Showing posts from November, 2017

Series Review - Fate/Apocrypha

Available on NetFlix

Synopsis (from IMDB): In an alternate universe the theft of the Holy Grail 50 years previously ushers in a new conflict between the Mages Association and the rebellious Yggdmillenia family. With the activation of the Greater Grail, 15 servants are summoned for an unprecedented battle royale in a new Holy Grail War.

Fate/Apocrypha is the latest story in the Fate series. If you are new to the series, this show may not be the best one to start with as they don't spend a lot of time explaining the Grail War. That being said this story is not in line with the rest of the series and is set in an alternate universe. For this Holy Grail War, the battle will take place between two separate factions, Red (the Mages Association) and Black (the Yggdemillenia Family). The series has always had great animation and that doesn't change with this latest story. The action scenes are where this anime shines, as every fight is well done. The story itself has a lot of twists an…

Impressions - Marvel's Runaways Episodes 1 - 3

Available on Hulu

Synopsis (from IMDB): Follows a group of six teenagers - Nico Minoru, Karolina Dean, Molly Hernandez, Chase Stein, Gertrude Yorkes, and Alex Wilder - who discover that their parents are members of a super-villain cabal called The Pride. After deciding that they are no longer safe in their own homes, the kids go on the run. In the midst of hiding from their elders, the teens learn about themselves and become a family of their own.

Normally, I do a review at the end of the season but Hulu does things a little differently than Netflix in regards to their original programming. So I decided that I will take a look at the sets of episodes instead of doing a full-on review at the end of the season. I will admit that I have never read the Runaways comic, although I do know some of the characters do to their interactions in the Marvel Universe with the books that I do follow. This show is interesting because one of the characters is an actual mutant in the comics and while the…

Movie Review - Justice League (Spoiler free)

Synopsis (from IMDB): Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and the Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

DC and WB that was pretty cool. Justice League was a lot of fun and for the most part, I enjoyed the film. There was a lot to like in my opinion in this movie. I thought that the cast was great and that between the heroes, the chemistry worked. One of my main concerns with this film was how were they going to introduce the characters that we haven't seen as of yet in their universe and how was it going to all work. Here I think they did a good e…

Nintendo Direct - Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Well, this direct was short, sweet, and to the point. Clocking in at a little over fifteen minutes, this presentation gave people a small look at Xenoblade Chronicles 2 that will be releasing very soon. If you are a fan of the Xenoblade series you will be happy to know that the series staples are still in place. There are still collectibles, heart-to-hearts, and affinity charts in the game. What I liked about the presentation was the explanation into the combat system. This game looks to have an interesting system to learn and it looks to be one that may take a little while to master. Good thing the Xenoblade series has lots of enemies to practice on. Once again you will be fighting wildlife and other creatures during your travels in the world of Alrest. Story-wise I think people who had an issue with Xenoblade Chronicles X will be happy about this one. The game is now available for pre-order and there is a season pass that is available if you choose to purchase that as well. There i…

First Impressions - Super Mario Odyssey

Available on the Nintendo Switch

Thoughts on the Game So Far
I'm going to be completely honest with you here, I am not the biggest Mario fan. When it comes to Nintendo characters my favorite character/series in Link and the Legend of Zelda. That's not to say that the Mario games aren't awesome but just to let you know a little about me. After playing about half of the latest in Mario adventure this game is probably going to go down as a surefire classic and probably the best if not one of the best in the Mario series. Bowser is back to his old tricks except this time not only has he kidnapped Princess Peach he's actually forcing her to marry him. Yeah, I know certain people who shall not be named are going to cry foul over that and they have that right. I think the story is not to be taken seriously in any form but that's just me. Visually, the game is just plain gorgeous. Every environment and area I have been to is unique and just pops with personality. There are …

Movie Review - Thor Ragnorok

Synopsis (from IMDB): Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian Civilization.

Where to begin. Just so you know this is a spoiler-free review. By now you have probably heard that this movie is hilarious. I have to say that it is and I, for one, am glad that they went that route and not take this too seriously. To be honest, Marvel has tried serious Thor and it just didn't work. This movie reminded me of Guardians of the Galaxy, in that it's a fun movie and the chemistry between the characters really work in this movie. I liked all of the actors in this movie even some of the cameos which were awesome if you caught them. I even liked Cate Blanchett as Hela. Personally, I think she is one of the better villains in the MCU so far. Now that I think about it Loki and Hela are my favorite vil…