New Power Rangers Movie Ideas

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I figured I would come out of my blog writing hibernation to write about some Power Rangers. It has been announced that Power Rangers will be getting an all new movie. I was very excited by the news even though I know the film could suck big time. That doesn’t stop me from watching the other two Power Rangers movies. So I’m going to quickly go over what we know so far. This will more than likely be a retelling of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I am fine with that. I know some people would like a Time Force or one of the sentai seasons to be adapted, but Mighty Morphin is the brand most people remember. If you want people in the theater, you go with Mighty Morphin. I’d be for an original concept, but I know there is no chance of that happening so I can deal with a retelling.

Some minor things I want to see and do not want to see

Keep the original names, characters, and colors!

People are nostalgic for the old character names. You don’t want the older audience wondering why Jason has a different name. Stick with the names. We want Jason, Billy, Trini, Zordon, Rita, Bulk, Skull, and even Ernie. I know kids don’t care what their names are but there is an audience that does not like things that are different. I’m all for giving us a new character or monster here and there, but keep the core people the same names.

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Keep the original Power Rangers actors out of this film except for cameos

I know Jason David Frank is trying to get his Green Ranger film by pestering Saban executives, but we don’t need that. Make that a TV movie on Nickelodeon if we must.  We also don’t need him or any of the other original Power Rangers near this film. I only want to see them in small cameo roles. I’ll explain where I would want that later in this blog.

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Don’t tie this in with the TV series

I’m 98% sure they won’t do this, but I just figured it needed to be said. Do this like the first Power Rangers film where it took place in its own universe. I don’t want this to be Star Trek 2009 where time travelling Tommy comes from the future. That would be stupid. Keep time travel out of this film. Keep time travel out of Power Rangers period. Those plots confuse me. This coming from a guy who loves Power Rangers Time Force and even Star Trek for that matter.

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Okay, I got that out of the way. Now I figured I’d give my own ideas of how I would do a cinematic Power Rangers universe. Yeah, I’m giving it the Marvel name. Marvel is basically a good blueprint to follow. They are good at setting up sequels even if some of those films aren’t that great. I could easily see a few sequels if the first film is done right and not crap like Transformers. Then again Transformers is up to their fourth film, so they must be doing something right like making money. Anyway, here are my ideas for at least four Power Rangers films. If I think of a fifth film while writing, then I’ll put it down. I’m going to leave out Bulk and Skull in these plots. They have their place in the films, but they aren’t important to my main plots.

 

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

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I can’t call it Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie because that’s taken, so I might as well call it what the show was called. Same thing Star Trek 2009 did because Star Trek: The Motion Picture was taken. So here’s my idea for a first film and I’ve seen some similar ideas to mine on the Internet so I’m not ripping anyone off on purpose.

Pre-Title Sequence

This is where we get the background of the film. 10,000 years ago, Zordon, his robot sidekick Alpha 5, and his team of Rangers are at war with Rita Repulsa and her minions. This is where you can have cameos from people like Walter Jones or Jason David Frank. You can have them playing the six ancient rangers. Zordon gets put into the time warp tube while the ancient rangers defeat Rita and lock her and her minions away into a dumpster or whatever you want to use. You can have the ancient green ranger losing his power coin at this point, but I wouldn’t make it too obvious. It might even be better to not include an ancient green ranger. Well, the other ancient rangers retire and give their coins to Alpha 5 and Zordon. Then we get our title scene.

1st Act

This is where we set up our 5 teenagers with attitude. I think I would make them just graduating from high school to make it feel more adult instead of them being high school freshman. I don’t think fans are really dying for Mr. Caplan or Ms. Appleby appearances though you could give a nod to them in a graduation scene. Here’s where I’m torn because I want the Rangers to all be friends already like in the original series. I know it might help character development more if they did not know each other, but I said they are graduating high school so they should know each other. Now if they were high school freshman, I would have them not be friends and then bring all their stereotypes together. Basically Act 1 would be the Breakfast Club or even Star Trek 2009 if they went that route. However, I still prefer that they all know each other. We establish they are good people with distinct personalities. The goal is to make us care about the characters. This should not be The Phantom Menace where I don’t care what happens to Obi Wan Kenobi.

Meanwhile, astronauts on the moon have discovered Rita’s dumpster and release her. Like most people who have thought about a MMPR movie, I’m basically remaking Day of the Dumpster. Zordon and Alpha are alerted of this and that’s when they call for their teenagers with attitude. Like on the show, the Rangers are initially skeptical. Rita is too busy attacking Earth though for them to be skeptical for too long. Rita is forming a big plan during the attack. She is summoning a monster who can easily defeat the Rangers. In the meantime though, she sends out Goldar and Putty Patrollers. The Power Rangers defeat Goldar and company rather easily. We have established that the Rangers are decently competent fighters who study martial arts or other athletic practices. That way it is not far-fetched when they defeat Goldar. I mean they defeated Goldar and King Sphinx in Day of the Dumpster, so I don’t see why they can’t here.

2nd Act

The Rangers are happy they defeated Goldar and they seem to accept the role as Power Rangers. Rita, however, is not too concerned that the Rangers were defeated. She was buying time summoning a more powerful monster. Here’s where I am split on with the monster. I think they should either go with an original monster here or go with Lokar. I’m siding with Lokar because I like retelling the TV series. I would not mind an original monster though. Basically I would combine the plots of Day of the Dumpster and Doomsday. Rita would transport everyone in Angel Grove (maybe Earth) to another dimension with the help of Lokar. The second act ends with the Rangers fighting Lokar and losing which forces them to retreat.

Final Act

The Rangers are reeling from their first defeat in only their second battle as Power Rangers. Their initial confidence is gone since they thought they could defeat anything. Lokar and Rita are destroying buildings now and causing havoc while taunting the Rangers to show themselves. Zordon gives the Rangers a speech and it inspires Jason to lead the charge giving the Power Rangers their confidence back. The Rangers get back into the action and fight Lokar. They manage to get the upperhand, but Rita summons Cyclopsis to destroy the Rangers for good so Rita can conquer Earth. This is when Zordon tells the Rangers about their Dinozords. They get in their Zords, they defeat Cyclopsis and Lokar, and everyone is saved because Lokar’s destruction allows for everyone to return to this dimension. Zordon thanks the Power Rangers for their service and asks them to continue their mission to stop Rita Repulsa who got away. The Rangers accept and they can even do a cheesy jumping high five shouting “Power Rangers” to end the film. I think that’s basically the ending to Doomsday.

Post Credits Scene

I’ve seen so many people mention this scene already, but there’s really no other thing to do. A defeated Rita reveals she has the Green Power coin. End film.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2: Green with Evil

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Pre Title Sequence

I’d do one of two things here, but they get us to the same point. First option would be the Power Rangers defeating a monster. I’d make it an iconic monster like a Knasty Knight, Pudgy Pig, or King Sphinx. I’d probably go Knasty Knight in this situation since it helps set up the Green Ranger arc. The other option would be to have a montage of the Power Rangers defeating various monsters like the ones I already mentioned. I call this the Rocky 3 opening. You could even play Eye of the Tiger, but that would be too cheesy. Then again, this is Power Rangers. Rita realizes that her monsters keep failing. She has been looking for the perfect Green Ranger, but has been having no luck. Jason enters a martial arts competition and makes it to the finals before finishing in a draw with a guy named Tommy Oliver. Title Sequence!

1st Act

You already know this is a retelling of Green with Evil. I put that as the title even. Rita tests Tommy and then abducts him. We need some flirting with Kimberly before this though. She does her old brainwashing thing and makes him the Green Ranger. Meanwhile, the Power Rangers have gotten confident and a little cocky with their powers. Kimberly even seems more excited about a future date with Tommy over being a Ranger. No monsters are posing a threat, so they have become relaxed with their powers. This is where my Rocky 3 parallels continue. The main difference being Goldar isn’t coming in to help the Rangers train. The Rangers go down to fight another Rita monster. Maybe you could use Knasty Knight here. The Rangers defeat him, and the Knasty Knight explodes leaving only the Sword of Darkness. This is when the Green Ranger picks up the Sword of Darkness. He immediately goes to town on the Power Rangers and dominates them.

2nd Act

The Rangers retreat to the Command Center to find that the place had already been wrecked by the Green Ranger during their fight with the Knasty Knight. Zordon and Alpha are out of commission until Billy gets them somewhat functioning. Jason is furious about this and he goes out and tries to find the Green Ranger. A damaged Zordon tells Jason to not take the Green Ranger lightly. This man is a killer like Clubber Lang. Jason doesn’t not seem to listen well. He goes out to find the Green Ranger and Rita transports him to her Dark Dimension. Jason gets his ass kicked because he doesn’t fight smart. The Green Ranger is about to kill him when Billy transports his Jason out of there with the help of a restored Zordon.

Final Act

The Power Rangers have basically learned their lesson at this point. They know not to underestimate their opponents anymore. The Green Ranger warns the Rangers he will attack Angel Grove if they do not fight him. The Ranger show up and they fight the Green Ranger again. This time it is a more even fight with the Green Ranger having to retreat to his Dragonzord. The Rangers summon their Megazord and the two zords fight it out. The Dragonzord is defeated, but not destroyed. A weakened Green Ranger challenges the Red Ranger to a fight to the death. Jason ultimately wins the fight, but he refuses to kill the Green Ranger. I’m not sure if I would have revealed to the Rangers if Tommy was the Green Ranger yet like in the show. It might work better if they don’t know, but I would include a scene where Kimberly is upset that Tommy skipped out on their date. Tommy is turned into a good Power Ranger with the Sword of Darkness being destroyed. Zordon welcomes Tommy to the team and the Power Rangers are all happy again. We might even get another cheesy jumping high five.

Post Credits Scene

Rita has been hinting the whole film that she has a boss who tells her what to do. She mentions at one point that if her Green Ranger plan fails then her boss would come to Earth. The post credits scene would then show Lord Zedd inside Serpentera heading to Earth.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 3: The Wrath of Zedd

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Pre-Title Sequence

I should mention that Wrath of Zedd is a joke title, but it’s where my plot is going. Basically, I’d have Zedd come to Earth here and kick Rita off the moon. I’d probably also have the Power Rangers fighting a monster again or perhaps they are on some sort of other adventure. Either way, I want this scene to show that Jason and Tommy are best friends now. These guys have each other’s back. Some Kimberly/Tommy romance stuff can also be sprinkled into this scene. I’d probably have that through the whole film though.

1st Act

I haven’t had as much time to think about this film. I’d say it’s more of a mix between The Mutiny and Green No More with similarities to The Power Transfer (No Rocky, Aisha, Adam) and the first movie. So the first act would basically be the Power Rangers are at the top of their game. They aren’t too confident or cocky anymore. They are basically the best they can be. That is until Lord Zedd comes down and kicks their ass. The Megazord sees its demise in the 1st Act. The Dragonzord is salvaged. Lord Zedd is fighting the Power Rangers in this film. This isn’t The Mutiny where Pirantishead is the monster. That’s not going to work on the big screen. Zordon tells the Power Rangers about how the ancient Power Rangers from the first film hid their legendary Thunderzords or possibly an upgraded Dinozords instead. Think of that rumored Zyu3 design for you Power Rangers fans out there. So the Rangers have to go to another planet and that leads us into the….

2nd Act

This is where we see similarities to the first movie, Power Transfer, and Ninja Quest.  The Power Rangers have to find these ancient Zords or maybe new powers as well to combat Zedd. Zedd isn’t going to Ivan Ooze this though and chill on Earth. He’s chasing them down in Serpentera the whole way. He’s got long  battery life too in this film. This leads to a few battles here and there and Zedd eventually believes he destroyed the Power Rangers. So now he goes back to Earth to finish off the planet. He’s looking to destroy this planet because of Zordon and the previous failures by Rita. The Power Rangers are not destroyed and instead they get lucky and find the Zords/powers. Poor Tommy doesn’t get any new powers though since there were only five new Zords. He’s cool about it though and is just happy the Rangers can fight Zedd now.

Final Act

The Power Rangers have to race back to Earth now in their new Zords. Speaking of which, I can’t decide how I wanted them to get to the planet. Possibly teleporting or even a space ship. Zedd is about to have Serpentera blow up the Earth when the Power Rangers just make it in time to deflect the blast. The blast does weaken Serpentera forcing it to land on Earth where the Power Rangers can combat it. Tommy summons the Dragonzord to join the fight. The battle is hard fought between Zedd’s Serpentera and the new Megazord. The Megazord defeats Serpentera, but Zedd activates the self destruct mechanism which will destroy the Earth. The Megazord is too weakened to do anything, but the Dragonzord has just enough power left in it. Tommy’s Dragon Dagger is too damaged from the events of the film to summon enough power to control the Dragonzord. This leads to Tommy having to pilot the Dragonzord itself. The Dragonzord flies into space, Zedd can’t do anything since Serpentera had no power left, and the Dragonzord and Serpentera blow up. Tommy is dead. The Rangers mourn for him. Lord Zedd was able to escape in an escape pod, but he did not avoid the explosion and he lands on Earth. Zedd gives the Devimon from Digimon speech that there are far more evil beings than him out there. Jason says they will be read to face any evil in honor of their friend. The film ends with a private funeral for Tommy. I’m going to call him an orphan just to avoid people wondering what happened to Tommy.

Post Credits Scene

This is where I’m split going into the next film. This post credits scene would either show Rita going home to get help in Master Vile and Rito Revolto or it would show the possibility of Tommy still being alive. I’d prefer not to do the second option though.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 4: White Knight

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Pre Title Sequence

This again would probably be Rita being back with Master Vile and Rito Revolto at her side. I don’t really have anything for the Power Rangers to do in this opening sequence.

1st Act

Not much time has passed between films. The Power Rangers are still mourning the loss of Tommy. They are also questioning their own mortality at this point. No Power Ranger had died before, so this was brand new to them. The Power Rangers do their best to help clean up the streets and repair damage from the previous film. Maybe Serpentera killed some cities before it was destroyed. That would help explain Tommy’s death more now that I think about it. The Power Rangers know there is still an evil threat out there since Zedd warned them. Finally, that threat arrives. Rita and her family have returned to Earth. I just thought of an alternate plot to this film where Zedd survives the 3rd film and joins with Rita, but I’m sticking with this plot without Zedd. Too many ideas on the fly.

2nd Act

Master Vile concocts a plan where they attack different parts of the world making it harder for the Power Rangers to get to all of them. The Power Rangers try their best to save as many cities as possible, but they can’t be a multiple places at once. They try splitting up, but it’s not working. This is when their White Knight arrives. The White Ranger helps the Power Rangers even the odds and push back Vile and Rita’s forces. The six Rangers return to the Command Center and we get the reveal of who the White Ranger is. Now who is the White Ranger? Well, in the third film I’d set up a couple good Samaritan characters that help during crisis. We get to know those characters throughout that film and we see them interact with the Rangers. You can even call one of them Richie. Those characters are also in this film as possible White Rangers. Hell, you could even make Skull a possible White Ranger candidate. The other option is that Tommy survived the explosion from the third film and Zordon had somehow kept him alive in a chamber until he made him the White Ranger. Now that option would make Zordon seem like a dick for not telling the Rangers though. I personally would keep Tommy dead (I know that’s blasphemy) and go with a new White Ranger. Zordon does create this White Ranger though using technology from the new powers of the last film.

Final Act

Master Vile, Rita, and Rito have focused their attack on Earth’s biggest city. The Power Rangers must stop them. Simple enough. There’s going to be a lot of destruction and civilian deaths in this. I’m thinking Man of Steel/Avengers levels of destruction. The Rangers overcome the odds in the end by combining the Megazord and Tigerzord to defeat Vile, Rita, and Rito once and for all. No more Rita after this film. She’s dead. The film ends with the Rangers celebrating and promising to rebuild the city.

Post Credits Scene

One might not be needed in this film, but if I had to do one then I would probably set up Dark Specter and the United Alliance of Evil.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 5: The Final Frontier

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Pre Title Sequence

I have no good subtitle for this film at the moment, so I’m going with the classics. I have a few different ways I want to go with this film. First off, a few years have passed since the fourth film. The Rangers have helped rebuild. Humans have started to move out into space more to meet other planets and form alliances with them. One of the planets reveals that throughout the universe, the United Alliance of Evil  have been strengthening their forces to conquer more and more planets. Some planets are destroyed or severely damaged depending on if they have good resources. This is where you can throw in a reference to KO-35 and even have them get some help from Andros. I wouldn’t make him a Power Ranger though. I don’t think there should be other sets of Power Rangers in this universe. This seems like it could be a long pre-title sequence so some of this can go in the first act. I would also set up the villain for this film working for Dark Specter. Dark Specter is the big bad for the 6th and final film of my ideas. I have three ideas for a villain in this film. I’d go with The Machine Empire, The Psycho Rangers, or a completely original villain. Maybe even do two of them.

1st Act

I’d continue with the Power Rangers and other Earthlings working on relations with other planets. This is when the villain invades. Chaos is caused and the Power Rangers must use their Megazord to stop the villain. This villain is holding back though and retreats because a different plan is in the works.

2nd Act

While the Power Rangers are occupied on let’s say KO-35 for television continuity, Dark Specter has sent forces to Earth. The Power Rangers learn of this and hurry back to Earth, but they are too late. Cities have been leveled and people are dead. The Command Center has also been thrashed. Zordon has been taken and Alpha destroyed. The Rangers defeat the forces on Earth, but then they realize that KO-35 is now under attack once again.

Final Act

The Power Rangers return to a pretty much destroyed KO-35 where everything is pretty much in ruin. The villain the Power Rangers are facing is pretty even with them. Similar to the end of the Power Rangers Turbo episodes Chase into Space, the Power Rangers sacrifice their Zords to destroy  the villain(s) for this film. The Power Rangers are broken because they have no way to save Zordon now. This is basically an Empire Strikes back ending. The Power Rangers head back to Earth on a NASADA shuttle and look through the rubble of the Command Center. It is here where they discover a secret chamber. Zordon and Alpha had been working on new upgrades to the suits. We see what looks like the Power Rangers in Space suits with some MMPR tweaking in there. We can’t have too much change! The film ends with a recorded message from Alpha or Zordon telling them they had been working with Alpha to form a new Zord: enter the Astro Megaship. Credits roll!

Post Credits Scene

Basically Dark Specter planning his invasion of the galaxy.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 6: The Curse of Michael Myers

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Pre-Title Sequence

We pretty much set up that this is the final film. Dark Specter is ready to take over the universe and the Power Rangers are ready to stop them with their new Astro Megaship.

1st Act

This will be an all out war with the Megaship battling enemy ships. This one might be an explosion happy film. The Power Rangers also manage to try and round up some help from the alliances they made with planets like KO-35, Triforia, and Aquitar. Maybe I’ll even let them form their own Power Rangers after all, but that would be pushing it. Probably too much for one film.

2nd Act

Dark Specter finally confronts the Rangers. They form the Astro Megazord and we get a good battle between the two sides. The Rangers think they have a shot at winning when Dark Specter brings up that he has Zordon in his stomach or something. I haven’t really thought that out. Dark Specter will look nothing like Malagore from the Turbo movie by the way. I’d go with an original design, but keep the Dark Specter name. Anyways, Specter warns the Power Rangers that if they kill him then they kill Zordon. They don’t want to do that. No Z Wave in this film. Zordon is unable to communicate with them too at this time. Dark Specter gets away leaving the Rangers beaten because they refused to fight him. Their Powers and Megazord are pretty damaged at this point. Specter decides to go to Earth destroy what the Rangers love most before taking over the universe.

3rd Act

Specter’s forces are decimating the planet. People are wondering where the Power Rangers are. Bulk and Skull give their pep talk though like in Countdown to Destruction and lead the charge against the enemies. The Rangers finally return to Earth in their damaged Megaship. They have been working on a way to contact Zordon the whole time, but it’s been near impossible with him trapped inside Specter. This leads us into the final battle between Specter and the Astro Megazord. Then out of nowhere Tommy returns in a new Super Dragonzord. Tommy is also now played by Jason David Frank…..oh sorry about that. JDF hijacked my blog. Speaking of which, I wonder if I should turn the White Ranger into the Silver Ranger during this. Maybe the White/Silver Ranger helping people on the planet like in CTD. He can even have his own Delta Megaship if he must. That might take too much explanation for why he needs his own Zord again though. Back to Specter vs. Astro Megazord, the Power Rangers are finally able to communicate with Zordon after a lengthy battle where they held back a bit. Zordon basically tells them the needs of the many outweighs the needs of the few, so he’s all for them sacrificing him. The Power Rangers put everything that have into a final blow and they destroy Dark Specter. All over the universe we see his forces fall and the Power Rangers have saved the day. The film ends with the Rangers helping rebuild and agreeing to always protect the universe. They can reveal their identities to the public. Mainly so Bulk and Skull can see who they are. That can happen earlier in this film.

Post Credits Scene

Nothing. Just the logo. Maybe a montage of highlights from past films.

That’s it. Those are my six film ideas for a Power Rangers Cinematic Universe. I came up with half of those while writing this. Now I didn’t outline everything.  I said at the beginning I would leave out Bulk and Skull stuff. More personal relationships would also be needed. I think I’d pair Trini up with the White Ranger (unless it’s Tommy since he belongs with Kimberly). I wouldn’t be against pairing Jason and Kimberly up after the fourth film though. I was more concerned about main plots here. I’ll give a quick summary though for those too lazy to read.

First Film: Retelling of Day of the Dumpster and Doomsday

Second Film: Retelling of Green with Evil

Third Film: Retelling of The Mutiny, Green No More, The Power Transfer, Ninja Quest, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie; It’s a weird blend of those

Fourth Film: Retelling of White Light with 3rd season MMPR characters like Rito Revolto and Master Vile

Fifth Film: Slight retelling of  Turbo’s Chase into Space along with some Power Rangers in Space elements

 Sixth Film: Retelling of Countdown to Destruction

There you have it! Six Power Rangers films for Saban to think about. My ideas probably won’t ever come to fruition, but it was fun to write. Take care everyone and let’s hope this new Power Rangers movie doesn’t suck.

Halloween Havoc 2013 Day 25: A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors

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Going to party like its my birthday. I don’t party on my birthday. I’m lazy and I hate people. I gave myself a treat on my birthday and decided to review a film I’ve seen a lot. That would be the 3rd film in the Elm Street series. I needed a little Freddy Krueger in my Halloween month. Hell, I need Freddy in every month! Going to spoil the shit out of this film ahead.

The Plot

This one takes place a few years after the first film. The second film is ignored. This one brings back the characters of Nancy Thompson and her father played by Heather Langenkamp and John Saxon respectively. Wes Craven returns as the writer, but he doesn’t direct this one. So at this place called Westin Hills, the inhabitants of this care center are having bad dreams. They are being stalked by the evil Freddy Krueger because they are the last of the Elm Street children. This means their parents helped burn Freddy alive when he was still living. A doctor that almost looks like Bill Maher, but was really an alien on one of the Star Trek series becomes friends with Nancy since she now works at the psych ward. Nancy is able to connect better with the children since she knows what they have been going through. They have group sessions where they talk about their experiences. Freddy starts to kill a few of the kids. The best kill is Jennifer who he puts through the television. “Welcome to prime time, bitch!” Best Freddy line ever. The group sessions lead to everyone figuring out their dream powers. The main girl of the group is Kristin played by Patricia Arquette. She can bring other people into her dreams. During one session, Freddy kidnaps Joey (a horny mute kid) and he won’t let him wake up. This means that everyone has to dream to stop him. Also happening is Not Bill Maher is getting visits from this nun who tells him exposition about how a child was born in Westin Hills. A young nun was raped by a hundred maniacs. Not Bill Maher also has to convince Nancy’s drunk cop dad to help them kill Freddy. He reluctantly agrees and takes Not Bill Maher to a junkyard where they buried his bones. In the dream world, Freddy kills the Wizard Master kid and the druggie girl. It comes down to a final four basically with Nancy, Kristin, Kincaid (a very fun black man), and Joey. Freddy is kicking their butts when he has to possess his bones to kill Nancy’s dad. Freddy returns but Joey yells at him which is important since he’s been a mute. Lieutenant Thompson shows up in the dream to tell Nancy he’s gone to the other side, but it’s a trick by Freddy allowing him to kill her. He tries to kill Nancy, but Not Bill Maher throws some holy water on his bones and buries him. This defeated Freddy until Part IV. We also find out that nun was a ghost and Freddy’s mom.

The Characters and Acting

I really like all the characters in this film. That’s what makes this a great film. You actually like the characters. A lot of slasher films today you hate the characters. What’s the point in watching if I want all the people dead. The audience usually likes having people to root for so we get sad when they die. That happens a lot in this film. Everyone is very likable. The kid that’s the Wizard Master is great. He’s nerdy like me. I can relate. Nancy is just as good as she was in the first one. Patricia Arquette does an excellent job as Kristin. Laurence Fishburne is in this film. He doesn’t do much, but he’s effective. My favorite kid is Kincaid. He’s a badass motherfucker. I can’t help but root for him. The best person of all is Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. This is his best performance in any Elm Street movie. He brings the right kind of humor and horror to this one. His one liners are at their peak in this film. It’s a big change from the first two films, but it’s really effective here. It goes too over the top in the later films.

Special Effects

Many great special effects in this one. One that stands out is the claymation bit with Freddy then he grows to giant size. I love when he’s like the puppet master and he cuts the strings on one kid making it look like a suicide. The television kill is another great example. The Freddy worm is amazing. I’ve seen some behind the scenes work on how that was done. It’s pretty great. I like the junkyard scenes. Freddy’s lair in the dream realm is also great. The set design in this film is pretty fantastic.

Final Thoughts

This is easily my favorite of the Nightmare on Elm Street series. It blends the right type of horror and comedy. The characters are all enjoyable. Freddy is at his absolute best. This film just works where the other ones do not. I don’t think the first one holds up as well anymore. This one is the definitive movie in the series. I recommend it to all horror fans.

There’s also a kickass song for this film. Pure 80s gold! Dokken rules!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtR6IrvxeFs

A Day in my WWE Universe

I’ve been playing a lot of WWE ’13 lately. I guess I’ve been bored. I spend the most time in the Universe Mode where you can control whatever you want. I used to use the WWE Superstars, but they bore me. I decided to download a bunch of fictional characters instead. I figured I’d let the good people of WordPress see what’s going on in my universe. I’m currently in the 7th year (I know I have no life), and I have come to the pay per view known as Summerslam. My universe features 6 championships: Super World, Universal, Ultraviolent, Fighting, Super Tag, and Pure Tag. Let’s get to the first match.

Ultraviolent Championship Match: Captain Jean-Luc Picard (c) vs. The Flash

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Background

The Ultraviolent Championship is the midcard championship for Smackdown that Captain Picard currently holds. He won the championship at the last pay per view, Money in the Bank, to earn his first singles championship. He previously held the Pure Tag Championship twice with Han Solo.

The Flash hasn’t had too much success in my Universe. He briefly held the Fighting Championship for 4 weeks before losing the title to Magneto. It’s been awhile since he’s had a title shot, so he hopes to take advantage of it.

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Yay shoddy camerawork by me!

The Match

It was actually pretty good. Lots of good back and forth. I think Flash hiptossed Picard a half dozen times. Picard is a tough old man though. Flash’s speed could not help him match the wit of the Captain.

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The Result

Jean-Luc, the master of the piledriver, drove Flash’s neck into the ground to pick up the victory. The winner and still champion, Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Image

Fighting Championship Match: Iron Man (c) vs. Green Lantern

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Background

Iron Man won the title a couple pay per views back in a triple threat match involving Green Lantern and then champion Hulk. He successfully defended the championship against Green Lantern at the last pay per view. Iron Man has to beat Green Lantern for a third straight pay per view to retain his championship.

Green Lantern has been in a pay per view slump of late. He’s had a Fighting Championship title shot at 8 of the last 10 pay per views and he has lost every time. He is a former champion losing the title to the Joker late in year 6. He’s hoping this time the title will finally come back home to him.

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The Match

It was very similar to the first match. Lots of reversals and near falls. Both men wanted to win the title badly. Iron Man tried to utilize a lot of submission maneuvers, but he could not get Green Lantern to tap out.  Green Lantern continued to fight, but would it be enough to win the title.

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The Result

Iron Man hit a devastating back breaker to retain his championship. Green Lantern fought hard, but he was denied the championship for the fourth straight pay per view.

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Pure Tag Championship Match: Wolverine and Loki (c) vs. Scorpion and Superman

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Background

Wolverine and Loki won the Pure Tag Titles back at Extreme Rules defeating the team of Lex Luthor and Green Ranger. This team came together after the team of Wolverine and Magneto broke up. Wolverine has been a bad guy for a long time in this universe ending the X Men relatively early in his run. This is his 2nd reign as Pure Tag Champion with his first being with Magneto. Loki is in his first reign. Loki’s success has been very small in this universe, but he is starting to turn it around.

Scorpion and Superman came together after the breakup of Superman and Batman. The World’s Finest held the Pure Tag Championship at one time, but they broke up after they lost the titles. Scorpion decided to team up with Superman to form a new World’s Finest. Both men have been very successful in this universe. Superman has won 5 total World Championships while Scorpion has won 3.

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The Match and Result

It wasn’t a very good one. I’d even call it a squash match. Wolverine and Loki dominated Scorpion and Superman. Wolverine hit a F5 to win the match and Dark X as they are called retained their tag titles.

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Steel Cage Match: Batman vs. Robin

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Background

Not really much background to this one. I just figured it would be fun to have Batman and Robin fighting each other. Robin hasn’t been successful in Universe Mode. He held the Ultraviolent Championship for a short amount of time, but that’s all the gold he has tasted. Batman has been very successful. He’s been a 4 time World Champion across both brands. He also has the longest combined reign for the Super World Championship.

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The Match

It was probably the best match of the night. Lots of battling back and forth in the cage. Robin got thrown into the cage at one point. Various points in the match had one man climbing the cage and the other man chasing him. It led to a lot of close calls by both Batman and Robin.

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The Result

Robin hit a DDT on Batman and almost got out, but Batman pulled him down at the last second. Batman used this opportunity to climb the cage and win the match. Batman hope to use the momentum from winning this match to climb back up the championship ranks.

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Super Tag Championship Match: Kirk and Spock (c) vs. Hulk and Thor

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Background

Kirk and Spock are the most dominant team in my Universe Mode. Together they are 6 time Super Tag Champions. Spock is actually a 9 time champion with 3 reigns coming with Green Goblin. I guess Kirk and Spock were able to turn him into a good guy. Kirk probably used some big monologue to turn him. Captain Kirk was actually the Super World Champion a couple months ago. He held the title well over a year before losing the title to Deadpool. That’s also the reason why Spock was teaming with Green Goblin. Kirk and Spock started their 6th reign as champs one pay per view ago.

Hulk and Thor have had some tag team success in their time. As a team, they are 2 time Super Tag Champions. Hulk had another reign with Iron Man making him a 3 time champ. They are very familiar with Kirk and Spock. The two teams have traded the tag titles before. Will this be the time it happens again?

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The Match

It wasn’t as big of a squash as the first tag  match, but Kirk and Spock dominated this one. Hulk and Thor had their moments, but they were very few.

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The Result

It wasn’t the first time Kirk stopped a big green monster. Kirk didn’t get the win with that submission hold, but he was able to hit a Rock Bottom to get the victory for Starfleet.

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Universal Championship Scramble Match: Spider-Man (c) vs. Captain Planet vs. Doomsday vs. Nightwing vs. Luke Skywalker

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Background

Spider-Man is currently in his 2nd reign as Universal Champion. He won the title from Captain Planet at Extreme Rules. He’s had a few successful defenses in a row against Nightwing going into this Scramble Match.

Nightwing hasn’t been too successful in Universe Mode. Like Robin he’s only been Ultraviolent Champion. I guess it’s not good to be Dick Grayson or Tim Drake. He’s had his big title shots, but he always comes up short.

Doomsday is a former 2 time Super World Champion, but his success has been minimal since winning those titles.

Captain Planet won the Royal Rumble and won the Universal Championship from Spawn at Wrestlemania. His first reign was short lived as he lost it a month later to Spider-Man.

Luke Skywalker is the most successful person coming into the match. He’s a former 5 time Super World Champion and a 3 time Money in the Bank winner. He’s still holding the briefcase at this moment.

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The Match

First off, the game had Luke Skywalker come out with the title for some reason. Minor complaint, but it happened. Doomsday and Luke started the match. Doomsday used a sledgehammer and a chair to pin Luke for the first fall in the Scramble Match.

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Nightwing came out third. He pinned Doomsday to become the temporary champion. Doomsday quickly won the honor right back with a pinfall on Luke Skywalker again.

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Captain Planet came out 4th and current champion Spider-Man came out last.

The Result

Nobody was able to defeated Doomsday. No pins happened after Doomsday pinned Skywalker. He held out and won the Universal Championship for the first time. This was also the first title change of the show.

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Super World Championship Match: Deadpool (c) vs. Han Solo

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Background

Deadpool ended Captain Kirk’s year plus reign to become Super World Champion for the first time. He had mild success in Universe Mode up until that point. He hopes to continue having success against Captain Solo like he did at the last two pay per views against Rocky Balboa.

Han Solo has floundered in the midcard for much of his career. He’s been a 2 time Pure Tag Champion with Captain Picard as well as an Ultraviolent Champion. He had some title shots against Captain Kirk, but he fell short. Will this be his moment or will Deadpool’s reign continue?

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The Match

Much like the other one on one matches on the show, this one was a tightly contested battle. Deadpool used a lot of good strategy to keep Han Solo away. Captain Solo moonsaulted onto the announce table with Deadpool on it to weaken him. Deadpool survived a lot of big moves from Solo, but would he have enough to get the win?

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The Result

A NEWWWWWW SUPPPPERRRRRRRRRRR WORLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD CHAMPIONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!! Han Solo finished Deadpool off with his finishing move to win his first ever Super World Championship. He also became the 5th Triple Crown Winner with his victory joining Kirk, Spock, Green Ranger, and Lex Luthor.

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That ends Summerslam. There were two new World Champions in Doomsday in Han Solo, both tag champions retained, and so did midcard champions. It was fun for me to share what I wasted my life on at times. Sometimes it is really enjoyable to live in your own fantasy universe.