Comic Compulsion – On the Reel: Power Rangers

I firmly believed that this movie was going to be the destruction of my childhood on film. I did not support it by buying the toys or sharing the trailer. I saw the trailer and thought about how I wasn’t that fond of the suits, since they look like tactical armor now. In the trailer when I saw them jump, I thought this is going to be everything I hate in remakes all in one movie.

I loved Power Rangers growing up and even mention it in one of my unboxings. Tommy was my favorite (of course) and Kimberly was second. I watched until Power Rangers in Space and used to watch the movie all the way through the end credits, an anomaly for this kid. I’m not a super fan, but it holds a special place in my heart. 

I have never been so wrong about a film. This film is amazing. Truly everything I could have wanted in a remake. This film has so many fan service shots and references for the original, I just about fan girl screamed in the theater.

After seeing many remakes that try to not be like the original or “this ain’t yo grandaddy’s _____”, I’ve grown to expect distancing and sometimes all out ignoring in remakes. Using the title in name only to get butts in seats and exploit fans and their desire to relive their fandom a through new films.

All I was hoping for were about 3 things. 1) Call them the Power Rangers in the movie. Just say it. At least once. 2) Use the theme. Somewhere, I don’t care where, but use the theme. And finally 3) please let the Mega Zord look cool. 

I was so surprised by the amount of loving references to the original show. In addition, all my simple hopes were met! I actually liked the characters and the acting was very reminiscent of the show. The zoids look great in action and they actually explain a little on how they move, which I thought was interesting.

The movie gives Rita a backstory I don’t remember her having, but I really liked it.  I didn’t feel like it was too forced or explained too much like I have seen in many other remakes and reboots. 

Don’t forget to stay for the mid credit sequence too!! It really gets me excited for the next one!! 

Overall, I have to say, I was so happy with this movie, that I hope remakes start paying attention to this format and start giving fans what they really want. I good movie with acknowledgement on what got them there! 

Mouse Minute – 50th Anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland 


I love when Disney decides to have special events in the park! When Pirates of the Caribbean turned 50, Disney decided it was time for a short anniversary celebration. I was completely surprised by this because the Food and Wine event is happening in California Adventure and the Electric Light Parade is still happening in Disneyland. Overlapping events happen sometimes but more often then not events happen one day apart. More surprising though is that the event was only from Thursday to Saturday!

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Comic Compulsion – On the Reel: Logan

And finally we get the Logan we’ve all been waiting to see! The beautifully gory masterpiece satisfies the craving to finally show Wolverine in all his glory. I honestly would not have thought the director of The Wolverine made this film. The Wolverine and Logan are like polar opposites. There’s a brief nod but other than that this film is like a stand alone.

This happens to be another fine opportunity to spend your money on a solid movie that is rated R so that movie studios stop fearing and focus on making a good movie by showing them you’ll still spend money means that when movies like Spawn come around they won’t try to push them into PG-13 for the sake of sales.

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Mouse Minute – Red Rose Tavern and Beauty and the Beast at Disneyland


I’ll be completely honest and open and say, I am not excited for the new Beauty and the Beast movie (I’m quite weary of it actually). I AM however super happy about the new Beauty and the Beast Merchandise, Food and return of the walk around Characters to the park. As well, even if you’re not excited to see the film, Disney has done an awesome job of releasing other merch from the original film to keep you interested and reminiscing about how much you loved the animated film. I was so excited to FINALLY get to try out the food in the park and get the experience I had longed for since watching the movie as a child!

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Delight in Decay – On the Reel: Get Out

Wow. Simply wow. I have not seen such brilliant film making in so long a tear nearly streamed down my cheek as the credits began to roll. I don’t want to spoil anything in this review because I FIRMLY BELIEVE EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS MOVIE! And I know some of you won’t do that when you know what’s happened. So now the big question is where to begin?

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Mouse Minute – AP Days 2017 Review 


AP Days is a wonderful time of year for those of us who regularly attend the park to get a special little shout out from the Disney powers that be. I know some people get disappointed that as a pass holder we pay quite a bit of money (and some of us might spend more than we should in the park too…*cough cough*me*cough cough*), some people feel like there should be more done for pass holders during AP Days. I can understand that and see where they are coming from, but I do really enjoy the Disney events and like the positive attitude of cast members and guests alike during AP Days.

Last year I was able to make it to the early February AP Days but missed the ones in the fall. I realize now that the experience was more confusing than I realized last year, I remember getting buttons but I think I didn’t take full advantage of the event last year like I did this year!

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