amazing experience.

With any successful franchise, there is the marketing.  Always the marketing.  I am guilty of having a few Pop Vinyl Overwatch figures guarding my fridge from on high.

The folks over at Good Smile have had a fairly niche but successful series called Nendoroids.  Basically, think posable Funko/Pop figures for an idea.  And their latest is Kratos himself.

Check out the site here for more images and nab one for yourself – preorders open tomorrow!  Without shipping, they will cost about AUD$50.

I'm not cute! I'm fierce and ferocious! And posable!

Luke Cage Season 2 Trailer

I enjoyed Luke Cage last year.  In some ways, not as much as I could have, but it was overall fun to watch and I loved the musical numbers.

Season 2 seems to be taking a more comical approach if the new teaser ‘The Show Off’ is anything to go by.  I am guessing this is showing Luke enjoying both his celebrity and freedom while becoming comfortable with who he is.

While this is fun to see, I can’t see this being a season of television though.  What is coming to turn Luke’s world upside down again?

We will have to wait until June 22 to know for sure.

All reviews should be like this

So I REALLY want to talk Infinity War with people, but a lot of my group hasn’t seen it yet.  But I have got the ‘No spoilers but what did you think?’ question a lot.

For those people, this is the review you should watch before going in. Nothing is spoiled, no vague hints of impending awesome or doom, just a solid piece of journalism.

Honestly, if all film reviews were like this, I would give them a lot more credibility.

I am a huge fan of The Know.  They are passionate about their gaming, and it really shows.  Check out their much more in-depth take on the world here.

God of War, Reiner Knizia, and Avengers excitement grows

The new God of War is out now, and you can listen to the soundtrack for free!

So God of War comes out today.  I will admit, I have been interested in the new setting and story, but not enough to preorder the game.  The last God of War Game, Ascension, I looked at and literally shrugged.  Definitely a case of franchise burnout.

If you don’t know about the God of War series, you play a Spartan warrior named Kratos with a dark history.  He has two basics modes – killing everything on the screen, and not killing everything on the screen.  There are usually some light puzzle aspects to the game, but overall the series has been an excuse for serious levels of violence to be displayed in as much detail as possible.  God of War has serious roots in Greek mythology, and ultimately sees you taking on all of the Greek Gods.

If you don’t know about the God of War series, you play a Spartan warrior named Kratos with a dark history.  He has two basics modes – killing everything on the screen, and not killing everything on the screen.  There are usually some light puzzle aspects to the game, but overall the series has been an excuse for serious levels of violence to be displayed in as much detail as possible.  God of War has serious roots in Greek mythology, and ultimately sees you taking on all of the Greek Gods.

The new game sees Kratos years later a lot calmer and with family no less.  The trailer gives you a good idea of the story, but essentially you travel with your son and try to teach him not to make all the mistakes Kratos did with his life.

The more I see of the new game, the more I am coming around, so maybe I will give the new God of War a go in the near future.

But visuals aren’t the only positive of the God of War series.  The musical score has been amazing through the series, matching some truly epic battles on the screen.  And now, you can listen to the entire God of War soundtrack thanks to Spotify!

The playlist SHOULD work, but the Spotify web app seems to be having some problems at the moment.  If you can’t play anything, you can open the album directly on the link here.

So looking at ‘another’ Cthulhu based game – Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection.  It comes in a book, which I thought I was cute.  A push your luck card game?  So it should be quick.  Then I was floored to see who had designed it.  A certain Dr Reiner Knizia.

Dr Reiner Knizia is a legendary board game designer.  Even people that don’t enjoy his games generally acknowledge the contributions he has made to the hobby.  The first game that comes to mind is Tigris & Euphrates – a 20+ year old board game that has withstood the test of time to date.

To be honest I started looking for the rules after pledging.  It’s AUD$50ish with shipping and a Lovecraft Reiner Knizia Game.  Sold.

Now, this does seem to go against a lot of advice I have given about looking at what you are buying, ensuring it’s what you expect and so on.  Rest assured, I have had a good look and I am happy I have pledged.

And it really is a pretty simple game.  Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection has players trying to collect a set of sigils to banish an accidentally summoned monster back to where it came.

The rules are simple, and the campaign is presented in a very dry manner, but it’s worth checking out the Kickstarter campaign page and deciding for yourself.

Not only does this book contain unspeakable secrets, but a game as well
Can you find all the pieces in the library?

Avengers: Infinity War is less than a week away!

Yeah, this is just pure excitement on my part.  If you aren’t already excited, there is nothing I can say here to sway you.  I have my tickets already, but they aren’t exciting to watch.  So I am just going to watch the trailer.  Again.

Only five more sleeps before I see it!