Why I care not that Zendaya is or isn’t Mary Jane

zendaya-golden-globes-11jan16-03Zendaya is a character named Michelle, and later explains that her friends call her “MJ.” I don’t care that this is an alternate version of Mary Jane Watson, or not. MJ was a character from Peter’s ADULT life. Peter Parker met her in COLLEGE. Gwen Stacey as well. SONY wants Peter in High School for all of his movies, so I’m fine with the lack of a proper Mary Jane Watson. Zendaya is not her, and even if she was supposed to replace her, ultimately she isn’t her.

Upside down kisses, wet dresses or shirts clinging to her body, we had that MJ in Sam Rami’s trilogy. Having even an adult actor play a child and having moments like that… that’s awkward and distracting and honestly, I do not want that in this series of Spider-Man movies.

spiderman-homecomingTom Holland was in Civil War, has Homecoming, 2 more MCU Spider-Man movies, and he’s in the 2 Avengers movies coming up. Even if he gets contractually added to a couple more movies, there isn’t really time to make this Spider-Man have the build up for some of the smaller characters that the original comics had. If it did, MJ would have been hinted in the second movie by Aunt May or her Aunt Anna during graduation, the third movie would have eventually revealed her after Gwen Stacey had died at some point… *sigh* It’s better this way…

… Unless Sony plays ball, the contract is extended for 3 or 4 more Spider-Man movies and hey… maybe we will get a Mary Jane Watson that isn’t refereed to as MJ, or is and Parker thinks it’s a weird coincidence that she has a similar name to Zendaya’s character. Or hey, maybe Peter falls for someone else, who knows!

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What to do once you are bored with LTTP?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past is an amazing game for the Super Nintendo, and it’s being re-released in September on the SNES classic mini thing that almost no one will actually be able to buy. Well… what do you do once you do beat that phenomenal game? Well, thankfully there are some options, some of which can be done on a Super Nintendo even.

1.) Just dicking around – Exploring and testing scenarios is always fun. There are glitches and easter eggs, and then there is The Magic Powder that can turn things into other things, and not too long ago I discovered something on youtube and I had to do it myself:

Beat The Game Fast – There is a glitch that lets you jump off of a wall after first saving Zelda, save and quitting the game, getting hit, and then walking through walls. You can navigate yourself upwards and easily discover where the triforce is in under 12 minutes easily.

Explore What Happens After Beating The Game Fast!

Explore The World Withing Walls! Using the previously mentioned glitch, you will notice that every single Dungeon is on the same map, and that you can do some pretty wild things that aren’t obtaining the triforce. Like getting out of Hyrule Castle, using Hyrule Castle’s Big Key for anything that needs a big key, etc. Also, you can obtain Quake crazy early just randomly. Exploring and seeing what you can do where is fun.

Play Capcom’s GBA Port – It also has some new features, Link has voice clips, and if you connect with friends using the GBA link cable, you get to play the new Zelda 4 swords adventure. Yes… this is largely still just LTTP with a different aspect ratio. What’s wrong with that?

34381-Legend_of_Zelda,_The_-_A_Link_to_the_Past_(USA)_[Hack_by_Euclid+SePH_v1.0]_(~Legend_of_Zelda,_The_-_Parallel_Worlds)-4Play a Different Game: Hacking a game is time consuming and very different, especially if it is a major graphical overhaul as well with a completely different map. The Legend of Zelda – Parallel Worlds is just that, and if you purchase it on a cartridge, which you should never do, the creator gets no money at all, just the scammer who ‘repro-ed’ it. It’s actually sickening. Seriously, you are not one upping a major company, but are in fact screwing over a fellow fan as well as an indie game developer. All that being said… this hack is quite hard so you may not want to spend $40 on it unless you are using something that does save states.

The_Legend_of_Zelda_Ancient_Stone_TabletsThe Legend of Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets – This game is nuts. To explain it, I feel like I have to explain things like that the Super Famicom had a satellite add on from St. Giga, and… okay. So this game is a rom hack of what was made from St. Giga, and it runs on a timer… and you do not play as Link but the boy or girl mascot from St. Giga, and this is set in the canonical time when Link was off doing stuff in the Game Boy game. Random stuff is happening all of the time. This isn’t LTTP as you know it, and that is an amazingly awesome if crazy thing. I wish Nintendo would re-make it.

Replay The Game with CD Quality Audio and Cutscenes – WHAT IS THIS?! I have no idea. This looks and sounds awesome, but I think Nintendo copyright claimed the creators of it… so you might not actually be able to do this… easily… right now.

Item Randomizer – Late last year, a team made a tool that allowed you to randomize all of the items in a rom of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past. They made sure that the game is still completely beatable too.

Co-operative speed running – This one is strange and just came out due to someone modding the SNES9x emulator to allow memory sharing between certain things such as dungeons and key items. Weird stuff happened, and it was enjoyable seeing these people test this hack out.

And there you go! The Legend of Zelda is such a great game, and hopefully the above things can help you enjoy this game even more.

If I am to speak my truth…

spider-man-3-posterConfession time… I liked Spider-Man 3. I watched it 5 times in theater because I saw it with different friends. Did it have problems? Sure… but you know what? There is genuine emotion in that movie, and ultimately there was more good than bad.

Was the musical dance scene good? No. It wasn’t supposed to be good. Peter’s a loser kid who in the second movie tried to awkwardly read MJ poetry to win her, and he knows how to play piano most likely because Aunt May mentioned teaching it in Spider-Man 2.

amazing-spider-man-2-posterDid it kill off Venom, sure… but he or Carnage could come back from that bit that Dr. Connors had. My point is that this movie wasn’t SO BAD that it tanked the franchise.

Never forget that there was going to be a 4th Sam Rami movie… possibly even a 5th and 6th one. SONY chose to cancel it because SONY told Sam Rami way too late that the movie had to be in 3D with a script that Rami hated, so they then went for a reboot that was the failed Amazing Spider-Man films.

SONY sucks now, they sucked then, and hell… Avi Arad kind of sucks for forcing Venom into the 3rd movie, a character that Rami said that he never actually wanted to do.

"Spiderman: Homecoming" New York First Responders' ScreeningAll that ranting aside, if you want a better watching experience, watch Spider-Man 3: The Editor’s Cut. It’s better for the most part. Also, you know… watch Spider-Man: Homecoming, as that’s a great Flick Marvel generously allowed SONY to take credit for.

Man… if Rami’s Spider-Man could have lasted a few years, we would have probably had a Spider-Girl movie by now. Hell, they are already including MC2 characters into the MCU. I know this is a tangent, but it would have been amazing.

What if Amy Jo Johnson and Jason David Frank aren’t just extras in Saban’s Power Rangers movie?

greenandpink.pngWhile watching the home releases bonus features, there was an earlier cameo of the former Mighty Morphin Power Rangers actors inside while Saban’s Trini and Kimberly are fighting over food. The thing is… they notice them. If this cut part of the scene was supposed to be them as glorified extras, why have them notice the two girls.

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Later, The mysterious man in green and suspicious lady in pink are shown using their phones to take pictures after the Megazord fight. If it is canonical that these two saw the girls doing weird stuff, and they showed up at the scene front and center…  is that a coincidence, or perhaps something more? My theory goes something like this:

Tv show Tommy and Kimberly are searching this alternate Angel Grove for the new Movie Power Rangers, for some reason. They choose not to intervene until after the Movie Rangers have all of their members, suits, and zords because they will either need these rangers help back in TV Power Ranger land, or they have to stop something from TV Power Rangers land from later destroying Movie Angel Grove.

powerrangers-011-lord-drakkon-22-225754-666x1024This theory of mine sounds crazy, except for the fact that Alternate universes were introduced at least when The RPM’s Ranger Red crossed over into Power Rangers Samurai. Also, in the comics, the idea of alternate time lines was explored, so it wouldn’t be a stretch that in another universe, during a different time, these different rangers existed.

I seriously doubt that any of this is true, seeing as how this was a cut cameo to a movie that might not even get a sequel. I seriously doubt that they were intending to play the long con and have The Pink and Green Mighty Morphin Power Rangers show up similar to Samuel L. Jackson at the end of Iron Man. That being said, it could have been awesome, especially if it had ended up being a 3 episode mini series on… whatever Power Ranger show is the current one.

Happy Lisping Jedi Day!

Here, have some meme’s!

Obi-Wan has the high ground but it’s dubbed by Japanese Google Translate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep98a0mDiIc

Star Wars Palpatine Shooting Stars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XWomD6TazQ

Luke Is All By Himself (Star Wars – The Force Awakens – Alternate Ending Parody)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD51cdLbZJc

Jedi Kitten – The Force Awakens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwT7BHztBIU

Star Wars Kid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPPj6viIBmU

George Michael Star Wars

Tobias Funke as Darth Vader voiceover (arrested development vs star wars)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwCFgNlnQyc

“STAR WARS: A Bad Lip Reading”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w8Z0UOXVaY

Vader & Earl Voice Over Fun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvzZ-HBdKm8

You Wouldn’t Make a Star Wars Meme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hdymh1_Ev0

May The Fourth Be With You!

Amazing Spider-Man 3 was going to replace Peter Parker?

960No no, Amy Pascal was not going to remove Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, do not worry. Apparently the former head of Sony’s movie division had more feminist plans in mind than that. One that has a sad ending for Peter Parker, but one that makes way for a new hero for the franchise to follow.

mayhemThe third movie was to take place after both The Sinister Six movie as well as Venom’s movie. During those two movies, the concept of the multiverse would have been brought up, and new characters would have popped up in hopes to making new super heroes.

According to the previous Sony hack, Pascal had plans to have Spider-Man transform into Man-Spider by Venom’s solo movie. Mary Jane Watson was going to show up in Venom, and was going to be pivotal in Amazing Spider-Man 3. In ASM3, MJ was to have been bitten by Man-Spider, only to be saved by Kraven The Hunter.

manspider-sixarmsuniversePascal wanted a Spider-Woman, and due to Marvel still owning the character Jessica Drew, they had to create one. Due to MJ’s popularity, she was going to become Spider-Woman in the third act in order to stop Peter’s man-spidery rampage, only to have to euthanize Peter by the very end.

d43f464bd647c25eafef97d3f394c71dWhile this would have been a sad ending for the trilogy, people at Marvel urged her to do an after credits sequence that mirrored their 2006 storyline, The Other, where a resurrected Peter bursts out of his cocooned dead body confused but alive. Pascal in e-mails said no, and that it was time to step out of the super hero patriarchy, and that MJ was the future of the series.
Sadly, Pascal is no longer at Sony and Marvel sort of is in charge now of The Spider-Man movies. It would have been interesting to watch how this would have all played out.

Trump Trumps the Avengers

avengers-thanos-gauntletThis just in! Apparently the upcoming Avengers movies in The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been put on hold for the next 4 years!

Why was this decision made? Easy. Joss Whedon is unable to pry the Infinity Gauntlet out of the hand… err, hands of President Donald Trump. All of a sudden, Whedon’s Super PAC attempt to prevent Trump’s rise to power makes a lot more sense.

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