Franchise Wars

With the release of the Avengers: Infinity War trailer dropping earlier this week, and the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi due out in a few days, nerd-dom is at its highest of levels right now. And while I cannot wait to see The Last Jedi in theaters on opening day, I’ve come to realize that I am more excited for Avengers than I am for Star Wars.

To some, this may seem sacrilegious. The franchises aren’t even in the same category or genre. How can they even be compared?
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G.I. Joe: Retaliation wasn’t good . . . It was great!

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If I was to  ask you if you to choose between Stephen Sommers the director of the Mummy movies, and Van Helsing, or Jon Chu the director of Step Up 2, Step Up 3D, and the Justin Bieber documentary, to helm a G.I.  Joe movie, chances are you would choose wrong.  Jon Chu, known mostly for directing music related films knocked it out of the park with G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  It completely wiped the craptastic taste out of my mouth that I had thanks to the Sommers movie, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.

As a fan of the Larry Hama comic and the original cartoon, I had a lot of problems with Continue reading