Friday, January 13, 2012

Let me in
Fantasy/Horror film from Hammer Films

This movie is one of two based off the novel "Let the Right One in" by John Ajvide Lindqvist (have not read it), and stars Chloe Moretz as...well... I don't want to spoil it. Yet.



For those of you not afraid of spoilers:

...Stars Chloe Moretz as a 12 year old vampire. Sort of. She's actually something like 80 or 90. But she continues to retain the mind of a 12 year old. The other main character, played by Kodi Smit-Mcphee, is an British child in an American town, and is bullied on by another guy and his buddies, and later the other guy's brother. I don't want to put to many spoilers in this, even for a spoiler section, so I will leave it at that.


Storyline: Very High: Very good story, unexpected twists and turns.
Special Effects: High: Convinced me.
Parental Warnings: Very High: Very bloody, very scary, very very scary, heads and limbs being torn off, people being eaten, and thats not all.
Overall: Very High: Great movie. Just not for kids.
Ratings Change

I'm trading the star system for a

Very Low-Low-Medium-High-Very High


just because its easier, slightly easier to understand, and it makes the post look longer.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

X-Men: First Class

Action/Sci-Fi Movie From 20th Century Fox

If you've seen the other X-Men movies, like I have, then you will be a little disappointed in this film. Unlike the other X-Men films, this one does not follow the previously regulated canon. For those of you who read this (none) who don't know what canon is;; not the camera compony. Any way, as I've said before, I try not to cause spoilers, but I may put a few in. It has the following mutants in it:

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Professor X
Sebastian Shaw
Emma Frost
Angel (bug one not Angel one)
Wolverine (BRIEFLY) (ONE LINE)


I just thought I'd put that up there. I don't think anyone cares, but I didn't want those that did to go scrolling through Wikipedia. 

As I said before, this film has a certain disrespect of canon, and I thought I should list them here, there are two:
One: In X3, Magneto and Xavier show up at Jean Gray's house. They are both old, and in the movie they part when they are young. 

Two: In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Emma Frost has a small appearance as the sister of Wolverine's girlfriend. Now that would be fine, except Emma in Origins is much younger then she should be, and Xavier is both old and standing. Note that at the end of this movie, Xavier is shot in the but and loses all feeling in his legs. SPOILER!!!!<<

--------Spoilers End Here--------

The movie is supposed to be about the origins of the X-Men, but it doesn't quite pull it off. Either way, I recommend it.

Storyline: ****0-Minus one star because of breaking canon
Special Effects:****0-almost perfect, has semi-crappy pink light effects
Parental Warnings:****0-Swearing (quote-"Go f*** yourself"), women in bras, a General sort of having s** with someone (sorta), Mystique showing up in Magneto's bed. 
Overall: ***** EPIC MOVIE

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Super 8" review

Science Fiction Movie from Paramount Pictures.

Well, I just watched it last night with my family. I don't personally think that was a good idea, but it was a good movie. Super 8 is a movie about a kid and his friends who are making a zombie movie for a Super 8 film contest. Not sure what it is, I'm pretty sure its a type of camera. Anyway, movie starts out-say I should probably mention here-THIS PARTICULAR REVIW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS-with a guy taking down the sign for DAYS WITHOUT ACCIDENTS 798 replaced with 1. Depressing beginning. Kid is shown on a swingset, goes inside its a funeral. Well he dosen't but the camera does...Anyway as the movie progresses the following things happen:

Train Crash
Mysterious Cubes
Evil Monkey Spider Giant

It is staged in the '70's and seems like it was made then also, but not special effects wise. I bet noone will ever read this. Hm. Well my writing is kinda crappy atm.

Storyline: ***** exellant storyline
Special Effects: ****0- they use cgi and shadows. its good, but i can see the flaws...
Parental Warnings: ****0- LOTS of swearing, and drug use. its the seventies
Overall: ***** awesome movie

Saturday, November 26, 2011

"Last Stand: Union City" Review

2D Flashplayer Game From Armor Games and Con Artist Games.

Okay, I'm just gonna write this one as I play. I've played this game many times before, I'm just using it as my first review thats all. Oh wait, I don't own anything I review. Unless I finish that novel I'm working on. Other than that, I own nothing except an account or a copy of the book. I hope I got that right. On to the review.

Started game. There are two modes, "Run and Gun" mode, which has a small note "Easy/Normal Mode"; and "Survivor", which has a "Hard Mode" note. I selected Hard. You first have to allow access to your computer, which I have done. You can custimize his looks, and his stats. If you select "Custom Class", you can custimize your character in whichever way you want, but there are multiple classes to choose from already, Soldier, Worker, etc. In custom the layout is as follows.

Strength       -5+
Precision      -5+
Intellect        -5+
Endurance   -5+
Luck            -5+

you can raise or lower the level here, and you are given 10 extra points to use. I am gonna try and even it all out, with each skill at 7.
Next Screen is "Skills", less important ones. Sorta. You have Four Fields; Strength, Endurance, Precision, and Intellect, and each of those has several sub-sections. Str has 2, blunts and blades, representing the two type of melee weapons. Endurance has 2 as well, Fitness and Survival, for your athletic abilities and your abilities to conserve your strength, respectively.  Precision has 4, all ment for guns, Pistols, Long Guns (shotguns), Automatics (machineguns and submachineguns), and Special Weapons (RPGs, grenades, grenade launchers, etc). Intellect also has 4 subsections, Smarts (lowers the amount of money you pay for items, as well as how much xp you get), Security (how well you pick locks), First Aid (Increases the benefit you get from healing objects), and Searching (how much you find when you search). You add ten points to each 13-marked section, and have 4 points to spend. It makes perfect scence. I have it set for Blunt, Survival, Pistols, and Searching.

OOh nice cinematics. an iphone. HOLY CRAP! I JUST HIT SOMEONE! Its a zombie if you walk back to look at it. Ok walking with wasd controls. shift is run. s is crouch, w is jump. look around with mouse. click to shoot. or in this case punch when you start. I will ad stuff to this post every few minutes until I finish the game. R is reload your gun. Tab is open inventory, and there are buttons on the bottom of the game. E is look, enter, or open, or walk up stairs, or enter the map. F is flashlight. Spacebar is shove. A picture of a house and an arrow is a safehouse apparently.


There are quests, xp, and lots of weapons as the game progresses. There are trophies, and xp rewards with them. I don't want to spoil the storyline though.


Okay... at level 8 my computer came across a bug in the game (slow script) so I started over.

Here's my final review.

Storyline: ****0: good storyline, excellant plot.
Playability: ****0: Save game, easy to play, few bugs.
Parental Warnings: ***00: Blood and Gore, though its all 2d and cartoonish. A little disturbing.
Overall: ****0: Pretty Good.


What this will be about

Ok, so I'm not sure if I'm doing this correctly, but I thought why not make it. I've been thinking about making it all month, so I thought I'd do it. Make it. Whatever. Sentence fragmant. Big deal. Anyway, every week I will post a few reviews on Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, movies, games, stuff like that. Of course, I only have a limited amount of books and movies to watch and read, and I don't have a high-quality game system, and I have a Macintosh, so this will be a rather...focused? Is that the right word? Limited? Ahem. Well, I mean that I won't be reviewing anything like Halo 4 or Modern Warfare 3, which both count as Science Fiction. Modern Warfare 3 counts cuz it falls in the...ok maybe not. And I might review it cuz a friend of mine is getting it for Christmas. As you might have guessed by the previous paragraph, I am a 15 year old guy from Vermont. But I will attempt to do my best. It seems there isn't a spell check here. I like that. Hm. I guess I'll start a review then. I hope this actually posts. Cuz I just started this. I will review things like...Last Stand Union City. Flash Player game. Its an RPG sorta thing. GOOOOOD game.