The DC Cinematic Universe did not get off to a good start. Following the overwhelming success of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, the brand decided to follow Marvel’s business strategy – to develop a series of interconnected superhero movies, building toward an inevitable team-up movie. After all, Batman and Superman are bigger household names than Iron Man and Captain America. In our culture of brand-recognition, … Continue reading See This Movie – Wonder Woman.
The world of Pirates of the Caribbean is that of Colonial sailor myth: ghost ships and cursed doubloons, hidden islands and wailing shanties. The series is a refreshing take on these tropes, with its trademark action set-pieces and stunning visual effects – and the glue that holds it all together (or so Hollywood thinks); Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. …And here, we find … Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge – Review.
In order to properly review Samurai Jack’s fifth and final season, we need to go back. Back to the past. 13 years ago, from a distant land, director Genndy Tartakovsky unleashed quality children’s entertainment! But a foolish network executive with a magic calculator stepped forth to oppose him. Though the final blow was struck, Tartakovsky moved onto other beloved projects, such as The … Continue reading Samurai Jack – Retrospective & Review
This trend of calling a sequel a ‘chapter’ or ‘volume’ instead of ‘[Cashgrab] 2/3/4/800’ seems trite to me, but in the case of Disney’s Marvel’s James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, it works pretty well. It’s colourful. It sticks out. And these few sentences are enough to describe the movie as a whole. The ‘Volume’ part, of course, comes from Peter Quill … Continue reading Hooked on a Sequel – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Around two years ago, I caught my first WWE show on TV. I already knew a few things, mainly from hearing the Super Best Friends enthuse about pro wrestling on their podcast, but everything seemed alien to me. Still, I watched more of it, looked up old matches online, and developed an interest in the staging, the stars, and the history of World Wrestling Entertainment. … Continue reading My Thoughts on Wrestling
Nier: Automata Review/Summary. At the time of writing, I have completed Endings A, B, C, D, and E; plus several of the ‘joke endings.’ This review contains SPOILERS for all of them, and for 2010’s NieR. If you haven’t played both games yet, please close this page before it’s too late. Gameplay. Nier: Automata is the latest instalment in the long-running … Continue reading Nier: Automata – Review/Summary.
I wrote my last piece on Undertale almost 6 month ago, and it is, by far, the most popular, most-read page on this blog. I owe this to people still coming down from ‘that Undertale high’ – you know, the one that lasts for weeks after you finish your first play-through, still wanting more, desperately pining for Toby to release the Dog Patch that will … Continue reading Undertale Retrospective
As with other Berserk-inspired games, which include treasures such as Dark Souls and the Drakengard series, Dragon’s Dogma has carved out its own niche. Originally published in 2012, it captured gamers’ attention with its intense combat system and dungeon-diving mechanics. However, an empty-feeling world, grating travel, and fuzzy graphics limited the experience. In 2013, an expansion was released – Dark Arisen – which capitalised on … Continue reading Aught to Do – Dragon’s Dogma PC Review.
Despite the Internet’s rapid growth, there have always been few options for the needy reader. Fanfiction.net is divisive for those who want original stories, while various short-fiction projects on Twitter leave much to be desired. One could always buy an e-reader, which takes up space in one’s pack and makes space in one’s wallet – but the Kindle is a commuter’s device, and there lies … Continue reading MacGuffin Site Review