Disney’s a Changin’

 Close to a month ago I was able to go to the magical place that is DisneyWorld. Sadly and happily, I noticed some changes. Classic rides, exhibits, names, and certain very popular hats, are either going away, being built, or just being changed. Here is what and why.

Hollywood Studios’ Sorcerer’s Hat:

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 Walking around Hollywood studios a friend noticed that the hat was replaced by a Star Wars stage. We just assumed it was moved for the purpose of having the stage there and moved on. Sadly, we were wrong. Hollywood Studios is going through a big change in both DisneyWorld and DisneyLand. They have decided to rename the park, and with that they decided to ditch the hat. Hopefully, it will pop up in another park, but for now it’s in storage.

Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land:

 On a happier note, Hollywood Studios is getting Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land. Rumors say that Star Wars Land will seem as if you are walking into the movies (minus the being shot at and being chopped in half by a lightsaber hopefully).

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 There’s a lot of hope for Toy Story Land  since both the Buzz Lightyear ride and Toy Story Mania are fantastic. They’re 3-D, You get to shoot at targets, and as you walk in it looks like you are a toy. Seriously, the crayons are the size of logs.

Toy Story Land:

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Star Wars Land:

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Guardians of the Galaxy ride replaces Tower of Terror:

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  In DisneyLand you may have heard about The Guardians Of The Galaxy ride that is replacing their Hollywood Tower of Terror. It is rumored that the same will happen to the DisneyWorld one. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and that Disney is now starting to include their Marvel movies in their parks, but I would be very sad to see The Tower Of Terror go. I am a huge fan of the classic show The Twilight Zone and have always thought it was incredible of them to have a ride based off of it. The truth is Disney is constantly changing some people don’t appreciate the old rides like others.

Guardians of the Galaxy ride:

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 At least we can look forward to Pizza Planet being a real place. Thanks for reading!

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Flynn Lives!

I don’t know how many of you out there have known about this, but I just found the most wonderful thing. After the movie Tron: Legacy came out, a short film was released. This film was titled Tron: The Next Day. In it we bring back people like Sam Flynn, Allan aka Tron, and Ram.

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The whole film treats the Tron movies as if they are the real world. It includes “real interviews” from Encom employees, Sam Flynn rebelling, and the riots of “Flynn Lives”. Apparently, when Flynn disappeared people started to hold signs and protest saying that Kevin Flynn is still alive.  The video definitely adds to both the films and I have also found that Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, and Olivia Wilde are all going to be in the next Tron film. Yes, we’re getting a third Tron film!

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They are planning it and actor Jared Leto has confirmed he’s a part of it. Sadly, back in 2015 Disney was originally going to make it sooner and then cancelled it. During this time Bruce Boxleitner said, when asked about the third movie, “I’m done”.

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But who knows, Disney has very persuasive powers.

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Also, there’s the fact that any true fan would not like the movie without him and right now his career extents to Hallmark movies.

 

Below is the link to Tron: The Next Day. Please watch it if you haven’t already, it’s worth it. Thanks for reading and here’s a kitten dancing.

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Tron: The Next Day Link: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhkp04

 

P.S. I thought I’d write a short one today since the first was so long. 😉

Rey Kenobi?

Since the final trailer of Star Wars: The Last Jedi came out it has brought back to mind the question of who is Rey’s father/relative? We have quite a few contenders including, Luke Skywalker, Han and Leia, Obi Won Kenobi, and many more.

 

To start this off, I’m going to completely scratch Han and Leia. If you have seen the original films of A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of The Jedi, then you would know that Leia (no matter what Han could say) would never abandon her daughter on the planet Jakku because Lil’ Benji’s having a temper tantrum. She is a loving mother and a stubborn woman. Besides, when Leia meets Rey in episode 7, she does not recognize her by her name, she does not treat her like she is her daughter, and finally Leia is a Skywalker. She can sense things. Leia would know her daughter when she sees her.

 

Now, let’s evaluate the theory Rey Skywalker. Watching Force Awakens everyone at least one point in time must of thought Rey could be a Skywalker. I mean, so far every main Star Wars film has a protagonist Skywalker.

Imagine, Luke defeats Emperor Palpatine then meets a gorgeous British woman. They soon fall in love and have a daughter 11 years after the battle of Endor. They name this daughter Rey.

Now, at this time Han and Leia have had their son Ben Solo and as Ben grows up he decides he wants to be trained to be a Jedi. So, Luke as his uncle starts teaching youngling Ben the ways of the force. But, Ben soon decides that he wants to follow the path of the dark side, to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps (even though he became a good guy in the end of Return of the Jedi). Maybe, something happens and Luke’s British love gets killed? Luke, knowing that his daughter could get hurt or become a Sith he decides to leave her on the planet Jakku to keep her safe.

 

Maybe, he tried to find his daughter, but something stopped him, and he became stuck on the island we see him on in the end of Force Awakens, hoping and praying his daughter will someday find him. This left him speechless. 😉 He could have also left her, so that if they were apart it would be harder for them to be found. It makes sense for Luke to leave her on a desert planet since he grew up on Tatooine.

 

J.J. Abrams told Chris Rock in an interview, “Rey’s parents are not in Episode VII. So, I can’t possibly say in this moment whom they are. But, I will say it is something that Rey thinks about, too.” And you may think whelp, there goes Rey Skywalker. But, Abrams corrected himself by saying, “What I meant was that she doesn’t discover them in Episode VII. Not that they may not already be in her world,” This brings hope to the Rey Skywalker believers, why would he correct himself like that if at least one of her parents were in the movie? J.J. might be trying to keep it nice and mysterious for the fans, so that we get a surprise. So, I guess we’ll find out what he means by that in The Last Jedi.

 

While researching Rey and who she might be related to, I happened upon the idea of Snoke being Rey’s father. In Star Wars: Force Awakens we were introduced to the mysterious Snoke who only was shown to us really using holograms (rip off Palpatine) and then we get a little dialogue and a good look at his face in the trailer. Well, right down to it people are theorizing that Darth Vader aka Anakin Skywalker survived, after he obviously died in Return of the Jedi, was kind of burned in his suit by Luke, and popped up as a ghost in the end. That’s not all they believe this alive Annie is Snoke. I think I’ve proven my point there about him being Anakin. But, I guess Snoke could still be Rey’s father. I seriously can’t say either way since we don’t know much about him, other than he looks like the 10th Doctor in the episode The Last of the Timelords and obviously like most bad guys in the Star Wars franchise wants to rule the galaxy.

 

Now, the final and my favorite theory of who Rey is related to is Rey Kenobi. I’m giving all of the cred to my sister, because we left the theater and she immediately brought up this idea. She even looked up to see that they used faint vocals from Alec Guinness and hired Ewan McGregor to say different things for when the lightsaber called Rey. This could also help with Rey Skywalker, since Luke had a great relationship with Obi and the lightsaber given to him.

 

So, Obi Won Kenobi is in hiding and he finds himself on Tatooine for 19 years. He finds a woman, falls in love, and we present Rey’s mother/father (father would mean she keeps the last name). Now, Obi Won goes off to help Luke in A New Hope then eventually gets killed by Darth Vader (40 year old spoiler). A New Hope to Return of the Jedi is supposed to be 4 years giving Rey’s father/mother plenty of time to meet their spouse and Rey be born 11 years after Endor.

 

 

I am thinking that trouble may have started; being that the first order was starting and Kylo may have decided to search for any Jedi or descendants of Jedi to kill them. In this sense her parents may have left Rey on Jakku to keep her safe from the first order. This is just a couple of ideas as to why Rey was left on Jakku and I would love to talk about all of them. Sadly, that would probably take years and I do not want to force such lengthy blog posts on you again.

 

One of the things that make me doubt this theory of Rey Kenobi is the fact of Obi Won Kenobi breaking the Jedi code. Kenobi was always a keep to the books kind of guy with most things. Especially, falling in love. It is very evident in the prequels that the Jedi are very strict about love. Anakin and Padme have to hide their relationship from everyone, except R2D2 and C3PO. When Obi Won finds out, of course he knows it’s not his place to tell, but he’s not too pleased about it. He always warned Anakin not to get too close to Padme, so I don’t know if he would break this rule even if he’s on Tatooine, alone for 19 years, and all the Jedi are dead except him. Though Ewan McGregor is quite the catch!

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I hope you enjoyed these theories and please comment any ideas you have of possible Rey relations below. Thanks for reading and may the force be with you!

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Wonder Woman has a Biblical Alegory?

There are many books and blog posts out in the world making claims that Katniss is Esther and Harry Potter is Jesus. People search for allegories in everything. Well, this is another one of them. The difference is this one comes from a very reliable source. My mother. She has found an allegory in Wonder Woman and I think it’s pretty stinkin’ cool.

On June 2, 2017, DC finally released a fantastic movie. I love the Justice League (especially Young Justice) and don’t get me wrong the Dark Knight series is very good, but while Marvel has been making good movie after good movie DC has been failing.

D.C. Comics publicists must receive all of the money they save on writers because their movies never live up the the hype. Until Wonder Woman.

As always here is your warning of spoilers ahead!

 

I watched this movie thinking it’s either going to be the extreme of a feminist woman who doesn’t need a man to save her, or the extreme of “oh Chris Pine, save me because I’m a hot model who really can’t act.” But, finally they found a happy medium and Gal Gadot is a fantastic actor.

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In the beginning there was Zeus the king of the gods and Zeus created beings made in his image to do good and be good. Now, Ares the god of war and the son of Zeus became envious of mankind so he decided to go against his father. He “poisoned men’s hearts with jealousy and suspicion, he turned them against one another.”

Because of this, the gods created the Amazons to bring love back into the world and there was peace for a while, but it did not last. The Amazons fought to defend themselves from enslavement while Zeus led the gods against Ares. Ares killed all the gods except for Zeus. With his last bit of power Zeus wounded Ares enough that he had to retreat. Zeus knew that Ares would return one day and so he created a weapon to defeat him. The film leads you to believe the sword is the weapon, however the true weapon is Wonder Woman. She grows up training and eventually defeats Ares.

Now, let us analyze the Bible. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” Genesis 1:1.

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

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If you look at the verses above you will see that in both of the stories they say that God/Zeus created mankind in his own image, to be good and to rule over the earth under God/Zeus as his representatives.

However, Adam and Eve are tempted by a rebellious serpent to eat from the tree of knowledge that God told them not to eat from. This brought sin and evil into the world and they were sent out of the Garden of Eden. Eve gives birth to Cain and Abel. Cain just like the people in Wonder Woman becomes jealous and envious of his brother Abel. This ends in Cain killing Abel because of his jealousy.

Throughout the Bible sin like jealousy and murder flood the world. Just like the Amazon women, the Christians including Abraham, Noah, and Moses had faith that their God would keep them safe.

All humans are sinful and in need of a Savior, so God/Zeus sends Diana/Jesus. Diana learns while in search for Ares that humans are not perfect, but they are still worth saving. She meets and falls in love with Steve Trevor which is obviously something Jesus never did. Steve dies stopping the Germans from infecting a bunch of places with this poison the Nazis created.

Wonder Woman finds Ares and fights him. He is very strong and tries to convince her to join him and kill all of mankind because of their evil. She tells Ares, “You’re wrong about them. They’re everything you say, but so much more.”

To this he says, “Lies, they do not deserve your protection.”

She replies, “it’s not about deserve, it’s about what you believe, and I believe in love.” which is actually right on. As Christians we do not deserve a Savior, but because of love we have the ultimate Savior.

Similar to this we have Jesus. Jesus was sent by God to die on the cross carrying all our sins because he loves us. We, just like the mankind in both Wonder Woman and The Bible are jealous and sinful creatures.  Diana and Jesus both fought for love in different ways. Diana literally fought against Ares and Jesus fought by taking on all the pain we deserved for our sin. It’s not a perfect allegory and I don’t think it was written to be but, it works pretty well. Thanks for reading!

Who Really Won The Marvel Civil War? (both sides of the story)

 There is a difference between peace and war. Iron Man fought to defend and stop Steve from breaking up the team. Captain America fought for his beliefs. Who really won in the end?

 I personally love the Marvel Cinematic Universe it always seemed uplifting and humorous until my heart almost broke when I saw the movie titled “Captain America Civil War”. If you are a true Marvel fan then you’ve probably already seen the movie or at least heard about it, but just in case spoilers are ahead.

 Ever since Avengers there was always an interesting relationship between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. Captain America and Iron Man seemed to dislike each other since the beginning. It seemed destiny that something bad was going to happen since they  had very different ideas about things and Steve wasn’t awfully fond of Tony’s father Howard Stark. So, when the ultimate disagreement came up they split up each taking parts of the team with them.

 Assessing what happened, the Avengers worked as a team (sort of) to fight against Cross Bones. They had him surrounded, but he tried to take down Steve with him with an explosion. Scarlet Witch (Wanda) tried to catch it in a ball of her red magic but, it was too tough. She ended up throwing it into a building, by accident of course.  Wow, great way to start a movie, right? I also don’t understand why they didn’t just send Vision. I mean he could of done it alone and he’s probably just at home baking Creme Brulee.

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 Tony is very emotional at this point since they make it very evident that he and Pepper are not doing well and he was stopped by a woman who told him it was his fault her son died in Sokovia. Right in the feels. So, when the King of a place called Wakanda and The Secretary of State (great) want him and the other Avengers to have accountability he’s probably not the most logical.

 The Secretary of State goes as far as to demand they sign this really stinkin’ long agreement called the Sokovia Accords or they’ll be considered criminals if they continue to fight. Tony and some are for the accords and Steve and the rest of the Avengers are against. Sort of, I mean Steve most definitely is against them, but Tony wasn’t entirely for them. There are ups and downs.

 While this is going on we bring in an obviously russian man claiming he’s Zemo who likes his victims to wash their hair. Zemo is a mysterious character but, we do know that he wants the red book that can make him be able to control Bucky.

 The Avengers are discussing their points of view about the Sokovia Accords, when Steve gets a text that Peggy has passed away. So, now we have two emotional men having to make a decision that could change everything.  For the cherry on top we bring in the adorable father son relationship of King T’Chaka and T’Challa all to kill king T’Chaka in the same scene.  

 The tension is rising when, Bucky Barnes shows up with his plums. If you saw Captain America Winter Soldier then you can agree he would be arrested for what he really had no control over and now they think he killed the king of Wakanda. So, of course Steve wants to go rogue, save Bucky, and not sign the Accords. While Tony wants to just sign because he really just wants peace and no one else to get hurt.

 I noticed in the movie that Team Cap was more on the fight and hurt them if you need to. While Team Iron Man was just try to stop them from leaving and try and keep the band together. I love Bucky but, he’s pretty much Yoko Ono. Steve has a point in keeping Bucky rogue and going to stop the other Winter Soldiers (who are dead).

 I do not trust the General or any of those organizations since Hydra popped up right smack in the middle of the very stable seeming S.H.I.E.L.D. The catch is Rogers doesn’t handle it well. He usually does whatever he wants to keep his team (mainly Bucky) safe and not others.  Which isn’t very noble coming from the man who fought in WWII to keep the whole of the world safe. Not just the ones with super powers.

 So, Steve finds Bucky, they both try to escape the police, they meet T’Challa, T’Challa chases Bucky through the street, and the government snatches him and puts him in containment. Now we’ve got Zemo showing up. He goes to Bucky and tells him a Hydra bedtime story which makes him go cray cray and be like old assassin Bucky. He hops in a helicopter but, Steve grabs onto the helicopter like a child at the grocery store not wanting him to go. It turns out that Chris Evan actually hurt himself when he filmed this scene. Now, we’ve got the plot twist of he’s not the only Winter Soldier and I’m thinking great how could this movie get worse (meaning for the team).

 Thankfully we got soft hearted Peter Parker to lighten the mood before we go right back into the drama.

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 Then we get our souls crushed as Wanda pushes Vision through the floor.

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 There’s also a kiss in there but, not very important.

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 Now, we have the ultimate battle of team Iron man against team Captain America. I noticed this time through that when they are lined up team Cap on one side and team Iron on the other. When asked “What do we do?” Steve answers. “We fight.” I don’t mean to sound one sided but, hold on what is your objective again? What you’re telling me is whatever it takes to stop like five Winter Soldiers from destroying the world and obviously you have to do it now and alone, possibly killing the Avengers over it. Which would mean if the Avengers are all dead and you guys can’t stop the Winter Soldiers then the world is destroyed.

 Another pressing point is keeping the Queen of England, Bucky, safe even if that kills the team.  I could understand Steve’s plan, if he did not get so close to agreeing with Tony. Tony told Steve that he would make sure they got Bucky medical help and not put in jail. This is when Tony brings up Wanda and Steve goes berserk again. Which I can understand the confusion, the point is being pressed that Wanda is very young and I can understand Steve being very protective over Wanda. She is like his little sister. But, if he really cared about her he would realise she cannot control her powers yet. What if she messed up and killed Steve? She also in battle gets villainous. She throws both Black Panther and Natasha whom she just fought beside, into metal containers and throws tons of cars on top of Tony.

 “Look kid, there’s a lot going on that you don’t understand.” Steve says.

 “Mr Stark said, you’d say that. Wow. he also said to go for the legs” Peter replies.

 “Stark tell you anything else?” Steve asks.

 “That you’re wrong, you think you’re right, that makes you dangerous.”

 Steve replies, “Guess he had a point.” Hold on Steve are you agreeing with Tony?

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 Now, fighting’s over and Natasha lets Steve and Bucky get to the hanger and I completely agree with why she does. They are not going to stop and she doesn’t want anyone to die. Sadly, Rhodey does get hurt. But, he is not dead like the trailer made us think so it’s all good in the hood.

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 Back to seriousness. Bucky even says “I don’t know if I’m worth all of this, Steve.” To this Steve says, “What you did all those years, it wasn’t you. You didn’t have a choice.”

 Thank you Captain Obvious.

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Bucky says, “I know, but I did it.” Humble and charming how refreshing.

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This is the point of the movie where Tony is ready to explode at any moment. His best buds in the hospital, the team is split up, the people he considered friends that he just wanted to help were put in cells, and he can’t do anything about it.

 Thankfully we have Friday who tells him that Zemo is a Soviet Operative who pretended to be Barnes and killed T’Chaka along with many others all to get to Bucky. Tony visits team Cap in the awful cells that the General put them in. You can tell Tony’s heart almost breaks when he see’s Wanda in a straight jacket. One of the things that just irked me so much was that Clint is an entirely different person. He is acting like a middle schooler. Tony tries to talk to him and he starts going “la la la la la”. Tony even asked him if he was thinking about his wife and kids when he chose the wrong side. Not the best way of saying it but, still Tony’s not the one in a cell all so that Steve could follow his heart. Do they even know why Steve is doing what he’s doing or were they flying blindly because Steve made a couple motivational speeches?

 Anyways, Sam being the awesome person that he is sees that Tony is truly sorry they are in there. Tony turns off the camera and sound so that the evil General won’t see them while he shows Sam, Zemo and asks him where Steve is. Sam says he will tell him as long as he goes as a friend and he goes in as Iron Man. I don’t think that’s what he meant Tony. But, Tony isn’t genetically modified so he needs something to defend himself. Oh, and there’s Black Panther following.

 We’ve got a truce as Tony, Steve, and Bucky fight against the true enemy Zemo. “If it’s any comfort they died in their sleep.” Zemo says over the loudspeaker, Making me think oh crap is he going to make them fight each other?

“This Isn’t going to change what happened.

“I don’t care. He killed my mom.”

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 Now, Tony is acting like Steve trying to kill someone because he believes it’s right in the  moment and isn’t thinking ahead. At this point only can I really be on Steve’s side and defend Bucky. But, I cannot blame Tony entirely. Throughout the whole movie awful things have been stacking up layer after layer. So, trying to stay calm at this point was not going to happen. Tony seems to be defeated. Steve and Bucky begin to walk away when Tony says.

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I am very proud that Steve drops his shield. It helps us know that at least he cared.

 

 A few days later Tony get’s a letter in the mail from Steve saying he was sorry and saying he really just has faith in people. He wishes they agreed about the accords and he’s glad that Tony fought for what he believed in. But, I personally dislike that devotedly. In the end it may of seemed that Steve won, but they both lost. They both lost freedoms, they both lost safety, and they both lost each other. So, I may be on Tony’s side more than Steve’s and I may have lost a lot of respect for the character Captain America but, down to it I’m #TeamStopFightingAndBeATeamAgain. Thanks for reading.