Friday, May 23, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

The X-Men cinematic universe is one that is jumbled up more than a ball of rubber bands. There are continuity errors, character errors, and things that are just downright confusing following the events of X3 and definitely including Origins.

But that's where Bryan Singer comes in! He reins in the X-Men series of movies back to a continuity that makes sense, if you don't want to question every little detail, does away with the aforementioned two movies as far as continuity goes, and provides us with a solid future for the franchise to continue.

All within two hours and eleven minutes. Welcome to X-Men: Days of Future Past!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Arrow Season 2 Review

While not flawless, this season of the CW's Arrow did come pretty darn close, and showcased some of the best action sequences I have ever seen on any medium of television. Oh, and it was dramatic, too, very dramatic and traumatizing at times. The story was well-paced and while at first it seemed that Arrow would have too much to swallow, the show proved that to be a simple task. Well, for the most part

Friday, May 16, 2014

The 100: "Unity Day" Review

Well with most of the known CW shows about to go on a season break, it would appear it is up to its newest entry, The 100 to keep the channel fresh. Sadly, we're closing in on its own season break but then we have the summer and that's for movies, not television. Duh.

Luckily, we keep getting good entries for the series as well as good set-up for what is to come. Character returns, multi-fronted wars, and teenage angst.

All of the angst.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Arrow: "Unthinkable" Review

So much happened in this episode that the first half went by in what felt like a blink. Much like the rest of the season, a lot was established early on and a lot had to resolve for everything to make sense. Not only did this episode resolve almost all of our questions about the season (how does Oliver pin down Slade, how does Sara seemingly die, how does he meet Amanda Waller, how can he stop Slade, will Roy ever see some action?) but also set up huge events to come, for the most part, in the flashbacks no less!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The 100: "Day Trip" Review

This episode managed to show that doing the drugs leads to a lack of production. No duh.

On a more serious note, the visions and the drugs did provide some interesting sight into the minds of the characters as we got to see both their greatest fears and worst guilts, particularly with Bellamy. Some of them were just silly, like Monty trying to figure out a physics equation.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Arrow: "Streets of Fire" Review

In many ways this episode went exactly how it needed to as a penultimate episode for an already memorable season. It set up a big finale while also bringing a lot of past elements and creating friction with them. Things from season one and things that have been lightly touched upon earlier on this season finally came to fruition. Some things were revealed to characters that were interesting little tidbits for the audience to chew on. There wasn't too much that we had to guess on but the ending was very left open-ended, with the fate of two pivotal men left unknown. And Amanda Waller was just...Amanda Waller. No shocks there.

Top 10 Favorite Female Characters

In the early days, male characters dominated the entertainment world. Most leads were given to men, most movies were about male heroes. Female super-heroes didn't come around until quite a while after men had already established their place.

But times have changed since those days long past. Now women are getting leading roles, and female characters are being allowed to shine. Heck some movies, like Sucker Punch, are all about women being the heroines. Disney sort of crippled the female character by introducing the idea of the princess, which is "I don't have to do anything but be pretty and the male will eventually come swoop me off my feet" until movies such as Mulan, Tangled, and most recently Frozen mocked this idea and empowered their female characters...often literally giving them powers.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Too Much and Too Little

I really don't want to do a review of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 because there is so much going on that it would make my head spin so instead I figured I would discuss how the movie handled all it had going on in it.


Yeah, not gonna lie this movie could not eat all that it had on its plate. If this were like a three hour movie that would probably be different. The ending of the movie and everything that led up to it felt extremely rushed.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

"Black Lagoon" Review

Yeah, it's the same show, Black Lagoon, but they called season two a separate thing because reasons. I guess that's kinda like what SAO is doing, as season two is going to be called Sword Art Online II. I'm not complaining. It's not like the second season was any worse.

But enough about formalities. What is this "Black Lagoon" I speak of? Well it's an anime series dating back to 2006/2008, whether you watched it dubbed or subbed. It follows the Lagoon Company, a group of mercenaries, or "delivery boys" as one would call them, as they carry out missions for various organizations, such as the Japanase Yakuza, the Chinese Triad, or the Russian Mafia Hotel Moscow.

What else is it? Not. For. Kids.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Arrow "City of Blood" Review

Despite this week kind of acting as filler, in a way, for next week's episode following the catastrophic and rather large events of the end of last week's episode, this week's episode (how many times can I say "episode in a sentence, am I right?) played on the emotions of the characters very well. Despite there being minimal action, we got a lot of pay-off for things that have been sort of realizing themselves to the characters. Pieces we expected to fall into place did indeed do so, and there were some surprises as well.