Saturday, December 29, 2012

MARVEL LAND!

I love a good comic book. That’s right, I said it. I’m a 30 year old man, and I still read comic books…or Graphic Novels, which, by the way doesn't sound any less nerdy in the least. Comic books are great sources of fresh ideas for entertainment such as movies, and more movies, and in the case of Universal's Islands of Adventure, theme park rides. Comic books have made a Hulk-sized impact on the entertainment industry and if you deny this, Wolverine has nominated himself to gut you like a fish. Disney owns the rights to Marvel, we all know this, and a lot of people thought Disney would destroy comic books as we know it. This couldn't be further from the truth. Look at what Disney has done with Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, and the Hulk. The Avengers movie was top-notch entertainment! Now just imagine what they could do if they implemented all of Marvel's greatness into a theme park. Yes, Universal already did that…sort of. They have the HULK coaster, and a Spider Man ride, but I've always felt that Disney could do so much more with it.

 Just imagine walking into a world where comic book characters are brought to life by Disney’s amazing animatronics. Imagine really feeling what its like to get stabbed with Wolverines claw…wait, too far, that would suck like a hoover. I just feel like Disney is in need of new stuff at their parks. They've just acquired the STAR WARS franchise, so they have more than enough material to work with to make an amazing new park. I say scrap the stupid AVATAR land, and go with some solid material that has proven to stay popular over the last few decades. Does anyone even remember Avatard? I just remember the blue guys, and that’s about it.