Showing posts from December, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug a.k.a Whatever you do Don't WAKE THE DRAGON

DISCLAIMER: I watched this movie in D Box. If you have the chance to watch this in a theater that has D Box I highly suggest that you do.

The Movie
Man what can I say about this one. Well here's the thing I am a fan of both the books and the movies, saying that I can understand how some "purists" will take issue with this movie. I didn't have those misgivings. Peter Jackson has made some changes to the story that don't hurt the story. Some of the changes I thought were actually pretty good, others were just so-so, not really hurting but not helping either. The movie starts out where the last movie ended, with Thorin and his company being chased by Azog the pale orc. This is why I like Peter Jackson's vision, because they way that this movie is shot is exactly how I pictured it in my mind when I read the book. The movie is also paced very well, by now you know these movies are going to be three hours long. The way Jackson paces the movie, I never found myself bo…

One Piece - Strong World Review

Disclaimer: I have to say that I have seen all of the One Piece Movies as well as the OVA's. I truly hope that Funimation will bring the rest of the movies especially Movie Z. Now that I got that out of the way. Enjoy.

The Movie

This is the 10th One Piece movie and was actually written by Eiichiro Oda (he's the author of the manga for those that don't know). The movie starts out with Luffy running from and fighting large monsters on a mysterious island. Right from the opening the animation is very good and looks a lot like the anime. Its also important to note that this movie is the first movie with Brook in it, he is the character that looks like a skeleton with an afro. As far as the movie is concerned the first part of the movie plays out like a flash back mixed with the crew meeting back up with each other. Its here where a lot of the comedy plays out as the crew is searching from island to island to try and get Nami back. Yes Nami gets kidnapped by the movie's main …

The Wonderful 101 Review

The Wonderful 101 - Nintendo Wii U

DISCLAIMER: Let me apologize. I meant to have this review up a long time ago but I was wanting to add a video of my personal gameplay and it hasn't worked out. So that is why I have been behind on my game reviews. Here's some advice never buy the cheapest game capture device. Do proper research and buy a good one it will save you a lot of headaches, trust me.

The Game
This game is made by Platinum Studios. Now if you know anything about Platinum its that the games they make are unique and usually hard to categorize. Some of their past IPs are Viewtiful Joe, Bayonetta, Vanquish, and MadWorld just to name a few. If I had to categorize this game I would say action/comedy, but to put it more plainly its like Viewtiful Joe mixed with Pikmin. Yeah that's the best way to describe this particular game. The story for this game is interesting. The basic gist is that you are a part of a secret organization that is trying to fight off an alien invasion.…

First Impressions - Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World - Nintendo Wii U

First Impressions
What can I say. Yeah this game is fun but first allow me to apologize. I got the game before I went on vacation and I didn't bring my Wii U. I had planned to have this impression done a lot sooner but that wasn't in the cards. That being said I am kind of glad I waited. The game itself plays a lot like Mario Land on the 3DS except better and in full HD. The game starts out with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad taking a leisurely stroll when they come across a transparent pipe. Why can't some people leave well enough alone? After the brothers fix the pipe a fairy pops out and so does Bowser, who escapes down the pipe. Peach dives in after him and that's how this party is started. If you have not heard by now the game is four player local co-op. There are multiple control options as well. I like using the gamepad personally, but you do have options for the pro controller, remote, remote and chuck, and classic c…