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TV Series Review - Marvel's The Punisher

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Season 1 Available on NetFlix



Synopsis (from IMDB): After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle became a vigilante known as the Punisher with only one goal in mind, to avenge them.

Sorry for the wait on this one people but here is what I thought about the Punisher. If you have seen Daredevil season 2 then you were introduced to Jon Bernthal's take on Frank Castle. A man whose family had been killed in a drug deal gone bad. The opening to this series begins with Frank cleaning up loose ends from the gangs he hunted in Hell's Kitchen. With the ones responsible now very much dead, Frank tries to live a quiet life but it's not long before he uncovers a conspiracy and is pulled back into being the Punisher. Like the other shows in the Marvel Netflix wheelhouse, this show is very grounded and deals with real-world issues. Issues like reintegrating soldiers back into society, PTSD, depression, dependency, and many others. I liked that aspect of the show as it made …

FIlm Review - BRIGHT

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Available on NetFlix


Synopsis (from IMDB): Set in a world where mystical creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for.

Not gonna lie, this movie has gotten a lot of hate from critics and to be honest I don't know why. Personally, I found the movie to be interesting especially the premise, as it mashes together the fantasy beings with real-world issues. There is a lot to like here in my opinion, especially if you are a fan of David Ayer's movies. Visually, the film looks a lot like End of Watch, with a large portion of the film taking place at night. Even though it's at night I could still see everything clearly and that is important to me as a viewer. As far as the actors are concerned, I feel that they did a good job. Joel Edgerton and Will Smith are great in the film and I thought Joel Edgerton's Jakoby was awesome. Will is basically being Will in this movie and some of the Will Sm…

Film Review - Star Wars The Last Jedi (Non Spoiler of course)

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Synopsis (from IMDB): Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

First of all just wow. I enjoyed this movie for a number of reasons and I am not going to lie I will have to go back for a second viewing because I feel like I may have missed some things story-wise. From the outset, the movie looks great. I love the shots and all of the alien life on the different planets. The cinematography was great as well, the overall look of the movie amazed me. I can't really put my finger on it but it was just something about the visual's in this movie that worked for me. As for the story, this one of the more character-driven stories in the Star Wars movies that I can remember. The cast really made the story work in my opinion as each of the character's struggles and questions led to some of my very own questions. The story picks …

Gift Ideas Gaming Edition

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It's that time of year again and for those of you wanting some gift ideas for your favorite gamer, here are a few of the games that I have played and think will make great gifts. As always if you can't think of anything to get gift cards are always welcome or eShop, PlayStation Store, or Xbox Store cards. Now without further ado.

Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
Available on the Wii U and Nintendo Switch

This game while being a great addition for fans of the series it is also a great jumping on point as well. Hyrule has never looked like this before and there is a lot to do in the game that keeps gamers busy for hours. Personally, I have put over 250 hours into this game and I still love adventuring through Hyrule. There are plenty of secrets to find and side quests as well. There is a reason why this game won Game of The Year across multiple gaming sites.




ARMS
Available on Nintendo Switch

If you're looking for something a little different in the fighting genre, you don'…

Impressions - 20 Hours In Xenoblade Chronicles II

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Available on Nintendo Switch


Thoughts So Far
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the latest in the Xenoblade series and feels more like the Xenoblade game that came out on the Wii. The game follows a young salvager named Rex who lives in the world of Alrest. The world itself is an interesting one in that all of the inhabitants lives on and in large beings called Titans. Each Titan is different and showcases different terrain and people. Everything you love about the Xenoblade series is here. Visually, the game looks great although I will say that certain areas in Xenoblade Chronicles X look better, for the most part, this game looks great as well. I am really digging the character design as it takes a more anime style approach and yes there are a few characters that people will probably be upset about as their costumes are a bit on the fanservice side of things. Just so you know the artist that designed a majority of the characters is a woman, and honestly, I think she did a fantastic job. I als…

First Impressions - Sonic Forces

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Available on Nintendo Switch, XBONE, PS4



Thoughts Overall
Contrary to popular belief, I don't think this game is as bad as people think. Normally, with the Sonic franchise the fans are stuck in two camps, the original 2D Sonic games and the 3D Sonic games. To be honest the 3D games have had more ups and downs than some people would care to admit. This game, however, is a mix of the 2D and 3D gameplay that has been showing up since Sonic Colors on the Wii, as a matter of fact, the team behind this game is comprised of members of both Colors and Generations. The story behind this game is that Eggman has finally found a way to take over the world. The game opens with Sonic being defeated and when the game opens back up its some time later. This is where I think some people have a major issue with the game, at this point the player creates there own avatar to play with in the game. Now you won't play the whole game as your character but there are missions in the game in which you w…