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Wormholes and Swords is a blog dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy, with a bit of real world technical stuff thrown in from time to time. It is managed by T.D. Wilson, author of the Science Fiction book series, The Epherium Chronicles.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Guardian of the Galaxy Vol 2 review




Wow!  Terrific movie. I won't give too many spoilers, but here goes.  The Guardians get hired to kill a powerful inter-dimensional creature and protect sacred batteries belonging to the Sovereign, a race of beings that have tremendous disdain for most other cultures.  They manage to do it in style, with Drax taking the credit, but before they leave, Rocket steals some of the batteries.

Needless to say, it puts the Sovereign's vengeful fleet on their tail.  In their quest to escape, a passing ship blasts the fleet to oblivion.  Enter Ego (Kurt Russel) and his associate Mantis, who find the team's crash landed ship on a nearby planet.  Ego, is a Celestial and as it turns out, Star Lord's father.

While Peter, Drax, and Gamora go to Ego's planet to learn more about Peter's legacy, Rocket, Baby Groot and a now captured Nebula are assaulted by Yandu's men, who were hired by the Sovereign.  After capturing the team on the planet, Yandu refuses to turn them over to the Sovereign, resulting in a mutiny.

Meanwhile, Peter learns more of who his father really is and his appointed legacy, but there is a dark secret (isn't there always).

Yandu, Rocket, and the rest of the captured group escape and head to Ego's planet to rescue their friends.

The end battle is spectacular.  Big battle, lots of drama and a great scene (already shown in trailers) with Rocket and Baby Groot as they discuss how to activate the ultimate bomb to save everyone, or kill them in the process.

There is so much to talk about in this movie that I didn't include.  I honestly think it was slightly better than the first one.  The only detraction was the music in the first movie was better.  I have to give it that.  Drax, Rocket and Baby Groot have some total laugh out loud scenes.  I loved this movie and I wonder what the next movie (they said they'll be back) will be focused on.  Perhaps they will be in the Infinity War movie or another stand alone.  Can't wait to find out.

Final Wonder Woman Movie trailer

The new Wonder Woman movie will arrive in early June, but the final trailer is upon us.  It looks terrific and points us at Steve Trevor's target; the woman supporting the German war effort with deadly poison gas.  The action scenes we have seen so far look fantastic and I hope the rest of the movie live up to the hype.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Defenders Trailer is here!

If you haven't watched any of the Marvel TV series on Netflix (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist), you need to go watch them now.  In August, the new cross over series, The Defenders, premieres.  Daredevil and the racy Jessica Jones were really good.  Luke Cage started a little slow, but got better.  Wasn't sure about Iron Fist.   The story had some plot holes, but it ultimately gives you a picture of who Danny Rand, the Iron Fist really is.

The Defenders brings all these characters together, including some of the supporting characters who have crossed into each of the TV series already.  I am really looking forward to this new series and how the who story fits together.  Including Scott Glenn and his return as Stick (Daredevil's mentor) and the return of Electra.

Here is a trailer...


Friday, April 14, 2017

Poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

In addition to the first trailer, the new poster for revealed for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  I like it!.


Transformers: The Last Knight trailer

I have been a fan of The Transformers since the very first cartoon was released.  I watched the ragtag group of Autobots survive on Earth eventually reclaim Cybertron from Megatron and the Decepticons.  There have been multiple reboots of the story.  I personally think Transformers Prime was one of the best.  As far as the recent Michael Bay movies, I liked the first one.  The next two were ok.  The fourth movie, Age of Extinction was bad, just bad.  Good special effects, but the plot was awful.  Now here is The Last Knight.  The trailer shows more great special effects, but what gives me hope is the addition of Sir Anthony Hopkins.  He doesn't sign on to bad script movies.

Anyway, the bad guy appears to be Unicron.  It would be the most next logical step, but when Prime mentions his creator, I often wonder about the Quintessons, the mysterious creators of the Tranformers in the original cartoon series.  It could be and it would be interesting if Lockdown has been working for them.

Anyway, here is the next great trailer.


The new Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer!

For many of us Star Wars fans, December cannot come fast enough.  The first full length trailer has hit the digital airwaves.  You get glimpses of both sides of the Force, Rey beginning her training as a Jedi and Kylo Ren looking forward to the demise of the Jedi.


Monday, April 10, 2017

The Thor: Ragnarok Trailer is here!

Thor: Ragnarok arrives this November, but the trailer has finally been release and it is sweet!  Asgard in ruins, Mjolnir destroyed, Hela looks responsible and Thor is now a gladiator slave.  Who is opponent in the ring?  None other than the Incredible Hulk.  Interesting story line pieces need to be revealed, but it looks like a real thrill ride.  Check out the trailer.