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Film Review - John Wick

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The Movie
This movie is a straight up revenge film. I have to give it to Keanu he did a good job in the role. The movie revolves around a retired hit man, John Wick, whose wife has recently passed away. He is devastated and then a puppy shows up on his doorstep. Apparently, before she passed his wife got him that puppy so that he wouldn't have to be alone. Its at this point that John begins to grieve and realizes he's gained a little buddy. I just want to say that at this point when I watched the trailer I will admit that I wasn't buying it, however, the way it is portrayed in the movie I totally bought the fondness for the puppy. The very next day, he runs into some low level gangster's that want his car, he says no, they follow him to his house beat him up, kill the puppy, and steal the car. That makes him jump back in to the life to get revenge and pretty much rain death on anyone who gets in his way. This is where the movie shines to me, as they do a good job of mak…

First Impressions - Bayonetta 2

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Bayonetta 2 - Available on WiiU


The Game
Platinum Games is back doing what they do best and that is action. Bayonetta is the sequel to the 2009 game that was released on the XBox 360 and the Playstation 3. The game itself picks up a few months after the original left off with Bayonetta doing some shopping. Enzo, the information dealer from the first game is back helping her with the shopping and being everybody's favorite Joe Pesci impersonator. I don't want to give anything away but it's here where the story begins and the action does not let up off of the gas pedal.



The Combat/Gameplay
This game, like all of Platinum's games, is about speed and combos. At the end of battle you are graded on how well you did. The quicker you defeat enemies, the less damage you take, and the best combos you use determine your grade. There are a variety of weapons to unlock as well as accessories that will aide you along as you progress through the game. Just like in the first game, the com…

Death of Wolverine

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Thoughts on the Death of Wolverine



Well comic fans, Wolverine is dead. The final Death of Wolverine book came out this past week and with all four issues out of the way I thought I would give my thoughts on the series as a whole. Now I have not been following the whole year long build up as I have some issues with that story itself. I am just going to focus on the four issue limited series.

The Comics
The series as a whole is not that bad. Wolverine is one of Marvel's iconic heroes but as of the last few years it seemed like he was in everyone's book. I mean it had seriously gotten to the point that people would joke that if your favorite comic wasn't selling just add Wolverine to it and in all honesty it felt like it from time to time. For some readers, I believe they started to suffer from Wolverine fatigue and you really can't blame them for that. So the non-spoilery synopsis is that Wolverine has had his healing factor malfunction and because of this he is now more vu…

First Impressions - Super Smash Bros 3DS

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Super Smash Bros - Nintendo 3DS



The Game
Its finally here in North America. Smash bros on the 3DS and I must say it does feel good to be able to smash on the go. The game itself plays like Smash Bros. and like all of Masahiro Sakurai's games this one is packed with content. There are a plethora of modes to go through some of which are familiar and a few new ones. One of the new modes that I am sure a lot of people have heard about is Smash Run. Personally, I enjoy the hell out that mode, however, I should warn you I am a big fan of the Subspace Emissary mode in Smash Bros Brawl. That mode is kind of similar to the one in Brawl except you have 5 minutes to defeat enemies and grab as many power-ups as you can, once the 5 minutes are up you are placed in a random brawl utilizing the power-ups you have been able to obtain. Some people may not like the randomness of it, but me I love that part. Also you can gain different moves for your characters that can be customized to change up how …

Film Review - The Equalizer

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The Equalizer



The Movie
Denzel Washington stars in this movie based on the 80's TV show. When you watch the movie you will notice a lot of similarities to the Taken movie series. The main difference I would have to say is in the way Denzel plays the role. He is to smooth in this role and it is apparent from the get go that you do not mess with this man. The villains in the movie are all villains that can't be redeemed at all. I mean they talk so much trash that you don't feel sorry for them when they get their come uppance. I, for one, am glad that the villains are like this, to many times in movies especially now they want to make the villain likeable. Sometimes I just want the villain to be a villain that needs to die. One thing I do need to warn you about though, if you are a fan of Chloe Moretz you may be upset because she is barely in the this movie and the movie is over 2 hours. She is basically in there to get Denzel's character to be the person that he is and the…