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    I am O-ky, English-German relations
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  1. Oky

    The LEGO Brick Race

    Uhm, what kind of "SJW points" did TLM2 score exactly? The movie is about siblings learning to play together and, as the movie puts it, "the death of imagination in the subconscious of an adolescent," and it was plenty entertaining to me. There's nothing SJW about it except for a hint of feminism, but that only ever came up in 1 or 2 scenes. Hardly a detractor for the movie, let alone a reason for the Brick Race to be cancelled. Franchise fatigue and the sequel's late arrival are much more likely reasons.
  2. That's a good point. Due to the inclusion of all kinds of monsters makes MF much more open to expansions, mods, and MOCs, especially when it comes to the antagonists. While there are dozens of minifigs in the CMFs alone that you can add to MF, there are so few options for more ghosts to add to HS that people had to create a thread to find them. Very true! Not only is the steampunk/monster realm setting more interesting, but it also makes it much less a product of its time like HS. And yes, that Haunted House is gonna be hard to beat. You say that as if it's a bad thing. Bring it back, I say!
  3. While HS is cool in its own way, I much prefer MF. It has a much bigger variety in monsters, giving it a strong Halloween vibe, and I love the ragtag steam/dieselpunk aesthetic of the Fighters. Comparatively, HS is just City with ghosts, which has its own charm, but just doesn’t feel as halloweeny. I prefer the more fantastical approach of MF. I like that it has bigger stakes (the whole world versus just one town), and a larger, more experienced group of heroes to handle such a large threat. Or maybe I’m just a curmudgeon who doesn’t like seeing a theme catering towards the smartphone-obsessed kids these days where the heroes are a couple of teens who save the day by playing on their phones, idk.
  4. Cool theory, but who the heck is Phil? Phil Lord? That thought had crossed my mind too actually as soon as I saw the first movie. Yes, Emmett is obviously Finn's avatar since the whole first movie revolves around Finn working out his issues with his father in a Lego world, so it would seem like a logical conclusion that Business is Emmett's father, but Emmett and Business never give any signs of knowing each other, so it seems unlikely. Besides, it wouldn't have any effect on the story, so does it really matter if they're related? Also, by that logic, wouldn't Sweet Mayhem be Emmett's sister? That can't really be since they're two different species (a minifig and a pink skinned minidoll) from different planets, so the relationships of the people playing the Lego characters don't necessarily have to carry over into the Lego World. And I don't think President Business had any relationship to anyone from the Sistar System either. Finn's mom was represented as Ourmamageddon, an event rather than a character, and none of the Bricksburgians seemed to even be aware of aliens before the Duplos showed up. I'm pretty sure he was just too lazy to deal with an alien invasion, much like how Finn's dad was too lazy to parent his children and left it up to the mom to stop them from fighting.
  5. Oky

    Discovering entertainment through LEGO

    While the sets are based on the first incarnation of the show, I decided to check out Lauren Faust's reboot of DC Super Hero Girls partly because of the existence of the sets, but mainly because I am a fan of Faust's work. While it is extremely silly and obviously aimed at young girls, it does have that same energy and humor that made MLP so enjoyable, so if you're a fan of that style of animation, I'd say give it a shot. I've only seen snippets of the previous version which the sets are based on and while it seems to have a more dramatic tone to it, it wasn't for me.
  6. Oky

    Star Wars

    Well, that trailer is exactly what I would expect from Abrams: 50% nostalgia, 40% unoriginal content, and 10% teases that go nowhere. Yeah, JJ, I'm sure Rey is just gonna turn to the dark side at the end. It's not like they did the exact same thing with Luke in his third movie in a much more subtle way. Oh wait. A desert skiff scene, a forest, Lando piloting the Falcon, A, X, and Y-Wings, Star Destroyers, and now this. Yup, this movie is gonna be just as much of a ROTJ rip-off as I thought it would. The only thing missing now is a Porg army defeating the First Order. Over half the trailer is just a highlight reel of the previous movies to make you all nostalgic and make this feel like an epic conclusion to a saga which Disney has hardly contributed anything good to and which we all know is going to continue in a couple of years anyway, so not only is that conclusion unearned, but also just a lie. The only thing I'm curious about is how they're gonna explain where the Resistance got those A- and Y-Wings and why the hell they didn't just use those in TLJ instead of the useless bombers in that film. It would be hilarious how bad this trailer is if it wasn't so tragic what has become of this saga. At least the TV shows are still good.
  7. Oky

    Star Wars

    I'm not saying everything should be gritty, only certain things. And a series about a bounty hunter in the outer rim, a Mandalorian no less, is just one of those things. In regards to the main films, I absolutely agree that they do need to be more lighthearted to cater to a wide audience (I will defend Ewoks and Jar Jar 'til I die), but when it comes to things like TV shows and one-off movies like Rogue One, I think they should be allowed to experiment with different tones and go a bit darker. It gives us a new perspective on the galaxy and differentiates it from the main saga. That way those of us who want a more gritty SW show can watch it, and if that's not your cup of blue milk, then you can just stick to shows like Resistance and the main movies.
  8. While it's no secret that I am very much against all these pointless live action (and not-so-live-action) remakes, I'd have to be a heartless monster to hate on this one since much like with 101 Dalmatians, seeing real doggos on screen does kinda make for a good new experience, especially knowing that they are rescues. It's ironic though that the one remake that I'm willing to give a pass is the one they decided to dump straight onto their streaming service for some reason.
  9. Oky

    Star Wars

    Oh my.... With this and the Obi-Wan announcement, I may just have to get a Disney+ subscription now. From the music and the quality effects to the gritty tone, I'm loving everything about this! Much more excited for this than The Rise of Disappointments.
  10. Interesting concept. I was a huge fan of the Disney Afternoon as a kid, so I'd love to get more minifigs from those shows! One possibility of course would be a Gadget's Go Coaster set with RR versions of Chip & Dale and ideally Gadget herself and Monterey Jack too! I also really want Darkwing Duck, but even though I like to think that I know quite a bit about the parks, I can't think of any attraction that could feature him. Any ideas? Like the Rescue Rangers, there are other characters which have rides based on them and would therefore be no-brainers such as Pinocchio, Snow White, Beauty & the Beast, Winnie the Pooh, Mr. Toad, Roger Rabbit, Monsters Inc., Inside Out, Bugs Life, etc. Here are some other suggestions for which characters could come with which attraction set: Pluto - Mickey's House Sleeping Beauty, Gummi Bears, Gargoyles - Sleeping Beauty Castle Jungle Book characters - Jungle Cruise Tiana, Prince Naveen, Dr. Facilier - Mark Twain Riverboat Pocahontas and John Smith - Sailing Ship Columbia Oogie Boogie, Santa Jack Skellington - Haunted Mansion (with extra parts to convert it into the holiday version) Lilo, Moana, Mulan, Miguel, Kuzco, Yzma, Kronk, the 3 Caballeros - It's A Small World Merlin, Arthur, Madame Mim - King Arthur Carrousel Mary Poppins - Main Street Streetcar Wreck-it-Ralph - Starcade Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde - Autopia Treasure Planet characters - Astro Orbitor or Space Mountain Atlantis: The Lost Empire characters - Submarine Voyage We also need Cruella De Vil, Quasimodo and Esmeralda, Carl Fredrickson and Russel, and minifig versions of the Tangled characters. Any idea where they could be included?
  11. This is what Star Wars has come to, folks. Santa Porgs. A toy of a creature designed to sell toys dressed as the mascot of a holiday designed to make you buy toys. My brain can't repel irony of that magnitude!
  12. Oky

    Ghosts to add to Hidden Side?

    I don't think skeletons or zombies fit into the Hidden Side theme, unless you modify the zombies to look like a possessed minifigure like the ones from the Hidden Side sets. I know there is a skeleton in the graveyard set that seems to be popping out of its grave on the box art, but I think it's just supposed to be part of the scenery due to the neutral head. However, some ideas that come to mind are: NRG versions of the Ninja Power Miners monsters Electro Carnage Red Skull Red She Hulk Hades Genie Killer Frost TLBM Mr. Freeze Firestorm Infearno Darth Maul Savage Opress
  13. I just saw it too and I really liked it! I do agree with your ranking of it along with the other movies though. It has amazing visuals (obviously), great music (I smiled every time a song or musical cue from the past films started playing), good themes, and good jokes. Was it completely necessary? Probably not. Does it have as many memorable moments as the other movies? I don't think so. Was it still an entertaining and well made film? Definitely! Therefore, I do highly recommend it and hope people will learn from this to not be so quick to judge a movie they haven't seen yet. That pretty much sums up this entire wave. I don't blame you for not noticing that sorry excuse for a recreation of that vehicle. A full scale one that actually opens up and everything would have been great. It would have been cool to get some Bensons as well.
  14. Sounds deep. Can't wait! Glad to hear! I haven't had a chance to see it yet, but hopefully I'll be seeing it on Thursday! You mean this?
  15. Fair enough. I still think it's different to actually have the fantasy creatures live in modern times rather than just referencing modern day things, but I guess that's close enough for general audiences. I'm sure, though, that people will see the difference once they actually watch the film. Speaking of negative preconceptions, it looks like the director of Toy Story 4 wasn't lying as the first reviews of the film are very positive and say that there is indeed a lot more going on in the film than is apparent from the trailers! I can't wait to see it now! To the box office... and beyond!