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Just saw “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and it was great…

I don’t do movie reviews much anymore ’cause I’m getting kind of bored of ’em and on top of that, I’m losing interest in seeing new movies lately. Nothing really good out these days, ya know? I did see a good movie finally and that’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” so I’ll briefly review that one.

The movie was fun and entertaining like the first one was except I thought the 2nd one was way better than the first. Casting of the 2nd movie was great. Michael Rooker was awesome and so was Kurt Russell. Like usual Kurt Russell kills it like he does in every movie he stars in. It was awesome seeing Kurt and Michael Rooker play in a movie together. The story was good. The jokes in the movie were hilarious as I couldn’t help myself but crack up at some of the jokes in the movie. Some of it even got me laughing. The action was a blast to watch, though.

While the movie was fun and entertaining, I was most impressed with Sly’s cameo. Sly Stallone was in the movie but not very much. Sly played a character named Stakar Ogord. Even though his role was small, Stallone is already getting so much attention out of that character. There’s already a lot of demand that fans wants to see more of Stakar and I agree. That character was awesome & Sly did a great job playing him. It was cool seeing Sly and Michael Rooker in a same scene together. This wasn’t the first time those two starred in a movie together as they were in “Cliffhanger” together, remember that movie? We need to see more Stakar, so hopefully Sly’s character gets his own solo movie or he’ll be in more of “Guardians 3”.

So did Sly Stallone and Kurt Russell reunite? Well, it’s not what you think so no. While Sly and Kurt were in the same movie together, they never played in any scenes together at all which kind of sucks. I was hoping for some sort of Tango & Cash reunion myself but we never got that unfortunately. I’m sure Sly and Kurt hung out some on set behind the scenes as I’m sure those guys are still great friends.

One thing for sure, I’m so impressed with Dave Bautista’s acting skills. Most professional wrestlers that turn into actors don’t have good acting skills (yeah, Dwayne Johnson is not that good of an actor) but I’m impressed with Dave. Most guys with big muscles are horrible at acting but Dave’s got the skills. If you want to know why Dave is starring in a lot of big movies lately and why he’s doing so great in the industry is ’cause he’s a good actor. I always knew that Dave was a good actor ’cause I used to watch him in WWE back in the day. Once again, Dave is one wrestler actor who has actual talent. He may be a huge guy with big muscles but he also has a good speaking voice. I just like his voice, it’s so badass.

“Guardians 2” was a great movie and I’m definitely getting it on Blu Ray when it comes out. If you’re a fan of superhero flicks, you should definitely see this yourself.

Kev

 

AMC confirms Merle Dixon will return to, “Walking Dead – Season 3″…

Well, it’s no surprise that Merle Dixon is still alive in the, “Walking Dead”. I figure he escaped from the rooftop and found his way out alive by cutting his own hand off. It’s not a spoiler, ’cause I’m sure everyone knew it too. While I’m glad Merle is returning for Season 3, I hope he will appear in more episodes. In Season 1, he only appeared for two episodes, and Season 2, he only appeared for one. I hope Merle will be in most episodes for “Season 3”. “Season 3” is gonna be great, Michonne and the Governor also.

Could Tyrese get introduced at some point, here?

Get your first look at Merle for Season 3, here.

Kev

Thought: Is Merle Dixon alive or dead? ***possible spoilers***

Merle Dixon (played by the great, Michael Rooker, pictured above) is an original character exclusively for the TV show, “The Walking Dead”. Merle was never a character from the comic books at all. That is why nobody knows anything about Merle and why they are keeping this character mysterious. Merle returned for one episode this season but Daryl was just having a hallucination, it wasn’t really him.

Michael Rooker is a great actor. I’ve remembered him in other movies. His most recognizable movie role would have to be in Stallone’s movie, “Cliffhanger”, back in 1993. It’s nice to see him finally get recognized for his talent in, “The Walking Dead”.

The question we’re all wondering, is Merle Dixon still alive or dead? Maybe he’s even a walker?

I would think Merle is still alive.

When Merle is found alive, another question we’re all wondering, will he get revenge at T-Dog for leaving him up on the roof of the Dept. store in Atlanta? I used to think Merle would come back to get revenge against Rick & his friends, but it’s not going to happen.

I would think Merle would side with Rick and the gang. It’s Daryl that Merle would be after. Remember that hallucination that Daryl had on Merle, it seemed that they don’t get along too well. Why would Merle want to side with Rick and them? Remember, when Merle was handcuffed and the walkers were trying to get out after him, Merle kept screaming, “I’ve been bad, I deserve it…” blah blah blah…. Merle would admit that he was wrong on how he treated them and Merle might help them a bit.

It’s possible that Merle will not be the villain of the show. Rick would want to team with Merle ’cause Merle is an expert gunman. There’s something about Daryl that he will turn into the villain instead of Merle.

I’m probably gonna be wrong on this prediction but it’s a guess. Daryl was never exactly friends with Rick and his gang anyway. The only reason Daryl sided with Rick, ’cause they would help him find Merle, ’cause they’re family.

Merle could end up being a badguy through out the rest of the show, but it wouldn’t make any sense if you think about it. After seeing that scene with Merle and Daryl together. It’s a possibility Merle could have a change of heart with Rick and the gang, and join them. Just my 2cents.

Kev

Brock praises the “Walking Dead” episode 3, it was better than the first two!!!

Wow!!!! I’m so blown away by the “Walking Dead” TV series so far as I have now caught up with the show last night. Saw the second and third episode on AMC last night. The episode “Guts” the second one was pretty good, but the third one, “Tell Them To the Frogs” was the best one yet! Over the years, most TV shows are crap and once in a while, a good TV show comes around. The “Walking Dead” is the best show on television. George A. Romero should take note on how to do the zombie thing ’cause Frank Darabont does it better.

The third episode had a good storyline and good acting with all cast members, especially to Michael Rooker, who plays the bad guy, and I was impressed with his acting the most. You would recognize Michael Rooker from the Stallone movie, “Cliffhanger”, which he is well known for. Michael Rooker plays Merie, who is an expert gunman and he hangs on the roof of a building shooting zombies with a sniper gun. When Rick Grimes and his friends reach the top of the building to hide from the chasing zombies, Michael Rooker’s character, Merie started harassing him and his friends, then he gets handcuffed by Rick and the gang just left him there, to go back to the camp site where Rick reunites with his wife and son there. While there, a bit of a love triangle soap opera starts between, Shane, Lori, and Rick. Shane and Lori had an affair together while Rick was out hunting zombies in the city trying to survive (Lori was Rick’s wife). Rick haven’t confronted Shane about Lori yet, but he will soon, I’m sure.

The “Walking Dead” is my new obsession and I’ll be watching every Sunday for sure. As you all know, I love horror and zombie fiction is my favorite. Out of all the horror TV shows from the past: “Tales from the Crypt”, “Tales From the Darkside”, etc. I would say, “Walking Dead” is the best horror TV show by far. It’s really shocking that AMC would air a show that is really bloody, and gory. The show won’t air nudity of course, but at least they don’t cut out the swearing and blood & guts.

You gotta wonder what Stephen King thinks about this show. I’m sure he is watching too. Stephen King will probably speak about the show soon when he writes to Entertainment Weekly again. Can’t wait to hear his thoughts!

Kev