The Batman Arkham Universe includes Batman: Assault on Arkham, the direct-to-video release from 2014.
I didn’t know what to expect and but I enjoyed the movie – the characters and the setting were Arkham through and through and it added more life to the universe, seeing Continue reading →
I watched Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (theatrical version) last night and did so with the understanding that it was not reviewed well.
But that’s a good thing – when you go in with low expectations, the movie almost always turns out better then you thought it would.
Unfortunately that’s not the case (for me) with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – I’m interested to see where the DC Extended Universe goes from here, but this movie was a rough ride.
The biggest issue I had with the movie was the realization of Lex Luthor. I could not get on board with how they portrayed the character, and this is coming from someone who’s not steeped in DC lore. It wasn’t a “he-doesn’t-match-with-who-I-thought-he-should-be” thing, it’s a “he’s-more-annoying-than-evil” thing. Continue reading →
A little over a year ago I was able to do something that I’d been looking forward to for a long time – share Star Wars with my children.
If you’re a parent you know you only have a few precious years to teach your kids that what you think is cool is cool, so you’ve got to get on it. If you’re not a parent, consider this a head’s up!
I did not see A New Hope until Continue reading →
“The Defining Chapter”
This was in the official teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.
I can’t remember the last time I took issue with a subtitle (although I’m sure it’s happened), but I’ve decided not to accept this last chapter in the current Middle-Earth film saga as defining the whole of it.
It’s on the poster too
Why? Here’s a quick chronological breakdown of what got me to this place: Continue reading →
I’m always surprised (though I should be used to it by now) that certain themes continue hit me in a powerful way – a sense of destiny, exploration, friendship among the top three.
Add some killer trailer music and you’ve got me. Continue reading →
It’s great to have a new Star Wars movie to look forward to, and the teaser for Episode VII The Force Awakens had some cool moments.
The Millennium Falcon dodging tie fighters across Tatooine, X-wings speeding over water, miniature droids on soccer balls – all something fun to look at.
But let’s cut to the coolest part – stormtroopers! In a sweet-looking updated Continue reading →
He’s hating the Whos
We read How the Grinch Stole Christmas! the other night as a family and it was pretty sweet; I enjoyed the Christmas special on TV growing up but couldn’t recall if I had ever read the book.
Now I have, and it was fun to read the story from its original perspective.
Having watched the aforementioned TV special enough to be able to practically quote it verbatim, the book seemed remarkably short (which is weird since its animated counterpart is only half an hour long) – and the buildup to the heist didn’t seem as epic.
Still a good tale well told and one I was glad to read aloud.
“Europa View”, a scene from WANDERERS (click to see the film)
A short film by Erik Wernquist recently came to my attention (via Polygon) and it’s fantastic – a look into a possible future of space travel and exploration.
The title comes from, in Mr. Wernquist’s own Continue reading →
Finished the “The Appendices Part 9: Into the Wilderland” from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition, and it did a couple of things for me Continue reading →
My wife made a brilliant simile yesterday comparing a cheat tactic on Assassin’s Creed IV to a Kobayashi Maru scenario.
Why yes, she is a dream come true! I’ll tell her you said that.