Also this week in hype: SNES Classic looks awesome, and WUBALUBADUBDUB!
Alright, I’m not going to waste your time explaining hype on the weekend of Independence Day.
If summer is the hypest season of the year, the 4th of July weekend could be the hypest time of that season. It’s so hype that we all get together and watch things explode in the sky for no reason other than “because America, damn it.” So in light of the overwhelming hype in the air at this moment, I feel like I’m well within my right to cut this short and not even finish
Spider-Man: Homecoming is a reboot that might actually work.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is hitting theaters July 7th, and according to early reviews, it sounds like it’s a lot of fun.
This, in retrospect, is both miraculous and not actually a surprise at all. On one hand, Spider-Man: Homecoming is the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has been pretty consistently good for nine years now. On the other hand, it’s amazing that anyone can be entertained by a reboot when the same franchise was just rebooted five years ago. There’s only so many times I can hear the story of Uncle Ben before it becomes completely routine, but thankfully the team behind Spider-Man: Homecoming apparently realized this and cuts the origin story short. I, for one, can get behind this.
Beyond that, though, there’s not much to say about this one until we can see the movie ourselves. While this probably won’t be as significant to Marvel’s universe as Wonder Woman was to DC’s, dedicated fans and casual moviegoers should be in for a fun ride. I just hope this Spider-Man sticks around for a while, ’cause if it doesn’t I’m officially boycotting every non-Sam Raimi Spider-Man for the sake of my own sanity.
Let’s get excited for the SNES Classic since I killed everyone’s fun.
Last week, the long rumored SNES Classic console was officially announced. I also immediately went and rained on everyone’s parade because, let’s face it, it’ll be a miracle if these things can actually be found at retail. But now that that’s out of my system, let’s talk about how freaking good the selection of titles here is.
Seriously though, just look at the list of games on this system. I could lose weeks of my life just replaying Mega Man X alone, and most of the other titles on the list are just as amazing. In fact, it’s interesting to see what games people are excited to play on the console, since there’s such a wide range of genres. That said, I do have to admit that I’m a bit sad that Chrono Trigger didn’t somehow make the cut here. I know, I’m biased towards role-playing games, but it’s just one of those games that’s good enough to even appeal to people who can’t stand the genre.
Still, in the rare event I or someone I know actually gets an SNES Classic, I can’t wait to party like I just got an issue of Nintendo Power because that was the only way I could get through half these games as a child.
Rick and Morty Season 3 finally arrives after ten hundred million years.
Yes, I’m being overdramatic, but I still can’t believe we’re finally getting Rick and Morty season 3 on July 30th.
For those who aren’t aware, the trailer for the latest season of Rick and Morty went live June 29th, and even that brief minute and a half of footage was enough to get fans endlessly quoting Rick’s newest antics. This is, of course, on top of the April Fool’s premiere of Season 3’s first episode that got the internet screaming to high heaven about promotional McDonald’s sauce from the 90s. In other words, if you aren’t a fan of Rick and Morty, I am so sorry for how confused you’re probably going to be after the end of this month.
I want to gush more, but I feel like Rick and Morty deserves its own full dose of hype once the season premiere is finally upon us. I know, that probably makes this blurb a bit unnecessary, but since we might not see Season 4 until the next presidential election, you’ll have to forgive me for overindulging in the moment.
And that wraps us up for This Week In Hype! I wish all of you a fun filled 4th of July holiday, and for our international readers, I… hope you have a day!