I just got back from seeing the movie of the year.

By |2019-04-28T16:18:15-08:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: Gryphen's Corner|Tags: , , |7 Comments

As many of you, no doubt know I am a huge movie buff and have watched every single one of the movies in the MCU multiple times. 

Full disclosure I was also a comic book geek in the ’70s and ’80’s so my nerd credentials are solid. 

This movie also marks the first time that I have purchased tickets online. 

Living in Anchorage, Alaska and being a matinee moviegoer, I typically do not worry about having a theater sellout before I can show up in person and purchase a ticket.

However in this case when I checked online, TWO WEEKS AGO, I found that many of the seats were already gone.

So I panicked and reached for my credit card, making sure to get the seats I wanted at the time and in the theater of my choice. 

By the time today rolled around there were only a handful left and none that were right next to each other. (Well the first two rows were still available, but you cannot watch a 3D movie from that close, it will render you sterile.) 

Anyhow, I showed up today, bought my popcorn, and enjoyed one of the all-time great movies. 

It tied up a buttload of loose ends and had a ton of shocking surprises.

Some of the surprises are very upsetting. So much so that it made one Chinese woman cry so hard she had to be hospitalized. (Link)

If you like action this will meet your quota for the year. 

If you have not seen it, and you like movies, you should definitely clear your calendar and make this a priority. 

If you are one of those people who did not watch any of the Marvel movies and finds them childish and a waste of time…well I don’t see how we can remain friends. 

P.S. If you have seen the movie and want to discuss that please be aware that I consider people who post movie spoilers to be in the same category as kitten abusers, Fortnight game players, and Nazis, so your comment will not be published. 

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  1. anon April 28, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    i agree Gryphen – it was a movie worth seeing and was very emotional ….can’t wait to discuss it when the proper no spoiler time has elapsed. all the best parts of the actors/actresses/computerized jee whizzes all came together in this movie

  2. Gryphen April 28, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    My daughter texted me that she just left the theater after seeing it and that she was in tears.

    For the record, my daughter rarely cries, but I get it.

    I get it.

  3. Joshua Wilson April 29, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    wait until you see last ep. of GOT.
    some fan favorite got high score.

  4. Open Minded May 1, 2019 at 12:46 am

    American superhero worship helped spawn Trump, according to Bill Maher and a British news source. It’s not often I agree with Maher, but he’s spot on here. Consider the gullibility of the American fan, most of whom should have outgrown comic book crap about the time they surpassed puberty. Outlandish cartoon characters are now being depicted as participants in real life, to the extent that moviegoers are moved to tears. And simultaneously, Trump supporters lap up every preposterous claim he makes. Coincidence or not?

    Undeniably, it makes sense. Trump portrays himself as an almost superhuman achiever in every area of endeavor. Witness his sham descriptions of his accomplishments, his endless speculation about even greater yet actually impossible achievements (e.g., I might have been a great general.) We’ve all seen him fail over and over, while his rabid fandom grows ever more aggressive, because they do not accept the possibility of his failure. He’s a superhero in their eyes.Whatever he does must be right.

    Trump supporters reveal themselves as possessing a strange constellation of characteristics. They need to be ruled by an authoritarian regime. They do not question authority. They have strict rules to define who is in and who is out (i.e., they are in and everyone else is out.) They unquestioningly accept and adore Trump as possessing superhuman knowledge, abilities, prescience, and strength. In the Trump administration, as in the superhero comic movies, binary divisions hold sway. Good and bad are black and white. But wait–if a superhero has to do anything he fears is wrong–he feels really bad about it. Superheroes are supernaturally sensitive, and wracked with guilt and regret, but never mind, it’s just a comic.

    I watch superhero movies only on holidays when my teen-aged grand-kids insist. The movies are crap. No amount of CGI, explosions, and big-name actors can save them. They are comics pretending to be something more. If you think they contribute anything of great depth, then your literary education has been limited. Read you some Shakespeare for a start.

    Trump has pretended to be a superhero, and clearly it’s working on a segment of our population. We can’t afford the dumbing-down of culture that allowed for Trump’s election as president. And superhero movies (and cable faux-epics like Game of Thrones) are very, very dumb.

    So if you cheer lowbrow shit, even if you think it’s not doing any harm, you are part of the problem the country now faces. Right now, we all need to be at our sharpest.

    • barbara carlson May 2, 2019 at 10:16 am

      Check out Stuart Heritage — He has a film blog and his “Week in Geek” brought us this:

      “Why is Donaldl Trump obsessed with Bane in The Dark Knight Rises?

      Says SH, “Is this supervillain the kind of role model we expect the US president to adopt?”

      …The other problem with cosying up to Bane is that he epitomises everything Trump’s critics accuse him of being. He is the false prophet who spouts populist rhetoric in an effort to convince the people he is on their side, but in reality only holds their worst interests in his cold, black heart. The line many recognised from the president’s 2017 inaugural speech is this one:
      “Today’s ceremony, however, has a very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the people.”


  5. Anonymous May 1, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    No. I did not say any of the movies. Truth to tell I haven’t been to the movies in a while. I didn’t want to leave my old dog alone as I promised him after I retired I would spend all my time with him.

    I did name my new wonder puppy Diana pawPrints. Does that count for anything?

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