Wow, what a week! We've had a mixture of gorgeous weather and crazy storms, I did a little plumbing, and I'm starting to make plans to see friends in the next month or so since my wife and I get our Covid vaccines today. We're also still making out way through Phase III of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but, first up, we gotta talk about the premiere episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier...
More of Barbecue's Bonfire after the break...
Last Thursday night I watched the Academy Award winning 1993 classic film Leprechaun. A well shot and thought provoking rumination on how Irish myth and folklore have influenced the nation's sense of self and the reception of Irish migrants in the US during the Industrial Revolution, the film recently entered the National Film Registry during the first year it was eligible.
OK, enough shenanigans! This is a ridiculous 1993 comedy horror film that stars Warwick Davis as a killer leprechaun trying to reclaim his gold that was brought back to the good old U.S. of A. Seriously, they really missed out not calling this movie an Irish Leprechaun in North Dakota. This movie is really, really silly with the weirdest tone. If it weren't for a couple brutal scenes that come out of nowhere this could almost be a kids film like Ernest Scared Stupid or something. Despite the movie being goofy, Warwick Davis is awesome in it! It also has a pre-Friends Jennifer Aniston. I'm not a fan of Friends, so this is my second favorite Jennifer Aniston role of all time (after Office Space).
Wow! What a week! Let's wrap things up by checking out the most popular reviews of the week. There are quite a few surprises this time...
Mother Boxes from DC Comics Multiverse: Justice League is a review from 2017 that has shot up in popularity no doubt due to how well received the Snyder cut of Justice League has been. These were a build an accessory that came with a few of the Walmart exclusive figures back when Mattel still had the DC license.
Barbecue's Bonfire 3/5/2021: Moving Through the MCU Phase 1 and 2 at Light (of the Jedi) Speed Edition is on it's second week on this list. It's always funny to me when Barbecue's Bonfire makes it onto the most popular list. Is it all of the Marvel mini reviews or the Light of the Jedi that is getting the attention? Having a Barbecue's Bonfire installment appear on this list is almost Inception-like, isn't it?
Zodac from Masters of the Universe Origins is on his third week and seems to be another sign of the popularity of Masters of the Universe Origins. How long will this neutral man stay on the list?
The Scientist from Fortnite: Legendary Series is the only of Jazwares' deluxe Brawlers I've found so far. His bulkiness hurts his articulation and he has a hard time holding his weapons but he has some cool accessories and a great design. On a related note, Hasbro showed off their first Fortnite preorder today and it's not very impressive. $40 bucks and it comes with just an umbrella? What in the world?
Frozen Raven from Fortnite: Legendary Series is on his second week. The Fortnite figures usually make a hit for a week or two when I review them and Frozen Raven is here to cool things down for us. How many people expected him to be a Fortnite Version of Elsa or something I wonder?
Prototype Armaments from Action Force is a pre-release set of unpainted accessories that are getting me pumped up for the release of the Action Force figures this summer. These weapons go great with G.I. Joe: Classified Series and Marvel Legends figures, too, so they're well worth picking up. You get a lot of bang for your buck.
That's it for this week! I get my 2nd Covid-19 vaccine today so wish me luck!