With Doctor Who in full swing and Back To The Future Day happening last week, October 2015 was the perfect time for, uh…TIME.
Loot Crate did not disappoint with their latest subscription box.
See what’s inside after the break…
The following review is spoiler-free.
Starz gave Nerd Approved access to the first two episodes of Ash Vs. Evil Dead and let me just say right off the bat that I’m not going to get into plot details here. Much of that has already been discussed on the Internet and covered in interviews. Besides, you’ll appreciate going into this ride spoiler-free. But, rest assured Evil Dead fans, these guys are gonna give you want you want and then some.
For the uninitiated, that means B-movie-style slasher horror (the people dealing with the blood on this show must never sleep) that’s tempered with a proportionate dose of comedy. It’s creepy, it’s gory, it’s funny and it’s not politically correct. It’s also pure, mindless fun. I loved pretty much everything about it.
When we got our first look at the Hot Toys Star Wars 1/6 Scale Han Solo and Chewbacca figures last year, I had a feeling they were going to be a thing of beauty. Now I can confirm that 100%.
Everything from Chewbacca’s fur to the intricate details of Han’s holster is spot on. It was an adventure unboxing these because of little things like Han’s droid caller or the fact that each bit of ammo in Chewie’s bandolier can be removed.
There are a fair amount of accessories: Han’s signature blaster, Chewie’s bowcaster, headsets (which also means a separate scalp for Han which was amusing), multiple hands, and a Stormtrooper belt for the exclusive Han figure.
Chewbacca also has a comb for fur control and, having seen him turned into Wolverine in one pic, I can tell you that there’s some fun to be had…
Given Adam Sandler’s recent track record–Grown Ups 2, Blended, The Cobbler, Jack and Jill–do I really need to tell you that Pixels is bad? Fine. It’s bad. Really, really bad.
Don’t be lured in, fellow nerds, by the Pac-Man or the Dinklage. Granted, the effects are neat, and Dinklage is by the far best actor here because he out and out commits to being a mulleted weirdo. But none of it is worth sitting through 105 minutes of Sandler testing how uninterested he can be before director Chris Columbus pulls him aside and says something about it. Lines like “I got this. If I don’t, the world ends. Can’t let that happen” (screenwriters Tim Herlily and Timothy Dowling, folks!) are bad enough, but when they’re spoken by someone who sounds like he’s halfway to a coma, it’s just insulting.
I would re-watch any of these five terrible movies before giving Pixels a second shot.