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Ender's Game Trailer

I read Ender's Game years ago, and it was great book.  It is a sci fi book/movie without being terribly geeky.  The trailer looks pretty good, and I think this could potentially be the reboot of Harrison Ford's career.

Ender's Game will hit theaters on 11.1.13


My Thoughts On 3D Printed Handguns

The whole internet seems to be ablaze with "The Liberator" which is not a WWE heavy weight champion, but rather the first 3D printed handgun.  Due to current laws, you can legally print your own handgun, but it must have one metal part so that it can show up in a metal detector.  The Liberator has a metal firing pin which can easily be crafted out of a nail.  It is available in several calibers and fires only a single shot.

Although this is a cool step forward using technology, The Liberator is far from practical.  Those large 3D printers are very expensive, and they aren't very fast.  I do think there will be a day when most homes will have some type of 3D printer, but I'd say that time is five to ten years out at a minimum.  The Liberator is large, clunky, and a far better political statement than it is a hand gun.

I feel I can probably find easier access to an 80% lower and all the necessary tools than I can to a 3D printer to build a crappy single shot handgun.  I congratulate Defense Dist on their efforts, and maybe some day The Liberator will be easier to come by.  Until that day comes, just stick to 80% lowers.


Iron Man 3 Justin Timberlake Mashup

Check out this epic Ironman 3 Justin Timberlake mashup, Suits That Fly!


Iron Man 3 Reviewed

The doldrums of crappy movies has finally come to a close and the summer movie barrage has begun with Iron Man 3.  After a disappointing Iron Man 2 and an entertaining Iron Man 2.5 Avengers, I had high hopes for Iron Man 3.  Check out the trailer and I'll get into the review:

After the horrific events the Avengers endured in New York, Tony Stark has lost a bit of his edge.  He can't sleep and is going over board tinkering and inventing new tech.  Stark fights bouts of anxiety and he simply isn't bad ass he once was.  I suppose fighting aliens and venturing through black holes can dampen one's confidence, but that is really where Downey shines in this film. 

RDJ is good in these films because in real life he has a bit of Tony Stark in him.  RDJ has lived a hard life having great success through film and then doing some time behind bars for a substance abuse problem.  He rebuilt his life and is now one of the best actors to hit the screen.  Stark is really trying to rebuild himself in Iron Man 3 by confronting his inner demons, and it plays out fantastically well on screen.

Besides Starks amazing arc in this film, there really is quite a bit to like.  As always the special effects are top notch.  The new Iron Man suit can be called upon and it will fly to Stark in pieces and then reattach on his body.  This provides great comic relief and pays off several times throughout the film to get Tony out of a bind.  War Machine and several other models will also show up throughout the film.

The story is actually quite good, and there are several twists and turns.  We're not talking Inception depth, but far more story than your average super hero movie.  Mandarin is unique villain and his story was far more entertaining than Mickey Rourke wielding electric whips.  The acting is also good with a great performance by Guy Pearce.

If you enjoy super hero movies, and enjoy the summer blockbuster season, I'd highly recommend you see Iron Man 3.  Great story, fun action, and RDJ providing tons of comic relief.  Btw, in case you forgot how bad Iron Man 2 was, see the Honest Trailers version below:


Call of Duty: Ghosts

Well, there is finally a teaser for the new Call of Duty Game, Ghosts.  The teaser doesn't reveal much, but I'm hoping a new storyline will emerge and possibly reboot the franchise.  I've always loved CoD but the last few games have been kind of weak, and lacking in the story and gameplay departments.  Enjoy the teaser, and happy Friday.