I know it’s called Civil War II but repeating the exact same dumb-ass story beat as in the original Civil War a decade ago is a bad move. What the hell, guys?
Ah, Sentinel. The company’s line of “Re:Edit” toys based on the Iron Avenger are beautiful enough that even seeing one new one is a treat. Getting a look at 3 in action, even in various states of completeness? Yes please. These things look great!
Well, I say that, but it basically means Bandai's latest Age of Ultron Figuarts toy can be posed saluting. There's pictures of this thing swooshing around, firing plastic laser blasts, being a badass — but a shot of a little saluting action figure is easily the best thing about it.
Why isn't War Machine a member of the movies' Avengers? I mean, when you think about it, he's basically Tony Stark, in terms of battle capability. Hell, he even shows up to their parties. So why isn't he? Tell you what, while I ponder this, you stare lovingly into the eyes of mini-Don Cheadle here, the latest Hot Toys…
Current events often lurk below the surface of fantastical films—it's no secret, for example, that Avatar reflected America's unsavory imperialism (/Pocohontas?) Early audiences of Iron Man 2 are noticing a slightly less predictable allegory: Jobs vs. Gates.
Either one guy has spent hundreds of hours meticulously handcrafting his own War Machine armor, or some boom mic operator has busted off the Paramount set and he's terrorizing the club scene with style.