‘The Marvel Experience’ should be on your TO DO list!

MarketingPoses101414-smlMarvel fans assemble!  That is, buy a ticket and experience a fun an educational ride through the Marvel Universe!  Saturday, I, along with my friend Rae Niks, covered the Marvel Experience and may I just say we had a BLAST!!!

When you first walk through the gates, you are immediately taken to a recruitment station.  Here, you enter your name, date of birth, and other information, which allows you to become a recruit.  Smile for the camera!

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You are then taken to the S.H.I.E.L.D Plaza where you prepare for your mission.  Grab your Super Power Band and a snack at the Power Up Portal, which will help you prepare for what is waiting for you in the next dome.

The Recruit Staging Area allows you to get to know the superheroes who have joined.  This part is fun because if there are characters you don’t know, you will after this.  By the way, Jennifer Walters is She-Hulk and yes, she is a lawyer.  (I bring this up because people were shocked when it came up… Don’t know why…)

You will then be briefed by Nick Fury himself in the S.H.I.E.L.D Mobile Command Dome.  There is a new threat and they need your help!

Next, it’s time to train.  You can rock climb, maneuver through laser lights, and even go all “HULK SMASH” if you so choose.  In addition to this training, you will have training with Iron Fist and She Hulk in the Simularium- a 360 degree 3D dome.  Pretty awesome if you ask me.

Now that the training is over, you prepare to take to the skies in the Transport Corridor.  Pay close attention because Spidey will be giving you the safety tips.  (And there is another person who would like to give you some tips as well...)  Once that has been completed, you are taken on the ride of your life…  It’s Helicarrier time!!!

Finally, after saving the world, you wonder the gift shop, where there are lots of fun MARVEL things to buy!  I am personally excited to go back and get a 3D picture taken of me so that I can have my very own sculpture with one of my favorite superheroes.  I will take photos of that experience after it has been completed.  EEK!!!

“Join forces with Marvel’s mightiest Heroes on a mission to save the planet. The Marvel Experience is a first-of-its-kind attraction that covers over two acres and encompasses seven colossal Domes. As S.H.I.E.L.D.’s newest recruit, you’ll swing with Spider-Man, smash with Hulk, and fly with Iron Man in next generation hyper-reality as you prepare to face the forces of Hydra.

Your journey will take you through a 360-degree, 3-D stereoscopic projection Dome, where you’ll get closer than you’ve ever been to Marvel’s Heroes and Villains. You’ll also blast off on a state-of-the-art motion ride, where you’ll feel every twist and turn. The Marvel Experience utilizes the latest interactive technology, including augmented reality, and multi-person gaming.

Along the way, you can get a close-up look at a life-size Avengers’ Quinjet, browse exclusive Marvel collectibles, or take a breather at the hero-themed dining area. You’ll need all the energy you can muster for your final battle against Red Skull, M.O.D.O.K., and their army of evil Adaptoids. If you fail, there’s no going home.”

Here are some more photos for you to enjoy.  Oh yeah, and check out the video.  It just gives you a more compelling reason (If I didn’t do a good enough job) to go!

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You only have from FEBRUARY 9-22, so hurry and buy your tickets at http://themarvelexperiencetour.com/tickets/

Have fun!

The Fatal Siren

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sequel!

I read some amazing news this morning while at jury duty and just HAD to share!  After 55 years, Harper Lee is publishing a sequel to a book cherished by many. And there is a reason she waited so long…

“In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called Go Set a Watchman. It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood, persuaded me to write a novel (what became To Kill a Mockingbird) from the point of view of the young Scout,” Harper said in a statement to AP News. “I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told.”

Her response makes me wonder…  What would have happened if Go Set a Watchman was published first?  Would we have the same love for Scout that we do now?  We can only wait and see.

Go Set a Watchman takes place during Scout’s adult years and what happens when she returns to her hometown.  How will going back home affect her?

I am going to pre-order this right now!  I can’t wait to read what is technically Lee’s 1st book. I can’t imagine being disappointed seeing as how amazing To Kill A Mockingbird was. The things I learned from that book have stuck with me. 

If you have been under a rock and never read To Kill A Mockingbird, download it on your phone, Kindle, or pick up s copy st your local book store. He’ll, get it at the library. You won’t be disappointed.

As for Go Set A Watchman, stay tuned for my review. And you have some time because so far, the release date is July 14th.

Cheers!

Recently Found Video at Comikaze 2014

So, Jesse B. Gill (@Jessebgill) recently found me on Twitter and sent me the following link.  He recorded a lot of great footage at Comikaze and decided to share it with all of us.  Click on the link below to watch! (You can see me at 00:24).

Thanks for Sharing Jesse!  Can’t wait to see what you record next!

“Ant-Man” Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2015)

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So, for those of you who did not watch Marvel’s Agent Carter last night,
here is the official trailer for Ant Man.

Paul Rudd is witty as usual, but I think this movie will show a softer side of him.  Although… we have seen his serious acting in the past.  I think people forget he is a good actor because what we remember most from him is his comedic acting.

Watch the clip. Tell me what you think. I, for one, am pretty excited about it.

Cheers!

The Fatal Siren

Oh Vin Diesel, You Are Such a TEASE!!!

Does this mean what we all THINK it means?!?

This is the second “tease” (posted via FILM- click here for the story) Vin Diesel has made regarding the possibility of having a role in the film Inhumans. If he isn’t going to be in it, this is a very smart tactic to get Marvel to give him a part.  Reactions to the first tease on his Facebook page were huge and seeing as how you never actually saw him in Guardians of the Galaxy, Diesel could easily play a different role in a Marvel movie.

Not sure who the Inhumans are, well, here’s some info for you-

A million years ago, the Kree (Ronan’s [Guardians of the Galaxy] people) happened upon Earth and found that the Cro-Magnon had the potential to help them in two ways:  To ensure their own evolution and to create a new mutant race to defeat the Skrulls.  This experimentation lead to the creation of the Inhumans.  Although the experiments were a success, the Kree eventually stopped because a prophecy foretold that they would create a species that would eventually be the cause of their demise.

Their test subjects thrived in seclusion and created their own society.  They found and experimented with Terrigen Mist, which gave them powers, but also cause genetic damage.  That in turn led the Inhumans to use selective breeding to ensure their existence.

Members of the Inhumans include:

Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon): King of the Inhumans who has a hypersonic voice that is so destructive that he must keep silent.  Black Bolt has a fork-like antenna on his forehead that allows him to control his voice.

Medusa (Medusalith Amaquelin Boltagon): Black Bolt’s wife and Queen of the Inhumans who has prehensile hair.

Crystal (Crystalia Amaquelin Maximoff): Medusa’s sister who can manipulate earth, water, air, and fire.

Gorgon: Cousin of Medusa and Black Bolt who has bull-like legs that create shock waves.

Karnak: Cousin of Black Bolt who, although has not used the Terrigen Mist, has the ability to sense an opponent’s weak points.

Triton: Karnak’s fish-like brother.

Maximus Boltagon: He is the brother of Black Bolt who has the ability of mind-control and tries to overthrow Black Bolt from time to time.

The Unspoken: Cousin of Black Bolt whose power allows him to alter his body or shapeshift. Previous King of the Inhumans who was overthrown due to his power-hungry ways.  He is known as the Unspoken because Black Bolt decreed that he would be removed from all history books and no one should ever speak of him again.

There are other Inhumans, but one of the male characters listed could possibly be played by Vin Diesel.

My opinion?  I’m totally in!  Sign Vin Diesel!!!  Now, others say it should be no problem even though he was in GOTG because you never see his face…  But can we really say that?  I mean, come one…  They gave Groot his eyes, no?  (see pic below)  So, in a way, he did make it on the big screen in a Marvel movie.  (Tee Hee)

I am keeping my fingers crossed to see more of Vin Diesel!!!

Cheers-

The Fatal Siren

PS- Special thanks to all those who put the Inhumans Wiki page together!