Rising of the Shield Hero is a recent entry in the anime isekai (person pulled into another world) genre, although the light novel was originally released in 2013 in Japan and 2015 here in the States. The plot of the story is that 4 heroes were summoned to a world of sword and sorcery to combat waves of enemies and save the world (dun dun duuuunnnnn). Each of these heroes are granted a legendary weapon that they need to level; The Sword, The Bow, The Spear, and the Shield. By being bestowed one of these items you are forbidden from using anything other then it for combat. And the stage is now set for the adventure to begin.Read More
Hey all! Here is my review of the book “Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell.
This book follows Cath and her twin sister, Wren as they navigate their first year of Collage. In her first year of college we watch as Cath navigates new responsibilities with schoolwork, form new relationships and redefine old ones while she closes the chapter on her life with the end of a book series that has become such a big part of her life. Cath is your normal freshman in college, learning the ropes at a new school and figuring out that not everything works out the way you want. Something that is very different from the world that she has created as a fanfic author of the fictional, “Carry On”.Read More
"Ghost in the Shell" is kind of an anime staple with the original movie having been released over 20 years ago. It is quite the risk to take it on and make it live action. So first I want to give props to DreamWorks and Paramount (apparently there is quite the history on this film actually making it to theaters) for taking the risk. The resulting movie is literally a live action anime. The visuals presented in the movie are absolutely amazing. They bring the city to life in ways that felt super science-fictiony but still grounded in the realm of possibility ... eventually. The characters are also well done. The are the characters that we have know (assuming you have seen any "Ghost in the Shell" movies / show) each still have their unique traits that make them, them.Read More
After over 2 years of waiting, Overwatch has finally arrived. Coming from the remains of the “Titan” project, Overwatch is a new entry in the Team-Oriented Role-Based FPS genre. Man, that is what, TORBFPS? Note to self, find better acronym for this. Anyway, until this came the most prosperous game in the this category was Team Fortress 2. And while Team Fortress 2 is still going to be sitting comfortably on its hat filled throne, we finally at least have a game to give it a run for its money.Read More
The intrepid Lara Croft survived her adventure on Yamatai Island, returning a much different woman than she left. Now that she is back she has decided to solve the last mystery her father was working on, the mystery that claimed Lord Croft’s life. But is Lara up for the adventure that her Dad left uncompleted? Or will she be meeting him sooner than she expects?Read More
Deadpool, the first R-rated Marvel movie since 2004, has finally hit theatres. But is this movie as good as all the hype has made it out to be? Or is it going to have been all marketing magic? Well good news to all of you, the movie is good. They took the recent Deadpool comics and translated them into a movie that we can proudly admit to having been seen. Although, and this is pointed to you parents, I would HIGHLY advise you holding out on taking the kids to this movie. Yes, it is a Marvel movie, but no one will question why Deadpool earned an R-rating and without it this is not the same movie. There will not be a TV friendly version of this movie.
Now lets flashback a number of years to San Diego Comic Con. A trailer of some Deadpool test footage gets leaked. Fast forward to another SDCC and this footage returns later a little cleaned up with the announcement that there will be a Deadpool movie. Fast forward again to this weekend and this same freeway gun fight opens the movie. It even included Deadpool coloring on an overpass listening to some tunes. Immediately during the opening you know this movie will be different. Trust me when I tell you to read the opening credits, it really sets the tone of the movie.
Since this is the first Deadpool movie it requires a long and boring origin story about who Wade Wilson is and how he got that fancy red suit. Well this is done between action scenes with 4th wall breaking flash-backs until we reach the present day. It is a unique method that I am not sure would work with the other Marvel properties since they don't acknowledge they are in a fictional world the way Deadpool does. Now if it annoys you when characters break the 4th wall, you probably are not reading this as you don't like Deadpool anyway, so you will like that portion of the movie. Breaking the 4th wall is used to do more then tell the story. Deadpool also uses this to make a few well timed wise cracks about Fox's X-men movie universe.
Now the big question is, should you see this movie? Well if you only like superhero movies that feature a hero who works for the greater good and is a good person without question; then just stay home and watch Ant-Man or Avengers again. But if you are looking for something different, if you are looking to have a laugh then this movie will scratch that itch.
And on a few different notes. Thanks to X-Men: Days of Future Past this is technically the same Deadpool that almost destroyed this movie's chance. Now instead of a mute teleporting sword implanted monster we have the Deadpool we always wanted. A Deadpool that broke records for opening weekend sales for both R-rated movies and for movies opening in February making $135 million domestically and $125 million internationally. Not bad for an idiot in a red suit.
Pixel Galaxy is a new "space" shooter from indie developer Serenity Forge. At its core the game is a "bullet hell" shooter where you start out as a single pixel. From there more pixels race on to the screen, some of them shooting (lots of) bullets at you. If you can dodge the plethora of bullets and run into the pixel firing at you then that pixel is added to you. The more pixels you get the bigger you are. These new pixels may even fire bullets to take out other pixels and add protection for you, the core pixel. But this also means you are less nimble and will get hit by more bullets.Read More
The final game of Rocksteady's Arkham series has been released. Our last venture out as the Dark Knight has come for Xbox One, PS4, and arguably the PC. This takes place one year after the events of Arkham City. Most of the criminals that were held in the neighborhood spanning prison were set free as they were held illegally. This means that Two Face, Penguin, Harley Quinn, and Riddler were all free people. They even laid low and crime dropped in Gotham. In fact things were looking great for the citizens of Gotham. Then on Halloween night Scarecrow returned. It started with a small demonstration of fear gas at a diner. Which then lead to a full scale evacuation of the whole city. Now it is up to the Batman to prevent Scarecrow and the other villains from destroying Gotham, and perhaps the country.Read More
Destiny, it is a word that carries a lot of weight. It is used mostly when someone believes that a fate is inevitable and usually important. It was Luke's destiny to become a Jedi. It was Billy <something> destiny to wield the power of Shazam. And it was Bungie's destiny to come out with a new sci-fi shooter. But not all destinies are good ones. Is Destiny worthy of the name it represents?Read More
"Guardian's of the Galaxy" (GotG) released this week to a suspecting public. This is undoubtedly one of the riskier movies Marvel Studios has made so far. GotG is relatively unknown unless you are an active comic reader. It is not like Iron Man, Hulk, or Captain America that may be considered household names, or at least common knowledge to the standard public. Peter Quill is likely to invoke quizzical glances instead of familiarity if you bring him up in conversation. Same goes for Gamora, Drax, Groot, and Rocket; none of these characters are well known. So was the risk worth it for Marvel? If you don't have enough time to read this whole review then A) Why not? and B) Yes, the risk was worth it.Read More