Voltron Reassembled

Matt here –
First off I need to say that I was a huge fan of the original Voltron series and as I got older, as with many cartoons from that time, the quality diminished because I got older and expected more. So when Voltron Force came out, I was on board. It was a follow up to the original story (Voltron of the Far Universe) and introduced us to some new faces alongside some old ones. It was really good and it did not talk down to the people watching it because it realized that it was as much adults watching as kids because we grew up on Voltron. Voltron Force would have gotten 9 out of 10 stars from me if it stuck around long enough to get reviewed.

Voltron: Legendary Defender gets a 7 and only that high because its Voltron. It tells the story of how the team (individually known as paladins) came together and their first steps towards defeating the Galran’s and their king Zarkon who has been ruling practically the entire known universe for 10,000 years while Voltron (and its guardians Allura and Coran) slept. While I was attempting to ignore the absurdity of that while watching, now that I write it I realize just how ridiculous it is that Voltron (and again, its defenders) slept during the time it was needed the most.

The format of the show was 11 episodes at an hour each and it is essentially formatted out as if there were 6 two hour movies. A crisis would come up and it would not be resolved until at least two hours later. This made it a bit more difficult to binge watch because it is like 6 1/2 movies. A smaller format would have made for easier watching. Keep that in mind when you read other reviews that say its like returning to Saturday morning cartoons.
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Now there is plenty good about it as well. Voltron itself was amazing and they didn’t make it easy for the paladins to learn to use him. So that was good. There are individual story lines that were pretty good as well. Pidge has a family story line that was pretty compelling, Lance and Keith had a fun rivalry going that kept things light often times and Hunks whole demeanor played pretty well. But there were just too many thing that didn’t play well. Rhys Darby has a super grating voice and they made him the main comedy relief. That made it difficult to watch when I first started. They swapped around some characters. Commander Keith is not a commander. That job has been replaced by a new character Shiro. Now Shiro’s story was actually pretty awesome, but it still takes quite a bit away from the nostalgia factor.

It is enjoyable, very much so. But it changes things that should not be changed and I am old and set in my ways. Its definitely worth a watch, just keep in mind it might take you a bit to do so.

Reno’s EPIC Pub Crawl 2016

Matt here –

So half the GotR crew live here in Reno, Nevada where almost every month they have a pub crawl for the various holidays. When there isn’t a particularly popular holiday, they just have a theme. This month’s theme was “Epic”. Formerly the Superhero crawl, this year there was an emphasis on Star Wars and they had a large scale lightsaber battle to kick off the crawl.
Having just recently acquired a decent enough camera, I decided to take some pictures and share with you! Enjoy!

 

Watch The First Four Minutes Of AMC’s Preacher

Matt here –
AMC decided to release the first four minutes of the the pilot of their new series Preacher. While it does start with it looking kinda 50’s sci-fi is, it gets much better very quickly. From the looks of it, other than minor details about the characters looks, it seems to be relatively accurate to the comics. But don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself!

So what did you think? Are you planning on checking it out? Let us know down below or discuss it in our new forums on Google Plus! Just click here!

Preacher premieres on AMC on May 22nd, 2016!

GotR Asks You To Choose Your Side!

So with Captain America: Civil War releasing soon, I thought I might gather up everyone team affiliations and why they chose that side to get everyone prepared for the upcoming movie! Let’s see what everyone had to say!

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AYOUB KHOTE says:
The thing about slippery slopes is that they often start with fear. Fear drives us to seek protection, but protection comes at the cost of freedom and privacy. The world will always hold something for us to fear, and while building a suit of armour around it may give the illusion of security, the only real way to deal with fear is through freedom and equality. If we feel less threatened by each other because we have mutual respect, then fear fades, regardless of a variation of strengths. #TeamCap

DEANO JACKSON says:
I get where Tony is coming from given that the majority of the damage that happened in the second Avengers movie was almost entirely his fault, but he’s letting his own fears get away from him and trying to make them everyone else’s problem.  Yeah, Tony is impulsive and arrogant and having someone to answer to would probably be for the best, but that doesn’t apply to everyone else (well, except for Banner maybe, but is anyone really going to try telling him what to do when he gets angry?) and Tony needs to understand that.  The freedom to act when action is necessary without having to go through red tape is exactly what makes heroes like Captain America so effective.

ISAIAH MULLINS states:
Team cap because that’s my boy fighting the good fight.

Team Iron Man:  e191818182de9b05e72c4cf5fb3eac74603802d3_m

MATTHEW MOORE says:
Tony: Banner and I were doing the research..
Steve: That would affect the team..
Tony That would end the team. Isn’t that the mission? Isn’t that “why” we fight, so we can end the fight, so we get to go home?
Steve: Every time someone tries to win a war before it starts innocent people die. Every time.

Sorry, but I am totally Team Iron Man. Yes, he’s made mistakes. He is a flawed character that is learning from his mistakes. But his goals are always the same (ever since being stuck in that cave), “Peace in our time”. Captain America can’t say the same. He goes from battle field to battle field, making no friends outside of “work” and the one time he does, he recruits him! He has no real home, no attachments and just as big an ego as Stark does, except Stark allows himself to be humbled at times, Cap does not. Yes, when people try to win a war before it starts, innocent people die. But MORE innocent people die when an actual war breaks out. Furthermore, when everyone is shown their worse nightmares, Steve is shown peace. This proves that Steve is a warmonger. I HAVE to be Team Stark.

LOU (aka BudaRod) says:
I like Iron Man because he is a boss! He’s a rich playboy who likes to get down with the ladies and builds awesome toys.

ironmancaptainamerica-captain-america-3-civil-war-whose-side-are-you-on-jpeg-207892There are many that are undecided such as LOGAN JACKSON:
Captain America  v.s. Iron Man, such a conflicting argument.
Tony is a total asshole but that’s why I like him, he doesn’t care what everybody thinks. I don’t like the Captain America nor his actions but his main belief in freedom when it comes to human lives is essentially perfect. In the comics, Tony urges the president to go forward with the superhuman registration act, this seems like a move made completely in fear. It’s called the superhuman registration act, not the superhero registration act. This means the government would be rounding up superhumans and treating them like animals, or at least criminals. This sounds demeaning and cruel which sounds eerily like another time when a government rounded up a group of people, so when would the controlling of superhumans stop? Imagine if you were told that you were a thing to be feared and controlled would you, in a time of extreme danger and emotion, protect those said that, or aid in their destruction?  If a registration act like that were to be passed you could possibly be taking away rights of a human being, albeit with abilities. So if they don’t follow the comic books and just try to control the Avengers and their missions than I’m cool with backing Iron Man but if Civil war is going to be about the Superhuman registration act and giving too much power to the government then all I can say is go Captain America!

Then CHARLES WEEDEN had this to say: 
#TeamCap or #TeamIronMan, to be honest I’m not entirely sure I should join either side. Both sides have their good parts and bad, on Captain America’s side you have a group that wants to remain free and out from under the control of the government, which is all well and good but at the same time while remaining to be free they have been responsible (no matter how direct or indirect) for countless deaths, and so because of that I feel I need to agree with some of the viewpoints of Iron Man, but not all of them. However I also agree with some of the viewpoints of Captain America’s side. So all-in-all I can’t choose one side or the other, I understand that both side have their ups and downs and I firmly believe the situation is infinitely more complicated than the simplicity of “their side or ours”.

There is also this confused response from TODD GRUNDLE:
I refuse to answer this question without knowing more facts. Is this some kind of setup? What’s going on here? I don’t know what you want me to tell you, Captain America wears tights so from there I’d have to say #TeamIronMan… but, and this is a big butt, Iron man is siding with the government and I don’t often like them very much so that would probably put me on #TeamCap… but… wait… what are we talking about again?

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So let me ask, what side do you choose? Let us know in the comments!

Take A Look At The First Trailer For Doctor Strange

The first Doctor Strange trailer released during tonight’s The Jimmy Kimmel Show and it looks interesting. The video shown seems to revolve purely around how Doctor Strange becomes the Sorcerer Supreme with no hint as to who the villain might be. Could the villain be part of the origin story itself? Check out the trailer for yourself:

So what do you think? It does not seem as exciting and action packed as the other Marvel movies, but it does look we will get a lot of character development for one of the most layered characters in the Marvel Universe. Let us know what you think of the trailer and your expectations for the movie in the comments below!

Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch and will release in theaters November 4th, 2016.