I cannot really afford to collect the Indiana Jones stuff I'd want to.
and 2nd: if I could afford it, I don't really have the room to display it, which (opening up the stuff) is the only reason I'd buy it. [collect is the wrong word to have used here].
But I barely get to do anything with the SW stuff I own and bought to make dioramas because my writing takes up all of my home time and doing anything like "normal people" do by way of organizing is just to normal (boring) for me to be bothered with. Probably for the best, what I can create myself, has become more fascinating than what Hasbro can create, though I fully support them and continue buying in the event that one day I will take a break from my writing (but I want a best-seller first!)
I'm sure that one day at Comic Con or a scalper-meet (or e-Bay) I can find the Jones stuff and make my diorama scene if I really find the time and space to do so.
But I would really admire pictures of that stuff set up!
Here's what's important for the new Star Trek:Paramount is putting what and what into Star Trek? Unless "time and care" are codewords for "buckets of cash and no actual concern for quality", I think you're nuts on that one.
1) WRITING - it has to be a compelling story. I've already read spoilers (won't post them here) about what this new film will be about. I think it's kind of a boring choice if you ask me. At least the TOS episode the idea spawned from wasn't particularly awesome (though it wasn't bad, but sort of interesting actually). Still I would not have chosen this idea myself. It may work well though. That remains to be seen.
2) Exceitement level - I hope there are great excuses for lots of violent content. This appeals to me. As do explosions. Referring to (1) above - if there is good writing there will be good excuses for excitement by my definition.
3) Good acting - no where is there room for casting Keanau Reeves or Miss South Carolina (from "The Iraq" a few years ago). The regular cast has been great though and I hope they keep returning for more movies as a crew (Pine, Quinto, Urban, Saldona, "Harold," Yeltzin, and Sean of the Dead. They could cast Gilbert Godfrey as another member of the Q Continuum though. This would be excellent. If Godfrey doesn't make Star Trek, he should play a Gungan in one of the new Star Wars movies.
Hey, here's a thought: what if Michael Bay made a movie where there was an explosion and it blew up Gilbert Godfrey?!
Anyway, (4) - special effects. It is least important to me as you can see here. You can tell a compelling story with a flip pad and sketched on stick-figures.But it helps when the Star Trek universe looks cool, too.
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I say that because they are waiting 4 yrs to release the next movie & not rushing the s%^t out of it as they did with TF. The 2009 Star Trek was a decent movie all around. I don't know what your hangups are about it, but at the very least I give A to B+ range. When the "Into Darkness" trailer comes out this week - much anticipation will begin.
The "buckets of cash w/o concern for quality" method was used for the TF movies dude.
No kidding. They killed two excellent cartoons AND two excellent toy lines to focus on one crap movie and one movie that was delayed by almost a year and we hope isn't crap but know, deep down, that it is.
Resolute and Renegades didn't even get their own damned toy lines, but were shoehorned into the 25th Anniversary and 30th Anniversary lines.
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Even the SAW Viper couldn't do it. I think most people would agree that I would've rather seen Duke killed than Breaker or Quick Kick.
Then again, his showdown with the SAW Viper afterward is an incredible display of what makes the Joes different from the Cobras (and stupid IDW mistakenly omitted that page from the trade paperback).
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TRU La Cienega had bupkis, unless you like piles of the lost line look Jar Jar and ROTS red Clone shocktrooper.
I don't think they waited at all for this new one, they started on it right away, they're just taking more time because they have to, because JJ Abrams is shooting a sci-fi film that takes place in an entirely different environment (and a brewery), if Paramount could hurry him up any more they surely would have.
The official blurb for this new one is awful - once again the fleet is overwhelmed and they come back to Earth to fight an inside guy. The poster is a clear ripoff of Dark Knight and Rises.
Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.
Kylo Ren - came from Space Brooklyn, although he moved to Space Williamsburg before it was trendy.
The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.
GI joe - less mistreated than TF, but Paramount is slowly getting there. Overall, I think GI Joe 2 will be better than ROTF. I enjoyed the first Joe movie much more than ROTF and was upset that it was handled better than TF as a whole imo.
Its a matter of opinion on the Trek '09 movie, but I liked it better than other previous Trek movies. Ripoff of SW? Not with the time travel aspect. I really don't see any direct SW ripoffs JT.
Believe me, Paramount is taking their time with Star Trek 2 --it's one of their prized properties. It won't be a throw-away Hasbro movie