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The DeLorean

The DeLorean

If you grew up in the late 80’s or 90’ then you must have watched one of the (arguably) greatest movie trilogies to grace our screens. It starred America’s sweetheart Micheal J Fox as Marty McFly and his wacky scientist/inventor Dr E Brown played by the charismatic Christopher Loyyd. But there was one other star that out shone them, the time machine. Yes the time machine, cleverly built into the gull-winged DeLorean. It has become an icon for any movie buff. And while we all wish we could own this legendary piece of movie history but alas we all do not have deep enough pockets.

But fear not, Jacklin Enterprises is finally making this dream a possibility. Yes, finally we can own one of the coolest cars. Jacklin is the official distributor for Eaglemoss. Yes that Eaglemoss, the very same people who brought you the now highly sought after marvel and DC lead figurines, the Marvel books and are also currently circulating the DC graphic novel hard covers. Also let’s not forget the various chess collections, of which I must gloat that I own the completed Batman set. (Sorry I just had to throw that in there)

This time they bring us the build your own Delorean. It is highly detailed and yes its die cast. If like me, you are into Hot Toys then you will know that die cast is something special. The completed unit will land at approximately 75cm long and 34cm wide. That’s pretty massive. (That’s what she said) It will have working parts and will light up. Buying a piece like this will no doubt set you back. But since it’s only coming out weekly and in parts, it goes from being super expensive to highly affordable. Think of it as buying a real car, just without the interest. It is also an official licensed product and as such will be a highly collectable item once complete. Due to the nature of the product and it not readily available complete to but means that if you complete it you will be part of a very limited amount of people. Therefore the monetary value of it will skyrocket.

But it isn’t just about dollars signs, for me the sentimental value of owning a highly detailed item such as this, coupled along with the time it takes to build. Well that just makes it special. Putting you blood and sweat into building an item is a reward on its own. Blood and Sweat? Relax! Eaglemoss makes it fun and easy. Every issue comes with step by step guide.

The car itself is superbly detailed. From a working flux capacitor to the blue lighting running through the outside, the car has it all. Look inside and you will find movie accurate seating and dials.

And lastly we have some exciting news. Jacklin has been ever so gracious that they will be supplying the weekly series to us so we can do a video build. So join us on the Project Mayhem YouTube Channel, subscribe and follow us as we build the time machine. (and maybe we can get the infamous Darth Zady Bun to help )

 

A special thanks to Varshal of Jacklin Enterprises and Reza and Nas of Project Mayhem.

 

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Batman v Superman: The Review

Batman V Superman, the mother of all match ups finally did its Superhero landing this past Friday. And what a landing!

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The movie seems to be critically panned by most yet is set to make mega moola.

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So how did it really fare?

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*super minor spoilers ahead*

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Firstly the darkness of the movie was a breath of fresh air compared to all the humour we get from Marvel (don’t get me wrong I love the Stark/Banner Banter but too much one thing can be detrimental fro ones health ) but I also feel that they drenched it in darkness when a good soak was all that was needed. A little more humour would have balance it more.

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The movie did feel cluttered at times but with Snyder having to manages 3 heroes and world/franchise building I can let that slide which is more poor editing than bad direction. But like I said before the shared universe has that effect and it’s a symptom we will have to live with if we want this multi-verse to continue.There were some obvious plot holes that may be done on purpose and this shall only reveal itself in future instalments or could be just poor story telling.

The film is well cast ( more on that later) and for the most part well directed. There are some camera angles that seem less that courteous to the scene at times. Visually it is stunning, but with such a long development period I would expected nothing short of spectacular. The score felt right and my favourite was that of Wonder Woman in the final act.

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Moving on to the cast, Batfleck seems to have nailed the Dark Knight but falls a little short on Bruce Wayne as there are times when it feels they are the same character and it shouldn’t, but time will heal that wound and IMO he has earned his seat as a worthy successor to Bale. His relationship with Alfred is captured beautifully and a key moment was him making old Al a cup of coffee. A scene that clearly defined there relationship is more than what appears on the surface.

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Cavill seems to be settling into his role well and his second outing is an improvement, even his physique is larger. His romance with Lois felt a little fast tracked but again nothing one cant get past to enjoy the film. Ms Lane’s character is served well as one can but visually she looks a bit old for Clark but who am I to judge what Supe’s into these days.

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Wonder Woman is a scene stealer in the best sense, her beauty, her strength and charisma shines through and will surely cement success in her solo outing. The only negative is that we never have enough of her.

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Lex I must admit shattered all my fears of Eisenberg playing the role. His malice is unmatched (until a certain new green haired freak makes his début ) and his genius is on point. While others may say his eccentric was over the top, I applaud it and felt it was what would be in his youth in this time. He is so full of himself as only a Luther can be.

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Snapping back to the film itself, I felt it delivered, adapting key Batman and Superman stories write out of comic book history and blending them together to create a cohesive story. So yes the movie is flawed is some ways but it certainly didn’t deserve the global panning which will probably hurt its box office returns.

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This movie isn’t made to win over critics, it isn’t made to collect Oscars, it was made for the fans. It was made as fun popcorn blockbuster that brings together the holy trinity. And in that regards it succeeds.

All in all it is a solid entry into DC’s cinematic universe and even warrants a second viewing.

Lets give it a hard earned 4/5

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As always BRING DA MAYHEM!!!!!!!!!!!

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Deadpool Review

 

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I am not going to lie, I have been waiting for this movie for almost a decade so maybe my view maybe a little skewed, but then again when it comes to Deadpool you kinda need a skewed view to truly appreciate him.

In a world now filled with superheroes and world building, we get the refreshing enema in the form of Wade Wilson, the fan favourite Merc with a Mouth (and thank God it aint sworn shut).

The movie lives up the the well marketed hype and then some, even the opening credits reminds you, you aint in Kansas no more Dorothy.

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The movie keeps the plot simple, while some might find that a bit boring for a Deadpool movie I felt it was necessary otherwise it would have distracted the average movie goer from the oddity (shout out to my boy ) of the movie itself. and that’s what Tim Miller has done well here, stayed true to the core character without alienating the general audience. But that’s not only what he and star Ryan Reynolds do well. They show us they can do X-Men better than X-Men, case in point Colossus. Never has the character been better depicted, from the thick Russian accent to the physique and his humble persona.

I will admit the villains were pretty underdeveloped but the movie makes you forget that with the well placed wit and humour… oh the humour, always the right dosage, always the right time.

In short Deadpool is a fun filled ride that’s the perfect break from all the intense franchise and their sometimes convoluted shares universe. You don’t need to catch up on 7 movies to know what is going on, you don’t need to buy a mountain load of back issues to understand the character. All you need is a barrel of popcorn and large soda and you will get your moneys worth.

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The movie gets a slightly biased 5/5 simply for being totally original when the only options where dark or light. Being grey has never been so colourful.  Oh and to my Deadpool fans….

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Pre-Order: Avengers Age of Ultron Black Widow

Pre-Order: Hot Toys Avengers Age of Ultron: Black Widow 1/6 Scale Collectible Figure MMS288

A new wave of Hot Toys’ 1/6th scale Collectible Figures based on the highly anticipated Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is coming as the movie’s release date draws near! Today we are excited to present the deadly female member of the mighty Avengers – the 1/6th scale Black Widow Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the film featuring a newly painted head sculpt with short curly brownish-red real fabric hair, newly tailored costume with leather-like trims and blue highlights, detailedly made new weapons and accessories.

Don’t forget to add the lethal female agent to your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!

R500 deposit secures the figure at the special Pre-Order Price.

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