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We Found Out Which Hollywood Chris We Are

The new Joker Manor LEGO set is massive, amazing, and pricey. Are the beloved toys just too expensive for kids now, at a time when LEGO movies don’t seem to have the same box office magic? We answered those questions on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back, along with updating the current “Hollywood Chris” rankings, early reactions to Blade Runner: 2049, and the billion dollar Avatar sequels announcement.

Helping host Rachel Heine build a meaningful discussion on today’s show was Mothership producer Derek Johnson, Nerdist producer Kate Meyers, and Nerdist News writer Joan Ford. First up was how between the new $270 Joker Manor set, and the recently announced $800 Millennium Falcon, are LEGO sets too costly for kids? And with The LEGO Batman Movie and LEGO Ninjango not quite living up to the heights of The LEGO Movie, is this cause for concern?

From there they checked in on which Chris currently reigns supreme on our Hollywood big board, after Chris Pratt took Disney’s “Which Chris Are You?” quiz and got “Chris Evans.” Which of the four do we each think we are? And with all of them having movies coming out soon (Pratt: Jurassic World 2, Hemsworth: Thor: Ragnarok, Pine: A Wrinkle in Time, Evans: Infinity War–which also has Pratt and Hemsworth), which film are we most excited for?

Speaking of movie excitement, the initial response to Blade Runner: 2049 has been excellent. Have these reactions changed our excitement for the movie? Should director Denis Villeneuve, who is taking on Dune next, just remake every ’80s sci-fi film that wasn’t received well initially? And after an underwhelming summer Hollywood box office, were all of those complaints about Rotten Tomatoes nothing but excuse making for a run of bad movies?

Finally the gang discussed the news that the four (FOUR) Avatar sequels will have a combined budget of :insert Dr. Evil voice: one billion dollars! We can’t wait to find out what happened to Sam Worthington’s….career, but is anyone excited for more Avatar movies? It’s the highest grossing film of all time, and yet it seemed to make no lasting impact. (We heard Derek loved it so much he saw it three times, so maybe he cares?)

Don’t forget, Nerdist News Talks Back airs live every weekday at 1:00 p.m. PST on our YouTube and Alpha channels. Tune in with us so you can get in on the conversation.

We’re building a real community there, and it’s way cheaper than buying LEGOs.

But what do you think? Talk back to us about today’s topics in our comments below.

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