Adolescence Appreciation Week....

AAAND... we're back....

I've been sick... super sick... all week. Last Friday I started feeling some "murkiness" in the back of my throat. Saturday I had to go down to San Diego for a Pet Food event at a Brewery. The "Belching Beaver" near San Marcos is dog friendly and they have a lot of dog loving patrons... so the Unleashed by Petco store in San Marcos worked made an arrangement with the Brewery and they set up a booth and gave away a ton of coupons, goodies and our wonderful "I and Love and You" koozies.

I have SO many KOOZIES in storage that when I heard about this event I jumped on it.

Anyway, by the time we got back Sunday afternoon I was feeling worse and I ended up wrestling with the worst cold I've had in 10 years. Sucked. This was the kind of cold that no herbal remedy in the WORLD would want to mess with.

So I took some sick time and watched a few more movies. I also started watching TWIN PEAKS (From the early 90's... and yes... I never seen it) and AMERICAN HORROR STORY (Season 1. Its freakin NUTS... and awesome), but thats... for another day.

This week I channeled my inner adolescent and Watched DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (#24) and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (#44).

Dawn of The Planet of the Apes was damn good. Nobody wants to believe me. YES.. I was a Planet of the Apes FREAK when I was a kid. YES I watched every movie in the original series during "Planet of the Apes Week" on WOR-TV year after year. I HATED the Mark Wahlberg Tim Burton Remake. I was SO-SO on RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES with James Franco. But THIS time? This time they got it right. They rocked it....

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

To be perfectly honest, I saw this movie when it came out in the theaters. I saw it in 3D. The I watched it again at home this week. I really liked this movie because they did a great job keeping the story and the characters (Humans and Apes) genuine, unique, strong, subtle. Yes, there was action and a lot crazy ape antics... Yes... these are animated apes... but it wasn't hokey.... it all worked beautifully. 

As far as the 3D... the 3D cinematography was artfully done. A pleasant surprise. Probably the best I've seen so far. I haven't seen a TON of movies in 3D, but nobody was trying to throw a spear into my face. The production value was far more poignant than that. While battle scenes were chaotic and complex... the landscape was breathtaking at times. The depth of the forest was magically brought to life. 

Anyway, it was not as goofy as you might think. Whether you are IN to the Planet of the Apes or not.... this was a good movie. Worth your time and money.


It was good. Wasn't amazing. Another movie trying to be like Star Wars... telling relatively the same story. Doing relatively the same thing.

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

It's basically "HAN SOLO - The Early Days"

It's fun. Has a handful of cute comedic moments and one liners.

But I'm a member of the STAR WARS generation. I'm OG.... original gangsta... Nothing else will ever measure up.


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